IAS Staff



JETIN, Bruno

Director, Associate Professor

Email: bruno.jetin@ubd.edu.bn

FRANCO, Merlin F.

Deputy Director, Assistant Professor

Email: merlin.francis@ubd.edu.bn

JAMMES, Jeremy

Associate Professor

Email: jeremy.jammes@ubd.edu.bn

HASSAN, Noor Hasharina


Email: hasharina.hassan@ubd.edu.bn

HOON, Chang Yau

Associate Professor

Email: changyau.hoon@ubd.edu.bn

KING, Victor T.


Email: victor.king@ubd.edu.bn



Associate Professor

Email: liam.kelley@ubd.edu.bn 

LIAN, Kwen Fee


Email: kwenfee.lian@ubd.edu.bn


RAHMAN, Md Mizanur

Associate Professor  

Email: mizanur.rahman@ubd.edu.bn


Current & Former Joint Appointees


Associate Professor

Email: gary.jones@ubd.edu.bn



Email: zawawi.ibrahim@ubd.edu.bn

ALAS, Yabit 

Senior Lecturer

Former Joint Appointee (2011-2017)

Email: yabit.alas@ubd.edu.bn


Current Research Associates

CHIN, Shirley Wei Lee

Lecturer (FASS)

Email: weilee@ubd.edu.bn

CICUZZA, Daniele

Assistant Professor (FOS)

Email: daniele.cicuzza@ubd.edu.bn

DRUCE, Stephen

Assistant Professor (APB)

Email: stephen.druce@ubd.edu.bn

IQBAL, Iftekhar

Associate Professor

Email: iftekhar.iqbal@ubd.edu.bn


Assistant Professor (FASS)

Email: magne.knudsen@ubd.edu.bn


Senior Assistant Professor (FASS)

Email: james.mclellan@ubd.edu.bn

MOHD DAUD, Kathrina

Lecturer (FASS)

Email: kathrina.daud@ubd.edu.bn


Current & Former Visiting Professors



Associate Professor Johan Fischer is currently IAS Visiting Professor. His work focuses on modern religion and markets in global perspective. More specifically, he explores the interfaces between class, consumption, market relations, religion and the state in a globalized world. A central focus in this research is the theoretical and empirical focus on the proliferation of religious commodities and services on a global scale. He is the author of Proper Islamic Consumption (NIAS Press 2008, 10th Anniversary Edition 2018), The Halal Frontier (Palgrave Macmillan 2011), Islam, Standards and Technoscience (Routledge 2015), Halal Matters (Routledge 2015), Religion, Regulation, Consumption (Manchester University Press 2017), Kosher and Halal Business Compliance (Routledge 2017) as well as numerous articles and chapters in edited volumes. He is Series Editor on Springer’s book series 'Asia in Transition' and on the Editorial Advisory Board of British Food JournalHe is currently co-editing a book with Jeremy Jammes on The Islamic Economy: Consumer Culture in Muslim Southeast Asia.


EVERS, Hans-Dieter

Professor Hans-Dieter Evers is Emeritus Professor of Development Planning, ZEF University of Bonn and Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research and International Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia. His career has led him from Monash University to Yale University, where he was Director of Graduate Southeast Asian Studies, to the University of Singapore, where he headed the sociology department, to Bielefeld University and the University of Bonn in Germany. He was Distinguished Visiting Professor of Sociology at the National University of Singapore, Visiting Professor at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris and Visiting Fellow at Trinity College, University of Oxford. His major publications include Monks, Priests and Peasants: A Study of Buddhism and Social Structure in Central Ceylon (Brill, 1972), Sosiologi Perkotaan (LP3ES Jakarta, 1982), Strategische Gruppen (Reimer, 1988), Southeast Asian Urbanism (ISEAS & McMillan, 2000) and as co-editor, Governing and Managing Knowledge in Asia (World Scientific, 2005, 2nd ed 2010, 3rd ed 2013) and Beyond the Knowledge Trap, Developing Asia's Knowledge-Based Economies (World Scientific, 2011).


CUONG, Bui The

Professor Cuong is senior researcher and professor of sociology at the Southern Institute of Social Sciences located in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. Between 1999 and 2005 he was Vice-Director of the Institute of Sociology located in Ha Noi. From 2005 until 2012 he was Director of the Southern Institute of Social Sciences and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Social Sciences. He is currently leading several large research projects on social stratification, welfare, civil society and community research in Viet Nam. He has worked as a consultant for many research and development projects for international donors, including the ADB, UNFPA, Ford Foundation, and the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung. His major monogaphies in the Vietnamese language include “Viet Nam Social Policy and Social Work in 1990s” (2002), “In Social Welfare Space” (2005), “To Understanding the Social Change in Viet Nam Today” (2010). He is editor of the book “Vietnamese Women in Era of Rapid Social Change” (2010) and “Methods of Historical and Social Research” (2010). He is also co-editor of the book “Migration in Viet Nam in Period of Modernization and Industrialization” (2010) and “Water as Strategic Resource: The Mekong Delta Viet Nam” (2013).


MAIER, Hendrik M.J

Professor Maier is a Leiden-trained philologist with a special interest in the Malay world. He taught Indonesian language and literature at Nijmegen University, and was a visiting scholar at Cornell University and Kyoto University. He held the chair of Indonesian and Malay studies at Leiden University until he was appointed Luce Professor of Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Riverside where he helped establish SEATRIP, a programme for Southeast Asian Studies. He has published widely on Malay and Indonesian literature, and has made Dutch translations of the work of prominent Indonesian and Malaysian authors.


MAJID, Tan Sri Munir

Tan Sri Dr Munir Majid is a Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS for the Southeast Asia International Affairs Programme, Dr Majid has held a variety of posts, including Chairmanship of Malaysia Airlines and Bank Muamalat Malaysia. He has contributed regularly to the New Straits Times, The Edge, and the Star (Malaysia). He was the Executive Chairman of CIMB and the founding Executive Chairman of the Malaysian Securities Commission in 1993-1999.


Administrative Staff


SULEIMAN, Siti Mariah

Siti Mariah binti Suleiman completed her degree in Bachelor of Biomedical Science at University of Queensland, Australia in 2003. She joined Universiti Brunei Darussalam in July 2005 whereby she rendered her service to the Institute of Medicine. She was appointed as Assistant Registrar of UBD-IAS on 2nd of February 2015. Her main responsibility is to provide administrative and academic support to staff, students, and external individuals. She also supports various reporting needs for the Registrar.

Email: mariah.suleiman@ubd.edu.bn


JUDIN, Sarimah

Sarimah binti Judin joined UBD-IAS in 2015 from the Institite of Leadership, Innovation and Advancement (ILIA UBD). She has been working in UBD since 1986. She provides administrative support at IAS.

Email: sarimah.judin@ubd.edu.bn

OMAR, Zainah

Zainah provides administrative support at IAS. She joined UBD-IAS in 2012. Previously, she was working in UBD-FASS. She joined UBD in 1988. 

Email: zainah.omar@ubd.edu.bn