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Sam Kingman

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The interim CEO and Provost, Professor Sam Kingman, has the overall responsibility for all academic and operational aspects of the Malaysia Campus and is supported by the University of Nottingham Malaysia’s members of management board. Professor Kingman is also a Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Nottingham and sits on the Executive Board of the University.

Professor Kingman became interim Provost and CEO in February 2021, prior to which he was serving the University of Nottingham full-time as Pro-Vice Chancellor of Engineering, a position he still holds

 

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Professor Kingman served as Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Deputy Head of the Faculty of Engineering from 2015 to 2018. Prior to this, he served as Associate Dean for Research and also Head of the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at University of Nottingham UK.

He started at Nottingham in 2000 and was awarded a personal chair in 2006, which at the time, made him one of the youngest Professors in the UK. His research interest is the microwave processing of materials. His work has focused upon developing a fundamental understanding of the interaction of microwave energy with materials and how such data underpins scale up of microwave processes to industrial scale.

The quality of Professor Kingman's work has been recognised through several individual medals, most recently the 2011 Beilby Medal and Prize for "work of exceptional practical significance in chemical engineering, applied materials science, energy efficiency or a related field", awarded by RSC, IOM3 and SCI. In 2018 Professor Kingman also led a team from the university and industry which was awarded the Colin Campbell Mitchell Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering. Professor Kingman has presented numerous international invited and keynote lectures including a recent Friday Evening Discourse at The Royal Institution of Great Britain.

He holds a BEng, MSc, PhD and DEng degrees in Mineral, Process and Chemical Engineering. He is also a charted Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

 

 

The Vice-Provost for Teaching and Learning is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of the University of Nottingham’s teaching and learning strategy at the Malaysia Campus. This involves operational leadership in areas ranging from day-to-day classroom activity, curriculum planning and ‘student experience’ issues, to UK and Malaysian quality assurance and professional accreditation processes.

The Vice Provost contributes on behalf of the Malaysia Campus to the University Teaching and Learning Board, and leads on issues of professional development and teaching quality.

 

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Professor Ong was appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in December 2013, becoming the first Malaysian to assume that position at the University and prior to that she was the Professor of Marketing, in the University’s business school.

Professor Ong has more than 20 year’s experience in academia in the Malaysian higher education sector. She has held positions at both public and private universities, lecturing undergraduate and postgraduate students. She has served as Deputy Dean, Research and Development, Faculty of Business and Accountancy in University of Malaya and was also Professor of Marketing and Dean of the Graduate School of Business at Universiti Tun Abdul Razak.

Professor Ong also has delivered numerous training sessions in the area of marketing for corporations such as APM Automotive Berhad, PROTON Holdings and Tenaga Nasional Berhad. She has also undertaken consultancy projects commissioned by Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA).

Professor Ong is the secretary of one of the clusters of the National Special Projects under the National Council of Professors in Malaysia, under its private education institution arm since May this year. In addition, she is also a Trustee of i-RESOLVE Foundation, member of Asia Pacific Forum on Families (Malaysia), a foundation dedicated to research.

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Andy Chan

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Professor Andy Chan is the Vice-Provost (Research and Knowledge Exchange) at the University of Nottingham Malaysia. He was previously the interim Vice-Provost (Research and Knowledge Exchange) and prior to that he was Dean of Faculty of Science and Engineering.

In his role, Professor Chan is responsible for leading the strategic direction for Research and Knowledge Exchange for the campus. This includes facilitating links with Nottingham campuses in the UK and China, and industries across the ASEAN region.

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He is an international expert on air pollution and computational fluid dynamics, especially in urban climates. During the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) episode, Andy was one of the team leaders appointed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to research the dispersion of mechanisms of the SARS virus in the dense cityscapes of Hong Kong. He leads the multinational 7SEAS-NASA project (Seven South-east Asian Studies-National Aeronautics and Space Administration), which studies the propagation of haze in Southeast Asia. He has also served as the government expert consultant on the development of urban planning guidelines against air pollution and extreme weather conditions. He recently organised and chaired the 15th International Conference of Atmospheric Sciences and Applications in Air Quality in 2019.

He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and from the University of Hong Kong in 1993 and 1997 respectively. He is currently a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) and a member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He joined the University in 2006 and has served as the Head of Department of Civil Engineering from 2009 to 2013, Associate Dean (Research and Knowledge Transfer) from 2013 to 2016 and took up the deanship in September 2016.

Aside from his specialisation in air pollution, he is a world-renowned expert on recycled carbon fibres and its applications.  He has studied recycled carbon fibres, its properties and applications for more than 20 years. He has successfully commercialised various products, like heated garments, energy harvesters and delivery systems derived from carbon fibres, which have attracted lots of interest from the industries and the media. He holds various positions in these companies in his areas of expertise.

 

 

 

Professor Law Chung Lim is the Interim Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering. He indirectly manages the operational and strategic matters of 11 schools (Chemical and Environmental EngineeringCivil EngineeringElectrical and Electronic EngineeringMechanical, Materials and Manufacturing EngineeringMathematical SciencesBiomedical SciencesComputer ScienceEnvironmental and Geographical Sciences; and Pharmacy and Psychology).

In this role, he is responsible for providing leadership, which promotes academic achievements and research excellence within the Faculty and oversees all external and operational matters of the faculty.

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Professor Law has more than 20 years of experience in Research and Development, especially in the areas of industrial drying, food and bioproduct processing, fluidised bed technology, food and bioproduct processing, food preservation, food quality, and food safety. Furthermore, his research group also focuses on development food processing technology and has developed a number of pilot scale prototypes for the processing of fruits (ciku, chempedak, salak), agricultural products (rough rice, natural rubber), herbal products (Ganoderma Lingzhi, Misai Kuching, Belalai Gajah, Roselle) and edible bird’s nest.

Prior to this appointment, he was the Head of Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) and also the Acting Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for seven months. Externally, Professor Law serves as the Associate Director of Engineering Accreditation Department of Engineering Accreditation Council, Malaysia; Leader for the Board of Engineers Malaysia Professional Competency Examination for Chemical Discipline; and Chair of the Institution of Chemical Engineers Malaysian Board.

Professor Law holds a doctorate in Chemical and Process Engineering from the National University of Malaysia (UKM), and a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Process Engineering from the same university. He also obtained a Post Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (PGCHE) in 2010, a professional recognition in higher education and is now a fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK. He also registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia as a Professional Engineer with a practising Certificate in the chemical discipline. Additionally, he is registered with the Engineering Council UK as a chartered chemical engineering and Science Council as a chartered scientist.

His interests include reading and swimming, He occasionally assists in conducting dharma classes for standard three school students.

 

Law Chung Lim

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Jason Pandya-Wood 

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Dr Jason Pandya-Wood joined the University of Nottingham Malaysia as the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in June 2020. He is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of six schools (Business, Economics, Education, English, Media, Languages & Cultures, Politics, History & International Relations), one division (Organisational & Applied Psychology), one centre (English Language and Foundation Education) and one department (General Studies). 

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Jason’s starting point is an unwavering belief that universities must be significant and active civic partners in addressing the most pressing economic, social, political, technological and moral challenges of our time. Universities should therefore be of and not just in their communities and industries, and at the very heart of policy debate.

Prior to his appointment, Jason was most recently Director of External Engagement and Strategic Partnerships at Nottingham Trent University. He led the School’s strategy for engagement with local, national and international partners, including an extensive focus on work with Malaysian partners.

Jason’s research interests are in the broad discipline of social policy, with a particular interest in applied social policy research and evaluation, and impactful and participatory research projects that link theory, policy and practice. Jason’s research and consultancy work has involved collaboration with, and funding from, a diverse range of bodies including: the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, UK Home Office, Ministry of Justice, Department of Education, NESTA, British Museum and the Cabinet Office. 

Prior to entering academic life, Jason’s professional background was in youth and community work, helping young people to make successful transitions to adulthood and improving the life chances of people living in some of the most disadvantaged communities.

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The Registrar of the University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM), Patrick Joseph, is a member of Management Board and is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of the University of Nottingham’s student administrative and support services at the UNM . This involves the delivery of professional services, policy making and management of the student journey experience from admissions to alumni. 

His responsibilities include the student services strategy and related operations, governance and assurance, legal and compliance. In particular, he has leadership and management responsibilities at the Admissions Office, Student Registry Office, Students’ Association Office, Career Advisory Services, Sports Complex, Wellbeing & Learning Support, International Student Support, Governance, as well as for the Hall Wardens and Tutors. 

He also has responsibility for the overall student experience, widening participation and community engagement at UNM. 

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Patrick was one of the first to join UNM when it began operations in 2000. Having started in student recruitment, he went on to establish the various departments and administrative services such as facilities management, the exams and timetabling office, and the student registry office as part of the growth of the campus. He was appointed Director of Academic Services in 2012 and Registrar in 2020. 

He was awarded the Lord Dearing Award for Teaching and Learning in recognition of his contributions in providing the administrative and support services in enhancing the learning experience of students at the University in 2015. 

Patrick chairs the Student Experience Committee, Hardship Fund Panel, the MAD Money Panel, the Colenso Travel fund panel, Alumni Laureate Awards panel, Academic Services Group and co-chairs the COVID-19 Operations Group and the Staff Experience Committee. He also sits on a number of other committees including the Campus Teaching Committee.

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Nicholas Ching

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The Director of Campus Services, Nicholas Ching is focused on providing an outstanding parkland campus with excellent facilities – both physical and digital - to support a conducive, safe and vibrant university life experience.

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Digital excellence was enhanced when the University of Nottingham Malaysia upgraded its Student Network Services with a 700Mbps Dedicated Internet Access gateway, which supports the latest 802.11ac WiFi standards. New IT infrastructure projects should further equip the University with best in class facilities for learning and web connectivity. Learning spaces and physical facilities were improved in 2016 through the completion of eleven projects worth about RM2 million, while another RM2.2 million was spent on refurbishing campus accommodation.

Environment and Sustainability initiatives included the planting of 220 trees among the aging oil palm as part of a university tree-planting programme a.k.a. reforestation. The flowering creepers at the Balau (a local hardwood) Pergola Amphitheatre is flourishing while the “24Gardens” beautification project is ongoing. Efforts to rehabilitate the pond area behind the library has successfully resulted in a conducive shaded area complete with Balau gazebos, a fountain, and a pond with its own thriving ecosystem complete with plant life, ducks, fishes and prawns. Our food waste separation initiative had progressed further with the establishment of a Composting Station, which should produce our first ton of organic fertiliser by April 2017.

Energy savings through zero and low cost initiatives are producing results and the University is on track to reduce over 10% of our electricity bill for 2017. This 2020 strategic goal is helped by regular monitoring of energy usage, gradual replacement of more LED light fittings, de-lamping, and the installation of solar panels around the campus, and soon, solar panelled glass roofing over the amphitheatre stage.

Prior to joining the Univeristy, in April 2015, Ching was the Chief Operating Officer at Curtin University Malaysia located in Sarawak. He enjoys nature, and is currently the Club Secretary and soon-to-be Club President of the Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur North from July 2017. 

 

 

 

Director of Human Resource Lizda Rahman believes that HR provides leadership and guidance in ensuring the University acquires quality staff globally and locally; continues to motivate and retain highly talented staff; and develops staff capability through various staff development programmes. This is crucial as a business partner to support the University's Strategic Roadmap, especially in order to sustain excellence.

Armed with a BA Arts in Social Science from University Malaya, and a decade of various roles at one of the nation’s major telcos, she joined the University of Nottingham on 25 August 2005 where she held various roles in marketing, strategic planning, corporate affairs, and international business ventures before settling in Human Resource as Assistant Human Resource Manager. In 2009, she was promoted to Human Resource Manager and attained her current position as Director of Human Resource in 2013.

 

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Noorulhadi Mohamed

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Noorulhadi Mohamed is the Director of Financial and Business Services for the University of Nottingham Malaysia. Hadi has worked for Boustead for about 20 years and has vast knowledge and experience both in the University and within the Group. He assumed the responsibility for the financial, legal, procurement and risk management portfolios for the University on 1 January 2019.

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Having served for the Boustead Group and the University for almost 20 years now, he comes with knowledge and vast experience that is an asset to the University.

His key successes include the Groupwide Finance & Payroll System implementation; Finance & GST, Supply Chain Enterprise system rollout, including Supply Chain ERP system and Enterprise Human Capital, Payroll System rollout and e-Leave workflow.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Lancaster University, UK.

Hadi’s passion for sports led him to become the Vice President of the Boustead Sports Club. He is also ardent on voluntary services and has been ensuring proper management of funds for a timeshare company. He was previously part of the Support Group Bureau and Communication Bureau of Parents-Teachers Association and he was part of the fund raising committee to build a community school for children.

 

 

 

Kylie Colvin joined in September 2019 as the Director of Strategy and Business Transformation for the University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) and is a member of the Management Board. She works with stakeholders across the University to design, deliver and monitor new strategic initiatives. Kylie is also responsible for data analysis and research into UNM's strategic positioning, competitors and benchmarking of performance, as well as transforming key business processes to ensure effective management and governance of strategy.

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Kylie has recently been appointed as the Chair of the Strategic Working Group for UK5 Universities; working with external stakeholders for advocacy and positioning of quality higher education in Malaysia.

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