Associate Professor
Dr. Hoon Chang Yau



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Dr CY Hoon is Director of Centre for Advanced Research (CARe) at the University of Brunei Darussalam. He is Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia (UWA), where he obtained his PhD (with Distinction) in 2007. He is also Chair of Academic Advisory Board (2018 - 2021) of the Brunei Research Centre, College of ASEAN Studies, Guangxi University for Nationalities in China, and Fellow at the King Abdullah International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue in Austria. Prior to this, he was Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Sing Lun Fellow at Singapore Management University (SMU), where he was awarded the SMU Teaching Excellence Award in 2012 and SMU Research Excellence Award in 2014.

CY is an active researcher specializing on the Chinese diaspora, identity politics, multiculturalism, and religious and cultural diversity in contemporary Southeast Asia.  His book, Chinese Identity in Post-Suharto Indonesia: Culture, Media and Politics (2008, Sussex Academic Press), was translated in Chinese and Indonesian. He is the co-editor of Contested Chineseness: Ethnicity, Identity and Nation in China and Southeast Asia (Springer, 2021), Catalysts of Change: Ethnic Chinese Business in Asia (World Scientific, 2014) and Chinese Indonesians Reassessed: History, Religion and Belonging (Routledge, 2013). His publications have also appeared in peer-reviewed journals including International Sociology, Asian Survey, Asian Studies Review, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Southeast Asia Research, Social Compass, Asian Ethnicity and Asian Journal of Social Sciences.

Besides teaching and research, CY also regularly presents research papers in international conferences, facilitates workshops and intercultural dialogue sessions, and engages in various consultancy activities with corporate and government agencies. He has held visiting positions at Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Copehagen (2008), Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta (2003 & 2010), Fudan University, Shanghai (2017), Guangxi University for Nationalities, Nanning (2018-2021), National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (2020) and King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID), Vienna (2020-2021).


Senior Assistant Professor
Evi Nurvidya Arifin


Evi Nurvidya Arifin is Senior Assistant Professor at the Centre for Advanced Research (CARe), Universiti Brunei Darussalam. She is a social statistician-demographer with multi-disciplinary interest. She obtained her Master degree in Population and Labour from Universitas Indonesia. After receiving her Ph.D in Social Statistics from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom, in 2001, she spent her time in Singapore until 2014. She did her postdoctoral fellow at both “Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis”, and “Asia Research Institute”, National University of Singapore. She was a visiting research fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (now called ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute) where she carried out research on ageing population, internal and international migration, poverty, retirement, disability, ethnicity, religion, electoral behaviour, fertility and reproductive health. While in Singapore, her regional research interest was broadened from Indonesia to Southeast Asia.

Prior to joining CARe, UBD, she spent her time in her home country, Indonesia, from 2015 to 2019 to teach at the Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia and conduct researches at the Centre for Ageing Studies (CASUI) at the same university. She is currently also an Adjunct Researcher at the Demographic Institute, Universitas Indonesia, where she began her career in 1989. She was also a research coordinator at Centre for Family and Ageing Studies (CeFAS), and taught at the Post-graduate program of Public Health at the University of Respati Indonesia, where she was awarded the best lecturer in 2018. For shorter periods, she was a visiting research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Population Ageing (United Kingdom), NATSEM of University of Canberra (Australia), and Mahidol University (Thailand).

She is currently a member of international advisory board of Journal of Asia Population Studies (Taylor and Francis) for the period of 2019-2021.

She is the principal investigator for the Asia Population Association (APA) scientific group on Happy and Healthy in Old Ages, hosted by Centre for Advanced Research (CARe), UBD, for the period of 2019-2021.


Assistant Professor
Ly Slesman @ Sulaiman Bin Mohammad Ali



Dr Slesman @ Sulaiman is a Researcher for Centre for Advanced Research (CARe) at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam. Prior to joining CARe, he was a Senior Lecturer at the School of Business and Economics, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), where he had taught econometrics and economics courses. He obtained his PhD in Economics (with Distinction) from UPM in 2014.

His research interests cover linear and nonlinear issues concerning political economy of economic development processes, foreign capital flows, financial development, socio-economic development, entrepreneurship, resource rents, conflicts and applied econometrics. His research works appear in reputable international referred journals (indexed by Thomson ISI) including Economic Modelling, Economic Systems, International Journal of Finance and Economics, Journal of International Development, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, among others. He regularly presents his research papers at local and international conferences, conduct quantitative research workshops, and was an invited guest speaker for a community development programme sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia.

Assistant Registrar

Hj Muhd Yaakub Hj Abd Hamid


Yaakub is an Assistant Registrar of the Centre for Advanced Research (CARe). He graduated with Master of Human Sciences in History and Civilizations (Hons) from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). Prior to joining UBD, he worked at private sector as a sales representative and teaches history. In 2015 he joined UBD as a Project Officer at Centre for Lifelong Learning (C3L) before joining CARe in 2020 as an Assistant Registrar.

One of his primary responsibilities as Assistant Registrar is to drive and implement various function of CARe, as stipulated by the Centre's mission and vision. He handles daily administrative matters, plan meetings and manages finance and human resources.

Office Assistant

Suriyanti binti Suleiman @ Yanti


Prior to joining UBD in 2019, Yanti worked for 10 years as a kindergarten teacher at a private school.

October 2019 she became part of CARe administrative staff as an office assistant. She performs varieties of administrative and clerical tasks; among her duties are providing support to the Centre, assisting in daily office needs and managing CARe's general administrative activities. She also responsible for sending and receiving correspondence and filing section.


Ms. H. D. Prasadi N. Samaranayake
Ms. Yin Wenyi
Ms. Muizzah Haji Harun
Ms. Dk Siti Najibah Pg Dato Seri Paduka Hj Bahrom
Ms Nazihah Sahrip
Nyau Si Ting



Dr. Muhammad Anshari bin Ali

Lecturer, UBD School of Business and Economics

Deputy Director, UBD Institute of Policy Studies

Khairunnisa Hj Ibrahim
Lecturer, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UBD
Dr. Kathrina Muhd Daud
Lecturer, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UBD
Dk Ratna Suriani Pg Hj Osman
Lecturer, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, UBD
Dr. Sin Yee Koh
Monash University, Selangor, Malaysia
Dr Siti Norhedayah Hj Abdul Latif
Lecturer, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, UBD
Rosnah binti Opai
Lecturer, UBD School of Business and Economics, UBD
Dr Siti Fatimahwati Pehin Dato Hj Musa
Lecturer, UBD School of Business and Economics, UBD
Dr Hjh Fazean Irdayati binti Hj Idris
Lecturer, PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences, UBD
Dr Yazid Abubakar Abdullahi
Lecturer, UBD School of Business and Economics, UBD
Armah binti Tengah
Lecturer, Politeknik Brunei
Dr Deeni Rudita Idris
Lecturer, PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences, UBD
Dr Sharimawati binti Hj Sharbini
Lecturer, PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences, UBD
Dr Li Ling Chaw
Lecturer, PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences, UBD
Dr.Anni @ Nik Ani Afiqah Binti Hj Mohammad Tuah
Lecturer (Public Health), PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences, UBD
Dr Suwarni binti Hj Mohd Diah
Lecturer, PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences, UBD
Associate Professor Noor Azam OKMB Haji Othman
Associate Professor in Linguistics, Communication & Media Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UBD
Dr Mas Rina Wati binti Hj Abdul Hamid
Lecturer, PAPRSB Institute of Health Sciences, UBD
Dr. Hjh Yusnani Mohd Yusof-Kozlowski
Visiting Fellow, Centre for Advanced Research, UBD
Associate Professor Jeremy Jammes
Associate Professor, Institute of Asian Studies, UBD
Dr. Norizni Muhd Mosli
Medical Officer, Ministry of Health
Dr Teo Shyh Poh
Consultant Geriatrician and Physician, Ministry of Health
Dr. Hjh Norhayati Hj Kassim
Head of Health Promotion Center, Ministry of Health
Professor Adrian Kay
Swansea University, UK
Dr. Hj Azaharini bin Hj Mohd Jamil
Chief Executive Officer, Kolej IGS Brunei


Employability of Recent Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) Graduates: A Pilot Qualitative Study
Research Assistants
Nurul Nabilah Abdul Rahman,
Muhammad Nurul Sholihin bin Haji Jaman,
The Pursuit of Chinese Language among Bruneian Youths: Social, Cultural and Economic Factors
Research Assistants
Siong Wei (Westly) Lo,
Jovira Chok,
Chong Kok Kin,
Institutions, Foreign Direct Investment and Entrepreneurship: Panel Data Evidence
Research Assistants
Muhammad Nurul Sholihin bin Haji Jaman,
National Study of the Elderly Persons in Brunei Darussalam
Research Assistants
Adi Hisyamuddin Hj Jasmi,
Muhammad Azim Syazwan Bin Md. Zamri,
Ahmad Haziq bin Isradi,
Other Research Projects
Research Assistants
Munirah binti Haji Musa,
Muhammad Hanif bin Hassan,
Ak Muhd. Hanif Akmal bin Pg Hj Asmali,
Siti Nadzirah binti Haji Ahmad,
Fauziah binti Haji Yahya,
Nurul Hayati binti Haji Ghazali,
Mohd Faizul Ilham Ibrahim,
Afiq bin Kadir Makus,
Raymeerull Yusniezan bin Rajama,
Siti Khadijah Binti Haji Mohd Salleh,
A Demographic and Socio-Economic Survey on Belait District Brunei Darussalam
Research Assistants
Riyani Safwanah binti DP Hj Sidek,


  1. Ms Kaoru Ikeshita ( Kagawa University, Japan )
  2. Ms. Yukako Uemura ( Kagawa University, Japan )
  3. Professor Yumiko Takagi ( Kagawa University, Japan )
  4. Dr. Sasinan Kruaechaipinit ( Thammasat University, Thailand )
  5. Ms. Chontida Auikool ( Thammasat University, Thailand )
  6. Dr Yu Tao ( University of Western Australia )
  7. Dr Aidan Wong ( Singapore Management University )
  8. Professor Yoshiko Someya ( Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia )
  9. Dr Yusnani Mohd Yusof-Kozlowski ( Visiting Fellow, CARe )
  10. Dr Evi Arifin ( University of Indonesia, Indonesia )
  11. Associate Professor Dr Bussarawan Teerawichitchainan ( Singapore Management University, Singapore )
  12. Associate Professor Dr Thang Leng Leng ( National University of Singapore, Singapore )
  13. Professor Dr Tengku Aizan Hamid ( Universiti Putra Malaysia )
  14. Professor Raihani ( Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN) Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau, Indonesia )
  15. Professor Lyn Parker ( University of Western Australia, Australia )