Dr Teng Guan Khoo

Deputy Head of School

Faculty:Faculty of Business and Law

School:Economics, Finance and Law

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Business, management and leadership , Law

Teng-Guan is Deputy Head of Department in the Faculty of Business and Law.



Teng-Guan has been with Anglia Ruskin University since 2007, having previously taught international business and trade law, criminal and law of tort at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and worked in Malaysia from 2004-2006. He holds a bachelors degree in Law (LLB (Hons), a Postgraduate Certificate in Legal Practice (PG Dip) and Masters in Law (LLM), all with Anglia Ruskin University.

In 2011, Teng-Guan completed his PhD in Law with Anglia Ruskin University. His thesis explored the Critical Comparative Racial Discrimination and Regulations in Professional Team Sports.

Research interests

Teng Guan’s research interests are primarily in the area of sports law, specifically within the area of advancement or promotion of equal opportunity for participation in sports, the interaction between soft and hard law which is also known as the process of ‘juridification’. The latter has increasingly become an important area of debate, considering the increasing intervention and ‘encroachment’ of legal sphere into areas which would otherwise been governed by ‘social’, soft or informal rules. His other research interests involves the area of international business, trade and commerce, and again, primarily analysing and examining the inherent tension between international ‘legally’ or ‘non-legally’ conventions and domestic law within countries.

Areas of research supervision

Teng Guan’s area of research supervision includes the area of commercial and sports law, and he has successfully supervised 7 students to completion. The first thesis relates to the ongoing issues relating to the ‘Host Country Contracts in the Energy Sector in Azerbaijan and Turkey’ while the selected others examine the ‘Emergence to Tax Regimes in the EU and the process of Europeanisation’ and ‘Constitutional Courts and Law Reform: A Case Study of Indonesia’. At the moment, Teng Guan is actively supervising / advising a number of research students from the Faculty of Business and Law.


Teng Guan is lecturing on the area of Business Law on the Undergraduate Level, and has previously taught different areas of law such as Criminal Law, Tort Law and Law of Business Associations.


  • LLB (Hons) Law, Anglia Ruskin University
  • PG Dip Legal Practice Course, Law, Anglia Ruskin University
  • LLM International Sports Law, Anglia Ruskin University
  • PhD in Law, Anglia Ruskin University

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Royal Society of Arts, Fellow
  • Higher Education Academy, Member

Selected recent publications

Khoo, T.G; (2018); ‘Equality Act 2010 – Empowering Positive Action in UK sport’, Global Sports Law and Taxation Reports.

Khoo, T.G; (2013); ‘The Inevitable Role of Juridification in Sports – Race Discrimination’, Global Sports Law and Taxation Reports, Vol. 4, 3, pp.25-31

Khoo, T.G and O’Leary, John; (2013); ‘Changing the World: Sport, Racism and Law in South Africa and Malaysia’, International Sports Law Journal, Vol. 13, 1-2, pp.45-54

Recent presentations and conferences

Khoo, T.G; (2018); ‘Doping and Discrimination in Sport’, Guest Speaker – International Sports Law Conference, University of Gibraltar, March 2017

O’Leary, John and Khoo T.G; (2014); ‘Will the Cream always rise to the Top? – Examining Anti-Discrimination Policies in Sport’, Robert Gordon University, April 2014

O’Leary, John and Khoo, T.G; (2013); ‘Changing the World: Sport, Racism and Law in South Africa and Malaysia’, University of York, March 2013

Khoo, T.G; (2012); ‘The Snail Case: 80 years of Donoghue v Stevenson’, University of West of Scotland, May 2012

Khoo, T.G; (2011); ‘Trial and Tribulation of PhD journey’, ALSS event, Anglia Ruskin University, April 2011