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Department of the Languages and Cultures of South East Asia

Previous Staff Members

The following is a list of members in order of year of appointment (within the same year, names are listed in alphabetical order ).

2011

Chamroeun Chim, Lector in Khmer 2011-2012

2010

Sreang Kimlee, Lector in Khmer 2010-2011

2009 

Mulaika Hijjas, BA MPhil PhD Research Fellow 2009-

2006

Ai Mhawm, Wa Dictionary Researcher 2006

2004

Abdullah Sani, Sallehuddin ('Din'): Lector in Indonesian 2004-
Reyes, Raquel: PhD, Research Fellow 2004-2007

2003

Chornchirdsin, Sud: PhD, Thai Research Fellow 2003-2005, Teaching Fellow 2005-
Kunst, Richard: PhD, Wa Dictionary Researcher 2003-2006

2001

Murtagh, Benjamin: BA MA PhD, 
Lecturer in Indonesian and Malay 2001-2012
Chair of the Centre for South East Asian Studies 2007-2010
Senior Lecturer in Indonesian and Malay 2012-

1999

Watkins, Justin: BA MA PhD,
Lecturer in Burmese/Myanmar, 1999-2006
Chair of the Centre for South East Asian Studies 2004-2007
Senior Lecturer in Burmese/Myanmar 2006-
Head of the Department of South East Asia 2009-2012
Head of the Department of South Asia 2011-2012

1996

Binh, Nguyen Thi Thanh: Lector in Vietnamese, 1996-2002

1993

Braginsky, Vladimir I: PhD DLit, Professor of the Languages and Literatures of South East Asia 1993-2010

1992

Cornwell, Vantana: BA MA, Lector in Thai 1992-9
Part-time Lector in Thai 2002-
Flint, Diana: BA DipEd, Lector in Indonesian 1992-2004
Hayward, Katrina: BA DipCompPhil DPhil,
Lecturer in Phonetics and Linguistics 1977-2001.
(Joint appointment with Linguistics Department 1992-1998.)
Senior Lecturer 2001.
Kien Tran: Lector in Khmer 1992-2003

1990

Healy, Dana: PhD
Temporary Lecturer in Vietnamese 1990-91
Lecturer in Vietnamese 1991-2007
Senior Lecturer in Vietnamese 2007-

1989

Harrison, Rachel V: BA PhD
Lecturer in Thai 1989-2006
Senior Lecturer in Thai Cultural Studies 2006-2010
Head of the Department of South East Asia and the Islands 2006-2009
Reader in Thai Cultural Studies 2010-

1988

Arps, Ben: MA DLitt, Lecturer in Indonesian and Javanese 1988-1993

1982

Smyth, David A: BA PhD
Lecturer in Tai 1982-87 (Temporary Lecturer 1982-85)
Lecturer in Tai and Cambodian 1987-2002
Senior Lecturer in Thai 2002-
Chair of the Department of South East Asian and the Islands 2002-2006

1977

Kratz, E Ulrich: DrPhil,
Lecturer in Indonesian 1977-88
Reader in Indonesian and Malay 1988-2004
Head of the Department of South East Asia and the Islands 1988-1992;1996-1998,
Head of Language Centre 1998-2005
Professor in Indonesian and Malay 2004-2010

1973

Khaidir Anwar, BA MA DipAppLing PhD
Lecturer in Indonesian 1973-82

1972

Deakin, Christine M: BA, Temporary Lecturer in Malay 1972-75

1970

Gandamihardja, Oking: BA, Lecturer in Indonesian 1970-73

1968

Davidson, Jeremy H C S: BA PhD, Fellow in Vietnamese 1968-71
Lecturer in Vietnamese 1971-1990
Rakpongse, Kwandee: BA, Research Assistant 1968-69
Tan, Lek-Hor: BA, Assistant (Cambodian) 1968-70

1967

Chitakasem, Manas: B Ed MA PhD
Lecturer in Tai 1967-1996
Senior Lecturer in Tai 1996-2002
Jones, Russell A: BA PhD, Lecturer in Indonesian 1967-84
Senior Research Fellow 1984-
Sampson, G R: BA, Fellow in Vietnamese 1967-68

1964

Phillips, Nigel G: MA PhD
Research Fellow in South East Asian Studies 1964-67
Lecturer in Austronesian Languages 1967-1990
Senior Lecturer in Austronesian Languages 1991-99
Head of the Department of South East Asia and the Islands 1992-1996

1963

Bee, Peter J: MA DipOL
Research Fellow in South East Asian Studies 1963-66
Lecturer in Tai 1966-82

1962

Kassim bin Ahmad, MA, Lecturer in Malay 1962-65
Okell, John W A: MA
Assistant Lecturer in Linguistics 1959-62.
Lecturer in Burmese 1962-89
Senior Lecturer in Burmese 1989-99

1959

Bottoms, J C: MA, Lecturer in Malay 1959-65
Buse, J E: PhD, Lecturer in Oceanic Languages 1959-60
Scott, N C: BA BSc
Acting Head of the Dept of South East Asia and the Islands 1959-60
(Reader in Phonetics)

1957

Barrett, E C G: CMG MA, Lecturer in Malay 1957-71

1955

Hill, A H: MA BSc DPhil, Lecturer in Malay 1955-59

1954

Skinner, C: BA, Lecturer in Malay 1954-55
Sawta, U: Assistant (Shan) 1954-56

1953

Allott, Anna J: BA, Assistant Lecturer in Burmese 1953-56
Lecturer in Burmese 1956-1990, Senior Research Fellow 1990-
Christie, A : MA
Lecturer in Art and Archaeology of South East Asia 1953-77
Senior Lecturer in Art and Archaeology of South East Asia 1977-86

1952

Honey, P J: BA, Lecturer in Vietnamese 1952-64
Reader in Vietnamese Studies 1964-85
Head of the Department of South East Asia and the Islands 1982-85
Jacob, Judith M: BA, Lecturer in Cambodian 1952-87
(1952-53 as Judith M Stead, 1956-69 part-time)
Senior Lecturer in Cambodian 1987-88
Head of the Department of South East Asia and the Islands 1985-88
Shorto, H L: MA, Lecturer in Mon 1952-64
Reader in the Languages and Literatures of South East Asia 1964-71
Professor of Mon Khmer Studies 1971-84

1951

O Itebela, Assistant (Vekalo) 1951-52
Simmonds, E H S: MA, Lecturer in Tai 1951-65
Reader in Tai Languages and Literatures 1965-70
Professor of the Languages and Literatures of South East Asia 1970-82
Acting Head of the Dept of South East Asia and the Islands 1966-69
Head of Department 1969-82
Dean of the School 1978-80
Pro-Director of the School 1980-82

1950

Hooykaas, C: DLitt, Temporary Lecturer in Old Javanese 1950-52,
Reader in Old Javanese 1952-70
Searle, H F: BA, Temporary Lecturer in Burmese 1950-51
Lecturer in Burmese 1951-57

1949

Hall, D G E: MA DLitt
Acting Head of the Dept of South East Asia and the Islands 1949-59
(Professor of the History of South East Asia)

1948

Forrest, R A D: MA, Lecturer in Tibeto-Burman Languages 1948-53
Mills, J P: MA, Lecturer in Frontier Languages and Cultures 1948-49

1947

Che' Zainal Abidin, Temporary Lecturer in Malay 1947-50
Merrells, G L: BA, Lecturer in Burmese 1947-51
Milner, G B: MA, DipAnth PhD
Lecturer in Oceanic Languages 1947-64
Reader in Oceanic Languages 1964-71
Professor of Austronesian Studies 1971-82
Senior Tutor 1979-82

1946

Brown, C C: BA, Lecturer in Malay 1946-57
Acting Head of the Dept of South East Asia and the Islands 1952-53
(first two terms)
Coope, A E: BA, Additional Lecturer in Malay 1946-48
Hla Pe, MA PhD, Additional Lecturer in Burmese 1946-48
Lecturer in Burmese 1948-54
Reader in Burmese 1954-65
Professor of Burmese 1965-80
MacGregor, A: MA ICS (retd)
Additional Lecturer in Burmese Buddhist Law 1946-48
Spargo, F W: BA BSc
Additional Lecturer in Burmese Buddhist Law 1946-48

1945

Horner, Isaline B: MA, Additional Lecturer in Religion and Culture in Burma and Ceylon 1945-46
Landon, Capt F H:
Instructor in Malay seconded to SOAS by the Services 1945
Lewis, M Blanche: BA, Special Lecturer in Malay 1945-46
Lecturer in Malay 1946-57
Senior Lecturer in Malay 1957-58
Mead, Capt J P:
Instructor in Malay seconded to SOAS by the Services 1945

1944

Abdullah bin Mohammed, LLB BA
Part-time Special Lecturer in Malay 1944-46
Blackwell, K R: Special Lecturer in Malay 1944-46
Chambers, Winifred B: Lecturer in Malay 1944-45
Special Lecturer in Malay 1945-46
Ismail Mohammed Ali, BA, Part-time Lecturer in Malay 1944-45
Part-time Special Lecturer in Malay 1945-46
Kempe, J E: BA, Lecturer in Malay 1944-45
Special Lecturer in Malay 1945-46
Additional Lecturer in Malay 1946-48
Lawrence, A E: Special Lecturer in Malay 1944-46
Smith, C: Special Lecturer in Malay 1944-46
Stowell, E La M: Special Lecturer in Malay 1944-46
Sturrock, A J: Special Lecturer in Malay 1944-46

1943

Haynes, A S: CMG JP, Additional Lecturer in Malay 1943-48

1942

Cru, R L: PhD, Additional Lecturer in Mare 1942-44
Firth, R W: MA PhD
Additional Lecturer in Polynesian Languages 1942-48
(Professor of Anthropology)
Luce, G H: MA, Additional Lecturer in Old Burmese and
Comparative Philology of Tibeto-Burman 1942-43
Additional Lecturer in Burmese, Mon and Pyu Epigraphy 1943-46
Visiting Lecturer 1950-53

1941

Henderson, Eugenie J A: BA, Lecturer in Siamese 1941-50
Acting Head of the Dept of South East Asia and the Islands 1960-66 (Reader in Phonetics, Professor of Phonetics)

1940

O'Neill, Rev H S: MTh BA BD
Additional Lecturer in Siamese 1940-48

1939

Burne, Lt Col L E L: CIE CBE, Additional Lecturer in Chin 1939-44
Dussek, O T: BA, Additional Lecturer in Malay 1939-48
Special Lecturer in Malay April-June 1945
Grose, F S: Additional Lecturer in Shan 1939-42
King, C W: Additional Lecturer in Kachin 1939-48

1938

Kin Maung Lat, ATM BA, Additional Lecturer in Burmese 1938-39

1936

Capell, Rev A: MA, Additional Lecturer in Polynesian, Melanesian, Micronesian and Papuan Languages 1936-39
Dunn, C W: CIE MA, Additional Lecturer in Burmese 1936-48
Gurdon, Lt Col P R T: CSI, Additional Lecturer in Khasi 1936-37
Inman, Capt H J: Additional Lecturer in Shan 1936-48
Ivens, Rev Dr W G: MA DLitt LittD FRAI
Additional Lecturer in Melanesian Languages 1936-40
May, R S Le: PhD, Additional Lecturer in Siamese 1936-48
Michell, J: Additional Lecturer in Siamese 1936-48
Owen, G N: Additional Lecturer in Malay 1936-40
Quaritch Wales, H G: MA PhD
Additional Lecturer in Siamese 1936-48 (war service 1941-44)
Tew, G C: BA, Additional Lecturer in Burmese 1936-38

1935

Winstedt, Sir R O: KBE CMG MA DLitt
Lecturer in Malay 1935-36
Senior Lecturer in Malay 1936-37
Reader in Malay 1937-46
Additional Lecturer in Malay 1946-48

1933

Stewart, J A: CIE MC MA LLD ICS (retd)
Lecturer in Burmese 1933-35
Part-time Lecturer in Burmese 1935-36
Senior Lecturer in Burmese 1936-37
Reader in Burmese 1937-46
Professor of Burmese 1946-48
Acting Head of the Dept of India, Burma and Ceylon 1937-38
Head of Department 1939-46
Head of the Department of South East Asia and the Islands 1946-48

1924

Hertz, W A: CSI, Lecturer in Burmese 1924-33

1917

Blagden, C O: MA DLitt
Reader in Malay 1917-35
Dean of the School 1921-35
Head of the Department of South East Asia and the Islands 1933-35
Additional Lecturer in Malay and in Old and Medieval Mon 1936-48
Hough, A L: Lecturer in Burmese 1917-24
Ray, S H: MA, Additional lecturer in Polynesian, Melanesian, Micronesian and Papuan Languages 1917-18