Dr. Palaniappan Ramanathan

Postdoctoral Researcher

Centre for Research & Post Graduate Studies, University of Cyberjaya, Cyberjaya, MalaysiaPrimary Institution


Tan Sri Dato' Dr Palan’s work has been dedicated to helping people learn and perform for the last four decades. He has had a lifelong pursuit of promoting affordable and quality education with equitable access to all. He has been at the forefront of making significant research and teaching contributions to the world of work, education, healthcare, and entrepreneurship. He is committed to upholding the University’s core mission of quality education and research by ensuring high academic standards. Over the years, he has led efforts to build industry partnerships and talent. He is enthusiastic about successful graduate outcomes and employability. Palan, a Malaysian, lives with his family in Cyberjaya, Malaysia.

Research Fields

1. Policy Analysis – Higher Education, Vocational Education & Training
2. Entrepreneurship & Talent Development
3. Positive Psychology at Work

Current Institution

Primary Institution

Oct, 2013 - Current |Postdoctoral Researcher

Centre for Research & Post Graduate Studies, University of Cyberjaya, Cyberjaya, Malaysia

Education Qualification

Jul, 2012 - Nov, 2012

Management, Harvard Business School (AMP), Cambridge, United States

Jan, 2012 - May, 2018 |Doctorate

Education, Federation University, Ballarat, Australia

Jan, 2010 - Jan, 2012 |Master

Psychology, Leicester University, Leicester, United Kingdom

Jan, 1991 - Jan, 1997 |Doctorate

Management, California Coast University, Santa Ana, United States

Jun, 1977 - Jun, 1979 |Master

Medical & Psychiatric Social Work, Madras School of Social Work (Madras University), Chennai, India

Jul, 1974 - Jun, 1977 |Bachelor

Chemistry, New College (Madras University), Chennai, India

Previous Work Experience

Jan, 1989 - Jan, 2013 |Senior Researcher

Human Resources, SMR HR Group, Kuala Lumour, Malaysia

Journal Roles

Editorial Board Member

International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research

Mar, 2024 - Current

Publications (2)

Journal Article
Journal Title: International Society for Performance & Instruction, USA
Publication Date: 1 January 2007
Doi: 10.1002/pfi 118
Journal Article
Journal Title: International Јοurnal of Vocational Education and Training Rеѕеarch
Publication Date: 1 January 2023
Doi: 10.1080/13636820.2020.1771084

Honors and Awards

Honorary Doctorate in Entrepreneurship Education

Awarded Oct, 2022

Awarded by University Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia)

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