Research Categories

Politics and Public Administration

This category covers:

  • International Studies
  • Politics/Comparative Politics
  • Public Administration/Management
  • Public Affairs

Politics deals with the theory and practice of political systems and political behavior. Public Administration is concerned with the way government operates. And International Studies focuses on international relations and international organizational studies.

Political Science
Research works under this subcategory covers Political philosophy and theory, Comparative Politics, Conflict process, Law and courts, Legislative studies, Political Parties, Representation and electoral system, Political methodology, Religion and politics, Geopolitics, Urban politics, Political economy, Political history, Political anthropology, Political sociology, Political psychology, Political communications, Women and Politics, Sexuality and Politics, Human Rights, Race, Ethnicity and Politics, Political Communication.

Public Administration and Policy
This subcategory covers research works on Public Administration Theory, Political environment of public administration, Inter-governmental relations and federalism, Public accountability and ethics, Public organization theory, Public organizational behavior, Public Leadership, Comparative Public Administration, Public performance management, Public strategic management, Public personnel management, Social justice and equity, Crisis management, Public financial management, Public budgeting, Public policy theory, Policy analysis and evaluation, Substantial policies.

International Studies
Research works on International studies include Foreign relations, diplomacy, international law, international relations theory, international organizations, political geography, international security, international political economy, Treaties, Conflict resolution and negotiation.

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S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

NameResearch Interests
Asst Prof Akshar SaxenaHealth economics; Economics of aging; 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 interest lies in the intersection of Chinese Foreign Policy, economic statecraft and development cooperation in the global south, with particular reference to China’s relations with developing regions in the southern hemisphere. Over the past two decades 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 management issues. His has over two dozens of publications in major public administration journals, in both English and Chinese. His most recent publications pertain to public employees' work motivation and public management in the non-Western context.
Asst Prof Chou Meng-HsuanRegionalism and regional integration (European Union, ASEAN) Global policy and transnational administration Institutional and organisational theory Migration and asylum policy Research and higher education policy (knowledge policies)
Assoc Prof Christopher Holman-history of political thought (particularly early-modern and modern) -contemporary political theory -critical theory -democratic theory -political anthropology -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
Dr Chung Chi HoRandomized Trials in Integrative Medicine: Evaluating effectiveness of electro-acupuncture using mixed methods approach (pragmatic trials, qualitative inquiry, and cost-effectiveness analysis). Designing patient centered outcome measures for integrative medicine trials. Incorporating Chinese medicine diagnosis in randomized trials Evidence based Healthcare in Integrative Medicine Evaluating comparative effectiveness of integrative medicine interventions using novel network meta-analysis approach. Appraisal and knowledge translation of clinical evidence on integrative medicine. Methodological research on systematic reviews. Policy and Implementation Research in Integrative Medicine Investigating the dynamics between Patients, Professions, Payers and Policy-makers in the development of Integrative Medicine services. Formulating implementation strategies for promoting interprofessional collaboration between conventional and complementary medicine clinicians. Assessing utilization pattern, patient experience, and quality of Integrative Medicine services in primary care settings ​ Selected Publications CHUNG, V.C.*, WONG, C.H., WU, I.X., CHING, J.Y., CHEUNG, W.K., YIP, B.H., CHAN, K.L., CHEONG, P.K. & WU, J.C. 2019. Electroacupuncture plus on‐demand gastrocaine for refractory functional dyspepsia: Pragmatic Randomized Trial. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 34(12), 2077-85. doi: 10.1111/jgh.14737. WONG, C.H., WU, I.X., BALNEAVES, L.G., LO, R.S., WITT, C.M., WU, J.C., LEUNG, T.H. & CHUNG, V.C.* 2019. Prioritizing Chinese Medicine Clinical Research Questions in Cancer Palliative Care: International Delphi Survey. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 58(6), 1002-1014. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman. WU, I. X., WONG, C. H.*, HO, R. S., CHEUNG, W. K., FORD, A. C., WU, J. C., MAK, A.D., CRAMER, H. & CHUNG, V.C. 2019. Acupuncture and related therapies for treating irritable bowel syndrome: overview of systematic reviews and network meta-analysis. Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, 12, https://doi.org/10.1177/1756284818820438. WU, X. Y., CHUNG, V. C.*, WONG, C. H., YIP, B. H., CHEUNG, W. K., & WU, J. C. 2018. CHIMERAS showed better inter-rater reliability and inter-consensus reliability than GRADE in grading quality of evidence: A randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 23, 116-122. [Recipient of the 2018 Early Researcher Award for Integrative Medicine] CHAN, M. W., WU, X. Y.#, WU, J. C., WONG, S. Y., & CHUNG, V. C*. 2017. Safety of Acupuncture: Overview of Systematic Reviews. Scientific Reports, 7, 3369. CHUNG, V.C.*, HO, R.S.#, LIU, S., CHONG, M., LEUNG, A., YIP, B., GRIFFITHS, S., ZEE, B., WU, J., SIT, R., LAU, A., WONG, S. 2016. Electroacupuncture and splinting versus splinting alone to treat carpal tunnel syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. Canadian Medical Association Journal, DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.151003. MAO, C., FU, X. H., YUAN, J. Q., YANG, Z. Y., CHUNG, V. C., QIN, Y., HUANG, Y., TAM, W. W., KWONG, J. S. XIE, W. & TANG, J. L. 2015. Tong-xin-luo capsule for patients with coronary heart disease after percutaneous coronary intervention. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 5, doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD010237.pub2. CHUNG, V. C., HO, R. S., WU, X., FUNG, D. H.#, LAI, X., WU, J. C. & WONG, S. Y. 2015. Are meta-analyses of Chinese herbal medicine trials trustworthy and clinically applicable? A cross-sectional study. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 162, 47-54. CHUNG, V. C.*, MA, P. H., HONG, L. C. & GRIFFITHS, S. M. 2012. Organizational determinants of interprofessional collaboration in integrative health care: systematic review of qualitative studies. PLoS One, 7(11), e50022. CHUNG, V. C.*, HILLIER, S., LAU, C. H., WONG, S., YEOH, E. K. & GRIFFITHS, S. M. 2011. Referral to and attitude towards traditional Chinese medicine amongst western medical doctors in postcolonial Hong Kong. Social Science & Medicine, 72, 247-255.
Prof 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, Human Capital Management and Change Management Sectors of expertise: Aviation, Banking and International Governmental organisations