Updated: May 7
During this pandemic and over the last year there have been countless attacks directed towards the East and Southeast Asian communities around the world, especially those in the US.
Not long ago there was a horrific shooting in Atlanta which killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent. This sickening attack brought the worlds attention and focus on the ongoing crisis of Asian hate crime happening everyday.
Standing in solidarity with our Asian brothers and sisters, we set out to amplify these voices and stories. Asian Amplification📢 is our industry series of Asian stories and journeys.
In our first feature we talk to Lee ( was Debbie) Chan, Policy Research Manager at Which?
Thank you for taking part in this! We are excited to hear and share your story with our CORe readers. Let’s get straight into it, how did you get into the industry and what do you do now?
I first started out in the industry on a graduate trainee scheme for a well-known polling agency. I just fell into research; I really did not know what a career in research meant and just applied for the scheme when I realised it appealed to my skills and strengths.
Sadly, for my father, it wasn’t law or accountancy. Since then, I have worked in a number of varied organisations in research, insight or stakeholder engagement roles – including a strategic consultancy, local government and most recently, a large not-for-profit. Currently I am working as the Policy Research Manager at Which? and am also a trustee of the Social Research Association (SRA).
As this is the Asian Amplification series, could you share a little on your background and how your ethnicity has shaped/defined you both personally and at work?
Lee Chan's Parents