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Phan Le Ha, Brunei

Senior Professor in the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education (SHBIE)

Lead of the International and Comparative Education Research Group (ICE) at Universiti Brunei Darussalam 

Prof. Phan Le Ha is Senior Professor in the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education (SHBIE) at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). She had been tenured Full Professor at the Department of Educational Foundations, College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa until July 2019 and still maintains her affiliation with her Department in Hawaii as Graduate Affiliate Faculty. Prior to joining University of Hawaii at Manoa, Phan Le Ha had been lecturing in the Faculty of Education, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She has also held visiting and honorary academic positions in Australia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the UK. She is the founder of Engaging With Vietnam, an annual academic conference series, which has been very active for more than a decade. 

Over the years, Professor Phan has been teaching, doing research, publishing and supervising/advising Honours, MA and PhD students on areas of her expertise and interests including identity-language-pedagogy-culture studies, international/transnational higher education, educational mobilities, TESOL, the globalization and internationalization of education, and sociology of knowledge and education. Her scholarship and teaching have covered a variety of regions and contexts, with a particular focus on Australia, Southeast Asia, East Asia, and the Asia-Pacific and the Gulf regions. 

Alongside her academic endeavours, Professor Phan enjoys writing songs, poetry, short stories and novels in Vietnamese and English.

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