Tricia Yeoh is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the School of Politics, History and International Relations at the University of Nottingham Malaysia, where she is currently lecturing at.
She is currently on study leave from her position as Chief Operating Officer of IDEAS (Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs), an independent public policy think tank based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
She has served as Research Officer to the Selangor Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) at the Selangor State Government, Research Director of Institut Rakyat, and Director of the ASLI Centre for Public Policy Studies. She has also worked in the area of natural resource governance, having been Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator for then Revenue Watch Institute (now renamed as Natural Resource Governance Institute), an international non-profit organisation based in New York.
She is co-editor of “The Spirit of Merdeka”, editor of “The Road to Reform: Pakatan Rakyat in Selangor” and author of “States of Reform: Governing Selangor and Penang”. She has also contributed academic articles for several international publications. She is a regular columnist at theSun, Channel News Asia, and wrote for both Penang Monthly and Selangor Times previously. She writes on politics, public policy and socioeconomic issues regularly, and has delivered various presentations at national and international platforms. Her comments have been quoted in The Economist, Bloomberg and the International Herald Tribune amongst others.
Her documentary, “The Rights of the Dead”, which tells the story of the late Teoh Beng Hock who died in 2009 under the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s custody, won the Justin Louis Award at the FreedomFilmFest 2012 and was selected for screening at the 9th Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival 2013 in Doha, Qatar.
She is recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, conferred by the Selangor Sultan in 2011 (Pingat Jasa Kebaktian, PJK) and was awarded the Monash University Distinguished Alumni Award 2017. She sits on the Monash University Business School Industry Advisory Board.
Over the past 11 years, she has conducted research and writing on socioeconomic policy issues that impact Malaysia, which includes public presentations, policy recommendations, briefing papers, reports, and working closely with Government agencies, civil society organisations, the media, academia, political leaders and the private sector. Her interests lie in politics, public administration, national unity, and good governance. She hopes to work constructively towards a matured, united and well-governed Malaysia as its society seeks to collectively achieve common goals in the long-term nation building process.
Qualified with a BBusComm specialising in Econometrics and Marketing from Monash University, she holds a MSc. in Research Methods in Psychology from the University of Warwick.