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We are an international network of highly-skilled researchers and other experts, distributed around the world.


Our multidisciplinary and multilingual pool of subject-matter experts consists of the following people covering several areas of expertise:


Anja Wessels (Dipl.-Psych.) is a graduate psychologist and research, data and engineering scientist. She has over 20 years of international research experience in both quantitative and qualitative research designs, methods and analysis procedures, covering different domains and user groups. As founder and director of Research Across Borders, her current research interests involve the contemporary collection of large-scale and mixed-method empirical evidence.


Sudev Suthendran (B.Psych (Hons)) is a trainee clinical psychologist and volunteer research consultant at the Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME) in Singapore. His research and clinical interests include psychological issues of and intervention for under-served and marginalised communities, eating disorders and trauma as well as psychological service development and evaluation. At Research Across Borders, he oversees research projects related to migrant workers' mental health. 


Thein Than Win (M.B, B.S, MPA) is a national consultant for the Prison Health Care Programme of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and a medical doctor with Médecins Sans Frontières in Myanmar. He graduated from the University of Medicine, Yangon, Myanmar, and from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, with a Master in Public Administration. Thein Than worked for the Singapore Health Promotion Board, as director for health education and research for the Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics (HOME), and as an independent consultant with different organizations for research, training and capacity building projects for regional governments, international organizations and civil society groups in Myanmar.    


Yasmin Lalani (PhD) is an interdisciplinary researcher anchored in the field of education with subfield expertise in gender studies and health. She has over a decade of international experience working with non-profit organizations and universities on studies in education, HIV/AIDS and mental health with diverse stakeholder groups.  Yasmin received her PhD from the University of Toronto and is currently a Research Associate investigating dementia and caregiving in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University, Canada.

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