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LEE, Justin 李兴业

Justin Lee 李兴业

Research Fellow

Justin Lee 李兴业
Contact Details

DID: +65 6601 1419
Fax: +65 6777 0700

Office Location

1C Cluny Road House 5
Singapore 259599


Profile

Dr Justin Lee is a Research Fellow in the Society and Identity research cluster at the Institute of Policy Studies.  

He has substantive interests in issues relating to disadvantaged populations, and has done research on the social inclusion of people with disabilities, proper end-of-life planning for vulnerable seniors and the re-integration of ex-offenders.

He is also interested in the non-profit sector at large, and has been paying keen attention to the role and strengths of new and untapped resources like game designers, community artists and other social innovators.

In his previous position as Senior Research Fellow at the National Council of Social Service, Justin led needs-assessment projects, helped design programmes and conducted evaluation studies in partnership with various Voluntary Welfare Organisations.

He is also Chairman of ArtsWok Collaborative, a non-profit organisation, which seeks to connect communities by harnessing the power of the arts to create dialogue, invite social participation and build bridges across difference.

Research Interests

Non-profits; philanthropy and voluntarism; social services; design thinking and social innovation; community arts; community development; participatory research and qualitative methodology

Publications

  • Lee, J., & Sim, J. L. (2016). Arts-based community engagement in Singapore: Success stories, challenges and the way forward. In Handbook of research on the facilitation of civic engagement through community arts (pp. 391–411). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Lee, J., Mathew, M., & Wong, F. S. (2016). Enabling the inclusion of people with disabilities. Singapore: SG Enable.
  • Lee, J. (2016). Understanding financially vulnerable men in Singapore. Singapore: Tsao Foundation.
  • Lee, J., & Zhang, J. (2015, April). Social Service Research Network 2015: Mobilising assets to meet social needsIPS Update.
  • Lee, J., & Adnan, N. (2014). Evaluation study of pilot programme to integrate drug offenders with their families (Project SAFE). Singapore: National Council of Social Service.  

Op-eds/Commentaries

Conference Participation and Presentations/Speeches

  • Presenter, “Mobilising diverse community assets to meet social needs”, at Topophilia and Topophobia: A Multi-Pronged Community Engagement Project on Migrant Workers and the City, The Substation, Singapore, 25 September 2016.
  • Presenter, “What counts as inclusion for people with disabilities at work?”, at the Institute of Policy Studies Conference on Managing Diversity in Singapore, Singapore, 5 August 2016.
  • Presenter, “Open collaboration to identify social needs and mobilise collective solutions”, at Institute of Policy Studies – National Youth Council Roundtable on Open Collaboration, Singapore, 16 July 2016.
  • Presenter, “Lessons from constructing a sector-wide innovation strategy for the social services in Singapore”, at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Conference, Chicago, 20 November 2015.
  • Presenter, “An analytic framework to support open collaboration needs assessment”, at the American Evaluation Association Conference, Chicago, 11 November 2015.

Courses taught

  • Basic Programme Planning, Organising and Evaluation Skills, Social Service Institute, Singapore.
  • Basic Concepts in Sociology, Higher Diploma in Social Service, Social Service Institute, Singapore.
  • Science, Technology and Society, Biotechnology and Society, General Education Cluster, UCLA.
  • Historical Sociology, Stansfield College, Singapore.
  • Principles of Sociology, Stansfield College, Singapore.

Awards

  • Postgraduate Research Scholarship (2000). Awarded by National University of Singapore.

Committees/Directorships

  • Chairperson, ArtsWok Collaborative
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