Professor Dr. Kamila Ghazali is the Associate Vice-Chancellor (International) at University of Malaya. Since 2001, she has held several management roles at the faculty as well as university levels. She was previously the Director of International and Corporate Relations (ICR), Deputy Dean at the Institute of Graduate Studies, Chief Quality Auditor of UM, and Deputy Dean at the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics. As an academic, she belongs to the Department of English Language, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics. Her areas of academic expertise are critical discourse analysis and sociolinguistics with research on political discourse, media discourse, and ethnolinguistics where she delves into the language and culture of the orang asli (indigenous peoples). Her interest in indigenous languages has brought her to the longhouses in Sarawak where she conducted a preliminary sociolinguistic survey of the Tatau, Lugat, and Punan Ba to the jungles of Endau, Johor, to research on the Jakun community. Holding management roles had given rise to her interest in organizational discourse in which she had presented papers and published. Another area of research interest is in postgraduate research and training. Her later publications are on peer group learning in research writing.