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Speakers

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Keynote Speaker

Dr Denise Dillon, Ph.D

Head of Academic Group Psychology and Education, James Cook University (JCU) Singapore

Dr Denise Dillon is the Head of Academic Group Psychology and Education at the Singapore campus of James Cook University (JCU). She has accrued years of experience in South-East Asia since settling in Singapore in May 2008. Denise has a long-standing interest in the ways that people interact with and respond to the natural environment, and completed her PhD in psychology with a focus on how people discuss and think about values in the context of World Heritage protected areas. At JCU, Denise teaches into Environmental Psychology and has supervised several final-year student projects drawing on the Kaplans’ Attention Restoration Theory and Wilson’s biophilia hypothesis.

She is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Tropical Psychology, a full member of the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS), and a member of the Association for the Study of Literature & Environment (ASLE).

Denise’s research interests include biophilia/biophobia and technobiophilia, attention restoration, and human-environment and human-nonhuman animal interactions.

 

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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Yow Wei Quin Ph.D

Assistant Professor,Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Dr Yow Wei Quin obtained her PhD (Psychology), MA (Psychology) and MSc (Statistics) from Stanford University, USA. She also received her MBA (Strategic Development) from Nanyang Technological University and BSocSc. (Honors in Psychology) from National University of Singapore. She has published in several peer-refereed international journals and book chapters and presented papers in various international conferences on the impact of bilingualism on socio-cognitive development and academic motivation in education.

Key Publications

Yow W.Q., & Markman, E.M. (in press).  Bilingualism and children’s use of paralinguistic cues to interpret emotion in speech.  Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
Yow, W.Q., & Markman, E.M. (2011).  Young bilingual children’s heightened sensitivity to referential cues.  Journal of Cognition and Development, 12 (1), 12-31
Yow, W.Q. & Markman, E. M. (2010). Bilingual children’s integration of multiple cues to understand a speaker’s referential intent. In K. Franich, K.M. Iserman, & L.L. Keil (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (Vol. 2, pp. 480-490)
Yow, W.Q. & Markman, E. M. (2009). Understanding a speaker’s communicative intent: Bilingual children’s heightened sensitivity to referential gestures. In J. Chandlee, M. Franchini, S. Lord & G. Rheiner (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (Vol. 2, pp. 646-657)
Lepper, M.R., Master, A., & Yow, W.Q. (2008).  Intrinsic motivation in education.  In M.L. Maehr, S. Karabinick, & T. Urdan (Eds.), Advances in Motivation and Achievement (Vol 15, pp. 521-555).  Bingley, UK: Emerald

 

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Conference Chair

Dr. Leung, Man-tak Mike

Department of Counselling and Psychology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University

Dr. Leung, Man-Tak Mike is currently an Assistant Professor of Counselling and Psychology at the Hong Kong Shue Yan University. Dr. Leung obtained his PhD in Educational Psychology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, three Master Degrees from Hong Kong University in Educational Assessment, Applied Statistics and Information Technology in Education respectively. His research embraced undergraduates and high school students’ achievement emotions, achievement goals, social achievement goals, achievement motives related with their study processes, learning strategies and self-regulated learning with various antecedents such as personality traits, enneagram, sense of school belonging, cyber addictive behaviour, classroom climate, action and control belief, eastern and western parental styles, Chinese values, motivational beliefs, epistemological belief in ability, implicit belief in intelligence, self-construal, self-efficacy, and academic self-concepts leading to subsequent achievement outcomes. He had presented not less than 40 conference papers in various international conferences as well as local conferences held in Australia (Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Tasmania), New Zealand, Hawaii, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Dr. Leung had published academic papers in International Peer-reviewed Journals, Conference Proceedings, Theses, Dissertations and Consulting Reports and were awarded Distinguished Paper Award in ISEP 2013, Best Student Paper Award in ACAP 2014, ACAP 2015 and SCAP 2016 respectively.

 

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General Chair

Dr. Tan Jing Hee

Executive Director & Chairman of its Academic Board of East Asia Institute of Management

Dr. Tan Jing Hee is an Executive Director of East Asia Institute of Management as well as the Chairman of its Academic Board. He started work as a Retail Manager in a family business dealing with pharmaceutical products, toiletries and film development and processing. Dr Tan went on to become Senior Science Master of a government secondary school. After five years, he re-joined the private sector as a Merchandising Manager of Robinsons Departmental Store, with responsibilities over 6 departments in Menswear Division. In 1973, he joined the Singapore Institute of Management, initially as Information, Publications and Research officer before moving into management development responsibilities. During his 25 years stay in the institute, he helped to build it into the premier HRD organisation in the region. While in SIM, Dr Tan was also involved in establishing enterprise-wide MBO systems in six medium and large organisations in Singapore. In 1987, he co-edited a book on Developing Managers In Asia, published by Addison-Wesley. Dr Tan was the Chief Operating Officer of SIM before leaving it to pursue other interests. In 1994, he wrote doctoral thesis on Developing A Factor Model of Management Work in Singapore, for which he was awarded his Ph.D from Henley Mangement College/Brunel University.

 

Committee Member
Dr. W.Quin Yow Ph.D Director, Language and Social Cognition Lab, Assistant Professor (Psychology), Singapore University of Technology and Design
Dr. Leung, Man-tak Mike Department of Counselling and Psychology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Dr. Zhou, Dehui Ruth Department of Counselling and Psychology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Dr. Ho, Sin-Wan Bianca   Department of Counselling and Psychology, Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Dr. Tan Jing Hee Executive Director & Chairman of its Academic Board of East Asia Institute of Management
Dr. Denise Dillon Head of Academic Group Psychology and Education, James Cook University (JCU) Singapore