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).
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 (NTU), UK. 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… read more
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. He is currently:
- Completing a project investigating the impact of broad-based community organising across ten areas within the UK.
- Developing proposals to investigate the institutional design of 'compassion' in social welfare.
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.