Professor Brenda YEOH

Prof Brenda YEOH

Vice Provost (Graduate Education)

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Professor Brenda Yeoh is Vice Provost (Graduate Education) at the National University of Singapore. As Vice Provost (Graduate Education), Prof Yeoh is responsible for matters relating to Masters and PhD programmes, including funding, curriculum, strategy and policy.

Prior to her current appointment, Prof Yeoh was Dean of the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) from 2010 to 2016, and had oversight of major plans to substantially raise the global reputation and impact of the Faculty in both teaching and research. She was Vice-Dean (Research) in FASS in 2009, and Head of the Department of Southeast Asian Studies from 2006 to 2008. She has also served on the University Promotion and Tenure Committee as well as the Management Boards of the East Asian Institute and the Interactive and Digital Media Institute. Her awards include the NUS Outstanding University Researcher Award in 2000 and the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2015.

Prof Yeoh is concurrently Professor (Provost’s Chair) in the Department of Geography, as well as Research Leader of the Asian Migration Cluster at the Asia Research Institute, NUS. She is Editor of Asian Population Studies and has been appointed to the International Advisory/Editorial Boards of Applied Mobilities; Asian and Pacific Migration Journal; Cultural Geographies; Diversities; Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy; Finisterra – Revista Portuguesa de Geografia (Portuguese Journal of Geography); Gender, Place and Culture; Gender, Technology and Development; Geography Compass; Geoforum; Geographical Research; Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS); Localities; Medical History; Migration and Development Journal; Migration, Mobility and Displacement; Migration Studies; Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Diversity (MJSD); Progress in Human Geography; Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography; The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs; Transactions of the Institute of British Geography; and Urban Studies. She also serves on the Commission on Population of the International Geographical Union; and is External Expert at the Department of Geography & Environment, London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as External Examiner for the Bachelor of Social Sciences curriculum at the University of Hong Kong.

In recent years, she has been appointed to the URA Architectural Heritage Awards Assessment Committee; Centre for Aging Research and Education; Urban Redevelopment Authority Board; Research Advisory Panel, National Population and Talent Division, Prime Minister’s Office; National Collection Advisory Panel, National Heritage Board; and National Council on Problem Gambling. She currently chairs the Heritage Advisory Panel, National Heritage Board.

Within the Department of Geography, Prof Yeoh is a member of the Critical Social/Cultural Geographies Group. Her research interests include the politics of space in colonial and postcolonial cities. She also has considerable experience working on a wide range of migration research in Asia, including key themes such as cosmopolitanism and highly skilled talent migration; gender, social reproduction and care migration; migration, national identity and citizenship issues; globalising universities and international student mobilities; and cultural politics, family dynamics and international marriage migrants. She has published widely in these fields.