Graduate Students


Ananyev Egor

Email egor.ananyev@gmail.com
Personal Webpage http://www.linkedin.com/pub/egor-ananyev/16/b88/353
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I am working with Dr. Brown Hsieh and Dr. Trevor Penney on investigating visual processing, visual mental imagery, and cortical organization of visual pathways using behavioural techniques and neuroimaging. I am broadly interested in imagination, attention, and how our expectations change our visual experience. My prior experience includes investigating vision loss with head- and eye-tracking and virtual environments (with Dr. Eliezer Peli), and using artificial neural networks to evaluate neurological damage to visual system (with Dr. Stephen Kosslyn).


Ang Zhixian Shaun

Email a0116377@u.nus.edu
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I'm pursuing both my bachelor's and master's degree in Psychology. I'm researching with Dr Jia Lile on social psychology phenomena related to goal pursuit. From my work experiences, I've gained a deep interest in organisational and leadership psychology - what makes the workplace tick? I enjoy reading, playing senseless games, and listening to people's stories (:


Au Zher Wen

Email e0046910@u.nus.edu
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I am interested in the effects of emotion on attentional functions.


Bu Chi

Email e0012428@u.nus.edu
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I am interested in attitudes and persuasion, with a focus on effect of affect-cognition matching in persuasion. I am currently working on how people react to cognitive versus affective information given different motivational and ability factors.


Chai Jing Wen

Email j.chai@u.nus.edu
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I am broadly interested in the domain of social and cognitive neuroscience. My current research focuses on the impact of reward on cognitive mechanisms such as attention and decision-making.


Chan Ming Yue (Kelly)

Email chan.my@u.nus.edu
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I am interested in studying parenting and attachment in cross-cultural samples, and its effects on socio-emotional development and psychopathology.


Chen Qiaoyu

Email e0212239@u.nus.edu
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My research interest is brain oscillations. The interaction between delta, theta, alpha and gamma brain activity is very inspiring. To explore their relationship with memory, studying EEG, MEG, intracranial EEG, fMRI and TMS is also my interest.


Chionh Yun Jie Shermaine

Email e0001084@u.nus.edu
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My broad research interest lies in the intersection of social, cognitive, and forensic psychology. I am particularly interested in the motivations for offending and implicit cognitive processes underlying criminal behaviour.


Choo Magdalene

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Magdalene is interested in priming research. She is interested in understanding the influence of contextual cues in decoding the semantics of ambiguous words and sentences. Prior to her studies, Magdalene was a Research Associate at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS). Her key contributions were in the design and implementation of the Singapore Panel Study of Social Dynamics, a study devised to track changes in 5,000 households over time.


Choo Xin Ling

Email e0001383@u.nus.edu
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I am interested in employee work performance and the factors that affect it. I would like to know the areas that employers should look out for during selection and recruitment and the interventions that they can do to sustain or enhance their employees' performance.


Chowdhury Avijit

Email e0046902@u.nus.edu
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Research interests include Moral reasoning and the interaction of emotion and reason in human morality, Teleological Reasoning and Religious belief from a psychological perspective.


Sarah Elizabeth Chua Shuyi

Email e0222954@u.nus.edu
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My areas of interest lie in clinical and health psychology. My research looks at addictive behaviours, specifically at gadget related usage (e.g. problematic internet usage/ internet addiction). I am keen to find out how the home environment (e.g. parenting styles, structure) contributes to such behaviour.


Drabu Sukriti

Email sukriti.drabu@u.nus.edu
Personal Webpage https://www.linkedin.com/in/sukriti-drabu-2421948
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Sukriti Drabu is a first year PhD student concentrating in Clinical Psychology under the mentorship of Dr. Shian-Ling Keng. She has completed her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Harvard University. Prior to starting her PhD at NUS, she has worked as a Research Project Coordinator at the Hooley Lab in Harvard University, where she worked on a project investigating trust processing in individuals with BPD traits. Her research interests focus on understanding cultural risk factors and psychophysiological markers that play a role in the development of psychopathologies, in particular self-injurious thoughts and behaviors. She is particularly interested in examining the inter-play between culture and cognition in emotion dysregulation and self-injury. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her dogs, binge watching tv shows, arguing with friends and dancing.


Fu Siling Charlene

Email charlene.fu@u.nus.edu
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I am interested in language development in infants and young children, and also the effects and implications of growing up bilingual.


Ismaharif Bin Ismail

Email ismaharif@u.nus.edu
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My research interests lies in intergroup relations. Presently, I study why conflicts escalate and are difficult to resolve. Under the supervision of Dr. Jia Lile, my current research examines the multiple goals and motivations underlying why third-parties readily participate in intergroup conflicts. With the Department of Communications and New Media, I also conduct research that explores political participation on social media and investigate how individuals take political strife to social media. As a psychologist-in-training, when friends and relatives ask if I'm learning how to read minds, I tell them I don't – “All I do here is watch people fight”.


Raymeo Kuah

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My broad research interests lie in positive psychology, psychology of religion, and Industrial and Organisational Psychology. Currently, I am exploring possible relationships between trait and state gratitude and learning under Dr Lee Li Neng in the Concurrent Degree Program. I enjoy telling and sharing stories through the photos and videos that I take, somewhat like a visual storyteller. I believe that everyone has a valuable story to tell about their experiences, and I enjoy listening to stories that people have to share about their life.


Lam Fu Yuan Kevin

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Kevin is a graduate student in the Psychology Department at the National University of Singapore (NUS). His research seeks to understand individuals’ psychological adjustment to chronic diseases. In particular, he is interested in the application of mixture models to understand both quantitative and qualitative health psychological data. In addition to teaching undergraduate students, Kevin has also served as an ad hoc statistical consultant to faculty members and graduate students from both inside and outside NUS.


Lee Si Min Stephanie

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Stephanie is a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Keng Shian Ling. She has completed her Masters of Psychology (Clinical) degree. Prior to commencing her doctoral studies, Stephanie served as a Clinical Psychologist at a local mental health hospital, where she worked with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their family members. Her research interests include a) understanding the processes between parent and child interaction that contributes to the development of psychopathologies, b) and cognitive processes underlying clinical disorders.


Lee Sze Chi

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I am currently pursuing my master's degree in psychology, under the supervision of Dr Helen Zhou and Dr O'Dhaniel Mullette-Gillman, exploring the structural differences of ADHD children using neuroimaging techniques. I am broadly interested in clinical populations and my prior experience include exploring spontaneous thoughts under the context of personality and psychopathology (with Dr Ryan Hong). Outside of research, I enjoy rock climbing and engaging in spontaneous thoughts, aka daydreaming...


Leong Ruth

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My research focuses on age-related changes in brain and cognitive function. In particular, I am interested in the role of sleep in memory consolidation, and how this process may be altered in older adults. In my free time, I enjoy the company of my two frisky dogs and one very cheeky parrot.


Leung Chi Ching

Email chiching@nus.edu.sg
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Hello! My name is Chi Ching and I am interested in emotions, decision making and also positive psychology, especially in applied settings. Various aspects of behavioural economics also excites me and I hope to be able to conduct studies where I can combine interest areas together. My current research looks into understanding the impact of emotions on cognitive change and also on the motivation to change. I also hope to enjoy school! =)


Lim Wee Ping

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My broad research interests lie in the area of cognitive psychology, with particular interest in the underlying cognitive processes behind language processing. I am currently exploring the effects of early word recognition processes in relation to various lexical and semantic variables. Besides this, I am also generally interested in the cognitive underpinnings of adult learning and expertise development at work, or anything related to cognition. =)


Lin Wenzheng

Email wenzheng.lin@u.nus.edu
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My previous research concerns about the bidirectional relationship between power and psychological distance. I am now working on topics broadly related to social power.


Liu Cui Zhen

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I use behavioural, EEG, and FMRI methods to study economic decision making and emotion. I'm particularly interested in how emotional and salient information influence our economic decision making and memory. I also explore nocebo and placebo effects for pain perception.


Lu Xinyi

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I graduated from NUS in 2015 with an honours degree in Psychology. I am now interested in the conditioning processes involved in attitude formation and change.


Jessica Ng

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Together with her advisor, Dr Patricia Chen, Jessica studies motivational and strategic factors which help people learn and perform better in school and at work. Some questions that their research seek to answer include: How can we empower individuals such as students and working adults to use resources available to them strategically to aid them in achieving their goals? What does passion mean and how can we help people achieve it?

Her research endeavours to advance social psychological theories about motivation, passion and persuasion. Her research also involves developing precise psychological interventions to help people think strategically about the way they approach and achieve their goals in school, and at work.


Ng Phui Yeng Tabitha

Email e0045036@u.nus.edu
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My research interest is in the field of comparative cognitive neuroscience. Specifically, I’m interested in the neurobiological bases of cognition in non-human primates and how they inform our understanding of evolutionary continuity across species. I’m privileged to work under the supervision of Dr. Camilo Libedinsky and Dr. Cullen Owens to investigate the neural mechanisms of spatial navigation in macaques. My research is centered on the representation of three-dimensional space in the macaque brain, and how this navigational system supports re-routing in the presence of roadblocks.


Ng Stevia

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I have a keen interest in the cognitive neuroscience of memory. I am looking to explore the mechanisms that lead to forgetting. With a background in medical imaging, I hope to use imaging tools to aid me in this endeavour.


Ong Xiang Ling

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I am interested in the effects of parenting on children's motivation and personality development. I am also interested in finding out how social stratification shapes children's beliefs about themselves.


Ouyang Huixiang

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I am enrolled in the Concurrent Degree Programme, pursuing both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology. Having done an independent study with Dr Jia on the psychology of immigration, I am continuing this line of research by exploring inspiration and immigrants in my Integrated Thesis. My broad research interests lie in industrial and organizational psychology, positive psychology and psychology of religion.


Ruth Poh Yi Ning

Email ruthpoh@u.nus.edu
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My research interests lie in the areas of psychopathology and clinical psychology. I am interested in the etiology and development of psychopathology and their applications in treating psychological disorders. Currently, I am enrolled in the Concurrent Degree Programme and working with Dr. Ryan Hong to explore the cognitive vulnerabilities of depression and anxiety in adolescents.


Tan Jethro

Email jethro@u.nus.edu
Personal Webpage twitter.com/gadjethro (@gadjethro)
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Besides pursuing my post graduate degree in NUS, I work as a researcher with the Home Team Behavioral Sciences Centre, where I look into matters pertaining to national security and national resilience. Particularly, I try to understand how nations respond and cope with crises (terror attack, health pandemic etc). I will be working with Dr Jia Lile for my thesis. In my free time, I enjoy exploring the implications of technology within society. I am constantly fascinated by how technology can improve lives and how it helps communities cope with crises. I love gadgets.


Tan Yia Chin

Email yiachin@u.nus.edu
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Yia Chin is interested in experimental existential psychology, and is currently working with Dr Jia Lile to explore on topics such as meaning-making in goal pursuit, creativity, and mortality salience. Having also a budding interest in neuroscience, she had a brief stint working as a research assistant in Dr Jean Liu's Social Neuro-Endocrinology Research Group (Synergy Lab) in Yale-NUS. When taking breaks, Yia Chin enjoys decorating the whiteboard (in the graduate students' room) with character drawings from the PhDcomic and taking comfort that graduate students across the world are all in this “together”.


Tao Weicheng

Email weicheng.tao@u.nus.edu
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My current research focuses on using EEG to study how people perceive and avoid loss. I am also interested in developing algorisms to detect and remove EEG artifacts. Besides research, I am good at playing badminton and making dumplings.


Teh Ning Yen Elizabeth

Email elizabeth.teh.ny@u.nus.edu
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I am interested in neurodevelopmental disorders and how they manifest in affected individuals across the lifespan. In particular, my research focus is on specific challenges and interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders. As a practising Speech & Language Therapist, I am constantly striving to improve treatments for communication deficits, social skills challenges and atypical emotional understanding in autism.


Ivan Teng

Email e0222870@nus.edu.sg
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My current research focuses on understanding the cognitive processes that lie behind phenomena such as ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response), synaesthesia and misophonia through behavioural and fMRI methods and exploring the possible relationships between them, and hopefully to use these phenomena as windows to better understand consciousness.


Teo Tzee Siong Elijah

Email e0046900@u.nus.edu
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Hi everyone! My research interest lies primarily in the area of correctional rehabilitation. Specifically I am keen to know how treatment programmes can be enhanced via implementation science. My current research looks at adverse childhood experiences and delinquency.


Thilanga Dilum Wewalaarachchi

Email thilanga.d.w@u.nus.edu
Personal Webpage https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Thilanga_Wewalaarachchi
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I am interested in investigating the differences in linguistic abilities of simultaneous and sequential bilingual preschoolers, crucially whether there is a ‘learning cost’ associated with asynchronous language learning in early childhood.


Vijaykumar Ranjith

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I am doing my PhD with Prof. Mike Cheung in the broad field of quantitative psychology. My interests lie in the analysis of clustered data, SEM and methods of summarizing effects via techniques of meta-analysis. Whenever i put my wannabe-intellectual hat on (which is almost all the time), I like to blabber on vague stuff --mainly politics and history (or my version of it anyhow). I also like to read up on evolutionary paradigms in animal (and human?) behavior, and on processes of discovery and justification in science and other human endeavors. I am also intrigued to no end by human claims about how they behave in groups (these claims go by the name "culture" in some quarters, I hear). To round off, my staple "food for the soul" consists of of j-dramas, k-movies, all of Lu Xun, Western classic stories/fiction, and well...anything American. Safe winds, Traveller.


Wang Yushi

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I am in the Concurrent Degree Program, pursuing both my Bachelor and Master in Psychology, under the supervision of Dr Ryan Hong. I am researching on emotion regulation, and seek to contextualise this process, by examining its interactions with the environment and the person regulating the emotions. I grew interested in this topic, as I came to appreciate the centrality of emotions in many of our experiences, and yet also observing the gap where many of us grew up not having learnt how to relate well to our emotions. It is therefore my aim to understand what relating well to our emotions mean, in a contextualised manner.

As a person, I enjoy listening to people’s narratives, and being there together with them through their emotions, whether positive or difficult. Hobbies that I engage in include taking pictures of beautiful skies, reading books, and hunting for delicious food .


Wong Chin Yi

Email e0222928@u.nus.edu
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I am keen on studying the differences between visual and auditory language processing as well as the moderating effects of proficiency. I believe these would yield interesting insights into the nature of language. In this area, I am currently working with Dr Winston Goh and Dr Melvin Yap.

My research interests also extend to comparative stigma and differential contributing factors, particularly in relation to mental health and correctional domains.

In my free time, I indulge in a lifelong love affair with the beautiful game of basketball.


Wong Kai Yun Caroline

Email caroline_wong@u.nus.edu
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I am interested in cognitive neuroscience, especially in the neural differences between clinical and healthy populations.


Wong Shi Hui Sarah

Email sarahwong@u.nus.edu
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My current research interests lie in the areas of educational and music psychology. In particular, I am interested in investigating cognitive techniques that foster higher-order learning outcomes such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity. As a musician, I also have an enduring fascination with exploring how psychological principles can be applied to shed light on music perception and enhance musical learning. More broadly, I seek to understand the optimal conditions that allow individuals to flourish and thrive in and beyond the classroom.


Yeo Christopher Gerard

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I am a student under the Concurrent Degree Programme (CDP), pursuing both my bachelor and masters degree. Under the supervision of Dr. Ryan Hong, my current research revolves around the psychopathology of anxiety and anxiety disorders, more specifically, focusing on cognitive vulnerabilities of anxiety.


Yip Ting Vania

Email vania.yip@u.nus.edu
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I am interested in the relationship between emotion and cognition, and how it informs automatic emotion regulation, specifically in the context of psychopathology. I have also developed a keen interest in child psychopathology, specifically, how deficits in emotion regulation influence maladaptive outcomes such as risk taking.


Yu Zhaoliang

Email zhaoliang@u.nus.edu
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I am currently exploring how emotions (e.g. gratitude) affect behaviors under the supervision of Dr. Eddie Tong. I have a broad interest in emotions, morals and decision making. I graduated from Nankai University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Psychology. Born and raised in northeast of China, I come to NUS without a sufficient preparation for the hot and wet weather of Singapore, and I still do not have a sunblock now.


Zhen Shanshan

Email shanshanzhen@u.nus.edu
Personal Webpage https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shanshan_Zhen2
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To understand and explain our ability to process multiple alternatives and choose an optimal course of action, I study both individual and interactive decision-making by combining the methods of behavioral experiments, functional neuroimaging, and formal economic models. I also focus on the development of decision-making in children, which may make real progress in gaining insight into the processes that underlie decisions and choices.


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