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Management Team

Newcastle Australia has a leadership team with years of experience that contributes a wide range of knowledge on process improvements and the delivery of service excellence.

This dynamic team is supported by functional leads from human resources, finance, marketing, business development, and student admissions and enrolment through to graduation.

Professor Julia Connell - Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor and CEO

Professor Julia Connell is currently the Acting Pro Vice Chancellor and CEO at the Newcastle Australia Institute of Higher Education. Previously, Julia held Director, Dean and Assistant Dean roles at Universities in Australia, the UAE and Indonesia. She has published over 100 refereed journal articles/book chapters, co-edited 17 special issue journal volumes and 9 books. Many publications focus on change, people development and, more recently, new technologies. She has consulted for various public and private sector organisations, taught in 11 different countries and lived in 4. Julia just led a team to create and facilitate a Senior Leadership Program for the New South Wales Community Justice Department and will shortly begin a new project researching skills, education and development in Singapore.

Dr Koh Yit Yan - Acting Academic Director

Dr Koh Yit Yan graduated from the University of Leeds, specialising in Engineering Fluid Mechanics. Despite his main research area in Mechanical Engineering, which includes the mathematical modelling of fluid flow with the aid of the supercomputer, he also completed a module on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, which emphasises pedagogy, learning, and assessment. In addition to his research in the areas of teaching and learning, he has also been invited as speaker and trainer in seminars and workshops related to teaching and learning, sharing best practices in teaching and learning with fellow colleagues and students. Yit Yan is currently also the Hononary Secretary of the South East Asia Association of Institution of Research (SEAAIR) and the Young Member Representative of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Singapore Branch.

Jane Ng - Deputy Director, Human Resources and Corporate Governance

Jane is currently the Deputy Director, Human Resources and Corporate Governance. She oversees the full of spectrum human resource functions and manages the corporate governance affairs of Newcastle Australia. She holds an honours degree in business administration and certificate in applied psychology. She brings with her more than twenty years of full spectrum human resource experience in both private and public sectors, of which the recent last ten years were in education.

Full Time Academic Team

As with all great universities, the history of the University of Newcastle has been characterised by leaders willing to transform the fields of education and research. In Singapore, we are proud to have a dedicated team of academic staff and a teaching and learning advisor who complement our programs with quality guidance, helping to build our next generation of global leaders.

Our team of academics is recognised for their individual research areas and their many publications, contributing to the success of Newcastle Australia since its inception in 2006.

Professional Team

At Newcastle Australia, we deliver service excellence ranging from finance and operations to service and marketing, and most importantly admissions, enrolments and graduation. Our talented team of professional staff is dedicated to assisting you with any queries concerning the degrees that we offer in Singapore. We aim to bring value to our students through the extensive support that we provide.