Centre Governance

Director

Professor Mark R. THOMPSON

Associate Director and Programme Chair

Dr. Thomas PATTON


Steering Committee

The Steering Committee evaluates SEARC’s longer-term aims, directions and planning, likely budgetary resources, and projected outcomes. Its current members are listed below.

  • Chair: Prof. Xiaowei ZANG (Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences; Chair Professor of Social Sciences)
  • Convener: Prof. Mark R. THOMPSON (Director, SEARC; Professor of Politics and Head, Department of Asian and International Studies)
  • Dr. Thomas PATTON (Assistant Professor, Department of Asian and International Studies)

Management Committee

Selected from its core membership, SEARC’s Management Committee is responsible for everyday operations, including the management and allocation of resources for Centre members and projects. Its current members are:

  • Chair: Prof. Mark R. Thompson (Director, SEARC; Professor of Politics and Head, Department of Asian and International Studies)
  • Dr. Thomas PATTON (Associate Director, SEARC; Assistant Professor, Department of Asian and International Studies)
  • Dr. Bill TAYLOR (Associate Professor, Department of Public Policy)
  • Dr. Y-Dang TROEUNG (Assistant Professor, Department of English)

International Advisory Committee

SEARC's International Advisory Committee seeks to recruit outstanding scholars on Southeast Asia. The Committee provides SEARC with general advice about research developments in the region. Its current members include:

  • Prof. Mark BEESON (Professor, The University of Western Australia, Australia)
  • Prof. Donald K EMMERSON (Director, Southeast Asia Program, Stanford University, USA)
  • Prof. Hans-Dieter EVERS (Professor emeritus of Development Planning, University of Bielefeld; Visiting Professor, Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (2016-17))
  • Prof. Vedi HADIZ (Professor of Asian Studies, The University of Melbourne)
  • Prof. Kevin HEWISON (Visiting Research Scholar, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University)
  • Prof. Paul HUTCHCROFT (currently seconded to the Australian Government)
  • Dr. Michael JAKOBSEN (Director of Strategy and Planning at Asia Research Centre, Copenhagen Business School)
  • Prof. Kanishka JAYASURIYA (Professor of Politics and International Studies and Head of Department, Murdoch University)
  • Prof. Pasuk PHONGPAICHIT (Professor, Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)
  • Prof. Garry RODAN (Director, Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Australia)
  • Prof. Robert H. TAYLOR (former Visiting Professor, Department of Asian and International Studies, CityU; now visiting senior fellow at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore)
  • Prof. Zhao LEI (Professor, International Strategy Research, Central Communist Party School)