Research Categories

Politics and Public Administration

NameResearch Interests
Asst Prof Akshar SaxenaHealth economics; Economics of aging; Applied demography; Non-communicable diseases and obesity; Applied econometrics; Impact evaluation; Health sector reform and comparative health care systems Pensions and retirement.
Asst Prof Ana Cristina Dias AlvesHer research focus is on Chinese Foreign Policy, particularly China’s relations with developing regions in the southern hemisphere. Over the past decade her research has focused on China’s economic cooperation with Africa, focusing on its engagement in extractive industries, infrastructure development, economic and trade cooperation zones on the continent and more recently on knowledge transfer between china and Africa and its developmental impact. Her research interests also encompass comparative analysis, namely regarding China’s engagement in other developing regions (South America and Southeast Asia in particular), as well as comparing China’s developmental approach with that of other emerging powers in the southern hemisphere.
Assoc Prof Chen Chung-AnDr. Chen is interested in a variety of public and nonprofit management issues. His has published articles on work motivation, nonstandard work arrangements, knowledge creation, and government contracting. His most recent publications pertain to public service motivation, bonus pay, motivation crowding, and self-determination theory.
Asst Prof Chou Meng-HsuanRegionalism and regional integration (European Union, ASEAN) Institutional and organisational theory Migration and asylum policy Research and higher education policy (knowledge policies)
Asst Prof Christopher HolmanMy current research interests are in the history of political thought (particularly early-modern and modern), contemporary political theory, critical theory, democratic theory, political anthropology, and psychoanalysis and politics.
Asst Prof Christopher Peter TriggThe American Puritans The Radical Enlightenment Transcendentalism Political Theology Religion in American Literature
Mr Chua Chong JinCreative works (eg biographies, poetry, literary journalism, book and movie reviews) Commissioned works (eg coffee table books for clients to mark special events or anniversaries) In-depth features on issues in developing countries in Asia as well as profiles on movers & shakers in fields like politics, business, academia, IT, sports, entertainment and the arts. Communication strategies - eg the communication styles of leading personalities in different fields The increasing importance of communication skills in the new economy and its implications (eg the type of teachers needed; the nature of communications training in formal education etc) Changing media landscape and its implications Language patterns in speaking and writing
Prof (Adj) Goh Nguen WahDr. Goh's areas of interests include: government and politics of Singapore, government's media, education and language policies, language planning; the rise of China and the global Chinese language fever, the prospects of Chinese language in a globalized world, cross-cultural studies, journalism of the West and the East.
Prof Guido GianassoCultural Intelligence, Global Leadership and Change Management
Asst Prof Ho Hau Yan AndyPrimary Area of Focus: Community Health Psychology, Qualitative Psychology, Participatory Action Research. Research Interest: Psychosocial Gerontology, End-of-Life and Palliative Care, Formal and Informal Caregiving, Expressive Arts and Holistic Therapy, Compassion and Mindfulness Training, Medical Humanities, Community Empowerment.