Associate Professor
Dr Hoon Chang Yau



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.


Susilawatiniah Haji-Ibrahim @ Susi Ibrahim


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.


Assistant Professor

Dr Ly Slesman @ Sulaiman Mohammad Ali


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.

Assistant Executive Officer

Nurulasilah Binti Haji Emran


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.

Office Assistant

Nurulsimah binti Muhammad Affendi


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.


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



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


Mohamad Salihin bin Haji Mohd. Lisa
Mohd. Nurakram bin Noraini @ Bahrin
Riyani Safwanah Haji Sidek


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


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