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Personal profile


Dr. Sharon Koh currently serves as the Director of Graduate Research Programs and Senior Lecturer at Monash University Malaysia's School of Business. Her scholarly pursuits center on socioeconomics, with a dedicated focus on enhancing the economic and social well-being of communities within developing nations. Dr. Koh's impactful research findings have been widely shared through prestigious academic journals, prominent media platforms, and esteemed conference presentations, furthering discourse and understanding in her field.

Her team's work on thriving communities was nominated for the 2022 Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Awards for Diversity and Inclusion. The team also won the 2022 Dean’s EDSI Research Excellence Award from the Faculty of Business. She is also passionate about teaching and is always exploring ways to improve active learning in the classroom.

Sharon served as the Chair of the Early Career Researcher Network Committee, Monash Malaysia in 2020 and 2021 and Deputy Chair in 2019. 

Research interests

  • Development economics
  • Economic Integration 
  • Tourism economics

Monash teaching commitment

  • ECW1101 Introductory Microeconomics
  • ECW1102 Introductory Macroeconomics
  • ECW2001 Asia in the world economy
  • ECM5953 Economics
  • ECM2642 Southeast Asia economies and global business
  • ECW2721 Trade finance and exchange rate
  • ECM5921 International economics

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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • Development Economics
  • Tourism economics
  • Socio-economics

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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