Visiting Scholar
Dr Judith Ennew
Appointed 10 to 31 October 2004

 
       
Dr Judith Ennew is Visiting Scholar at the Asian MetaCentre during 10-31 October 2004. She is a social anthropologist by training and currently Senior Research Associate in the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge. From 1994 to 2000 she was Visiting Fellow at the Department of Anthropology, Goldsmith's College, University of London. She has been Fellow and Council member of the Royal Anthropological Institute (1990 4), and a member of the Preliminary Board of Childwatch International (1992-5). In 2001 she was elected to the Academy of Learned Societies in the Social Sciences.

Although beginning her career by studying the Outer Hebrides of Scotland (The Western Isles Today, 1976), Judith has been an activist and researcher in children's rights since 1979, the United Nations International Year of the Child, specialising in issues concerning child workers, 'street children' and child sexual exploitation, both as pure research and advising on policy development and programme planning for inter governmental and non governmental aid organisations. Her publications in this field include The sexual exploitation of children (1986), Street and working children: A guide to planning (1994, reprinted 2000), and How to research the physical and emotional punishment of children (with Dominique Pierre Plateau, 2004). She has worked in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe on children's rights and child labour issues, and is currently based in Bangkok.

Although she is a social anthropologist, Judith worked with large data sets in several countries during the 1990s, as Director of the Childwatch International Monitoring Children's Rights Project, a demonstration project to improve the quality of data used in national reports to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. Over the past decade, she has increasingly concentrated on teaching rights-based, participatory methods of research with children. During her time at the Asian MetaCentre she will be developing a paper on child research needs in Asia-Pacific, which is linked to the organisation of a Conference on Asia-Pacific Childhoods planned for July 2006 in NUS.

 

    Visiting Scholar
Ms Avanti Iyer
Appointed 1 July 2002 to 30 November 2002
 
       
         

Ms Avanti Iyer was at the Asian MetaCentre from July till November 2002 for the internship programme of her Masters in Health Sciences degree in the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She was researching on the health effects of migration for the foreign female domestic labourers in Singapore. Her research interests include determinants of health and mortality in the United States as well as in the developing world.

 

    Visiting Scholar
Dr Nicola Piper
Appointed 13 August 2003 to 22 August 2003
 
       
         

Dr Nicola Piper was Visiting Scholar at the Asian MetaCentre from 13-22 August 2003, and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Sheffield in the UK. Her research has revolved around various aspects of international labour migration. She is the author of the book Racism, Nationalism and Citizenship (1998), the co-editor of the volumes Women and Work in Globalising Asia (2002), Wife or Worker? Asians Marriage and Migration (Rowman&Littlefield, 2003), Transnational Activism in Asia – Problems of power and democracy (Routledge, 2004), as well as various journal articles. UNESCO recently commissioned her to write a report on the identification of the obstacles to the ratification of the 1990 UN Convention on the Rights of All Migrant Workers and their Families in the Asia Pacific, for which she also conducted research in Singapore. Her current project focuses on the intersection of international law (HR and labour rights) and civil society activism from the perspective of foreign migrant workers.

 

    Visiting Scholar
Professor Yasuhiko Saito
Appointed 05 July 2004 to 29 July 2004
 
       
         

Professor Yasuhiko Saito was Visiting Scholar at the Asian MetaCentre from 15-28 July 2004. He is a Research Associate Professor at the Center for Information Networking, Nihon University, Japan. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Southern California. His areas of specialization are demography and issues of aging and health. His current work is on methodological issues of health expectancy calculation, health expectancy in Japan, Asia as well as in the US. He is heading a longitudinal study of Aging in Japan.

 

 
   


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