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Lisa Lim

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy

Research interests

Policy Communication

-Social media in policy communication/ The effect of using social media in governments

-Public policy and social media/ How does social media influence policy/ The role of social media in policy process and formulation


Education for Development

-Policy formation in technical and vocational education training (TVET) with governments/ pre-service teacher training programs, in-service teacher professional development programs, curriculum development, and assessment frameworks  

Personal profile

Dr. Lisa Lim is an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy (Nazarbayev University). She has a PhD degree in Education from the University of Rochester, USA. Prior to joining the GSPP, she held a Visiting Professor position at the KDI School of Public Policy and Management in South Korea. Her teaching experience includes Principles of Strategic Communication, Communicating Through Social Media, Writing for Policy Audiences, Creating & Delivering Policy Presentations, and Youth Leaders Policy Communication.


As an international consultant, she has more than 15 years of experience in communicating and participating in policy processes with numerous government agencies and international development organizations such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), USAID, JICA, and KOICA, in South Asia, Africa, and Southeast Asia contexts. Her policy communication experience also involved writing reports and delivering presentations to consulting firms, government agencies, think tanks, and advocacy groups; and policy recommendations for various education programs in low and middle-income countries. 

Research Output

The Past as a Burden: Washers of the Dead between Merit and Stigma
2013, In : Asien. The German Journal on Contemporary Asia. 129, p. 51-72

Association between country preparedness indicators and quality clinical care for cardiovascular disease risk factors in 44 lower- And middle-income countries: A multicountry analysis of survey data
November 2020, In : PLoS Medicine. 17, 11, e1003268,

Agricultural water storage in an era of Climate Change: assessing need and effectiveness in Africa
2013, In : IWMI Research Report.

Pathway analysis and transcriptomics improve protein identification by shotgun proteomics from samples comprising small number of cells - a benchmarking study
December 2014, In : BMC Genomics. 15, S1,