Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Gary has been at UBD since November 1985. Prior to joining the university he worked as a language consultant in the UAE, the UK and Germany and taught in a university for Buddhist monks and technical college in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. His teaching has included both TEFL and TESL, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, bilingualism and language planning, including teacher training of undergraduates for these subjects. Latterly his teaching has concentrated on communication and media modules.
Gary has a joint appointment with the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences and the Institute of Asian Studies, where he is currently Director. He was a founder member of both FASS and IAS and has thus contributed fully to the development of both, having served on virtually every Faculty and Institute committee.
At various times he has been head of department, programme leader, deputy director, deputy dean, dean and director of the former English Department, Social Studies, the Language Centre, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Institute of Asian Studies.
Bilingualism, Language Planning, Bilingual Education
Policy v Classroom Practice: An initial study of the effects of the posty-2009 education policy reform (SPN21) on the use pf English in Brunei school classes. In World Englishes. New Jersey: Wiley.
Changing Patterns of Education in Brunei: How past Plans have shaped Future Trends. In Noor Azam, H.O., McLellan, J. & D. Deterding (Eds.), A Land of Unexpected Language Diversity: Language Use in Brunei Darussalam. Dordrecht: Springer.
(with McLellan, J.) (2015). Maintaining and revitalising the indigenous endangered languages of Borneo: Comparing "top-down" and community-based polici initiatives and strategies. In Jones, M.C. (Ed.) Policy and Planning for Endangered Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
(2015). Bilingual and Multilingual Education in Brunei and Malaysia: Policies and Practices. In Wright, W.E.. Boun, S. & O. Garcia (Eds.), The Handbook of Bilingual and Multilingual Education. New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell.
(2012), Language Planning in its historical context in Brunei Darussalam. In Low, E.L. & A, Hashim (Eds.) English in Southeast Asia: Features, Policy and Language Use. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
(2015). Bilingual and Multilingual Education in Brunei and Malaysia: Policies and Practices. In Wright, W.E.. Boun, S. & O. Garcia (Eds.). The Handbook of Bilingual and Multilingual Education. New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell.
(2012). Language planning in its historical context in Brunei Darussalam. In Low, E.L. & A. Hashim (Eds.). English in Southeast Asia: Features, Policy and Language Use. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
(2007). 20 Years of Bilingual Educatio: Then and Now. In Prescott, D. (Ed.) English in Southeast Asia: Varieties, Literacies & Literatures. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
(2003). Accepting Bilingualism as a Language Policy: An Unfolding Southeast Asian Story. In Dewaele, J-M, Housen, A. & Liu Wei (Eds.), Bilingualism: Beyond Basic Principles. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.
(2001). Bilingual Education and Syllabus Design. In Hall, D.R. & A. Hewings (Eds.). Innovation in English Teaching. London: Routledge.
As an academic researcher I have written and edited books on bilingualism and bilingual education, as well as numerous book chapters, journal articles and conference papers
Yes, provides consultancy
Prior to working in academia I worked in industry, providing training in the oil industry.
Has industry experience
Any published research, whether in books or journal articles, should expand knowledge about the subject and thus provide benefit.