Ora-orn  Poocharoen

  • Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Adjunct Associate Professor

National University of Singapore

469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

+65 6516 2541


Website: LKYSPP faculty page

Issues: Innovation and Economic Growth

About Ora-orn Poocharoen

Ora-orn Poocharoen is currently Dean, Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration at Chiang Mai University in Thailand (2015-2019), and Adjunct Associate Professor with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. Most recently, she has been appointed to the United Nation’s Committee of Experts on Public Administration (Jan 2018 – July 2021). Her research expertise includes public administration theory, comparative public management, network management, human resource management, co-production and public participation. Specific topics include the corruption of performance information, the role of consultants in the policy process, the emergence of secondary cities in South-East Asia and smart cities.


Currently, Professor Poocharoen is on the Smart City Committee for the province of Chiang Mai, Thailand (2017 onwards) and is the advisor to the Office of Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission, Thailand. She is also on the board of International Public Management Journal. With over 13 years of professional academic experience, Professor Poocharoen has advised and done research for various institutions in Thailand, including the Office of Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission, the Office of the Public Sector Development Commission, the Bureau of Budget and the World Bank, as well as for organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme, the German Agency for Technical Cooperation, Transparency International, the Asia Foundation, and Oxfam, to name a few. She has also provided consultation services to the Indonesian Government on talent management in the public sector.


Ph.D. Public Administration, Syracuse University, 2005
LL.M. Political Science, University of Tokyo, 2000
LL.B. International Relations, Hitotsubashi University, 1998
I.B. Diploma, United World College of the Pacific (Pearson), 1992