About Us

Our Lecturers

Susanna Clare Philips

Ms Susanna Philips holds a Masters in Special Education (Autism) and a Bachelors Degree in Special Education (Learning Disabilities) from Monash University Australia , a Graduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs from Jordanhill College UK , a Specialist Teacher Certificate in Remedial Education and a Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language .

She has worked with children with special needs for sixteen years and as a lecturer with the Sultan Idris University for seventeen years where she lectured on Autism, Behaviour Management and Intervention Strategies for Children with Special Needs. She was involved in programme and curriculum development and assisted in the implementation of new programmes at the Teacher Training Division Ministry of Education Malaysia and Open University Malaysia. She has delivered presentations at conferences in the region; conducted teacher/student training for the Ministry Of Education as well as the Ministry of Social Welfare Services and given talks, conducted workshops and seminars for parents of children with special needs and the public. She has provided consultancy and training to staff from non government organisations like the National Autistic Society of Malaysia. Presently she lectures at various academic institutions and is a consultant for children with special needs.

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Bawani Sivarajasingam

Miss Bawani Sivarajasingam has been working closely with families and their children with Autism for more than 20 years. She has worked in Malaysia, Singapore and in the United Kingdom. She conducts public seminars and training sessions at schools, hospitals, colleges and private institutions.

She obtained a Degree in Teaching from the University of London, followed by a Bachelor of Philosophy in Autism from the University of Birmingham. In the year 2002, she returned to Malaysia after obtaining a Masters in Education in Professional Studies from the University College of Northampton, United Kingdom.

At present, she works as an Autism Educational Consultant at Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM). She also lectures at various colleges.

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Professor Datin Dr. Noran Fauziah Yaakub

Professor Noran has more than 37 years experience in the field of education, ranging from secondary school teaching, guidance and vocational teacher, lecturer at teacher training college, assistant director at the curriculum unit of the Teacher Education Division, Ministry of Education, and university teaching since 1983. She had also been visiting professor at Ohio University.

Her research experience covers school children, teachers, principals, higher education students and university lecturers focusing on psychological issues of teaching and learning, human relationships, organisational psychology and cost effectiveness of counselling programmes in schools.

Professor Noran has been a council member of the Malaysian Psychological Association (PSIMA) since 1988 and had held positions of Honorary Secretary and President, and now a fellow member of PSIMA. She is also currently a member of the Steering Committee on Managing Discipline Problems, Ministry of Education; member of the Action Committee on Psychological Issues, Ministry of Education; and member of the Advisory Committee on Guidance and Counselling.

Noran is currently adjunct professor at HELP University-College. Also teaches part time at University Malaya at the Faculty of Education. She just completed two major research funded by UNICEF, namely bully intervention programme and positive discipline. She is a certified trainer for Friendly Schools and Families Bully Prevention Programme.

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Shankar Thiruchelvam

Shankar Thiruchelvam has over 11 years of experience as a Corporate Trainer and Lecturer. He has a BSc in Psychology (Hons) and a Masters in Counselling Psychology. His areas of expertise include Trauma Management, Conflict Resolution, and Counselling Skills for Managers, Management Skills, Interpersonal & Communication Skills, and Self-Awareness.

Shankar is a practicing counsellor and corporate trainer whose focus is on conducting workshops and seminar on group therapy and trauma intervention and management. His delivery offers specific results and practical solutions to problems in all his training seminars and workshops. His training workshops are effective because they encompass mental learning with facts and data as well as physical learning with hands-on experience. He uses case studies, group discussions and team projects to ensure he gets the results required.

Apart from corporate training, Shankar lectures in the area of behavioural science, psychology, conflict management and counselling in various educational establishments in Kuala Lumpur.

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Yeo Pei Li

Ms. Yeo Pei Li has a Master of Counseling from University Malaya, Post-Graduate Diploma in Satir's Systemic Brief Therapy (Canada) and Bachelor in Social Administration (University of Malaya).

Ms. Yeo has also been working with children and youth since 1992. She is a registered and licensed counsellor with the National Counselling Board and is currently practicing at HELP University College. She not only provides face-to-face counselling, she also supports her clients via online. She specialises in family counselling, career counselling, and psychometric testing.

Besides counselling, she lectures, gives talks and conducts workshops to a wide spectrum of society, i.e. from school children to corporate staff. Topics she has trained or lecture include Personal Development Series such as self-discovery, leadership, time management, para-counselling skills, sex education, career planning, resume and interviewing skills.

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Dr. Lee Boon Hua

Dr. Lee Boon Hua is currently the Head of the Department of Language and Literature, Curriculum Development Division, Ministry of Education Malaysia. He taught English to students in Forms 3, 4 and 5 from 1978 to 1986 in Kelantan. He also served as a State English Key Personnel and Editor of the state English Language newsletter ( ELCOM ).

In 1986, he was appointed as a TESL lecturer in the Kota Bharu Teacher Training College. In 1990, he moved to the Specialist Teachers' Training Institute, Kuala Lumpur, after a 2-year study leave to obtain a Master's Degree in TESL from University of Malaya. He also holds an Advanced Diploma in Applied Linguistics from RELC.

He obtained his doctorate from University of Exeter, United Kingdom, in 1999. From May 2001 to Jan 2003, he served as the Principal of the Methodist Secondary School in Sitiawan, Perak. His last posting before he took up his present post was as the head of the Language & Technology Department in the English Language Teaching Centre, Kuala Lumpur. His current research interests include teacher thinking, language curriculum development and implementation, early literacy and ICT in the language classroom.

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