Leong Ching

Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Dean of Students, National University of Singapore 

Associate Professor Leong Ching’s work lies in making sense of apparently irrational environmental behaviour, including the refusal to use recycled water, underinvesting in water utilities, or decision-making in building dams and managing rivers. She uses narratives, perceptions and stories to understand collective public behaviour as well as environmental identities. Her field of research is focused on water institutions and governance in Asia. Assoc Prof Leong has graduate degrees in philosophy, information technology, and journalism. Before joining academia, she had a career in television and newspaper journalism.