University of Nottingham Malaysia
School of Education

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Ashley Yoon Mooi Ng

Associate Professor; Director of Post Graduate Programmes,, Faculty of Social Sciences


  • workRoom B1B06 School of Education
    Malaysia Campus
    Jalan Broga
    43500 Semenyih
    Selangor Darul Ehsan
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Ashley Ng Yoon Mooi is a Senior University Teaching Fellow in the School of Education where she teaches both the undergraduates, post-graduates and co-supervises Ph.D students. Her specialty is Educational Leadership and Management. She is also the Director of Post Graduate Taught Programmes where she oversees the masters programmes in the School of Education. She has taught in various schools in Malaysia and has been a principal, a senior principal and promoted to the position of Excellent Principal before she left the civil service to join the University of Nottingham. She has also taught undergraduate and post-graduate programmes at the Wawasan Open University and Open University Malaysia. In recognition of her work in schools and the field of education, she was conferred an award of AMN (Ahli Mangku Negara) by His Majesty the Yang diPertuan Agong in 2009. She continues to be active in research at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. Her research included a BELMAS funded project on principal development and preparation in Malaysia and collaborated with the MOE in the LINUS Project in 2013. She had been a consultant for a leadership project by Yayasan Amir. Presently, she is involved in three researches based on two FRGS grants: principal leadership in schools in Selangor and Sarawak and principals' best practices in high performing schools in Malaysia and one research grant from the Head Foundation Singapore on Implementation of Educational Policy Reform in South-East Asia. She is also active in conducting professional development courses for school leaders and teachers. She is a member of the British Educational Leadership Society (BELMAS). She is often invited as featured speaker as well as trainer to various educational institutions all over the country.

Expertise Summary

All aspects of educational leadership, action research, research methodology, leadership development, leadership preparation, leadership for learning, school management, teacher development and professional development.

Teaching Summary

Research Methods: Research Methods in Education, Extended Inquiry in Educational Research,

Educational Leadership and Management: Practice-Based Inquiry, Effective Leadership and Change in Education, Leading Learning, Issues in Educational Leadership.

Research Summary

1. School Leadership Theories and the Malaysian Education Blueprint: Applying Theory to Improve Leadership Practices

2. Effective Leadership Practices of High Performing Principals: A Mixed Methods Study of Influences and Outcomes

3. Implementation of Educational Policy Reform in Sout-East Asia.

4. The Integration of Technology in Classroom Instruction: A View from School Principals and Teachers.

Recent Publications

1. Instructional Leadership: A Leadership for Learning

2. Teacher Leadership; Leadership within and ouside of classrooms

3. Development and Validation of Student Leadership Scale: A Student Outcome Measurement Project

Past Research

1. School Leadership Preparation in Malaysia: Aims, content and impact.

2. Master Teachers as Teacher Leaders: Evidence from Malaysia and Philippines.

3. Development and Validation of student Leadership Scale: A Student Outcome Measurement Project for Yayasan AMIR Trust Schools.

4. School Leadership Theories and the Malaysian Education Blueprint: Applying Theory to Improve Leadership Practice.

5. Middle Leadership in International Schools: Evidence from Malaysia.

6. Principal Leadership Preparation towards High Performing School Leadership in Malaysia.

  • BUSH, T., NG, A.Y.M., SURIANI, H. & KAPAROU, M., 2018. School Leadership Theories and the Malaysia Education Blueprint: Applying Theory to Improve Leadership Practice IJEM. (In Press.)
  • BUSH, T., GLOVER,D., NG, A.Y.M. & ROMERO, M.J., 2016. Master teachers as teacher leaders: Evidence from Malaysia and the Philippines International Studies in Educational Administration. 43(2), 81-102
  • NG, A.Y.M., 2016. School leadership preparation in Malaysia: Aims, content and impact Educational Management Administration and Leadership.
  • NG, A.Y.M., 2016. Development and Validation of Student Leadership scale: A Student Outcome Measurement Project for Yayasan AMIR Trust Schools LEAP ED.
  • NG, A.Y.M. (2009), Boys and the Learning of English: An Issue of Ability, Attitude or Assessment. In: Ministry of Education Malaysia-Commonwealth Secretariat (2009). Action Gender in Classroom and Schooling Processes, Ministry of Education- Commonwealth Secretariat Educational Planning and REsearch Dividion, MOE Malaysia. 209-230
  • Ng, A.Y.M.(2013). Principal Leadership Styles and Management Behaviour in Two Ethnic-cultural Settings in Malaysia: A Comparative Case Study. In: 3rd Regional Conference on Educational Leadership and Management (RCELAM). 3.
  • Ng, A.Y.M. (2009). Sustaining School Improvement through Participatory Action Research in Tackling School Organization Problems in Real Time In: 2nd Thailand-Malaysia Joint Educational Conference 2009. 122-127
  • Ng, A.Y.M. (2008). Photo Voice and Group Discussion: Action Research in the Improvement of school Management. In: 1st Malaysia-Thailand Joint Educational Research Conference on Research-Driven Education Reforms, Vision for the Future. 141-153

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University of Nottingham Malaysia
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