David Deterding

Wan Zawawi Ibrahim

Associate Professors

Ahsan Ullah

Ampuan Hj Brahim bin Ampuan Hj Tengah

Gary Jones

Hj Asbol bin Hj Mail

Khondker Iftekhar Iqbal

Noor Azam OKMB Haji-Othman

Shui Kong Ho

Senior Assistant Professors

Debbie Ho

Johannes L. Kurz

Assistant Professors

Magne Knudsen

Paul Deyuan He

Rommel Curaming

Rui Oliveira Lopes

Md Shafi Noor Islam

Senior Lecturers

Aini binti Hj Karim

Chris Woo

Hj Ramlee bin Hj Tingkong

Hjh Hairuni bte Hj Mohamed Ali Maricar

Hjh Dyg Fatimah binti Hj Awang Chuchu

James McLellan

Martie Geiger-Ho

Salbrina Hj Sharbawi

Sharifah Nurul Huda Alkaff

Yabit Alas


Ak Hj Ashrol Rahimy bin Pg Hj Damit

Asmali Hj Sulaiman

Daniel Wee

Dk Noor Hasharina bte Pg Haji Hassan

Ena Herni binti Wasli

Gabriel Yong

Hannah Ho Ming Yit

Hjh Asiyah Az-Zahra bte Hj Ahmad Kumpoh

Hjh Aznah binti Hj Suhaimi

Izni Azrein bin Noor Azalie

Kathrina bte DP Haji Mohd Daud

Khairunnisa Haji Ibrahim

Lalit Dagar

Low Kok Wai

Mardina binti Hj Mahadi

Maslin bin Haji Jukin/Jukim

Mohd. Zefri Ariff bin Mohd. Zain Ariff

Nani Suryani binti Hj Abu Bakar

Norzurianie Hj Kamarulzaman

Pg Hj Mohamed Pg Damit

Rinni Marliyana binti Hj Amran

Shirley Chin

Siti Mazidah binti Hj Mohamad

Assistant Lecturers

Mayyer Ling


Exzayrani binti Awang Sulaiman

Pg Mohd Rahiman Pg Aliudin

Siti Badriyah Hj Mohd Yusof

Siti Ifwah Fauzani binti Hj Chuchu

Administrative Staff

FASS Administrative Staff

Research Students

FASS PhD Students


Alistair Wood

Room(s) 1.62
Phone Ext 1403
Website -

Academic Qualifications

MA (St Andrews)
PGCE (Newcastle)
MA (Wales)
PhD (Wales)

University Posts




Wood, A. (2016). The discourse of online texts in Brunei: Extending Bruneian English. In Noor Azam Haji-Othman, J. McLellan & D. Deterding (Eds.), The use and status of language in Brunei Darussalam: A kingdom of unexpected linguistic diversity (pp. 187–200). Singapore: Springer. (Pubisher's Link).

Malai Ayla Surya Malai Hj Abdullah, & Wood, A. (2012). Always on: Connecting theory and practice in new media. In M. K. Kabilan, W. K. Too, & P. W. Handoyo (Eds), ICT in ELT in South East Asia: The 2.0 generation and beyond (pp. 52-71). Penang: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Wood, A., Henry, A., Malai Ayla Surya Malai Hj Abdullah, & Clynes, A. (2011). English in Brunei: ‘She speaks excellent English’ – ‘No, he doesn’t’. In L. J. Zhang, R. Rubdy, & L. Alsagoff (Eds.), Asian Englishes: Changing perspectives in a globalised world (pp. 49-63). Singapore: Pearson Longman.

Henry, A., Wood, A., Clynes, A., & Malai Ayla Surya Malai Hj Abdullah (2010). The problems of collocation and idiom in secondary pupils’ writing in Brunei Darussalam. The Journal of Asia TEFL, 7(3), 109-135.

Wood, A., Henry, A., Malai Ayla Surya Malai Hj Abdullah, & Clynes, A. (2007). Brunei English: Towards a variety? In K. Dunworth (Ed.), English in South East Asia: Challenges and changes (pp. 71-80). Curtin University of Technology: Perth, WA.

Wood, A. (December, 2006). Problem-Based Learning: How applicable is it to EAP? ESP Malaysia: A Journal on English for Specific Purposes, 12, 79-89.

Prescott, D., & Wood, A. (Eds.) (2005/2006). Special Volume of Collected Papers from The Tenth Conference on English in Southeast Asia, South East Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 6.

Wood, A. (2005). Who needs Pavarotti? An alternative to TENOR. BELTA Matters, 2, 16-17.

Wood, A., & Head, M. (2004). ‘Just what the doctor ordered’: the application of problem-based learning to EAP. English for Specific Purposes, 23(1), 3-17.

Wood, A., & Head, M. (2003). ‘Don’t tell them what it is’: using problem-based learning in an EAP course. Occasional Papers in Language Studies, 8, 150-157.

Swan, J., Elgar, A., Wood, A., & Sharifah Nurul Hudah Alkaff. (2003). The role of English in the Brunei workplace: the influence of communication, identity, power and education factors. Occasional Papers in Language Studies, 8, 115-149.

Wood, A. (2003). The narrative of society: the popularization of science in news magazines. Studies in Linguistics, VI(2), 370-394.

Wood, A. (2001). International scientific English: The language of research scientists around the world. In J. Flowerdew & M. Peacock (Eds.), Research perspectives on English for Academic Purposes (pp. 71-83). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Wood, A. (1999). Transforming research science so that it relates to society: The reporting of cancer research in news magazines. In M. A. Clements & Leong Yong Pak (Eds.), Cultural and language aspects of science, mathematics and technical education (pp. 26-35). Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei: Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

Wood, A. (1999). Relevance theory and popular science texts: Implications for teaching ESP. Occasional Papers in Language Studies, 6, 118-124.

Wood, A. (1997, April). International Scientific English: Some thoughts on science, language and ownership. Science Tribune [on-line serial]. Available at

Wood, A. (1996). Texts and types of meaning. In HUSSE papers 1995: Proceedings of the second conference of the Hungarian Society for the Study of English (pp. 221-225). Szeged: JPTE.

Hollósy, B., & Wood, A. (Eds.) (1996). Language and Methodology (Husse papers 1993, Volume two). Debrecen: KLTE.

Wood, A. (1995). Processes of popularisation in scientific texts for a general audience. In Z. Lengyel & J. Navracsics (Eds.) Otodik Magyar alkalmazott nyelveszeti konferencia (Proceedings of the 5th Hungarian conference in applied linguistics) (pp. 177-181). Veszprem: University of Veszprem.

Wood, A. (1994). Problems for Relevance Theory posed by written texts. Studies in Linguistics, III, 124-133.

Wood, A. (1993). The MA in Applied Linguistics: A new project for Hungary. In Harmadik Magyar alkalmazott nyelvészeti konferencia (The third Hungarian conference on applied linguistics) Vol. 1, (pp. 77-83).

Wood, A. (1993). Levels of reading comprehension. Studies in Linguistics, II, 91-99.

Wood, A. (1992). The use of schemata in text recall by Hungarian learners of English, In Elsö Magyar alkamazott nyelvészeti konferencia, (The first Hungarian conference on applied linguistics) Vol. 2 (pp. 586-590). Nyiregyhaza, Hungary.

Vesel, N., & Wood, A. (1987). English in computing science. Ljubljana, Slovenia: Drzavna zalozba Slovenije.

Vesel Kraigher, N., & Wood, A. (1987). Application of discourse analysis in material design. In A. Cornu, J. Vanparijs, M. Delahaye & L. Baten (Eds.), Beads or bracelet? How do we approach LSP: Selected papers from the Fifth European Symposium on LSP (pp. 197-205). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Wood, A. S. (1982). An examination of the rhetorical structures of authentic chemistry texts. Applied Linguistics, 3(2), 121-143.