Invited Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Celeste Yuen, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Celeste Y. M. Yuen is an Associate Professor of the Department of Educational Administration and Policy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She earned her doctorate from the UCL Institute of Education (UCL-IOE), University of London. She has served as a visiting scholar in UCL-IOE, University of Hull, and Nanning University. Prior to her current appointment, she taught in the Education University of Hong Kong and was a recipient of the Knowledge Transfer Grant and Top Ten Percent Publication Awards. Currently, she is Vice President and Company Secretary of Hong Kong Educational Research Association (HKERA), mentor for the mentoring programme of World Educational Research Association (WERA), and associate editor of Multicultural Education Review. She has led more than 20 projects related to youth engagement, interculturalism, spiritual wellbeing and immigrant and minority studies. Some of her related publications have appeared in Journal of Youth Studies, Youth and Society, British Journal of Religious Education, Compare, Teaching and Teacher Education, Asia Pacific Journal of Education and so forth. She also served as a founding school supervisor and is currently a school manager of two schools.


Dr. Mariam Mohamad, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr Mariam Mohamad is a Senior Lecturer at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang Malaysia. Her research interest is in the field of mobile learning and mobile assistive technology. Dr Mariam was acknowledged as one of the pioneers from Malaysia in mobile learning research, in the book entitled Mobile Learning in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region published by Springer. Her work also referred by UNESCO in the publication entitled; Turning on Mobile Learning:  Illustrative Initiatives and Policy Implications. For her success in the field, she was awarded with various international grant from Japan to support her research in mobile assistive technology. 
She also won various prestigious innovation competition including; (i) Gold medal award from Virtual Innovation Competition 2020 entitled “Historical Courses Learning Model Embedded with Virtual Reality As Remote Learning Tool Of Game Based Mode”, (iii)Bronze medal award from International Invention, Innovation and Design Competition 2020 entitled “AULSTRA guide to writing on the go”, (iv)Silver medal award from International Innovation Arsvot Malaysia (IAM 2021) entitled “ Learning module for history subject via mobile based learning” and (v)Bronze medal award from International Innovation Arsvot Malaysia (IAM 2021) entitled “Education in need and demand victory app: An innovation framework utilizing virtual reality to improve visual learning ability and students performance gain in history lessons contents”.
For the community, she also devoted her time as the Vice President for Dyslexia Association, Penang State and the Advisor for Special Need Students Association, University Sains Malaysia. She is also a committee member for Research & Development Unit, Malaysian Association for The Blind.