Asia Institute Tasmania



  • Professor James Chin
    Association of Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN), Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands

Institute Executive Officer

  • Mrs Della Clark

Affiliated Faculty 

  • Dr Hormoz Ahmadi
    New product and technology commercialisation, India
  • Professor Ralph Crane
    Postcolonial literature in English, Indian English fiction, Anglo-Indian fiction 
  • Dr Frances Fan
    Internationalisation of higher education, Big data analytics for educational purposes, Web-based education, Language education, Asian students in Australia. 
  • Dr Keith Harris
    Suicidality, Acute care/hospital procedures, Online behaviours, Psychosocial assessment, Help-seeking, Social support, The epidemiology of mental health and general health problems, Ethics in psychosocial research, Media portrayals of mental health factors
  • Dr Mark Harrison
    Asian Cultural Studies and History, Studies of Asian Society and History, Taiwan, China
  • Dr Barbara Hartley
    Japan, East Asia, Literary, Gender, Visual Studies
  • Dr Yoji Hashimoto
    Japan, Japanese language, Identities, Language maintenance/shift, Gender, Migrants
  • Professor Can Seng Ooi
    Cultural tourism, Creative economy, Art worlds, Place branding, Intercultural management, Business and Society Relations
  • Dr Jayde Lin Roberts
    Asian Cities, Burma/Myanmar, Yangon, Chinese diaspora, Built Environment, Urban Studies  
  • Dr Kaz Ross
    China, Political and Postcolonial Theory, Internet Culture, Food Safety, Tourism, Asia and Cultural Literacy
  • Associate Professor Rick Snell
    Law Reform, Freedom of Information Act in Asia Pacific Countries
  • Dr Katsuhiko Suganuma
    Japanese Popular Cultures, Queer Cultures, Gender & Sexual Minorities
  • Dr Taufiq Tanasaldy 
    Indonesian politics, Ethnic politics, Ethnic conflict, Overseas Chinese, Border relations, Race and ethnicity
  • Dr Nicki Tarulevicz
    Asian History, Singapore, Food Studies, Cultural History, Imperialism and Nationalism
  • Dr Sonam Thakchoe
    Buddhist Philosophy (Mahayana, Theravada, Zen), Chinese Philosophy (Confucianism and Taoism) and Indian (Orthodox and Heterodox Schools)  
  • Dr Yan Jun Isabel Wang
    Chinese Languages, Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies, Education, China
  • Professor Rob White
    Youth studies, Environmental crime in South-East Asia, Innovative Justice
  • Dr Tommy Wong
    International strategic issues of hospitality and tourism industry in China; Small business management in regional economies; Retail management; Service quality; and the strategic management of brand equity  

Journal of Applied Youth Studies (Asia-Pacific)

  • Academic Editor, CAYR Academic Director
    Rob White (Professor, School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania)
  • Editors
    Sheila Allison
    Sue Headley
  • Editorial Coordinator
    Kate Gross

Research Associates

  • Assoc/Prof Pam Allen
    Indonesia, Indonesian language, Indonesian literature, postcolonialism
  • Emeritus Prof Barbara Hatley
    Indonesian theatre, literature, society, culture, gender issues
  • Dr Nancy Hudson-Rodd
    Myanmar, Muslim communities, Rohingya Muslims  

Visiting Scholars

  • Prof Deying Hu (Sept 2015)
    Deputy Dean, School of International Chinese Studies, Yunnan Normal University
  • Prof Yapin Chen (Sept 2015)
    Head of Institute of Cultural Geography and Development of Cultural Identity, Yunnan Normal University  
  • Ms Fan Xingxing (Dec 2015 - Feb 2016)
    Lecturer, China Jiliang University, Hangzhou, China   
  • Miss Zhang Lili (Dec 2015 - Feb 2016)
    Lecturer, China Jiliang University, Hangzhou, China
  • Dr Chikako Nihei (Feb - Mar 2016)
    Assistant Professor,  Japanese language and culture, Yamaguchi University, Japan