Health Cluster

 

News & Events

 

30 June 2016
Promoting the Status of Qualitative Research Writing in Health and Social Care
Jointly organized with Department of Social Work
Click here for map to Faculty Lounge.

15 February 2016
Issues and policies on health and welfare services for the elderly in Japan
Jointly organized with Centre for Family and Population Research and Department of Japanese Studies Click here for more information.

12 November 2015
Live, Learn & Work: Exploring Possibilities with Longevity
Jointly organized with Duke-NUS, Center for Ageing Research & Education
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18 May 2015
Models for Ageing in Community in the U.S.: Lessons for Singapore?
Speaker: Susann Wilkinson [MSW, MPH], visitor at SUTD
Click here for more information.

5 Mar 2015
Sanitation, Differentiation & Inequality in the Emerging Chinese City
Speaker: Dr Deljana Iossifova from the University of Manchester
Click here for more information.

25 Feb 2015
Engagement of Older Adults: International Perspectives
Speakers: Prof Nancy Morrow-Howell and Ms Stephanie Herbers from Washington University
Click here for more information.

30 Oct 2014
How Hospital Managers Respond to Regulations in Japan
Jointly organized with Economic Society of Singapore; and Singapore Centre for Applied and Policy Economics (SCAPE)
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02 Oct 2014
Patterns and Trends in Fertility: Influences, Impact and Implications
jointly organized with Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
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20 Aug 2014
Grandparents raising grandchildren: The impact of caregiving on Chinese older adults’ life satisfaction
jointly organized with the Centre for Family and Population Research
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17 April 2014
Inaugural Conference of the Singapore Health Economics Association
jointly organized with the Singapore Management University, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
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27 March 2014
Annual Scientific Conference on Ageing: Successful Ageing in Asia Pacific
jointly organized with the Gerontological Soceity of Singapore
Conference convernor: A/P Goh Lee Gan, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Click here for more information.
Registration form: Download

26 March 2014
Workshop on best practices for active ageing
Organized by the Health Research Cluster, NUS
Supported by College of Alice and Peter Tan, Council for Third Age and, Fei Yue Community Services
Chair: A/P Thang Leng Leng, Japanese Studies, NUS
Click here for more information.

13 February 2014
Roundtable on Challenges and Opportunities of Population Ageing: the approach of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
Click here for more information.
Speaker: Dr Viviane Brunne, Population Unit of the UNECE
Chair: Dr Yap Mui Teng, Institute of Policy Studies
(jointly organized with the Institute of Policy Studies, Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy)

17 Jan 2014
Public Lecture: The Psychology of Betrayal Trauma: Memory, Mental and Physical Health, and Gender
Seminar: Betrayal Blindness, Institutional Betrayal, and Telling about Betrayal
Click here for more information.
Speaker: Professor Jennifer Freyd, University of Oregon, USA
Chair: A/P Gabriel Tan, Psychology Department

5-6 December 2013
Living alone: One-person household in Asia
Organised by Professor YEUNG Wei-Jun Jean, Dr. Adam Cheung
For detail please go to Asia Research Institute

15 May 2013
Emotion regulation during stress and healthy biological ageing
Speaker: Dr. Kirstin Aschbacher, University of California San Francisco
Chair: A/P Gabriel Tan, Psychology Department

14 February 2013
Management of acute and procedural pain
Speaker: Elvira Lang, MD, FSIR, FSCEH
Chair: A/P Gabriel Tan, Psychology Department

30 November 2012
Europe and Asia Forum on Active Ageing and Intergenerational solidarity ~ In commemoration of 2012 Europe year of active ageing and solidarity between generations
Guest of honor: Acting Minister Chan Chun Sing, Ministry of Social and Family Development

9 October 2012
Roundtable on 'Ageing in place - How prepared is Singapore?'
Guest of honor: Minister of State, Dr Amy KHOR
Chair: Dr. Qiushi Feng of Sociology Department

14 August 2012
Talk on "Integrating global studies into health education: Challenges & innovations in a US university"
Speaker: Prof. Matthew Sparke of University of Washington (UW)


About Us

The Health Cluster is committed to initiating and supporting faculty and graduate student research on health-related issues of relevance to Singapore and the region. Based in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, cluster research projects are multidisciplinary and build on existing cross-campus collaborations with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and the Faculties of Law, Business, and Engineering. The cluster has close to 30 affiliated faculty members based in various departments in the FASS, such as Communications and New Media, Economics, Geography, Japanese Studies, Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work. Faculty interests are wide-ranging; however, since 2006 a few areas have emerged as focal research areas: research on health policy, long term health care financing, addiction behavior, neuropsychology, disease pandemics, post-disaster health risks, and aging issues (such as active aging, the relationship between social isolation and health, caregiving, and end-of-life issues).

The Cluster also strongly supports the development of graduate student work in the field of health research. Currently, we have graduate students (based in individual departments) working in the areas of fertility, mortality, public health, HIV, and aging, using data from Singapore and other parts of Asia. Graduate students are encouraged to present their on-going work at the Health Cluster Graduate Student Forum which runs a monthly seminar series. Since its formation in 2006, the Health Cluster has established research projects with key stakeholders in the community such as the Asia Research Institute (NUS), the Council for Third Age, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Ministry of Community, Development, Youth & Sports, the Ministry of Health, the Health Promotion Board, and Tsao Foundation. The Health Cluster is also developing research projects with the international research community principally through the International Alliance of Research Universities. The Health Cluster is playing a key role in the development of research on healthy aging with IARU partners and the NUS Virtual Institute of Aging.


Contact Us

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
The Shaw Foundation Building, Block AS7, Level 6
5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570

Health Cluster
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Fax : (65) 67794662

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Dean's Office, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences National University of Singapore

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  • 5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
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