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Our Teaching Faculty

Our Teaching Faculty


Over at ISA, we make sure that all our lecturers, apart from having the requisite academic qualifications, also have relevant industry experience that they can share with the students.  This will ensure that all our students receive the most relevant academic training and education that will best prepare them for the Sports industry of tomorrow. 

The full list of our academic lecturers may be downloaded here.  

Some of the key members of our academic and teaching team are as follows:

Joel Lim

Joel Lim is a director of ISA, and the main advisor behind ISA’s suite personal development programmes and workshops. Trained in various coaching inventories, Joel is adept at bringing out the best performances in teams.


Being a serial entrepreneur, Joel founded Spiritmakers, a student development company providing courses for students of various levels (from Pre-School to University).  Under Joel’s directions, Spiritmakers has trained over 6,000 students from over 50 education institutions, ranging from Choa Chu Kang Kinderland, ChongFu Primary School, Gongshang Primary School, NUS High School, Victoria School, Hwa Chong Institution, Yishun Junior College, National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University of Singapore.


With his years of experience and training as a lawyer, Joel is also well placed to impart his knowledge and experience to the students in the area of sports management and administration. 

Melvin Lim

Melvin lives and breathes sports! He started his first job at the Singapore Sports Council. He moved on to the Singapore Bowling Federation as the High Performance Manager, where he worked closely with the government, coaches, administrators, parents  and athletes. He then moved on to education, where he was a lecturer at the School of Sports, Health and Leisure at Republic Polytechnic.


Melvin was an active sportsman in his youth. He played football in the national league, and represented his school for both football and rugby. Besides these two sports, he also plays golf, tennis, badminton, table tennis, wakeboarding and snowboarding.


He recently set up a sports marketing company, and is on a mission to raise awareness for the under-privileged in society. His vision is for all Singaporeans to embrace a sporting culture!

Raymond Chan

Raymond possesses more than 20 years of regional sales and business development experience with top MNC’s such as Goodrich Aerostructures and Senior PLC in the aviation industry. Besides excelling in sales and managing various multi-cultural sales teams, he is passionate about training. He has conducted numerous training seminars in International companies like Rolls-Royce, Guangzhou, Lufthansa Technik in China and Philippines, Korean airlines, Cathay Pacific and Singapore airlines.

Being world-traveled, frequently transiting from airports, hotels, meetings, and exhibitions he has an intimate knowledge of the service deliveries of the hospitality industries around the world. His lessons are punctuated with numerous anecdotal stories for a vibrant classroom discussion.

Phua Xiu Quan

Xiu Quan attained her Bachelor's in Sports Science and Management from Nanyang Technological University, and a Diploma in Sport and Wellness from Nanyang Polytechnic. During her tertiary education, she completed a 6-month internship with the Singapore Swimming Association, assisting in the organization of the National Championships and time trials. She also assisted with the execution of fitness-related programmes under Team Axis Pte Ltd. 


Her role in ISA involves the full administration of the Academic department - from the planning of academic programmes to liaising with external partners and assisting students with all academic matters.


During her free time, Xiu Quan is involved in the sport of Competitive Lifesaving. She also does freelance swimming coaching, with her qualifications obtained from Swimming Teachers' Association (UK).

Farij Bin Samsudi

With a Masters of Science (Sports & Exercise Studies) from NTU, 10 years coaching experience as a Rugby coach as well as 5 years as a personal trainer has provided Farij with excellent knowledge and skills to design and deliver fitness programs to a wide variety of populations. He is also currently working as a Rugby Development Officer in the Singapore Rugby Union, overlooking schools in West area and manages the logistics for international events such as HSBC 7s 2016/2017 and international test matches. Being a Rugby coach for the past 10 years and 4 years as a personal trainer has provided Farij with much experience with periodization training for people in various age groups. He ensures that his classes are engaging and communicates his understanding through various practical activities.

Humairah Hameed

Humairah was awarded a Master of Dietetics and Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition from Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia) and earned her Bachelor of Science (Lifescience, Biomedical Science) from the National University of Singapore. She is a qualified dietitian and an Accredited Nutritionist of Singapore with the Singapore Nutrition and Dietetics Association (SNDA).

Humairah specialises in weight and chronic disease management and conducts various workshops, seminars and cooking demonstrations for the corporates, schools and community. She is currently involved in training educators and other school staff to help their students lead a healthy lifestyle under HPB.

She is very active in the community and has been featured on multiple occasions in the media e.g Channel NewsAsia, Suria, Warna 94.2FM and Berita Harian to share about various health issues including fasting during Ramadan with diabetes, diets for those with gout and osteoarthritis and most recently on S.O.S Sihat Oh Sihat, a medical and health themed infotainment talk show programme, on the effect of prebiotics and probiotics on gut health.

With her previous stint as an educator, Humairah relates well with her students and is able to cater her teaching to student of different abilities while consistently motivating them to achieve their fullest potential.

Jonathan Fong

Jonathan is a high performance coach and tech entrepreneur with about fifteen years’ experience as an elite endurance athlete and ten years’ experience working with athletes. Apart from obtaining a Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology from University of Southern California, Jonathan is qualified in Level 2 High Performance Coach (International Triathlon Union), Level 2 National Coaching Accredition (Sport Singapore), Level 2 Pilates Matwork (Polestar Pilates Asia) and Level 1 Anthropometrist (International Society of Kinanthropmerty). To add on to the many hats, he is also the head coach with Adidas Runners Singapore. 

As the founder of Morph Performance, he uses technology and sports science to provide testing and online training solutions for endurance athletes worldwide. His
specialty areas include, lactate threshold, fat metabolism, sweat analysis, exercise physiology, sports biomechanics, swimming, cycling, running, trail running, triathlon, corporate wellness and software design. His experience ranges from working with elite athletes, major endurance sport
events and large corporations. He gains great satisfaction in working with individuals to help improve their performance, which demands devotion and technical expertise, and enjoys sharing his knowledge with our students in a fun an engaging manner.

Mohamed Faizul Bin Abdul Wahid

Faizul has been in the sports industry for a very long time. With a degree in Sports and Exercise Science from Edith Cowan University in Australia, he has presented and published works in several journals, including the International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, and the British Journal of Sport Medicine.


Faizul was once a competitive tennis player and coach. Over the course of his career, he managed several national players, elite athletes and school teams. He was a Sports Physiologist at the Singapore Sports Institute for 6 years and the lead consultant for Nike Singapore Level Up, offering nationwide football training programmes and assessments in 2008. His strength lies in his research skills, team management, and communication techniques. As such he is a highly qualified instructor and educator in the ISA, providing excellent guidance and a fruitful learning experience.

Soh Zichun

Zichun is a Rugby coach under the National Registry of Coaches (NROC), a certified World Rugby Coach Educator and lecturer. He obtained a Master of Science (Sports & Exercise Studies) and have since developed many courses and content with Singapore Rugby Union. Playing the role of Rugby development manager, he managed youth and school development programs, of which designed and conducted “Get Into Rugby” (GIR) mass participation program for various MOE schools and MINDEF SAFSA. 2 years into the job, he was promoted and took on the role of the high-performance manager where he was responsible for the management and development of all high-performance players within SRU High Performance Rugby Program.


Zichun was able to dabble into establishing effective coaching and development for players and coaches leading up to Asian and SEA Games. Till date, he balances his roles as a lecturer and Rugby coach where he strongly believes in motivating athletes to maximise their potential through innovative approach to teaching.

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