Academic Team

Our academic staff are international experts in their field. Many have had successful careers in industry, are research active and have a wealth of international experience. All are committed to giving students the best possible learning experience.



Bruce Howell
Assoc. Prof. Bruce Howell | Head of Foundation, Study and Language Institute (FSLI); Associate Professor, with special interest in Language Assessment.

Bruce Howell graduated in Chemical Engineering in 1990 and after some travel experience soon changed career to English teaching, although in recent years has been able to use his scientific background in developing and teaching ‘English for Science’ modules..  Read More...

Esther Chang
Esther Chang | Foundation Programmes Lead; Foundation Lecturer in Economics

Esther Chang has eight years of lecturing experience in finance and economics-related modules at both pre-university and undergraduate levels. Read More...

Lina Ying Ying Tang
Lina Ying Ying Tang | Foundation Senior Academic Tutor; Foundation Lecturer in Biology

Lina Ying Ying Tang has been teaching Pre-University programmes such as Cambridge A-Levels, and Foundation Year Programmes for more than five years. She is passionate about working with young people from diverse backgrounds and likes to experiment with a variety of teaching methods. Read More...

Mohd Ridhwan Abdullah
Mohd Ridhwan Abdullah | Pre-sessional English (PSE) Programme Lead / Foundation Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Mohd Ridhwan Abdullah began his career teaching academic English, research writing, human communication and English immersion programmes to local and international students before joining UoRM as a Foundation Lecturer. He has trained students in numerous IELTS, TOEFL and MUET preparatory courses and has been involved in several courses and training programmes on student-centred learning and e-learning. Read More...

Fock Jan Heng
Fock Jan Heng | Foundation Lecturer in Mathematics (Science)

Fock Jan Heng graduated from the University of Malaya in 1977. He started his teaching career in a government secondary school and was promoted to Deputy District Education Officer in 1988, managing and administrating all of the secondary and primary schools in Kulai, Johor. Read More...

Lim Tian Hwee
Lim Tian Hwee | Foundation Lecturer in Mathematics (Business)

Lim Tian Hwee has been teaching Pre-U programmes (i.e. A Levels, AUSMAT, MUFY, STPM etc.) for more than five years and is a longstanding member of the Malaysian Mathematical Sciences Society. Read More...

Dr Kuan Yong Ching
Dr Kuan Yong Ching | Foundation Lecturer in Chemistry

Dr Kuan Yong Ching holds a BSc in Industrial Chemistry and an MSc in Chemistry from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She obtained a PhD in Engineering Sciences from the University of Southampton, UK, in 2014 and is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Read More...

Mohammad Izzat Morshidi
Mohammad Izzat Morshidi | Foundation Lecturer in Psychology

Mohammad Izzat Morshidi is fascinated by the behaviours of people and the reasons behind every act and event, especially in Malaysia. As well as his teaching modules, he has a keen interest in politics, philosophy, digital arts and story writing. Read More...

Nurul Akmar Binti Asmi
Nurul Akmar Binti Asmi | Foundation Lecturer in Business and Management

Nurul has been teaching since 2009. Prior to joining UoRM, she had posts at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology, teaching a variety of Business Management subjects, including principles of management, marketing management, organisational behaviour, business information systems and human resource management. Read More...

Mohamed Hasif Jazila Sakri
Mohamed Hasif Jazila Sakri| Foundation Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

Hasif started teaching Academic English in 2014 and has garnered experience in teaching at both public and private local universities. Read More...

Noorul Amilin Nordin
Noorul Amilin Nordin | Foundation Lecturer in EAP

Amilin is a literature graduate who has a strong passion in teaching. Over the past two years, she has developed a tenacious interest in teaching, and has since been pursuing her passion as a lecturer. Read More...

Hajar Binti Abdul Karim
Hajar Binti Abdul Karim | Foundation Tutor

Hajar is a mathematics lecturer with more than five years of teaching experience in the higher education industry, teaching mathematics and statistics related subjects and modules. Hajar began her teaching career as a lecturer in a public university, and has since been teaching applied maths to undergraduate students majoring in agriculture, banking, accountancy and science. Hajar taught Pre-University programmes (Edexcel A-Level, ADFP/ACTP, AUSMAT or SACE) at a private institution before joining the University of Reading Malaysia. Read More...

Nur Amira Zureena Zulkurnain
Nur Amira Zureena Zulkurnain| General Studies Programme Lead

Zureena obtained her Bachelor in Marketing and Master in Business Administration from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in 2013 and 2015 respectively  Read More...

jamie siow hui sian
Jamie Siow Hui Sian| Foundation Lecturer in Economics

Siow Hui Sian is a PHD candidate with Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Putra Malaysia. She has been teaching in economics related modules for more than... Read More...


Professor Teck Yong Eng
Professor Teck Yong Eng | Professor of Business Enterprise & Analytics, Head of Henley Business School Malaysia

Prior to joining HBS Malaysia, Prof. Eng was head of the department of digital and data-driven marketing at the University of Southampton, Southampton Business School UK. He had worked in the UK for almost 27 years, and had been chair of marketing and head of department for almost 10 years at three different business schools in the UK. Read More...

Mohd Talhar Abdul Rahman
Mohd Talhar Abdul Rahman | Visiting Fellow, Chairman of CBRE | WTW

Talhar’s professional career started while he was a Trainee Estates Officer with the Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield Development Corporation in England. Talhar began his public sector career when he joined the Johor State Civil Service in the Local Government and Housing Development. In 1967, he joined the Valuation Department of the Ministry of Finance as Regional Valuation Officer based in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Read More...

Ting Kien Hwa
Prof Ting Kien Hwa | Visiting Professor In Real Estate Investment

Prof. Ting is currently the Vice President of the Malaysian Institute of Professional Property Managers (MMIPPM), Academic Member of Asia Public Real Estate Association (APREA), RICS Malaysia Board member (2012-2018), a Council member of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (2011-2016) and a member of the NAPREC Expert Panel (INSPEN). Read More...

Dr Evelita Estela Celis
Dr Evelita Estela Celis | Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance

Evelita is the Programme Lead for BSc Accounting and Finance at Henley Business School Malaysia. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). Read More...

Dr Janice Lee Yim Mei
Dr Janice Lee Yim Mei | Associate Professor in Real Estate Management

Janice is the Programme Lead for BSc Real Estate. She has almost 15 years’ teaching experience in tertiary real estate education and managing real estate programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is an alumna of University of Reading and University of Western Australia. Read More...

Dr Ji Hei Lee
Dr Ji Hei Lee | Lecturer in Real Estate Planning

Before joining UoRM in 2015, Dr Lee taught planning courses at Texas A&M University, including Building Better Cities, The Evolving City and Structure and Function of Urban Settlements. Read More...

Kee Liang Chin
Kee Liang Chin | Lecturer in Real Estate

Kee Liang Chin completed both his undergraduate and postgraduate studies at University of Reading, post graduate diplomas in Marketing and Project Management from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) UK respectively. Read More...

Dr Mohd-Pisal Zainal
Dr Mohd-Pisal Zainal | Associate Professor in Finance

Dr Mohd‐Pisal Zainal is an Associate Professor of Finance at Henley Business School – Malaysia, University of Reading Malaysia. Prior to joining Henley Business School – Malaysia, he was the Director of the Centre for Research and Publication at INCEIF. Read More...

Dr Patrick Lecomte
Dr Patrick Lecomte | Associate Professor in Real Estate Finance

Patrick specialises in real estate finance. Prior to joining Henley Business School at the University of Reading Malaysia, Patrick worked for ESSEC Business School in Singapore for 8 years, first as executive director executive in charge of the school’s top ranked Masters in Finance, and then as deputy director for Research Centres of Excellence. Read More...

Sr Tang Shin Wee (Alan)
Sr Tang Shin Wee (Alan) | Lecturer in Real Estate

Sr Tang is a Registered Valuer, a Registered Estate Agent, and a Registered Property Manager and member of the Board of Valuers, Appraisers, Estate Agents and Property Managers Malaysia. Read More...

Dr Tih Siohong | Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship

Dr Tih is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Henley Business School, University of Reading Malaysia. She has more than 15 years of teaching experience in tertiary business education. She received her BBA from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia); Post-graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship from Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom; MBA from Keele University, UK and PhD in marketing from University of Strathclyde, Scotland. Read More...

Dr Yoke Yue Kan
Dr Yoke Yue Kan | Lecturer in Finance

Dr Kan has vast industrial experience gained prior to joining academia. She has extensive knowledge of the banking and finance sectors and has worked in leading financial institutions in Malaysia such as Phileo Allied Bank Berhad, Comet Asset Management Sdn Bhd and TA Securities Holdings Berhad. Her experience includes banking operation, loan evaluation, equity investment analysis and portfolio management. In 2002, she became a Chartered Financial Analyst of the CFA Institute, USA. Read More...

Dr Zahra Pourabedin
Dr Zahra Pourabedin | Lecturer in Marketing

Dr Zahra Pourabedin studied marketing at UTM University. Prior to joining Henley Business School, University of Reading Malaysia, she held positions at universities in Iran and Malaysia. She has taught courses on various management and marketing subjects for undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has also supervised numerous postgraduate and undergraduate dissertations. Read More...

 Daphne Chan | Lecturer in Accounting

Daphne Chan graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Queensland, Australia. She attained her professional membership (CPA Australia) in 2014 and is a Certified Practising Accountant. Read More...

Dr Mandy Mok
Dr Mandy Mok  | Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

Dr Mandy is a lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Henley Business School – Malaysia, University of Reading Malaysia. Prior to joining Henley Business School, she taught at Nilai University. Her teaching assignments have included Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, Innovation and Management, International Business and Human Resource Management and Development. She was a Scholar of Kobe Gakuin University, Japan and collaborated in a prestigious research project with the Faculty of Business and Administration,besides conducting lectures there.  She was voted as the best presenter in the Economics and International Business Conference,USA in 2007. Read More...

Dr Chelsea Wu  | Lecturer in Accounting 

Dr Chelsea Wu is a Lecturer of Accounting at Henley Business School – Malaysia, University of Reading Malaysia. Read More...


Dr Bruno Lot Tanko | Lecturer in Built Environment

Bruno Lot Tanko got his Ph.D. (Quantity Surveying) in 2018 from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He holds bachelor degree in quantity surveying (First Class Honours) from the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria, and Master Degree in construction Management (Distinction) from University of Jos, Nigeria. He has been involved in teaching and training in the field of quantity surveying and construction management since 2009, and also working in other private agencies. He has served as lecturer in the Department of Building, University of Jos, Nigeria (2009-2015) and Department of Quantity Surveying, University of Jos, Nigeria (2015-2019). Read More...

Nur Amirah Abd Wahab
Nur Amirah Abd Wahab | BIM Tutor

Nur Amirah Abd Wahab graduated with a Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Hons) from University of Technology MARA in 2012. She has been working in the construction industry since 2012, playing an important role as a quantity surveyor in pre and post contract stages at consultancy and contractor firms before entering the teaching profession. Read More...

en Ying (Celine) Lee
Cen Ying (Celine) Lee | Lecturer in Built Environment

Cen Ying (Celine) Lee is a lecturer in the School of Built Environment at the University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM). She has more than ten years of teaching experience in the construction and education industry. She worked as a sessional academic at Curtin University, Perth before joining UoRM. She was a Curtin International Postgraduate Research Scholarship recipient and she is completing her PhD study at Curtin University. Read More...

Dr Maizon Hashim | Lecturer in Built Environment

Maizon Hashim graduated with a Professional Diploma in Building Economics from Polytechnic of Central London, United Kingdom in 1975. She has been working in the construction industry since 1971, playing an important role as a quantity surveyor in pre and post contract stages at Quantity Surveying consultancy firms. She joined Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) as a lecturer in 1975 until 2018. Currently she is also a guest lecturer teaching the MSc in Construction Contract Management program in UTM.Read More...


Dr Rachel Pye
Dr Rachel Pye |  Head of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences and Academic Director of Teaching & Learning

Dr Rachel Pye was awarded a PhD in Psychology by the University of Reading in 2008, for her thesis on predicting improvement in reading in dyslexic children. She worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Reading with Dr Carien van Reekum and Prof Patricia Riddell, before taking a lectureship at the University of Winchester. She returned to the University of Reading in 2014, and took on the role of Director of Teaching and Learning for undergraduate psychology programmes. Read More...

Chung Kai Li
Dr Chung Kai Li | Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Chung Kai Li joined University of Reading in 2017 after completing her PhD in Psychology from Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Kai Li’s main research interests lie in psychopathology and individual differences, where her PhD thesis focused on aversive personality traits, particularly three traits collectively known as the Dark Triad – psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism.. Read More...

Eleanor Luckcock
Eleanor Luckcock | PhD student, Psychology Graduate Research Technician

Eleanor has a BSc in Neuroscience and an MSc in Neuropsychology, where she was involved in research to determine the feasibility of using eye tracking as a post-stroke assessment tool. Her research interests are now in the psychology of language development, in particular the influence of multilingual language experience on word learning. She is especially interested in applying behavioural and electrophysiological methodologies to understand word learning in multilingual children and adults. Read More...

Dr Marat Zagidullin
Dr Marat Zagidullin | Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Marat Zagidullin comes from an interdisciplinary background with his Master’s degree in English from Bergen University, Norway (1999), and his Doctoral degree from the interdisciplinary PhD programme in social psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA (2009). Read More...

Dr Tan Kok Wei
Dr Tan Kok Wei | Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Tan Kok Wei obtained his PhD in Psychology from the University of Nottingham in 2016, where he studied the effects of skin condition, specifically its colour and texture, on health perception in Asian faces. Read More...

Dr Treshi-Marie Perera
Dr Treshi-Marie Perera | Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Treshi-Marie Perera obtained her PhD at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) in 2016. Her research area mainly examines the multisensory processes (vision, touch and proprioception) underlying perception of the body (particularly in terms of its appearance and position) in healthy individuals as well as the perceptual and cognitive processes underlying the formation of misperceptions of the body in individuals with Medically Unexplained Symptoms and other clinical conditions such as Somatosensory amplification. Read More...


Anne Chrishanthani Vergis
Assoc. Prof. Anne Vergis | Head of Law – Associate Professor of Law

Anne Vergis, an Associate Professor of Law joined University of Reading Malaysia (UORM) as the Head of Law in October 2014. She is very enthusiastic about education, educational leadership and management of higher education. Her passion for education brought her into the academia in 1998 where she commenced her academic career as a lecturer and progressed on to hold various administrative and management portfolios. Read More...

Sati-Salmah Sukarmijan
Sati-Salmah Sukarmijan| Lecturer in Law

Sati Salmah is currently a lecturer of law in University of Reading Malaysia. She obtained her Master in International Commercial Law degree from Newcastle University back in 2008. She started her career as a Legal and Corporate Executive in one of the oil and gas company based in Sarawak. She joined Universiti Teknologi MARA in 2006 and has been serving the academia for almost 10 years. She is passionate about IP laws and has been publishing papers and conducting IP trainings for various institutions. Read More...


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