Dr Sharon Quek is currently Principal Manager and heads the Research Management and Publications (RMP) Unit at the Research Division of IAL. This unit is responsible for the ethical review and evaluation of research projects, research grant requests and project variations at IAL as well as the publications and disseminations of research findings to IAL’s stakeholders.
Dr Quek is the team lead of the secretariat team that supports the administration of Workforce Development Applied Research Fund (WDARF), a national-level research fund for inter-disciplinary research in the areas of workforce development and lifelong learning. She is the deputy country manager (Singapore) for the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).
Dr Quek is also the Publishing Editor for IAL’s research publications, including IAL Advance, and is the Head of the Executive Editorial Team for the ongoing Springer publication of International Handbook for Educational Development in Asia Pacific (IHEDAP) that features education research in the Asia Pacific region.
Dr Quek is a certified ISO 9001:2015 internal auditor. She also spearheaded the development of the IAL Publications Management System to manage the workflow of collaborative writing, peer review, finalisation of papers and more, for RD publications. It is also used for the centralised storage of RD’s publication outputs.