DR DIANA CHEONG (Executive Director and Chief Researcher)

Dr Diana Cheong is the Executive Director and Chief Researcher at the Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies (CSPS) and heads research and other core activities at CSPS. She specialises in Sociology, Public Policy and Economic Development. Her experience in the policy analysis field spans more than 18 years and she is a leading Policy Researcher and Consultant in Brunei.

She has conducted pioneering research work in Brunei in the areas of poverty, unemployment, youth development, work and productivity issues.

She successfully led several research projects on Brunei including a number of studies on  Brunei Futures and Strategic Foresight, Youth and Drug Abuse,  Poverty Studies, Unemployment Studies, Feasibility Study on Alternative Energy Sources,  Social Problems Among Young People , Blueprint For Vision 2035 Sustainable And Inclusive Land Transportation System , White Paper on Making Brunei Darussalam the Preferred Holiday Destination, Land Optimisation National Strategy for Industrial and Commercial Growth, Financial Literacy Survey and National Strategy and the Formulation of Brunei National Youth Policy and Strategy 2020-35. She leads in designing and facilitating Executive Development Programmes particularly within the field of Public Policy Analysis, Survey Research Methods, Strategic Planning and Strategic Foresight.

DR GIUSEPPE RIZZO (Senior Researcher)

Dr Giuseppe Rizzo is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies (CSPS) and heads the Economics & Finance Unit. He has more than 10 years of research and public policy experience. His current research focuses on development economics, labour markets, and industrial trends.

DR KOH WEE CHIAN (Researcher)

Dr Koh Wee Chian is a Researcher at the Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies (CSPS) and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) School of Business and Economics. His research interests are in international and development economics, focusing on resource-rich economies. He has worked on a broad range of policy areas including fiscal policy, economic diversification, productivity, unemployment, energy, transport, trade facilitation, and SME development.

DR AZRINAH RAHMAN (Researcher)

Dr Azrinah is a Researcher at the Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies (CSPS) and heads the Public and Social Policy Unit. She is also the Co-Vice Head of Brunei Futures Initiative (BFI). Her current research interest includes those on future skills and education, family and work-balance policies, intergenerational solidarity, gender disparity and women’s status in society, and early childhood development.

YUZILAWATI ABDULLAH (Associate Researcher)

Yuzilawati Abdullah is an Associate Researcher at the Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies (CSPS). With a background in Energy Economics and Islamic Banking & Finance, Yuzilawati began her career in the petroleum industry where she gained extensive experience having held various roles in research and analyses of upstream and downstream projects.

DR KARTINI RAHMAN (Associate Researcher)

Dr Kartini Rahman is an Associate Researcher at the Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies (CSPS) since 2013. Kartini has a PhD in Gerontology from University of Southampton, UK. She has a Masters of Science (MSc) in Social Research from London Metropolitan University, UK, and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology and Politics from the University of Kent, UK.

PG REDHUAN PG RAJAK (Associate Researcher)

Redhuan Rajak is an Associate Researcher at the Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies (CSPS). His main responsibility is to manage and carry out research in the fields of economics and social policy. Redhuan has been involved in numerous research projects using strategic foresight and and strategic management techniques.

NUR IZZATI HAJI SHAHARI (Associate Researcher)

Izzati Shahari is an Associate Researcher at the Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies (CSPS). Izzati has an Msc in Social Statistics (Research Methods) and a BSc in Applied Social Sciences (Criminology) from the University of Southampton, UK.