With Professor Danica Purg, President of CEEMAN International Association for Management Development in Dynamic Societies and President of IEDC-Bled School of Management, Slovenia.


In memory of Dr Romit Dasgupta - mentor, confidant and friend 

Doctor of Philosophy (with Distinction)
The University of Western Australia

2003 - 2007

I obtained my PhD in Asian Studies at UWA in 2007. My dissertation "Reconceptualizing Ethnic Chinese Identity in Post-Suharto Indonesia" was awarded with "Distinction", a rare honor given to a handful of most outstanding dissertations at the university.

Bachelor of Commerce and
Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honors)
The University of Western Australia


I completed my double degree in Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts in 2003. I majored in Accounting for BCom, and Asian Studies and Indonesian for BA. My BA thesis was awarded First Class Honors, which led me to the prestigious government-sponsored Australia Postgraduate Award to pursue a PhD.




Professional Development


KAICIID International Fellow Programme

King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID)



The KAICIID Fellows Programme brings together leaders and educators from different religious backgrounds from around the world for training in dialogue facilitation, intercultural communication and promoting social cohesion by KAICIID experts. The programme equips Fellows with the skills to educate their students and communities about interreligious dialogue so they can become facilitators and leaders in the dialogue and active peace advocates in their communities.

ASEAN Plus Three Training Program on Understanding China 

Beijing Foreign Studies University


May-June 2018

Organized by the Beijing Foreign Studies University, the ASEAN+3 Training Program was sponsored by the Chinese Government for diplomats and senior government officers from ASEAN to learn about China. In the three-week program, participants attended 14 lectures delivered by top Chinese scholars, and visited major government and business sites including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ASEAN-China Centre, HanBan, Ali Baba, JD.com and Air China. The program also included official visits to various cities in China including Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuzhen and Shijiazhuang. 

Global Business Ethics Symposium and Teaching Workshop

Copenhagen Business School


June 2015

Organized by the Centre of Business Ethics at Bentley University (USA) and the Copenhagen Business School, the Symposium brought together international academicians, corporate and civil society leaders, and the media to explore best practices and challenges in business ethics and ethics education.The workshop facilitated a platform for discussions among professors from different disciplines on ethical theory and corporate responsibility.


International Management Teachers Academy

CEEMAN International Association for Management Development

Bled, Slovenia

June 2013

The two-weeek program was designed to improve competences and skills integral to specific managerial disciplines, and provides input essential in other areas of a faculty member's professional life, such as consulting, institution development and administration, and social responsibility. I had successfully completed the track on "Business and Society" in the Academy.


‘Developing Conversation Circles: Building Capacity for Interfaith Dialogue and Engagement’

The Harmony Centre


August to November 2009

The program included 12 sessions of workshops covering topics on religious and racial conflicts, models of inter-religious dialogue, the role of religion in peace building and developing community through mutual respect, trust and understanding. As a trained facilitator, I have been running conversation circles in my teaching practices as well as in various dialogue session that I facilitate.


The Postgraduate Teaching Internship Scheme

The University of Western Australia

Perth, Australia

February to October 2005

Under this scheme, I taught two courses and completed the “Foundations of University Teaching and Learning” program which ran for a total of 33 hours (2 hours fortnightly seminar) over a period of eight months. I was trained in different teaching methods and had engaged in discussions and debates about issues related to teaching and learning in a tertiary level.