Siow May Ling

Assistant Professor

Roles and responsibilities

Dr Siow May Ling is an Assistant Professor and Programme Director for Undergraduate Business Management Programmes with the School of Social Sciences


May Ling completed her PhD in Nature Tourism from Universiti Putra Malaysia. Her research focused on formulating a framework for rural tourism policies in Semporna, Sabah. She is a full qualitative researcher and her post doctoral work encompasses projects in sustainable tourism development, policy analysis and natural resource governance. Prior to joining Heriot-Watt, May Ling’s work experience were in FMCG market research and project leadership and coordination

May Ling's collaborative work involved the Ministry of Education Malaysia, Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia and other selected state and local agencies. Her research focuses on knowledge transfer initiatives by transferring ideas, research results and skills between organisations, business, public sectors and the wider community. On top of her research endeavours, May Ling teaches both postgraduate and undergraduate courses in business related subjects, mainly within the area of marketing, entrepreneurship and project management