Head of School Office


Professor Kuah Khun Eng, Head of School

Research areas: Chinese Diaspora-Mainland Connections; Religion and Politics (focusing on Buddhism), religion, politics and philanthropy, gender and social movements.

Deputy Head of School (Research) 

Associate Professor Andrew Ng Hock Soon, Associate Professor of Literature 

Research areas: Gothic and horror literature and film; postmodern narratives; Asian literatures and critical theory.

Deputy Head of School (Education) 

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Associate Professor Sharon A Bong, Associate Professor of Gender Studies

Research areas: Feminist standpoint epistemologies; rights & sexualities in religions; qualitative researching & analyses using ATLAS.ti 


Professor Helen E S Nesadurai, Professor of International Political Economy 

Research areas: Globalization and its governance; regional and transnational governance; ASEAN; Asia-Pacific regionalism. 

Associate Professors 

Associate Professor Marco Buente, Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations 

Research areas: Regime change and persistence (democratization and authoritarianism); governance issues (constitutional design, decentralization); civil-military relations; civil-society; democracy promotion; sanctions; transnational movements; non-traditional security issues. 

 Senior Lecturers 



Dr Chan Chang Tik, Senior Lecturer and Programme Coordinator in GCHE

Research Areas: Student centred teaching and learning (blended learning); instructional design; student centred assessment and curriculum design. 

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Dr Joel David Moore, Senior Lecturer In Global Studies 

Research areas: Political Economy; Southeast Asian Politics.

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Dr Jonathan Driskell, Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies

Research areas: Film history, authorship, star studies, the representation of gender and sexuality in film; French cinema and Southeast Asian cinema (especially Malaysian).

Dr Yeoh Seng Guan, Senior Lecturer In Media And Cultural Studies

Research areas: Anthropologies of the city, media, religion, and gender; cosmopolitanisms; civil society & subaltern agencies;visual ethnography; regional focus on Southeast Asia.


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Mr Adrian Yao Yong Tat, Lecturer & Coordinator for Malaysian National Subjects & General Studies

Research areas: Learning and teaching in technologies, multimedia, blended and instructional technology and design.


Dr Aiedah Binti Abdul Khalek, Lecturer for Malaysian National Subjects & General Studies

Research areas: Halal Consumption and governance; project based learning, blended learning and e-learning; action research.

Mr Callum Gilmour, Assistant Lecturer in Media Studies and Communications

Research areas: Screen media; sociology of sport; identity in sport


Dr Ghislaine L. Lewis , Lecturer in Journalism

Research areas: New media and democracy; media and culture; diaspora studies; disabilities, gender and sexuality.

Dr Joseph N. Goh , Lecturer in Gender Studies 

Research areas: Diverse issues of gender and sexuality; queer and LGBTI studies; human rights and sexual health issues; various theological and religious studies, and qualitative research.

Dr Julian Hopkins, Lecturer in Communication

Research areas: Technology and social change; anthropology of new media; development studies.

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Dr Melissa Wong Yuet Fun, Assistant Lecturer & Coordinator for Diploma of Higher Education Studies

Research areas: Higher education values, policies and practices; ways of knowing; learners and learning; the internationalisation of higher education; formation of learning habits.

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Ms Rajani A/P Chandra Mohan, Lecturer for Monash English Bridging

Research areas: Improving reading and writing skills among ESL students; influence of peer conferencing and peer feedback on writing and use of online forums; online discussions in the teaching and learning of English. 

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Mr Timothy Wong Wai Toh, Lecturer & Coordinator for Monash English Bridging  

Research areas: Teaching Methodology, assessment and research skills development.

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Dr Tan Meng Yoe, Lecturer in Communication

Research areas: Online religion; digital cultures; Malaysian Christianity.

  Adjunct Appointments 

Dr Adam Clulow, Adjunct Senior Research Fellow
Duration: June 1, 2015 to May 30, 2020

Professor James Chin Ung Ho, Adjunct Professor
Duration : Oct 1, 2014 to Oct 1, 2018

Professor Joern Dosch, Adjunct Professor
Duration : Oct 1, 2013 to May 31, 2018