NUS Partnership Awards
King’s and the National University of Singapore (NUS) each offer an annual Partnership Award that enables a member of staff at each university to spend time at the partner institution.
Awards made in 2012/13:
King's to NUS
Dr Carool Kersten, Department (Theology and Religious Studies, School of Arts & Humanities). Dr Kersten will be working with A/Prof Michael Feener from the Religion & Globalization Cluster at the Asia Research Institute to expand on the Southeast Asia component of King’s-TRS AHRC research grant application ‘Translating Cultures Transforming Societies’. He would also be conducting research for the monograph on the History of Islam in Southeast Asia.
Dr Samantha Westrop (Department of Haematological Medicine/Division of Cancer Studies, School of Medicine). Dr Westrop will be working with Prof Kam M. Hui at the National Cancer Centre to strengthen existing links between the two research groups for work on the synergistic activation of cellular immunity (CASAC) taking place in Singapore.
Dr Ramon Pacheco Pardo (Department of European & International Studies, School of Arts & Humanities). Dr Pacheco Pardo will be working with Prof Kanti Bajpai and colleagues at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy to gather information on research focusing on the roles of the Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation and the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office in the ASEAN+3/East Asia financial governance cooperation and doing a comparative analysis of the financial systems of ASEAN+3/East Asia countries.
Dr Hilde De Weerdt (Department of History, School of Arts & Humanities). Dr De Weerdt will be working with A/Prof Ong Chang Woei from the Department of Chinese Studies to strengthen links for collaborations involving overlapping interests in Chinese intellectual and social history, imperial and world history, comparative history as well as contemporary Chinese society.
Dr Darren Williams (MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, School of Biomedical Sciences). Dr Williams will be working with Dr Yusuke Toyoma at the Mechanobiology Institute on their joint project on the role nascent synaptic contacts play in generating neuronal arbour shape. They will also be discussing plans for and conducting experiments with their jointly-supervised PhD student.
Dr Naho Mirumachi (Department of Geography, School of Social Science & Public Policy). Dr Mirumachi will be working with Prof Lu Xixi from the Department of Geography on cumulative impact assessment of hydropower dam construction in the Mekong River basin, examining the role of science and impact assessment for better decision-making of river basin planning.
Dr Roberta Comunian (Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries, School of Arts & Humanities). Dr Comunian will be working with Prof Lily Kong from the Department of Geography to analyse local case studies and develop a clearer articulation of the relationship between teaching and research in arts and humanities in Singapore and the creative economy. This will contribute to her AHRC-funded research on the role of higher education institutions in shaping and developing national creative economies.
Previous NUS Fellowship Awards were made to:
King’s to NUS
Professor Noel Buckley (Neuroscience, Institute of Psychiatry), Professor Ashley Jackson (Defence Studies, School of Social Science & Public Policy), Mahvash Tavassoli (Oral Pathology, Dental Institute).
Dr Mike Antoniou (School of Medicine).
Dr Mike Curtis (School of Medicine).
Dr Cristina Legido Quigley (School of Biomedical Sciences).
NUS to King's
Associate Professor Hussin Mutalib and Associate Professor Soo Yeon Kim (Political Science Department), Associate Professor Thorsten Wohland (Chemistry Department), Associate Professor Low Boon Chuan (Department of Biological Sciences).
Associate Prof Neiladri Sinhababu (Faculty of Arts and Social Science) – joint degree programme in Philosophy.
Prof Paul Rae Alexander (Faculty of Arts and Social Science) – King’s-NUS joint PhD initiative in Theatre Studies.
Prof Ashraf Kassim (Faculty of Engineering) & Prof Tan Thiam Soon (Vice-Provost) – discussions on ‘The internship initiative’ and Prof Roger Tan (Faculty of Science)- partnership to build Biophysics and related mathematical/physical approaches in Biology and Forensic Science.
For more information about the NUS Partnership Award please contact Bee Ong, King's Worldwide Projects Officer.