Graduate Students (Clinical)


Adeline Chia Hui Ning

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I previously worked as a Special Educations Teacher, a care home for Autistic Individuals and Samaritans suicide helpline. My research interests are on stress appraisals and how stress coping mechanisms can influence general health and academic performance. Other research interests include: Delayed gratification, addictive behaviours and motivation. My hobbies are Ultimate Frisbee, sketching and photography.


Carmen Chew Hooi Ling

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My broad research interests are in the areas of addictive behaviours, parenting and child psychology. In my free time, I enjoy rollercoasters, adventures, exploring new cultures and food.


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.


Chan Souk Mun, Cindy

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I completed my undergraduate studies at the University of Melbourne and Monash University in Australia; and my first Masters in King’s College London (UK). Prior to becoming a graduate student, I worked for 3 years as a psychologist associate with REACH (West), NUH, a community mental health team that reaches out to children and adolescents of school age, providing early assessment and intervention to them and their broader systems. My clinical and research interests lie in child psychopathology, parenting work, with a broad focus in childhood trauma and resiliency; and body image and identity difficulties. I am generally intrigued by all aspects of psychology relating to prevention and early intervention. Not far from psychology, you'll find me country-hopping, whilst mindfully engaged with calligraphy and water colouring.


Chan Suet In Sherina

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I graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor degree in Psychology. Prior to starting this Master’s program, I worked as a Research Assistant and a Life Coach in Hong Kong. My research interest lies in developmental psychology and child psychopathology, specifically how parent-child relationships, education systems and coping strategies contribute to the development and maintenance of childhood disorders.


Chew Xie Yin

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Before joining this Masters course as a clinical-psychologist aspirant, I was an ABA therapist for children with ASD in Malaysia. My research interests include the relationship between self-criticism and psychopathology, as well as how fidelity and flexibility in delivering an evidence-based treatment affects treatment outcomes. I am also interested in understanding how evidence-based psychological treatments can be best adapted and applied in the Southeast-Asian context. In my free time, I enjoy travelling, learning new languages, and indulging in dramas and music.


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.


Georgina Tay Jing Ting

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AMy name is Georgina. I enjoy traveling, music and doing sports. I am generally interested in research related to the forensic population. In particular, why people commit violence against others or to themselves.


Heng Shi En, Hannah

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After graduating from James Cook University (Singapore campus) with a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours, I worked at a public healthcare institution, working closely with geriatric participants for a longitudinal clinical research study. I appreciate a good Korean drama, and find fulfilment expressing myself via creative writing. I feel blessed to be onboard the clinical programme, and look forward to developing professionally and learning from lecturers, supervisors and peers alike.


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.


Ho Weng Siong Daniel

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In line with my previous work with children and adolescents, my clinical interests lie in child and adolescent at-risk populations. At present, I am working on issues regarding BDD among the young gay male population, supervised by Dr. Oliver Suendermann. I aspire to make a positive impact on others, in both professional and personal capacities. On the side, I absolutely adore anything related to music.


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.


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. 


Kuan Ai We

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I am currently pursuing my Master of Clinical Psychology (Clinical). Before joining this program, I pursued my MSc in Organisational Psychology at City, University of London and worked as a Human Resource Manager focusing on Transformational HR projects. I am very happy to be pursuing my current course with amazing colleagues and lecturers and hope to, one day, make a difference as a Clinical Psychologist in social and community services.


Lai Ke Yin Annelise

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


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 Zhao Ming Tony

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Loving and empowering children is my aim in life, I am glad to be part of the Masters in Clinical Psychology cohort this year. I am intrigued with the methods in which to best support children in their learning and everyday living. I also have a keen interest in stress and how it affects children through their appraisal of it. I also love working with children with difficulties and work with a group at Love Empowered Co-operative Limited to support children with learning needs and other difficulties. Overall, I feel that every child is special and it is important to love and empower them to his/her fullest potential.


Liu Ka Yee Anna

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My past research mainly focused on children, in the areas of social anxiety as well as the co-development of emotion regulation and executive functions. I also had some exposure of cross-cultural study relating to children’s emotional expressiveness. I am excited to explore other areas like mindfulness, chronic stress, rehabilitation and mental wellness.


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.


Nicole Wong Yue Ruan

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I enjoy working with both children and adults; it is extremely interesting to see how others view the world and what experiences shape them into who they are. I have a wide research interest and am interested in discussing cross-cultural issues, having been immersed in both UK and SG cultures. I like to travel and visit new places, most of all I love meeting new people so please introduce yourself and say hi if you spot me around!


Peh Chao Xu

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My areas of interests are in developmental psychopathology and trauma. In particular, I am interested in understanding how risk and protective factors contribute to changes in developmental trajectories. Prior to joining the clinical program, I worked in both clinical and research settings; first as an assistant psychologist with the Psychosocial Trauma Support Service at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, before taking up research positions as a biostatistician and research assistant with IMH Research Division and the National Addictions Management Service. In addition, I also had opportunities to be involved in psycho-oncology research at NUH. Aside from these, I thrive on poetry, cinema, tomatoes, sunlight, and water.


Personal webpage: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Chao_Xu_Peh


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.


Siti Fathin Aerlisa Binte Rosli

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I am fascinated by the works, research and progress made in child and adult psychopathology as they allow a better understanding of mental health issues and ways to effectively manage them, as well as empowering self and others. My interest lies broadly in the field of child and adult psychopathology, especially in personality, depressive, anxiety and substance-related and addictive disorders. My previous research includes personality traits - narcissism, competitiveness and risk-taking, and work attitudes - turnover intentions and job-hopping, in Singapore context. In the course of time, I hope to contribute and look forward to a more vibrant and progressive future in terms of the development of mental health sector in Singapore.


Soo See Ann

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My research interests are with mood disorders and mindfulness. My hobbies are yoga, running , baking, travelling and photography.


Sylvie Lian Yiting

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My research interests are in autism, anxiety and depression. My hobbies are water sports, rock climbing and reading science fiction/fantasy novels.


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.


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.

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