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University of Southampton Malaysia

Executive team

During your time at our Malaysia Campus, and in Southampton, you'll be taught by some of the world's leading academics.

Find out more about the staff responsible for overall governance and teaching at our Malaysia Campus.

Professor Rebecca Taylor
Professor Rebecca Taylor

Pro Vice-Chancellor (ASEAN) and Chief Executive Officer, University of Southampton Malaysia: Professor Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca's research interests lie in the field of international economics and developments in economics education. She has designed and directed a number of Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) funded projects focussed on innovative approaches to the teaching and learning of mathematics and statistics in economics. She has also worked with the Economic and Social Research Council and the Higher Education Academy on addressing the identified skills deficit in quantitative methods across the social sciences.

Rebecca is on the Board of Companions of the Chartered Management Institute and is the Vice President (Academic) of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). She is the Chair of the European Online Course Certification Board and regularly contributes to conferences and workshops related to developments and innovation in higher education.

Professor Neil Stephen

Head of Academic Affairs, University of Southampton Malaysia: Professor Neil Stephen

Since he started at the University of Southampton 30 years ago, Neil has held various positions including Technical Manager of the Mechanical Engineering Consultancy Service and Deputy Head of School (Education) for Engineering Sciences. He is currently Professor of Structural Mechanics.

Before moving to Southampton, Neil was Senior Lecturer at Manchester Polytechnic; Post-Doctoral Fellow at McMaster University, in Ontario, Canada; and Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, in Trinidad and Tobago.

He gained a first class honours degree as a Bachelor of Technology in Automotive Engineering and Design, from Loughborough University of Technology, before being awarded a PhD in Engineering Science, from the University of Exeter.

Neil has had approximately 75 papers published in international-refereed academic journals and is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Solids and Structures.

His 2006 publication On energy harvesting from ambient vibration was recently awarded the P.E. Doak prize for academic achievement. It is the most highly-cited Journal of Sound and Vibration paper of the last five years, with more than 125 citations.

Find out more about Professor Neil Stephen

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