CY Hoon is Director of Centre for Advanced Research at the University of Brunei Darussalam. He is currently also Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia (UWA), where he obtained his PhD (with Distinction) in 2007. Prior to joining UBD, he was Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and Sing Lun Fellow at the School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University (SMU), where he was awarded the SMU Teaching Excellence Award in 2012 and SMU Research Excellence Award in 2014.
A/Prof. Hoon is an active researcher specializing on the Chinese diaspora, identity politics, multiculturalism, and religious and cultural diversity in contemporary Southeast Asia. His monograph, Chinese Identity in Post-Suharto Indonesia: Culture, Media and Politics (2008, Sussex Academic Press), has been translated in Chinese and Indonesian. He is the co-editor of Chinese Indonesians Reassessed: History, Religion and Belonging (Routledge, 2013), and Catalysts of Change: Ethnic Chinese Business in Asia (World Scientific, 2014). His publications have also appeared in international refereed journals including International Sociology, Asian Studies Review, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Southeast Asia Research, Social Compass, Asian Ethnicity, Asian Journal of Social Sciences, among others.
Besides teaching and research, A/Prof. Hoon also regularly presents research papers in international conferences, facilitates workshops and intercultural dialogue sessions, and engages in various consultancy activities with corporations and government agencies. He had spoken at UNESCO (Paris), Shanghai Forum (Fudan University), China Think Tank Forum (Beijing), ASEAN Forum (University of Sydney), Asia Forum on Enterprise for Society (Manila), and China-ASEAN Think Tank Strategic Dialogue Forum (Nanning).
A/Prof. Hoon has held visiting positions at Fudan University (Shanghai), ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (Singapore), Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta), Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (Copenhagen), Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), Leiden.
Susi is Manager at the Centre for Advanced Research. Before joining the Centre, she was a faculty member at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Policy Studies (FBEPS), now known as UBD School of Business and Economics (UBDSBE) and the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
She held various administrative posts at the Faculty levels (FBEPS). Among others, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Policy Studies; Head of Entrepreneurship Unit; Work Attachment Programme Coordinator and Head of Marketing and Promotional Committee. Her area of interests are on social policy, welfare and poverty and community development. She has various experiences in consultancy work with the public sector, NGOs and Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP), Asia.
L. Slesman is a Researcher and Social Statistician of the Centre for Advanced Research (CARe) at Universiti Brunei Darussalam. Prior to joining CARe, he was a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), where he taught econometrics and economic courses. He obtained his PhD in Economics (with Distinction) from UPM in 2014. He won UPM Excellence Service Award in 2015.
Dr Slesman’s research interests cover linear and nonlinear issues concerning political economy of development processes, capital flows, financial development, conflicts, social development, and resource rents; 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. He also regularly presents his research papers at local and international conferences, conduct workshops, and was an invited guest speaker for a community development programme sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia.
Asilah is an Assistant Executive Officer of the Centre for Advanced Research (CARe).
She graduated with a Master of Arts (Hons) from the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD).
Prior to joining UBD in 2014, she worked in the private sector.
One of her primary responsibilities as Executive Officer is to drive and implement various function of CARe,
as stipulated by the Centre's mission and vision.
She handles daily administrative matters, plan meetings and manages finance and human resources.
In her profession, Asilah is flexible, organized, and proactive. She is calm and capable of thinking on her feet in any given situation. Asilah enjoys working with CARe. She looks forward to more exciting projects and dealing with challenging tasks and priorities.
Nurul is an administrative staff for the Centre for Advanced Research (CARe). She graduated in Computer Literacy and Office Management from the Youth Development Centre, Ministry of Culture, Youth & Sports. She joined CARe in February, 2014. Nurul performs a variety 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 manages and disseminate information within CARe including answering phone calls, maintaining files and sending and receiving correspondence. Nurul is happily married with 2 children.