Centre for Continuing Education

Aim Sinpeng

Aim Sinpeng


Aim is an award-winning educator with 10 years of experience in teaching in higher education. Prior to joining the University of Sydney in 2015, she worked for the World Bank, a Toronto-based investment bank, the governments of Thailand and the Czech Republic, and New York State Democrat Party (campaigning and fundraising). Her work experiences have spanned over 11 countries in 4 continents and she continues to consult for various international agencies on business and politics in the Asia Pacific. Aim was awarded ‘Excellence in Teaching’ in 2017 and was named an ‘Emerging Female Leader’ in 2018 by the University of Sydney. She is the co-founder of the Sydney Cyber Security Network, which brings together academics, practitioners and students across multiple disciplines to find solutions and drive policies on cyber security in Australia and beyond. She regularly appears on media, such as CNBC, SBS, ABC, Al Jazeera and Channel News Asia, providing commentaries on issues of politics and social media in Asia.

Aim holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of British Columbia (2014) with a major in Comparative Politics and Political Economy. She also holds a Masters of Arts in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Relations and Slavic Studies from Connecticut College. Aim has taught undergraduate and postgraduate subjects in political science, research methodology and social sciences. Her current research focuses on the impact of digital media on politics and society, analysing and visualising digital data and Internet governance. She is multi-lingual and strongly believes that one must learn a language through its culture and history, not Google Translate.

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