David Deterding

Associate Professors

Ahsan Ullah

Ampuan Hj Brahim bin Ampuan Hj Tengah

Hj Asbol bin Hj Mail

Gary Jones

James McLellan

Khondker Iftekhar Iqbal

Noor Azam OKMB Haji-Othman

Senior Assistant Professors

Aini binti Hj Karim

Debbie Ho

Hjh Dyg Fatimah binti Hj Awang Chuchu

Johannes L. Kurz

Md Shafi Noor Islam

Paul Deyuan He

Hj Ramlee bin Hj Tinkong

Rommel Curaming

Salbrina Hj Sharbawi

Sharifah Nurul Huda Alkaff

Yabit Alas

Assistant Professors

Hjh Asiyah Az-Zahra bte Hj Ahmad Kumpoh

Hannah Ho Ming Yit

Kathrina bte DP Haji Mohd Daud

Magne Knudsen

Meredian Alam

Muhammad Arafat Bin Mohamad

Rui Oliveira Lopes

Shirley Chin

Siti Mazidah binti Hj Mohamad

Yong Liu


Ak Hj Ashrol Rahimy bin Pg Hj Damit

Asmali Hj Sulaiman

Hjh Aznah binti Hj Suhaimi

Chester Keasberry

Daniel Wee

Ena Herni binti Wasli

Gabriel Yong

Izni Azrein bin Noor Azalie

Khairunnisa Haji Ibrahim

Mardina binti Hj Mahadi

Maslin bin Haji Jukin/Jukim

Mohd. Zefri Ariff bin Mohd. Zain Ariff

Nani Suryani binti Hj Abu Bakar

Dk Noor Hasharina bte Pg Haji Hassan

Norzurianie Hj Kamarulzaman

Rinni Marliyana binti Hj Amran

Assistant Lecturers

Mayyer Ling


Exzayrani binti Awang Sulaiman

Pg Mohd Rahiman Pg Aliudin

Shariza Wahyuna Hj Shahrin

Siti Badriyah Hj Mohd Yusof

Siti Ifwah Fauzani binti Hj Chuchu

Administrative Staff

FASS Administrative Staff

Research Students

FASS PhD Students

Research Assistants

Diotima Chattoraj


Shirley Chin Wei Lee

Room(s) 1.56
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Academic Qualifications

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Dr Shirley Chin Wei Lee is an assistant professor in Universiti of Brunei Darussalam (UBD) who strives for teaching and research excellence in her areas of interest, which include but are not limited to global concerns such as sustainability issues, tourism impacts, disadvantaged communities, and education.

She holds a BA (Hons) First class in Tourism management, Master of Philosophy in Management, and was later upgraded to her PhD in Tourism Management in the UK. She has also held several administrative positions and was the Programme Leader of the Geography, Environment and Development Programme—one of the biggest programmes within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences—while at the same time being involved in different faculty committees. She was previously also the GenNext Coordinator of FASS and is still an active member of the Entrepreneurship Village, a National Entrepreneurship Agenda (NEA) in Brunei Darussalam under the Ministry of Education which aims to create and support high growth entrepreneurs as well as drive job creation and economic growth in the country.

In addition, Dr Shirley was also a recipient of a professional fellowship from the U.S. Department of State to represent Brunei in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) program in Washington D.C and California. She was also selected for various YSEALI events such as Eco and Sustainable Tourism in Luang Prabang, Laos; Empowering Educators in Southeast Asia in Kuala Lumpur; and the Generation Green Eco-entrepreneurship workshop in Brunei.


  • AW 1304 Tourism: Concepts and Models
  • AW 2314 Ecotourism
  • AD/AV/AW 3307 Sustainability Research Through Experiential Learning
  • AW-3313 Tourism in Developing Countries
  • AW-3314 Tourism, Society and Development
  • AW 4201 Research Project
  • Blended learning at C3L

Research Interests

  • Tourism community development
  • Tourism impacts, socio-economic prosperity
  • Tourism in less developing countries
  • Quality of life-welfare of the citizens
  • Small-scale tourism
  • Film tourism
  • Destination competitiveness
  • Agritourism
  • Ecotourism

Current Research Projects

  • Exploring the Potential of Agritourism in Brunei (Principal Investigator)
  • Teraja Ecotourism Development Project: Facilitating Sustainable Growth (Principal Investigator) — External Funding
  • Environmental Assessment on Brunei River for Sustainable Tourism (Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Gender Analysis of Transnational Migration: Local-Global Interactions (Co-Principal Investigator)

For details of the project please see:

Past Research Projects

  • Cross Border Tourism Between Brunei and Eastern Malaysia (Link)
  • Analysing the Link Between Destination Competitiveness and Socio-economic Prosperity

Upcoming Research Project

  • A Strengths-Based Approach (SBA) to Community-Led Tourism in Brunei
  • Architectural Heritage in Brunei Darussalam: Safeguarding, Identity and Sustainability

Research Grant Details

University Tourism Research Grants
Title: Exploring the Potential of Agritourism in Brunei (Principal Investigator)
Amount: B$ 19,500.00
Period: 2020–2022

Title: Environmental Assessment on Brunei River for Sustainable Tourism (Co-Principal Investigator)
Amount: B$ 20,000.00
Period: 2020–2022
External Grant
Title: Teraja Ecotourism Development Project: Facilitating Sustainable Growth (Principal Investigator)
Amount: B$ 12,200.00
Period: 2019–2021
Faculty Research Grant
Title: Gender Analysis of Transnational Migration: Local-Global Interactions (Co-Principal Investigator)
Amount: B$ 29,275.00
Period: 2019–2021


Journal Articles

Chin, W. L., & Hampton, P. M. (2020). The relationship between destination competitiveness and residents’ quality of life: Lessons from Bali. Tourism and Hospitality Management. (Link)

Ullah, A. A., Chin, W. L., Noor Hasharina Hasan, & Nawaz, F. (2020). Xenophobia in the GCC countries: Migrants’ desire, dream and despair. Global Affairs, 6(2), 1-22.   |   (PDF Version)

Chin, W. L., & Liu, Y. (2018). The film-induced tourism development in Brunei: Perspectives and potentiality. Borneo Research Journal, 12, 36-56. (Link)

Chin, W. L., Haddock-Fraser, J., & Hampton, P. M. (2015). Destination competitiveness: Evidence from Bali. Current Issues in Tourism.   |   (PDF Version)

Conference Papers

Lopes, R. O., Owais Ahmed Malik, Asiyah Az-Zahra Ahmad Kumpoh, Keasberry, C., Ong, W. H., Chin, W. L., Liu, Y. (2019). Exploring digital architectural heritage in Brunei Darussalam: Towards heritage safeguarding, smart tourism, and interactive education [Conference session]. The 2019 IEEE Fifth International Conference on Multimedia Big Data (BigMM), Singapore. (Link)

Working Papers

Chin, W. L. (2017). Tourism, communities, and quality of life indicators in Bali (Institute of Asian Studies Working Paper No. 29). (Link)