Dk. Dr. Noor Hasharina bte Pg. Haji HASSAN

Senior Assistant Professor
PhD (University of Southampton)


Dk Dr. Noor Hasharina Pg Hj Hassan is a Senior Assistant Professor in the Geography, Environment & Development Programme at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). She obtained her MA and Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Southampton specializing in Urban Economy and Culture.

Her research began with a focus on sustainable urban development particularly looking at the financial regulations, urban consumption, and social sustainability of the urban dwellers in Brunei. She has subsequently expanded her urban sustainability research into social welfare including poverty and housing. Her latest work focuses on the resiliency of vulnerable urban communities, their adaptation capabilities, and their relationship with their environment.

Hasharina is currently serving as Director of the Institute of Asian Studies. She has previously served in the positions of Deputy Director for the Office of Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Head of Borneo Studies Network Secretariat, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. She was a Visiting Scholar at the East-West Centre, Hawaii, and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Geography at King’s College London in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Hasharina also serves on the IAS-UBD Asia in Transition Springer Book Series and the Southeast Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal (SEAMJ) Editorial Boards.

CV of Dr. Noor Hasharina Hassan

Research Interests

     ● Poverty
     ● Consumption and retailing
     ● Landscape and meanings
     ● Poverty
     ● Indigenous knowledge and sustainable development
     ● Urban sustainability and livability

Select Publications


Edited Books

Franco, F. M., Knudsen, M., & Noor Hasharina Hassan. (Eds.). (2022). Case studies in biocultural diversity from Southeast Asia: Traditional ecological calendars, folk medicine and folk names. Springer.

King, V. T., Zawawi Ibrahim, & Noor Hasharina Hassan. (Eds.). (2017). Borneo Studies in History, Society and Culture. Springer.

Journal Articles

Yong, G.Y.V. & Noor Hasharina Hassan (2022). Historical geography of the Limau Manis archaeological site, Brunei Darussalam. Brunei Museum Journal, 53-72.

Gweshengwe, B., Noor Hasharina Hassan, & Hairuni Mohamed Ali Maricar. (2020). Understanding quality of life in Brunei Darussalam. Cogent Social Sciences, 6(1), 1-13.

Gweshengwe, B., & Noor Hasharina Hassan. (2020). Defining the characteristics of poverty and their implications for poverty analysis. Cogent Social Sciences, 6(1) , 1 – 10. Link:

Gweshengwe B., Noor Hasharina Hassan, & Hairuni Mohamed Ali Maricar. (2020). Perceptions of the language and meaning of poverty in Brunei Darussalam. Journal of Asian and African Studies, 1 – 18. Link:

Gweshengwe, B., & Noor Hasharina Hassan (2019). Knowledge to policy: Understanding poverty to create policies that facilitate zero poverty in Brunei Darussalam. Southeast Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 19, pp. 95–104.

Noor Hasharina Hassan, & Yong, G. Y. V. (2019). The cultural value of bakuts in Kampong Ayer, Brunei Darussalam. South East Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 19, 47–63. (PDF Version).

Ullah, A. K. M. Ahsan, Siti Mazidah Mohamad, Noor Hasharina Hassan, & Diotima Chattoraj (2019). Global skills deficiency: perspectives of skill mobility in Southeast Asian countries. Asian Education and Development Studies. Link:

Yong, G. Y. V., & Noor Hasharina H. H. (2008). Strategies for ecotourism: Working with globalization. Southeast Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 8, 35–52. (PDF Version)

Book Chapters

Noor Hasharina Hassan & Yong. G.Y V. A Vision Where Every Family has Basic Shelter. National and Regional Approaches to the Sustainable Development Goals in Southeast Asia and ASEAN. Singapore: Brill (forthcoming).

King, V.T, Zawawi Ibrahim, & Noor Hasharina Hassan (2017). Introductory Remarks. In V. T. King, Zawawi Ibrahim & Noor Hasharina Hassan (Eds.), Borneo Studies in History, Society and Culture. Springer.

Noor Hasharina Hassan (2017). Everyday Finance and Consumption in Brunei Darussalam. In V. T. King, Zawawi Ibrahim & Noor Hasharina Hassan (Eds.), Borneo Studies in History, Society and Culture. Springer.

Working Paper

Noor Hasharina Hassan (2017). Housing Matters: The Value of Home Ownerhip in Brunei Darussalam. Institute of Asian Studies Working Paper No. 36. (PDF Version).


New IAS/Springer Volume on Brunei Darussalam

The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD) is pleased to announce the publication of the latest volume in the IAS/Springer “Asia in Transition” Series, (Re)presenting Brunei Darussalam: A Sociology of the Everyday edited by Lian Kwen Fee, Paul J. Carnegie and Noor Hasharina Hassan (IAS). This book has been made open […]

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