Gary M JONES BA (Portsmouth) MA (Warwick), PhD (Wales)

Associate Professor


Room: FASS 1.77

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Gary Jones is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UBD. He is a former Director of the Institute of Asian Studies as well as a former Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. His main research interests are language planning, bilingual education and bilingualism.

CV of Associate Professor Gary Jones

Research Interests

  • Language planning
  • Bilingual education
  • Bilingualism

Publications (Selection)

Journal Articles

  • Jones, G.M. (2017). Policy v Classroom Practice: An initial study of the effects of the post-2009 education policy reform (SPN21) on the use of English in Brunei primary school classes. World Englishes.
  • Jones, G. M. (2016). Policy and practice in the use of English in Brunei primary school classes. World Englishes, 35(4), 509–518.

Book Chapters

  • Jones, G.M. (2017). Borneo Research in the Institute of Asian Studies. In King, V.T., Zawawi, I. & Noor Hasharina, P.H.H. (Eds.) Borneo Studies in History, Culture and Society. Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Jones, G.M. (2016). Changing Patterns of Education in Brunei: How past Plans have Shaped Future Trends. In Noor Azam, H.O., McLellan, J. & D. Deterding (Eds.), A Land of Unexpected Language Diversity: Language Use in Brunei Darussalam. Dordrecht: Springer.


Gary Jones is currently based in Da Nang, Vietnam, helping to establish the UBD-FPT Global Centre. This is a new venture for the university and involves a team of young Bruneian teachers as well as UBD Discovery Year students teaching on a variety of mostly language modules for students of FPT University as well as those from neighbouring countries.