Consultants

Our Consultants

The Edge Singapore brings a full range of educational services under one roof to better serve the needs of students, families, schools, and companies. Founded by Test Prep Expert, Duc Luc, in 2008 established in Hong Kong. It has since expanded to cover multiple centers in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.

MADELINE BOLOHAN

PGD Peace and Conflict Studies (St Andrews), BA Politics and East European Studies (UCL), BA Applied Modern Languages (UVT)


Having lived, worked and studied in over eight countries over the past twelve years, Madeline has been based in Singapore since 2015.

Madeline has graduated with a PGD in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Saint Andrews a double-major BA in Applied Modern Languages – English and French – from The Western University of Timisoara, and one in Politics and East European Studies from University College London. She draws on seven years of training experience, development work and consulting in conflict and change management to enable people, communities and businesses to overcome tense situations, advance their performance and their goals.

Her work as an Admissions Consultant flows from being attuned, passionate and informed about the opportunities available to academic achievers who want to explore and develop their potential beyond their current reality. Madeline’s own educational path in Europe and SE Asia, as well as the current preparation for a PhD candidature are the basis for her empathetic connection with students. Given her diverse past experience, Madeline is keen and able to help them reach their educational goals and to support their transition between educational institutions, cultural settings and chapters of their lives.

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PROFESSOR SUSHILA CHANG

Cellular Biology and Toxicology, University of Paris 7, France – PhD

Intellectual property Law, National University of Singapore – Graduate Certificate

University of London – Bachelor of Science (Hons)

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Sushila is an accomplished academic with wide international experience. She has worked in France, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and the United Kingdom in industry and academia. She holds a PhD in Cellular Biology and Toxicology from the University of Paris 7, France, Graduate Certificate in Intellectual property Law from the National University of Singapore and  Bachelor of Science (Hons) from the University of London. Sushila is also a certified executive and master coach of the National Coaching Institute, Australia.

Sushila was the first Director of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore. Sushila played a lead role in the development  and implementation of  7 diploma programs which are popular to today. She was then recruited by The University of Queensland (UQ), a Group of Eight University, as one of two first coordinators of the transdisciplinary Biotechnology progamme. Sushila was then appointed Professor and first Director of the Office of Undergraduate Education, The University of Queensland in 2008/9. She led the development and implementation of the UQ Advantage, the flagship program for enhancing the student experience,   and many other initiatives in UQ.

In 2011, the then newly set up Singapore University of Technology and Design recruited Sushila as their first Registrar and Senior Director of Student Affairs. Sushila played a lead role in student life, residential life and student recruitment and the registry.

Sushila returned to Australia in 2013 to take up the role of Academic Dean of the Griffith University Faculty of Science, Engineering, Environment and Technology, the power house for research in Griffith University.  Sushila had a wide role in managing academic programs, staff performance, internationalization, health and safety, infrastructure and many others.

In 2017, Sushila was appointed as Deputy Vice Chancellor of Cardiff Metropolitan University in Wales, United Kingdom with oversight and leadership of the 5 schools and several strategic initiatives of the university.

Besides her extensive academic career, Sushila has also worked in the food industry and has been a consultant to several food and food related companies. A research project in freshwater aquaculture won the the first prize in the National Entrepreneurship Competition awarded by the Economic Development Board, Singapore. Two spin off companies, Red Claw Lobster Research Pte Ltd ( Singapore) and Red Claw Lobster Pty Ltd (Thailand) were established.  Sushila was director of both these companies.

Sushila has also led international professional organisations. Sushila was the second woman and first non -North American to be nominated and  appointed to the role of  Vice Chair and then  Chair of the International Life Sciences Institute (ilsi.org.com)  in 2008-2010 and 2010-2012 . ILSI is a global network of scientists from government, academia and industry devoted to enhancing public health with then 15 global branch offices. Its members are mostly multinational food, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and environmental companies such as Monsanto, Pfizer, Crop Science, Danone, Nestle, and others. Sushila continues to be a member of the Board of Trustees of ILSI. Sushila was also elected President from 1994-1997 and 1998 -2001 of the Singapore Society for Microbiology and Biotechnology was a member from the Singapore Academy of Sciences during this period.

Sushila is a passionate mentor and coach and is committed to ensuring that her mentees achieve their best and are happy with their success. She is also an active volunteer with several organisations in Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and UK.


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