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University Management Board

Sarah Metcalfe


Professor Sarah Metcalfe is taking over as Interim Provost and CEO of the University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) from 1 August 2021.

Between 2014 and 2016 Sarah was Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange for the Faculty of Social Sciences and from 2017 - 2021, she led the University’s Developing Sustainable Societies Global Research Theme. Since 2013 she has been the Nottingham lead for the NERC-funded Envision DTP.

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Professor Metcalfe read Geography at the University of Cambridge and then completed a D.Phil. at Oxford. She has worked at HEIs across the UK and overseas, as well as at what is now the Research Complex at Harwell. Prior to joining the University of Nottingham in 2003, she was at the University of Edinburgh, where she was head of the Department of Geography. At Nottingham, she was head of the School of Geography from 2008 - 2011.

Externally, she was chair of the NERC Isotope Geosciences Steering Committee 2005 - 2008 and has been chair of the NERC Radiocarbon Steering Committee (now NEIF Panel A) from 2019. She is a member of NERC National Environmental Isotope Facilities Steering Group. Since 2008, she has been a Visiting Research Associate at the British Geological Survey. She has twice served on the Council of the Royal Geographical Society and is currently on their Medals and Awards subcommittee.

Professor Metcalfe is Professor of Earth and Environmental Dynamics in the School of Geography. Her teaching covers aspects of climatic and environment change, air pollution and techniques in Physical Geography. She is passionately committed to field teaching, convening a field-based 3rd year module in Mexico.

Her research focuses on climate change and human – environment interactions across a range of timescales, focusing on tropical and sub-tropical environments (particularly the tropical Americas and circum-Caribbean) and air pollution (primarily in the UK). She has published three books and > 100 papers in peer reviewed journals and contributed to a number of government scientific advisory group reports. She is currently working on projects in Mexico and Belize. She has supervised 23 PhD students to successful completion.



Dr Hazel Melanie Ramos is the Vice Provost (Teaching and Learning) at University of Nottingham Malaysia. Prior to this, she was the Associate Dean for teaching and Learning at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and was Head of School of the Division of Organisational and Applied Psychology. Hazel is also the campus lead for the tri-campus Teaching and Learning Observation College (TLOC).

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Dr Ramos completed her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines Diliman before pursuing an MA in Counseling Psychology at the Ateneo De Manila University in the Philippines. She then completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology also at the Ateneo de Manila University. In 2012, she obtained her Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) from the University of Nottingham and is a Senior Fellow of the Advance HE (formerly UK HEA).

Dr Ramos joined the University in 2006 as an Assistant Professor in I/O Psychology and became an Associate Professor in 2013. She has also served as Course Director for the school’s PGT and PGR programmes.

Dr Ramos’ research covers areas of work psychology such as work-family conflicts, stress and burnout, and psychological ownership in family firms. More recently, she has explored innovative work behaviours and the management of non-family employees. She is one of the founding organisers of the annual Asia Pacific Family Business Symposium.

Hazel Melanie Ramos





Mohd Shahir Liew


Professor Ir Dr Mohd Shahir Liew assumed the position of Vice Provost of Research and Knowledge Exchange (RKE) in December 2023. In this role, he is dedicated to advancing the institution's research and knowledge exchange strategies which includes spearheading collaborative initiatives and fostering interdisciplinary partnerships.

Throughout his career in academia, Prof Shahir has held numerous senior academic and leadership positions in Civil and Environmental Engineering, as well as in Geosciences and Petroleum Engineering.

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He is registered engineer in the USA, UK and Malaysia, having established his own companies in addition to engineering consultancy before transitioning into academia in 2009. 

Prof Shahir obtained his BSc and PhD (Structural Dynamics) from Texas Tech University in the United States, focusing on offshore engineering and structural dynamics



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 Engineering; Civil Engineering; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering; Mathematical Sciences; Biomedical Sciences; Computer Science; Environmental and Geographical Sciences; 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




Jason Pandya-Wood 


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 and 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.

Patrick Joseph



Kylie Colvin


Kylie Colvin joined in September 2019 as the Chief Strategy and Operations Officer 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.




Jagdish Singh Malhi (Jag) joined the University of Nottingham Malaysia on 1 June 2021 as the new Director of Student Recruitment and Marketing. In his new role, he is responsible for the University’s student recruitment, marketing and external communications, leading UNM domestic and overseas recruitment teams, corporate marketing, communications, scholarship, and alumni relations teams.

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Jag has 15 years of experience and core competencies in digital transformation, sales and marketing in the education, media and financial services sectors. His regional work experience spans Asia, Africa and the Middle East with experience in setting up and managing international sales and marketing teams, and managing a revenue responsibility of $20m.

In his most recent role with a university, Jag led the marketing and student recruitment department for Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus from 2016-2020 and was a member of the Executive Group responsible for the overall success of the university. During his tenure there, student enrolments grew by double digit percentage points annually through a new commercial strategy, course development, digital transformation and talent development.

A business graduate, Jag began his career with Standard Chartered Bank in 2008 as one of five Malaysians accepted into the International Graduate Programme before joining CIMB Group in 2010 as a founding member of the digital marketing team.

He then moved into media consulting and was CEO of a media company before joining Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus and most recently, Kolej Tuanku Ja’afar as the Director of Marketing and Admissions.

Jag is married with two children and enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with his family, long drives and barbeques.

Jagdish Singh Malhi




Lizdawati Abdul Rahman



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 Bachelor of 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 Malaysia 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.



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 and Payroll System implementation; Finance and  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.


Noorulhadi Mohamed




Vivien Yuen


Vivien Yuen joined the University of Nottingham Malaysia in July 2021 as the Finance Director of Special Projects. In her role, she works with the Provost and CEO on projects for strategic delivery and business planning. Vivien’s responsibilities include the implementation of a new budget planning process and forecasting models for UNM’s Strategic Plans and ambitions for the coming years. She is a member of the Management Board.

Vivien has previously served as the Group Financial Controller of AirAsia and was the VP of Finance of INTI International University and Colleges. She has also held various senior positions at Antah Schindler and Kellogg’s bringing with her a deep understanding of financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, finance operations, systems implementation and project management.

Vivien holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) degree from the RMIT University in Melbourne. She has a keen interest in travelling, music and watching sports, especially tennis and football.



Vivi Lim is the Director of Information Services, a position she assumed on 1 February 2022. In this role, Vivi will provide leadership and oversight of all UNM information technology operations and strategies. She will lead the IT Services team to ensure a service culture, continuity of operations and continual improvement to ensure that these roles work in support of teaching, research and student experience. Vivi will also oversee and implement new and refreshed policies in IT provision and service.

Joining UNM in 2007 as an IT Helpdesk Officer, she worked her ropes into a managerial role in 2016 and then the Head of IT Services in 2018 until she assumed her current role.

Prior to joining UNM, she was an Assistant Manager in IT Procurement at OCBC Bank and before that was an IT Executive at Sunway University College for four years.

She holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from University Malaya. She also has several foundational and intermedial ITIL professional certifications.

In her leisure time, Vivi enjoys cooking and baking for her family.

Vivi Lim




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