When young, I wanted to be a novelist.
My training is in sociology and anthropology, and my research focuses on tourism, cultural development, place branding, creative economy and cross-cultural management. My studies often draw comparative lessons between Denmark, Singapore, and China, with Australia the latest addition.
Australia is my fourth country of residence. I moved to Tasmania from Copenhagen in late 2016. Except for a one-year stint in Glasgow as a lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University, Denmark was home between 1996 and 2016. I left Singapore when I was 31.
Before pursuing my PhD at Copenhagen Business School, I received my university education at the National University of Singapore - BA, BSocSc (Hons), and MSocSc. Upon graduation then, I worked at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the Housing and Development Board (HDB) in Singapore. And as part of national service, I was a soldier for two and a half years in my late teens.