Team Profile

Dr Ivana Milojević

Dr Ivana Milojević is a researcher, writer and educator with a professional background in the fields of sociology, education, gender, peace and futures studies. She has been delivering speeches, workshops and courses in these areas for governmental institutions and NGOs and has been teaching a range of sociology, gender and peace studies related courses at a number of universities since the early 1990s. Born in the former-Yugoslavia, she currently resides in Brunei, where she is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Strategic & Policy Studies. Before moving to Brunei in 2016, Dr Milojević has been Visiting Professor at the Association of Centres for Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies and Research, University of Novi Sad, Serbia (2008-2016), Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institue of Futures Studies, Tamkang University, Taiwan (2015) and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Arts and Business, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia (2009-2016). She is the author of over sixty journal articles and book chapters, as well as the author, co-author and/or co-editor of: CLA 2.0: Transformative Research in Theory and Practice (2015); Breathing: Violence In, Peace Out (2013); Alternative Educational Futures: Pedagogies for an Emergent World (2008); a special issue of Futures on Feminism/Gender (2008); humanist Educational Futures: Liberating the Pedagogical Intellect (2006); and Educational Futures: Dominant and Contesting Visions (2005, reprinted as paperback in 2011).


Yuzilawati Abdullah

Yuzilawati Abdullah is currently an Associate Researcher at CSPS. With a background in Energy Economics and Islamic Banking & Finance, Yuzilawati began her career in the petroleum industry where she gained extensive experience having held various roles in research and analyses of upstream and downstream projects. She later joined the financial services sector as a Finance Manager in a leading Islamic insurance company, where she successfully led the execution of several Shariah compliant investment instruments. Yuzi coordinates numerous projects at CSPS and conducts in-depth interviews and surveys. Yuzi also facilitates workshops for CSPS and government stakeholders, and she currently manages the CSPS Brunei Futures Initiative portfolio. Her current interests are in energy futures affecting public policies, Strategic Planning using the Systems Thinking Approach, and Foresight Studies in Brunei's Development Scenarios.


Professor Sohail Inayatullah

Professor Inayatullah is the inaugural UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies. He has consulted for National Academy of Sciences and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia; Office of the PM, Government of Singapore; Office of the President, Government of South Korea; Office of the Prime Minister, Government of Thailand; Office of the Prime Minister, Government of Canada; The European Commission; Australian Council for International Development and the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, Government of Iran. Working with city councils around the world on their scenario planning and foresight projects, his business and corporate clients include: Tenaga Nasional Berhad, Malaysia; Dow and Sadara Chemical Company, Dubai; Centre for Investment Education, Melbourne; Bluescope Steel, Sydney; Northern Queensland Airports, Cairns; Bristol Myers Squibb, Singapore; Glaxosmithkline, Melbourne; Australian Pharmaceuticals Association; Fuji Xerox, Sydney; Zurich, Sydney; AAMI, Sydney; National Transport Insurance, Queensland; Stepbeyond, Perth; The Family Wealth Forum, Sydney; Cisco, Melbourne; Indue, Sydney; Ozri, Melbourne; BUPA Group, Melbourne; Ergon, Queensland; Suncorp Bank, Queensland and Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia. Professor Inayatullah has written and co-edited twenty-two books/cdroms, more than 350 journal articles, book chapters, encyclopaedia entries and magazine editorials.


Dr José Ramos

Dr. José M. Ramos is an advisor to CSPS in building capacity for foresight policy work. He has taught and lectured on globalization, development, and futures research methods and analysis at the National University of Singapore, Swinburne University of Technology, the University of the Sunshine Coast and Victoria University. He has over 40 publications, including articles, essays, book chapters and monographs in the areas of foresight, policy, strategy and innovation. Through Action Foresight he has over ten years of experience facilitating workshops with businesses, communities and governments doing applied research, multi-media production, the art of strategic conversation and dialogue, presenting and designing educational curricula. He is currently an Honorary Fellow at the Centre for Cultural Diversity and Wellbeing at Victoria University.


Dr Diana Cheong

Dr Diana Cheong heads research and consultancy projects at CSPS. As a leading local consultant in the analysis of Social Change and Development, her pioneering Brunei based research work include measuring people’s attitudes and behaviors, social problems, employment and enterprise, education and training, and youth development. Recently commissioned to formulate a White Paper addressing a future leisure and recreational scenario for Brunei, other studies completed successfully by CSPS under her research leadership include Brunei’s Nationwide Feasibility Study on Alternative Energy Sources, Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EEC) Roadmap, Land Optimisation National Strategy for Industrial and Commercial Growth, University Graduates and Employment, National Master Plan for a Sustainable Land Transportation System and Financial Literacy Survey and National Strategy. Prior to joining CSPS, she was a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy for Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) and held a number of principal administrative posts at UBD such as Dean of Research and Postgraduate Studies, Director of International Office and Director of the Institute of Leadership, Innovation and Advancement. At UBD, she played a leading role in designing and facilitating a number of executive development and change management training programmes. She is also a qualified Advocate & Solicitor (Lincolns Inn, Supreme Court of Brunei), Harvard trained in Negotiations and Competitive Decision Making, Strategic Planning (Haines Master Class), Change Management (Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia and Strategic Foresight & Horizon Scanning (Action Foresight Australia).


Dr Sophiana Chua Abdullah

Dr. Sophiana Chua Abdullah is currently Researcher at CSPS and Senior Special Duties Officer at the Prime Minister’s Office. She obtained her bachelors and postgraduate qualifications in Computer Science from the UK. Her previous roles included Principal Lecturer and Dean of the Faculty of Business & Information Technology at Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB), Board member of the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI), and a judge and mentor for several national and regional level ICT competitions. She is also currently a member of the ICT sub-committee of the National Accreditation Council at the Ministry of Education. Sophiana has presented and published papers at several national and international workshops and conferences. Her current research interests include Strategic Foresight and Horizon Scanning, Strategic Planning, Geographic Information Systems and Child online interaction. She is also trained in Change Management (Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia, Strategic Foresight & Horizon Scanning (Action Foresight Australia) and Strategic Management using Systems Thinking (Haines Singapore).


Dr Giuseppe Rizzo

Dr Giuseppe Rizzo is currently Researcher at CSPS. He has been Principal Researcher for a Financial Literacy study, proposing a National Strategy for Brunei Darussalam. Previously he has studied university graduate employment issues and cross-border expenditure in Brunei Darussalam. He has worked at the University of Catania (Italy) as Research Fellow. His MA is in Business and Economics, his MSc is in Economics, and his PhD is in Public Economics. He is a certified trainer in Strategic Foresight and Horizon Scanning. Dr. Rizzo has published articles in international refereed journals and conference proceedings. His foresight research focuses on economic development and industrial trends.


Koh Wee Chian

Koh Wee Chian is currently an Associate Researcher at CSPS. He is a macroeconomist with research interests in international and development economics, focusing on resource-rich economies. His recent work has been published in Oxford Economic Papers, Review of Development Economics, and Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy. Koh is also affiliated with the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at the Australian National University as a Doctoral Research Associate. His PhD thesis is currently under examination. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science with a MSc in Finance and Economics, and the National University of Singapore with a MSocSci in Applied Economics and BSc (Hons) in Statistics. He also holds the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals.


Azrinah Rahman

Azrinah is currently an Associate Researcher at CSPS. She was the main coordinator for CSPS study on Brunei's Land Transportation Masterplan. She was involved in CSPS study on Land Optimisation Strategy for Industrial and Commercial Growth as well as the quantitative research for CSPS Graduate Unemployment study. Apart from project management, she focuses on qualitative research to include substantial literature reviews, data collection and analysis and focus group interviews. Prior to joining CSPS, Azrinah was a Research Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, undertaking research on political, economic and bilateral issues between Brunei and countries in the Asia Pacific region.


Liew Chee Hau

Liew Chee Hau is currently an Associate Researcher at CSPS. His current work covers collecting and managing data, conducting literature searches and running statistical analyses for CSPS research projects. During his postgraduate years, he had obtained skills in data handling and data analysis using statistical software such as STATA and SPSS. He has completed "A train the trainers course in Strategic Foresight and Horizon Scanning" and also involved in conducting research on Horizon Scanning. In addition, he was also trained in survey interview, logistics and management for carrying out the National Health Survey System which was commissioned by Research Triangle Institute, US and Ministry of Health. Prior to joining CSPS, he had gained extensive IT experience from Brunei Accenture Group (BAG) Networks as a systems analyst.


Kartini Rahman

Kartini is an Associate Researcher at the Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies (CSPS). She is currently a PhD candidate in the field of Gerontology at the Centre for Research on Ageing in the University of Southampton, UK. She is also a member of the British Society of Gerontology. Her main research interests are population ageing, intergenerational support flows, with a focus on the contributions and unmet needs of older adults in Brunei. Questions considered in her research are: How do family systems in Brunei adapt to economic and socio-demographic changes? How are intergenerational support arrangements negotiated? What is the extent and nature of intergenerational support flows within family networks? Her overall objective as a social researcher is to determine and help vulnerable groups who lack support, care and resources.

Kartini has substantial expertise in qualitative research, with an emphasis on in-depth interviewing, participant observation, thematic and case study analysis. She has over 10 years of experience and training in qualitative data analysis with the software Nvivo. She has considerable experience in several research projects in CSPS such as ‘National Health Survey System’, ‘Cross-Border Expenditure of Bruneians in Miri, Sarawak’, ‘Brunei Darussalam Mid-Term Review of the ASEAN Socio Cultural Blueprint (ASCC)’ and 'White Paper on Making Brunei Darussalam the Preferred Holiday Destination for All by 2025'. She has a Masters of Science (MSc) in Social Research from London Metropolitan University, UK., and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology and Politics from the University of Kent, UK.


Redhuan Rajak

Redhuan Rajak is an Associate Researcher at CSPS where he has been working since June 2016. His core tasks at the CSPS include compiling and analysing macro and micro level data, carrying out literature reviews relevant to current research, and ultimately, to identify strategic policies and foresight for the future economic development of Brunei Darussalam. Prior to working at the CSPS, Redhuan worked in the financial sector with the Monetary Authority of Brunei Darussalam as an Economist. He has experience in using foresight techniques in carrying out strategic planning. Redhuan obtained a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Warwick with a research dissertation on Bruneian perceptions of the local labour market with the main motivation being a possible future brain drain issue for Brunei Darussalam.


Dr Norhabibah Kamis

Dr Norhabibah Kamis heads international affairs and resources at CSPS. Her major role is to project CSPS international profile and develop CSPS resource centre. Prior to CSPS, she served as Deputy Director in Brunei Research Department, Prime Minister’s Office. Dr Norhabibah is an expert and experienced analyst on intelligence, security and strategic field.


Rina Sidek

Rina Sidek is the Resource and Information Officer at CSPS. She is the main coordinator for the provision of information about CSPS research to its stakeholders and obtains research materials required by CSPS researchers. Besides being heavily involved in the facilitations of CSPS events such as forums and workshops, she holds a senior administrative support for the CSPS research publications. Prior to joining CSPS, she gained widespread working experiences from Dorchester Collection in UK, Novotel in Laos and Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB). Rina has also done an extensive work in both qualitative and quantitative research and analysis while working at CSPS. Her major interest in research is studying behavior and attitudes of Brunei consumers. Her graduate theses were a quantitative study using SPSS software on demographic variables differences in consumer impulse purchasing behaviour and a qualitative study on age differences in perceptions of shocking imagery controversial advertisements.