Dr. Samuel Chng

Keynote Speaker

Head of Urban Psychology Lab, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design

Samuel Chng is Senior Research Fellow and heads the Urban Psychology Lab in the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. He is also Deputy Lead for Future-Ready Society programme. As an applied social psychologist, his research focuses on human behaviour and decisions in cities across a range of areas including sustainability, mobility and wellbeing. His work is multidisciplinary and applied in nature, focusing on delivering practical and policy impacts.

Dr. Brian Moore

Conference Co-Chair/Keynote Speaker

Educational Psychology & Child Development, School of Education, Charles Sturt University

Dr Brian Moore is a researcher at Charles Sturt University whose work promotes mental health and wellbeing. With a professional background as a registered psychologist and educator, Dr Moore has significant experience working with children, adolescents, and their families. Dr Moore gained a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Sydney, has multiple postgraduate qualifications in education and psychology, and was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy by Macquarie University. Dr Moore’s most recent work examined a martial arts-based psychosocial intervention with adolescents. This work has been translated in an international collaboration with researchers in regional India and a related project in Nepal. Additionally, Dr Moore is leading a study examining pre-service teacher wellbeing, and is currently conducting an intervention using cooperative electronic gaming to improve conflict related to school-based bullying. Dr Moore serves as a Special Advisory Group member for UNESCO regarding youth development and engagement, and he serves on various advisory and professional committees for the Australia and New Zealand Mental Health Association, International Academic Forum, and the School Counsellor and Psychologists Association NSW.

Dr. Yow Wei Quin

Conference Co-Chair

Professor of Psychology, Head, Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences, Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Professor Yow Wei Quin is currently Head of 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 70 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, Innovation in Aging, 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, Consulting Editor for Child Development, co-Chair of Publications Committee, SRCD, and Associate Editor for Innovation in Aging (from January 2024), 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. Tan Jing Hee

General Chair

Deputy Chairman of the Management Council, Chairman of East Asia Institute of Management Academic Board.

Dr. Tan Jing Hee is the Deputy Chairman of the Management Council, Chairman of East Asia Institute of Management Academic Board. 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.

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