Faculty

Weng Tat Hui

Position: Dean
Education Background: PhD (Economics) Australian National University
Research areas: Globalisation on labour markets impact, economic issues of migration, education, ageing and retirement

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Colin Knox

Position: Professor & Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
Education Background: Ph.D., Public Policy, 1989, Queen’s University, Belfast (UK)
Research Areas: Public Sector Reform, Public Management, Public Policy Evaluation and Divided Societies, Public Councils in Kazakhstan, Civil society in Kazakhstan, Quality of Life and Well-being.

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Riccardo Pelizzo

Position: Associate Professor
Education Background: Ph.D. in Political Science, 2004, The Johns Hopkins University
Research Areas: Political Development, Political Parties, Good Governance, Parliamentary Strengthening, and Anti-corruption

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Peter Howie

Position: Associate Professor
Education Background: Ph.D., Mineral Economics. 2002, Colorado School of Mines (USA)
Research Areas: Energy and Development issues, Mineral Policy, Research Methods

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Stefanos Xenarios

Position: Associate Professor Education Background: Ph.D., Environmental Economics, 2007, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences (Greece) Research Areas: Natural Resources Management, Environmental Policy and Economics, Decision Aiding Systems, Hydro-Economic modelling, Water-Energy-Food Nexus, Agricultural Policy and Rural Development, Stakeholder Analysis

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Omer F. Baris

Position: Assistant Professor
Education Background: Ph.D., Economics. 2012, Georgia State University (USA)
Research Areas: micro economic theory, game theory and bargaining, public economics, behavioral economics, behavioral public policy, social choice and welfare economics, and public choice.

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Aziz Burkhanov

Position: Assistant Professor
Education Background: Ph.D., Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University (USA)
Research Areas: Nationalism and Identity Theories, Identity Politics

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Saltanat Janenova

Position: Assistant Professor
Education Background: Ph.D., Social Policy. 2010, University of Edinburgh (UK)
Research Areas: Public management reforms in the post-Soviet Eurasia including public service quality improvement; ethics and corruption; civil service reforms; and open government

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Iftikhar Lodhi

Position: Assistant Professor Education Background: PhD in Public Policy, from LKYSPP, NUS, Singapore Research Areas: Public Policy (theory, analysis, and evaluation), Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods (Stata), International and Comparative Public Policy, International Relations and Institutions, Energy Security and Climate Change, Political and Regulatory Risk Analysis

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Serik Orazgaliyev

Position: Assistant Professor
Education Background: Ph.D., Politics and International Studies, 2016, University of Cambridge, Cambridge (UK)
Research Areas: Law and Public Policy, International Political Economy, Petroleum Resource Management

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Dina Sharipova

Position: Assistant Professor
Education Background: Ph.D. in Political Science from Indian University in 2013
Research Areas: Nation and state-building, formal and informal institutions, identity politics, and social capital in Central Asia

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Maxat Kassen

Position: Assistant Professor
Education Background: Ph.D. in Political Science
Research Areas: Government Information Policies, Open Data Politics, E-Government, Digital Politics, Political Decision Making, Public Sector Innovations, Decentralization and Federalism Studies, Political Communication and International Relations

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Simeon Nanovsky

Position: Post-Doctoral Scholar
Education Background: Ph.D in Economics from the University of Kentucky
Research Areas: International Economics; and Macroeconomics.

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Aray Ilyassova-Schoenfeld

Position: Post-Doctoral Scholar
Education Background: Ph.D in Public Policy, The university of Nottingham, UK
Research Areas: Public Policy (Policy Transfer, Policy Convergence, Policy Learning, Lesson-Drawing, Policy Diffusion), Education Policy (Higher Education, the Bologna Process), Policy-Making in post-Soviet countries

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Kanat Abdulla

Position: Post-Doctoral Scholar
Education Background: Ph.D in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Research Areas: Human capital and Macroeconomics

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Anna Chung

Position: Instructor
Education Background: PhD in Political Science, Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), PhD in Political Theory, LUISS Guido Carli (Italy)
Research Areas: Regional Cooperation in Northeast Asia, Environmental Governance, Innovation Policy

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Zhanibek Arynov

Position: Post-Doctoral Scholar
Education Background: Ph.D., International Relations, 2019, University of St Andrews, UK; MA, International Relations, 2014, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan
Research Areas: Central Asian geopolitics and security; EU-Central Asia relations; international identity; image and perception studies

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Basskaran Nair

Position: Visiting Professor
Education Background: Masters
Research Areas: Marketing, PR, Public Policy

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Kenneth Paul Tan

Position: Vice Dean (Academic Affairs) & Associate Professor
Education Background: Ph.D., Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK
Research Areas: Cities and urban policies, Education policy, Ethnicity and religion in Southeast Asia, Performance management and public values, Public-private partnerships, Singapore international relations, Singapore social policy, Social policy

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Eduardo Araral

Position: Vice Dean for Research and Associate Professor
Education Background: PhD (Public Policy) Indiana University-Bloomington
Research Areas: Climate change, Decentralisation and federalism, Regulatory policy, Sustainable development, Water management, governance and policy

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Zeger van der Wal

Position: Assistant Dean (Research) & Associate Professor
Education Background: PhD (Public Administration), VU University Amsterdam
Research Areas: Performance management and public values, Public-private partnerships

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Shreekant Gupta

Position: Adjunct Professor
Education Background: PhD (Economics), University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
Research Areas: Environment, Natural resources, Energy and urban issues, Microeconomics and Econometrics

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M Ramesh

Position: Professor
Education Background: PhD
Research Areas: Ageing, Development policy, Education policy, Health policy, Pensions and social security policy, Policy design and implementation, Social policy

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Phua Kai Hong

Position: Visiting Professor
Education Background: PhD (LSE), SM, AB cum laude (Harvard) University
Research Areas: Comparative Health Systems and Policies, Health Sector Reform, Public Health Management, Social Policy Evaluation

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Naomi Aoki

Position: Assistant Professor
Education Background: PhD in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in Syracuse, the United States
Research Areas: Administrative and Public Sector Reform, Decentralisation and Federalism

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Leong Ching

Position: Assistant Professor
Education Background: Master of Arts (Journalism), University of London, MBA in Information Technology, Surrey University, MA in Philosophy, National University of Singapore
Research Areas: Policies of Asia, Water Policy, Public Policy

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Nuno Delicado

Position: Lecturer
Education Background: Master in Sports Management from Université Claude Bernard in Lyon and an MBA with distinction from INSEAD
Research Areas: Negotiation, Dialogue, Facilitation and Consensus Building

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