KOH, Gillian 许林珠 |

KOH, Gillian 许林珠

Gillian Koh 许林珠

Gillian Koh 许林珠

Gillian Koh 许林珠
Contact Details

DID: +65 6516 8369
Fax: +65 6763 6033

Office Location

1C Cluny Road House 5
Singapore 259599


Dr Gillian Koh is Deputy Director (Research) at the Institute of Policy Studies and Senior Research Fellow and Head of its Politics and Governance research cluster which focuses on analysis relating to party and electoral politics, the development of civil society, state-society relations, citizen engagement in Singapore.  

She led the research teams that generated the three IPS Post-Election Surveys (2006, 2011, 2015) and two surveys on how Singapore residents coped with the 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis. Other surveys she has contributed to focus on Singaporeans’ sense of identity, rootedness and resilience.  In 2012, she was lead researcher on the IPS Prism project that generated scenarios of governance in Singapore in 2022 and in 2013, she was the lead researcher behind the IPS Conference on Civil Society held in November 2013. She has published several articles on the development of civil society in Singapore and is currently writing a book on that topic as well as opinion essays in her areas of research. She was co-editor of Migration and Integration in Singapore. Policies and Practice (Routledge, 2015).

Dr Koh gained her PhD in Sociological Studies from the University of Sheffield (UK) in 1995 where she also obtained her Master of Arts in Third World Studies in 1989.  She has been at IPS since.

Research Interests

Politics and governance, state-society relations, public consultation, development of civil society in Singapore



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