Personal profile

Personal Statement

I am an education professional with more than 15 years of working experience in the intersection of continuing-higher (tertiary)-adult-lifelong education, community building, government, business and international development sectors. I am trained in capability building, higher education management, executive education, research and consultancy, and professional/lifelong education programmes. 

As a PhD researcher at the University of Strathclyde, I apply some of my professional skills and research interests in teacher professional learning, tertiary and lifelong education, activist teaching, rural-urban community learning, and workplace learning.

Academic / Professional qualifications

  • Erasmus Mundus International Master Adult Education for Social Change (IMAESC), University of Glasgow (2020-2022)
    • Joint Master degree offered with University of Malta, Tallinn University and the Open University of Cyprus
  • Master of Public Administration, National University of Singapore (2012-2013)
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, University of the Philippines Diliman (2000-2003)

Postgraduate Certificate:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development, University of Strathclyde (2023)
  • Diploma in Industrial Relations, University of the Philippines Diliman (2006-2008)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

External positions

Learning and Teaching Team Manager, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow

1 Nov 2022 → …

Associate Tutor, School of Education, University of Glasgow

31 Oct 2022 → …

Assistant Senior Manager (Head of Southeast Asia Programmes), School of Continuing and Lifelong Education, National University of Singapore

6 Jun 201930 Sept 2022

Deputy Head of Programmes (Philippines, South Asia, Europe and Rest of the World) Executive Education Programmes, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

28 Aug 20135 Jun 2019

Graduate Student Researcher, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Jul 2013Aug 2013

Senior IT Assistant (Knowledge Management and Capacity Building) and Programme Operations (Central and West Asia Regional Department), Asian Development Bank

4 Jan 201015 Aug 2013

University Instructor II, University of the Philippines



  • Scotland
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Teacher education
  • Lifelong learning
  • Professional development
  • Higher education
  • Continuing education
  • Social justice
  • Activism
  • Southeast Asia
  • Asia


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