Professor Helen Bartlett - Pro Vice-Chancellor (Malaysia)

As the Chief Executive, Professor Bartlett leads Monash University Malaysia, which operates in partnership with the Sunway Education Group. It was the first campus of a foreign university to be established as a private university in Malaysia.

Her vision is for the Sunway campus to be the premier private research-intensive university in South East Asia, contributing to the Malaysian nation and to the region.

As Pro Vice-Chancellor and President (Malaysia), Professor Bartlett is responsible for:

  • the strategic development and overall management of the campus operations, its courses and student conduct
  • cross-campus engagement with Monash Australia
  • stakeholder management with the Malaysian Government, professional bodies, and joint venture partner.  

Professional background

Prior to commencing her current position in 2013, Professor Bartlett was Pro Vice-Chancellor and President (Gippsland campus). She is a member of the University’s Senior Management Team.

Professor Bartlett has worked in higher education for over 30 years, holding senior leadership roles at all organisational levels in universities in UK, Hong Kong and Australia. A major focus of her previous appointments at Curtin University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Oxford Brookes University was research capacity building in health care and health sciences. She has also established and directed three research centres: the Australasian Centre on Ageing at the University of Queensland, the Oxford Centre for Health Care Research and Development, and the Oxford Dementia Centre at Oxford Brookes University. 

Academic interests

Professor Bartlett holds a Bachelor of Arts, Masters of Science (Public Policy) and a PhD.

She has an international research record in gerontology, with a focus on population ageing, healthy ageing, aged and community care. Professor Bartlett has been awarded numerous ARC and NHMRC project and program grants and state and federal government consultancies. She has published widely - including several books - and supervised over 35 higher research degree students. Professor Bartlett is also actively involved in national capacity-building for ageing research through her continuing stewardship of the Emerging Researchers in Ageing Australia initiative.  

Professor Bartlett has established and led many university initiatives related to student participation, university-community engagement and transnational education.



Michelle Yap
Executive Assistant
Jalan Lagoon Selatan
Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya 46150
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Telephone: + 60 3 5514 6133