Associate Professor Dr. Gazi Md Nurul Islam is currently Dean of Graduate School of Business at Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He received his Ph.D in Resource Economics (Fisheries) from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), with Bachelor and Master in economics from University of Dhaka. He has previously served with WorldFish Centre. He was appointed as Research Fellow at UPM in 2007 and appointed as Associate Professor at Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) in 2014. He is teaching postgraduate students and supervising PhD and master students. His research interests include small scale fisheries, community-based fisheries management, marine protected areas, social-ecological and governance, social capital, poverty and livelihood analysis. He published articles in journals, books, policy briefs and presented at international conferences and seminars. He has involved as principal researcher in international research projects and obtained international research grants. He has affiliation with several universities and professional institutions.