Anne Quah

Geoffry T Fong
ITC Asia Project Manager 

Phone: 519-888-4567 x x38179

Office: PAS 3237

Email: ackquah@artsmail.uwaterloo.ca

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Interviewing Methods
  • Methods and Principles of Translation
  • Translation and Culture
  • Translation and Technology
  • Contrastive Linguistics

About Anne Quah

As the Project Manager for International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project  for the Asian region (ITC Asia), Anne primarily oversee the day-to-day management of the survey projects in ITC SEA (Southeast Asian countries: Malaysia and Thailand) in collaboration with National Poison Centre, Universiti Sains Malaysia, the Institute of Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, Thailand and The Cancer Council of Victoria in Melbourne Australia, ITC China in collaboration with China CDC and ITC South Korea in collaboration with the National Cancer Center, Korea.
The following are my responsibilities as a project manager for ITC:

  • Participate in teleconferences with country teams to plan survey documentation, training and fieldwork.  Prepare and distribute notes of these meetings.
  • Assist in the development and documentation of the surveys, training manuals, and other materials for each wave.
  • Assist in writing national and technical reports (non-statistical sections of technical reports in collaboration with Data Management Centre, DMC) for each wave.
  • Assist in preparing the survey questions with the Survey Manager and country teams.
  • Prepare ethics review applications for timely submission, following up on recommended changes and documenting relevant materials.  Liaise with the host country regarding ethics submissions and changes to documents.  Work with graduate students as assigned in preparing the ethics review application.
  • When required, communicate with the ITC country teams regarding data sharing agreements and other administrative issues.
  • Complete Project Manager reporting documents as scheduled.  Monitor and supervise the survey progress of each wave.
  • Document and file all relevant materials for each wave for every ITC country.
  • Participate in Progress Reports as per granting organization.
  • Participate in UW Project Manager and ITC-DMC weekly meetings. Participation of other relevant ITC meetings may be required.
  • Assist graduate students in their research through discussions and providing relevant ITC project materials.

She contributes to the ITC research by being a Co-investigator and co-author of papers in the Cognitive Interviewing Project with James Thrasher, University of South Carolina and other ITC country teams. Her current research area is cognitive interviewing methods. They are used with existing ITC survey questions across six countries (the US, Australia, Mexico, Uruguay, Malaysia and Thailand) to assess equivalence of comprehension and response errors, identify probably sources of response error, and improve question comprehension and equivalence in later waves of data collection.  In addition, she assists in preparation of other papers and presentations at scientific meetings, participating in writing scientific papers and grant proposals.

Books
Quah, Chiew Kin. 2006. Translation and Technology. London:Palgrave Macmillan.

Maros, Marlyna & Quah, Chiew Kin. (eds). 2001. Writings in Applied Linguistics in the Malaysian Context. Bangi: Faculty of Language Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia).

Quah, Chiew Kin. 1998. Translating English Affixes into Malay. A Monograph. Bangi: Faculty of Language Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia).

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