Master and Associate Professor: Prof. George Watt

My undergraduate study was undertaken in the USA and most of my postgraduate study in Literary Studies in Australia. As well as being Master of PJC at UM I am also a member of the English Department and an Honorary Research Fellow at the Australian National University. I have held teaching and administrative posts in Australia and Japan, and have held visiting fellowships in Australia, USA and Singapore Management University. My book publications are in the area of English Education, 19th Century British Fiction, and in Post-Colonial Studies in Asia. Previously I have been the head of three different residential colleges in Australia, Ursula Hall and Fenner Hall at the Australian National University, and International House at the University of Queensland. For me the residential college is the ideal university institution. College members have the opportunity to enrich their university years by taking advantage of opportunities which many other tertiary students do not have.


Associate Master and Chief of Students: Dr. Si Yain Whar

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the Faculty of Science and Technology. I obtained my M.Sc. degree in Software Engineering from the University of Macau in 1997. In 2005 I received my Ph.D. degree in Information Technology at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. My research interests are in the areas of business process management, data mining, and decision support systems. I am a founding member of Data Analytics and Collaborative Computing Group from the Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Macau.


Resident Fellow: Dr. Vivian Yi Jiang

I received my bachelor's and master’s degree in Sociology from Sun Yat-Sen University and later went on to get my doctoral degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. After graduation, I joined in School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiao Tong University as a faculty member and a part-time researcher at the Center for Public Opinion Research. My research interests are in the areas of economic sociology, social participation, social capital, and social research methods. I have hosted or participated in many cross-disciplinary research programs, and published articles in academic journals, books, international conferences and newspapers. I love reading, travelling, movies, swimming, ping-pong ball and collecting Chinese porcelain. I am currently the Resident Fellow of the Pearl Jubilee College. Let’s build a warm and vibrant campus community together.


Resident Fellow: Dr. Natalie Siu Lam Wong

With a strong interest in the study of the visual, I continued my postgraduate studies (MA and PhD in Visual and Cultural Studies) in London after finishing my Bachelor’s degree in Hong Kong. I have been involved in some visual art and cultural projects for which I curated an exhibition at Brunei Gallery in 2004 and worked as a cultural consultant in London. I have taught courses at undergraduate level in the subjects of film history, Hollywood cinema, visual culture theories, Hong Kong history and culture in Hong Kong, London, and Landau (Germany).  My research interest includes popular media during the Cold War, archival and museum practices, history of cinema and photography. I love music. I used to practice Chinese zither for eight years. I also like photography and movies. I could spend hours in making home-made pinhole cameras with cans and boxes.  I have taken on hiking with friends as a new hobby on the weekends.  For me living in the residence hall was one of the most rewarding experiences of my university life.


Administrative Officer: Ms. Goretti Kai Iong Chan

I am currently the Administrative Officer at the Pearl Jubilee College Office at the University of Macau. Before joining the College in July 2010, I worked for the Student Affairs Section specialized in organizing cultural arts activities and programmes for the whole campus; and successfully launched the first Cultural and Arts Festival and established the university A Cappella singing group.  I am a graduate of University of Macau in General English Programme and continued my postgraduate studies at University of Saint Joseph in Macau. I like music, reading and movie. My favorite writer is J. R. R. Tolkien and I enjoy reading all his books and stories.


Administrative Assistant: Ms. Belinda Chu Hoi Ian

 I graduated in University of Macau. I have been working in Faculty of Business Administration for three years and am currently an administrative assistant in Pearl Jubilee College. I like gatherings with people and can get to know more new friends by joining and organizing activities. I love music and singing too.


Administrative Assistant: Mr. Benjamin Choi Chan Tong

 I received my Bachelor Degree in Education from the University of Macau in 2010. Before joining Pearl Jubilee College, I had worked as a secondary English teacher and a tutor respectively. I love doing exercise and sharing my thoughts with people. In my leisure time, I like reading and watching movies.


Senior Administrative Assistant: Ms. Shirley Wu Sio Man

I obtained my Bachelor Degree in English Studies from the University of Macau.  Prior joining Pearl Jubilee College as Senior Administrative Assistant, I had 7 years working experiences in the International Marketing Department of Melco Crown Entertainment and Venetian Macao Limited where my major job responsibilities were Projects  Administration,  Human Resources Management, Overseas Branch Offices Operations and Special Event Coordination. I love handicraft making, travelling and learning different cultures.


Administrative Assistant: Mr. Jenson Wong Kam Io

I received my Bachelor Degree in English Studies from the University of Macau. After I had graduated, I worked as a faculty administrative assistant at another University, and was mainly responsible for student registration and course enrollment. Currently, I am working at Pearl Jubilee College in UM.  There are some sports activities I love the most, e.g., playing football and running, etc.


Senior Fellow: Prof. Michael Joseph Gift (Faculty of Business and Administration)
  • Associate Dean (Curriculum & Teaching) of FBA & Associate Professor of Accounting
  • Doctor of Philosophy (1983), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  • Fellow of Certified Practising Accountant (FCPA), CPA Australian.
  • Contract teachings for several institutions including National University of Management, (Cambodia), Rangsit University, MBA program, (Thailand), Thammasat University, MPA program (Thailand), Chinese University, Department of Finance (Hong Kong) and Hong Kong University (SPACE) Accounting and Finance plus special programs with Hong Kong University and Fudan University in Shanghai, China. (2000-2002)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Accounting & Finance, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, N.T., Hong Kong. (1996-2000)
  • Consultant to several clients on banking operations, product costing, quality control procedures, solid waste management issues, security concepts and other areas. (1990-present)
  • Research Interests: Security Markets Research related to Earnings, Earnings Forecasts and Uncertainty & International Aspects of Business Ethics

Senior Fellow: Dr. Peter Yu Xiaoming (Dean of Students)

I was born and grew up in Shanghai, China, where I obtained a college education.  Upon graduation, I went to Britain and received a Master’s Degree in Linguistics from the University of Exeter.  I returned to China and taught at Shanghai Teacher’s University for six years.  Then I travelled to US for further education and received a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Virginia.  I worked at University of Virginia for nearly 20 years, serving in various capacities in student affairs and, at the same time, teaching at the University’s Darden Graduate School of Business, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and School of Commerce.  My background and experiences have turned myself into an individual with international vision and compassion.


Senior Fellow: Prof. Cheung Kwok Cheung (Faculty of Education)
  • Teaching Area: Mathematics Education, Educational Assessment and Evaluation, Intelligence and Creativity
  • Research Project: PISA literacy survey (mathematics, science, reading, problem solving); Assessment of multiple intelligences
  • UM Awards: Research (2001), Teaching (2004), Service (2009), Long Service (2011) and Academic Staff (2011) Awards
  • Interests and Hobbies: book reading, culture and arts, tours and visits, news and critics

Senior Fellow: Prof. Christopher (Kit) Kelen (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Christopher (Kit) Kelen is a well known Australian poet, scholar and visual artist, and a Professor in the English Department, in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Macau, where he has taught Literature and Creative Writing for the last thirteen years. Volumes of Kit Kelen’s poetry have been published in Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish and Filipino languages. French and Indonesian volume are in preparation. The most recent of Kelen's dozen English language poetry books are China Years – New and Selected Poems and a pocket kit. His next book of poems Scavenger's Season will be published by Puncher and Wattman in Australia in 2014. For the last several years Kelen has been facilitating the translation of Chinese poetry into English and Australian poets into Chinese, projects which have so far produced a dozen large scale bilingual anthologies. Kelen has published two scholarly volumes about poetry: Poetry, Consciousness, Community (Rodopi 2009) and City of Poets – Exploring Macao Poetry Today(ASM, 2009). Kelen’s theoretical study of national songs, Anthem Quality is forthcoming from Intellect Press in the UK.


Fellow: Dr. Damian Shaw (Faculty of Social Sciences)

Dr. Damian Shaw grew up in South Africa and gained a BA(Hons) in English and Latin from the University of Cape Town. He obtained his PhD in Romantic Literature from Cambridge University in 1997, and has since taught in South Africa, Fujian, and Macao. Current research interests include Macao Studies, 19th Century Travel Writing, and The Gothic. His hobbies include reading, film and philately.


Fellow: Dr. Robert P. Biuk-Aghai (Faculty of Science and Technology)

I did my undergraduate studies in Germany, my masters studies in information systems in the UK, and my PhD in computing sciences in Australia. Since 1993 I teach in the Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Macau, and am a founding member of the Data Analytics and Collaborative Computing Group. My research interests centre around information visualization and collaboration software, which I have recently combined in several projects that analyse and visualise Wikipedia content. I have also done some work in mobile GIS, the most visible outcome of which has been the MacauMap mobile tourist map application that has been downloaded close to a million times since 2003. For five years I was in charge of European exchange programmes at my faculty, and since 2010 I co-organize the German film series that takes place every semester at UM. In my free time I'm an avid sailor, both on dinghies and yachts. I'm also a keen scuba-diver and love to take photos of the fascinating underwater world.


Fellow: Dr. Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (Faculty of Social Sciences)

Filipa Ribeiro da Silva (1974) is Assistant Professor at the Department of History of the University of Macau. She is also member of the Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations at the International Institute of Social History of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences. Filipa obtained her PhD at Leiden University in 2009, after reading History and History of Portuguese Oceanic Expansion at the New University of Lisbon, where she received her BA honors and Master degree in 1996 and 2002. Her research focuses on the social and economic history of the Dutch and Portuguese maritime empires, with a special interest on free and forced migration, forms of free and unfree labor, private entrepreneurship, and religious behavior and mechanisms of punishment in early modern colonial societies and economies.  In collaboration with colleagues in Europe, she is currently working on several projects which aim at studying patterns of religious crimes and Inquisitorial persecution, demographic changes, and shifts in labor relations in Portugal and across the Portuguese empire. Dutch and Portuguese in Western Africa: Empires, Merchants and the Atlantic System, 1580-1674 is her last book.


Fellow: Dr. William Ming Yan Cheung (Faculty of Business and Administration)

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Finance and Business Economics at UM from 2005.  I received my PhD in Finance and Bachelor in Mathematics from University of Hong Kong. I was a member of Swire Hall of HKU since 1995. My research interests include market microstructure, derivatives, real estate and social welfare and published journal articles in these areas. My paper “Does Market Microstructure Matter for Corporate Finance? Theory and Evidence on Seasoned Equity Offering Decisions“ (with S. Fung and L. Tam) received the Best Paper Award in Investment by the South-Western Finance Association of US, in 2009.


Fellow: Dr. Alice Lei Si Man (Faculty of Education)
  • Assistant Professor & Programme Coordinator of Bachelor of Education Programme (Pre-Primary) - Curriculum
  • Ph.D, Shanghai University of Sport
  • Current research: early childhood park based curriculum research, early childhood physical fitness test and norm establishment, early childhood motor development assessment system and curriculum and teaching on ‘life sports’ and action exploration

Fellow: Dr. Sit Pou Seong (Faculty of Education)
  • Teaching Area: Early Childhood Education, Chinese and Teaching of Chinese, and Educational and Learning Technology
  • Research Project: PISA literacy survey (mathematics, science, reading, problem solving)

Fellow: Dr. Chunming Wang (Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences)

I joined UM as Assistant Professor at the Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences (ICMS) in Oct 2012, and immediately became PJC’s geeky neighbour downstairs in Block III. Now I am bursting with pride to have climbed one storey higher to become a member of the PJC family. My several years’ scientific training in China, Singapore and England has not only shaped me into a biomedical scientist (you may visit my ICMS webpage to estimate my geek index), but has more meaningfully enabled me to embrace the beauty of diversity, to appreciate different cultures and talents, to respect different ways of thinking, and to love the colourful life. Come have a pint with me if you love the life as much as I do. Come chat about food. About Macau. About rugby. About travel plan. About career choices. About stem cells and their applications in medicine. About tips to go snorkelling at Manado. About whom Liverpool FC shall sign for next season, among others. Cheers, PJCians!