Domrei Research and Consulting is run by two Directors, Ian Ramage and Soy Kim Hour , and employs a dynamic team of International and Cambodian staff including a qualified Data Manager, experienced Field Supervisors and a Writer/Editor. Domrei also has a database of over 300 experienced Field Staff who have previously been hired, trained and individually evaluated by Domrei.
Soy Kim Hour Owner / Director
Domrei’s Co-Director, Soy Kim Hour , has over 20 years experience working in a wide range of sectors in Cambodia. Previously, Kim has coordinated a women’s counseling group in Pursat Province as well as having worked for many years in the garment, food and beauty industries. Kim’s diverse experience brings a wealth of insight to the work of Domrei. Notably, insights into Cambodian culture and society inform every stage of our research from the design, to implementation and analysis.
Kim is particularly experienced in designing and adapting instruments for the Cambodian context and managing our survey teams during the data collection process. Her knowledge of Cambodia ensures she is able to create the best possible research instruments. Kim knows what questions will and won’t work and more importantly how to ask questions on potentially sensitive subjects. Kim also coordinates Domrei’s human resources, including hiring, training and evaluating staff.
Kim has particular expertise in sexual and reproductive health and gender issues and has coordinated both the HIV/AIDS Gender Responsiveness Assessment and the Coordination of National Contraceptive Promotion Campaign. Since 2008, Kim has also co-directed a number of large-scale household surveys including the Crime Prevention and Community Safety Impact Study and the IRD Child Survival Grant Program Endline.
Ian Ramage – Director
Director of Domrei Research and Consulting, Ian has a Master of Science in Psychology from the University of Wollongong, New South Wales. He worked as a Psychologist in several juvenile detention centres in Australia and, as a consultant, prepared interdepartmental policies and guidelines on child protection and the mentally ill for the New South Wales State Government. In Australia, he worked clinically with child and adolescent victims of various types of abuse for nine years.
Ian moved to Cambodia in 1999, where he became a visiting lecturer and course advisor in Psychology at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. He was also Ministry advisor on the operation of juvenile detention centres and government procedures, capacity building and planning, at the Ministry of Social Affairs, Labour, Vocational Training and Youth Rehabilitation (MOSALVY). Ian has over 10 years experience conducting research in Cambodia. He has worked for Domrei since 1999, and successfully completed over 120 contracts from governments, Multilateral Agencies, Bilateral Agencies and NGOs in research and evaluations.
Psyche Amor Lao – Database Manager
Domrei’s Database Manager, Pysche Amor Lao has over 10 years experience in social science research. With an MA in Development and International Aid, Psyche has worked in Sierra Leone, the Philippines and Cambodia. Psyche joined Domrei in 2009 and has since worked on a range of projects, including data analysis for the Community Policing Baseline Survey, the SKY Impact Evaluation, the IRD Child Survival Grant Program Endline and the ICRW Baseline Survey of P.A.C.E Participants at Bright Sky factories. Psyche’s role includes database management, data cleaning and data analysis.
Koeurn Saly – Field Supervisor
Our experienced Field Supervisor, Koeurn Saly has been working for Domrei since 2006. A highly valued member of our research team, Saly has extensive experience of conducting household surveys and has played an integral role on a wide range of projects including Impact Evaluations, Health Sector Evaluations and Qualitative Studies. With a BA in Psychology, Saly has particular expertise in developing and testing questionnaires, supervising teams of interviewers, sample selection, interview techniques and translation.
Keo Kimhorth – Field Supervisor
With over 10 years experience of conducting research in Cambodia, Keo Kimhorth has been working with Domrei since 2004. Kimhorth has extensive experience in field supervision including developing and testing questionnaires, supervising teams of interviewers, sample selection techniques and interview techniques. Most recently, Kimhorth has worked as the Research Team Leader for the SKY Health Insurance Impact Evaluation, a large-scale household survey which includes over 5300 households in Takeo, Kampoth and Kandal Provinces each year for three years. A highly valued member of our team, Kimhort ensures that our Field Staff collect data of the highest quality by conducting spot checks, re-interviews and observing 20% of all interviews whilst in the field.
Soy Sokkea – Field Supervisor
Sokkea joined Domrei in 2009 and has since proven his ability in data collection methods. Sokkea has worked as Research Team Leader at Domrei on a range of projects including the Cambodia Criminal Justice Assistance Project, the International Relief and Development Child Survival Project and Health Sector Support Project (HSSP I) Evaluation. Sokkea has particular experience in interview techniques, testing and developing research instruments and training field staff.
Khim Sarun – Office Manager
Sarun, from Takeo Province, joined Domrei in 2005. A qualified accountant, Sarun plays an integral part in Domrei’s team. As Office Manager, Sarun is responsible for all administration and accounting duties at Domrei as well as overseeing the general management of Domrei’s Office.
Soy Eut – Teacher
As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, Domrei has been supporting education in Pursat Province since 2008. Soy Eut is an experienced teacher who has been working in Pursat Province for many years. Domrei employs Eut to provide tutoring for the most disadvantaged students who are struggling at school or who have dropped out of school due to poor performance. Eut teaches on average 20 students per month from the ages of 3 to 20. As a result of targeted tutoring, Eut is able to improve the students’ level in reading and writing so that they do not drop out of mainstream education. As a result of this successful approach, disadvantaged students who were once failing or who had dropped out of school are now achieving top of the class and some have even gone on to higher education.
Jennifer Holden – Writer/Editor
With a background in proposal writing, grant management and research, Jennifer ensures that our reports are of the highest quality. Jennifer has a BA in Chinese and Development Studies and an MA in Medical Anthropology and has a particular interest in qualitative research methods particularly in the area of sexual and reproductive health. Jennifer has worked in China and Rwanda and moved to Cambodia in 2011 to join Domrei’s Research Team as Writer/Editor.