Dr Nai Rui Chng

  • Research Fellow (MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit)
  • Research Associate (Infectious Disease Ecology)
  • Research Associate (School of Education)
  • Associate (School of Health & Wellbeing)

telephone: 0141 330 2100
email: NaiRui.Chng@glasgow.ac.uk
pronouns: He/him/his

MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, School of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Clarice Pears Building, 90 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8TB

Import to contacts

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0238-4103

Biography

I am a political scientist researching and teaching in the field of evaluation science and practice. I work at the interface of human, animal and environmental health (One Health) and I seek to understand how complex interventions can be designed, implemented, and evaluated to achieve impact for the health and well being of our planet.

My work on One Health is interdisciplinary and is currently organised around the following 3 projects across 3 Schools at the University of Glasgow:

At the School of Health & Wellbeing (MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit), I lead on evaluability assessment on the NIHR-funded PHIRST project to support UK local authorities with evidence-based policymaking & service delivery in public health.

At the School of Biodiversity, One Health & Veterinary Medicine, I am developing a monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) framework to support the global target of ending human deaths from dog-mediated rabies by 2030. SPEEDIER is funded by MRC/NEWTON and Wellcome.

At the School of Education, I am a Co-Investigator on the NERC-funded GALLANT aiming to develop whole-systems solutions for a just and sustainable transition delivered at the city scale in Glasgow.

I am also the Founding Director of Good Evaluation, a social venture supported by Aspect (A SHAPE Platform for Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Transformation).

I am a current member of:

 

Research interests

Themes

  • Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Rabies
  • One Health
  • Planetary Health
  • Capability Approach

Methods & Approaches

  • Evaluability Assessment
  • Developing & evaluating complex interventions 
  • Implementation Research
  • Process Evaluation
  • Qualitative & mixed methods
  • Co-production
  • Facilitation

 

Others

  • Social Prescribing in the UK
  • Environmental governance in China

Publications

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Jump to: 2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2005 | 2002
Number of items: 30.

2024

Woodrow, N., Gillespie, D., Kitchin, L., O’Brien, M., Chapman, S., Chng, N. R. , Passey, A., Aquino, M. R. J., Clarke, Z. and Goyder, E. (2024) Reintroducing face-to-face support alongside remote support to form a hybrid stop smoking service in England: a formative mixed methods evaluation. BMC Public Health, 24(1), 718. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-024-18235-0) (PMID:38448869) (PMCID:PMC10916048)

2023

Naylor, L. A. , Zheng, Y., Munro, N. , Stanton, A., Wang, W., Chng, N. R. , Oliver, D. M., Dungait, J. A.J. and Waldron, S. (2023) Bringing social science into Critical Zone science: exploring smallholder farmers’ learning preferences in Chinese human-modified critical zones. Earth's Future, 11(9), e2022EF003. (doi: 10.1029/2022EF003472)

Swedberg, C. et al. (2023) Using Integrated Bite Case Management to estimate the burden of rabies and evaluate surveillance in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. One Health and Implementation Research, 3, pp. 77-96. (doi: 10.20517/ohir.2023.02) (PMID:37841079) (PMCID:PMC7615207)

Bunn, C. et al. (2023) How European Fans in Training (EuroFIT), a lifestyle change program for men delivered in football clubs, achieved its effect: a mixed methods process evaluation embedded in a randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 23, 526. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-023-15419-y) (PMID:36941552) (PMCID:PMC10026416)

Munro, N. , Chng, N. R. and Chen, L. (2023) Green shoots of revival: political leadership and the differentiation of space in a “Zero Pollution Village” in rural Zhejiang, China. Capitalism Nature Socialism, (doi: 10.1080/10455752.2023.2178945) (Early Online Publication)

Zucca, C. , McCrorie, P. , Johnstone, A. , Chambers, S. , Chng, N. R. , Traynor, O. and Martin, A. (2023) Outdoor nature-based play in early learning and childcare centres: identifying the determinants of implementation using causal loop diagrams and social network analysis. Health and Place, 79, 102955. (doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2022.102955) (PMID:36565541)

2022

Traynor, O. , Martin, A. , Johnstone, A. , Chng, N. R. , Kenny, J. and Mccrorie, P. (2022) A low-cost method for understanding how nature-based early learning and childcare impacts on children’s health and wellbeing. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 889828. (doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.889828) (PMID:35814071) (PMCID:PMC9260060)

Swedberg, C., Mazeri, S., Mellanby, R. J., Hampson, K. and Chng, N. R. (2022) Implementing a One Health approach to rabies surveillance: lessons from integrated bite case management. Frontiers in Tropical Diseases, 3, 829132. (doi: 10.3389/fitd.2022.829132) (PMID:36945698) (PMCID:PMC7614337)

Traynor, O. , Mccrorie, P. , Chng, N. R. and Martin, A. (2022) Evaluating outdoor nature-based early learning and childcare provision for children aged 3-years: protocol of a feasibility and pilot quasi-experimental design. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(12), 7461. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph19127461) (PMID:35742709) (PMCID:PMC9224218)

2021

Chng, N. R. , Hawkins, K., Fitzpatrick, B., O'Donnell, C. , Mackenzie, M. , Wyke, S. and Mercer, S. (2021) Implementing social prescribing in primary care in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation: process evaluation of the ‘Deep End’ community links worker programme. British Journal of General Practice, 71(713), e912-e920. (doi: 10.3399/BJGP.2020.1153) (PMID:34019479) (PMCID:PMC8463130)

Røynesdal, Ø. B. et al. (2021) Exploring the provision and motives behind the adoption of health-promotion programmes in professional football clubs across four European countries. PLoS ONE, 16(11), e0259458. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0259458) (PMID:34797842) (PMCID:PMC8604315)

Chng, N. R. , Craig, P. and Mccrorie, P. (2021) Cargo Bike Library Evaluability Assessment. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Hanlon, P. , Gray, C. M. , Chng, N. R. and Mercer, S. W. (2021) 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, 17(3), pp. 173-188. (doi: 10.1177/1742395319845427) (PMID:31053038)

2019

Mccrorie, P. , Chng, N. R. and Craig, P. (2019) Evaluability Assessment - Sustrans I Bike Communities Programme. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

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, 17(6), pp. 518-525. (doi: 10.1370/afm.2429) (PMID:31712290)

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, 37(S1), A3-A5. (doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.01.065) (PMID:30952501)

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 Fri Jul 19 13:10:48 2024 BST.
Number of items: 30.

Articles

Woodrow, N., Gillespie, D., Kitchin, L., O’Brien, M., Chapman, S., Chng, N. R. , Passey, A., Aquino, M. R. J., Clarke, Z. and Goyder, E. (2024) Reintroducing face-to-face support alongside remote support to form a hybrid stop smoking service in England: a formative mixed methods evaluation. BMC Public Health, 24(1), 718. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-024-18235-0) (PMID:38448869) (PMCID:PMC10916048)

Naylor, L. A. , Zheng, Y., Munro, N. , Stanton, A., Wang, W., Chng, N. R. , Oliver, D. M., Dungait, J. A.J. and Waldron, S. (2023) Bringing social science into Critical Zone science: exploring smallholder farmers’ learning preferences in Chinese human-modified critical zones. Earth's Future, 11(9), e2022EF003. (doi: 10.1029/2022EF003472)

Swedberg, C. et al. (2023) Using Integrated Bite Case Management to estimate the burden of rabies and evaluate surveillance in Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. One Health and Implementation Research, 3, pp. 77-96. (doi: 10.20517/ohir.2023.02) (PMID:37841079) (PMCID:PMC7615207)

Bunn, C. et al. (2023) How European Fans in Training (EuroFIT), a lifestyle change program for men delivered in football clubs, achieved its effect: a mixed methods process evaluation embedded in a randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 23, 526. (doi: 10.1186/s12889-023-15419-y) (PMID:36941552) (PMCID:PMC10026416)

Munro, N. , Chng, N. R. and Chen, L. (2023) Green shoots of revival: political leadership and the differentiation of space in a “Zero Pollution Village” in rural Zhejiang, China. Capitalism Nature Socialism, (doi: 10.1080/10455752.2023.2178945) (Early Online Publication)

Zucca, C. , McCrorie, P. , Johnstone, A. , Chambers, S. , Chng, N. R. , Traynor, O. and Martin, A. (2023) Outdoor nature-based play in early learning and childcare centres: identifying the determinants of implementation using causal loop diagrams and social network analysis. Health and Place, 79, 102955. (doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2022.102955) (PMID:36565541)

Traynor, O. , Martin, A. , Johnstone, A. , Chng, N. R. , Kenny, J. and Mccrorie, P. (2022) A low-cost method for understanding how nature-based early learning and childcare impacts on children’s health and wellbeing. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 889828. (doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.889828) (PMID:35814071) (PMCID:PMC9260060)

Swedberg, C., Mazeri, S., Mellanby, R. J., Hampson, K. and Chng, N. R. (2022) Implementing a One Health approach to rabies surveillance: lessons from integrated bite case management. Frontiers in Tropical Diseases, 3, 829132. (doi: 10.3389/fitd.2022.829132) (PMID:36945698) (PMCID:PMC7614337)

Traynor, O. , Mccrorie, P. , Chng, N. R. and Martin, A. (2022) Evaluating outdoor nature-based early learning and childcare provision for children aged 3-years: protocol of a feasibility and pilot quasi-experimental design. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(12), 7461. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph19127461) (PMID:35742709) (PMCID:PMC9224218)

Chng, N. R. , Hawkins, K., Fitzpatrick, B., O'Donnell, C. , Mackenzie, M. , Wyke, S. and Mercer, S. (2021) Implementing social prescribing in primary care in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation: process evaluation of the ‘Deep End’ community links worker programme. British Journal of General Practice, 71(713), e912-e920. (doi: 10.3399/BJGP.2020.1153) (PMID:34019479) (PMCID:PMC8463130)

Røynesdal, Ø. B. et al. (2021) Exploring the provision and motives behind the adoption of health-promotion programmes in professional football clubs across four European countries. PLoS ONE, 16(11), e0259458. (doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0259458) (PMID:34797842) (PMCID:PMC8604315)

Hanlon, P. , Gray, C. M. , Chng, N. R. and Mercer, S. W. (2021) 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, 17(3), pp. 173-188. (doi: 10.1177/1742395319845427) (PMID:31053038)

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, 17(6), pp. 518-525. (doi: 10.1370/afm.2429) (PMID:31712290)

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, 37(S1), A3-A5. (doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.01.065) (PMID:30952501)

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. , Craig, P. and Mccrorie, P. (2021) Cargo Bike Library Evaluability Assessment. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

Mccrorie, P. , Chng, N. R. and Craig, P. (2019) Evaluability Assessment - Sustrans I Bike Communities Programme. Project Report. University of Glasgow, Glasgow.

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 Fri Jul 19 13:10:48 2024 BST.

Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • PHIRST - Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL)
    National Institute for Health Research
    2023 - 2025
     
  • Improving implementation and operation of a One Health platform to combat rabies in Malawi
    The Research Council of Norway
    2022 - 2027
     
  • NERC Strategic Programme Call
    Natural Environment Research Council
    2022 - 2027
     
  • Realistic Medicine Evaluability Assessment
    Scottish Government
    2019 - 2019
     

Supervision

Teaching

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

Courses previously taught

Political Social Movements (POLITIC4128)