Staff


Arul Indrasen Chib_PPCAssociate Prof. Arul Chib
, Director of SiRC and SIRCA III Prorgramme Lead Arul Chib, PhD, studies mobile phone healthcare (mHealth) systems, investigating the key factors influencing the adoption of technology for positive health outcomes, and has engaged in the design and development of healthcare technology systems spanning online and mobile platforms. He has over 100 research publications and conference presentations.Dr. Chib won the 2011 Prosper.NET-Scopus Award for the use of ICTs for sustainable development, accompanied by a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He has been awarded fellowships at Ludwig Maxmilians University and University of Southern California. He serves on the editorial boards of Human Communication Research, Communication Yearbook, and Mobile Media and Communication, and is Senior Editor of The Electronic journal for Information Systems in Developing Countries.Dr. Chib’s research in as many as nine countries has been profiled in the media ranging from the United Nations Chronicle to the Singaporean press. He has lectured at numerous global events and presented the keynote speech at the Media Health Communication Conference 2012 in Munich. He is the General Conference Chair for ICTD2015, and a member of the organizing committees of the IFIP 8.6 2013 and ICTD 2012. Greater details may be found here.

Caitlin_WebCaitlin M. Bentley
, Research Associate Caitlin is in the final stages of completing her PhD at the ICT4D Research Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her thesis explored the role of technology in mediating relationships between bilateral donors and civil society organisations (CSO). She is particularly interested in how technology can improve learning and accountability, specifically through opening up participation, collaboration and knowledge sharing processes. In 2012, Caitlin was awarded a fellowship with the UK’s Software Sustainability Institute as well as a Slawson Award for fieldwork from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Caitlin has worked as a knowledge officer, social media strategist, and development project coordinator for development organisations in Canada. In her career, she has worked with over 20 CSOs in several African countries, and as such her research is grounded in the practical and strategic needs of CSO workers and their target groups. Caitlin will be assisting the Centre in managing the research activities of SIRCA III, and will also be contributing to theory building and empirical research within the programme.

sandySandy Pek
, Finance Officer Sandy graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business majoring in both management and marketing from the University of Newcastle, Australia. Upon her graduation, she was engaged by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to run the Asia Journalism Fellowship Programme, an initiative by Temasek Foundation and NTU. She served as the finance and logistic manager at the prestigious Seventh International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD 2015), held in Singapore. Currently, she handles the administrative and finance matters in SiRC; particularly pertaining to local and international grants, and serves as the Finance and Logistics Manager for SIRCA III Programme. In her leisure time, Sandy enjoys travelling and exploring new places.

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