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Dr Lee has served as a module leader for the BSc and BA programmes offered by Bangor University since 2015. She is currently a visiting lecturer at the Management Development Institute of Singapore in Tashkent. Prior becoming an educator, she was a tourism and hospitality practitioner with more than 20 years of work experience in the airline and hospitality industries (based in Hong Kong, Singapore, and United States of America). Besides, she is also a specialist adult educator (SAE) and certified hospitality educator (CHE) with more than 10 years of professional work experience in training development, adult education, and instructional design for in-house/corporate training programmes. She is qualified to design, develop, and conduct competency-based courses/training that are approved by the SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (AQF). In addition, she is actively involved in action research focusing on sustainability and sustainable practices.


Dr Lee is an Affiliate Member of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (USA); American Society for Quality (USA); Association for Talent Development (USA); American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (USA); Adult Education Network (Singapore); and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (UK).


Doctor of Education (Graduation with Distinction)

Capella University, United States of America

Master of Arts in Lifelong Learning and Leadership

University College London, United Kingdom

Master of Science in Hotel & Tourism Management (Credit)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China

Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management

Southern Cross University, Australia

 AREAS OF RESEARCH Dr Lee’s research interests cover competency-based learning, hospitality operation and management, airline management, destination management, service quality, strategic management, ecotourism, sustainable tourism, community-based tourism, and cultural heritage tourism.

· Lee, S. Y., Al-Dubai, M, & Natarajan, M. 2019. Exploring the learning style preferences of undergraduate students in transnational education programmes. International Conference on Applied Linguistics and Language Education. Tashkent, Uzberkistan, 2 May 2019. 

· Lee, S. Y., & Fayzullinaa, S. 2019. Ecotourism and community development: A case study of Yangiabad in Uzbekistan. 2019 International Conference on Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management. Osaka, Japan, 28 - 31 August 2019.


AREAS OF TEACHING Eco-Tourism, Entrepreneurship in Tourism and Hospitality, Human Resource Management and Talent Development, Principles of Business Management, Service Quality Management in Tourism and Hospitality, Strategic Management for Tourism and Hospitality Enterprise, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism and Hospitality Sales and Promotion, Tourism and Hospitality Research and Analysis.

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