Dr. Yow Wei Quin

keynote Speaker

Assoc. Professor & Assoc. Head of HASS (Research), Singapore University of Technology and Design

Associate Professor Yow Wei Quin is currently the Associate Head (Research) in Humanities Arts & Social Science at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and a visiting Senior Academician at the Changi General Hospital. She obtained her PhD (Psychology), MA (Psychology) and MSc (Statistics) from Stanford University, USA. Her main area of research is examining socio-cognitive development across the lifespan, including how factors such as the language environment that we grow up in influence our cognitive functioning, as well as how technology influences the way we communicate and interact with each other. Professor Yow has published more than 50 international peer-refereed papers, conference proceedings and book chapters in top-tiered journals and conferences such as Developmental Science, Child Development, Journal of Gerontology Series B, Bilingualism: Language & Cognition, Frontiers in Psychology, Cognitive Development, GSA, SRCD, Cognitive Science Society, etc., in the area of social cognition, bilingualism, technology and aging. She also currently serves in the Editorial Board for Cognitive Development, and Frontiers in Psychology, and a recipient of multiple awards, such as the Public Administration Medal (Bronze), GSA Diversity Mentoring & Career Development Fellowship, SUTD Outstanding Education Award, and the Society of Personality and Social Psychology Teacher/Scholar Award.

Dr. Carrie Childs

keynote Speaker

Senior Lecturer, School of Human Sciences, University of Derby

Dr Carrie Childs is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Derby, United Kingdom. She completed her Doctoral degree at Loughborough University. As a social psychologist with a strong qualitative background, she has focused her research on how language is used to negotiate relationships, actions and events in our everyday lives. Carrie has a long standing research interest in sexuality issues. Her past work has explored interaction between police officers and children reporting alleged sexual offences. More recently, she has turned her attentions to social constructions of sexuality, particularly the marginalisation of non-normative sexual practices and relationships. Her current work explores discursive constructions of ‘sex addiction’ in the accounts of women who identify as being sexually addicted.

Dr. Thomas Hunt

Conference Chair

Assoc. Professor, School of Human Sciences, University of Derby

Dr Hunt is an Assoc. Professor in the School of Human Sciences at the University of Derby in the UK. As an internationally recognised researcher in the field of mathematics anxiety, he has published several self-report measures and conducted a range of studies investigating the mechanisms that underpin the relationship between mathematics anxiety and performance. Dr Hunt’s recent work has involved studying mathematics anxiety in an applied way, including drug dosage calculation anxiety in nursing students and statistics anxiety in students. He regularly works with a range of stakeholders to provide professional development workshops on the topic of mathematics anxiety, including strategies to reduce it.

Dr. Tan Jing Hee

General Chair

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.