Dr Farhana Abu Bakar

BA (English Language) (UPM), Master of Applied Linguistics (English) (UPM), PhD (Higher Education) (University of Otago)

About Farhana

I graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand with a PhD in Higher Education. My PhD research explores the use of humour in the context of teaching and learning in higher education.


I teach in the areas of English, applied linguistics and education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


I am happy to supervise qualitative research in the areas of humour, teaching and learning and well-being in the higher education (university) context.

Senior Lecturer


Language Academy, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, UTM Malaysia
Email: farhanaabubakar@utm.my



Bakar, F. & Kumar, V. (2019). The use of humour in teaching and learning in higher education classrooms: Lecturers’ perspectives. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 40, 15-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeap.2019.04.006


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