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Professor Brenda Yeoh, co-principal investigator, oversees the Asian Metacentre Headquarters. She read geography at Cambridge University and went on to complete her doctorate studies at Oxford University. Since 1991, she has been lecturing at the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore. She is on the editorial advisory boards of the Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography , the Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, Asia-Pacific Migration Journal, Cultural Geographies (formerly Ecumene) and Gender, Place and Culture. She is the Singapore coordinator of the Asia-Pacific Migration Research Network, a full member of the International Geographical Union’s Geography and Gender Commission.
Brenda Yeoh is a social geographer whose main interest in population-related studies lies in migration, family and gender issues. She has in recent years completed, in collaboration with other colleagues, research projects on modes of childcare in Singapore, migrant women as paid domestic labour in the Southeast Asian context and Singaporean skilled migration to China. Currently, she is involved in several collaborative research projects including Transnational Labour Migration and the Family in Southeast Asia; and Intergenerational Relationships, Fertility and the Family in Singapore.
Brenda Yeoh has published several books including Gender and Migration (Edward Elgar, 2000 with Katie Willis) and Gender Politics in the Asia-Pacific Region (Routledge, 2002, with Peggy Teo and Shirlena Huang), over 60 articles in internationally refereed journals, some 40 book chapters and Approaching Transnationalism (Kluwer, with M. Charney and Tong C. K.) as well as various research reports.