Who's Who in the Malaysian Education Industry
Prof. Reg Jordan
Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed)
Professor Reg Jordan was appointed Provost and CEO at Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia in 2008. Professor Jordan's vision is for Newcastle University's international branch campus to become a premier centre for academic medicine in South East Asia, contributing to meeting the needs of Malaysia and the region.
A medical teacher and researcher for more than 30 years, Professor Jordan's background is in anatomy, immunology, and medical education. He has worked in Malaysia and the United States of America, as well as in the UK.
At Newcastle University, UK, he served as Head of the Department of Immunology, Director of Medical Studies, Deputy Dean of Medicine, and Dean of Undergraduate Medicine.
Previously, Professor Jordan was the Director of the UK Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine; an Associate of the General Medical Council and Team Leader for the Quality Assurance of Basic Medical Education; a Subject Specialist Reviewer for the UK Quality Assurance Agency, and editor of the first national QAA/GMC Subject Benchmark for Medicine.
In recognition of his contribution to the development of medical education in the UK, he was the recipient of one of the first National Teaching Fellowships. He was elected to honorary Membership of the Royal College of Physicians and has been awarded Fellowship of the UK Higher Education Academy.
Professor Jordan's current interests include transnational education, quality enhancement in medical education, and leadership development in higher education.