The chief operating officer at the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), Tricia is on PhD study leave at the University of Nottingham Malaysia, researching federal-state relations in Malaysia. She is the author of ‘States of Reform: Governing Selangor and Penang’, editor of ‘The Road to Reform: Pakatan Rakyat in Selangor’, and director of the award-winning documentary ‘The Rights of The Dead’, about the mysterious death of Teoh Beng Hock in 2009. Tricia was also an aide to the previous Selangor chief minister.