Dr Melissa Wong Yuet Fun


Assistant Lecturer & Coordinator for Diploma of Higher Education Studies

Email: melissa.wong@monash.edu
Telephone No: +603  5514 6000 (extn. 61541)
Fax No: + 603 5514 6365
Room No: 2-6-05


 EdD, (Higher Education, University of Liverpool UK)
 MEd (Education (TESOL), Monash University, Australia)
 BComm. (Hons.),(Media Studies and Writing, Monash University, Malaysia)
Melissa Wong's research interests are in the areas of higher education policies, practices, developments and trends in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. Other than that, I have investigated and evaluated using practitioner research, the efficacy of university pathway/access programmes in terms of skills and knowledge transfer. She is currently working in a populism and higher education research cluster in the School, and is pursuing other minor research interests in student motivation in higher education, the role of Malaysian primary and secondary education on pathways into higher education in Malaysia, and higher education research methods including action research and case studies. She also coordinates the Diploma in Higher Education Studies program at Monash Malaysia. 


Research Interests 

1. Higher education values, policies and practices

2. Ways of knowing: Learners and learning

3. The internationalisation of higher education

4. Formation of learning habits


Current Research/Writing Projects 

1. ‘Widening participation in a HEI in Malaysia: Alternative pathway programmes and the value of a second chance’

2. ‘Competition in Private Higher Education in Malaysia: Values and Their Impact on Organisational Learning and Policy Change’

Book Chapters

Wong, M. (2009). On Malaysia Boleh. In J. Lee (Ed.) Malaysian Way of Life (pp. 28-30). Selangor: Marshall Cavendish. 

Journal Articles

Lee, C.H., Wong, C.H., Yeoh, S.G., Wong, M. (2010). Elections, Repertoires of Contention and Habitus in Four Civil Society Engagements in Malaysia’s 2008 General Elections. Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest, 9 (3), 293-309.