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Our Faculty
Our Faculty

CHRISTOPHER JEFFERY
Chief Academic Officer

Welcome Messages

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to BUV. I was appointed in 2010 to lead the academic development and growth of the University. The journey over the last 13 years has been exciting and promises to be even more so as we develop into the next phase of our campus development in Ecopark and double in size. I am very proud of all our students and alumni and to see them develop in both knowledge and skills to a level that matches or surpasses those of their British counterparts. I feel very honoured to have been trusted by parents and students to contribute to this development. BUV delivers the best in education and skills, allowing students to grow in confidence and ability as well as knowledge, whilst being ‘good people’, who care about others and our environment.

As a leader of BUV, my mission is and will continue to be to ensure that BUV is much more than just a building, it is about the people and their experience, making sure we transfer knowledge in a way that excites and is practical as well as remaining with them throughout their lives.

We pride ourselves on the quality of what we do, ensuring students and parents receive the highest level of service as well as the ability to become partners in your long-term success.

I look forward to meeting you in person and the whole team looks forward to supporting you and working with you to help achieve your goals and your ambition, no matter what they are.

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British University Vietnam, is committed to providing a world class education and learning experience for our students. Our 100% international qualified faculty that meets the exact standards required by UK institutions, brings together academics with extensive teaching experience as well as practitioner and research capabilities. Our faculty is recruited for their internationality and commitment to the whole learning experience within the classroom as well as developing skills to ensure all graduates are 100% prepared for a successful career.

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Professor Raymond Gordon

Vice Chancellor and President

Professor Dr. Raymond Gordon is an experienced academic leader, teacher and researcher holding positions at universities throughout the world including the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), the University of Sydney, University of Warwick (UK), Reitaku University Japan, New Mexico State University (USA), Copenhagen Business School Denmark and others.

He has an esteemed research and publication record with more than 70 publications in peer reviewed journals in the fields of leadership, power relations, organization theory and ethnographic studies. His work has been published by leading (Tier 1) international academic and journals such as the Leadership Quarterly, Organisation Studies, and the journal of Public Administration to name a few. Prior to becoming an academic Professor Gordon was an experienced corporate leader spending 25 years in the Computer Engineering and Information Technology industries in the UK, Australia, and US.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. in Management (2004)
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MGSM) (1992)

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam – BUV (Vietnam)

Vice Chancellor and President, British University, Vietnam (2018-now)

  • Australian Academy of Business Management (AABM)

President and Chair of Board (2015-now)

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International

Mentor (2014-now)

  • International Counsel of Business and Management (ICBM)

Vice President and member of the board (2014-now)

  • Queensland Chamber of Commerce

Member (2013-now)

  • Quality Training Solutions (QTS)

President and Chair of Board (2012-now)

  • Australian Chamber of Commerce Vietnam

Former Director on the Board (2015-2020)

  • Bond University (Australia)

Professor of Leadership and Director of Core Programs (2016-2018)

  • RMIT University (Vietnam)

Head, School of Commerce and Management (2014-2016)

  • Bond University (Australia)

Deputy Dean, Faculty of Business (2013-2014)

Associate Dean Quality Assurance and International Programs, Faculty of Business (2010-2013)

 

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

Leadership and power

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Gordon, R.D. and Clegg, S.R. (2012)

Accounting for Ethics in Practice: Problems of Legitimacy, Financial Accountability and Management, 28(4): 0267-4424, (A Journal)

  • Gordon, R.D., Kornberger, M. and Clegg, S.R. (2009)

Power, Rationality and Legitimacy in Public Organisations, Public Administration, 87(1): 15-34. (A* Journal)

  • Gordon, R.D., Kornberger, M. and Clegg, S.R. (2009)

Embedded Ethics: Discourse and Power in the NSW Police Service, Organisation Studies, 30(01): 73-99 (A* Journal)

 

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITIONS

  • Gordon, R.D. (2008)
    An Empirical Study into Leadership, Power and Discourse, ANZAM Colloquium into Discourse and Leadership

Auckland Business School

  • Gordon, R.D. (2007)

Power, Domination and Legitimacy, APROS colloquium, Management Development Institute

Gurgaon, New Delhi, India

  • Gordon, R.D. (2006)

Power, Authority and Legitimacy, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference

Yapoon

(Won best paper award in Critical Management Studies Division, and the all academy highly commended paper award).

  • Gordon, R.D. (2005)

Constitution of Power and Corruption in a Police Organization, American Academy of Management Conference: A New Vision of Management In The 21st Century, Hawaii, Aug 2005.

  • Gordon, R. D. (2000)

Developing an Alternative Research Framework for Studying Change Management Scenarios, Proceedings of APROS: Organizing Knowledge Economies And Societies

Sydney Australia, 14-17 December

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

ARC Linkage Grant with NSW Waterboard lead by Professor Stewart Clegg, Managing Collaborative Organisation Projects ($350,000) (2006)

Joint linkage project, Leadership development program, NSW Health ($20,000). Project completed (2006)

Joint linkage project, Exploring the use of democratic control systems in policing, NSW Police, $25,000. Project completed (2005)

 

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • Australian National Export Award for Best Practice and Innovation in International Education Design (Hybri , MyBOND MBA) (2010)

International Education Association Australia (IEAA).

  • Dean’s Excellence in Research Award (2009 & 2010)

Bond Business School, Bond University Australia.

  • Excellent in Teaching Award (2007 to 2010)

Bond Business School, Bond University Australia.

  • Best Research Paper (2006)

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Yeppoon, Australia.

  • Paper submitted to the US Academy of Management (2005)

Social Issues in Management (SIM) division for the all-academy Newman award for excellence in research.

Professor Dr. Raymond Gordon is an experienced academic leader, teacher and researcher holding positions at universities throughout the world including the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), the University of Sydney, University of Warwick (UK), Reitaku University Japan, New Mexico State University (USA), Copenhagen Business School Denmark and others.

He has an esteemed research and publication record with more than 70 publications in peer reviewed journals in the fields of leadership, power relations, organization theory and ethnographic studies. His work has been published by leading (Tier 1) international academic and journals such as the Leadership Quarterly, Organisation Studies, and the journal of Public Administration to name a few. Prior to becoming an academic Professor Gordon was an experienced corporate leader spending 25 years in the Computer Engineering and Information Technology industries in the UK, Australia, and US.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. in Management (2004)
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MGSM) (1992)

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam – BUV (Vietnam)

Vice Chancellor and President, British University, Vietnam (2018-now)

  • Australian Academy of Business Management (AABM)

President and Chair of Board (2015-now)

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International

Mentor (2014-now)

  • International Counsel of Business and Management (ICBM)

Vice President and member of the board (2014-now)

  • Queensland Chamber of Commerce

Member (2013-now)

  • Quality Training Solutions (QTS)

President and Chair of Board (2012-now)

  • Australian Chamber of Commerce Vietnam

Former Director on the Board (2015-2020)

  • Bond University (Australia)

Professor of Leadership and Director of Core Programs (2016-2018)

  • RMIT University (Vietnam)

Head, School of Commerce and Management (2014-2016)

  • Bond University (Australia)

Deputy Dean, Faculty of Business (2013-2014)

Associate Dean Quality Assurance and International Programs, Faculty of Business (2010-2013)

 

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

Leadership and power

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Gordon, R.D. and Clegg, S.R. (2012)

Accounting for Ethics in Practice: Problems of Legitimacy, Financial Accountability and Management, 28(4): 0267-4424, (A Journal)

  • Gordon, R.D., Kornberger, M. and Clegg, S.R. (2009)

Power, Rationality and Legitimacy in Public Organisations, Public Administration, 87(1): 15-34. (A* Journal)

  • Gordon, R.D., Kornberger, M. and Clegg, S.R. (2009)

Embedded Ethics: Discourse and Power in the NSW Police Service, Organisation Studies, 30(01): 73-99 (A* Journal)

 

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITIONS

  • Gordon, R.D. (2008)
    An Empirical Study into Leadership, Power and Discourse, ANZAM Colloquium into Discourse and Leadership

Auckland Business School

  • Gordon, R.D. (2007)

Power, Domination and Legitimacy, APROS colloquium, Management Development Institute

Gurgaon, New Delhi, India

  • Gordon, R.D. (2006)

Power, Authority and Legitimacy, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference

Yapoon

(Won best paper award in Critical Management Studies Division, and the all academy highly commended paper award).

  • Gordon, R.D. (2005)

Constitution of Power and Corruption in a Police Organization, American Academy of Management Conference: A New Vision of Management In The 21st Century, Hawaii, Aug 2005.

  • Gordon, R. D. (2000)

Developing an Alternative Research Framework for Studying Change Management Scenarios, Proceedings of APROS: Organizing Knowledge Economies And Societies

Sydney Australia, 14-17 December

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

ARC Linkage Grant with NSW Waterboard lead by Professor Stewart Clegg, Managing Collaborative Organisation Projects ($350,000) (2006)

Joint linkage project, Leadership development program, NSW Health ($20,000). Project completed (2006)

Joint linkage project, Exploring the use of democratic control systems in policing, NSW Police, $25,000. Project completed (2005)

 

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • Australian National Export Award for Best Practice and Innovation in International Education Design (Hybri , MyBOND MBA) (2010)

International Education Association Australia (IEAA).

  • Dean’s Excellence in Research Award (2009 & 2010)

Bond Business School, Bond University Australia.

  • Excellent in Teaching Award (2007 to 2010)

Bond Business School, Bond University Australia.

  • Best Research Paper (2006)

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Yeppoon, Australia.

  • Paper submitted to the US Academy of Management (2005)

Social Issues in Management (SIM) division for the all-academy Newman award for excellence in research.

Our Faculty

Professor Rick Bennett

Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President

Raised and educated in London, England, Rick completed a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts from Bristol Polytechnic. Following graduation in 1984, he was employed for 7 years in the UK TV/film industry. In 1990, he emigrated to Australia and began working for UNSW. In 1998, Rick completed a Master of Higher Education degree (UNSW) and subsequently, initiated an ongoing research project that explores advantages of using digital technology within education. In 2009, Rick completed his PhD thesis (University of Sydney) titled; Drawing on The Virtual Collective: Exploring Online Collaborative Creativity in the Visual Arts.

In addition, Rick passionately continues to work on a series of Creative Outreach projects that aim to assist communities in less fortunate parts of the world – including Kenya, Uganda, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2004 – 2009)

The University of Sydney, Australia

Thesis: Drawing on the Virtual Collective: Exploring Online Collaborative Creativity

  • Master of Higher Education (1994 -1998)

The University of New South Wales, Australia

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fine Arts (1981-1984)

Bristol Polytechnic, England (UK)

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)

Professor (2022 – Current)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice President

  • RMIT University (Vietnam)

Professor (2015 – 2022)

Executive Dean (Academic & Students) (2019 – 2022)

Vice-President (Academic) (2018-19)

Dean, School of Communication & Design (2015-2018)

  • University of New South Wales (Australia)

Assoc. Lecturer to Assoc. Professor (1990 – 2015)

Head, College of Fine Arts Online

 

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  • Online Learning & Teaching
  • Graphic Design, Foundation Design Theories

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Polaine, A., & Bennett, R. (2010)

Creative Waves: Exploring Emerging Online Cultures, Social Networking and Creative Collaboration Through e-Learning to Offer Visual Campaigns for Local Kenyan Health Needs. In Collaborative Technologies and Applications for Interactive Information Design: Emerging Trends in User Experiences, Rummler, Scott & Ng, Kwong-Bor (Eds.), Hershey, PA: IGI Global. ISBN: 978-1-60566-727-7

  • Martini, N., Harrison, J., & Bennett, R. (2010)

Creating Waves across geographical and disciplinary divides through online creative collaboration. In Interaction in Communication Technologies & Virtual Learning Environments, Ragusa, Angela, T. (Ed), Human Factors, IGI Global, pp 9-25.

ISBN: 978-1-60566-874-1

  • Bennett, R. & Dziekan, V. (2005)

Online Collaboration in the Creative Process: Working With the Most Interactive Community of Designers We Have [N]ever Met.

Designs on E-Learning International Conference Proceedings: The University of the Arts, London, England, ISBN: 1-903455-09-X

 

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITIONS

  • Bennett, R. (2021)

Barriers to Online Education for Higher Education in Vietnam – (Keynote Address)

2021 Auscham Education Conference Vietnam (Online)

  • Bennett, R. (2014)

Global Classrooms, Local Benefits

2014 International Conference on Global Education for Digital Natives (Keynote Address)

Tamkang University, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

  • Bennett, R. (2011)

Creative Outreach Through Computing in Education

Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011 Conference (Keynote Address)

The Sebel Albert Park Hotel, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Bennett, R.  (2013)

The Banglos Project – Design Exhibition

Ayala Museum, Makati, Manila, Philippines.

  • Bennett, R.  (2011)

DasManila – Design Exhibition

Royal Botanic Gardens

Sydney, Australia.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • McIntyre, S., Bennett, R., & Watson, K. (2009)

Australian Learning & Teaching Council (ALTC)

Learning to Teach Online: Developing high-quality video and text resources to help educators teach online. ($219,000)

  • Bennett, R. & McIntyre, S. (2007)

UNSW Learning & Teaching Performance Fund

Planning, Infrastructure Provision and Establishment of the UNSW Academy of Online Art and Design Education ($68,000)

  • Bennett, R. & Chan, L. (2004-06)

Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant

Formalising a System and Approach for an Effective Online Collaborative Design Process in Visual Communication. ($260,000)

 

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2006)

Carrick Institute (now ALTC)

‘For pioneering internationally recognised best practice in online education in the creative arts and design’

  • AUQA Commendation (2006)

Australian University Quality Agency

‘For good practice in systematisation of online delivery and innovation in online collaborative education.’

  • President’s Award (2005)

Australasian Society of Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (Ascilite)

‘For innovation and exemplary use of technology in higher education’.

  • ACUADS Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award (2004)

Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS)

  • UNSW Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2001)

‘For exemplary innovation in the use of technology in teaching

 

Raised and educated in London, England, Rick completed a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts from Bristol Polytechnic. Following graduation in 1984, he was employed for 7 years in the UK TV/film industry. In 1990, he emigrated to Australia and began working for UNSW. In 1998, Rick completed a Master of Higher Education degree (UNSW) and subsequently, initiated an ongoing research project that explores advantages of using digital technology within education. In 2009, Rick completed his PhD thesis (University of Sydney) titled; Drawing on The Virtual Collective: Exploring Online Collaborative Creativity in the Visual Arts.

In addition, Rick passionately continues to work on a series of Creative Outreach projects that aim to assist communities in less fortunate parts of the world – including Kenya, Uganda, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2004 – 2009)

The University of Sydney, Australia

Thesis: Drawing on the Virtual Collective: Exploring Online Collaborative Creativity

  • Master of Higher Education (1994 -1998)

The University of New South Wales, Australia

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fine Arts (1981-1984)

Bristol Polytechnic, England (UK)

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)

Professor (2022 – Current)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Vice President

  • RMIT University (Vietnam)

Professor (2015 – 2022)

Executive Dean (Academic & Students) (2019 – 2022)

Vice-President (Academic) (2018-19)

Dean, School of Communication & Design (2015-2018)

  • University of New South Wales (Australia)

Assoc. Lecturer to Assoc. Professor (1990 – 2015)

Head, College of Fine Arts Online

 

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  • Online Learning & Teaching
  • Graphic Design, Foundation Design Theories

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Polaine, A., & Bennett, R. (2010)

Creative Waves: Exploring Emerging Online Cultures, Social Networking and Creative Collaboration Through e-Learning to Offer Visual Campaigns for Local Kenyan Health Needs. In Collaborative Technologies and Applications for Interactive Information Design: Emerging Trends in User Experiences, Rummler, Scott & Ng, Kwong-Bor (Eds.), Hershey, PA: IGI Global. ISBN: 978-1-60566-727-7

  • Martini, N., Harrison, J., & Bennett, R. (2010)

Creating Waves across geographical and disciplinary divides through online creative collaboration. In Interaction in Communication Technologies & Virtual Learning Environments, Ragusa, Angela, T. (Ed), Human Factors, IGI Global, pp 9-25.

ISBN: 978-1-60566-874-1

  • Bennett, R. & Dziekan, V. (2005)

Online Collaboration in the Creative Process: Working With the Most Interactive Community of Designers We Have [N]ever Met.

Designs on E-Learning International Conference Proceedings: The University of the Arts, London, England, ISBN: 1-903455-09-X

 

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITIONS

  • Bennett, R. (2021)

Barriers to Online Education for Higher Education in Vietnam – (Keynote Address)

2021 Auscham Education Conference Vietnam (Online)

  • Bennett, R. (2014)

Global Classrooms, Local Benefits

2014 International Conference on Global Education for Digital Natives (Keynote Address)

Tamkang University, New Taipei City, Taiwan.

  • Bennett, R. (2011)

Creative Outreach Through Computing in Education

Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011 Conference (Keynote Address)

The Sebel Albert Park Hotel, Melbourne, Australia.

  • Bennett, R.  (2013)

The Banglos Project – Design Exhibition

Ayala Museum, Makati, Manila, Philippines.

  • Bennett, R.  (2011)

DasManila – Design Exhibition

Royal Botanic Gardens

Sydney, Australia.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • McIntyre, S., Bennett, R., & Watson, K. (2009)

Australian Learning & Teaching Council (ALTC)

Learning to Teach Online: Developing high-quality video and text resources to help educators teach online. ($219,000)

  • Bennett, R. & McIntyre, S. (2007)

UNSW Learning & Teaching Performance Fund

Planning, Infrastructure Provision and Establishment of the UNSW Academy of Online Art and Design Education ($68,000)

  • Bennett, R. & Chan, L. (2004-06)

Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant

Formalising a System and Approach for an Effective Online Collaborative Design Process in Visual Communication. ($260,000)

 

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2006)

Carrick Institute (now ALTC)

‘For pioneering internationally recognised best practice in online education in the creative arts and design’

  • AUQA Commendation (2006)

Australian University Quality Agency

‘For good practice in systematisation of online delivery and innovation in online collaborative education.’

  • President’s Award (2005)

Australasian Society of Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (Ascilite)

‘For innovation and exemplary use of technology in higher education’.

  • ACUADS Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award (2004)

Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS)

  • UNSW Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2001)

‘For exemplary innovation in the use of technology in teaching

 

Our Faculty

Christopher Jeffery

Chief Academic Officer

Chris has worked in Vietnam for 12 years moving from City University London to Hanoi to help launch British University Vietnam in 2010 and has been heavily involved in growing it from 20 students to 2,000, developing a value-added skills element to all students as well as being a team member for the new campus development and launching new programmes, Vietnamese qualifications as well as UK degrees. Chris was previously faculty and managed/taught at Cass Business School, City University, where he started teaching management to undergraduates, then covering admissions and international partnership for all management courses. Chris in 2002 was appointed course director of the Executive MBA programme at Cass and over a period of 8 years redesigned the programme content and structure, launched new models of study and crafted a world class international offering. Over the 8 years Chris and the team grew the programme to number 10 in the world as ranked by the Financial Times.

Prior to joining academia Chris worked at the BBC political unit in London on a number of programmes and projects including general election coverage, budgets and European elections.

Chris is also an active member of BritCham Vietnam and is presently it’s National Chair, having served in this role for 3 years and prior to that it’s Vice-Chair, representing British Business to Governments at all levels up to and including Prime Ministerial. Chris is also a Board Member of the Vietnam Business Forum and sits on the advisory board of charities and schools in Vietnam.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Philosophy (1995-1997)

City University Business School, London

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Management and Systems Science (1992-1995)

Department of Systems Science, City University, London

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS 

  • British University Vietnam (BUV) (Vietnam)

Chief Academic Officer (2019 – Now)

Dean (2010-2019)

  • Cass Business School, London (UK)

Senior University Fellow (2003-2010)

Executive MBA Programme Director

 

BUSINESS AFFILIATION

  • British Chamber of Commerce Vietnam

National Chair (2019 – Now)

National Vice Chair (2016-2019)

Board Member (2010-2016)

  • Bett Asia

Advisory Board Member (2019 – Now)

  • Vietnam Business Forum

Executive Board Member (2015 – Now)

 

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

Chris is interested in the development of business in Vietnam as well as its future growth, with specific relevance to FDI and The UK. Chris has spoken at many Ministerial, Business and Media events commenting on this area, including international and local media, live and recorded.

Another key interest is service quality in the business environment and the importance of it in continuing growth and development.

 

MEDIA

  • Regular contributor

VTV

VITV

Vietnam Economic Times

Vietnam Financial Times

VnExpress

Vietnam News Agency

Chris has worked in Vietnam for 12 years moving from City University London to Hanoi to help launch British University Vietnam in 2010 and has been heavily involved in growing it from 20 students to 2,000, developing a value-added skills element to all students as well as being a team member for the new campus development and launching new programmes, Vietnamese qualifications as well as UK degrees. Chris was previously faculty and managed/taught at Cass Business School, City University, where he started teaching management to undergraduates, then covering admissions and international partnership for all management courses. Chris in 2002 was appointed course director of the Executive MBA programme at Cass and over a period of 8 years redesigned the programme content and structure, launched new models of study and crafted a world class international offering. Over the 8 years Chris and the team grew the programme to number 10 in the world as ranked by the Financial Times.

Prior to joining academia Chris worked at the BBC political unit in London on a number of programmes and projects including general election coverage, budgets and European elections.

Chris is also an active member of BritCham Vietnam and is presently it’s National Chair, having served in this role for 3 years and prior to that it’s Vice-Chair, representing British Business to Governments at all levels up to and including Prime Ministerial. Chris is also a Board Member of the Vietnam Business Forum and sits on the advisory board of charities and schools in Vietnam.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Philosophy (1995-1997)

City University Business School, London

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Management and Systems Science (1992-1995)

Department of Systems Science, City University, London

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS 

  • British University Vietnam (BUV) (Vietnam)

Chief Academic Officer (2019 – Now)

Dean (2010-2019)

  • Cass Business School, London (UK)

Senior University Fellow (2003-2010)

Executive MBA Programme Director

 

BUSINESS AFFILIATION

  • British Chamber of Commerce Vietnam

National Chair (2019 – Now)

National Vice Chair (2016-2019)

Board Member (2010-2016)

  • Bett Asia

Advisory Board Member (2019 – Now)

  • Vietnam Business Forum

Executive Board Member (2015 – Now)

 

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

Chris is interested in the development of business in Vietnam as well as its future growth, with specific relevance to FDI and The UK. Chris has spoken at many Ministerial, Business and Media events commenting on this area, including international and local media, live and recorded.

Another key interest is service quality in the business environment and the importance of it in continuing growth and development.

 

MEDIA

  • Regular contributor

VTV

VITV

Vietnam Economic Times

Vietnam Financial Times

VnExpress

Vietnam News Agency

Our Faculty

Assoc. Professor Jason MacVaugh

Dean (Higher Education)

Born in the United States but raised and educated in the Cayman Islands and the United Kingdom, Jason completed a BSc in Business Management from N.C. State University. Following graduation in 2000 he was employed in both in the UK and the USA banking sectors. In 2002, he completed an MSc in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations from Brunel, and subsequently in 2003, won a studentship for a PhD in Knowledge Management. In 2007, Jason took a position at the University of Gloucestershire where he completed his PhD thesis in 2009. Jason’s career includes teaching and research activities across international locations including: Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, the USA, Italy and Tunisia.

Jason in a keen Teaching and Learning champion; winning a HEA National Teaching Fellowship in 2011, multiple faculty teaching and learning excellence awards, and publishing Pedagogic research alongside his disciplinary work in Innovation and Human Resource Management.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2003 – 2009)

The University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Thesis: A Critical Investigation of Knowledge management as a Determinant of New Product Development Success

  • MSc Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (1994 -1998)

The Brunel University, United Kingdom

  • BSc Business Management (1996-2000)

N.C. State University, United States of America

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)

Associate Professor (2023 – Current)

Dean (Higher Education

  • University of Liverpool (United Kingdom)

Director of Studies (2019 – 2023)

  • University of East Anglia (United Kingdom)

Course Development Lead (2017 – 2019)

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  • Innovation/Knowledge Management
  • International and Comparative Human Resource Management

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Mejri, K., MacVaugh, J., and Tsagdis, D. (2018), “Knowledge configurations of small and medium-sized knowledge-intensive firms in a developing economy: A knowledge-based view of business-to-business internationalization”, Industrial Marketing Management, Vol. 71 (May), pp. 160-170.
  • MacVaugh, J. and Evans, J. (2012), “A re-examination of flexible working in Japan”, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 23 No. 6, pp. 1245-1258.
  • MacVaugh, J. and Norton, M. (2011), “Introducing sustainability into business education contexts using active learning”, Higher Education Policy, Vol. 24 No. 4, pp. 439-457.

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITIONS

  • MacVaugh, J. (2022)

‘Student groups and cohorts, an extension of integrated skills education for undergraduates: an analysis of programme outcomes.’ ICTEL Conference, Singapore.

  • Al Shwayat, D. and MacVaugh, J. (2018)

‘A Multi-level Examination of the Relationship between Organisational Culture and Knowledge Sharing in the Banking Sector.’ SIBR Conference, Osaka.

  • Tsagdis, D.; Kais, M.; MacVaugh, J.A. (2016)

‘SME Internationalization Knowledge: A Developing Economy Perspective.’ Academy of Management 76th Annual Conference, Anaheim.

  • Pritchard, C. and MacVaugh, J. (2011)

‘Strategic selection using person-organisation fit: evidence from stage theatre companies.’ Best full paper (HRM category) at British Academy of Management Conference, 2011.

  • MacVaugh, J. (2007)

‘Proactive Knowledge Management: An Independent Enabler of New Product Development Success?’ presented at 14th International Product Development Management Conference, Porto, 2007.

 RESEARCH GRANTS

  • MacVaugh (2011)

Limits to innovation diffusion: An empirical study in four parts (2011-2013) My Role: project leader. External Support: Amount of program subsidy: 8,000 pounds for the pilot study (from the JAIST foundation) and 32,000 pounds for the study via Kakenhi (Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), a total of 40,000 GBP.

  • Healey et al. (2010)

NTFS research project titled Rethinking final year Projects and Dissertations (2010-2012) My Role: team member. External Support: Amount of program subsidy: 200,000 GBP in total from the Higher Education Academy.

  • MacVaugh (2007)

Redevelopment of The University of Gloucestershire Business School Curriculum (2007-2010) My Role: team leader. External Support: Amount of program subsidy: 20,000 GBP in total from the Centre for Active Learning.

AWARDS & ASSOCIATION

  • Awards:  National Teaching Fellowship (Inclusivity in Higher Education) 2011- 2014 Higher Education Academy (UK). Chartered Association of Business School’s ‘Leaders in Learning and Teaching’ (UK)
  • Member: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD), Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Academy of Management, British Academy of Management, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management
  • Reviewer: Academy of International Business Conference, British Academy of Management Conference, European Journal of Innovation Management, Management Learning, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

DOCTORAL SUPERVISION COMPLETIONS

  • Ahmed Salih, DBA (Awarded September 2020) “Improving Project Management Information System Introduction Success in a Construction Context” First Supervisor (University of Liverpool, UK)
  • Jacqueline Murray, DBA “Improving Student Satisfaction at a Caribbean University Using a Customer Focussed Strategy” (Awarded July 2018) Joint supervisor (Napier University, UK)
  • Dana Alshwayat, PhD “Knowledge Management for Product Innovation in the Financial Service Sector.” (Awarded November 2017) First Supervisor (University of Gloucestershire, UK) 
  • Nguyen Thu Huong PhD “Knowledge-bridging Managers in High-Tech Partnership: A Case Study of Software Offshoring from Japan to Vietnam.” (Awarded February 2012) role: Second Supervisor (JAIST, Japan)
  • Kais Mejri PhD “The Knowledge Process in Internationalization of SMEs: A Case Study of the Tunisian ICT Industry.” (Awarded March 2011) role: Second Supervisor (JAIST, Japan)

Born in the United States but raised and educated in the Cayman Islands and the United Kingdom, Jason completed a BSc in Business Management from N.C. State University. Following graduation in 2000 he was employed in both in the UK and the USA banking sectors. In 2002, he completed an MSc in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations from Brunel, and subsequently in 2003, won a studentship for a PhD in Knowledge Management. In 2007, Jason took a position at the University of Gloucestershire where he completed his PhD thesis in 2009. Jason’s career includes teaching and research activities across international locations including: Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, the USA, Italy and Tunisia.

Jason in a keen Teaching and Learning champion; winning a HEA National Teaching Fellowship in 2011, multiple faculty teaching and learning excellence awards, and publishing Pedagogic research alongside his disciplinary work in Innovation and Human Resource Management.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2003 – 2009)

The University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Thesis: A Critical Investigation of Knowledge management as a Determinant of New Product Development Success

  • MSc Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (1994 -1998)

The Brunel University, United Kingdom

  • BSc Business Management (1996-2000)

N.C. State University, United States of America

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)

Associate Professor (2023 – Current)

Dean (Higher Education

  • University of Liverpool (United Kingdom)

Director of Studies (2019 – 2023)

  • University of East Anglia (United Kingdom)

Course Development Lead (2017 – 2019)

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  • Innovation/Knowledge Management
  • International and Comparative Human Resource Management

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Mejri, K., MacVaugh, J., and Tsagdis, D. (2018), “Knowledge configurations of small and medium-sized knowledge-intensive firms in a developing economy: A knowledge-based view of business-to-business internationalization”, Industrial Marketing Management, Vol. 71 (May), pp. 160-170.
  • MacVaugh, J. and Evans, J. (2012), “A re-examination of flexible working in Japan”, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 23 No. 6, pp. 1245-1258.
  • MacVaugh, J. and Norton, M. (2011), “Introducing sustainability into business education contexts using active learning”, Higher Education Policy, Vol. 24 No. 4, pp. 439-457.

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITIONS

  • MacVaugh, J. (2022)

‘Student groups and cohorts, an extension of integrated skills education for undergraduates: an analysis of programme outcomes.’ ICTEL Conference, Singapore.

  • Al Shwayat, D. and MacVaugh, J. (2018)

‘A Multi-level Examination of the Relationship between Organisational Culture and Knowledge Sharing in the Banking Sector.’ SIBR Conference, Osaka.

  • Tsagdis, D.; Kais, M.; MacVaugh, J.A. (2016)

‘SME Internationalization Knowledge: A Developing Economy Perspective.’ Academy of Management 76th Annual Conference, Anaheim.

  • Pritchard, C. and MacVaugh, J. (2011)

‘Strategic selection using person-organisation fit: evidence from stage theatre companies.’ Best full paper (HRM category) at British Academy of Management Conference, 2011.

  • MacVaugh, J. (2007)

‘Proactive Knowledge Management: An Independent Enabler of New Product Development Success?’ presented at 14th International Product Development Management Conference, Porto, 2007.

 RESEARCH GRANTS

  • MacVaugh (2011)

Limits to innovation diffusion: An empirical study in four parts (2011-2013) My Role: project leader. External Support: Amount of program subsidy: 8,000 pounds for the pilot study (from the JAIST foundation) and 32,000 pounds for the study via Kakenhi (Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), a total of 40,000 GBP.

  • Healey et al. (2010)

NTFS research project titled Rethinking final year Projects and Dissertations (2010-2012) My Role: team member. External Support: Amount of program subsidy: 200,000 GBP in total from the Higher Education Academy.

  • MacVaugh (2007)

Redevelopment of The University of Gloucestershire Business School Curriculum (2007-2010) My Role: team leader. External Support: Amount of program subsidy: 20,000 GBP in total from the Centre for Active Learning.

AWARDS & ASSOCIATION

  • Awards:  National Teaching Fellowship (Inclusivity in Higher Education) 2011- 2014 Higher Education Academy (UK). Chartered Association of Business School’s ‘Leaders in Learning and Teaching’ (UK)
  • Member: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD), Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Academy of Management, British Academy of Management, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management
  • Reviewer: Academy of International Business Conference, British Academy of Management Conference, European Journal of Innovation Management, Management Learning, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

DOCTORAL SUPERVISION COMPLETIONS

  • Ahmed Salih, DBA (Awarded September 2020) “Improving Project Management Information System Introduction Success in a Construction Context” First Supervisor (University of Liverpool, UK)
  • Jacqueline Murray, DBA “Improving Student Satisfaction at a Caribbean University Using a Customer Focussed Strategy” (Awarded July 2018) Joint supervisor (Napier University, UK)
  • Dana Alshwayat, PhD “Knowledge Management for Product Innovation in the Financial Service Sector.” (Awarded November 2017) First Supervisor (University of Gloucestershire, UK) 
  • Nguyen Thu Huong PhD “Knowledge-bridging Managers in High-Tech Partnership: A Case Study of Software Offshoring from Japan to Vietnam.” (Awarded February 2012) role: Second Supervisor (JAIST, Japan)
  • Kais Mejri PhD “The Knowledge Process in Internationalization of SMEs: A Case Study of the Tunisian ICT Industry.” (Awarded March 2011) role: Second Supervisor (JAIST, Japan)
Our Faculty

Tony Summers

University Registrar

Tony made the move to academia in 2006 after a successful 30 year career as a senior manager in the ICT sector. With extensive professional experience in the many facets of business including business development, sales, marketing, general management and operations Tony brings a wealth of knowledge to his classroom that he enthusiastically shares with his students. Tony’s motivation for teaching comes from a deep and continuing interest in marketing, strategic management and globalisation as well as the reward he feels when students make an intellectual connection for the first time. “I believe that University students should be encouraged to take responsibility and ownership for their own learning and that my primary role is to energise, motivate, guide and act as one of their key learning resources”. Moving to Vietnam in 2011 and joining BUV as one of the first lecturers, Tony has progressed through the roles of Lecturer, Programme Leader for all Staffordshire University programmes, Senior Lecturer and now Deputy Chief Academic Officer and Senior Lecturer in Management. His current role focuses on University-wide academic operations and leading the team of international faculty.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • DBA (2021 – 2024) – In progress
    Montpellier Business School, Montpellier (France)
  • MBA (2001 – 2003)
    School of Business and Law – Kingston University – London (UK)
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies (1997 – 2000)
    Brighton Business School, University of Brighton, (UK)
  • Dip HE Business Studies (1994-1996)
    Brighton Business School, University of Brighton, (UK)

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Deputy Chief Academic Officer and Senior Lecturer (2015 – Current)
    Programme Leader and Lecturer (2011 – 2015)
  • Box Hill College Kuwait
    Business Teacher (2010 – 2011)
  • Sharda University, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Asst. Professor of Marketing and Strategic Management (2008-2010)
  • Seychelles Institute of Management, Seychelles (Indian Ocean)
    Senior Project Manager (Senior Lecturer) (2006 – 2008)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • The service quality expectations of private higher education students and their parents.
  • Factors that determine students’ and parents’ choice of HE institution.

Tony made the move to academia in 2006 after a successful 30 year career as a senior manager in the ICT sector. With extensive professional experience in the many facets of business including business development, sales, marketing, general management and operations Tony brings a wealth of knowledge to his classroom that he enthusiastically shares with his students. Tony’s motivation for teaching comes from a deep and continuing interest in marketing, strategic management and globalisation as well as the reward he feels when students make an intellectual connection for the first time. “I believe that University students should be encouraged to take responsibility and ownership for their own learning and that my primary role is to energise, motivate, guide and act as one of their key learning resources”. Moving to Vietnam in 2011 and joining BUV as one of the first lecturers, Tony has progressed through the roles of Lecturer, Programme Leader for all Staffordshire University programmes, Senior Lecturer and now Deputy Chief Academic Officer and Senior Lecturer in Management. His current role focuses on University-wide academic operations and leading the team of international faculty.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • DBA (2021 – 2024) – In progress
    Montpellier Business School, Montpellier (France)
  • MBA (2001 – 2003)
    School of Business and Law – Kingston University – London (UK)
  • BA (Hons) Business Studies (1997 – 2000)
    Brighton Business School, University of Brighton, (UK)
  • Dip HE Business Studies (1994-1996)
    Brighton Business School, University of Brighton, (UK)

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Deputy Chief Academic Officer and Senior Lecturer (2015 – Current)
    Programme Leader and Lecturer (2011 – 2015)
  • Box Hill College Kuwait
    Business Teacher (2010 – 2011)
  • Sharda University, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Asst. Professor of Marketing and Strategic Management (2008-2010)
  • Seychelles Institute of Management, Seychelles (Indian Ocean)
    Senior Project Manager (Senior Lecturer) (2006 – 2008)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • The service quality expectations of private higher education students and their parents.
  • Factors that determine students’ and parents’ choice of HE institution.
Our Faculty

Dr. Joao Manuel Fialho

Senior Lecturer
Head, Centre for Postgraduate Studies

Joao Fialho is Programme Lead of the MBA and Graduate Programmes at BUV. He holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Évora, Portugal. He has diverse practical working and teaching experience in actuarial sciences, pricing, finance and data analysis, accumulated at the service of several multinational companies. In the last 10 years, he has accumulated experience in higher education, having already taught in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Dr Fialho is an active researcher in differential equations, mathematical modelling, big data and data analytics, with proven experience through a wide range of international publications, books and various communications at international conferences in data analytics, mathematics and applications.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics (2007 – 2012)
    University of Evora, Portugal
    Thesis: Existence, localization and multiplicity results for nonlinear and functional high order boundary value problems
  • Master of Science in Applied Mathematics (2007)
    University of Evora, Portugal
  • Bachelor of Applied Mathematics (2004)
    University of Evora, Portugal

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Programme Leader, MBA and Graduate Studies (2017 – Current)
    Senior Lecturer (2017 – Current)
  • Datauris (Portugal)
    Chief Scientific Officer – Partner and Founder (2019 – current)
  • American University of the Middle East (Kuwait)
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2015 – 2017)
    Multivariate Calculus coordinator
  • University of the Bahamas (Bahamas)
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2012 – 2015)
    Head of Mathematics Department
  • Teleperformance (Portugal)
    Pricing and Business Analyst (2011 – 2012)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Differential equations
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Big data and data analytics

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Souza, F. Minhos, J. Fialho (2021)
    On coupled systems of Lidstone-type boundary value problems, Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, 26(3), 358-371. https://doi.org/10.3846/mma.2021.129771141, 20181
  • Fialho (2018)
    A biomechanical model for the idiopathic scoliosis using spinal traction devices, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1141, 20181
  • Cabada, J. Fialho, Feliz Minhós (2013)
    Extremal solutions to fourth order discontinuous functional boundary value problems, Math. Nachr. 286, No. 17–18, 1744–1751

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Fialho (2020)
    Is data the new religion? – (Keynote speaker)
    TEDxBUV, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Fialho (2019)
    Key performance indicators and individual prediction models on penalty kicks – (Guest speaker)
    Fifth AMMCS International Conference
    Waterloo, Canada
  • Fialho (2018)
    A biomechanical model of the human spine – (Guest speaker)
    Seventh International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Physical Sciences
    Moscow, Russia
  • Fialho (2014)
    Fourth order periodic problems with mixed impulsive conditions – (Guest speaker)
    Tenth AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications, July, 2014, Madrid, Spain.
  • Fialho (2012)
    Multiplicity and Location Results for Second Order Functional Boundary Value Problems- (Guest speaker)
    Ninth World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts
    Orlando, USA

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • Fialho, Alphawin (2018)
    Alphawin and FPF (Portuguese Football Federation)
    Joint Venture in Big Data in Sports  – Penalty shootout – prediction and pattern analysis in penalty shootouts)
  • Fialho, Mohamed R Al-Mulla (2017)
    Kuwait University
    Modelling the idiopathic scoliosis – setting up a case by case therapy plan via the Antalgic-Track– joint work with Kuwait University – project QS01/17

Joao Fialho is Programme Lead of the MBA and Graduate Programmes at BUV. He holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Évora, Portugal. He has diverse practical working and teaching experience in actuarial sciences, pricing, finance and data analysis, accumulated at the service of several multinational companies. In the last 10 years, he has accumulated experience in higher education, having already taught in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Dr Fialho is an active researcher in differential equations, mathematical modelling, big data and data analytics, with proven experience through a wide range of international publications, books and various communications at international conferences in data analytics, mathematics and applications.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics (2007 – 2012)
    University of Evora, Portugal
    Thesis: Existence, localization and multiplicity results for nonlinear and functional high order boundary value problems
  • Master of Science in Applied Mathematics (2007)
    University of Evora, Portugal
  • Bachelor of Applied Mathematics (2004)
    University of Evora, Portugal

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Programme Leader, MBA and Graduate Studies (2017 – Current)
    Senior Lecturer (2017 – Current)
  • Datauris (Portugal)
    Chief Scientific Officer – Partner and Founder (2019 – current)
  • American University of the Middle East (Kuwait)
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2015 – 2017)
    Multivariate Calculus coordinator
  • University of the Bahamas (Bahamas)
    Assistant Professor of Mathematics (2012 – 2015)
    Head of Mathematics Department
  • Teleperformance (Portugal)
    Pricing and Business Analyst (2011 – 2012)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Differential equations
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Big data and data analytics

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Souza, F. Minhos, J. Fialho (2021)
    On coupled systems of Lidstone-type boundary value problems, Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, 26(3), 358-371. https://doi.org/10.3846/mma.2021.129771141, 20181
  • Fialho (2018)
    A biomechanical model for the idiopathic scoliosis using spinal traction devices, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 1141, 20181
  • Cabada, J. Fialho, Feliz Minhós (2013)
    Extremal solutions to fourth order discontinuous functional boundary value problems, Math. Nachr. 286, No. 17–18, 1744–1751

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Fialho (2020)
    Is data the new religion? – (Keynote speaker)
    TEDxBUV, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Fialho (2019)
    Key performance indicators and individual prediction models on penalty kicks – (Guest speaker)
    Fifth AMMCS International Conference
    Waterloo, Canada
  • Fialho (2018)
    A biomechanical model of the human spine – (Guest speaker)
    Seventh International Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Physical Sciences
    Moscow, Russia
  • Fialho (2014)
    Fourth order periodic problems with mixed impulsive conditions – (Guest speaker)
    Tenth AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications, July, 2014, Madrid, Spain.
  • Fialho (2012)
    Multiplicity and Location Results for Second Order Functional Boundary Value Problems- (Guest speaker)
    Ninth World Congress of Nonlinear Analysts
    Orlando, USA

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • Fialho, Alphawin (2018)
    Alphawin and FPF (Portuguese Football Federation)
    Joint Venture in Big Data in Sports  – Penalty shootout – prediction and pattern analysis in penalty shootouts)
  • Fialho, Mohamed R Al-Mulla (2017)
    Kuwait University
    Modelling the idiopathic scoliosis – setting up a case by case therapy plan via the Antalgic-Track– joint work with Kuwait University – project QS01/17
Our Faculty

Jonathan Neale

Senior Teaching Fellow
Discipline Lead - Business (Accounting, Finance & Economics)

Mr Neale has been CEO of two consultancies and successfully restored over 23 different businesses to profitability before entering higher education. He taught in the UK and Abu Dhabi before coming to Vietnam.

His first degree was from Dalhousie University (Canada), he later completed an MBA at Heriot-Watt University (Scotland) and a PGCE at York St. John University (England).

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD Student (formerly enrolled) (2011 – 2012)
    University of York
    Doctoral research on International Business Strategy (investigating the managerial economics of pursuing international expansion with concentration on foreign direct investment from the UK and Canada into Eastern Europe)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (2005)
    York St John University
  • Master of Business Administration (1994 – 1996)
    Heriot-Watt University
  • Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) (1982 – 1985)
    Dalhousie University

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Programme Leader, Student Support; Senior Teaching Fellow (2013-present)
  • Higher Colleges of Technology (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
    Senior Lecturer: Economics (2009-2010)
  • York St. John University (York) (2002 – 2007)
    Senior Lecturer

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Total Factor Productivity as a measure of firm performance
  • Foreign Direct Investment and Strategic Choice
  • International Economic Development; the role of Entrepreneurship

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Foreign Direct Investment into Central and Eastern Europe: Determinants of strategic choice 2006

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Presented “Foreign Direct Investment into Central and Eastern Europe: Determinants of strategic choice” to EUNIP 2006

Mr Neale has been CEO of two consultancies and successfully restored over 23 different businesses to profitability before entering higher education. He taught in the UK and Abu Dhabi before coming to Vietnam.

His first degree was from Dalhousie University (Canada), he later completed an MBA at Heriot-Watt University (Scotland) and a PGCE at York St. John University (England).

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD Student (formerly enrolled) (2011 – 2012)
    University of York
    Doctoral research on International Business Strategy (investigating the managerial economics of pursuing international expansion with concentration on foreign direct investment from the UK and Canada into Eastern Europe)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (2005)
    York St John University
  • Master of Business Administration (1994 – 1996)
    Heriot-Watt University
  • Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) (1982 – 1985)
    Dalhousie University

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Programme Leader, Student Support; Senior Teaching Fellow (2013-present)
  • Higher Colleges of Technology (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
    Senior Lecturer: Economics (2009-2010)
  • York St. John University (York) (2002 – 2007)
    Senior Lecturer

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Total Factor Productivity as a measure of firm performance
  • Foreign Direct Investment and Strategic Choice
  • International Economic Development; the role of Entrepreneurship

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Foreign Direct Investment into Central and Eastern Europe: Determinants of strategic choice 2006

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Presented “Foreign Direct Investment into Central and Eastern Europe: Determinants of strategic choice” to EUNIP 2006
Our Faculty

Fraser Harrison

Teaching Fellow
Discipline Lead - Computing & Innovative Technologies

Born in Scotland, Fraser completed a Software Engineering degree (Bachelor of Engineering with Honours) from Edinburgh Napier University in 2013. With a primary focus on machine learning and genetic algorithms.

After graduating, Fraser worked as a software developer in the oil and gas industry and as a cloud-based consultant developing and customizing customer relationship management software.

In 2016 Fraser moved to Vietnam and worked for the British Embassy, managing their IT infrastructure, before moving to a cyber-security related role. In 2020, Fraser returned to academia, completing a Master of Software Engineering focusing on “progressive web” applications.

Fraser is currently working on various research projects relating to how we teach computer science and computational thinking.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Software Engineering (2021 – 2022)
    Staffordshire University, England
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Software Engineering (2009-2013)
    Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Industry Expert, Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence (2020 – Current)
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office, British Embassy (Vietnam)
    Post Security Manager (Physical and cybersecurity) (2020 – 2021)
    ITSO (Local sysadmin) (2017 – 2019)
  • Redspire Ltd
    Cloud CRM Consultant (2015-2016)
  • CAN offshore
    Software Developer (2013-2015)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Computer Science Pedagogy
  • Progressive Web applications

Born in Scotland, Fraser completed a Software Engineering degree (Bachelor of Engineering with Honours) from Edinburgh Napier University in 2013. With a primary focus on machine learning and genetic algorithms.

After graduating, Fraser worked as a software developer in the oil and gas industry and as a cloud-based consultant developing and customizing customer relationship management software.

In 2016 Fraser moved to Vietnam and worked for the British Embassy, managing their IT infrastructure, before moving to a cyber-security related role. In 2020, Fraser returned to academia, completing a Master of Software Engineering focusing on “progressive web” applications.

Fraser is currently working on various research projects relating to how we teach computer science and computational thinking.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Software Engineering (2021 – 2022)
    Staffordshire University, England
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Software Engineering (2009-2013)
    Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Industry Expert, Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence (2020 – Current)
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office, British Embassy (Vietnam)
    Post Security Manager (Physical and cybersecurity) (2020 – 2021)
    ITSO (Local sysadmin) (2017 – 2019)
  • Redspire Ltd
    Cloud CRM Consultant (2015-2016)
  • CAN offshore
    Software Developer (2013-2015)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Computer Science Pedagogy
  • Progressive Web applications
Our Faculty

Aiman Abousher

Senior Teaching Fellow
Discipline Lead - Business (Management, Marketing)

Aiman Abousher is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, Program Leader in Marketing and Management, and Faculty Lead in clubs and societies at British University Vietnam (BUV).

In 1999, Aiman completed a Master of Finance at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He has over 22 years of academic experience teaching in Australia and Vietnam.

Aiman is passionate and loves teaching and sharing knowledge with his students and makes sure that the application of his knowledge in class is always linked to the real world. This helps the students see the connection between what they are learning in class and the real world, making the learning experience more exciting and inspiring.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Finance (1997 – 1999)
    RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Accounting (Hons) (1993-1996)
    Baldwin University, Bangalore, India.

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Senior Lecturer – Accounting and Finance (2015 – Current)
    Programme Leader Marketing and Management (2015 – Current)
  • RMIT University (Vietnam)
    Senior Lecturer – Accounting and Finance (2013 – 2015)
    Manager – Department of Accounting, Economics, Finance and Marketing in the School of Commerce and Management (2013 – 2015)
  • Kangan Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Senior Lecturer – Accounting and Finance (2008 – 2013)
    Manager – Department of Accounting, Finance and International Trade within the School of Business (2008 – 2013)

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

  • Member, the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) – Australia.
  • Professional National Accountant Member (PNA), National Institute of Accounting (NIA) – Australia
  • Affiliate Educational Member, Financial Planning Association (FPA) – Australia
  • Associate Member, Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) – Australia
  • Associate Member, Certified Management Accountant (CMA) – Australia
  • Associate Member, Australian Shareholders Association (ASA) – Australia
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Advance HE (UK)
    In recognition of attainment against UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education – (UK)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (2020)
    University of London
  • Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training (2002)
    Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  • Financial Literacy Education

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Abousher, A., Clayton, B., Kerry, M., & Olynyk, M. (2007). ‘Effectiveness of Seminars in Educating Adults in Financial Literacy.’ International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 7, Issue 2.
  • Abousher, A.  (2002).  Accounting Manual for Diploma in Commerce.  Melbourne: Victoria University Press.
  • Abousher, A.  (December 2001).  Teaching in China: Necessity of a flexible teaching approach.  Paper presented at the Learning Matters Symposium, Victoria University.
  • (July 2001).  Aiman, our man in Vietnam.  Featured in the Victoria University Newsletter – Nexus, Vol. 11 (5), 6.

Aiman Abousher is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance, Program Leader in Marketing and Management, and Faculty Lead in clubs and societies at British University Vietnam (BUV).

In 1999, Aiman completed a Master of Finance at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. He has over 22 years of academic experience teaching in Australia and Vietnam.

Aiman is passionate and loves teaching and sharing knowledge with his students and makes sure that the application of his knowledge in class is always linked to the real world. This helps the students see the connection between what they are learning in class and the real world, making the learning experience more exciting and inspiring.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Finance (1997 – 1999)
    RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Accounting (Hons) (1993-1996)
    Baldwin University, Bangalore, India.

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Senior Lecturer – Accounting and Finance (2015 – Current)
    Programme Leader Marketing and Management (2015 – Current)
  • RMIT University (Vietnam)
    Senior Lecturer – Accounting and Finance (2013 – 2015)
    Manager – Department of Accounting, Economics, Finance and Marketing in the School of Commerce and Management (2013 – 2015)
  • Kangan Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    Senior Lecturer – Accounting and Finance (2008 – 2013)
    Manager – Department of Accounting, Finance and International Trade within the School of Business (2008 – 2013)

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

  • Member, the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) – Australia.
  • Professional National Accountant Member (PNA), National Institute of Accounting (NIA) – Australia
  • Affiliate Educational Member, Financial Planning Association (FPA) – Australia
  • Associate Member, Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA) – Australia
  • Associate Member, Certified Management Accountant (CMA) – Australia
  • Associate Member, Australian Shareholders Association (ASA) – Australia
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Advance HE (UK)
    In recognition of attainment against UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education – (UK)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (2020)
    University of London
  • Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training (2002)
    Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  • Financial Literacy Education

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Abousher, A., Clayton, B., Kerry, M., & Olynyk, M. (2007). ‘Effectiveness of Seminars in Educating Adults in Financial Literacy.’ International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 7, Issue 2.
  • Abousher, A.  (2002).  Accounting Manual for Diploma in Commerce.  Melbourne: Victoria University Press.
  • Abousher, A.  (December 2001).  Teaching in China: Necessity of a flexible teaching approach.  Paper presented at the Learning Matters Symposium, Victoria University.
  • (July 2001).  Aiman, our man in Vietnam.  Featured in the Victoria University Newsletter – Nexus, Vol. 11 (5), 6.
Our Faculty

Richard Paul Child

Senior Teaching Fellow
Discipline Lead - Creative Industries

Raised and educated in the UK, in 1995, Richard completed a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from De Montfort University. In 1999, he graduated with a Master of Art in Visual Communication from The Birmingham Institute of Art & Design. After graduation, Richard worked in various freelance design roles across the Midlands and North-East England.

His academic career began in 2003, working firstly for Birmingham Metropolitan College as a Programme Leader (Graphic Design) and moving to Curriculum Director (Visual Art) in 2007.

In 2012, he moved to a trans-national education role with Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton) where he helped establish an international Art & Design campus in Dalian city (China).

In 2018, Richard joined BUV as Programme Leader for the new Contemporary Creative Practices programme.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • PGCE in Higher Education (2006)
    The University of Wolverhampton, UK
  • Master of Arts, Visual Communication (1999)
    Birmingham Institute of Art & Design (Birmingham City University), UK
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Visual Arts (1992-1995)
    De Montfort University, UK

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Programme Leader, Contemporary Creative Practices (2018 – Current)
  • London College of Design and Fashion, Hanoi (Liverpool John Moores University)
    Senior Lecturer and Subject Lead, BA Graphic Design (2016 – 2018)
  • Winchester School of Art – International Dalian campus, China (University of Southampton)
    Senior Teaching Fellow and Subject Lead, Graphic Arts (2012 – 2016)
  • University Centre, Doncaster College (University of Hull)
    Senior Lecturer and subject co-ordinator (Y1), BA Graphic Design (2010 – 2012)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Art & Design Pedagogy and Practice-Based Learning
  • Graphic Design and Communication
  • Typographic Design

Raised and educated in the UK, in 1995, Richard completed a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from De Montfort University. In 1999, he graduated with a Master of Art in Visual Communication from The Birmingham Institute of Art & Design. After graduation, Richard worked in various freelance design roles across the Midlands and North-East England.

His academic career began in 2003, working firstly for Birmingham Metropolitan College as a Programme Leader (Graphic Design) and moving to Curriculum Director (Visual Art) in 2007.

In 2012, he moved to a trans-national education role with Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton) where he helped establish an international Art & Design campus in Dalian city (China).

In 2018, Richard joined BUV as Programme Leader for the new Contemporary Creative Practices programme.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • PGCE in Higher Education (2006)
    The University of Wolverhampton, UK
  • Master of Arts, Visual Communication (1999)
    Birmingham Institute of Art & Design (Birmingham City University), UK
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Visual Arts (1992-1995)
    De Montfort University, UK

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Programme Leader, Contemporary Creative Practices (2018 – Current)
  • London College of Design and Fashion, Hanoi (Liverpool John Moores University)
    Senior Lecturer and Subject Lead, BA Graphic Design (2016 – 2018)
  • Winchester School of Art – International Dalian campus, China (University of Southampton)
    Senior Teaching Fellow and Subject Lead, Graphic Arts (2012 – 2016)
  • University Centre, Doncaster College (University of Hull)
    Senior Lecturer and subject co-ordinator (Y1), BA Graphic Design (2010 – 2012)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Art & Design Pedagogy and Practice-Based Learning
  • Graphic Design and Communication
  • Typographic Design
Our Faculty

Mark Harris

Senior Teaching Fellow
Discipline Lead - Business (University of London)

Born in Canada, raised and educated in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Mark completed a B.Sc. (Econ) at the University of Buckingham, England. Following graduation in 1984, he worked with an Economics Consultancy for a year before returning to Buckingham as a tutor. While completing his Master’s degree, he worked his way up to Lecturer before leaving academia and training with KPMG as a Chartered Accountant.

In 1994, Mark emigrated to Singapore and began teaching at the University of London, which he continued for over 20 years, before joining BUV in 2015.

Mark has also taught short-term assignments for the University of London in Bermuda, India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Zimbabwe.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Philosophy (1987 – 1989)
    The University of Buckingham, UK
    Thesis: The Ineffectiveness of Economic Sanctions on Rhodesia
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Economics (1981-1984)
    The University of Buckingham, UK

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Senior Lecturer (2015 – Current)
  • Singapore Institute of Management (Global Education)
    Senior Lecturer (2008 – 2014)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • The economics of Philately
  • Cracking the secret formula of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
  • Game theory

Born in Canada, raised and educated in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), Mark completed a B.Sc. (Econ) at the University of Buckingham, England. Following graduation in 1984, he worked with an Economics Consultancy for a year before returning to Buckingham as a tutor. While completing his Master’s degree, he worked his way up to Lecturer before leaving academia and training with KPMG as a Chartered Accountant.

In 1994, Mark emigrated to Singapore and began teaching at the University of London, which he continued for over 20 years, before joining BUV in 2015.

Mark has also taught short-term assignments for the University of London in Bermuda, India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Zimbabwe.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Philosophy (1987 – 1989)
    The University of Buckingham, UK
    Thesis: The Ineffectiveness of Economic Sanctions on Rhodesia
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Economics (1981-1984)
    The University of Buckingham, UK

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Senior Lecturer (2015 – Current)
  • Singapore Institute of Management (Global Education)
    Senior Lecturer (2008 – 2014)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • The economics of Philately
  • Cracking the secret formula of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
  • Game theory
Our Faculty

Dr. Maren Viol

Senior Lecturer
Discipline Lead - Tourism and Hospitality Management

Originally from Germany, Maren holds an undergraduate degree in International Hospitality Management from Stenden University in the Netherlands and an MSc in Tourism and Events from the University of Sunderland in the UK. Maren gained her PhD from Edinburgh Napier University in the UK in 2016 with a thesis exploring commemorative narratives of the anniversary events of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Since then, she has taught on tourism, hospitality and events management courses in the UK and Vietnam and has held programme leadership roles at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Maren is also a Fellow of Advance HE. Her research interests include commemoration, memory studies, semiotics, tourism education and sustainable tourism. Maren has published her research in academic journals and book chapters and presented at international conferences.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2011-2016)

Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Thesis: Collective memory and identity narratives at the 20th and 25th anniversary events of the fall of the Berlin Wall

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2012-2013)

Edinburgh Napier University, UK

  • Master of Science in Tourism and Events (2010-2011)

University of Sunderland, UK

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Hospitality Management (2006-2010)

Stenden University, Netherlands

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam

Senior Lecturer (2023 – present)

Discipline Lead Tourism and Hospitality (2023 – present)

  • Glasgow Caledonian University (UK)

Lecturer (2020-2022)

Programme Leader MSc International Tourism and Events Management (2021-2022)

  • British University Vietnam

Senior Lecturer (2016-2019)

Programme Leader BA(Hons) Tourism Management and BA(Hons) Events Management (2016-2019)

  • Edinburgh Napier University (UK)

Graduate Teaching Assistant (2011-2016)

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

  • Critical tourism and events studies
  • Sustainability in tourism and events
  • Tourism higher education

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS 

  • Nguyen, B. L. & Viol, M. (2022) ‘Factors influencing decision-making of millennial travellers participating in community-based rural tourism experiences in South-East Asia’, in Stylidis, D., Kim, S. &  Kim, S. (eds.) Tourism Marketing in East and South-East Asia, Egham: CABI, 22-38.
  • Viol, M. & Southall, C. (2021) ‘A conceptual framework for understanding Western-centrism in transnational education in tourism’, Current Issues in Tourism, 1-5, DOI: 10.1080/13683500.2021.2019203
  • Viol, M., Todd, L., Theodoraki, E. & Anastasiadou, C. (2018) ‘The role of iconic-historic commemorative events in event tourism: Insights from the 20th and 25th anniversaries of the fall of the Berlin Wall’, Tourism Management, 69C, 246-262, DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2018.06.018
  • Viol, M. (2015) ‘The use of wikis within the virtual learning environment to support collaborative working and their influence on students’ learning experience’, Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 3 (2), 50-57, DOI: 10.14297/jpaap.v3i2.156

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITIONS

  • Viol, M. & Southall, C. (2023)

Decolonising the tourism curriculum – experiences of faculty in Asian transnational education contexts (keynote address)

3rd Critical Tourism Studies Asia Pacific Conference

Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Viol, M. & Nguyen B. L. (2023)

Ethical consumers post-COVID-19: Sustainable travel behaviours of young Vietnamese tourists

3rd Critical Tourism Studies Asia Pacific Conference

Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Viol, M. & Southall, C. (2018)

Western-centrism in internationalised tourism higher education curricula: Perspectives from Vietnam

Critical Tourism Studies Asia Pacific Inaugural Biennial Conference

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

  • Viol, M., Theodoraki, E., Anastasiadou, C. & Todd, L. (2014)

Researching narratives of collective memory and identity: The case of the commemorative events of the fall of the Berlin Wall

International Conference on Remembering in a Globalizing World

Le Chambon sur Lignon, France

  • Viol, M., Theodoraki, E. & Anastasiadou, C. (2013)

The impact of commemorative events of the fall of the Berlin Wall on collective memory (re)constructions

Post Conflict, Cultural Heritage and Regional Development: An International Conference

Wageningen, Netherlands

AWARDS & HONOURS 

  • Final Year Research Student Prize for Research Excellence (2015)

Edinburgh Napier University

  • Interim Research Student Prize for Research Excellence (2014)

Edinburgh Napier University

  • First Year Research Student Prize for Research Excellence (2012)

Edinburgh Napier University

  • Best Postgraduate Student (2011)

Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE)

 

 

Originally from Germany, Maren holds an undergraduate degree in International Hospitality Management from Stenden University in the Netherlands and an MSc in Tourism and Events from the University of Sunderland in the UK. Maren gained her PhD from Edinburgh Napier University in the UK in 2016 with a thesis exploring commemorative narratives of the anniversary events of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Since then, she has taught on tourism, hospitality and events management courses in the UK and Vietnam and has held programme leadership roles at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Maren is also a Fellow of Advance HE. Her research interests include commemoration, memory studies, semiotics, tourism education and sustainable tourism. Maren has published her research in academic journals and book chapters and presented at international conferences.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2011-2016)

Edinburgh Napier University, UK

Thesis: Collective memory and identity narratives at the 20th and 25th anniversary events of the fall of the Berlin Wall

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2012-2013)

Edinburgh Napier University, UK

  • Master of Science in Tourism and Events (2010-2011)

University of Sunderland, UK

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in International Hospitality Management (2006-2010)

Stenden University, Netherlands

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam

Senior Lecturer (2023 – present)

Discipline Lead Tourism and Hospitality (2023 – present)

  • Glasgow Caledonian University (UK)

Lecturer (2020-2022)

Programme Leader MSc International Tourism and Events Management (2021-2022)

  • British University Vietnam

Senior Lecturer (2016-2019)

Programme Leader BA(Hons) Tourism Management and BA(Hons) Events Management (2016-2019)

  • Edinburgh Napier University (UK)

Graduate Teaching Assistant (2011-2016)

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

  • Critical tourism and events studies
  • Sustainability in tourism and events
  • Tourism higher education

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS 

  • Nguyen, B. L. & Viol, M. (2022) ‘Factors influencing decision-making of millennial travellers participating in community-based rural tourism experiences in South-East Asia’, in Stylidis, D., Kim, S. &  Kim, S. (eds.) Tourism Marketing in East and South-East Asia, Egham: CABI, 22-38.
  • Viol, M. & Southall, C. (2021) ‘A conceptual framework for understanding Western-centrism in transnational education in tourism’, Current Issues in Tourism, 1-5, DOI: 10.1080/13683500.2021.2019203
  • Viol, M., Todd, L., Theodoraki, E. & Anastasiadou, C. (2018) ‘The role of iconic-historic commemorative events in event tourism: Insights from the 20th and 25th anniversaries of the fall of the Berlin Wall’, Tourism Management, 69C, 246-262, DOI: 10.1016/j.tourman.2018.06.018
  • Viol, M. (2015) ‘The use of wikis within the virtual learning environment to support collaborative working and their influence on students’ learning experience’, Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 3 (2), 50-57, DOI: 10.14297/jpaap.v3i2.156

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITIONS

  • Viol, M. & Southall, C. (2023)

Decolonising the tourism curriculum – experiences of faculty in Asian transnational education contexts (keynote address)

3rd Critical Tourism Studies Asia Pacific Conference

Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Viol, M. & Nguyen B. L. (2023)

Ethical consumers post-COVID-19: Sustainable travel behaviours of young Vietnamese tourists

3rd Critical Tourism Studies Asia Pacific Conference

Hanoi, Vietnam

  • Viol, M. & Southall, C. (2018)

Western-centrism in internationalised tourism higher education curricula: Perspectives from Vietnam

Critical Tourism Studies Asia Pacific Inaugural Biennial Conference

Yogyakarta, Indonesia

  • Viol, M., Theodoraki, E., Anastasiadou, C. & Todd, L. (2014)

Researching narratives of collective memory and identity: The case of the commemorative events of the fall of the Berlin Wall

International Conference on Remembering in a Globalizing World

Le Chambon sur Lignon, France

  • Viol, M., Theodoraki, E. & Anastasiadou, C. (2013)

The impact of commemorative events of the fall of the Berlin Wall on collective memory (re)constructions

Post Conflict, Cultural Heritage and Regional Development: An International Conference

Wageningen, Netherlands

AWARDS & HONOURS 

  • Final Year Research Student Prize for Research Excellence (2015)

Edinburgh Napier University

  • Interim Research Student Prize for Research Excellence (2014)

Edinburgh Napier University

  • First Year Research Student Prize for Research Excellence (2012)

Edinburgh Napier University

  • Best Postgraduate Student (2011)

Association for Tourism in Higher Education (ATHE)

 

 

Our Faculty

Dr. Mike Perkins

Senior Lecturer
Head, Centre for Research and Innovation

Mike carried out his university studies at the University of York, UK, where he completed his undergraduate degree in Management. Following the completion of a project with the North Yorkshire Police on enhancing service level delivery, he carried out his PhD in Operations Management at the University of York, which was partially funded by the North Yorkshire Police. His thesis was focused on exploring public perceptions of policing in the UK and how these could be improved.

After completing his PhD, Mike moved to Vietnam in 2013, where he began working for BUV. He is currently the Head of Quality and Academic Development and a Senior Lecturer, teaching mainly in the School of Business.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2019)
    Staffordshire University/Advance HE (UK)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (2009 – 2013)
    The University of York (UK)
    Thesis: Public Confidence Modelling: A Locally Based Approach to Police Performance Management
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Management (2005-2008)
    The University of York (UK)

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Head of Quality and Academic Development (2018 – Current)
    Academic Development and Quality Leader (2017-2018)
    Quality Leader (2015-2017)
    Senior Lecturer in Management (2016 – Current)
    Lecturer in Management (2013-2016)
  • University of York
    Graduate Teaching Assistant (2009 – 2013)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Performance Management
  • Academic Integrity
  • Public Sector Management

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Perkin, M., Roe, J. (2021)
    Emerging threats to Academic Integrity – (Keynote Address)
    2021 National Academy of Education Management International Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Perkin, M., Roe, J. (2017)
    Tackling the problem of Ghostwriters: Enhancing Academic Integrity amongst undergraduate students.
    2017 Trends In Holistic Educations Symposium Asia, Taylors University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Perkins, M. (2015)
    Retaining order and legitimacy: Improving policing through an understanding of public confidence factor
    26th International Police Executive Symposium Pattaya, Thailand.
  • Perkins, M. (2014)
    Public Confidence Modelling: A Locally Based Approach to Police Performance.
    25th International Police Executive Symposium, Sofia, Bulgaria.

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • Perkins, M., Fernandes, K. (2009)
    North Yorkshire Police
    “Public Confidence Modelling: A Locally Based Approach to Police Performance Management”
    ESRC CASE styled contribution to PhD studentship (£9,000).

Mike carried out his university studies at the University of York, UK, where he completed his undergraduate degree in Management. Following the completion of a project with the North Yorkshire Police on enhancing service level delivery, he carried out his PhD in Operations Management at the University of York, which was partially funded by the North Yorkshire Police. His thesis was focused on exploring public perceptions of policing in the UK and how these could be improved.

After completing his PhD, Mike moved to Vietnam in 2013, where he began working for BUV. He is currently the Head of Quality and Academic Development and a Senior Lecturer, teaching mainly in the School of Business.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2019)
    Staffordshire University/Advance HE (UK)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (2009 – 2013)
    The University of York (UK)
    Thesis: Public Confidence Modelling: A Locally Based Approach to Police Performance Management
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Management (2005-2008)
    The University of York (UK)

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Head of Quality and Academic Development (2018 – Current)
    Academic Development and Quality Leader (2017-2018)
    Quality Leader (2015-2017)
    Senior Lecturer in Management (2016 – Current)
    Lecturer in Management (2013-2016)
  • University of York
    Graduate Teaching Assistant (2009 – 2013)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Performance Management
  • Academic Integrity
  • Public Sector Management

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Perkin, M., Roe, J. (2021)
    Emerging threats to Academic Integrity – (Keynote Address)
    2021 National Academy of Education Management International Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Perkin, M., Roe, J. (2017)
    Tackling the problem of Ghostwriters: Enhancing Academic Integrity amongst undergraduate students.
    2017 Trends In Holistic Educations Symposium Asia, Taylors University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Perkins, M. (2015)
    Retaining order and legitimacy: Improving policing through an understanding of public confidence factor
    26th International Police Executive Symposium Pattaya, Thailand.
  • Perkins, M. (2014)
    Public Confidence Modelling: A Locally Based Approach to Police Performance.
    25th International Police Executive Symposium, Sofia, Bulgaria.

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • Perkins, M., Fernandes, K. (2009)
    North Yorkshire Police
    “Public Confidence Modelling: A Locally Based Approach to Police Performance Management”
    ESRC CASE styled contribution to PhD studentship (£9,000).
Our Faculty

Michael Lomax

Teaching Fellow
Head, Pre-University

Raised and educated in the North-East of England, Michael completed a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising & Media from Northumbria University, Newcastle. Following graduation in 2012, he was employed for 5 years in the UK music events & hospitality industry as a Marketing & Events Manager. During this time, Michael continued to pursue his passion for marketing by undertaking a Master’s degree in Mass Communications Management, which he completed in 2013. In 2017, he moved into a corporate marketing management role for Parmley Graham Ltd, the largest industrial automation partner company for Siemens UK.

In 2019, Michael transitioned from industry to education as he arrived in Vietnam and began working as a teaching practitioner at the British University Vietnam, specialising in Digital Marketing and Social Media Marketing Management. Since joining in 2019, Michael has been teaching across a range of programmes where he brings a wealth of contemporary industry knowledge and practical know-how.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Science – Mass Communications Management (2012 – 2013)
    Northumbria University, England (UK)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) – Advertising & Media (2009 – 2012)
    Northumbria University, England (UK)

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Programme Leader for Pre-University (2022 – Current)
    Teaching Practitioner (2019 – Current)
  • Parmley Graham Ltd. (England, UK)
    Marketing & Communications Manager (2017 – 2019)
  • Ape-X Music Events Ltd. (England UK)
    Marketing & Events Manager (2012 – 2017)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Digital Marketing
  • Social Media & Content Marketing
  • Sustainable Tourism & Music Tourism

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITION

  • Lomax, M. (2019)
    Vietnam Tourism in the 21st Century, Sustainable Tourism – (Keynote Address)       2019 British University Vietnam Conference
    British University Vietnam, Ecopark, Hung Yen

Raised and educated in the North-East of England, Michael completed a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising & Media from Northumbria University, Newcastle. Following graduation in 2012, he was employed for 5 years in the UK music events & hospitality industry as a Marketing & Events Manager. During this time, Michael continued to pursue his passion for marketing by undertaking a Master’s degree in Mass Communications Management, which he completed in 2013. In 2017, he moved into a corporate marketing management role for Parmley Graham Ltd, the largest industrial automation partner company for Siemens UK.

In 2019, Michael transitioned from industry to education as he arrived in Vietnam and began working as a teaching practitioner at the British University Vietnam, specialising in Digital Marketing and Social Media Marketing Management. Since joining in 2019, Michael has been teaching across a range of programmes where he brings a wealth of contemporary industry knowledge and practical know-how.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Science – Mass Communications Management (2012 – 2013)
    Northumbria University, England (UK)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) – Advertising & Media (2009 – 2012)
    Northumbria University, England (UK)

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Programme Leader for Pre-University (2022 – Current)
    Teaching Practitioner (2019 – Current)
  • Parmley Graham Ltd. (England, UK)
    Marketing & Communications Manager (2017 – 2019)
  • Ape-X Music Events Ltd. (England UK)
    Marketing & Events Manager (2012 – 2017)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Digital Marketing
  • Social Media & Content Marketing
  • Sustainable Tourism & Music Tourism

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITION

  • Lomax, M. (2019)
    Vietnam Tourism in the 21st Century, Sustainable Tourism – (Keynote Address)       2019 British University Vietnam Conference
    British University Vietnam, Ecopark, Hung Yen
Our Faculty

Dr. Jyotsna Bijalwan

Senior Lecturer
Head Academic Quality

Dr. Jyotsna Ghildiyal Bijalwan is an academic, an author and researcher with a diverse international work experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. She holds Graduation and Master degrees in Commerce from University of Mumbai, India. She is also a Master of Business Administration (Finance) and MPhil. She got her doctoral degree in Management from Uttarakhand Technical University, India.

Dr. Jyotsna has 15 years of teaching experience at various reputable Universities in India and overseas. She has published over 15 research papers in various reputable national and international journals and conferences.  She is also an author of 3 books. She participated in a number of minor and major national and international research projects. She has been on the advisory board of conferences and journals. She is a motivational speaker, educator and trainer for businesses and academia.  She has supervised more than 120 graduation essays and over 35 Master Dissertations and she is currently supervising several PhD Students.

Her areas of interest are Corporate Governance, Investment Analysis and Portfolio and Financial management.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2010 – 2013)

Management

Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun (UK), India

Thesis: Corporate Governance Practices of Indian Companies.

  • Master of Business Administration (2006 – 2008)
  • Master of Commerce (2004 – 2006)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (2001 – 2004)

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV) (2022 – Current)
  • Arba Minch University (Ethiopia)

Associate Professor (2017 – 2022)

College of Business and Economics

  • Graphic Era University, Dehradun (India)

Assistant Professor (2016 – 2017)

Head of research cell, School of Management

  • Selaqui Academy of Higher Education, Dehradun, India

Assistant Professor (2013-2015)

  • Quantum Global Campus, Roorkee, India

Assistant Professor (2011-2013)

 

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

  • Corporate Governance
  • Strategic Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

 

BOOK PUBLICATIONS

  • Jyotsna G.B.

“Strategic Management and Business Policy”. Paragon International Publication, New Delhi (INDIA), 2009. ISBN: 978-81-89253-49-3

  • Jyotsna G.B. & R.C. Joshi

“Business Ethics and Corporate Governance”, McGraw Hill publication United States of America (USA), 2019. ISBN: Print 978-93-5316-841-4 , Online  978 – 93 – 5316 – 842 -1.                          

  • Jyotsna G.B.

“Sustainable strategies for the business in 21st century” under the process of proof reading for publication by Taylor and Francis (CRC publication) United Kingdom (UK).

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  •  Bijalwan J.G., Desalew G.Y. (2020)

“A nexus between corporate governance capital category and firm potency”, International Journal of Management, Vol.11 (11), pp. 1003-1013. (SCOPUS INDEXED)

  • Awal G., Khanna R., & Bijalwan J.G. (2019)

“The Effect of socio-economic factors on consumers online buying behaviour: A study with reference to Garhwal division of Uttarakhand”, Journal of Critical Reviews, Vol. 6(5), pp.416-425. (SCOPUS INDEXED)

  • Malhotra R.K., Bijalwan J.G, Thapliyal B.L. (2020)

“Corporate governance in emerging economies: An Indian Insight”. International Journal of Management, Vol. 11 (09), pp. 663-670. (SCOPUS INDEXED)

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITIONS

Attended 2011 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computer Research, held during 15th to 18th December 2011.Kanyakumari, India.

  • Bijalwan, G. J. (2011)

“Corporate Governance Policies and Practices: With Special Reference to Public Sector Firms in Uttarakhhand”, ‘6th Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology Congress-2011’. Organized by Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology (UCOST), as on 14th to 16th November 2011 at Kumaun University, SSJ Campus, Almora.

  • Bijalwan, G. J. (2011)

“Corporate Governance Policies and Practices: With Special Reference to Private Sector Firms in Uttarakhhand”, International Conference on the ‘Strategies & Innovations for Sustainable Development in Organizations’, organized by University School of Management Studies- Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University at New Delhi (India) from 4th to 6th March 2011.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • Bijalwan, G. J. (2021)

Completed a research Project on “Digital Covid Awareness Certification Program” for spreading awareness about the pandemic and the risk mitigation.

  • Bijalwan, G.J, & Singh, B. (2020)

Provided consultancy on “Stress Management” for post covid trauma

Under UN Community Service Fund, AMIT  

Titled Designing temporary & fast paced treatment center for covid-19 (120,000 ETB)

 

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • Research excellence award from Chief Minister, Uttarakhand, India for the paper titled “Role of Industry in Good Governance” in a national conference on 30th August 2016 at Doon University, Dehradun, India.

Training and Consultancy

  • Delivered community service Training program on “Investment Risk Management” for senior management at Satellite Institute Arba Minch, Ethiopia as on 7th May 2021.
  • Delivered training session in Birla College, Mumbai University on the topic “Technical Analysis” on 22 /10/2019.

Dr. Jyotsna Ghildiyal Bijalwan is an academic, an author and researcher with a diverse international work experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. She holds Graduation and Master degrees in Commerce from University of Mumbai, India. She is also a Master of Business Administration (Finance) and MPhil. She got her doctoral degree in Management from Uttarakhand Technical University, India.

Dr. Jyotsna has 15 years of teaching experience at various reputable Universities in India and overseas. She has published over 15 research papers in various reputable national and international journals and conferences.  She is also an author of 3 books. She participated in a number of minor and major national and international research projects. She has been on the advisory board of conferences and journals. She is a motivational speaker, educator and trainer for businesses and academia.  She has supervised more than 120 graduation essays and over 35 Master Dissertations and she is currently supervising several PhD Students.

Her areas of interest are Corporate Governance, Investment Analysis and Portfolio and Financial management.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2010 – 2013)

Management

Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun (UK), India

Thesis: Corporate Governance Practices of Indian Companies.

  • Master of Business Administration (2006 – 2008)
  • Master of Commerce (2004 – 2006)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (2001 – 2004)

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV) (2022 – Current)
  • Arba Minch University (Ethiopia)

Associate Professor (2017 – 2022)

College of Business and Economics

  • Graphic Era University, Dehradun (India)

Assistant Professor (2016 – 2017)

Head of research cell, School of Management

  • Selaqui Academy of Higher Education, Dehradun, India

Assistant Professor (2013-2015)

  • Quantum Global Campus, Roorkee, India

Assistant Professor (2011-2013)

 

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

  • Corporate Governance
  • Strategic Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

 

BOOK PUBLICATIONS

  • Jyotsna G.B.

“Strategic Management and Business Policy”. Paragon International Publication, New Delhi (INDIA), 2009. ISBN: 978-81-89253-49-3

  • Jyotsna G.B. & R.C. Joshi

“Business Ethics and Corporate Governance”, McGraw Hill publication United States of America (USA), 2019. ISBN: Print 978-93-5316-841-4 , Online  978 – 93 – 5316 – 842 -1.                          

  • Jyotsna G.B.

“Sustainable strategies for the business in 21st century” under the process of proof reading for publication by Taylor and Francis (CRC publication) United Kingdom (UK).

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  •  Bijalwan J.G., Desalew G.Y. (2020)

“A nexus between corporate governance capital category and firm potency”, International Journal of Management, Vol.11 (11), pp. 1003-1013. (SCOPUS INDEXED)

  • Awal G., Khanna R., & Bijalwan J.G. (2019)

“The Effect of socio-economic factors on consumers online buying behaviour: A study with reference to Garhwal division of Uttarakhand”, Journal of Critical Reviews, Vol. 6(5), pp.416-425. (SCOPUS INDEXED)

  • Malhotra R.K., Bijalwan J.G, Thapliyal B.L. (2020)

“Corporate governance in emerging economies: An Indian Insight”. International Journal of Management, Vol. 11 (09), pp. 663-670. (SCOPUS INDEXED)

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITIONS

Attended 2011 IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Computer Research, held during 15th to 18th December 2011.Kanyakumari, India.

  • Bijalwan, G. J. (2011)

“Corporate Governance Policies and Practices: With Special Reference to Public Sector Firms in Uttarakhhand”, ‘6th Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology Congress-2011’. Organized by Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology (UCOST), as on 14th to 16th November 2011 at Kumaun University, SSJ Campus, Almora.

  • Bijalwan, G. J. (2011)

“Corporate Governance Policies and Practices: With Special Reference to Private Sector Firms in Uttarakhhand”, International Conference on the ‘Strategies & Innovations for Sustainable Development in Organizations’, organized by University School of Management Studies- Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University at New Delhi (India) from 4th to 6th March 2011.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • Bijalwan, G. J. (2021)

Completed a research Project on “Digital Covid Awareness Certification Program” for spreading awareness about the pandemic and the risk mitigation.

  • Bijalwan, G.J, & Singh, B. (2020)

Provided consultancy on “Stress Management” for post covid trauma

Under UN Community Service Fund, AMIT  

Titled Designing temporary & fast paced treatment center for covid-19 (120,000 ETB)

 

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • Research excellence award from Chief Minister, Uttarakhand, India for the paper titled “Role of Industry in Good Governance” in a national conference on 30th August 2016 at Doon University, Dehradun, India.

Training and Consultancy

  • Delivered community service Training program on “Investment Risk Management” for senior management at Satellite Institute Arba Minch, Ethiopia as on 7th May 2021.
  • Delivered training session in Birla College, Mumbai University on the topic “Technical Analysis” on 22 /10/2019.
Our Faculty

Joey Lai

Senior Teaching Fellow
Programme Lead - Accounting and Finance

Joey is from Malaysia, and she has been teaching at international universities/colleges for more than 15 years. Before joining the education industry, she had worked in banking and financial services in Malaysia.

Joey came to Vietnam in 2007 and has served in BUV since 2016, leading the Accounting and Finance (AF) programme. In addition, she also teaches accounting and finance subjects for the University of London international programmes at BUV. Joey consistently demonstrates talent and commitment to the development of the AF programme.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Financial Economics (2000-2002)
    University of Putra, Malaysia
    Thesis: “The sustainability of budget deficit in 5 Asian Countries: A multi co-integration approach”
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Statistics (1998-2000)
    University of Putra, Malaysia
    Dean’s List

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Programme Leader for Accounting and Finance Programme (2017 – present)
    Lecturer (2016-present)
  • Banking Academy Vietnam (BAV)
    Lecturer (2012-2016) – University of Sunderland (Top-up) Degree Programmes

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Financial Economics
  • Corporate Finance

Joey is from Malaysia, and she has been teaching at international universities/colleges for more than 15 years. Before joining the education industry, she had worked in banking and financial services in Malaysia.

Joey came to Vietnam in 2007 and has served in BUV since 2016, leading the Accounting and Finance (AF) programme. In addition, she also teaches accounting and finance subjects for the University of London international programmes at BUV. Joey consistently demonstrates talent and commitment to the development of the AF programme.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Financial Economics (2000-2002)
    University of Putra, Malaysia
    Thesis: “The sustainability of budget deficit in 5 Asian Countries: A multi co-integration approach”
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Statistics (1998-2000)
    University of Putra, Malaysia
    Dean’s List

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Programme Leader for Accounting and Finance Programme (2017 – present)
    Lecturer (2016-present)
  • Banking Academy Vietnam (BAV)
    Lecturer (2012-2016) – University of Sunderland (Top-up) Degree Programmes

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Financial Economics
  • Corporate Finance
Our Faculty

Ajay Pillai

Teaching Fellow
Programme Lead - International Business Management

Ajay Kumar Pillai is employed as a full-time faculty in British University Vietnam (BUV) and is the programme leader for Finance and Economics.

He has an MBA from University of Surrey, UK and holds certificates from The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK (CIMA) and The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). His main research areas are behavioural management accounting and corporate governance, and he has written several articles and conducted several workshops.

He is currently pursuing his PhD in Business Administration on the impact of contextual factors influencing strategic cost allocation adoption and its mediating role in the service industry. He has more than fifteen years of experience and has lectured in different countries.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Business Administration
    University of Surrey, UK
  • CIMA Adv Dip MA
    Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Teaching Fellow (2020 – Current)
    Programme Leader, Finance and Economics
  • MDIS (Singapore)
    Senior Lecturer (2008 – 2020)
    Academic Quality Lecturer, University of Bradford, UK (2008-2015)
    Local Program Director for MSc Finance, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France (2012-2015)
    Chairman – Internal Exam Board, MDIS (2010-2020)
    Adjunct Lecturer, Southern Cross University (2010-2016)
    Module Leader for MDIS Tashkent, China, India and Malaysia (2008-2020)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Strategic cost allocation
  • Executive Compensation
  • Curriculum innovation

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Pillai, A.K., Pereira, M., Luong K.H., & Roe J. (2022)
    Curriculum Innovation in Vietnam: A Study on Teachers’ Attitudes using the Dimensions of ACB (Affective, Cognitive and Behavioral) Model.
    Vietnam Journal of Education, 6(1),20-30.
    ISSN: 2588-1477
  • Pillai, A.K., Tan K.C., & Teo, Z.X.H.(2020)
    Key Influences on Cost Allocation Adoption: The Role of Managerial Characteristics, Personality Traits, Behavioural Intention and Decision Styles
    Journal of Business, Sciences and Technology, 2(1),1-47.
    ISSN: 2737-5471
  •  Pillai, A.K. (2008)
    A review of literature on behavioural cost allocation with recommendations for future research.
    The ICFAI Journal of Behavioural Finance, 5(3),40-53.
    ISSN: 0972-9089

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference, NIE, Singapore (2022)
    Redesigning Pedagogy: Using Decomposed Theory of Planned Behavior (DTPB) to examine educators’ behavioural intention towards implementing TPACK.
  • Workshop on SPSS (2020)
    For Doctoral and Postgraduate Students
    MDIS Singapore
  • Interdisciplinary Workshop, MDIS, Singapore (2016)
    Are you left-brained or right-brained? And why does it matter?
  • German Talk Centre, Singapore (2012)
    Business Talk on “Fraud and Internal Control”
  • Accounting and Finance Workshops, Singapore (2010-2019)
    Conducted Accounting and Finance workshops for Visiting Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean and Russian students.

Ajay Kumar Pillai is employed as a full-time faculty in British University Vietnam (BUV) and is the programme leader for Finance and Economics.

He has an MBA from University of Surrey, UK and holds certificates from The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK (CIMA) and The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). His main research areas are behavioural management accounting and corporate governance, and he has written several articles and conducted several workshops.

He is currently pursuing his PhD in Business Administration on the impact of contextual factors influencing strategic cost allocation adoption and its mediating role in the service industry. He has more than fifteen years of experience and has lectured in different countries.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Business Administration
    University of Surrey, UK
  • CIMA Adv Dip MA
    Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Teaching Fellow (2020 – Current)
    Programme Leader, Finance and Economics
  • MDIS (Singapore)
    Senior Lecturer (2008 – 2020)
    Academic Quality Lecturer, University of Bradford, UK (2008-2015)
    Local Program Director for MSc Finance, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France (2012-2015)
    Chairman – Internal Exam Board, MDIS (2010-2020)
    Adjunct Lecturer, Southern Cross University (2010-2016)
    Module Leader for MDIS Tashkent, China, India and Malaysia (2008-2020)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Strategic cost allocation
  • Executive Compensation
  • Curriculum innovation

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Pillai, A.K., Pereira, M., Luong K.H., & Roe J. (2022)
    Curriculum Innovation in Vietnam: A Study on Teachers’ Attitudes using the Dimensions of ACB (Affective, Cognitive and Behavioral) Model.
    Vietnam Journal of Education, 6(1),20-30.
    ISSN: 2588-1477
  • Pillai, A.K., Tan K.C., & Teo, Z.X.H.(2020)
    Key Influences on Cost Allocation Adoption: The Role of Managerial Characteristics, Personality Traits, Behavioural Intention and Decision Styles
    Journal of Business, Sciences and Technology, 2(1),1-47.
    ISSN: 2737-5471
  •  Pillai, A.K. (2008)
    A review of literature on behavioural cost allocation with recommendations for future research.
    The ICFAI Journal of Behavioural Finance, 5(3),40-53.
    ISSN: 0972-9089

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference, NIE, Singapore (2022)
    Redesigning Pedagogy: Using Decomposed Theory of Planned Behavior (DTPB) to examine educators’ behavioural intention towards implementing TPACK.
  • Workshop on SPSS (2020)
    For Doctoral and Postgraduate Students
    MDIS Singapore
  • Interdisciplinary Workshop, MDIS, Singapore (2016)
    Are you left-brained or right-brained? And why does it matter?
  • German Talk Centre, Singapore (2012)
    Business Talk on “Fraud and Internal Control”
  • Accounting and Finance Workshops, Singapore (2010-2019)
    Conducted Accounting and Finance workshops for Visiting Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean and Russian students.
Our Faculty

Francesco Meca

Teaching Fellow
Programme Lead - Marketing Management

Francesco holds a Master of Business Administration, a Master’s degree in Project and Information Management, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Management.

In a career that spans more than 20 years, he worked in marketing, operations, logistics, I.T. and strategic management consulting, receiving appreciation from professionals from all around the world, at all levels, for organizations of all sizes (among which, Apple), in different industries.

Growingly involved in social entrepreneurship, he has mentored and provided advisory for several award-winning business projects, some of which are in programmes backed by the United Nations.

He volunteered and worked for the social inclusion of refugees and offered I.T. courses to people with a broad range of disabilities.

Francesco authored magazine articles on philosophy, social inclusion and technology.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Business Administration (2014 – 2015)
    The University of Pisa, Italy
    Dissertation: Kaizen and Lean Thinking: process and people change management
  • Master of Project and Information Management (2012)
    Bocconi University, Milan, Australia
    Dissertation: Bring Your Own Device (B.Y.O.D.): Scenario and Problems
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Business Management (2007-2011)
    University of Bologna, Italy
    Dissertation: Free Movement of Capital within the European Union

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Programme Leader, Tourism and Events Management (2020 – Current)
    Teaching Fellow, Management and Marketing (2020 – Current)
    Teaching Practitioner, Management and Marketing (2019 – 2020)
  • University of Greenwich, FPT Education (Hanoi, Vietnam)
    Lecturer, Department of Business Administration (2018 – 2019)
  • Vietnam National University, International School (Hanoi, Vietnam)
    Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences and Economics (2018 – 2019)
    Lecturer, Department of Technology and Management (2018 – 2019)
    International Admissions Manager (2018)
  • Toravy (Hanoi, Vietnam)
    General Manager (2017 – 2018)
  • Apple (Cork, Ireland)
    Partner Relations Advisor (2016)
    Order Support Specialist (2015, 2016)
  • Teech.io (Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom)
    Content Marketing Associate (2014)
  • University of Pisa, MBA, PHD+ Program (Pisa, Italy)
    Management Consultant (2014)

Francesco holds a Master of Business Administration, a Master’s degree in Project and Information Management, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Management.

In a career that spans more than 20 years, he worked in marketing, operations, logistics, I.T. and strategic management consulting, receiving appreciation from professionals from all around the world, at all levels, for organizations of all sizes (among which, Apple), in different industries.

Growingly involved in social entrepreneurship, he has mentored and provided advisory for several award-winning business projects, some of which are in programmes backed by the United Nations.

He volunteered and worked for the social inclusion of refugees and offered I.T. courses to people with a broad range of disabilities.

Francesco authored magazine articles on philosophy, social inclusion and technology.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Business Administration (2014 – 2015)
    The University of Pisa, Italy
    Dissertation: Kaizen and Lean Thinking: process and people change management
  • Master of Project and Information Management (2012)
    Bocconi University, Milan, Australia
    Dissertation: Bring Your Own Device (B.Y.O.D.): Scenario and Problems
  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Business Management (2007-2011)
    University of Bologna, Italy
    Dissertation: Free Movement of Capital within the European Union

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Programme Leader, Tourism and Events Management (2020 – Current)
    Teaching Fellow, Management and Marketing (2020 – Current)
    Teaching Practitioner, Management and Marketing (2019 – 2020)
  • University of Greenwich, FPT Education (Hanoi, Vietnam)
    Lecturer, Department of Business Administration (2018 – 2019)
  • Vietnam National University, International School (Hanoi, Vietnam)
    Lecturer, Department of Social Sciences and Economics (2018 – 2019)
    Lecturer, Department of Technology and Management (2018 – 2019)
    International Admissions Manager (2018)
  • Toravy (Hanoi, Vietnam)
    General Manager (2017 – 2018)
  • Apple (Cork, Ireland)
    Partner Relations Advisor (2016)
    Order Support Specialist (2015, 2016)
  • Teech.io (Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom)
    Content Marketing Associate (2014)
  • University of Pisa, MBA, PHD+ Program (Pisa, Italy)
    Management Consultant (2014)
Our Faculty

Darius Postma

Teaching Fellow
Programme Lead - International Hospitality Management

Raised in South Africa, Darius emigrated to the UK in 2003, working in various hospitality management roles. He completed a BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership through Brighton School of Business and Management in 2014. In 2015 he relocated to Vietnam to manage a 5* Luxury Cruise Boat in Ha Long Bay and later held the position of CSR Director for the Holding Company. He resumed his studies in 2019, completing a Master of Business Administration through the London Metropolitan University.

He has more than 20 years of hospitality industry experience across various sectors and has been a passionate contributor to supporting the protection of Vietnam’s Natural Heritage through the initiation of multiple projects.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Higher Education (2018)
    London Metropolitan University, England (UK)
  • BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (2012-2014).
    Brighton School of Business and Management, England (UK)

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Lecturer (2019 – Current)
  • Safestay PLC (England)
    National Operations Director, England (Secondment Role, 2018)
  • HG Holdings, Vietnam
    CSR Director (2016-2017)
    Au Co Cruise Director (2015-2016)
  • Mercure London Greenwich, England
    Management Support (2015)
  • Premier Inn, England
    Cluster General Manager (2011-2014)
    General Manager (2010)

Raised in South Africa, Darius emigrated to the UK in 2003, working in various hospitality management roles. He completed a BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership through Brighton School of Business and Management in 2014. In 2015 he relocated to Vietnam to manage a 5* Luxury Cruise Boat in Ha Long Bay and later held the position of CSR Director for the Holding Company. He resumed his studies in 2019, completing a Master of Business Administration through the London Metropolitan University.

He has more than 20 years of hospitality industry experience across various sectors and has been a passionate contributor to supporting the protection of Vietnam’s Natural Heritage through the initiation of multiple projects.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Higher Education (2018)
    London Metropolitan University, England (UK)
  • BTEC Level 7 Extended Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership (2012-2014).
    Brighton School of Business and Management, England (UK)

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Lecturer (2019 – Current)
  • Safestay PLC (England)
    National Operations Director, England (Secondment Role, 2018)
  • HG Holdings, Vietnam
    CSR Director (2016-2017)
    Au Co Cruise Director (2015-2016)
  • Mercure London Greenwich, England
    Management Support (2015)
  • Premier Inn, England
    Cluster General Manager (2011-2014)
    General Manager (2010)
Our Faculty

Lee McMillan

Teaching Practitioner
Programme Lead - Event Management

Raised and educated in the UK, Lee holds a TEFL, PGDBJ and an MA Degree in History from the University of Glasgow.

Lee moved to Vietnam in 2015 working as an IELTS teacher, examiner and VTV4 presenter before starting her role at BUV in 2018 under part time employment as an English teacher. In 2020 she moved into Faculty teaching Events, Marketing, and Tourism Management.

Working also as BUV Academic International Partnership Advisor, Lee will draw on her experience as a Broadcast Journalist and corporate Sales & Event Manager, helping her engage international partners and corporations. She will continue to strengthen her corporate relationships here in Vietnam.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language, 140HR Certificate (2015)
    IELTS.org, London, UK
  • Postgraduate, Broadcast Journalism (2006 – 2007)
    The University of the West of Scotland, UK
  • Master of Arts, History (1996 – 2000)
    University of Glasgow, UK

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Teaching Practitioner (2018 – Current)
    Academic International Partnership Advisor (2022 – Current)
  • Reliable English School (RES)
    Senior Teacher and Examiner (2015 – 2020)
  • Skiplex Ski Centres, (UK)
    Event & Sales Manager (2013 – 2015)
  • Cameron House and The Carrick on Loch Lomond, Devere Group (UK)
    Corporate Golf Sales Manager (2011 -2013)

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • Dean’s Best Teaching Award (2021)
    BUV, Vietnam
  • Best IELTS Teacher Award (2018)
    RES IELTS Teaching Centres, Vietnam
  • ‘Shining Star’ Staff of the Year Award (2010)
    Crown Golf, UK

 

Raised and educated in the UK, Lee holds a TEFL, PGDBJ and an MA Degree in History from the University of Glasgow.

Lee moved to Vietnam in 2015 working as an IELTS teacher, examiner and VTV4 presenter before starting her role at BUV in 2018 under part time employment as an English teacher. In 2020 she moved into Faculty teaching Events, Marketing, and Tourism Management.

Working also as BUV Academic International Partnership Advisor, Lee will draw on her experience as a Broadcast Journalist and corporate Sales & Event Manager, helping her engage international partners and corporations. She will continue to strengthen her corporate relationships here in Vietnam.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language, 140HR Certificate (2015)
    IELTS.org, London, UK
  • Postgraduate, Broadcast Journalism (2006 – 2007)
    The University of the West of Scotland, UK
  • Master of Arts, History (1996 – 2000)
    University of Glasgow, UK

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Teaching Practitioner (2018 – Current)
    Academic International Partnership Advisor (2022 – Current)
  • Reliable English School (RES)
    Senior Teacher and Examiner (2015 – 2020)
  • Skiplex Ski Centres, (UK)
    Event & Sales Manager (2013 – 2015)
  • Cameron House and The Carrick on Loch Lomond, Devere Group (UK)
    Corporate Golf Sales Manager (2011 -2013)

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • Dean’s Best Teaching Award (2021)
    BUV, Vietnam
  • Best IELTS Teacher Award (2018)
    RES IELTS Teaching Centres, Vietnam
  • ‘Shining Star’ Staff of the Year Award (2010)
    Crown Golf, UK

 

Our Faculty

Sandra Schneiderman

Teaching Instructor
Student Success Lead

Sandra is Student Success Lead and a Teaching Instructor. She liaises with faculty and students to develop individualised success lessons and learning plans. Raised in New Zealand and educated in Australia, Sandra received her Bachelor of Education and Master of Education at The University of Melbourne. She also has a Post-Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education (Monash University) and Literacy and Reading (The University of Melbourne). She taught Secondary level English and History in Australia for 28 years. Between 2014-2020, she taught the International Baccalaureate at The United Nations International School (Vietnam).

Sandra has coordinated programmes in Accelerated Learning, Inter-School Debating, Student Mentoring, Pastoral Care and Model United Nations. She designs her curricula using Case Study and Active Learning methodologies and is adept in blended classroom teaching using multimedia social technologies in all formative and summative learning aspects. She currently volunteers her time supporting university students in Vietnam’s Blue Dragon Mentoring Programs.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Education (2010-2013)
    The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Thesis: The Marketing of Education: How do Independent Schools Market themselves to Girls?
  • Post-Graduate Certificate Literacy and Reading (2008-2010)
    The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education (2002-2004)
    Monash University, Australia
  • Bachelor of Education (1994-1998) (double major: Librarianship/History)
    University of Melbourne, Australia
    International Baccalaureate Middle School Program (MYP) (2014)
    International Baccalaureate Diploma (2018)

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University of Vietnam (BUV)
    Student Success Lead & Teaching Instructor (2020 – Current)
  • United Nations International School (Hanoi, Vietnam)
    International Baccalaureate Teacher: Individuals and Societies and Senior History (2014-2020)
    Pastoral Care Co-Ordinator (2014-2020)
  • Star of the Sea College (Melbourne, Australia)
    Senior Teacher (Individuals and Societies, Senior History, Australian and Revolutions) (2006-2014)
  • Department of Education (Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) (Australia)
    Lecturer (2006-2013). Delivered English and History examination strategies to final year students.
    Assessor (2008-2013). Australian History.

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Digital and social learning (multimedia tools, learning routines, making learning visible)
  • Student success (metacognition, individualised learning, feedback cycle)
  • Diversity teaching (gifted and talented students, international education, at-risk students)

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Australian History VCE Seminars. (2006-2014). The Great Depression and Australia and The Vietnam War. History Teachers Association of Victoria, Australia.
  • Annual History Teacher conferences (2010, 2012, 2013). The Making of White Australia’s Cultural Identity. History Teachers Association of Victoria, Australia.

Sandra is Student Success Lead and a Teaching Instructor. She liaises with faculty and students to develop individualised success lessons and learning plans. Raised in New Zealand and educated in Australia, Sandra received her Bachelor of Education and Master of Education at The University of Melbourne. She also has a Post-Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education (Monash University) and Literacy and Reading (The University of Melbourne). She taught Secondary level English and History in Australia for 28 years. Between 2014-2020, she taught the International Baccalaureate at The United Nations International School (Vietnam).

Sandra has coordinated programmes in Accelerated Learning, Inter-School Debating, Student Mentoring, Pastoral Care and Model United Nations. She designs her curricula using Case Study and Active Learning methodologies and is adept in blended classroom teaching using multimedia social technologies in all formative and summative learning aspects. She currently volunteers her time supporting university students in Vietnam’s Blue Dragon Mentoring Programs.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Education (2010-2013)
    The University of Melbourne, Australia
    Thesis: The Marketing of Education: How do Independent Schools Market themselves to Girls?
  • Post-Graduate Certificate Literacy and Reading (2008-2010)
    The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education (2002-2004)
    Monash University, Australia
  • Bachelor of Education (1994-1998) (double major: Librarianship/History)
    University of Melbourne, Australia
    International Baccalaureate Middle School Program (MYP) (2014)
    International Baccalaureate Diploma (2018)

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University of Vietnam (BUV)
    Student Success Lead & Teaching Instructor (2020 – Current)
  • United Nations International School (Hanoi, Vietnam)
    International Baccalaureate Teacher: Individuals and Societies and Senior History (2014-2020)
    Pastoral Care Co-Ordinator (2014-2020)
  • Star of the Sea College (Melbourne, Australia)
    Senior Teacher (Individuals and Societies, Senior History, Australian and Revolutions) (2006-2014)
  • Department of Education (Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) (Australia)
    Lecturer (2006-2013). Delivered English and History examination strategies to final year students.
    Assessor (2008-2013). Australian History.

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Digital and social learning (multimedia tools, learning routines, making learning visible)
  • Student success (metacognition, individualised learning, feedback cycle)
  • Diversity teaching (gifted and talented students, international education, at-risk students)

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Australian History VCE Seminars. (2006-2014). The Great Depression and Australia and The Vietnam War. History Teachers Association of Victoria, Australia.
  • Annual History Teacher conferences (2010, 2012, 2013). The Making of White Australia’s Cultural Identity. History Teachers Association of Victoria, Australia.
Our Faculty

James McMillan

Senior English teacher
Deputy English Programme Lead

James was born in England, but spent his formative years not far from Vietnam, in Brunei. In 1986 James moved back to the UK with his family, where he remained until 2015. Following graduation in 1996, he embarked on a career in the financial industry, working for HBOS and then Lloyds Banking Group.

Before leaving the world of banking in 2015, he was a client manager and was responsible for managing the day-to-day financial operations of corporate clients.

In 2015 James decided to take his life and career in a new direction and moved to Vietnam, initially teaching IELTS courses before joining BUV in September 2018.

James has delivered a wide range of courses both to students and corporate clients and continues to focus on the development of the English department.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA – Marketing and Information Technology

University of the West of Scotland

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)

(2022 – current)

  • Deputy Programme Leader and Senior English Teacher

(2018-2022)

  • English Teacher

HBOS/Lloyds Banking Group

(2006-2015)

  • Client Manager

James was born in England, but spent his formative years not far from Vietnam, in Brunei. In 1986 James moved back to the UK with his family, where he remained until 2015. Following graduation in 1996, he embarked on a career in the financial industry, working for HBOS and then Lloyds Banking Group.

Before leaving the world of banking in 2015, he was a client manager and was responsible for managing the day-to-day financial operations of corporate clients.

In 2015 James decided to take his life and career in a new direction and moved to Vietnam, initially teaching IELTS courses before joining BUV in September 2018.

James has delivered a wide range of courses both to students and corporate clients and continues to focus on the development of the English department.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA – Marketing and Information Technology

University of the West of Scotland

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)

(2022 – current)

  • Deputy Programme Leader and Senior English Teacher

(2018-2022)

  • English Teacher

HBOS/Lloyds Banking Group

(2006-2015)

  • Client Manager
Our Faculty

Dr. Shashi Chaudhary

Senior Lecturer

Shashi, born and raised in Nepal, completed a Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Economics and Mathematics and a Master’s degree (MA) in Economics from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He started his career in higher education as a Lecturer in Economics at the School of Business, Pokhara University, Nepal, where he worked for two years before moving to Nepal Rastra Bank (the central bank of Nepal) as an Assistant Director. He worked in the central bank for five years and resigned in 2014 as the Deputy Director of the Research Department.

Shashi completed his PhD in International Economics from Vietnam National University, Hanoi, and Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE) from University of London, UK. He also achieved the status of University of London Worldwide Recognised Tutor and a Senior Fellow at the Advanced HE, UK (SFHEA).

He has been working with BUV since September 2014 and teaching courses in the field of Economics, Banking and Finance. He is an active researcher and owns credits for 19 research articles published in reputable journals from Nepal, Vietnam, India and the UK.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in International Economics (2015 – 2019)
    Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Thesis: Export Dynamics of Vietnam: Trade in Value Added (TiVA) Approach
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE) (2019-2020)
    University of London, UK
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Economics (2004 – 2006)
    Tribhuvan University, Nepal
    Thesis: Role of Remittance in Economic Development of Nepal
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics and Mathematics (2000-2004)
    Tribhuvan University, Nepal

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Programme Leader for International Business Management & Senior Lecturer (2019 – Current)
    Lecturer (2014 – 2019)
  • Nepal Rastra Bank (the central bank of Nepal), Nepal
    Deputy Director (2013 – 2014)
    Assistant Director (2010 – 2013)

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

  • Senior Fellow at the Advance HE (SFHEA), UK (2021)
  • University of London Worldwide Recognised Tutor, UK (2020)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Global value chains
  • External sector issues
  • Financial economics and banking

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Chaudhary, S. K. (2022) “Remittances, Economic Growth and Investment Nexus: Evidence from Nepal”. NRB Economic Review 34(1): pp. 1-23.
    Available online: https://www.nrb.org.np/contents/uploads/2022/04/vol-34_art1.pdf
  • Chaudhary, S. K. (2021) “Assessing Participation and Position of Vietnam in Global Value Chains”. Journal of Nepalese Business Studies 14(1): pp. 29-39.
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.3126/jnbs.v14i1.41486
  • Chaudhary, S. K., and Pandit, K. R. (2019) “Price Elasticity of Sectoral Lending in Nepal”. NRB Economic Review 31(2): pp. 1-24.
    Available online: 3-Price-Elasticity.pdf (nrb.org.np)

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Chaudhary, S. K. & Pandit, K. R. (2020)
    “Estimation and Implication of Price Elasticity of Sectoral Credits in Nepalese Commercial Banks”
    3rd International Conference on Finance and Economics, Kathmandu, Nepal, 28-29 February 2020. Nepal Rastra Bank.
  • Chaudhary, S. K. (2019)
    “A Discussion on Sustainability of Economic Impact of Tourism in Nepal: How to Close the Gaps?”
    Tourism in the 21st Century, Hanoi, Vietnam, 5-6 December 2019. British University Vietnam.
  • Chaudhary, S. K. (2019)
    “Vietnam in Global Value Chain”
    Conference on International Economic Cooperation and Integration (CIECI) 2019, Hanoi, Vietnam, 18 September 201. VNU University of Economics and Business (Vietnam), University of Minnesota (US), National Chengchi University (Taiwan) Foreign Trade University (Vietnam).
  • Chaudhary, S. K. (2021)
    “Global value chains” (Key speaker)
    Firebird International Webinar, 30 January 2021. Firebird Institute of Research in Management, India.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Faculty Development Programme (2021), “Research Methodology”. Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, India.
  • Faculty Development Programme (2014), “Research Methodology and Quantitative Analysis using SPSS”. Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, India.
  • Short-term course (2012), “Business Research Methods and Data Analysis”. Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, India.
  • Professional Training (2012), “Macroeconomic Forecasting Techniques”. Nepal Rastra Bank.
  • Professional Training (2011), “Macroeconomic and Monetary Policy Management”. South-East Asian Central Banks Center (SEACEN), and Bank of Japan.

Shashi, born and raised in Nepal, completed a Bachelor’s degree (BA) in Economics and Mathematics and a Master’s degree (MA) in Economics from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He started his career in higher education as a Lecturer in Economics at the School of Business, Pokhara University, Nepal, where he worked for two years before moving to Nepal Rastra Bank (the central bank of Nepal) as an Assistant Director. He worked in the central bank for five years and resigned in 2014 as the Deputy Director of the Research Department.

Shashi completed his PhD in International Economics from Vietnam National University, Hanoi, and Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE) from University of London, UK. He also achieved the status of University of London Worldwide Recognised Tutor and a Senior Fellow at the Advanced HE, UK (SFHEA).

He has been working with BUV since September 2014 and teaching courses in the field of Economics, Banking and Finance. He is an active researcher and owns credits for 19 research articles published in reputable journals from Nepal, Vietnam, India and the UK.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in International Economics (2015 – 2019)
    Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Thesis: Export Dynamics of Vietnam: Trade in Value Added (TiVA) Approach
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE) (2019-2020)
    University of London, UK
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Economics (2004 – 2006)
    Tribhuvan University, Nepal
    Thesis: Role of Remittance in Economic Development of Nepal
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics and Mathematics (2000-2004)
    Tribhuvan University, Nepal

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Programme Leader for International Business Management & Senior Lecturer (2019 – Current)
    Lecturer (2014 – 2019)
  • Nepal Rastra Bank (the central bank of Nepal), Nepal
    Deputy Director (2013 – 2014)
    Assistant Director (2010 – 2013)

PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION

  • Senior Fellow at the Advance HE (SFHEA), UK (2021)
  • University of London Worldwide Recognised Tutor, UK (2020)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Global value chains
  • External sector issues
  • Financial economics and banking

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Chaudhary, S. K. (2022) “Remittances, Economic Growth and Investment Nexus: Evidence from Nepal”. NRB Economic Review 34(1): pp. 1-23.
    Available online: https://www.nrb.org.np/contents/uploads/2022/04/vol-34_art1.pdf
  • Chaudhary, S. K. (2021) “Assessing Participation and Position of Vietnam in Global Value Chains”. Journal of Nepalese Business Studies 14(1): pp. 29-39.
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.3126/jnbs.v14i1.41486
  • Chaudhary, S. K., and Pandit, K. R. (2019) “Price Elasticity of Sectoral Lending in Nepal”. NRB Economic Review 31(2): pp. 1-24.
    Available online: 3-Price-Elasticity.pdf (nrb.org.np)

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Chaudhary, S. K. & Pandit, K. R. (2020)
    “Estimation and Implication of Price Elasticity of Sectoral Credits in Nepalese Commercial Banks”
    3rd International Conference on Finance and Economics, Kathmandu, Nepal, 28-29 February 2020. Nepal Rastra Bank.
  • Chaudhary, S. K. (2019)
    “A Discussion on Sustainability of Economic Impact of Tourism in Nepal: How to Close the Gaps?”
    Tourism in the 21st Century, Hanoi, Vietnam, 5-6 December 2019. British University Vietnam.
  • Chaudhary, S. K. (2019)
    “Vietnam in Global Value Chain”
    Conference on International Economic Cooperation and Integration (CIECI) 2019, Hanoi, Vietnam, 18 September 201. VNU University of Economics and Business (Vietnam), University of Minnesota (US), National Chengchi University (Taiwan) Foreign Trade University (Vietnam).
  • Chaudhary, S. K. (2021)
    “Global value chains” (Key speaker)
    Firebird International Webinar, 30 January 2021. Firebird Institute of Research in Management, India.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Faculty Development Programme (2021), “Research Methodology”. Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, India.
  • Faculty Development Programme (2014), “Research Methodology and Quantitative Analysis using SPSS”. Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, India.
  • Short-term course (2012), “Business Research Methods and Data Analysis”. Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, India.
  • Professional Training (2012), “Macroeconomic Forecasting Techniques”. Nepal Rastra Bank.
  • Professional Training (2011), “Macroeconomic and Monetary Policy Management”. South-East Asian Central Banks Center (SEACEN), and Bank of Japan.
Our Faculty

Dr. Prabu Mohan

Senior Lecturer

Prabu is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Programme leader for University of London International Programmes at BUV.

In 2004, Prabu completed a Master of Philosophy in Mathematics and worked for 6 years in India before moving to Malaysia. In 2019, Prabu completed his PhD at University Polytechnic Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

With over 18 years of teaching experience, Prabu works tirelessly to guide his students to a strong understanding of quantitative concepts and their practical use in the business world. Recognising that mathematics is not always loved by every student, Prabu says, “I especially love helping students who dislike mathematics realise the enormous role mathematics play in their everyday lives.”

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2015 – 2019)
    University Polytechnic Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
    Thesis: Product of digraphs, (super) edge-magic valences and related problems
  • Master of Philosophy in Mathematics (2003 – 2004)
    St. Xavier’s College, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Master of Science in Mathematics (2001 – 2003)
    St. Xavier’s College, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (1998 – 2001)
    St. Xavier’s College, Tamil Nadu, India

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Programme Leader, University of London International Programmes (2012 – Current)
    Senior Lecturer (2012 – Current)
  • Asia Pacific University (Malaysia)
    Lecturer (2010 – 2012)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Graph labellings

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • C. Lopez, F.A. Muntaner-Batle, M. Prabu, A new labeling construction from the ⊗h – product, Discrete Mathematics 340(2017) 1903-1909. (Impact factor: 0.962 (Q2))
  • C. Lopez, F.A. Muntaner-Batle, M. Prabu, Perfect (super) edge-magic crowns, Results in Mathematics 71(2017) 1459 – 1471. (Impact factor: 0.738 (Q2)
  • C. Lopez, F.A. Muntaner-Batle, M. Prabu, (Di)graph decompositions and magic type labelings: a dual relation, Bulletin of the Malaysian mathematical Sciences Society 44(2021) 1881-1892.
  • C. Lopez, F.A. Muntaner-Batle, M. Prabu, On the super edge-magicness of graphs of equal order and size, Ars Combinatoria, Accepted for Publication.

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Prabu Mohan (2017)
    Product of digraphs, (super) edge-magic valences and related problems
    2017 Seminar on Combinatorics and Graph Theory
    Barcelona, Spain
  • Prabu Mohan (2018)
    (Di)graph decompositions and magic type labelings: A dual relation
    2018 The 6th Gdansk Workshop on Graph Theory
    Gdansk, Poland

Prabu is a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics and Programme leader for University of London International Programmes at BUV.

In 2004, Prabu completed a Master of Philosophy in Mathematics and worked for 6 years in India before moving to Malaysia. In 2019, Prabu completed his PhD at University Polytechnic Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

With over 18 years of teaching experience, Prabu works tirelessly to guide his students to a strong understanding of quantitative concepts and their practical use in the business world. Recognising that mathematics is not always loved by every student, Prabu says, “I especially love helping students who dislike mathematics realise the enormous role mathematics play in their everyday lives.”

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2015 – 2019)
    University Polytechnic Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
    Thesis: Product of digraphs, (super) edge-magic valences and related problems
  • Master of Philosophy in Mathematics (2003 – 2004)
    St. Xavier’s College, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Master of Science in Mathematics (2001 – 2003)
    St. Xavier’s College, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (1998 – 2001)
    St. Xavier’s College, Tamil Nadu, India

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Programme Leader, University of London International Programmes (2012 – Current)
    Senior Lecturer (2012 – Current)
  • Asia Pacific University (Malaysia)
    Lecturer (2010 – 2012)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Graph labellings

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • C. Lopez, F.A. Muntaner-Batle, M. Prabu, A new labeling construction from the ⊗h – product, Discrete Mathematics 340(2017) 1903-1909. (Impact factor: 0.962 (Q2))
  • C. Lopez, F.A. Muntaner-Batle, M. Prabu, Perfect (super) edge-magic crowns, Results in Mathematics 71(2017) 1459 – 1471. (Impact factor: 0.738 (Q2)
  • C. Lopez, F.A. Muntaner-Batle, M. Prabu, (Di)graph decompositions and magic type labelings: a dual relation, Bulletin of the Malaysian mathematical Sciences Society 44(2021) 1881-1892.
  • C. Lopez, F.A. Muntaner-Batle, M. Prabu, On the super edge-magicness of graphs of equal order and size, Ars Combinatoria, Accepted for Publication.

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Prabu Mohan (2017)
    Product of digraphs, (super) edge-magic valences and related problems
    2017 Seminar on Combinatorics and Graph Theory
    Barcelona, Spain
  • Prabu Mohan (2018)
    (Di)graph decompositions and magic type labelings: A dual relation
    2018 The 6th Gdansk Workshop on Graph Theory
    Gdansk, Poland
Our Faculty

Dr. Adrian Weng

Lecturer

Adrian joined BUV Hanoi in 2020, having previously taught at RMIT Vietnam for more than 10 years. Before teaching, he worked as a Training Manager in KPMG Malaysia, an international accounting firm headquartered in the Netherlands. Adrian also worked as a stock analyst and a real estate negotiator in Kuala Lumpur before finding his calling in teaching and training. Adrian is passionate about education and about using experiential activities to facilitate learning. This comes from his extensive background in adult learning. He makes sure that his students not only learn but they also have fun whilst learning.

Currently, Adrian teaches marketing and management subjects across a number of undergraduate programmes at BUV, including the Bachelor of Business and the Bachelor of Marketing. After receiving his Doctoral degree from Southern Cross University, in 2016, Adrian started to engage in research more actively. Currently, his research interests include the business field of leadership, culture, communication, and CSR.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctore of Business Administration (2010 – 2016)
    Southern Cross University, Australia
    Thesis: Exploring communication in international workplaces in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Master of Business Administration (2001 – 2002)
    University of New England, Australia
  • Bachelor of  Economics (1988 – 1991)
    Monash University, Australia

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Lecturer (2020 – Current)
  • RMIT University
    Lecturer (2005 – 2020)
  • KPMG Malaysia
    Training Manager (2003 – 2005)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Leadership and communication

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Weng, AWT (2017), ‘Leadership and communication in HCMC, Vietnam’, International Journal of Business and Management, vol. 12, no. 5, pp.111
  • Weng, AWT (2018), ‘CSR reporting in locally owned hotels in Malaysia’, Asian Social Science, vol.14, no. 8, pp. 16
  • Smith, MR, Weng, AWT, Kijbumrung, T & Suhor, A (2018), ‘Do Western Companies Appropriately Adapt Their Indonesian Promotional Websites to an Indonesian Audience? A Study Applying Content Analysis of Cultural Cues Reveals Some Answers’, Asian Social Science, vol. 14, no. 12

Adrian joined BUV Hanoi in 2020, having previously taught at RMIT Vietnam for more than 10 years. Before teaching, he worked as a Training Manager in KPMG Malaysia, an international accounting firm headquartered in the Netherlands. Adrian also worked as a stock analyst and a real estate negotiator in Kuala Lumpur before finding his calling in teaching and training. Adrian is passionate about education and about using experiential activities to facilitate learning. This comes from his extensive background in adult learning. He makes sure that his students not only learn but they also have fun whilst learning.

Currently, Adrian teaches marketing and management subjects across a number of undergraduate programmes at BUV, including the Bachelor of Business and the Bachelor of Marketing. After receiving his Doctoral degree from Southern Cross University, in 2016, Adrian started to engage in research more actively. Currently, his research interests include the business field of leadership, culture, communication, and CSR.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctore of Business Administration (2010 – 2016)
    Southern Cross University, Australia
    Thesis: Exploring communication in international workplaces in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Master of Business Administration (2001 – 2002)
    University of New England, Australia
  • Bachelor of  Economics (1988 – 1991)
    Monash University, Australia

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Lecturer (2020 – Current)
  • RMIT University
    Lecturer (2005 – 2020)
  • KPMG Malaysia
    Training Manager (2003 – 2005)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Leadership and communication

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Weng, AWT (2017), ‘Leadership and communication in HCMC, Vietnam’, International Journal of Business and Management, vol. 12, no. 5, pp.111
  • Weng, AWT (2018), ‘CSR reporting in locally owned hotels in Malaysia’, Asian Social Science, vol.14, no. 8, pp. 16
  • Smith, MR, Weng, AWT, Kijbumrung, T & Suhor, A (2018), ‘Do Western Companies Appropriately Adapt Their Indonesian Promotional Websites to an Indonesian Audience? A Study Applying Content Analysis of Cultural Cues Reveals Some Answers’, Asian Social Science, vol. 14, no. 12
Our Faculty

Alex Ortega

Associate Lecturer

After completing a Master’s Degree in Architecture and various other academic, professional and research experiences in Spain, Poland, France and Japan, in 2015, Alex arrived in Vietnam, where he developed his career both in design consultancy for international offices and higher education.

Among his recent professional milestones worth highlighting is the Cityscape Awards in 2019 for the Mui Dinh South Resort design, in which he was the Project Manager. In higher education, he is appreciated for his devotion to students and organizing engaging activities such as professional collaborations, field trips, events, etc. Alex is currently developing a Doctorate in ethnic minorities in Vietnam. He is an outgoing Spaniard who enjoys nature trips and embraces cultural appreciation.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2021 – Current)
    Doctoral School TESC
    University of Toulouse Jean Jaures, France
    Thesis (unfinished): Green architecture assessment of Vietnamese ethnic minorities through its comparison. Contemporary industry application.
  • Master of Architecture* (2008 – 2015)
    University of Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
    Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
    Mie University, Japan
    *Equivalent to Bachelor + Master’s degree, level 7 on European Qualifications Framework.

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Teaching Fellow, Contemporary Creative Practices Programme (2021 – Current)
  • Hanoi Architectural University (Vietnam)
    Associate Lecturer (2019 – 2021)
    Lectures for the Advanced Training Program
  • NQH Architects (Vietnam)
    Senior Project Architect & Lead Architect (2019 – 2021)
    Project management, architecture & urban pl., representation, official conference.
  • HCM University of Technology & Education (Vietnam)
    Associate Lecturer (2019 – 2021)
    Lectures for the High-Quality Training Program
  • University of Architecture Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Visiting Lecturer (2020 – 2020)
    Lectures for the Architecture Degree
  • NDA Group (France & Vietnam)
    Senior Architect & Project Manager (2018 – 2019)
    Lectures for the Architecture Degree
  • Huni Architects (France & Vietnam)
    Architect & HCMC representative (2018 – 2018)
    Representation, arch. design, construction site control, business development
  • CPG Consultants Singapore (Vietnam)
    Architect (2017 – 2017)
    Urban planning, architectural design, client meeting, site visit and control, detailing, competitions.
  • PSB College (Vietnam)
    Associate Lecturer (2016 – 2017)
    Lectures at Vietnam’s campus/branch of the Singaporean institution

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Sustainability and Green design
  • Ethnic minority of Vietnam and Adaptation
  • Standardization of Sustainable Design

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Gaja Ortega, A. (2019)
    Sustainable Architecture in Vietnam CIVILTECH 2019 proceeding. Edition HCMUTE. ISBN: 978-604-73-6847-1
  • Gaja Ortega, A. (2019)
    Standardization of Sustainable Architecture ICACE 2019 proceeding. Edition HAU. ISBN T.B.D.
  • Gaja Diaz, F. – Contributor Gaja Ortega, A. (2009)
    Un futuro para el pasado. Edition UPV. ISBN: 9788483634844

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Gaja Ortega, A. (2020)
    Graduation Jury member
    Architecture Degree Graduation
    University of Architecture HCM. Vietnam
  • Gaja Ortega, A. (2020)
    Competition Jury member
    Teacher’s Day design competition
    University of Technology and Education HCM. Vietnam
  • Gaja Ortega, A. (2019)
    Green Office and Sustainable Architecture
    Green Talks Conference – Presenter
    Vietnam German University. Vietnam
  • Gaja Ortega, A. (2019)
    Sustainable Architecture in Vietnam
    CIVILTECH International Conference. Presenter.
    University of Technology and Education HCM. Vietnam

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • Gaja Ortega, A. (2014)
    Special Researcher Program – Mie University (Japan)
    Project to be developed: Seminar-house in Toba-shi (2.000.000 JPY)

After completing a Master’s Degree in Architecture and various other academic, professional and research experiences in Spain, Poland, France and Japan, in 2015, Alex arrived in Vietnam, where he developed his career both in design consultancy for international offices and higher education.

Among his recent professional milestones worth highlighting is the Cityscape Awards in 2019 for the Mui Dinh South Resort design, in which he was the Project Manager. In higher education, he is appreciated for his devotion to students and organizing engaging activities such as professional collaborations, field trips, events, etc. Alex is currently developing a Doctorate in ethnic minorities in Vietnam. He is an outgoing Spaniard who enjoys nature trips and embraces cultural appreciation.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2021 – Current)
    Doctoral School TESC
    University of Toulouse Jean Jaures, France
    Thesis (unfinished): Green architecture assessment of Vietnamese ethnic minorities through its comparison. Contemporary industry application.
  • Master of Architecture* (2008 – 2015)
    University of Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
    Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
    Mie University, Japan
    *Equivalent to Bachelor + Master’s degree, level 7 on European Qualifications Framework.

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Teaching Fellow, Contemporary Creative Practices Programme (2021 – Current)
  • Hanoi Architectural University (Vietnam)
    Associate Lecturer (2019 – 2021)
    Lectures for the Advanced Training Program
  • NQH Architects (Vietnam)
    Senior Project Architect & Lead Architect (2019 – 2021)
    Project management, architecture & urban pl., representation, official conference.
  • HCM University of Technology & Education (Vietnam)
    Associate Lecturer (2019 – 2021)
    Lectures for the High-Quality Training Program
  • University of Architecture Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Visiting Lecturer (2020 – 2020)
    Lectures for the Architecture Degree
  • NDA Group (France & Vietnam)
    Senior Architect & Project Manager (2018 – 2019)
    Lectures for the Architecture Degree
  • Huni Architects (France & Vietnam)
    Architect & HCMC representative (2018 – 2018)
    Representation, arch. design, construction site control, business development
  • CPG Consultants Singapore (Vietnam)
    Architect (2017 – 2017)
    Urban planning, architectural design, client meeting, site visit and control, detailing, competitions.
  • PSB College (Vietnam)
    Associate Lecturer (2016 – 2017)
    Lectures at Vietnam’s campus/branch of the Singaporean institution

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Sustainability and Green design
  • Ethnic minority of Vietnam and Adaptation
  • Standardization of Sustainable Design

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Gaja Ortega, A. (2019)
    Sustainable Architecture in Vietnam CIVILTECH 2019 proceeding. Edition HCMUTE. ISBN: 978-604-73-6847-1
  • Gaja Ortega, A. (2019)
    Standardization of Sustainable Architecture ICACE 2019 proceeding. Edition HAU. ISBN T.B.D.
  • Gaja Diaz, F. – Contributor Gaja Ortega, A. (2009)
    Un futuro para el pasado. Edition UPV. ISBN: 9788483634844

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Gaja Ortega, A. (2020)
    Graduation Jury member
    Architecture Degree Graduation
    University of Architecture HCM. Vietnam
  • Gaja Ortega, A. (2020)
    Competition Jury member
    Teacher’s Day design competition
    University of Technology and Education HCM. Vietnam
  • Gaja Ortega, A. (2019)
    Green Office and Sustainable Architecture
    Green Talks Conference – Presenter
    Vietnam German University. Vietnam
  • Gaja Ortega, A. (2019)
    Sustainable Architecture in Vietnam
    CIVILTECH International Conference. Presenter.
    University of Technology and Education HCM. Vietnam

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • Gaja Ortega, A. (2014)
    Special Researcher Program – Mie University (Japan)
    Project to be developed: Seminar-house in Toba-shi (2.000.000 JPY)
Our Faculty

David Holloway

Teaching Fellow

David has lived and worked as an educator in Vietnam for the past 8 years and has always focused on creating a fun, inclusive and engaging learning environment for his students. David currently holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and a Post Graduate Certificate for Teaching in Higher Education. He has taught many different programming languages such as C++, Python and HTML and specializes in teaching Computer Games Design within the Unreal Games Engine. David is most intrigued by Game Theory, AI Behaviour and Level Design.

David has been involved with the development and growth of countless student projects within the subjects he teaches and ensures that students finish their degree with expert knowledge of their chosen field and competent communication, project management, and critical thinking skills. It is important for David that students leave with both a degree and improved soft skills that they can utilize within the professional environment.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Science (Hons) Computer Science (2020-2021)
    Mia Digital University, Barcelona
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (2019-2020)
    University of London, England (UK)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Computer Science (2009-2012)
    Oxford Brookes University, England (UK)

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Teaching Fellow, School of Computing and Innovative Technologies (2019 – Current)
    Senior English Teacher (2017-2019)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Artificial Intelligence

David has lived and worked as an educator in Vietnam for the past 8 years and has always focused on creating a fun, inclusive and engaging learning environment for his students. David currently holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and a Post Graduate Certificate for Teaching in Higher Education. He has taught many different programming languages such as C++, Python and HTML and specializes in teaching Computer Games Design within the Unreal Games Engine. David is most intrigued by Game Theory, AI Behaviour and Level Design.

David has been involved with the development and growth of countless student projects within the subjects he teaches and ensures that students finish their degree with expert knowledge of their chosen field and competent communication, project management, and critical thinking skills. It is important for David that students leave with both a degree and improved soft skills that they can utilize within the professional environment.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Science (Hons) Computer Science (2020-2021)
    Mia Digital University, Barcelona
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (2019-2020)
    University of London, England (UK)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Computer Science (2009-2012)
    Oxford Brookes University, England (UK)

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Teaching Fellow, School of Computing and Innovative Technologies (2019 – Current)
    Senior English Teacher (2017-2019)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Artificial Intelligence
Our Faculty

David Vanhove

Teaching Fellow

A French-born and seasoned hotelier with more than 20 years of international experience.

A dedicated, results-driven, and seasoned Hotel Professional with invaluable experience gained in high turnover resorts and city hotel operations. Customer-focused with diverse skills and an analytical mind, strong leadership and communication abilities. David has a reputation for unwavering accuracy, credibility and integrity with an aptitude to perform above expectations.

He is a resourceful team player who can work with and lead highly organised multicultural employees to achieve operational excellence while demonstrating creative problem solving and analytical skills with a common-sense approach. Highly adaptable and resilient, thriving on challenges.

Passionate about teaching the new generation of hotel professionals and sharing deep knowledge with students about operations, management, and entrepreneurship to be ready for their careers.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • EMBA (2019-2020)
    RMIT University, Vietnam
  • Bachelor of Arts in F&B/Hotel Management (1996-1998)
    University of Culinary/F&B/Hospitality learning, France
  • TESOL/TEFL Certificate (2020)
    World Tesol Academy

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University of Vietnam (July 2021- Present)
    Lecturer, International Hospitality Management
  • Time Coffee and Salt’n’Lime restaurants, Hanoi, Vietnam (2010-Current)
    Owner
  • Foreign Trade University, Hanoi. Vietnam (Sep 2021- Feb 2022)
    Sessional lecturer, Vatel Hotel Management programme
  • FLC Beach Resort, Hotel, Golf and Safari, Quy Nhon, Vietnam (June 2019- Jan 2020)
    Complex Executive Assistant Manager i/c Kitchen and F&B              
  • Cassia Cottage, Phu Quoc, Vietnam (Sep 2018- May 2019)
    Resort Manager
  • Hanoi Daewoo Hotel 5*, Hanoi, Vietnam (Aug 2016 to Nov 2017)
    Director of Food and Beverage
  • City Smart/ CHM, Hanoi, Vietnam (Sep 2015 to July 2016)
    Sessional Lecturer
  • Daloc Wines and Spirits, Hanoi, Vietnam (Dec 2014 to July 2016)
    Horeca Country Director
  • Moevenpick Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam (Feb 2013 to Nov 2014)
    Executive Assistant Manager
  • Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Maldives and Shanghai (Mar 2011 to Feb 2013)
    Assistant Director of Food and Beverage

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES AND AWARDS

  • Certified Shangri-La Trainer Skills 1 and 2
  • Certified Shangri-La Supervisory Excellence course
  • Certified Safety Food Management System
  • WSET Level 2

A French-born and seasoned hotelier with more than 20 years of international experience.

A dedicated, results-driven, and seasoned Hotel Professional with invaluable experience gained in high turnover resorts and city hotel operations. Customer-focused with diverse skills and an analytical mind, strong leadership and communication abilities. David has a reputation for unwavering accuracy, credibility and integrity with an aptitude to perform above expectations.

He is a resourceful team player who can work with and lead highly organised multicultural employees to achieve operational excellence while demonstrating creative problem solving and analytical skills with a common-sense approach. Highly adaptable and resilient, thriving on challenges.

Passionate about teaching the new generation of hotel professionals and sharing deep knowledge with students about operations, management, and entrepreneurship to be ready for their careers.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • EMBA (2019-2020)
    RMIT University, Vietnam
  • Bachelor of Arts in F&B/Hotel Management (1996-1998)
    University of Culinary/F&B/Hospitality learning, France
  • TESOL/TEFL Certificate (2020)
    World Tesol Academy

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University of Vietnam (July 2021- Present)
    Lecturer, International Hospitality Management
  • Time Coffee and Salt’n’Lime restaurants, Hanoi, Vietnam (2010-Current)
    Owner
  • Foreign Trade University, Hanoi. Vietnam (Sep 2021- Feb 2022)
    Sessional lecturer, Vatel Hotel Management programme
  • FLC Beach Resort, Hotel, Golf and Safari, Quy Nhon, Vietnam (June 2019- Jan 2020)
    Complex Executive Assistant Manager i/c Kitchen and F&B              
  • Cassia Cottage, Phu Quoc, Vietnam (Sep 2018- May 2019)
    Resort Manager
  • Hanoi Daewoo Hotel 5*, Hanoi, Vietnam (Aug 2016 to Nov 2017)
    Director of Food and Beverage
  • City Smart/ CHM, Hanoi, Vietnam (Sep 2015 to July 2016)
    Sessional Lecturer
  • Daloc Wines and Spirits, Hanoi, Vietnam (Dec 2014 to July 2016)
    Horeca Country Director
  • Moevenpick Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam (Feb 2013 to Nov 2014)
    Executive Assistant Manager
  • Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Maldives and Shanghai (Mar 2011 to Feb 2013)
    Assistant Director of Food and Beverage

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES AND AWARDS

  • Certified Shangri-La Trainer Skills 1 and 2
  • Certified Shangri-La Supervisory Excellence course
  • Certified Safety Food Management System
  • WSET Level 2
Our Faculty

Don Hickerson

Teaching Fellow

Don completed a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Confederation College (Canada) and immediately began working for BC Parks. There he fostered a reverence for outdoor recreation, beginning the process of certification from the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. An unfortunate injury halted his career path resulting in a return to academia.

Don subsequently completed an Honours degree in Sociology from Lakehead University. During this time, an Internship at the Vietnam National University greatly altered his research focus, which he used to complete a Master of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario and further this focus as a PhD student. In 2015 Don took formal leave from his PhD work at Western to concentrate on being a father.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD Student
    Western University, Canada
  • Master of Arts, Sociology – Specialised in Migration and International Relations (2012)
    The University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Sociology and Psychology (Double) (2007)
    Lakehead University, Canada
  • Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration (1990)
    Confederation College, Canada

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Lecturer (2020 – Current)
  • CIEM (Vietnam)
    Consultant and Educator (2017 – 2019)
  • Singapore International School (Vietnam)
    A-Levels Business Studies Teacher (2015-2017)
  • Western University (Canada)
    Assoc. Lecturer (2012-2015)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Networks and symbolic boundary construction
  • Small scale economic creation and in-group dynamics
  • Gender and governance issues in Asia

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Hickerson, D. (2021) In Progress
    Systems Thinking and the Service Industry: Modifications Via Synergistic Management, A Case Study.
  • Hickerson, D (2020) Under Review
    Heavy Metal Thunder: Understanding the Hard-Core Motorcyclist, in The Qualitative Report 2022. Pending Publication.
  • Chan, A. (2019)
    Xi Jinping: Political Career, Governance, and Leadership, 1953-2018. Oxford University Press.
    Guest editorial assistant. ISBN: 9780197615249
  • Hickerson, D, (2012)
    The Cross-Border Migrant Experience in Lang Son Province, Northern Viet Nam. E-TD Repository. University of Western Ontario. 937. https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/937

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Hickerson, D. (2012)
    Small-Scale Trade as a Reaction to Economic Disadvantage
    Migration and Ethnic Relations 2012 Conference.
    University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Hickerson, D. (2010)
    The Mechanics of In-group Formation and Inclusion
    The Qualitatives Conference
    Wilfrid Laurier University 2010, Canada
  • Hickerson, D. (2008)
    Potential Causes in the Under-Reporting of Sexual Violence in Vietnam
    International Student Research Conference (Special Address)
    Lakehead University, Canada

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • Belanger, D.; Hickerson, D., et.al. (2012) Canada Research Council: UWO
  • The Economic Options for Working Women in Vietnam Study. The University of Western Ontario ($150,000)
  • Hickerson, D.; et al. (2008) World University Service Canada. Establishing working relationships within various employment sectors in Vietnam. ($20,000)
  • Hickerson, D. (2007) Rotary International Scholarship Award. Funding to foster international study and research. ($12,000)

Don completed a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Confederation College (Canada) and immediately began working for BC Parks. There he fostered a reverence for outdoor recreation, beginning the process of certification from the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides. An unfortunate injury halted his career path resulting in a return to academia.

Don subsequently completed an Honours degree in Sociology from Lakehead University. During this time, an Internship at the Vietnam National University greatly altered his research focus, which he used to complete a Master of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario and further this focus as a PhD student. In 2015 Don took formal leave from his PhD work at Western to concentrate on being a father.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD Student
    Western University, Canada
  • Master of Arts, Sociology – Specialised in Migration and International Relations (2012)
    The University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Sociology and Psychology (Double) (2007)
    Lakehead University, Canada
  • Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration (1990)
    Confederation College, Canada

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Lecturer (2020 – Current)
  • CIEM (Vietnam)
    Consultant and Educator (2017 – 2019)
  • Singapore International School (Vietnam)
    A-Levels Business Studies Teacher (2015-2017)
  • Western University (Canada)
    Assoc. Lecturer (2012-2015)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Networks and symbolic boundary construction
  • Small scale economic creation and in-group dynamics
  • Gender and governance issues in Asia

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Hickerson, D. (2021) In Progress
    Systems Thinking and the Service Industry: Modifications Via Synergistic Management, A Case Study.
  • Hickerson, D (2020) Under Review
    Heavy Metal Thunder: Understanding the Hard-Core Motorcyclist, in The Qualitative Report 2022. Pending Publication.
  • Chan, A. (2019)
    Xi Jinping: Political Career, Governance, and Leadership, 1953-2018. Oxford University Press.
    Guest editorial assistant. ISBN: 9780197615249
  • Hickerson, D, (2012)
    The Cross-Border Migrant Experience in Lang Son Province, Northern Viet Nam. E-TD Repository. University of Western Ontario. 937. https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/937

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Hickerson, D. (2012)
    Small-Scale Trade as a Reaction to Economic Disadvantage
    Migration and Ethnic Relations 2012 Conference.
    University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Hickerson, D. (2010)
    The Mechanics of In-group Formation and Inclusion
    The Qualitatives Conference
    Wilfrid Laurier University 2010, Canada
  • Hickerson, D. (2008)
    Potential Causes in the Under-Reporting of Sexual Violence in Vietnam
    International Student Research Conference (Special Address)
    Lakehead University, Canada

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • Belanger, D.; Hickerson, D., et.al. (2012) Canada Research Council: UWO
  • The Economic Options for Working Women in Vietnam Study. The University of Western Ontario ($150,000)
  • Hickerson, D.; et al. (2008) World University Service Canada. Establishing working relationships within various employment sectors in Vietnam. ($20,000)
  • Hickerson, D. (2007) Rotary International Scholarship Award. Funding to foster international study and research. ($12,000)
Our Faculty

Dr. Hamza Mutaher

Lecturer

Raised and educated in Taiz, Yemen, Hamza completed a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications from Osmania University, India, in 2013. In 2015, Hamza completed a Master of Computer Science (Computer Network) degree from SRTMU University, India, and worked on a face recognition system project. In 2022, Hamza completed his PhD thesis (Maulana Azad National Urdu University) titled: Security Countermeasures for OpenFlow Controller-Based Software Defined Network.

In addition, Hamza passionately continues to work on different research to improve network security against network attacks using various robust authentication techniques.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2016 – 2022)
    Maulana Azad National Urdu University, India
    Thesis: Security Countermeasures for OpenFlow Controller-Based Software Defined Network
  • MSc Master of Computer Science (Computer Network) (2013 -2015)
    Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, India
  • BCA Bachelor of Computer Applications (2010 -2013)
    Osmania University, India

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Professor (2022 – Current)
    Lecturer in Computer Science
  • Maulana Azad National Urdu University, (India)
    Teacher Assistant (2017 – 2021)
  • ALM Interactive Soft Sol Private Limited (India)
    System Administrator (2015 – 2017)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Network Security
  • Cryptography
  • Software Defined Networking

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Mutaher, H., & Hodeish, M. E. (2021).
    Sakai-Kasahara IBE. In Functional Encryption (pp. 171-185). Springer, Cham. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-60890-3_10
  • Alshameri, H. M., & Kumar, P. (2019).
    An efficient zero-knowledge Proof based identification scheme for securing software defined network. Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience, 20(1), 181-189. DOI: https://doi.org/10.12694/scpe.v20i1.1473
  • Mutaher, H., & Kumar, P. (2019).
    Entity Authentication. In Emerging Security Algorithms and Techniques (pp. 213-224). Chapman and Hall/CRC. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1201/9781351021708

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Mutaher, H., & Kumar, P. (2021)
    Unauthorized Access Prevention Between Hosts and Controller in Software Defined Network Based Key Agreement Technique, National Conference on Computational Methods, Data Science and Applications, MANUU, 24th -25th May 2021, Hyderabad, India.
  • Mutaher, H., & Kumar, P. (2021)
    ZKPAUTH: An Authentication Scheme Based Zero-Knowledge Proof for Software Defined Network Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Computing for Smart Cities (AIS2C2) Gautam Buddha University, 22nd-23rd March 2021, Noida, India.
  • Mutaher, H., & Kumar, P. (2021)
    Security-Enhanced SDN Controller-Based Kerberos Authentication Protocol. 11th International Conference on Cloud Computing, Data Science & Engineering (Confluence) IEEE, Amity University, 28th-29th January, 2021, Noida, India.
  • Mutaher, H., & Kumar, P. (2021)
    Kerberos based Authentication Framework for SDN International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Data Analytics ICCID. GIFT, 26th-27th October 2018, Bhubaneswar, India.

Raised and educated in Taiz, Yemen, Hamza completed a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications from Osmania University, India, in 2013. In 2015, Hamza completed a Master of Computer Science (Computer Network) degree from SRTMU University, India, and worked on a face recognition system project. In 2022, Hamza completed his PhD thesis (Maulana Azad National Urdu University) titled: Security Countermeasures for OpenFlow Controller-Based Software Defined Network.

In addition, Hamza passionately continues to work on different research to improve network security against network attacks using various robust authentication techniques.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2016 – 2022)
    Maulana Azad National Urdu University, India
    Thesis: Security Countermeasures for OpenFlow Controller-Based Software Defined Network
  • MSc Master of Computer Science (Computer Network) (2013 -2015)
    Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, India
  • BCA Bachelor of Computer Applications (2010 -2013)
    Osmania University, India

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Professor (2022 – Current)
    Lecturer in Computer Science
  • Maulana Azad National Urdu University, (India)
    Teacher Assistant (2017 – 2021)
  • ALM Interactive Soft Sol Private Limited (India)
    System Administrator (2015 – 2017)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Network Security
  • Cryptography
  • Software Defined Networking

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Mutaher, H., & Hodeish, M. E. (2021).
    Sakai-Kasahara IBE. In Functional Encryption (pp. 171-185). Springer, Cham. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-60890-3_10
  • Alshameri, H. M., & Kumar, P. (2019).
    An efficient zero-knowledge Proof based identification scheme for securing software defined network. Scalable Computing: Practice and Experience, 20(1), 181-189. DOI: https://doi.org/10.12694/scpe.v20i1.1473
  • Mutaher, H., & Kumar, P. (2019).
    Entity Authentication. In Emerging Security Algorithms and Techniques (pp. 213-224). Chapman and Hall/CRC. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1201/9781351021708

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Mutaher, H., & Kumar, P. (2021)
    Unauthorized Access Prevention Between Hosts and Controller in Software Defined Network Based Key Agreement Technique, National Conference on Computational Methods, Data Science and Applications, MANUU, 24th -25th May 2021, Hyderabad, India.
  • Mutaher, H., & Kumar, P. (2021)
    ZKPAUTH: An Authentication Scheme Based Zero-Knowledge Proof for Software Defined Network Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Computing for Smart Cities (AIS2C2) Gautam Buddha University, 22nd-23rd March 2021, Noida, India.
  • Mutaher, H., & Kumar, P. (2021)
    Security-Enhanced SDN Controller-Based Kerberos Authentication Protocol. 11th International Conference on Cloud Computing, Data Science & Engineering (Confluence) IEEE, Amity University, 28th-29th January, 2021, Noida, India.
  • Mutaher, H., & Kumar, P. (2021)
    Kerberos based Authentication Framework for SDN International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Data Analytics ICCID. GIFT, 26th-27th October 2018, Bhubaneswar, India.
Our Faculty

James McGaughran

Teaching Fellow

Raised and educated in the United States, James completed a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado (USA) as a double major in Political Science and Environmental Studies. Subsequently, he completed a Master of Strategic Leadership and Communication from Stephens College in Missouri (USA). James then travelled, worked and volunteered in India and Nepal before coming to live and teach in Vietnam, where he has been teaching for the past 7 years – and currently continues to do so with BUV.

In addition, James continues to work and consult with several initiatives dealing with sustainability and enterprising entrepreneurs in India and Nepal.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters of Strategic Leadership & Communication (2015)
    Stephens College (Columbia, Missouri)      
  • TESOL Certification (2015)
    LinguaEdge, LLC. (Beverly Hills, California)
    Grade A Pass with Distinction
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (2010)
    Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies (2010)
    University of Colorado Boulder (Boulder, Colorado)   

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Tutorial Leader (2021 – Current)
    IELTS (2020 – 2021)
  • RES IELTS Center (2016 – Current)
    IELTS Teacher/Trainer (Speaking, Writing, Listening, Reading)
    IELTS Task 1 and Task 2 Modal Essays (Producing Band 9 Samples)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Sustainability
  • Education
  • Leadership

Raised and educated in the United States, James completed a Bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado (USA) as a double major in Political Science and Environmental Studies. Subsequently, he completed a Master of Strategic Leadership and Communication from Stephens College in Missouri (USA). James then travelled, worked and volunteered in India and Nepal before coming to live and teach in Vietnam, where he has been teaching for the past 7 years – and currently continues to do so with BUV.

In addition, James continues to work and consult with several initiatives dealing with sustainability and enterprising entrepreneurs in India and Nepal.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters of Strategic Leadership & Communication (2015)
    Stephens College (Columbia, Missouri)      
  • TESOL Certification (2015)
    LinguaEdge, LLC. (Beverly Hills, California)
    Grade A Pass with Distinction
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (2010)
    Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies (2010)
    University of Colorado Boulder (Boulder, Colorado)   

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Tutorial Leader (2021 – Current)
    IELTS (2020 – 2021)
  • RES IELTS Center (2016 – Current)
    IELTS Teacher/Trainer (Speaking, Writing, Listening, Reading)
    IELTS Task 1 and Task 2 Modal Essays (Producing Band 9 Samples)

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Sustainability
  • Education
  • Leadership
Our Faculty

Jed Clarke

Teaching Fellow

Raised and educated in Stoke-on-Trent, England, Jed completed a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance from Staffordshire University. Following graduation in 2018, he was employed by British University Vietnam as an English teacher whilst subsequently completing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Staffordshire University, delivered at British University Vietnam.

During his time at BUV, Jed has also delivered pre-university level business and finance-related qualifications through the University’s UOL programme and their strategic partnership delivering A-level courses with Hanoi Amsterdam. In 2022, Jed started delivering business and finance related undergraduate programmes as a Teaching Fellow at BUV.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Business Administration MBA (2019-2021)
    Staffordshire University, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Finance & Accounting (2014-2018)
    Staffordshire University, United Kingdom

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Teaching Fellow (2018 – Current)
  • Staffordshire University
    Work Placement – Accounting & Finance (2016 – 2017)

Raised and educated in Stoke-on-Trent, England, Jed completed a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance from Staffordshire University. Following graduation in 2018, he was employed by British University Vietnam as an English teacher whilst subsequently completing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Staffordshire University, delivered at British University Vietnam.

During his time at BUV, Jed has also delivered pre-university level business and finance-related qualifications through the University’s UOL programme and their strategic partnership delivering A-level courses with Hanoi Amsterdam. In 2022, Jed started delivering business and finance related undergraduate programmes as a Teaching Fellow at BUV.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Business Administration MBA (2019-2021)
    Staffordshire University, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Finance & Accounting (2014-2018)
    Staffordshire University, United Kingdom

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Teaching Fellow (2018 – Current)
  • Staffordshire University
    Work Placement – Accounting & Finance (2016 – 2017)
Our Faculty

Joseph Schurley

Teaching Fellow

Joe is from the USA and moved to Vietnam in 2008. He has over 15 years of academic experience in the USA, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore. Joe previously enjoyed a reputable business career with professional companies such as InterContinental Hotels and Resorts and PriceWaterHouse Coopers in New York City. In addition, Joe was the CEO of the Metropolitan Management Group of New York – a company owning restaurants and a commercial artisan bakery.

Joe has a Bachelor of Science in Labor Management and a Master’s degree from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. While at Cornell, he was the recipient of a Fellowship for Food and Beverage Management and the teaching assistant for Small Business Management. He is currently attending Hong Kong Polytech (Hong Kong), studying for his PhD in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (In progress)
    School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
  • Masters Professional Studies in Hotel Management, with Fellowship and Honors (1983)
    School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • Bachelor of Science in Labor Relations (1977)
    Lemoyne College, Syracuse, New York

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam, Hanoi Vietnam
    Lecturer – School of Hospitality Management (2018-Present)
    Lecturer-Tourism Management (2015-2017)
    Programme Leader Marketing Management (2016-2018)
  • Pegasus International College, Danang, Vietnam
    Principal/Academic Director (2014-2015)
  • Klamath College – Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA
    Programme Director (2013-2014)
  • Raffles International College, Ho Chi Minh City, and Singapore
    Programme Manager/Lecturer (2008-2012)

PROFESSIONAL ACCOLADES

  • Cornell Hotel Society, Ithaca, New York.

Joe is from the USA and moved to Vietnam in 2008. He has over 15 years of academic experience in the USA, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Singapore. Joe previously enjoyed a reputable business career with professional companies such as InterContinental Hotels and Resorts and PriceWaterHouse Coopers in New York City. In addition, Joe was the CEO of the Metropolitan Management Group of New York – a company owning restaurants and a commercial artisan bakery.

Joe has a Bachelor of Science in Labor Management and a Master’s degree from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. While at Cornell, he was the recipient of a Fellowship for Food and Beverage Management and the teaching assistant for Small Business Management. He is currently attending Hong Kong Polytech (Hong Kong), studying for his PhD in Hospitality and Tourism Management.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (In progress)
    School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
  • Masters Professional Studies in Hotel Management, with Fellowship and Honors (1983)
    School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • Bachelor of Science in Labor Relations (1977)
    Lemoyne College, Syracuse, New York

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam, Hanoi Vietnam
    Lecturer – School of Hospitality Management (2018-Present)
    Lecturer-Tourism Management (2015-2017)
    Programme Leader Marketing Management (2016-2018)
  • Pegasus International College, Danang, Vietnam
    Principal/Academic Director (2014-2015)
  • Klamath College – Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA
    Programme Director (2013-2014)
  • Raffles International College, Ho Chi Minh City, and Singapore
    Programme Manager/Lecturer (2008-2012)

PROFESSIONAL ACCOLADES

  • Cornell Hotel Society, Ithaca, New York.
Our Faculty

Kostantinos Tsontos

Senior Teaching Fellow

Konstantinos holds a First-class BSc in Economics (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens) and an MSc in Operational Research (University of Birmingham, U.K). He is certified: Economist, Trainer, Lead Quality Assurance Auditor (ISO) and Fellow member of Higher Education Academy (UK)

For more than 20 years, he held senior HR-managerial positions while at the same time working as a business consultant and trainer. He has also served as an advisor of the Deputy Minister of Labor in Greece and a General Manager of the Greek National Institute of Vocational Orientation. In 2014 he joined the humanitarian organisation “MSF” (Doctors without borders) as Regional Training Officer (Tajikistan & Uzbekistan). Then, Konstantinos joined academia as a Business Lecturer. He is passionate about Education, Learning and Human Resources Development.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post-graduate Certificate in Higher Education (2019 – 2020)
    The University of London, U.K.
    Certificate: “Teaching and Learning in Higher Education” – Grade: “Merit”
  • Master of Science in Operational Research (1987 -1989)
    The University of Birmingham, U.K.
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Economics (1982-1987)
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece – Grade: “Excellent 8.5/10”
  • Diploma Information Studies (1985-1986)
    Accademia Romanensis, Rome, Italy – Grade: “Ottimo” (Excellent)

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Module Leader & Business/Management Lecturer (2017 – Current)
  • Management Development Institute of Singapore (Uzbekistan)
    Business/Management Lecturer (2015 – 2017)
  • Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders)/Uzbekistan & Tajikistan mission
    Regional Training Officer (2014)
  • National Institute of Labor and Human Resources – Athens, Greece
    Head of Human Resources Development and Administrative support Department (2004 – 2014)
    Team member for the National Action Plan of Employment 2004 and the National Strategic Plan for Development (2007 – 2013)
    Served as external lecturer at the Greek National School for Public Administration (2005 – 2010)
    Seconded as General Manager of the Greek National Center for Vocational Orientation
    Seconded as advisor to the Greek Deputy Minister of Labor
  • Business Consultant/Trainer (personal company)
    Provided consultation and training in Human Resources, Training, Quality Assurance, EU funded programmes, and business projects (1991 – 2014)

PROFESSIONAL ACCOLADES

  • Member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council (2022)
    ‘An opt-in research community of business professionals’
  • Fellow member of Higher Education Academy – UK (2020)
    (Now: Advance HE)
  • Member of the “Uniform Registration of Referees” (2005)
    Directory 1803 of the Greek Ministry of Labor’ For evaluating HR Actions’
  • Member of International Board of Certified Trainers (2001)
    IBCT – European division – the Netherlands
  • Member of the Greek Economic Chamber (1990)
    ‘Certified Economist’ – Athens – Greece

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Human Resources Management, HR Development & Labor market
  • Performance appraisal systems

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Siomkos, G., & Tsontos, K. (1994)
    Book chapter: Consumer Behavior and Marketing Strategy (Greek Cases), Volume 2, Ath. Stamoulis
    Publications, Athens, 1994 (211 pages) [ISBN: 960-351-021-1]
  • Kioulafas, K., Theofilaktos D. & Tsontos, K. (1994)
    Study funded by Hellenic Productivity Centre: “Methods of productivity measurement”

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Tsontos, K. (2019)
    “Human resources and career development in the globalized job market of the 4th industrial revolution – role of universities”- (speaker)
    International Conference 2019 – The autonomy of University in scientific and technological activities suitable for the requirements of the 4th industrial Revolution
    Hanoi Metropolitan University – Vietnam
  • Tsontos, K. (2018)
    ICBTS International Multidiscipline Research Conference 2018: “International higher education in Business – pigs might fly” – (speaker)
    International Conference: Business Education, Social Sciences & Innovation Technology, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Tsontos, K. (2015)
    “The dynamic Nature of Consumer and Environment” – a marketing approach for Uzbekistan
    MDIS Marketing International Conference 2015 (speaker, article conference proceedings)
    Management Development Institute of Singapore, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
  • Tsontos, K.  (2003)
    LIONS conference 2003: “Career planning/adaptation in a competitive labor market”–(speaker)
    The LIONS conference – The labor prospects within a globalized labor market, Athens, Greece.
  • Tsontos, K.  (1997)
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: “Human Resources Development within co-operative networks between universities and businesses” – (speaker)
    Conference 1997: Career Centre of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • Tsontos, K. (2009)
    Regional Business Program – Attika
    Support of SME’s/Greek-EU Grant: Rehabilitation of sushi restaurant (Approved grant 58,435 euros on 120,600 euros investment).
  • Tsontos, K. (2005)
    Community Initiative EQUAL within the European Social Fund of the European Union
    Project DI.P.O.NET:  Supporting employment of disabled people within Tourism and Hospitality Sector of Epirus prefecture (Disabled People Operating Network)
    Successful proposal on behalf of international consortium (including Universities, Training centers, unions supporting disabled people and Hospitality National bodies, approved fund of 1.2 million euros)
  • Tsontos, K. (1994)
    Greek/E.U. funded program: “Co-operation between Universities and Industry”
    Achieved grants for two applied research projects in Cooperation with University of Piraeus:  1. Survey upon Customer Satisfaction (published as Case Study at University textbook of Professor G. Siomkos) and 2. “Salary policy study” (wage analysis and model linking salaries with performance) (60,000 euros).

Konstantinos holds a First-class BSc in Economics (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens) and an MSc in Operational Research (University of Birmingham, U.K). He is certified: Economist, Trainer, Lead Quality Assurance Auditor (ISO) and Fellow member of Higher Education Academy (UK)

For more than 20 years, he held senior HR-managerial positions while at the same time working as a business consultant and trainer. He has also served as an advisor of the Deputy Minister of Labor in Greece and a General Manager of the Greek National Institute of Vocational Orientation. In 2014 he joined the humanitarian organisation “MSF” (Doctors without borders) as Regional Training Officer (Tajikistan & Uzbekistan). Then, Konstantinos joined academia as a Business Lecturer. He is passionate about Education, Learning and Human Resources Development.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post-graduate Certificate in Higher Education (2019 – 2020)
    The University of London, U.K.
    Certificate: “Teaching and Learning in Higher Education” – Grade: “Merit”
  • Master of Science in Operational Research (1987 -1989)
    The University of Birmingham, U.K.
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Economics (1982-1987)
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece – Grade: “Excellent 8.5/10”
  • Diploma Information Studies (1985-1986)
    Accademia Romanensis, Rome, Italy – Grade: “Ottimo” (Excellent)

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Module Leader & Business/Management Lecturer (2017 – Current)
  • Management Development Institute of Singapore (Uzbekistan)
    Business/Management Lecturer (2015 – 2017)
  • Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders)/Uzbekistan & Tajikistan mission
    Regional Training Officer (2014)
  • National Institute of Labor and Human Resources – Athens, Greece
    Head of Human Resources Development and Administrative support Department (2004 – 2014)
    Team member for the National Action Plan of Employment 2004 and the National Strategic Plan for Development (2007 – 2013)
    Served as external lecturer at the Greek National School for Public Administration (2005 – 2010)
    Seconded as General Manager of the Greek National Center for Vocational Orientation
    Seconded as advisor to the Greek Deputy Minister of Labor
  • Business Consultant/Trainer (personal company)
    Provided consultation and training in Human Resources, Training, Quality Assurance, EU funded programmes, and business projects (1991 – 2014)

PROFESSIONAL ACCOLADES

  • Member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council (2022)
    ‘An opt-in research community of business professionals’
  • Fellow member of Higher Education Academy – UK (2020)
    (Now: Advance HE)
  • Member of the “Uniform Registration of Referees” (2005)
    Directory 1803 of the Greek Ministry of Labor’ For evaluating HR Actions’
  • Member of International Board of Certified Trainers (2001)
    IBCT – European division – the Netherlands
  • Member of the Greek Economic Chamber (1990)
    ‘Certified Economist’ – Athens – Greece

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Human Resources Management, HR Development & Labor market
  • Performance appraisal systems

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Siomkos, G., & Tsontos, K. (1994)
    Book chapter: Consumer Behavior and Marketing Strategy (Greek Cases), Volume 2, Ath. Stamoulis
    Publications, Athens, 1994 (211 pages) [ISBN: 960-351-021-1]
  • Kioulafas, K., Theofilaktos D. & Tsontos, K. (1994)
    Study funded by Hellenic Productivity Centre: “Methods of productivity measurement”

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Tsontos, K. (2019)
    “Human resources and career development in the globalized job market of the 4th industrial revolution – role of universities”- (speaker)
    International Conference 2019 – The autonomy of University in scientific and technological activities suitable for the requirements of the 4th industrial Revolution
    Hanoi Metropolitan University – Vietnam
  • Tsontos, K. (2018)
    ICBTS International Multidiscipline Research Conference 2018: “International higher education in Business – pigs might fly” – (speaker)
    International Conference: Business Education, Social Sciences & Innovation Technology, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Tsontos, K. (2015)
    “The dynamic Nature of Consumer and Environment” – a marketing approach for Uzbekistan
    MDIS Marketing International Conference 2015 (speaker, article conference proceedings)
    Management Development Institute of Singapore, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
  • Tsontos, K.  (2003)
    LIONS conference 2003: “Career planning/adaptation in a competitive labor market”–(speaker)
    The LIONS conference – The labor prospects within a globalized labor market, Athens, Greece.
  • Tsontos, K.  (1997)
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: “Human Resources Development within co-operative networks between universities and businesses” – (speaker)
    Conference 1997: Career Centre of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • Tsontos, K. (2009)
    Regional Business Program – Attika
    Support of SME’s/Greek-EU Grant: Rehabilitation of sushi restaurant (Approved grant 58,435 euros on 120,600 euros investment).
  • Tsontos, K. (2005)
    Community Initiative EQUAL within the European Social Fund of the European Union
    Project DI.P.O.NET:  Supporting employment of disabled people within Tourism and Hospitality Sector of Epirus prefecture (Disabled People Operating Network)
    Successful proposal on behalf of international consortium (including Universities, Training centers, unions supporting disabled people and Hospitality National bodies, approved fund of 1.2 million euros)
  • Tsontos, K. (1994)
    Greek/E.U. funded program: “Co-operation between Universities and Industry”
    Achieved grants for two applied research projects in Cooperation with University of Piraeus:  1. Survey upon Customer Satisfaction (published as Case Study at University textbook of Professor G. Siomkos) and 2. “Salary policy study” (wage analysis and model linking salaries with performance) (60,000 euros).
Our Faculty

Dr. Viju Prakash

Senior Lecturer

Raised and educated in India, Viju Prakash completed a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Anna University. Following graduation, in 2005, he completed a Master of Computer Science and Engineering from Anna University. He later completed his PhD titled, “A Power Aware Routing Protocol in Wireless Sensor Networks” in Computer Science and Engineering.

Viju was employed as Lecturer from 2007 to 2010 and Assistant Professor from 2010 to 2017 in India. He then worked as an Assistant Professor for 4 years in Ethiopia and Iraq leading as a Member of the Post Graduate Governing Council and Research head.

In addition, since April 2022, Viju passionately continues to work as a Senior Lecturer at British University Vietnam to inspire and motivate his students toward innovation that is close to the current trend.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2010-2016)
    Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, India
    Thesis: A power aware routing protocol for wireless sensor networks
  • Master of Engineering (2005- 2007)
    Anna University, India
  • Bachelor of Engineering (2001 – 2005)
    Anna University, India

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Senior Lecturer (2022 – Current)
    School of Computing and Innovative Technologies
  • Wollo University (Ethiopia)
    Assistant Professor (2020 – 2021)
    Member of the Post-Graduate Governing Council
    Scrutiny member in Internally funded projects
  • Knowledge University (Iraq)
    Assistant Professor (2019 – 2020)
    Research Head, College of Science

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Cloud and Edge Computing
  • Algorithms

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Joshua Samuel Raj, R., Viju Prakash, M, Prince, T., Vijayakumar, V., &Fredi, N. (2020)
    Web-based database security in internet of things using fully homomorphic encryption and discrete bee colony optimization. Malaysian Journal of Computer Science, Special Issue 1(2020), pp 1–14.
    ISSN: 1279-084
  • Sivaram, M., Kaliappan, M., Viju Prakash, M, JeyaShobana, S., Porkodi, V., Vijayalakshmi, K., Suresh, S., & Suresh, A. (2021)
    Secure storage allocation scheme using fuzzy based heuristic algorithm for cloud. Springer – Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, 12, pp 5609–5617
    ISSN: 1868-5145 
  • Paramasivan, B., viju Prakash, M, &Kaliappan, M. (2015)
    Development of a secure routing protocol using game theory model in mobile ad hoc networks. Journal of Communications and Networks, 17(1), pp 75–83.
    ISSN: 1229-2370

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Joshua Samuel Raj, R., Jeya Praise, J., Viju Prakash, M, & Sam Silva, A. (2020).
    Secure and Efficient Sensitive Info-Hiding for Data Sharing via DACES Method in Cloud. In: Peter, J., Fernandes, S., Alavi, A. (eds) Intelligence in Big Data Technologies—Beyond the Hype. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1167. Springer, Singapore.
  • Viju Prakash, M, Porkodi, V., Rajanarayanan, S., Mujeebudheen Khan, S., Fareed Ibrahim, B., & Sivaram, M. (2020)
    Improved Conservation of Energy in Fog IOT Services Using Machine Learning Model,
    International Conference on Computing and Information Technology (ICCIT-1441), pp. 1-4,
    Saudi Arabia.
  • Viju Prakash, M. (2015)
    Power aware route establishment in dynamic wireless sensor networks using an optimum relay
    Proceedings of the international conference on knowledge collaboration in engineering
    Kathir College of Engineering, Coimbatore, India.
  • Viju Prakash, M.  (2014)
    Assured data delivery on wireless heterogeneous sensor networks by energy aware routing scheme
    Proceedings of the international conference on emerging trends in engineering and technology
    Kollam, India.
  • Viju Prakash, M.  (2013)
    A broad revision of energy tree-based power aware routing protocols in wireless sensor networks
    Proceedings of the 1st international conference on advanced research in engineering technology
    KL University, Vijayawada, India.

KEY NOTES & FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

  • Information Technology and its impact on Education (2020)
    Keynote address provided for the international seminar organized by ‘College of Science, Knowledge University, Erbil, Iraq’
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities (2018)
    Keynote address provided for the students of ‘Sri Parasakthi College for Women, India
  • Smart City (2018)
    Keynote address provided for the students participated in the International Conference organized by ‘Pon Jesly College of Engineering, Alamparai, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Design Project (2017)
    Organised a one-week Faculty Development Programme sponsored by Kerala Technological University
  • Cyber Security (2014)
    Organised a one-week workshop for students sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Government of India

Raised and educated in India, Viju Prakash completed a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Anna University. Following graduation, in 2005, he completed a Master of Computer Science and Engineering from Anna University. He later completed his PhD titled, “A Power Aware Routing Protocol in Wireless Sensor Networks” in Computer Science and Engineering.

Viju was employed as Lecturer from 2007 to 2010 and Assistant Professor from 2010 to 2017 in India. He then worked as an Assistant Professor for 4 years in Ethiopia and Iraq leading as a Member of the Post Graduate Governing Council and Research head.

In addition, since April 2022, Viju passionately continues to work as a Senior Lecturer at British University Vietnam to inspire and motivate his students toward innovation that is close to the current trend.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2010-2016)
    Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, India
    Thesis: A power aware routing protocol for wireless sensor networks
  • Master of Engineering (2005- 2007)
    Anna University, India
  • Bachelor of Engineering (2001 – 2005)
    Anna University, India

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Senior Lecturer (2022 – Current)
    School of Computing and Innovative Technologies
  • Wollo University (Ethiopia)
    Assistant Professor (2020 – 2021)
    Member of the Post-Graduate Governing Council
    Scrutiny member in Internally funded projects
  • Knowledge University (Iraq)
    Assistant Professor (2019 – 2020)
    Research Head, College of Science

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Cloud and Edge Computing
  • Algorithms

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Joshua Samuel Raj, R., Viju Prakash, M, Prince, T., Vijayakumar, V., &Fredi, N. (2020)
    Web-based database security in internet of things using fully homomorphic encryption and discrete bee colony optimization. Malaysian Journal of Computer Science, Special Issue 1(2020), pp 1–14.
    ISSN: 1279-084
  • Sivaram, M., Kaliappan, M., Viju Prakash, M, JeyaShobana, S., Porkodi, V., Vijayalakshmi, K., Suresh, S., & Suresh, A. (2021)
    Secure storage allocation scheme using fuzzy based heuristic algorithm for cloud. Springer – Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, 12, pp 5609–5617
    ISSN: 1868-5145 
  • Paramasivan, B., viju Prakash, M, &Kaliappan, M. (2015)
    Development of a secure routing protocol using game theory model in mobile ad hoc networks. Journal of Communications and Networks, 17(1), pp 75–83.
    ISSN: 1229-2370

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/EXHIBITIONS

  • Joshua Samuel Raj, R., Jeya Praise, J., Viju Prakash, M, & Sam Silva, A. (2020).
    Secure and Efficient Sensitive Info-Hiding for Data Sharing via DACES Method in Cloud. In: Peter, J., Fernandes, S., Alavi, A. (eds) Intelligence in Big Data Technologies—Beyond the Hype. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 1167. Springer, Singapore.
  • Viju Prakash, M, Porkodi, V., Rajanarayanan, S., Mujeebudheen Khan, S., Fareed Ibrahim, B., & Sivaram, M. (2020)
    Improved Conservation of Energy in Fog IOT Services Using Machine Learning Model,
    International Conference on Computing and Information Technology (ICCIT-1441), pp. 1-4,
    Saudi Arabia.
  • Viju Prakash, M. (2015)
    Power aware route establishment in dynamic wireless sensor networks using an optimum relay
    Proceedings of the international conference on knowledge collaboration in engineering
    Kathir College of Engineering, Coimbatore, India.
  • Viju Prakash, M.  (2014)
    Assured data delivery on wireless heterogeneous sensor networks by energy aware routing scheme
    Proceedings of the international conference on emerging trends in engineering and technology
    Kollam, India.
  • Viju Prakash, M.  (2013)
    A broad revision of energy tree-based power aware routing protocols in wireless sensor networks
    Proceedings of the 1st international conference on advanced research in engineering technology
    KL University, Vijayawada, India.

KEY NOTES & FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES

  • Information Technology and its impact on Education (2020)
    Keynote address provided for the international seminar organized by ‘College of Science, Knowledge University, Erbil, Iraq’
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities (2018)
    Keynote address provided for the students of ‘Sri Parasakthi College for Women, India
  • Smart City (2018)
    Keynote address provided for the students participated in the International Conference organized by ‘Pon Jesly College of Engineering, Alamparai, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Design Project (2017)
    Organised a one-week Faculty Development Programme sponsored by Kerala Technological University
  • Cyber Security (2014)
    Organised a one-week workshop for students sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Government of India
Our Faculty

Dr. Jose Rojas

Lecturer

Jose has a Master and PhD in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Sussex and the University of Glasgow, respectively. He’s spent time working in China and Singapore, as well as Japan and South Korea, where he conducted short periods of research.

He’s interested in exploring the negative effects of consumer computer technology under a capitalist economy. He likes reading, talking to people, running and hitting the gym to negate the march of time.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2005 – 2011)

University of Glasgow, UK

Thesis: Studies and a Model of Appropriation of Information and Communication Technologies in University Student’s Everyday Life

  • Master of Science (2003-2004)

University of Sussex, UK

  • Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (1995-2000)

UNITEC, Mexico

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Huizhou University, China (2021-2022)

Lecturer

  • Changzhou University, China (2016-2021)

Lecturer

Industry Liaison Office – National University of Singapore (2011-2016)

Manager of IP & Commercialization

National University of Singapore (2009-2010)

Research Fellow

 

RESEARESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS 

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Humanistic HCI

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Rojas, Jose & Chalmers, Matthew (2009)

The Appropriation of Information and Communication Technology: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Conference: Human-Computer Interaction. New Trends, 13th International Conference, HCI International 2009, San Diego, CA, USA, July 19-24, 2009, Proceedings, Part I

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/221097065_The_Appropriation_of_Information_and_Communication_Technology_A_Cross-Cultural_Perspective

DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-02574-7_77

 

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • Ubicomp Grand Challenge Early Career Exchange Award (2008)
  • The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Award (2008)
  • Full Scholarship CONACYT (Mexico) for PhD Degree studies (2005)
  • MSc Distinction, University of Sussex, UK (2004)
  • Full Scholarship CONACYT (Mexico) for PhD Degree studies (2003)

 

Jose has a Master and PhD in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Sussex and the University of Glasgow, respectively. He’s spent time working in China and Singapore, as well as Japan and South Korea, where he conducted short periods of research.

He’s interested in exploring the negative effects of consumer computer technology under a capitalist economy. He likes reading, talking to people, running and hitting the gym to negate the march of time.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2005 – 2011)

University of Glasgow, UK

Thesis: Studies and a Model of Appropriation of Information and Communication Technologies in University Student’s Everyday Life

  • Master of Science (2003-2004)

University of Sussex, UK

  • Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (1995-2000)

UNITEC, Mexico

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Huizhou University, China (2021-2022)

Lecturer

  • Changzhou University, China (2016-2021)

Lecturer

Industry Liaison Office – National University of Singapore (2011-2016)

Manager of IP & Commercialization

National University of Singapore (2009-2010)

Research Fellow

 

RESEARESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS 

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Humanistic HCI

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Rojas, Jose & Chalmers, Matthew (2009)

The Appropriation of Information and Communication Technology: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Conference: Human-Computer Interaction. New Trends, 13th International Conference, HCI International 2009, San Diego, CA, USA, July 19-24, 2009, Proceedings, Part I

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/221097065_The_Appropriation_of_Information_and_Communication_Technology_A_Cross-Cultural_Perspective

DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-02574-7_77

 

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • Ubicomp Grand Challenge Early Career Exchange Award (2008)
  • The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Award (2008)
  • Full Scholarship CONACYT (Mexico) for PhD Degree studies (2005)
  • MSc Distinction, University of Sussex, UK (2004)
  • Full Scholarship CONACYT (Mexico) for PhD Degree studies (2003)

 

Our Faculty

Shruthi Thaiveppil Gopi

Teaching Fellow

Born and raised in Kochi, India. Shruthi graduated from TKM Institute in Kerala with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. She earned a Master’s degree in Product Design from the Indian Institute of Information Technology after graduating in 2017, and she was researching Design Interventions in Marine jetty that adhered to Indian design codes at the time. She was also employed concurrently at the Indian Institute as a Teaching assistant for Product design students. She moved to Vietnam after receiving her postgraduate degree in 2019 and started working as a Graphic design lecturer for FPT University.

Additionally, Shruthi contributed to several mobile application projects as well as articles based on her own research. She also serves as a Technical committee member for the International Conference for Modern Educational technology.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Design (2017 – 2019)

Indian Institute of Information Technology, India

Thesis: Design Intervention in Marine Jetty

  • Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering (2013 – 2017)

TKM Institute of Technology, India

Thesis: Structural Analysis and Design proposal for Check dam (Thenmala dam)

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS    

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)

Faculty (2023 – Current)

School of Creative Industries, BA (Hons) Contemporary Creative Practice.

  • FPT University (Vietnam)

Graphic Design Lecturer (2019 – 2022)

Head of MOOC – UI/UX Specialization (2020-2022),

Thesis Supervisor – Mobile applications & Game design (2019 – 2022).

  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (M.P., India)

Teaching Assistant – Product design (2017 – 2019).

 

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

  • Modern Education & Technology
  • Product design, Service design, Interaction design
  • Visual ergonomics

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Shruthi Thaiveppil Gopi (2022)

Widening of the Digital divide by Advanced Online Classroom & Persistence of Virtual Learning after the Pandemic Era: Improving the Classroom Management with Technology DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3543407.3543413

 

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITIONS

  • Shruthi Thaiveppil Gopi (2022)

International Conference on Modern Educational Technology 2022,

Paper presentation, Conference proceedings,

Macau, China.

  • Shruthi Thaiveppil Gopi (2021)

FPT Education Conference on Business, Economics and Management 2021,

Paper presentation, Conference proceedings,

FPT University, Hanoi, Vietnam.

 

  • Shruthi Thaiveppil Gopi (2019)

KECD International Poster Exhibition

Korean Ensemble of Contemporary Design, Seoul, South Korea.

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • Best Presentation award (2022)

International Conference on Modern Educational Technology

‘Awarded the Best paper presentation in the Improving Classroom Management with Technology category’.

  • Best Paper award (2021)

FPT Education Conference on Business, Economics and Management 2021 (FCBEM),

‘Awarded the Best paper in the conference proceeding held by FCBEM’.

  • Best Lecturer award (2021)

Graphic Design lecturer, FPT University,

‘Given the title of best lecturer for the academic year’s top teaching efforts’.

 

 

Born and raised in Kochi, India. Shruthi graduated from TKM Institute in Kerala with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. She earned a Master’s degree in Product Design from the Indian Institute of Information Technology after graduating in 2017, and she was researching Design Interventions in Marine jetty that adhered to Indian design codes at the time. She was also employed concurrently at the Indian Institute as a Teaching assistant for Product design students. She moved to Vietnam after receiving her postgraduate degree in 2019 and started working as a Graphic design lecturer for FPT University.

Additionally, Shruthi contributed to several mobile application projects as well as articles based on her own research. She also serves as a Technical committee member for the International Conference for Modern Educational technology.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Design (2017 – 2019)

Indian Institute of Information Technology, India

Thesis: Design Intervention in Marine Jetty

  • Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering (2013 – 2017)

TKM Institute of Technology, India

Thesis: Structural Analysis and Design proposal for Check dam (Thenmala dam)

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS    

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)

Faculty (2023 – Current)

School of Creative Industries, BA (Hons) Contemporary Creative Practice.

  • FPT University (Vietnam)

Graphic Design Lecturer (2019 – 2022)

Head of MOOC – UI/UX Specialization (2020-2022),

Thesis Supervisor – Mobile applications & Game design (2019 – 2022).

  • Indian Institute of Information Technology (M.P., India)

Teaching Assistant – Product design (2017 – 2019).

 

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

  • Modern Education & Technology
  • Product design, Service design, Interaction design
  • Visual ergonomics

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Shruthi Thaiveppil Gopi (2022)

Widening of the Digital divide by Advanced Online Classroom & Persistence of Virtual Learning after the Pandemic Era: Improving the Classroom Management with Technology DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3543407.3543413

 

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITIONS

  • Shruthi Thaiveppil Gopi (2022)

International Conference on Modern Educational Technology 2022,

Paper presentation, Conference proceedings,

Macau, China.

  • Shruthi Thaiveppil Gopi (2021)

FPT Education Conference on Business, Economics and Management 2021,

Paper presentation, Conference proceedings,

FPT University, Hanoi, Vietnam.

 

  • Shruthi Thaiveppil Gopi (2019)

KECD International Poster Exhibition

Korean Ensemble of Contemporary Design, Seoul, South Korea.

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • Best Presentation award (2022)

International Conference on Modern Educational Technology

‘Awarded the Best paper presentation in the Improving Classroom Management with Technology category’.

  • Best Paper award (2021)

FPT Education Conference on Business, Economics and Management 2021 (FCBEM),

‘Awarded the Best paper in the conference proceeding held by FCBEM’.

  • Best Lecturer award (2021)

Graphic Design lecturer, FPT University,

‘Given the title of best lecturer for the academic year’s top teaching efforts’.

 

 

Our Faculty

Pham Thuy Duong

Teaching Practitioner

Born in Hanoi, Vietnam, raised and educated in sunny Singapore. Duong completed here Bachelor Degree in Multimedia Design at Raffles’ College of Higher Education, Singapore. Following her pursuit of becoming a Graphic Designer, she set out to test her skills working in advertising and marketing agency. Landing her first job at DSTNCT Singapore in 2016, where she had the opportunity to work with brands such as Grab and Shangri-la Hotel & Resort. In 2018, she completed a Master’s in Research in Communication Design and returned to Hanoi, Vietnam to continue her career as a creative. She joins Shopee Vietnam as a Multimedia Designer working on livestream production, and finally in 2022 she landed her biggest role yet with Vayner Media APAC, working with Disney Studios to create social content and experiences for their up-and-coming movies.

 

Yet her passion in research pulls her back into the stimulating world of academics, where she decided to take a huge leap and join British University Vietnam as a Teaching Practitioner, working to inspire and motivate student towards design and advertising.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s in Research in Communication Design (2018 – 2019)

Royal College of Art, London, UK

Thesis: Silence in the Library: A Study of Censorship & Self-censorship Through Banned Books.

  • Bachelor of Design in Multimedia Design (2012 – 2015)

Raffles College of Higher Education, Singapore

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)

Teaching Practitioner (2023 – Current)

  • Vayner Media APAC (Singapore)

Content Creator (2022 – 2023)

  • Shopee (Vietnam)

Multimedia Design (2021 – 2022)

  • DSTNCT Pte.Ltd (Singapore)

Junior Art Director (2016 – 2018)

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

  • Graphic Design, Branding
  • Advertising, Marketing
  • Film Photography

 

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITIONS 

  • Archives of Curiosity (2018)

Group Exhibition

The Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Born in Hanoi, Vietnam, raised and educated in sunny Singapore. Duong completed here Bachelor Degree in Multimedia Design at Raffles’ College of Higher Education, Singapore. Following her pursuit of becoming a Graphic Designer, she set out to test her skills working in advertising and marketing agency. Landing her first job at DSTNCT Singapore in 2016, where she had the opportunity to work with brands such as Grab and Shangri-la Hotel & Resort. In 2018, she completed a Master’s in Research in Communication Design and returned to Hanoi, Vietnam to continue her career as a creative. She joins Shopee Vietnam as a Multimedia Designer working on livestream production, and finally in 2022 she landed her biggest role yet with Vayner Media APAC, working with Disney Studios to create social content and experiences for their up-and-coming movies.

 

Yet her passion in research pulls her back into the stimulating world of academics, where she decided to take a huge leap and join British University Vietnam as a Teaching Practitioner, working to inspire and motivate student towards design and advertising.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s in Research in Communication Design (2018 – 2019)

Royal College of Art, London, UK

Thesis: Silence in the Library: A Study of Censorship & Self-censorship Through Banned Books.

  • Bachelor of Design in Multimedia Design (2012 – 2015)

Raffles College of Higher Education, Singapore

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)

Teaching Practitioner (2023 – Current)

  • Vayner Media APAC (Singapore)

Content Creator (2022 – 2023)

  • Shopee (Vietnam)

Multimedia Design (2021 – 2022)

  • DSTNCT Pte.Ltd (Singapore)

Junior Art Director (2016 – 2018)

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

  • Graphic Design, Branding
  • Advertising, Marketing
  • Film Photography

 

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITIONS 

  • Archives of Curiosity (2018)

Group Exhibition

The Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK

Our Faculty

Dr. Anchit Bijalwan

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Anchit Bijalwan is an academician, researcher, consultant and mentor with 15 years of teaching experience for graduate, postgraduate students, and Ph.D. He successfully completed many projects from the UN, DST and AMIT.

Dr. Anchit has authored two books and published more than forty research papers in reputed international journals and conferences.  He is also working on various international research and community service projects. His specialization is in Privacy & Security. His interest areas include network forensics, botnet forensics, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, and machine learning.

He has chaired the technical sessions for IEEE international conferences as well as Springer conferences and he is also a committee member for umpteen conferences. He was a keynote speaker of the IEEE conference which was held in El Salvador, Central America. His research interests include IoT, network security & privacy, Botnet forensics. He is a reviewer of Inderscience, IGI Global and many other publishers.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2012 – 2016)

Computer Science and Engineering

Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun (UK), India

Thesis: Investigation of Botnet Attacks.

  • Master of Technology (2010 – 2012)

Computer Science

CISCO Certified Network Associate (2007)

  • Bachelor of Engineering (1998-2002)

Computer Science and Engineering

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV) (2022 – Current)
  • Arba Minch University (Ethiopia)

Associate Professor (2017 – 2022)

Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Uttaranchal University, Dehradun (India)

Associate Professor (2012 – 2017)

Head of Department, Department of computer Science and Engineering

 

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

  • Privacy and security
  • Botnet Forensics, Network Forensics
  • Machine Learning

 

BOOK PUBLICATION

  • Anchit Bijalwan (2021)

“Network Forensics: The Privacy & Security”, Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), ISBN: 9780367493615.

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  •  AK Mishra, MC Govil, ES Pilli, & A Bijalwan (2022)

“Digital Forensic Investigation of Healthcare Data in Cloud Computing Environment,” Journal of Healthcare Engineering, vol. 2022, doi.org/10.1155/2022/9709101 [SCIE, Scopus]

  • G. Agarwal, A. Dumka, M. Singh, & A. Bijalwan (2022)

“Accessing Usability and Accessibility of Indian Tourism Websites for Visually Impaired”, Journal of Sensors, vol. 2022.  [SCIE, Scopus]

  • P. Kaur, A. Awasthi, & A. Bijalwan (2021)

Evaluation of feature selection techniques on network traffic for comparing model accuracy” International Journal of Computational Science and  Engineering, Inderscience. DOI: 10.1504/IJCSE.2021.10033507 [ESCI, Scopus, DBLP]

  • A. Bijalwan (2020)

Botnet Forensic Analysis Using Machine Learning Approach,” Security and Communication Networks, vol. 2020. doi.org/10.1155/2020/9302318 [SCIE, Scopus, DBLP]

  • A. Bijalwan, S. Sando, & M. Lemma (2019)

“An Anatomy for Recognizing Network Attack Intention”, International journal of recent technology & Engineering, vol 8, 2019. DOI:10.35940/ijrte.C4022.098319 [Scopus]

  • A. Bijalwan, V. K. Solanki, and E. S. Pilli (2018)

“Botnet Forensic: Issues, Challenges and Good Practices,” Network Protocols and Algorithms, vol. 10, no. 2, 2018. [DBLP (ACM)]

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITIONS

  • Bijalwan, A. (2019)

Design & Issues for Recognizing Network Attack Intention(Keynote Address)

2019 Research in Intelligent and Computing in Engineering (RICE), Springer

Vietnam.

  • Bijalwan, A. (2018)   – (Keynote Speaker)

Botnet Forensics

2018 Research in Intelligent and Computing in Engineering (RICE), IEEE

Universidad of Don Bosco, El Salvador, Central America.

  • Bijalwan, A. (2018)

Adhesive Model for Collection and Auto Storage of Colossal Health Data for Epidemiological Studies

2018 Research in Intelligent and Computing in Engineering (RICE), IEEE

Universidad of Don Bosco, El Salvador, Central America.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • Bijalwan, A. (2018)

Network Forensic Analysis for Securing confidential data using Machine Learning, Funded by AMIT (147,631 ETB)

  • Bijalwan, A, & Singh, B. (2020)

UN Community Service Fund, AMIT

Designing temporary & fast paced treatment center for covid-19 (120,000 ETB)

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • International Researcher Award (2021)

International Research Association, London, UK

  • Editorial Member 

International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management (IJAIEM)

  • Membership

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Membership id 7077389

Computer Society of India

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology (Inderscience)

Dr. Anchit Bijalwan is an academician, researcher, consultant and mentor with 15 years of teaching experience for graduate, postgraduate students, and Ph.D. He successfully completed many projects from the UN, DST and AMIT.

Dr. Anchit has authored two books and published more than forty research papers in reputed international journals and conferences.  He is also working on various international research and community service projects. His specialization is in Privacy & Security. His interest areas include network forensics, botnet forensics, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, and machine learning.

He has chaired the technical sessions for IEEE international conferences as well as Springer conferences and he is also a committee member for umpteen conferences. He was a keynote speaker of the IEEE conference which was held in El Salvador, Central America. His research interests include IoT, network security & privacy, Botnet forensics. He is a reviewer of Inderscience, IGI Global and many other publishers.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2012 – 2016)

Computer Science and Engineering

Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun (UK), India

Thesis: Investigation of Botnet Attacks.

  • Master of Technology (2010 – 2012)

Computer Science

CISCO Certified Network Associate (2007)

  • Bachelor of Engineering (1998-2002)

Computer Science and Engineering

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV) (2022 – Current)
  • Arba Minch University (Ethiopia)

Associate Professor (2017 – 2022)

Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Uttaranchal University, Dehradun (India)

Associate Professor (2012 – 2017)

Head of Department, Department of computer Science and Engineering

 

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

  • Privacy and security
  • Botnet Forensics, Network Forensics
  • Machine Learning

 

BOOK PUBLICATION

  • Anchit Bijalwan (2021)

“Network Forensics: The Privacy & Security”, Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), ISBN: 9780367493615.

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  •  AK Mishra, MC Govil, ES Pilli, & A Bijalwan (2022)

“Digital Forensic Investigation of Healthcare Data in Cloud Computing Environment,” Journal of Healthcare Engineering, vol. 2022, doi.org/10.1155/2022/9709101 [SCIE, Scopus]

  • G. Agarwal, A. Dumka, M. Singh, & A. Bijalwan (2022)

“Accessing Usability and Accessibility of Indian Tourism Websites for Visually Impaired”, Journal of Sensors, vol. 2022.  [SCIE, Scopus]

  • P. Kaur, A. Awasthi, & A. Bijalwan (2021)

Evaluation of feature selection techniques on network traffic for comparing model accuracy” International Journal of Computational Science and  Engineering, Inderscience. DOI: 10.1504/IJCSE.2021.10033507 [ESCI, Scopus, DBLP]

  • A. Bijalwan (2020)

Botnet Forensic Analysis Using Machine Learning Approach,” Security and Communication Networks, vol. 2020. doi.org/10.1155/2020/9302318 [SCIE, Scopus, DBLP]

  • A. Bijalwan, S. Sando, & M. Lemma (2019)

“An Anatomy for Recognizing Network Attack Intention”, International journal of recent technology & Engineering, vol 8, 2019. DOI:10.35940/ijrte.C4022.098319 [Scopus]

  • A. Bijalwan, V. K. Solanki, and E. S. Pilli (2018)

“Botnet Forensic: Issues, Challenges and Good Practices,” Network Protocols and Algorithms, vol. 10, no. 2, 2018. [DBLP (ACM)]

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITIONS

  • Bijalwan, A. (2019)

Design & Issues for Recognizing Network Attack Intention(Keynote Address)

2019 Research in Intelligent and Computing in Engineering (RICE), Springer

Vietnam.

  • Bijalwan, A. (2018)   – (Keynote Speaker)

Botnet Forensics

2018 Research in Intelligent and Computing in Engineering (RICE), IEEE

Universidad of Don Bosco, El Salvador, Central America.

  • Bijalwan, A. (2018)

Adhesive Model for Collection and Auto Storage of Colossal Health Data for Epidemiological Studies

2018 Research in Intelligent and Computing in Engineering (RICE), IEEE

Universidad of Don Bosco, El Salvador, Central America.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • Bijalwan, A. (2018)

Network Forensic Analysis for Securing confidential data using Machine Learning, Funded by AMIT (147,631 ETB)

  • Bijalwan, A, & Singh, B. (2020)

UN Community Service Fund, AMIT

Designing temporary & fast paced treatment center for covid-19 (120,000 ETB)

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • International Researcher Award (2021)

International Research Association, London, UK

  • Editorial Member 

International Journal of Application or Innovation in Engineering & Management (IJAIEM)

  • Membership

Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Membership id 7077389

Computer Society of India

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology (Inderscience)

Our Faculty

Sven Pfrommer

Senior Teaching Fellow

Sven is a well-rounded creative director & visual artist, with a background in visual communication and 20+ years of industry experience. He was running a design & advertising agency and established a gallery for contemporary photography in the art capital Berlin.
Sven was born in Berlin, studied visual communication design at the HAWK University of applied science in Hildesheim, where he graduated with a German University Diplom in 1994, (equivalent to MA) and earned the distinction of a British Council Scholar in 1997, to study further at the Royal College of Art, London.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • MA, Visual Communication Design (1989 – 1994)
    HAWK University of applied science, Hildesheim, Germany
  • Professional Development Course, scholarship by the British Council (1997/98)
    Royal College of Art, London, UK

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Senior Teaching Fellow (2022 – Current)
  • Nanyang Technological University, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication, and Information (Singapore)
    Lecturer (2016 – 2019)
  • Raffles Design College, Manila, Philippines
    Academic Program Coordinator (2015 – 2016)
    Lecturer (2012 – 2016)

Sven is a well-rounded creative director & visual artist, with a background in visual communication and 20+ years of industry experience. He was running a design & advertising agency and established a gallery for contemporary photography in the art capital Berlin.
Sven was born in Berlin, studied visual communication design at the HAWK University of applied science in Hildesheim, where he graduated with a German University Diplom in 1994, (equivalent to MA) and earned the distinction of a British Council Scholar in 1997, to study further at the Royal College of Art, London.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • MA, Visual Communication Design (1989 – 1994)
    HAWK University of applied science, Hildesheim, Germany
  • Professional Development Course, scholarship by the British Council (1997/98)
    Royal College of Art, London, UK

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)
    Senior Teaching Fellow (2022 – Current)
  • Nanyang Technological University, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication, and Information (Singapore)
    Lecturer (2016 – 2019)
  • Raffles Design College, Manila, Philippines
    Academic Program Coordinator (2015 – 2016)
    Lecturer (2012 – 2016)

Our Faculty

LTM Maredi

Teaching Fellow

Maredi was raised and educated in South Africa. He studied Accounting at the University of Johannesburg where earned a Bachelor of Commerce and Honours in Accounting in 2006. He worked at Deloitte from 20007 to 2009 in assurance as part of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) program where he successfully completed the program and joined the Institute. Maredi has worked in academia from 2010 at various universities in South Africa where he focused on teaching Management Accounting and Finance. In 2020 he moved to Vietnam and worked in various universities that teach UK-based business programs such as the University of Greenwich. Maredi is currently reading for a PhD.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Commerce in Financial Management (2014-2015)

University of Pretoria (ZA)

  • Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (2006)

University of Johannesburg (ZA)

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) Accounting (2003-2006)

University of Johannesburg (ZA)

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)

Teaching Fellow (2023 – Current)

Accounting and Finance

  • Gia Dinh University (Vietnam)

 

Maredi was raised and educated in South Africa. He studied Accounting at the University of Johannesburg where earned a Bachelor of Commerce and Honours in Accounting in 2006. He worked at Deloitte from 20007 to 2009 in assurance as part of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) program where he successfully completed the program and joined the Institute. Maredi has worked in academia from 2010 at various universities in South Africa where he focused on teaching Management Accounting and Finance. In 2020 he moved to Vietnam and worked in various universities that teach UK-based business programs such as the University of Greenwich. Maredi is currently reading for a PhD.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Commerce in Financial Management (2014-2015)

University of Pretoria (ZA)

  • Certificate in the Theory of Accounting (2006)

University of Johannesburg (ZA)

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) Accounting (2003-2006)

University of Johannesburg (ZA)

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)

Teaching Fellow (2023 – Current)

Accounting and Finance

  • Gia Dinh University (Vietnam)

 

Our Faculty

Olivier de Chauliac

Associate Lecturer

Olivier de Chauliac is a French professional working in the hospitality, tourism and service industry for several years. Coming from a family anchored deep into the hospitality industry with a 3-stars Camping, a 200ha of Vineyard in the South of France and a hunting lodge, Olivier always had a passion for this industry and particularly for the Food & Beverage one.

After successfully spending 1 year in England as an assistant Event Manager, he went to undertake his study in Switzerland where he graduated at 24 years old with a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management. After reaching Viet Nam in 2011 Olivier has worked for several entities around Sai Gon mainly as Food & Beverage Manager. His industry’s experience includes the opening of level 50, 51 & 52 of the Bitexco Tower, the pre-opening of the Reverie Hotel while being group assistant FB Manager of WMC and MGM Grand Ho Tram as well as.

Olivier then went to pass on his Culinary Arts Diploma in Philippines before joining back Viet Nam where he worked as a consultant for the “Hoa Tuk” Group as well as being a hospitality lecturer at the same time. He successfully graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2020 with a Master of Science in Hospitality Management and currently working on completing his Phd.

Olivier is driven by the hospitality industry and has several passions on the side from being an adrenaline junky, many sports and a passion for Formula 1 and Video Gaming as well as every nerdy subjects he could find.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS  

  • DBA in Hospitality and Tourism management (2022- Onward) 

UBIS Geneva, Switzerland 

  • MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management (2020) 

FIU – Florida International University, Florida, USA 

  • Leadership Certificate in Hospitality Management (2020) 

AHLEI – USA  

  • TESOL TEFL Certificate (2014) 

TEFL INTERNATIONAL, Compass Education Campus, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 

  • Certificate in Culinary Arts & Kitchen Management (2014) 

ISCHAM, Manila, Philippines 

  • Bachelor’s degree of Art in Hospitality Management and Event Management (2011) 

Glion Institute of Higher Education, Bulle, Switzerland 

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Associate Lecturer in Hospitality & Tourism Management (2018-2022) 

RMIT Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam 

  • Associate Lecturer in Hospitality & Tourism Management (2015-2018) 

PSB College, International Singaporean University 

  • Associate Lecturer in Hospitality & Tourism Management (2015-2018) 

Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Vietnam 

  • F&B Consultant, Acting Operation Manager (2015-2017) 

Anh Tukk, Hoa Tuc Group, HCMC, Vietnam 

  • Food & Beverage Manager (2014) 

The Grand Ho Tram – Former MGM, Ba Ria, Vung Tau, Vietnam 

  • Assistant Group Food & Beverage Manager (2012) 

The Reverie, WMC Group, HCMC, Vietnam 

  • Assistant Food & Beverage Manager (2011-2012) 

Saigon Gourmet Group, Pre opening team – HCMC, Vietnam 

  • Restaurant Manager (2010-2011) 

Le Gruyerien, Bulle, Switzerland 

  • Controller Reciever (internship) (2010) 

Park Hyatt, HCMC, Vietnam 

  • Maitre d’Hotel (internship) (2008) 

G.I.H.E., Montreux, Switzerland 

  • Assistant Event & Restaurant Manager (2007-2018) 

Heywood Mount Hotel, Tenby, Wales, Uk 

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Food and Beverage Management and Operational Practices
  • Emotional Intelligence in service Quality Management
  • Service Quality Management

Olivier de Chauliac is a French professional working in the hospitality, tourism and service industry for several years. Coming from a family anchored deep into the hospitality industry with a 3-stars Camping, a 200ha of Vineyard in the South of France and a hunting lodge, Olivier always had a passion for this industry and particularly for the Food & Beverage one.

After successfully spending 1 year in England as an assistant Event Manager, he went to undertake his study in Switzerland where he graduated at 24 years old with a Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management. After reaching Viet Nam in 2011 Olivier has worked for several entities around Sai Gon mainly as Food & Beverage Manager. His industry’s experience includes the opening of level 50, 51 & 52 of the Bitexco Tower, the pre-opening of the Reverie Hotel while being group assistant FB Manager of WMC and MGM Grand Ho Tram as well as.

Olivier then went to pass on his Culinary Arts Diploma in Philippines before joining back Viet Nam where he worked as a consultant for the “Hoa Tuk” Group as well as being a hospitality lecturer at the same time. He successfully graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2020 with a Master of Science in Hospitality Management and currently working on completing his Phd.

Olivier is driven by the hospitality industry and has several passions on the side from being an adrenaline junky, many sports and a passion for Formula 1 and Video Gaming as well as every nerdy subjects he could find.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS  

  • DBA in Hospitality and Tourism management (2022- Onward) 

UBIS Geneva, Switzerland 

  • MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management (2020) 

FIU – Florida International University, Florida, USA 

  • Leadership Certificate in Hospitality Management (2020) 

AHLEI – USA  

  • TESOL TEFL Certificate (2014) 

TEFL INTERNATIONAL, Compass Education Campus, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 

  • Certificate in Culinary Arts & Kitchen Management (2014) 

ISCHAM, Manila, Philippines 

  • Bachelor’s degree of Art in Hospitality Management and Event Management (2011) 

Glion Institute of Higher Education, Bulle, Switzerland 

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Associate Lecturer in Hospitality & Tourism Management (2018-2022) 

RMIT Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam 

  • Associate Lecturer in Hospitality & Tourism Management (2015-2018) 

PSB College, International Singaporean University 

  • Associate Lecturer in Hospitality & Tourism Management (2015-2018) 

Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Vietnam 

  • F&B Consultant, Acting Operation Manager (2015-2017) 

Anh Tukk, Hoa Tuc Group, HCMC, Vietnam 

  • Food & Beverage Manager (2014) 

The Grand Ho Tram – Former MGM, Ba Ria, Vung Tau, Vietnam 

  • Assistant Group Food & Beverage Manager (2012) 

The Reverie, WMC Group, HCMC, Vietnam 

  • Assistant Food & Beverage Manager (2011-2012) 

Saigon Gourmet Group, Pre opening team – HCMC, Vietnam 

  • Restaurant Manager (2010-2011) 

Le Gruyerien, Bulle, Switzerland 

  • Controller Reciever (internship) (2010) 

Park Hyatt, HCMC, Vietnam 

  • Maitre d’Hotel (internship) (2008) 

G.I.H.E., Montreux, Switzerland 

  • Assistant Event & Restaurant Manager (2007-2018) 

Heywood Mount Hotel, Tenby, Wales, Uk 

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

  • Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Food and Beverage Management and Operational Practices
  • Emotional Intelligence in service Quality Management
  • Service Quality Management
Our Faculty

Dr. Hoang Dang

Lecturer

Born and raised in Hanoi, Vietnam, Hoang attended Hanoi-Amsterdam high school. After that, he went to the USA for college education. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lakeland University in 2007. Upon graduation, he spent 2 years working for the computer storage virtualization industry in the USA. In 2011, he completed a Master’s in Computer Science degree from Wichita State University, working on graph theory, with a thesis titled ‘data-caching in ad hoc network using game theoretic analysis’. In 2013, he emigrated to Japan and worked for a fintech startup. In 2016, Hoang went back to the USA for a PhD degree, working on program analysis. In 2021, he was employed as a supervisor/lecturer for the IT internship program at Missouri State University, where he co-taught full stack web development for undergraduate students. Hoang is passionate about teaching in higher education. He hopes to bring computer programing to many parts of the world.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (ABD) (2016 – 2021)

Wichita State University, USA

Activities: Team lead for Software Analysis and Intelligence Laboratory (SAIL)

  • Master of Science in Computer Science (2009 – 2011)

Wichita State University, USA

Thesis: Data caching in ad hoc network using game-theoretic analysis

  • Bachelor of Arts (Magna cum Laude) (2004-2007)

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)

Lecturer in Computer Programing (2023 – Current)

  • Missouri State University (USA)

Lecturer for full stack web development (2021-2023)

Supervisor for IT internship program with O’Reilly Auto Parts Corporation (2021 – 2023)

  • Wichita State University (USA)

Graduate Teaching Assistant (2019 – 2021)

Graduate Research Assistant (2009 – 2013, 2016 – 2019)

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

  • Software Systems / Program Analysis
  • Full Stack Web Development / Web Frameworks
  • Data Structure and Algorithms / System Optimization

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Santhanam, P., Dang, H., Shan, Z., & Neamtiu, I. (2022)

Scraping Sticky Leftovers: App User Information Left on Servers After Account Deletion. 2022 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (SP), 2145–2160. doi:10.1109/SP46214.2022.9833720

  • Linares-Vásquez, M., Hossen, K., Dang, H., Kagdi, H., Gethers, M., & Poshyvanyk, D. (2012).

Triaging incoming change requests: Bug or commit history, or code authorship? 2012 28th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM), 451–460. doi:10.1109/ICSM.2012.6405306

  • Baloch, F., Dang, H., Sawan, E., & Pendse, R. (2011).

A new medium access protocol for RFID networks with foresight. 2011 Wireless Telecommunications Symposium (WTS), 1–7. doi:10.1109/WTS.2011.5960846

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • Graduate Assistantship (2009 – 2011, 2016 – 2021)

Wichita State University

  • Cover tuition and stipends for graduate studies
  • Vice President for Wichita State University Linux User Group (2017)

Wichita State University

  • Nominated as vice president for WULUG group
  • IEEE-HKN Student Member (2017)

Wichita State University

  • Inducted as member of an IEEE honor society
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (2007)

Lakeland University

  • Awarded as an outstanding undergraduate student in America
  • Merit-based Scholarship (2004 – 2007)

Lakeland University

  • Cover tuition for undergraduate studies

Born and raised in Hanoi, Vietnam, Hoang attended Hanoi-Amsterdam high school. After that, he went to the USA for college education. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from Lakeland University in 2007. Upon graduation, he spent 2 years working for the computer storage virtualization industry in the USA. In 2011, he completed a Master’s in Computer Science degree from Wichita State University, working on graph theory, with a thesis titled ‘data-caching in ad hoc network using game theoretic analysis’. In 2013, he emigrated to Japan and worked for a fintech startup. In 2016, Hoang went back to the USA for a PhD degree, working on program analysis. In 2021, he was employed as a supervisor/lecturer for the IT internship program at Missouri State University, where he co-taught full stack web development for undergraduate students. Hoang is passionate about teaching in higher education. He hopes to bring computer programing to many parts of the world.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy (ABD) (2016 – 2021)

Wichita State University, USA

Activities: Team lead for Software Analysis and Intelligence Laboratory (SAIL)

  • Master of Science in Computer Science (2009 – 2011)

Wichita State University, USA

Thesis: Data caching in ad hoc network using game-theoretic analysis

  • Bachelor of Arts (Magna cum Laude) (2004-2007)

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)

Lecturer in Computer Programing (2023 – Current)

  • Missouri State University (USA)

Lecturer for full stack web development (2021-2023)

Supervisor for IT internship program with O’Reilly Auto Parts Corporation (2021 – 2023)

  • Wichita State University (USA)

Graduate Teaching Assistant (2019 – 2021)

Graduate Research Assistant (2009 – 2013, 2016 – 2019)

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

  • Software Systems / Program Analysis
  • Full Stack Web Development / Web Frameworks
  • Data Structure and Algorithms / System Optimization

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Santhanam, P., Dang, H., Shan, Z., & Neamtiu, I. (2022)

Scraping Sticky Leftovers: App User Information Left on Servers After Account Deletion. 2022 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (SP), 2145–2160. doi:10.1109/SP46214.2022.9833720

  • Linares-Vásquez, M., Hossen, K., Dang, H., Kagdi, H., Gethers, M., & Poshyvanyk, D. (2012).

Triaging incoming change requests: Bug or commit history, or code authorship? 2012 28th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM), 451–460. doi:10.1109/ICSM.2012.6405306

  • Baloch, F., Dang, H., Sawan, E., & Pendse, R. (2011).

A new medium access protocol for RFID networks with foresight. 2011 Wireless Telecommunications Symposium (WTS), 1–7. doi:10.1109/WTS.2011.5960846

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • Graduate Assistantship (2009 – 2011, 2016 – 2021)

Wichita State University

  • Cover tuition and stipends for graduate studies
  • Vice President for Wichita State University Linux User Group (2017)

Wichita State University

  • Nominated as vice president for WULUG group
  • IEEE-HKN Student Member (2017)

Wichita State University

  • Inducted as member of an IEEE honor society
  • Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (2007)

Lakeland University

  • Awarded as an outstanding undergraduate student in America
  • Merit-based Scholarship (2004 – 2007)

Lakeland University

  • Cover tuition for undergraduate studies
Our Faculty

Thanh Vinh

Teaching Fellow

Born and raised in Hanoi, Vietnam, Thanh Vinh completed Bachelor degree in Fine Arts from Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China. Following graduation in 2011, he moved back to his hometown and worked as independent artist, also engaged in teaching at Hanoi Architectural University and Hoa Binh University as Hourly Lecture. In 2014, he completed Master of Fine Arts degree in AKV|St. Joost School of Art and Design in The Netherlands. After graduation, he worked as Hourly Lecturer in Multimedia Communication department at Vietnam Women’s Academy and Supervisor of Art stream at SenTia school. In 2021, he taught at RMIT University (Hanoi campus) as Associate Lecturer in Design Studies before joining in BUV.

Along with working in academic environments, he still creates and exhibits his works in many group show around the world like New York, Paris, The Netherlands.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Fine Arts (2014 – 2016)

AKV|St.Joost School of Art and Design, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (2007 – 2011)

Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)

Teaching Fellow (2023 – Current)

Contemporary Creative Practices, School of Creative Industries

  • RMIT University (Vietnam)

Associate Lecturer (2021 – 2023)

Design Studies, School of Communication & Design

  • SenTia school (Vietnam)

Supervisor and Teacher of Art stream (2018 – 2023)

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

  • Contemporary art & Contemporary printmaking
  • Film & Photography
  • Story-telling

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • 2012 – So sánh quan niệm và thuật ngữ ”Mỹ Thuật” Đông Tây, Fine Art Research Magazine no. 3 and no. 4 (12/2012).
  • 2011 – Một cách mường tượng đối với vấn đề học thuật của Triển lãm Mỹ Thuật Toàn Quốc, Fine Art Research Magazine no.4 (12/2011)

 

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITIONS

  • 2021

Hanoi Miniprint, Vietnam Fine arts University, Hanoi, Vietnam.

What Are We Tricking, VCCA, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Autumn Breeze, SenTia school, Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • 2017

Đục rỗng/ Lấp đầy, Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi, Vietnam.

The Multiverse, Dogma Prize, Heritage Space, Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • 2016

From The Palms of My Hands, Club Solo, Breda, The Netherlands.

The Only Rule Is Work, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, Scotland.

  • 2015

BẤT – PHÂN – THÂN, Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Goodbye to the 40th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, Chicago, USA.

High Life Low Profile, High Line Park, New York, USA.

  • 2014

Spring, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • 2013

Vietnamese Printmaking, Vietnam Culture Center, Paris, France.

Young Printmaker 2013, Vietnam Fine Arts Association, Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • 2012

Open Wood Carving, French Institution of Hanoi L’Espace, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Asian Printmaking 2012, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • 2011

Festival Young Artists of Vietnam, Van Ho Exhibition Centre, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Create your life, make your sign, New Space Art Foundation, Hue, Vietnam.

  • 2010

Youth, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China.

 

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • 2021 1st Prize _ Hanoi Mini print, Vietnam University of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2015 & 2016 Avans Scholarship for Best Performing non – EEA Students
  • 2011 2nd Prize – Festival Young Artists of Vietnam.

Born and raised in Hanoi, Vietnam, Thanh Vinh completed Bachelor degree in Fine Arts from Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China. Following graduation in 2011, he moved back to his hometown and worked as independent artist, also engaged in teaching at Hanoi Architectural University and Hoa Binh University as Hourly Lecture. In 2014, he completed Master of Fine Arts degree in AKV|St. Joost School of Art and Design in The Netherlands. After graduation, he worked as Hourly Lecturer in Multimedia Communication department at Vietnam Women’s Academy and Supervisor of Art stream at SenTia school. In 2021, he taught at RMIT University (Hanoi campus) as Associate Lecturer in Design Studies before joining in BUV.

Along with working in academic environments, he still creates and exhibits his works in many group show around the world like New York, Paris, The Netherlands.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Fine Arts (2014 – 2016)

AKV|St.Joost School of Art and Design, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (2007 – 2011)

Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • British University Vietnam (BUV)

Teaching Fellow (2023 – Current)

Contemporary Creative Practices, School of Creative Industries

  • RMIT University (Vietnam)

Associate Lecturer (2021 – 2023)

Design Studies, School of Communication & Design

  • SenTia school (Vietnam)

Supervisor and Teacher of Art stream (2018 – 2023)

RESEARCH AREAS / FIELDS

  • Contemporary art & Contemporary printmaking
  • Film & Photography
  • Story-telling

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • 2012 – So sánh quan niệm và thuật ngữ ”Mỹ Thuật” Đông Tây, Fine Art Research Magazine no. 3 and no. 4 (12/2012).
  • 2011 – Một cách mường tượng đối với vấn đề học thuật của Triển lãm Mỹ Thuật Toàn Quốc, Fine Art Research Magazine no.4 (12/2011)

 

RESEARCH & CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS / EXHIBITIONS

  • 2021

Hanoi Miniprint, Vietnam Fine arts University, Hanoi, Vietnam.

What Are We Tricking, VCCA, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Autumn Breeze, SenTia school, Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • 2017

Đục rỗng/ Lấp đầy, Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi, Vietnam.

The Multiverse, Dogma Prize, Heritage Space, Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • 2016

From The Palms of My Hands, Club Solo, Breda, The Netherlands.

The Only Rule Is Work, House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, Scotland.

  • 2015

BẤT – PHÂN – THÂN, Nhà Sàn Collective, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Goodbye to the 40th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, Chicago, USA.

High Life Low Profile, High Line Park, New York, USA.

  • 2014

Spring, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • 2013

Vietnamese Printmaking, Vietnam Culture Center, Paris, France.

Young Printmaker 2013, Vietnam Fine Arts Association, Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • 2012

Open Wood Carving, French Institution of Hanoi L’Espace, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Asian Printmaking 2012, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • 2011

Festival Young Artists of Vietnam, Van Ho Exhibition Centre, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Create your life, make your sign, New Space Art Foundation, Hue, Vietnam.

  • 2010

Youth, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China.

 

AWARDS & HONOURS

  • 2021 1st Prize _ Hanoi Mini print, Vietnam University of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2015 & 2016 Avans Scholarship for Best Performing non – EEA Students
  • 2011 2nd Prize – Festival Young Artists of Vietnam.

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