Gary M. Jones at The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD)


BA (Portsmouth), MA (Warwick), PhD (Wales)

Associate Professor


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 Dr. Gary Jones

Research Interests

     • Language planning
     • Bilingual education
     • Bilingualism

Select Publications

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.