Dr Nai Rui Chng

  • Research Associate (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate (Institute of Health & Wellbeing Social Sciences)

telephone: 0141 330 2100
email: NaiRui.Chng@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

Nai Rui Chng is a Political Scientist with an interest in the development and evaluation of complex interventions in health, social and environmental policy domains. He is a versatile qualitative researcher who works in high, middle and low-income countries.

Nai is currently researching on the evaluability of policies and programmes through his work on Evaluability Assessment at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit. He is also a Co-Investigator on SPEEDIER, a disease control intervention supporting the Philippine government’s vision of Rabies freedom by the year 2022. This work is based in the Institute of Health & Wellbeing (Scientists in Health).      

Previously, Nai worked on process evaluation of the Glasgow 'Deep End' Links Worker Programme, a social prescribing initiative. He also worked on EuroFIT, a gender-sensitised health promotion programme in a football setting. Nai was also based in What Works Scotland where he worked on operationalising the Capability Approach as a basis for public service reform in Health and Social Care.

Nai was a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute and holds a PhD in Political Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Nai Rui Chng is a current member of:

Nai Rui Chng’s PhD thesis from the LSE, ‘Even flow: Privatising water and mobilising power in the Philippines’, investigated the politics of privatisation and contentious collective action in the water sector, and local politics in the Philippines and the developing world. At the LSE, he also earned an MRes. in Political Science and an MSc. in Political Sociology. He received his B.A. (First class honours with distinction) in Politics from the University of York.

Nai Rui Chng also has a background in advocacy and development consultancy. He has worked for MPs in the Singapore Parliament and the British House of Commons. Previously active in Singapore’s civil society on migrant worker issues and human rights, he has also conducted research for international development agencies and local NGOs in Indonesia, the Philippines and the United Kingdom.


Research interests

o  Evaluation

  • Evaluability assessment
  • Capability Approach
  • Neglected tropical diseases (Rabies) and ‘One Health’
  • Social Prescribing in the UK
  • Environmental governance in China

o   Process evaluation

o   Implementation research

o   Qualitative & mixed methods

o   Co-production


Teaching

Nai guest-lectures on the postgraduate courses ‘Health and Culture’ (SPS5017) and ‘Themes in One Health’ (MED5500)

Courses previously taught

Political Social Movements (POLITIC4128)


Publications

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Number of items: 17.

2019

Hanlon, P. , Gray, C. M. , Chng, N. R. and Mercer, S. W. (2019) Does Self-Determination Theory help explain the impact of social prescribing? A qualitative analysis of patients’ experiences of the Glasgow ‘Deep-End’ Community Links Worker intervention. Chronic Illness, (Accepted for Publication)

Wentworth, D., Hampson, K. , Thumbi, S. M., Mwatondo, A., Wambura, G. and Chng, N. R. (2019) A social justice perspective on access to human rabies vaccines. Vaccine, (doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.01.065) (In Press)

Mercer, S. W. , Fitzpatrick, B., Grant, L., Chng, N. R. , McConnachie, A. , Bakhshi, A., James-Rae, G., O'Donnell, C. A. and Wyke, S. (2019) Effectiveness of community-links practitioners in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation. Annals of Family Medicine, (Accepted for Publication)

2018

Skivington, K. , Smith, M., Chng, N. R. , Mackenzie, M. , Wyke, S. and Mercer, S. W. (2018) Delivering a primary care-based social prescribing initiative: a qualitative study of the benefits and challenges. British Journal of General Practice, 68(672), e487-e494. (doi:10.3399/bjgp18X696617) (PMID:29784868) (PMCID:PMC6014416)

2017

Mercer, S. W. , Fitzpatrick, B., Grant, L., Chng, N. R. , O'Donnell, C. , Mackenzie, M. , McConnachie, A. , Bakhshi, A. and Wyke, S. (2017) The Glasgow ‘Deep End’ Links Worker Study Protocol: a quasi-experimental evaluation of a social prescribing intervention for patients with complex needs in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation. Journal of Comorbidity, 7(1), pp. 1-10. (doi:10.15256/joc.2017.7.102)

2014

Chng, N. R. and Munro, N. (2014) The Comparative Effectiveness of Participation in Environmental Governance in China and Europe. Project Report. EU-China Environmental Governance Programme. (Unpublished)

Munro, N. and Chng, N. R. (2014) First Steps Towards Evaluating the Effectiveness of Participation in Environmental Governance in China. Project Report. EU-China Environmental Governance Programme. (Unpublished)

2013

Chng, N. R. (2013) Regulatory mobilization and service delivery at the edge of the regulatory state. In: Dubash, N. K. and Morgan, B. (eds.) The Rise of the Regulatory State of the South: Infrastructure and Development in Emerging Economies. Series: Law and global governance. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780199677160 (doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677160.003.0008)

2012

Chng, N. R. (2012) Regulatory mobilization and service delivery at the edge of the regulatory state. Regulation and Governance, 6(3), pp. 344-361. (doi:10.1111/j.1748-5991.2012.01137.x)

2010

Chng, N. R. (2010) Public Resistance to Water Privatization? Regulatory Mobilization and the Moral Economy in Metropolitan Manila. Working Paper. European University Institute, Italy.

2009

Chng, N. R. (2009) Philippines: Civil Society Organisation Involvement in Urban Water Sector Reform. Project Report. WaterAid, London.

2008

Chng, N. R. (2008) Privatization and citizenship: local politics of water in the Philippines. Development, 51(1), pp. 42-48. (doi:10.1057/palgrave.development.1100444)

2007

Chng, N. R. (2007) Review of 'Social Movements: Experiences in the Philippines', by Aya Fabros, Joel Rocamora and Djorina Velasco (eds.). Kasarinlan: Philippine Journal of Third World Studies, 22(2), pp. 139-142. [Book Review]

Chng, N. R. (2007) The working committees: from fear to creative activism. In: Tan, K. P. (ed.) Renaissance Singapore? Economy, Culture, and Politics. National University of Singapore Press: Singapore. ISBN 9789971693770

2005

Chng, N. R. (2005) Low Income Consumers, Water and Sewerage Charges in the South West. Project Report. Office of Linda Gilroy MP. (Unpublished)

2002

Chng, N. R. (2002) Fragrance and fragments of civil society: reclaiming history. In: Singam, C. (ed.) Building Social Space in Singapore: The Working Committee’s Initiative in Civil Society Activism. Select Publishing: Singapore. ISBN 9789814022194

Chng, N. R. (2002) NGOs and Civil Society in Indonesia. Project Report. Yayasan Akatiga, Bandung, Indonesia.

This list was generated on Thu Sep 19 09:20:22 2019 BST.
Number of items: 17.

Articles

Hanlon, P. , Gray, C. M. , Chng, N. R. and Mercer, S. W. (2019) Does Self-Determination Theory help explain the impact of social prescribing? A qualitative analysis of patients’ experiences of the Glasgow ‘Deep-End’ Community Links Worker intervention. Chronic Illness, (Accepted for Publication)

Wentworth, D., Hampson, K. , Thumbi, S. M., Mwatondo, A., Wambura, G. and Chng, N. R. (2019) A social justice perspective on access to human rabies vaccines. Vaccine, (doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.01.065) (In Press)

Mercer, S. W. , Fitzpatrick, B., Grant, L., Chng, N. R. , McConnachie, A. , Bakhshi, A., James-Rae, G., O'Donnell, C. A. and Wyke, S. (2019) Effectiveness of community-links practitioners in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation. Annals of Family Medicine, (Accepted for Publication)

Skivington, K. , Smith, M., Chng, N. R. , Mackenzie, M. , Wyke, S. and Mercer, S. W. (2018) Delivering a primary care-based social prescribing initiative: a qualitative study of the benefits and challenges. British Journal of General Practice, 68(672), e487-e494. (doi:10.3399/bjgp18X696617) (PMID:29784868) (PMCID:PMC6014416)

Mercer, S. W. , Fitzpatrick, B., Grant, L., Chng, N. R. , O'Donnell, C. , Mackenzie, M. , McConnachie, A. , Bakhshi, A. and Wyke, S. (2017) The Glasgow ‘Deep End’ Links Worker Study Protocol: a quasi-experimental evaluation of a social prescribing intervention for patients with complex needs in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation. Journal of Comorbidity, 7(1), pp. 1-10. (doi:10.15256/joc.2017.7.102)

Chng, N. R. (2012) Regulatory mobilization and service delivery at the edge of the regulatory state. Regulation and Governance, 6(3), pp. 344-361. (doi:10.1111/j.1748-5991.2012.01137.x)

Chng, N. R. (2008) Privatization and citizenship: local politics of water in the Philippines. Development, 51(1), pp. 42-48. (doi:10.1057/palgrave.development.1100444)

Book Sections

Chng, N. R. (2013) Regulatory mobilization and service delivery at the edge of the regulatory state. In: Dubash, N. K. and Morgan, B. (eds.) The Rise of the Regulatory State of the South: Infrastructure and Development in Emerging Economies. Series: Law and global governance. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780199677160 (doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677160.003.0008)

Chng, N. R. (2007) The working committees: from fear to creative activism. In: Tan, K. P. (ed.) Renaissance Singapore? Economy, Culture, and Politics. National University of Singapore Press: Singapore. ISBN 9789971693770

Chng, N. R. (2002) Fragrance and fragments of civil society: reclaiming history. In: Singam, C. (ed.) Building Social Space in Singapore: The Working Committee’s Initiative in Civil Society Activism. Select Publishing: Singapore. ISBN 9789814022194

Book Reviews

Chng, N. R. (2007) Review of 'Social Movements: Experiences in the Philippines', by Aya Fabros, Joel Rocamora and Djorina Velasco (eds.). Kasarinlan: Philippine Journal of Third World Studies, 22(2), pp. 139-142. [Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Chng, N. R. and Munro, N. (2014) The Comparative Effectiveness of Participation in Environmental Governance in China and Europe. Project Report. EU-China Environmental Governance Programme. (Unpublished)

Munro, N. and Chng, N. R. (2014) First Steps Towards Evaluating the Effectiveness of Participation in Environmental Governance in China. Project Report. EU-China Environmental Governance Programme. (Unpublished)

Chng, N. R. (2010) Public Resistance to Water Privatization? Regulatory Mobilization and the Moral Economy in Metropolitan Manila. Working Paper. European University Institute, Italy.

Chng, N. R. (2009) Philippines: Civil Society Organisation Involvement in Urban Water Sector Reform. Project Report. WaterAid, London.

Chng, N. R. (2005) Low Income Consumers, Water and Sewerage Charges in the South West. Project Report. Office of Linda Gilroy MP. (Unpublished)

Chng, N. R. (2002) NGOs and Civil Society in Indonesia. Project Report. Yayasan Akatiga, Bandung, Indonesia.

This list was generated on Thu Sep 19 09:20:22 2019 BST.