Analyst, Penang Institute in KL

Lim Su Lin is a Policy Analyst with Penang Institute in Kuala Lumpur, a think tank sponsored by the state government. She graduated in 2013 with a degree in History from Cambridge University and worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Malaya for a year, before venturing beyond the ivory tower to work as a journalist.

She wrote for a local news magazine for two years, where she took keen interest in human rights and social issues, particularly those concerning minority groups. In 2016, she transitioned from journalism to public policymaking with Penang Institute in Kuala Lumpur, where she now puts her analytical training and writing experience to good use.

Her research interests include mental health, family and gender-related issues. She is working on a study addressing the Malaysian mental healthcare system and hopes that her work will contribute meaningfully to improvements in this field.