​​By Dr Jeff Tan

Dr. Tan has two ongoing research projects on Malaysia.

The first centres on Islamisation and the religious bureaucracy where he is attempting to map and track the bureaucratisation of Islam and Islamisation of the bureaucracy in Malaysia using the lens of rent-seeking.

His second current research is based on a joint-proposal with Think City, a think tank in Malaysia, to develop and implement a people-centric resilience framework to map the needs of urban communities. The framework identifies a community’s hierarchy of needs, maps the inter-relationships between these needs, flags hazards, identifies key acupuncture points, and develops effective interventions.​