Research Team

The CFPR Research Team is composed of an interdisciplinary group of research associates, research affiliates and student affiliates. To join our growing team, please click here.

Research Associates

kai_cao

CAO, KAI
Lecturer, Department of Geography, NUS
PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2010
Research interests: geographic information science and remote sensing, spatial simulation and optimization, geo‐computation, cyber‐infrastructure, and spatial big data mining, urban environment and sustainability, spatially integrated social science and humanities
Contact information:
+65 6601 3767
geock@nus.edu.sg
FASS profile

chan_angelique

CHAN, ANGELIQUE WEI-MING
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, NUS
Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School
PhD, University of California at Los Angeles, 1995
Research interests: aging and health, intergenerational transfers, living arrangements and retirement, fertility
Contact information:
+65 6516 5685
angelique.chan@duke-nus.edu.sg; sochana@nus.edu.sg
Duke-NUS profile, FASS profile, Sociology profile

lilian_chee

CHAUDHURI, SANJAY
Associate Professor, Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, NUS
PhD, University Of Washington, 2005
Research interests: development and analysis of statistical methodologies, multivariate statistics and decision theory; application of statistics to real life problems
Contact information:
+65 6516 6624
sanjay@stat.nus.edu.sg
Statistics profile

lilian_chee

CHEE, LILIAN
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, NUS
PhD, The Bartlett, University College London
Research interests: domestic environments and spaces; gender and architecture/space/the city; affect in spatial perception and knowledge formation
Contact information:
+65 9819 2779
l.chee@nus.edu.sg
Architecture profile

cheung_mike

CHEUNG, MIKE
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, NUS
PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2002
Research interests: quantitative research methods
Contact information:
+65 6516 3702
mikewlcheung@nus.edu.sg
Psychology profile

cheung_mike

CHONG, YAP SENG
Executive Director, Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences (SICS), A*STAR
Director, Singapore Centre for Nutrition Sciences, Metabolic Diseases, and Human Development (SiNMeD), A*STAR-NUS
Vice Dean (Academic Medicine), Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
Senior Consultant, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, NUH
Contact information:
+65 6772 4272
obgcys@nus.edu.sg, yap_seng_chong@nuhs.edu.sg
A*STAR profile, NUH profile, Medicine profile

chua_vincent

CHUA, VINCENT
Member, Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR) Steering Committee
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, NUS
PhD, Sociology, University of Toronto, 2010
Research interests: social capital, social support, education and social stratification
Contact information:
+65 6516 6110
socckhv@nus.edu.sg

FASS profile, Sociology profile

chua_vincent

CHU, JUNHONG
Associate Professor, Department of Marketing, NUS Business School
PhD, Marketing, University of Chicago, 2006
Research interests: firm and consumer behavior and welfare, China’s economy and market
Contact information:
+65 6516 6938
bizcj@nus.edu.sg

Biz School profile

feng_qiushi

FENG, LEI
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Medicine, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
PhD, National University of Singapore
Research intererests: cognitive decline, brain ageing, cohort study, early intervention, neuropsychology
Contact information:
+65 6772 3491
pcmfl@nus.edu.sglei_feng@nuhs.edu.sg
Medicine profile

feng_qiushi

FENG, QIUSHI
Member, Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR) Steering Committee
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, NUS
PhD, Sociology, Duke University, 2009
Research intererests: sociology of aging, population study, economic sociology, comaparative and historical sociology
Contact information:
+65 6516 4420
socfq@nus.edu.sg
FASS profile; Sociology profile

eric_fesselmeyer

FESSELMEYER, ERIC
Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, NUS
PhD, Economics, University of Virginia, 2008
Research intererests: empirical industrial organisation and urban economics
Contact information:
+65 6516 4873
ecsef@nus.edu.sg
Economics profile

eric_fesselmeyer

GANAPATHY, NARAYANAN
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, NUS
Assistant Dean (Graduate Studies), FASS, NUS
PhD, Sociology, NUS, 2002
Research intererests: deviance; criminology; criminal justice; sociology of policing; social control and punishment
Contact information:
+65 6516 3826
socng@nus.edu.sg
Sociology profile

jham

HAM, JOHN
Deputy Director, Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR)
Provost's Chair Professor, Department of Economics, NUS
PhD, Princeton University
Research interests: labour economics, applied econometrics, health economics
Contact information:
+65 6516 6835
ecsham@nus.edu.sg
Economics profile

jham

HO, ROGER CHUN MAN
Associate Professor and Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Psychological Medicine, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
MD (Research), The University of Hong Kong, 2016
Research interests: psychogeriatrics, portable brain imaging, medical aspects of psychiatric conditions, meta-analysis
Contact information:
+65 6772 4511

pcmrhcm@nus.edu.sg

Medicine profile

jham

HONG, RYAN
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, NUS
PhD, Personality Psychology, University of Western Ontario
Research interests: personality and psychopathology, dispositional-trait and social-cognitive perspectives in personality, personality assessment and measurement, person perception
Contact information:
+65 6516 6120
ryan.hong@nus.edu.sg
FASS profile, Psychology profile

huang_shirlena

HUANG SWEE LIAN, SHIRLENA
Associate Professor, Department of Geography, NUS
PhD, Geography, University of Toronto
Research interests: urban and gender geography, transnational labour migration, transnational families
Contact information:
+65 6516 6102
geoslena@nus.edu.sg
FASS profile, Geography profile

huang_shirlena

KENG, SHIAN-LING
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, NUS
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Duke University
Research interests: emotion regulation, mindfulness-based interventions, cognitive behavior therapy
Contact information:
+65 6516 8857
psykeng@nus.edu.sg
Psychology profile

huang_shirlena

KEPPO, JUSSI
Associate Professor, Department of Decision Sciences, and Co-Director, Master of Science (Business Analytics) Programme, NUS Business School
Dr.Tech in Applied Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Helsinki University of Technology, 1998
Research interests: risk management, information economics, banking regulation, statistical analysis of stochastic processes
Contact information:
+65 6601 2113
keppo@nus.edu.sg
Biz profile

kim_erin

KIM, ERIN HYE-WON
Assistant Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS
PhD, Public Policy, Duke University, 2012
Research interests: population aging and family, social policy, social demography, poverty and inequality, quantitative methods, program evaluation
Contact information:

+65 6516 5437
sppkhw@nus.edu.sg
LKYSPP profile

lazar_michelle

LAZAR, MICHELLE
Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, NUS
Research interests: feminist critical discourse analysis, political discourse, and multimodality in advertising
Contact information:
+65 6516 3700
ellmml@nus.edu.sg
FASS profile

LEE, YEONJIN
Postdoctoral Fellow, Changing Family in Asia Cluster, Asia Research Institute (ARI), NUS
PhD, Sociology with Demography, University of Pennsylvania, 2016
Research interests: quantitative methods, social demography, social stratification, and health policy
Contact information:
+65 6601 5856
arileey@nus.edu.sg
ARI profile

LI, JIALIANG
Associate Professor, Department of Statistics & Applied Probability, NUS
PhD, Statistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006
Research interests: semiparametric analysis, longitudinal data, high dimensional data, diagnostic medicine; survival analysis
Contact information:
+65 6516 8932
stalj@nus.edu.sg
Statistics profile

sun_lim

LIM, SHENG MIAN MATTHEW
Senior Tutor, Department of Psychology, NUS
D.Clin.Psy, University College London (UCL); D.Phil, Oxford University
Research interests: parenting, attachment and emotional regulation in Asia, the impact of maladaptive emotion regulation on reflective function, behavioural addictions (e.g., gambling and computer gaming), and relationship quality
Contact information:
+65 6601 1189
psymlsm@nus.edu.sg
Psychology profile

liu_haoming

LIU, HAOMING
Member, Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR) Steering Committee
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, NUS
PhD, University of Western Ontario, 1999
Research interests: labor and demography; economic, health and education welfare; economic development; technological change and growth
Contact information:
+65 6516 4876
ecsliuhm@nus.edu.sg
Economics profile

mohamad_maznah

MOHAMAD, MAZNAH
Member, Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR) Steering Committee
Associate Professor, Department of Malay Studies, NUS
Associate Professor, Department of Southeast Asian Studies, NUS
PhD, Social and Economic History, University of Malaya, 1990
Research interests: gender, ethnic and Islamic studies, Muslim marriages
Contact information:
+65 6516 6049
mlsmm@nus.edu.sg
FASS profile

mu_zheng

MU, ZHENG
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, NUS
PhD, Sociology, University of Michigan, 2013
Research interests: marriage and family, fertility, ethnicity, gender inequality, child development, globalization, contemporary China, comparative studies, and quantitative methods
Contact information:
+65 6516 3723
socmuz@nus.edu.sg
FASS profile, Sociology profile

ng_irene

NG, IRENE
Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, NUS
Director, Social Service Research Centre (SSRC)
Research interests: longitudinal study of low-income families in Singapore, political economy of intergenerational mobility, at-risk youth, social policy, criminal and juvenile justice
Contact information:
+65 6516 6050
swknyhi@nus.edu.sg
FASS profile

pan_jessica

PAN, JESSICA
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, NUS
Assistant Dean (Undergraduate Studies), FASS, NUS
PhD, Economics, University of Chicago, 2010
Research interests: labor economics, economics of education, immigration, gender
Contact information:
+65 6516 6115
ecspyj@nus.edu.sg
Economics profile

qin_lili

QIN, LILI
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, NUS
PhD, Developmental Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
Research interests: parenting, culture, parent-child relationships, decision making, children's motivational and emotional functioning, adolescence, children's autonomy development, analysis of longitudinal, correlational and experimental data
Contact information:
+65 6516 8768
psyql@nus.edu.sg
Psychology profile

skelton_tracey

SINGH, LEHER
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, NUS
PhD, Brown University
Research interests: Infant speech processing, early vocabulary development, tone language acquisition
Contact information:
+65 6516 7750

psyls@nus.edu.sg
Psychology profile

skelton_tracey

SKELTON, TRACEY
Associate Professor, Department of Geography, NUS
PhD, Geography, University of Newcastle, 1989
Research interests: geographies and identities of socially and culturally marginalized groups
Contact information:
+65 6516 3860
geost@nus.edu.sg
FASS profile

son_joonmo

SON, JOONMO
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, NUS
PhD, Sociology, Duke University 2008
Research interests: social capital, volunteering, health economics, stratification
Contact information:
+65 6516 6065
socioson@nus.edu.sg
FASS profile, Sociology profile

straughan_paulin

STRAUGHAN, PAULIN TAY
Associate Professor and Deputy Head, Department of Sociology, NUS
PhD, Sociology, University of Virginia, 1990
Research interests: medical sociology, aging studies, work and family, organizational behavior
Contact information:
+65 6516 5210
socstrau@nus.edu.sg
Sociology profile

tan_ernser

TAN, ERN SER
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, NUS
Head, Social Lab, Institute of Policy Studies, Lee Kuan School of Public Policy, NUS
PhD, Sociology, Cornell University, 1988
Research interests: social indicators, ethnic relations, national identity, industrial relations, social stratification
Contact information:
+65 6516 6062
soctanes@nus.edu.sg
FASS profile, Sociology profile, LKYSPP profile

tan_pohlin

TAN, POH LIN
Assistant Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS
PhD, Public Policy, Duke University, 2015
Research interests: low fertility, adolescent development, intergenerational transfers, social policy
Contact information:

+65 6601 5228
spptplj@nus.edu.sg
LKYSPP profile

tang_catherine

TANG, CATHERINE SO-KUM
Deputy Director, Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR)
Professor, Department of Psychology, NUS
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of North Texas
Research interests: violence against women, family violence, women's health, clinical aspects of social issues, health psychology, trauma psychology
Contact information:
+65 6516 7652
tang.catherine@nus.edu.sg
FASS profile, Psychology profile

thang_leng

THANG, LENG LENG
Deputy Director, Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR)
Associate Professor, Department of Japanese Studies, NUS
Fellow, College of Alice and Peter Tan, NUS
PhD, Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997
Research interests: aging, family, gender, intergenerational relationships and programming, East Asian society and culture
Contact information:
+65 6516 6091
fasthll@nus.edu.sg; lengthang@nus.edu.sg
FASS profile

thompson_eric

THOMPSON, ERIC
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, NUS
PhD, Anthropology, University of Washington, 2000
Research interests: transnational networking, gender studies, urbanism, culture theory, ASEAN regionalism
Contact information :
+65 6516 6070
socect@nus.edu.sg
FASS profile, Sociology profile

kriti_vikram

VIKRAM, KRITI
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, NUS
PhD, Sociology, University of Maryland, 2015
Research interests: demography, social determinants of health and well-being of children and families
Contact information:

socvk@nus.edu.sg
Sociology profile

thompson_eric

XU, LANJUN
Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Studies, NUS
PhD, East Asian Studies, Princeton University, 2007
Research interests: twentieth-century Chinese literature and film, cultural history of youth and children in twentieth-century China, modern Chinese urban cultural history, the Cold War and Chinese cinema
Contact information:
+65 6516 7111
chsxl@nus.edu.sg
FASS profile

thompson_eric

YANG, YI
Postdoctoral Fellow, Changing Family in Asia Cluster, Asia Research Institute (ARI), NUS
PhD, Sociology, National University of Singapore, 2016
Research interests: social inequality, social stratification, social transitions and youth unemployment, long-term care needs of elderly in China, gender inequalities in labour force participations among emerging Asian economies
Contact information:
+65 6516 5977
ariyy@nus.edu.sg
ARI profile

yeoh_brenda

YEOH, BRENDA SAW AI
Provost's Chair Professor, Department of Geography, NUS
Vice-Provost (Graduate Matters), NUS
PhD, Geography, University of Oxford
Research interests: the politics of space in colonial and postcolonical cities, landscape of heritage, global cities, transnationalism and diaspora, gender and migration, health geographies
Contact information:
+65 6516 5281
geoysa@nus.edu.sg
FASS profile, Geography profile, ARI profile

yeung_jean

YEUNG, JEAN WEI-JUN
Director, Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR)
Provost's Chair Professor, Department of Sociology, NUS and Cluster Leader, Changing Family in Asia, Asia Research Institute (ARI)
PhD, Sociology, University of Alberta, 1991
Research interests: family and children, demography, education, stratification, social changes in China
Contact information:
+65 6516 3471; +65 6516 4549
socywj@nus.edu.sg, ariywj@nus.edu.sg
FASS profile, Sociology profile, ARI profile

yeung_jean

YOONG SU-YIN, JOANNE
Director, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
Associate Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, and
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
PhD, Economics, Stanford University, 2008
Research interests: behavioral economics, health and financial decisionmaking, development 
Contact information:
+65 6516 6930
ephysjy@nus.edu.sg
SSHSPH profile

YI, JUNJIAN
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, NUS
PhD, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Research interests: labor and demographic economics, economic development, economics and human capital, Chinese economy
Contact information:
+65 6516 8138
junjian@nus.edu.sg
Economics profile

yu_rongjun

YU, RONGJUN
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, NUS
PhD in Psychology, University of Cambridge, 2011
Research interests: economic and social decisionmaking in elderly, social neuroscience, cognitive psychology, decisionmaking biases in children
Contact information:
+65 6601 3946
psyyr@nus.edu.sg
Psychology profile

zhang_jie

ZHANG, JIE
Professor, Department of Economics, NUS
PhD (Economics), University of Western Ontario, 1993
Research interests: macroeconomics, growth and development, public economics, population economics
Contact information:
+65 6516 6024
ecszj@nus.edu.sg
Economics profile

zhang_jie

ZHANG, JIN-TING
Associate Professor, Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, NUS
PhD (Statistics), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999
Research interests: quantitative research methods
Contact information:
+65 6516 6749
stazjt@nus.edu.sg
Statistics profile

 

Research Affiliates

LIM SUN SUN
Professor & Head of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS), Singapore University of Technology and Design
PhD, London School of Economics, 2003
Research interests: social implications of technology domestication by young people and their families, children's technology use and parental mediation
Contact information:

+65 6499 4971
sunlim@sutd.edu.sg
SUTD profile

 

Research Fellow

hushu

HU SHU
Research Fellow, Changing Family in Asia Cluster, Asia Research Institute (ARI) and CFPR, NUS
PhD, Sociology, National University of Singapore, 2015
Research interests: how family origin, gender, and the state shape the lives and well-being of individuals at different stages of the life course
Contact information:
+65 6516 4547
arihus@nus.edu.sg

ARI profile

peichun

KO PEI-CHUN
Research Fellow, Changing Family in Asia Cluster, Asia Research Institute (ARI) and Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR), NUS
PhD, Social Order and Life Chances in Cross-National Comparison, University of Cologne, 2015
Research interests: intergenerational relationships, grandparenting, productive aging, social networks and cross-country comparisons
Contact information:
+65 6516 4218
arikp@nus.edu.sg
ARI profile

 

Postdoctoral Fellow

peichun

BALACHANDRAN, LAVANYA
Postdoctoral Fellow, Changing Family in Asia Cluster, Asia Research Institute (ARI) and Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR), NUS
PhD, Sociology, National University of Singapore, 2017
Research interests: academic achievement amongst ethnic minorities, blended families in Singapore, qualitative sociology
Contact information:
+65 6516 1218
arilb@nus.edu.sg

koh_yvaine

KOH YEE WOEN YVAINE
Postdoctoral Fellow, Changing Family in Asia Cluster, Asia Research Institute (ARI) and Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR), NUS
PhD, Psychiatry, University of Hong Kong, 2013
Research interests: perinatal mental health, gender studies, marriage and changing family in Asia, addictive behavior
Contact information:
+65 6516 8524
arikyw@nus.edu.sg
ARI profile

abhijit_visaria

UEDA, KEN
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Economics and Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR), NUS
PhD, Economics, University of Maryland-College Park, 2016
Research interests: labor economics, econometrics/public economics, human capital development, migration, and integration
Contact information:
ecskmu@nus.edu.sg

abhijit_visaria

VISARIA, ABHIJIT
Postdoctoral Fellow, Changing Family in Asia Cluster, Asia Research Institute (ARI) and Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR), NUS
PhD, Demography, University of Pennsylvania, 2015
Research interests: sex selection and son preference, socioeconomic differences in healthcare utilization, female labor force participation, and program evaluation research
Contact information:
+65 6516 8705
ariav@nus.edu.sg

ARI profile

 

Former Postdoctoral Fellow

gu_xiaorong

MU ZHENG
Postdoctoral Fellow (Jan 2015 - Jul 2016), Changing Family in Asia Cluster, Asia Research Institute (ARI) and CFPR, NUS
PhD, Sociology, University of Michigan, 2013
Research interests: marriage and family, fertility, ethnicity, gender inequality, child development, globalization, contemporary China, comparative studies, and quantitative methods