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
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:
- The Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health
- Scottish Centre for China Research
- Glasgow Centre for International Development
- The Sustainable Futures in Africa (SFA) Network
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.
- 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