Padma Pillai

Padma Pillai
Lecturer of communication
Sunway University

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Padma Pillai


Padma Pillai is a lecturer of communication at Sunway University, Malaysia. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Human Communication from University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. Both her master and bachelor degree were obtained from University Putra Malaysia (UPM) as well. Padma is an experienced professional with demonstrated ability in lecturing, mentoring, supervising, programme co-ordinating and researching in the field of academic for the past 16 years.

Have working knowledge and experience in print journalism, script writing, instructional designing, language training, editing and publishing, she also possess excellent communication and leadership skills, dynamic characteristics and result-oriented work ethics coupled with excellent academic track record and student engagement activities. Apart from lecturing, having had assumed the role of Academic Co-ordinator, Club Advisor, Special Project Supervisor, Senior Project & Internship Supervisor in the past. Current responsibilities include but not limited to lecturing, club advisor to Sunway University Marketing Society (SUMS) and Sunway Communications Club (SCC), develop new programme BSc (Hons) Marketing with Psychology and supervisor of final year Marketing Research Project, Communications Research Project and internship programme.

Her research area includes human communication in wider perspectives but focusing more on instructional communication researching on teachers’ credibility and students’ engagement.