Dr Derek Ong

Principal Lecturer, Associate Head Marketing Subject Group (Marketing), SFHEA


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ETHOS: Believes in diversity of creatively instilling knowledge through active engagement (both industry and society) and innovation (both in teaching and research). Guided by the principles of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and works within the ethos of transformational education.   

TEACHING: Digital marketing, marketing analytics, sustainable and social marketing. Marketing Analytics (as an example) which incorporates both theoretical and technical aspect of marketing applications as part of the syllabus

MENTORING: Advisor to Sunway University Marketing Society and Sunway Dance Club and mentor students to achieve success in business case challenges such as Unilever Future Leader’s League (which became National Champions and International Finalist in 2017). Understands that transformational education involves industrial engagements. Believes in conducting workshops and seminars involving knowledge sharing and transferring of skills mainly for SMEs and other business industries.

RESEARCH: Top tier publications in the field of Social Marketing and Digital Marketing. Having been involved in many impactful researches serving as a supervisors for graduated PhD students. Reviewer and sub-editor for top tier international marketing journals and presenter in the largest marketing conferences namely AMA, GMC and ANZMAC (earning a best paper in 2017).

ADMIN:  Program Leader for the Lancaster MBA Program Lancaster University, Research Ethics Chair of the Business Faculty in Sunway.

APPOINTMENTS:  Adjunct Associate Professor positions at both University of Southern Queensland and Griffith University. Currently involved in a book project entitled “Social Marketing in Asia” with 17 Asian authors following a recently presented GMC paper and a published paper in Social Marketing Quarterly. Moving forward, he was also given the chance to be at the forefront of leading the agenda of Social Marketing in Asia, whilst serving as the Ethics Committee for the International Social Marketing Association. 

IMPACT: Polymath of many different roles being in the arts community, fitness or contributing to the betterment of society in volunterism

Education/Academic qualification

Academic Practice, Post Graduate Certificate, The University of Lancaster

1 Feb 20075 May 2011

Award Date: 5 May 2011

Marketing Intelligence, PhD in Management, Needs Analysis of Fitness Members and Bundling for Profile Segmentation of the Fitness Industry , Multimedia University

1 May 201023 Dec 2015

Award Date: 1 Mar 2001

External positions

Adjunct Associate Professor, Griffith University

1 Jan 2021 → …

Adjunct Associate Professor , University of Southern Queensland

1 Aug 2018 → …


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