Personal profile


I am Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Monash University, Indonesia. I hold a Ph.D. in public policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. I have previously taught at the School of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences, Singapore University of Social Sciences, and was a visiting Fox International Fellow at the MacMillan Centre for International and Area Studies, Yale University.

I have a diverse academic background and extensive experience of consulting and working with governments, academic institutions, community-based organizations and international agencies, including the World Bank, ILO, IDRC and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for developing, implementing and evaluating field action research projects in India.

Research interests

I specialize in public policy and public administration with a keen interest in health policy and health systems, public systems, social policy and development. My research is centered around public sector reform and the governance challenges of public service delivery in resource-poor settings, transitional economies and non-Western contexts, particularly South and Southeast Asia. My work touches on themes of policy design, dynamics of policy change, performance management, market-based governance, competition and quasi-markets, collaborative governance, public-private partnership, data-driven policymaking, knowledge translation and policy-induced social inequities.

Monash teaching commitment

University Service

Member, Monash Indonesia Research Committee, 2021 Onwards

Member, Monash Early Career Network Committee (sub-committee of Monash Research Commit- tee), 2022 Onwards

Supervision interests

I am available to supervise Ph.D. students interested in the organization, management and governance of public systems and services, dynamics of policy change and reform, market-based governance, competition, quasi-markets and public-private partnerships, performance management in public organizations, data-driven policymaking, social inequality in public policy and policy-induced inequities. Sector wise, my primary expertise is in health policy and health systems but I am open to supervision in other policy arenas, as long as the themes align with at least one of my areas of expertise and research interests. Please get in touch to discuss potential plans or ideas. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. in Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Award Date: 30 Nov 2021

Master of Hospital Administration, Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Award Date: 7 May 2008

Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery, Goa University

Award Date: 17 Dec 2005

Research area keywords

  • Public Policy
  • Policy Process
  • Governance
  • Policy Design
  • Public Administration
  • Health Policy and Systems

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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