Graduate Students (Clinical)


Chan Hui Yu

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I am currently enrolled in the clinical program and is working on the role of cognitive emotion regulation in mediating the relationship between stress and psychosocial outcomes. My research interests are on psycho-oncology, emotion and psychopathology, and evaluation of psychosocial interventions. In my free time, I like to do craft work such as scrapbooking.


Chiong Shi Hui Rachel

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I am interested in the social-emotional development of children and youths and its relation to risk for psychopathology. In particular, I am interested in understanding the early risk and protective factors involved, such as individual differences in resilience, attachment styles, emotional regulation, and social-emotional problem solving. I also hope to be able to learn more about implementing community projects and public health interventions in order to increase mental health literacy and provide the public with the knowledge and resources to take a preventive stance against mental health issues, starting with when children are at a young age. My current research seeks to examine the relation between screen time and emotional and behavioural difficulties in preschool children. 


Claudia Stebbing

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My past research focused on mindfulness and its potential to appease suicidal ideation (manuscript currently under publication). Presently I research flexibility in emotion regulation strategies, a very interesting and fascinating topic. I feel very proud to sail the Masters Course boat together with my wonderful colleagues and lecturers/professors. My personal interests include photography, painting and travelling. 


Deborah Amanda Goh Hui En

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My current research interests are in trauma and resilience in children. Before joining the clinical programme, I worked in Child Protective Services with children who had been subject to intra-familial abuse and neglect, and with their families. Prior to that, I was involved in editing work, and in research - where I studied autistic traits in pre-schoolers, and cognitive perturbations in elderly persons with type 2 diabetes. I am keen to continue my practice with children and families in the field of trauma in future. 


Deborah Ong Cheng Choon

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My broad areas of interests lie in eating disorders and self-compassion. My current research examines the use of Fitbits in exacerbating excessive exercise and disordered eating. Clinically, I am keen to develop further skills in DBT.


Eng Wen Qi Charmaine Joanna

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I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of York (UK). Prior to becoming a graduate student, I worked for 3 years as an associate psychologist with REACH (West), based in NUH. It is a community mental health service for 7-18 year olds, comprising case management, assessment and intervention. My broad interests lie in child psychology, parenting work, local service development, and public psychoeducation. As part of my thesis, I am working with NUH on an fMRI study comparing the neural responses of ASD vs neurotypical subjects when presented with social stimuli. I plan to use the psychometric and behavioural data to investigate cross-cultural differences. If I had all the time and grant money I could get, I would love to do research on the beneficial impact of knitting on mental health outcomes (See http://stitchlinks.com/).


Elysia Tan Li Yan

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Elysia Tan is a first year Clinical Psychology Master. She has completed her Bachelor Degree with Honours in Psychology from the National University of Singapore. Prior to starting her Master at NUS, she worked as a Research Assistant in the Social Work Department at NUS. Her research interest focus is on mindfulness and the application of mindfulness in the clinical setting, particularly on the effects of mindfulness on cognitive processes and emotion regulation.


Eugene Kheng Wei Long

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Eugene's involvement in the mental health sector spans across pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations. He has experience working in rehabilitation centres, hospital, clinic, and special education settings in the United States, Australia, and Singapore. He was previously awarded the best experimental research award by the Singapore Psychological Society, and his current research interest is in the area of subjective quality of life outcomes in adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Singapore. In his spare time, Eugene enjoys travelling, doing sports, and dabbling in a little art and photography.


Heng Jee Tai Jeremy

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I am interested in the effects of parental psychopathology and quality of caregiving on early child outcomes, particularly among vulnerable families (i.e. low socioeconomic status, minority groups).  At present, I am seeking to examine the antecendents of caregiving, and the pathways through which caregiving may influence early development among toddlers in Singapore. I hope to relate my research to the clinical work I will do in the local social service sector. Other research interests include early declarative memory and the differential effects of ethnic/cultural differences in parenting on children's mental health. 


Ho Shi Yun

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I am currently pursuing my masters in clinical psychology. I enjoy working with children as well as elderly. My research interests include emotion and cognitive vulnerabilities that contribute to the development of psychopathology.


Koh Hwan Cui

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Hwan Cui obtained a PhD in Psychological Research from The University of Sheffield (UK). After finishing her studies, she has been working as a psychologist with children with developmental issues and behaviour problems in Singapore. Her PhD thesis was on visual perception in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). She has published research articles relating to autism and developmental screening. Her research interests are in autism, child development, developmental screening and parenting. 


Jerlyn Leong Chui Ling

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My clinical and research interests lie broadly in the field of developmental psychology and child psychopathology, specifically the interactions between the child and the family and school systems in the development and maintenance of childhood disorders. I also have a keen interest in Autism Spectrum Disorders across the lifespan, especially the high comorbidity of mental health difficulties amongst this population. At present, my research explores the identification and diagnosis of ASD in adulthood.


Kwek Shu Ping Christine

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My research interest lies in the area of child psychopathology, specifically Neurodevelopmental Disorders in children such as Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. I seek to better understand their behaviours as well as possible factors influencing challenging behaviours among children with these disorders. 


Lai Ke Yin Annelise

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Guest writer at MY PSYCHOLOGY website, research interests are cognitive, emotions, and social psychology.


Lai Wei Wei

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I am a clinical coursework student with an interest in working with families of children with chronic conditions.  Research interests include coping mechanisms and post-traumatic growth, in particular, among parents and caregivers of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Outside of school, I also enjoy reading, adventures and chit chatting about anything under the sun!


Lau Chi Kwan Karen

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I am currently enrolled into the Master of Psychology (Clinical) Programme. Apart from the human mental health, I also have a fond interest in International Relations, specifically development studies. I hope to one day serve the developing countries as a Clinical Psychologist.


Laura Rebecca Jonathan

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My research interests lie in the areas of social, moral, child and forensic psychology. Some particular topics include how empathy affects relationships, the links between fear and behaviour, the emotional remote control (how others control how we feel), how self esteem affects decision-making, delayed vs instant gratification, the links between addiction and loneliness and how adversity contributes to resilience.

I continue to be intrigued by the human mind and behaviour and aspire to be a hope for others. I love adventure, travelling, writing stories, Arts & Theatre, the French language, long walks at the beach and my family


Lavanya Sugumar

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My broad research interests are in the areas of clinical and social psychology. My previous research projects have been in the area of family violence and specifically assessing cultural influences on the perceptions of it. My hobbies outside of studies include baking and reading.


Liao Xueling Genevieve

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Genevieve graduated from James Cook University (Singapore) in 2012 with a Bachelor of Psychology and had been working as a literacy intervention teacher and a behaviour therapist since. Her general research interest is in child psychopathology – especially in social-emotional development of children with developmental disorders. She is currently supervised by Dr Iliana Magiati on a research about “comorbidity of ASD and ADHD symptomatology in pre-school Singaporean children”.


Lim Hui Xian, Jeanette

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My research interests lie in the fields of clinical psychology and neuroscience. I am interested in refining the current understanding of clinical symptoms, neuroscience and psychological well-being in schizophrenia.


Lim Hui Ying

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My current research study is on the rate of cognitive decline among elderly population in Singapore. Apart from that, I am also broadly interested in child psychopathology, resilience, and personality disorders.   


Lim Jia Li

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My broad area of interest lies in mindfulness and emotions (e.g. emotional regulations and ambivalence over emotional expression). I am also interested in Third Wave Cognitive Behavioral Therapy such as ACT and FAP.


Lin Jiayong

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My research interest is on screen time and its effects on sleep, emotional and behavioural difficulties in children.


Looi Pei Shan

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Broadly speaking, my research interests are in the field of adult psychopathology (specifically psychosis and personality disorders), disorders of aging as well as exploring mindfulness-based interventions.


Phua Ka Yin Phyllis

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Hello! I enjoy working with children and trauma victims, and I’m looking forward to working with other populations. Academically, I’m particularly interested in learning more about resilience, morality, religiosity and interdisciplinary discourses. Also an amateur crafter and musician who loves animals and the arts. I don't have a psychology-related webpage, but just in case non-psychology webpages are accepted, I have an online store selling my crafts at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Lyrese


R. Durgah

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I am currently pursuing my Masters in Clinical Psychology. My research interests include body dysmorphic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorders. In addition, my broad areas of interests lie in child and adolescent psychopathology, substance use and rehabilitation.


Rashida Binte Mohamed Zain

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My research interest is in emotions and psychological flexibility. Most often we have been exposed to the notion of “happily ever after”. However, is experiencing happiness the only way to be content with our lives? Are other emotions such as sadness, anger and fear as equally important for us to experience a fulfilling life? How do these emotions we innately acquired allow us to learn from our life experiences? What future decisions do these emotions allow us to make? How does accepting these emotions allow us to bounce back to normality following adverse life events? Having psychological flexibility allows us to accept emotions, including the difficult ones. It helps us to validate the emotion that we are experiencing which enables us to make appropriate changes to adapt to demanding environmental conditions. Increasing psychological flexibility can improve on acceptance of emotions, thereby mending and improving the quality of our lives.


Sara-Ann Lee Wanzhen

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I have a penchant for anything cognition related and my recent research interests include the validation and comparison of neurocognitive and social cognitive tasks in schizophrenia. That aside, I also enjoy travelling and exploring new places.


Sarah Kathleen Lam Woei Xi

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My interests lie in childhood and adolescent psychopathology. In my research thesis, I try to take a transactional perspective that looks at the child symptoms and functioning within the family context. Prior to the clinical masters, I had worked as a behaviour therapist for children with ASD and as a research coordinator at a child development lab. In my spare time, I enjoy rock climbing, reading, watching movies and catching up with friends.


Soh Wei Jie

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I am a Year 1 clinical psychology student. My interests lie in autism spectrum disorders, resilience in caregivers of children with neurodevelopmental disorders and the role of emotion regulation in internalizing disorders.


Tan Yi Zhen Henny Irawan

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I am interested in Compassion-Focused Therapy and the impact of self-compassion and self-criticism on mental well-being. I am also interested in comorbid disorders such as anxiety and depression in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. My current thesis, supervised by Dr. Iliana Magiati, looks at the potential roles of compassion and social support in the relationship between autistic traits and anxiety/depressive symptoms.


Tang Huan Shern

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I am currently a clinical psychology graduate student. My research interests include assessment and rehabilitation of violent offenders, as well as mechanisms between child abuse and psychopathology. In my free time, I like to read books or catch up on the latest Game of Thrones episode.


Toh Hock Peng, Adrian

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Adrian has been practising psychology in a hospital. Through his great interest and the opportunities provided, he was privileged to gain years of clinical experience in working with diverse populations of patients with concerns ranging from psychiatric (e.g. personality, mood and anxiety disorders), sexual dysfunctions, to lifestyle management (to improve management of physical health). With strong beliefs that practice should adhere to scientist-practitioner model, Adrian, in his course of work, plays an active role in initiating as well as collaborating with other psychologists, and healthcare professionals in scientific researches and publications. His current research interests relate to evidence-based psychological interventions, ethics and electroconvulsive therapy. Out of his work hours, he is an active member of the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS) and has been serving in the council of the society for the last seven years.


Wang Liwen Joelle

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My broad research interest is in the field of child psychopathology. I am interested in how the development of children is affected by various learning difficulties and disorders, especially in the field of language and social skills. I have a special interest in disorders that typically have an onset in children or adolescents, how they persist or desist into adulthood, their impact on development, and effectiveness of available therapeutic interventions for these disorders. In my free time I enjoy exploring new places, traveling, and hiding in a chill cafe with a nice book.


Vaishnavi Venkatesh

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My research interest lies in child psychopathology, specifically in Autism Spectrum Disorders. I'm also keen on learning more about the diversity of culture and its influence on parent-child relationships. In my free time I like to go on long walks, solve crosswords and jigsaw puzzles.


Vicki Lim Wei Qi

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My key area of interest lies in child psychology, specifically developmental and mood disorders. I had previously been working mostly with the special needs populations in Singapore (e.g. children with dyslexia, autism, and Down's syndrome). At present, I am exploring autistic-related traits in psychopathology.


Victoria Fee Hui Fen

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I am interested in the development of suicidality, specifically in the factors that mediate the link from ideation to action. I am also keen to explore the effectiveness of therapeutic efforts aimed at increasing levels of hope in managing and reducing suicidal risk.


Wong Men Heng Marian

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I am a student in the Joint Masters in Clinical Psychology program in NUS in collaboration with University of Melbourne. I graduated from King's College London (UK) with a Masters in Mental Health Studies in 2012 and worked in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong before commencing this current degree. My thesis looks at the feasibility and effects of mental health paraprofessional training for Filipina Foreign Domestic Workers in Singapore. 

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