Academic Interests
  • International political economy
  • Politics of global finance
  • Political economy of East Asia
  • Economic governance and economic development
  • Politics of Islamic finance
Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. in International Relations
Australian National University

M.Phil. International Relations
University of Oxford

B.Sc. Economics (First Class Honours)
London School of Economics and Political Science

Diploma in Economics (Distinction)
University of London (External)

Research Grants, Academic Awards & Scholarships

Qatar Foundation Grant (2014-16; GBP150,000; with Dr Yuka Kobayashi)

Melbourne School of Government Incubator Research Grant (2014; AUD23,200; with Dr Kerstin Steiner and Dr Lena Rethel)

Melbourne School of Government Research Cluster Grant (2014-16; AUD213,917; with Prof Andrew Mitchell, Prof Andrew Walter, Prof Ian Ramsay, Prof Kevin Davis, Andrew Godwin)

University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher Grant (2014; AUD24,143.82; with Dr Sow Keat Tok)

Institute for Humane Studies’ Humane Studies Fellowship (2008/9)

Korea Foundation Fellowship for Field Research (2008) (Declined)

Institute for Humane Studies’ Humane Studies Fellowship (2007/8)

Endeavour Australia-Asia Postgraduate Student Award (2005)

Citibank / Oxford / British Foreign Commonwealth Office Chevening Scholarship (1999-2001)

Standard Chartered Bank / University of London (External) Scholarship (1997-1999)

University of London Award for Academic Achievement (1997)

Academic Work Experience

Lecturer in International Relations (current)
School of Social and Political Sciences
The University of Melbourne

Lecturer in International Politics & Economics of East Asia & the Pacific (Semester 1, 2012)
Master of International Relations Programme
Macquarie University

Lecturer in Development & Change (Semester 1, 2012)
School of Politics and International Relations
College of Arts & Social Sciences
Australian National University

Lecturer in International Political Economy (Semester 1, 2011)
Graduate Studies in International Affairs Programme
Australian National University

Tutor in Development & Change (Semester 2, 2010)
School of Politics and International Relations
College of Arts & Social Sciences
Australian National University

Lecturer in International Political Economy (Semester 1, 2010)
Graduate Studies in International Affairs Programme
Australian National University

Lecturer in International Political Economy (Semester 2, 2009)
Master of International Relations Programme
Macquarie University

Tutor in International Relations Theory & International Political Economy (Semester 1, 2009)
Graduate Studies in International Affairs Programme
Australian National University

AusAid Tutor (Semester 2, 2008)
Graduate Studies in International Affairs Programme
Australian National University

Tutor in International Relations Theory & International Political Economy (Semester 1, 2008)
Graduate Studies in International Affairs Programme
Australian National University

General Tutor (Semester 1, 2007)
Graduate Studies in International Affairs Programme
Australian National University

Teaching

International Political Economy
Trade Policy, Politics and Governance
The Politics & Economics of East Asia
Development & Change

Languages

English – Fluent, mother tongue
Spanish – Good command in speaking, reading and writing
German – Good command in speaking, reading and writing
French – Good command in speaking, reading and writing
Malay – Good command in speaking, reading and writing
Cantonese – Weak command in spoken language only

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