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Research Projects


Research in the Social Work Department is integrated with our practice and teaching of social work. Many of our research projects are collaborations with local community partners and international researchers. The projects analyse trends on issues of societal concern, and evaluate policies, programs and services for populations in need. Research also provides hands-on learning to students who are engaged in the projects.

Our staff are involved in a variety of research projects. Students interested in a specific area or research interest can refer to the following list and contact the respective professors for more information.


    NAME OF PI:
  1. o ESTHER GOH

    Research Interests:

    • Bilateral parent-child dynamics
    • Children as agentic beings in cultural contexts
    • Cross-cultural childrearing: China, Singapore
    • Intergenerational dynamics within families
    • Impact of problem gambling on family and intergenerational dynamics
    • Social Work practice-based evidence research
    • Religion as social support for immigrants in Singapore

    Single Author Book:

    Goh, E. C. L. (2011). China's one child policy and multiple caregiving - Raising little suns in Xiamen. London: Routledge.

    Publications - Peer Reviewed Academic Journals:

    Goh, E.C.L., Ng, V., Yeoh, B. (2016). The Family Exclusion Order as a harm-minimisation measure for casino gambling: The case of Singapore. International Gambling Studies, 1-18.

    Goh, E.C.L., Tsang, B., Chokkanathan, S. (2016).Intergenerational Reciprocity Reconsidered: The Honour and Burden of Grandparenting in Urban China, Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacifi. Issue 39 [PDF].

    Goh, E.C.L. (in press). VWO doing ground-up research: A practitioner-initiated-academic-facilitated collaboration model. IPS Exchange Series.

    Low, Suzanne S. H., and Goh, Esther C. L. (2015). Granny as nanny - Positive outcomes for grandparents providing childcare for dual-income families. Fact or Myth? Journal of Intergenerational Relationships. 13, 302-319.

    Praimkumar, S., & Goh, E.C.L. (2015). Understanding the impact of the mother-child relationship on sex workers' decision to enter and leave the streets - Lessons for social work practice. Journal of Social Work Practic.30, 43-58

    Chong, W. H., Choo, H, Goh, E. C. L., Wee, P., Goh, W., & Chay, O. M. (2015). Preventive child healthcare in Singapore: A parents' well-being perspective. Annals Academy of Medicine, 44, 12, 550-553.

    Goh, E.C.L. (2015). Vulnerable families as active agents of their own change process. Social Work. 60, 145-154.

    Wong, H. M., & Goh, E. C. L. (2014). Dynamics of ADHD in familial contexts: Perspectives from children and parents and implications for practitioners. Social Work in Health Care. 53(7), 601-616.

    Chee, L.P., Goh, E.C.L. & Kucyznksi, L. (2014). "Oversized loads - Children parentification in low-income families and the underlying parent-child dynamics". Families in Society. 95, 204-212.

    Chan, G. W. L., & Goh, E. C. L. (2014). 'My parents told us that they will always treat my brother differently because he is autistic' - Are siblings of autistic children the forgotten ones? Journal of Social Work Practice. 28, 155-171.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Kuczynski, L. (2014). 'She is too young for these chores' - Is housework taking a back seat in urban Chinese childhood? Children & Society. 28, 280-291. DOI:10.1111/j.1099-0860.2012.00470.x.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2013). "You must finish your dinner" Meal time dynamics between grandparents, parents and grandchildren in urban China. British Food Journal, 115(3), 365-376.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Hsu, C.-Y. S. (2013). Bilateral parent-child interactions in school-age children's tooth-brushing behaviors. Pediatric Dentistry. 35(1), 414-420.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2012). Integrating mindfulness and reflection in the teaching and learning of listening skills for undergraduate social work students in Singapore. Social Work Education, 31(5), 587-604.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Goransson, K. (2011). Doing ethnographic research in Chinese families - Reflections on methodological concerns from two Asian cities. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 10(3), 265-281.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Kuczynski, L. (2010). 'Only children' and their coalition of parents: considering grandparents and parents as joint caregivers in urban Xiamen, China. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 13(4), 221-231.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2009) 'Grandparents as childcare providers: An in-depth analysis of the case of Xiamen, China', Journal of Aging Studies, 23, 60-68.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Kuczynski, L. (2009). Agency and power of single children in multi-generational families in urban Xiamen, China. Culture and Psychology, 15(4), 506-534.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2006) Raising the single child in urban China - An intergenerational joint mission between parents and grandparents, Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 4, 7-28.

    Book Chapters:

    Goh, E. C. L. & Tan, C (2015). 'The brother I have never known - New immigrants meeting old timer immigrants in Church' in Farhadin edited 'Popular spiritual movement in South East Asia', Singapore, Armour Publishing

    Goh, E. C. L. & Ow, R. (2011). 'Not so equal childhood', in A. Wee & K. Metha edited 'Social Work in Context', Singapore, Pearsons.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2002). Integrating Spirituality in Counselling, in Hedges and Edges, Singapore, Care Corner

    Book Reviews:

    Goh, E C L (2009) Listening to children, British Journal of Social Work, Vol 39(2), pp. 386-388.

    Goh, E C L (2009) Review: Kristin Luker - Salsa dancing into social science. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008. International Sociology, 24(5), 750-752.

    Other publication:

    Goh, E. C.L. (2010). Using the "Daily Bad Habit Tracking Exercise" to Reduce Barriers to Listening. CDTL Brief, Vol 13 (2), pp. 12-14.

    NAME OF PI:
  1. o CHOO HYEKYUNG

    Teaching Areas:

    • SW3206 Gender Issues in Social Work Practice
    • SW3217 Mental Health and Illness
    • SW4103 Advanced Research and Evaluation
    • SW4213 Social Networks and Social Support
    • SWD5103 Contemporary Social Work Practice
    • SWD5120 Social Work Practicum Seminar

    Current Research Projects:

    Mohanty, J., & Choo, H. The Acculturation experiences of immigrants in Singapore (under review by Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies)

    Choo, H., Gentile, D. A., Chng, S. E. G., & Khoo, A. Effect of peer support on pathological symptoms of Internet use among children and adolescents.

    Choo, H., Chng, S. E. G., Fung, D., & Khoo, A. Moderating effect of peer support on depression among cyber victims.

    Sim, T., Choo, H., Khoo, A., Yeong, A., & Lam, W. M. What to do? Engaging adolescents who play games excessively.

    Yow, T. T. S., & Choo, H. How do the appraisal and coping of marital infidelity affect the mental health among clients of social service agencies in Singapore?

    Publications:

    JOURNALS

    Green C. S., Eichenbaum, A., Kattner, F., Bradford, D., Gentile, D. A., Choo, H., Chen, V., Khoo, A. (2015). The role of game genres and the development of internet gaming disorder in school-aged children. Journal of Addictive Behaviors, Therapy and Rehabilitation, 4 (3), doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2324-9005.1000141.

    Liau, A. K. F., Choo, H., Li, D., Gentile, D. A., Sim, T., & Khoo (in press), A. Pathological video-game use among youth: A prospective study examining dual growth trajectory models. Addiction Research & Theory, 23, 301-308.

    Choo, H., Sim, T., Liau, A. K. F., Gentile, D. A., & Khoo, A. (2014). Parental influences on pathological symptoms of video-gaming among children and adolescents: A prospective study. Journal of Child and Family Studies, Available Online (doi: 10.1007/s10826-014-9949-9)

    Lee, C. H., Choo, H., Tai, B. C.., Chan, M. Y., Phua, Q. H., Low, T. T., Richards, A. M., Tan, H. C., Ow, R., & Yeo, T. C. (2013). "Immigrant status and disparities in health care delivery in myocardial infarction". International Journal of Cardiology, 166 (3), 696-701.

    Choo, H. and D. Shek (2013). Quality of Parent-Child Relationship, Family Conflict, Peer Pressure, and Drinking Behaviors of Adolescents in an Asian Context: The Case of Singapore. Social Indicators Research. 110, 1141-1157.

    Li, D., Choo, H., Khoo, A., & Liau, A. (2012). Effects of digital game play among young Singaporean gamers: A two-wave longitudinal study. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research.

    Choo, H. (2012). "Stress Process of Illicit Drug Use among U. S. Immigrants' Adolescent Children: A Longitudinal Study". Journal of Community Psychology, 40(3), 358-371.

    Liau, A., Neo, E. C., Gentile, D. A., Choo, H., Sim, T., Li, D. & Khoo, A. (2011). "Impulsivity, self-regulation, and pathological video-gaming: Testing a moderated mediation model". Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, Available online (doi:10.1177/1010539511429369).

    Gentile, A. D., Choo, H., Liau, A., Sim, T., Li, D., Fung, D., & Khoo, A. (2011) "Pathological video-gaming among Singaporean youth: A two year longitudinal study". Pediatrics, 127(2), 319-329.

    Ang, R., Choo, H., & Ow, R. (2011). "Poor hemodialysis outcome: Identifying social risk factors in elderly and non-elderly patients in Singapore" Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21 (1), 71-88.

    Choo, H., & Sim, T (2010)."Health risk behaviors of foreign-born adolescents in Singapore: Exploration of risk factors in an Asian context". British Journal Of Social Work, 40 (7), 2203-2222.

    Choo, H., Gentile, D.A., Sim, T., Li, D., Khoo, A., & Liu, A. (2010). "Pathological video-gaming among Singaporean youth". Annals Academy Of Medicine, Singapore, 39 (11), 822-829. [Received Silver Award for Best Publications of the Journal in 2010, April 2011].

    Choo, H. (2008). "Parent-child relationships and drug use among foreign-born adolescents in Singapore immigrant families: Implications for parenting strategies" Journal of Youth Studies - the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, 11 (2), 85-96.

    EDITORIAL WORK AND CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

    Chong, W. H., Choo, H., Goh, E., Wee, P. Y. Y., Goh, W., & Chay, O. M. (2015). Preventive child healthcare in Singapore: A parents' well-being perspective. Annals Academy Of Medicine, Singapore, 44, 550-553.

    Choo, H., & Chong, E. J. (in press) Intervention: Treatment models for Internet and Gaming addiction. Chapter 8, Internet Addiction, Marshal Cavendish.

    Khoo, A. C., Chen, V., & Choo, H. (in press). Effects of digital gaming among children and adolescents in Singapore: A summary of research findings. In New Media and Learning in the 21st Century: A socio-cultural perspective, Springer.

    EDITORIAL AND SHORTER ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

    Chong, W. H., Choo, H., Goh, E., Wee, P. Y. Y., Goh, W., & Chay, O. M. (2015). Preventive child healthcare in Singapore: A parents' well-being perspective. Annals Academy Of Medicine, Singapore, 44, 550-553.

    Khoo, C. E. A., Sim, T., Chen, V., Choo, H. et al. (2008) "Effect of digital gaming on children and teenagers in Singapore: First year report". Singapore Ministry of Education.

    Choo, H., Ong, T. H., & Sim, T. (2007). "Needs assessment of aftercare services for ex-offenders and their families" Singapore Prison Service, Singapore.

    Choo, H. (2014). Mixed method approach in Asian migration research. Journal of Population Research, Available Online (doi :10.1007/s12546-014-9131-7).

    PUBLISHED REPORTS

    Khoo, C. E. A., Sim, T., Chen, V., Choo, H. et al. (2008) "Effect of digital gaming on children and teenagers in Singapore: First year report". Singapore Ministry of Education.

    Choo, H., Ong, T. H., & Sim, T. (2007). "Needs assessment of aftercare services for ex-offenders and their families" Singapore Prison Service, Singapore.

  2. NAME OF CO-I:
  3. o ESTHER GOH

    Research Interests:

    • Bilateral parent-child dynamics
    • Children as agentic beings in cultural contexts
    • Cross-cultural childrearing: China, Singapore
    • Intergenerational dynamics within families
    • Impact of problem gambling on family and intergenerational dynamics
    • Social Work practice-based evidence research
    • Religion as social support for immigrants in Singapore

    Single Author Book:

    Goh, E. C. L. (2011). China's one child policy and multiple caregiving - Raising little suns in Xiamen. London: Routledge.

    Publications - Peer Reviewed Academic Journals:

    Goh, E.C.L., Ng, V., Yeoh, B. (2016). The Family Exclusion Order as a harm-minimisation measure for casino gambling: The case of Singapore. International Gambling Studies, 1-18.

    Goh, E.C.L., Tsang, B., Chokkanathan, S. (2016).Intergenerational Reciprocity Reconsidered: The Honour and Burden of Grandparenting in Urban China, Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacifi. Issue 39 [PDF].

    Goh, E.C.L. (in press). VWO doing ground-up research: A practitioner-initiated-academic-facilitated collaboration model. IPS Exchange Series.

    Low, Suzanne S. H., and Goh, Esther C. L. (2015). Granny as nanny - Positive outcomes for grandparents providing childcare for dual-income families. Fact or Myth? Journal of Intergenerational Relationships. 13, 302-319.

    Praimkumar, S., & Goh, E.C.L. (2015). Understanding the impact of the mother-child relationship on sex workers' decision to enter and leave the streets - Lessons for social work practice. Journal of Social Work Practic.30, 43-58

    Chong, W. H., Choo, H, Goh, E. C. L., Wee, P., Goh, W., & Chay, O. M. (2015). Preventive child healthcare in Singapore: A parents' well-being perspective. Annals Academy of Medicine, 44, 12, 550-553.

    Goh, E.C.L. (2015). Vulnerable families as active agents of their own change process. Social Work. 60, 145-154.

    Wong, H. M., & Goh, E. C. L. (2014). Dynamics of ADHD in familial contexts: Perspectives from children and parents and implications for practitioners. Social Work in Health Care. 53(7), 601-616.

    Chee, L.P., Goh, E.C.L. & Kucyznksi, L. (2014). "Oversized loads - Children parentification in low-income families and the underlying parent-child dynamics". Families in Society. 95, 204-212.

    Chan, G. W. L., & Goh, E. C. L. (2014). 'My parents told us that they will always treat my brother differently because he is autistic' - Are siblings of autistic children the forgotten ones? Journal of Social Work Practice. 28, 155-171.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Kuczynski, L. (2014). 'She is too young for these chores' - Is housework taking a back seat in urban Chinese childhood? Children & Society. 28, 280-291. DOI:10.1111/j.1099-0860.2012.00470.x.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2013). "You must finish your dinner" Meal time dynamics between grandparents, parents and grandchildren in urban China. British Food Journal, 115(3), 365-376.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Hsu, C.-Y. S. (2013). Bilateral parent-child interactions in school-age children's tooth-brushing behaviors. Pediatric Dentistry. 35(1), 414-420.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2012). Integrating mindfulness and reflection in the teaching and learning of listening skills for undergraduate social work students in Singapore. Social Work Education, 31(5), 587-604.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Goransson, K. (2011). Doing ethnographic research in Chinese families - Reflections on methodological concerns from two Asian cities. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 10(3), 265-281.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Kuczynski, L. (2010). 'Only children' and their coalition of parents: considering grandparents and parents as joint caregivers in urban Xiamen, China. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 13(4), 221-231.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2009) 'Grandparents as childcare providers: An in-depth analysis of the case of Xiamen, China', Journal of Aging Studies, 23, 60-68.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Kuczynski, L. (2009). Agency and power of single children in multi-generational families in urban Xiamen, China. Culture and Psychology, 15(4), 506-534.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2006) Raising the single child in urban China - An intergenerational joint mission between parents and grandparents, Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 4, 7-28.

    Book Chapters:

    Goh, E. C. L. & Tan, C (2015). 'The brother I have never known - New immigrants meeting old timer immigrants in Church' in Farhadin edited 'Popular spiritual movement in South East Asia', Singapore, Armour Publishing

    Goh, E. C. L. & Ow, R. (2011). 'Not so equal childhood', in A. Wee & K. Metha edited 'Social Work in Context', Singapore, Pearsons.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2002). Integrating Spirituality in Counselling, in Hedges and Edges, Singapore, Care Corner

    Book Reviews:

    Goh, E C L (2009) Listening to children, British Journal of Social Work, Vol 39(2), pp. 386-388.

    Goh, E C L (2009) Review: Kristin Luker - Salsa dancing into social science. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008. International Sociology, 24(5), 750-752.

    Other publication:

    Goh, E. C.L. (2010). Using the "Daily Bad Habit Tracking Exercise" to Reduce Barriers to Listening. CDTL Brief, Vol 13 (2), pp. 12-14.

  4. o NG YUE HOONG IRENE

    Teaching Areas:

    • Welfare Economics
    • Agency Planning and Programme Development
    • Social Welfare Policy and Planning
    • Introduction to Social Work
    • Urban Youth Work
    • Poverty and Asset-building Policy

    Current Research Projects:

    • Longitudinal study of low-income families in Singapore
    • Political economy of intergenerational mobility
    • Sentencing of juvenile serious offenders in Michigan
    • Social Work professional issues

    Publications

    ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. 2013. Education and intergenerational mobility in Singapore. Educational Review. Early online view.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sarri, R.C. & Stoffregen, E. (forthcoming). Intergenerational incarceration: risk factors and social exclusion. Journal of Poverty.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). Social welfare in Singapore: rediscovering poverty, reshaping policy. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 23 (1): 35-47.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). Multi-stressed low-earning families in contemporary policy context: lessons from Work Support recipients in Singapore. Journal of Poverty. 17(1): 86-109.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). The political economy of intergenerational mobility in Singapore. International Journal of Social Welfare. 22(2): 207-218. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2012.00887.x.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sarri, R.C., Shook, J.S., Stoffregen, E. (2012). Comparison of Correctional Services to Youths Incarcerated in Adult and Juvenile Facilities in Michigan. The Prison Journal. 92(4): 460 - 483.

    Nursila, S.B.S. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Educational Aspirations of Malay Youths from Low-income Families in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 22(4):253-265.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Parents psychological self-concepts and children issues in low-income families in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 22(1): 50-62.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Nesamani, T., Lee, A., & Ngiam, T.L. (2012). Designing and Implementing an Evaluation of a National Work Support Program. Evaluation and Program Planning. 35: 78-87. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2011.07.002

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2012). Funding and remuneration in social services: lessons from Singapore. Administration in Social Work. 36 (3): 280-301. doi: 10.1080/03643107.2011.592055

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Koh, G. (2012). Chinese Singaporean attitudes towards poverty and inequality: a comparative analysis. International Journal of Social Welfare. 21(2):149-159. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2011.00785.x.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Shen, X., Sim, H., Sarri, R.C., Stoffregen, E., & Shook, J. J. (2011). Incarcerating juveniles in adult prisons as a factor of depression. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 21(1): 21-34. doi: 10.1002/cbm.783.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Globalized intentions in tension: the case of Singapore [Globalisation and Indigenisation]. International Social Work. 53(5): 671-685. doi: 10.1177/0020872810371202.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Where juvenile serious offenders live: a neighbourhood analysis of Wayne County, Michigan. Journal of Criminal Justice, 8(2): 207-215. doi:10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2010.02.002.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sim, H. & Tan, R. (2010). The pay challenge: The case of social workers in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 20(2).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Shen, X.Y., Ho, K.W. (2009) Intergenerational earnings mobility in Singapore and the United States. Journal of Asian Economics, 20(2), 110-119. doi: 10.1016/j.asieco.2008.09.010.

    Ng, I. Y. H. (2007). Intergenerational income mobility in Singapore. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Topics), 7(2), 1-33. doi:10.2202/1935-1682.1713. Available at: http://www.bepress.com/bejeap/vol7/iss2/art3

    Goodkind, S. Ng, I.Y.H. & Sarri, R. (2006). The impact of sexual abuse in the lives of young women involved or at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system. Violence Against Women. 12, 456-477. doi: 10.1177/1077801206288142

    CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

    Ng, I.Y.H. (forthcoming). The political economy of intergenerational mobility: implications for Singapore's skills strategy. In Johnny Sung (ed). Skills Strategies for an Inclusive Society: the Roles of the State, the Enterprise and the Worker. Singapore: Institute for Adult Learning.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Ho, K.W. (forthcoming). Policy Responses in an Unstable Globalized Economy: Multi-Stressed Low-Earning Families in Singapore, in Jean Yeung (ed). Economic Stress and Families in asia: Research and Policy Challenges. Singapore: Springer.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011). Workfare in Singapore. In K.C. Chak & K. Ngok (Eds.), Welfare reform in East Asia: towards workfare? U.K.: Routledge.

    Ngiam, T.L. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2011). Contemporary welfare policies and social well-being. In K.K. Mehta & A. Wee (Eds.), Social Work in the Singapore Context (2nd ed.) Singapore: Pearson.

    BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS AUTHORED

    Ng, I.Y.H. (with contributions from students in the Social Work Department and National Youth council) (2012). Youth participation and Youth-led programmes in Singapore. YouthScope 2012: A Journal of Youth Research Studies in Singapore. National Youth Council, Singapore. http://www.resourceportal.nyc.sg/nycp/ShowDoc/WLP Repository/nyc/resources_fs/YouthScope_5th issue 2012

    Ho, K.C., Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W. & Hamid, N.A. (2011). Youth.sg: The State of Youth in Singapore 2010. Singapore: National Youth Council.

    SHORTER ARTICLES/COMMENTS IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Editorial. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development (Special on Social Dimension of Childhood Poverty), 22(1).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Chan, X.J. & Chay, A. (2012). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Graduates 2009-2011. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2012/02/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2009-2011.html#more

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011, February 15). Singapore's education system: growing worry of social immobility. The Straits Times.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Honours Graduates 2008-2010. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2011/06/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2008-2010.html.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010, September 23) Can we fix inequality? Salt: Fostering the non-profit community. Available at: http://www.salt.org.sg/articles_list/detail/4c9aee09-99f4-4291-bfe6-0cc07c3410df.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010) What if social workers are paid more? [Commentary]. Administration in Social Work, 34(4): 351-360.

    Ng, I. Y. H., & Rothwell, D. (2009). A rising tide lifts no sunken boat. Social Space, 2, 92-98. Available at: http://www.lcsi.smu.edu.sg/downloads/SocialSpace2009-IreneNg&DavidRothwell.pdf

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., & Ho, K.C. (2009) Family environment, class, and youth social participation. YouthSCOPE, 3, 78-90.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2006). Intergenerational income mobility of young Singaporeans. YouthSCOPE, 1, 40-57.

    Ho, K.C., Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W. & Hamid, N.A. (2011). Youth.sg: The State of Youth in Singapore 2010. Singapore: National Youth Council.

    SHORTER ARTICLES/COMMENTS IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Editorial. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development (Special on Social Dimension of Childhood Poverty), 22(1).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Chan, X.J. & Chay, A. (2012). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Graduates 2009-2011. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2012/02/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2009-2011.html#more

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011, February 15). Singapore's education system: growing worry of social immobility. The Straits Times.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Honours Graduates 2008-2010. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2011/06/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2008-2010.html.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010, September 23) Can we fix inequality? Salt: Fostering the non-profit community. Available at: http://www.salt.org.sg/articles_list/detail/4c9aee09-99f4-4291-bfe6-0cc07c3410df.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010) What if social workers are paid more? [Commentary]. Administration in Social Work, 34(4): 351-360.

    Ng, I. Y. H., & Rothwell, D. (2009). A rising tide lifts no sunken boat. Social Space, 2, 92-98. Available at: http://www.lcsi.smu.edu.sg/downloads/SocialSpace2009-IreneNg&DavidRothwell.pdf

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., & Ho, K.C. (2009) Family environment, class, and youth social participation. YouthSCOPE, 3, 78-90.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2006). Intergenerational income mobility of young Singaporeans. YouthSCOPE, 1, 40-57.

    SHORTERUNPUBLISHED REPORTS

    Ng, I.Y.H. et al. (forthcoming). Social Infrastructure Development. Study Group Report for Population Outcomes: Singapore 2050 (Policy Road-Maps for Singapore's Future Population). Singapore: Institute of Policy Studies, National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Mathews, M. & Tharmalingam, N. (2013). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support Programme: Third Annual Report: January to December 2012. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Ministry of Social and Family Development. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Mathews, M. & Tharmalingam, N. (2012). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support Programme: Research Report 2012 - Economic and Non-economic Well-being of Work Support Self-Reliance Recipients at the Beginning and End of Programme Participation. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Social and Family Development. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2012). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: Second Annual Report: January to December 2011. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Funding and remuneration in social services. National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2011). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: First Annual Report: June 2009 to December 2010. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Tan, L. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Proposal for the Chinese Development Assistance Council Project RAISE evaluation. Unpublished report submitted to the Chinese Development Assistance Council. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Sim, H. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Report of SASW survey of social workers. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2010). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: Phase one report. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2009). Report on jobs and wages of social work graduates of 2008/09. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Tan, R., & Ng, K.H. (2008). Report on survey of social workers in March 2008. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore. Available at: http://www.bing.com/search q=Report+of+SASW+survey+of+social+workers FORM=LEMBLB PC=MALC MKT=en-sg.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T.L., Chiam, A.L. (2007, Feb 5). Work Support replication survey: Report of findings. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    EDITORIAL WORK ON JOURNALS

    Executive Editor, Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development
  5. o BRENDA YEOH
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o SRINIVASAN CHOKKANATHAN

    Research Interests:

    • Well being of older adults
    • Family violence
    • Scale construction
    • Program evaluation
    • Adoption of children

  2. NAME OF CO-I:
  3. o ROSALEEN OW
    • Cross-culture studies especially of models and concepts in local social work practice e.g. interpersonal communications, parenting and child development


    Article in Journal

    Ow, R S O, "Elderly Health". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 3 - 5. (Singapore). (Editorial for the Special Issue on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).

    Ow, R S O, "Poor Hemodialysis Outcome: Identifying Social Risk Factors in Elderly and Non-Elderly Patients in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 71 - 88. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore jointly oraganized by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Do Caregiver Beliefs Matter? An Exploratory Study of Palliative Caregiving Decisions in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 54 - 70. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Development of a Research Proposal to Explore Needs and Service Utilization among the Conjugally Bereaved in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 6 - 17. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Negotiating Challenges: Social Development in Asia". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 20, no. 1 (2010): 82 - 94. (Singapore).

    Khng*, J.N.K. and R S O Ow, "Getting Out: Factors that Influenced Abused Wives' decisions to leave their Abusive Spousal Relationships in Singapore". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 90, no. 2 (2009): 153-161. (United States). (Published with Social Work student from Honours Thesis.).

    WOO, I.M.H. and R S O Ow, "Hope among terminally ill patients in Singapore: An exploratory study". Social Work in Health Care, 45 (3) (2007): 85-106. (United States).

    Ng*, K.H. and R S O Ow*, "Meeting healthcare costs: the case of childhood cancer in Singapore". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE, 14 (2005): 33-43. (United Kingdom).

    Ow*, R S O, N T Tan and S Goh, "Diverse Perceptions of Social Support: Asian Mothers of Children with Intellectual Disabilty". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 85, no. 2 (April-June 2004 2004): 214-220. (United States).

    Ow, R S O, "Burden of Care and Childhood Cancer: Experiences of Parents in an Asian Context". HEALTH & SOCIAL WORK, 28, no. 3 (August 2003 2003): 232240. (United States).

    Editorial Work on Book

    Ow, R S O, eds., Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 21, no. 1 (Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).(Singapore), 2011.

    Chapter in Book

    Ow, R S O, "Needs and Issues of Persons with Disabilities". In Social work in the Singapore Context, 2 ed., ed. Kalyani K. Mehta & Ann Wee. Singapore: Pearson, 2011. 30 pp. 241 - 270.

    Ow, R S O, "On the Move, Social Work Education: The Singapore Journey". In Social Work Education in Countries of the East: Issues and Challenges, Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment, ed. Selwyn Stanley. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York., 2011. 23 pp. (Hardcover edition). 465 - 486.

    Ow, R S O, "Singapore: Practice and Challenges". In Third Party Assisted Conception Across Cultures: Social, Legal and Ethical Perspectives, ed. Eric Blyth & Ruth Landau, 189-206. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004.

    Lai*, A.E and R S O Ow*, "Cross-cultural issues in social service delivery by Family Service Centres". In Beyond Rituals and Riots: Ethnic Pluralism and Social Cohesion in Singapore, ed. Lai Ah Eng, 258-288. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2004.
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o SRINIVASAN CHOKKANATHAN

    Research Interests:

    • Well being of older adults
    • Family violence
    • Scale construction
    • Program evaluation
    • Adoption of children
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o NG YUE HOONG IRENE

    Teaching Areas:

    • Welfare Economics
    • Agency Planning and Programme Development
    • Social Welfare Policy and Planning
    • Introduction to Social Work
    • Urban Youth Work
    • Poverty and Asset-building Policy

    Current Research Projects:

    • Longitudinal study of low-income families in Singapore
    • Political economy of intergenerational mobility
    • Sentencing of juvenile serious offenders in Michigan
    • Social Work professional issues

    Publications

    ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. 2013. Education and intergenerational mobility in Singapore. Educational Review. Early online view.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sarri, R.C. & Stoffregen, E. (forthcoming). Intergenerational incarceration: risk factors and social exclusion. Journal of Poverty.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). Social welfare in Singapore: rediscovering poverty, reshaping policy. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 23 (1): 35-47.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). Multi-stressed low-earning families in contemporary policy context: lessons from Work Support recipients in Singapore. Journal of Poverty. 17(1): 86-109.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). The political economy of intergenerational mobility in Singapore. International Journal of Social Welfare. 22(2): 207-218. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2012.00887.x.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sarri, R.C., Shook, J.S., Stoffregen, E. (2012). Comparison of Correctional Services to Youths Incarcerated in Adult and Juvenile Facilities in Michigan. The Prison Journal. 92(4): 460 - 483.

    Nursila, S.B.S. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Educational Aspirations of Malay Youths from Low-income Families in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 22(4):253-265.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Parents psychological self-concepts and children issues in low-income families in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 22(1): 50-62.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Nesamani, T., Lee, A., & Ngiam, T.L. (2012). Designing and Implementing an Evaluation of a National Work Support Program. Evaluation and Program Planning. 35: 78-87. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2011.07.002

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2012). Funding and remuneration in social services: lessons from Singapore. Administration in Social Work. 36 (3): 280-301. doi: 10.1080/03643107.2011.592055

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Koh, G. (2012). Chinese Singaporean attitudes towards poverty and inequality: a comparative analysis. International Journal of Social Welfare. 21(2):149-159. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2011.00785.x.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Shen, X., Sim, H., Sarri, R.C., Stoffregen, E., & Shook, J. J. (2011). Incarcerating juveniles in adult prisons as a factor of depression. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 21(1): 21-34. doi: 10.1002/cbm.783.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Globalized intentions in tension: the case of Singapore [Globalisation and Indigenisation]. International Social Work. 53(5): 671-685. doi: 10.1177/0020872810371202.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Where juvenile serious offenders live: a neighbourhood analysis of Wayne County, Michigan. Journal of Criminal Justice, 8(2): 207-215. doi:10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2010.02.002.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sim, H. & Tan, R. (2010). The pay challenge: The case of social workers in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 20(2).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Shen, X.Y., Ho, K.W. (2009) Intergenerational earnings mobility in Singapore and the United States. Journal of Asian Economics, 20(2), 110-119. doi: 10.1016/j.asieco.2008.09.010.

    Ng, I. Y. H. (2007). Intergenerational income mobility in Singapore. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Topics), 7(2), 1-33. doi:10.2202/1935-1682.1713. Available at: http://www.bepress.com/bejeap/vol7/iss2/art3

    Goodkind, S. Ng, I.Y.H. & Sarri, R. (2006). The impact of sexual abuse in the lives of young women involved or at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system. Violence Against Women. 12, 456-477. doi: 10.1177/1077801206288142

    CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

    Ng, I.Y.H. (forthcoming). The political economy of intergenerational mobility: implications for Singapore's skills strategy. In Johnny Sung (ed). Skills Strategies for an Inclusive Society: the Roles of the State, the Enterprise and the Worker. Singapore: Institute for Adult Learning.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Ho, K.W. (forthcoming). Policy Responses in an Unstable Globalized Economy: Multi-Stressed Low-Earning Families in Singapore, in Jean Yeung (ed). Economic Stress and Families in asia: Research and Policy Challenges. Singapore: Springer.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011). Workfare in Singapore. In K.C. Chak & K. Ngok (Eds.), Welfare reform in East Asia: towards workfare? U.K.: Routledge.

    Ngiam, T.L. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2011). Contemporary welfare policies and social well-being. In K.K. Mehta & A. Wee (Eds.), Social Work in the Singapore Context (2nd ed.) Singapore: Pearson.

    BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS AUTHORED

    Ng, I.Y.H. (with contributions from students in the Social Work Department and National Youth council) (2012). Youth participation and Youth-led programmes in Singapore. YouthScope 2012: A Journal of Youth Research Studies in Singapore. National Youth Council, Singapore. http://www.resourceportal.nyc.sg/nycp/ShowDoc/WLP Repository/nyc/resources_fs/YouthScope_5th issue 2012

    Ho, K.C., Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W. & Hamid, N.A. (2011). Youth.sg: The State of Youth in Singapore 2010. Singapore: National Youth Council.

    SHORTER ARTICLES/COMMENTS IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Editorial. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development (Special on Social Dimension of Childhood Poverty), 22(1).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Chan, X.J. & Chay, A. (2012). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Graduates 2009-2011. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2012/02/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2009-2011.html#more

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011, February 15). Singapore's education system: growing worry of social immobility. The Straits Times.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Honours Graduates 2008-2010. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2011/06/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2008-2010.html.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010, September 23) Can we fix inequality? Salt: Fostering the non-profit community. Available at: http://www.salt.org.sg/articles_list/detail/4c9aee09-99f4-4291-bfe6-0cc07c3410df.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010) What if social workers are paid more? [Commentary]. Administration in Social Work, 34(4): 351-360.

    Ng, I. Y. H., & Rothwell, D. (2009). A rising tide lifts no sunken boat. Social Space, 2, 92-98. Available at: http://www.lcsi.smu.edu.sg/downloads/SocialSpace2009-IreneNg&DavidRothwell.pdf

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., & Ho, K.C. (2009) Family environment, class, and youth social participation. YouthSCOPE, 3, 78-90.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2006). Intergenerational income mobility of young Singaporeans. YouthSCOPE, 1, 40-57.

    Ho, K.C., Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W. & Hamid, N.A. (2011). Youth.sg: The State of Youth in Singapore 2010. Singapore: National Youth Council.

    SHORTER ARTICLES/COMMENTS IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Editorial. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development (Special on Social Dimension of Childhood Poverty), 22(1).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Chan, X.J. & Chay, A. (2012). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Graduates 2009-2011. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2012/02/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2009-2011.html#more

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011, February 15). Singapore's education system: growing worry of social immobility. The Straits Times.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Honours Graduates 2008-2010. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2011/06/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2008-2010.html.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010, September 23) Can we fix inequality? Salt: Fostering the non-profit community. Available at: http://www.salt.org.sg/articles_list/detail/4c9aee09-99f4-4291-bfe6-0cc07c3410df.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010) What if social workers are paid more? [Commentary]. Administration in Social Work, 34(4): 351-360.

    Ng, I. Y. H., & Rothwell, D. (2009). A rising tide lifts no sunken boat. Social Space, 2, 92-98. Available at: http://www.lcsi.smu.edu.sg/downloads/SocialSpace2009-IreneNg&DavidRothwell.pdf

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., & Ho, K.C. (2009) Family environment, class, and youth social participation. YouthSCOPE, 3, 78-90.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2006). Intergenerational income mobility of young Singaporeans. YouthSCOPE, 1, 40-57.

    SHORTERUNPUBLISHED REPORTS

    Ng, I.Y.H. et al. (forthcoming). Social Infrastructure Development. Study Group Report for Population Outcomes: Singapore 2050 (Policy Road-Maps for Singapore's Future Population). Singapore: Institute of Policy Studies, National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Mathews, M. & Tharmalingam, N. (2013). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support Programme: Third Annual Report: January to December 2012. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Ministry of Social and Family Development. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Mathews, M. & Tharmalingam, N. (2012). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support Programme: Research Report 2012 - Economic and Non-economic Well-being of Work Support Self-Reliance Recipients at the Beginning and End of Programme Participation. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Social and Family Development. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2012). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: Second Annual Report: January to December 2011. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Funding and remuneration in social services. National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2011). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: First Annual Report: June 2009 to December 2010. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Tan, L. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Proposal for the Chinese Development Assistance Council Project RAISE evaluation. Unpublished report submitted to the Chinese Development Assistance Council. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Sim, H. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Report of SASW survey of social workers. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2010). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: Phase one report. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2009). Report on jobs and wages of social work graduates of 2008/09. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Tan, R., & Ng, K.H. (2008). Report on survey of social workers in March 2008. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore. Available at: http://www.bing.com/search q=Report+of+SASW+survey+of+social+workers FORM=LEMBLB PC=MALC MKT=en-sg.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T.L., Chiam, A.L. (2007, Feb 5). Work Support replication survey: Report of findings. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    EDITORIAL WORK ON JOURNALS

    Executive Editor, Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o SRINIVASAN CHOKKANATHAN

    Research Interests:

    • Well being of older adults
    • Family violence
    • Scale construction
    • Program evaluation
    • Adoption of children

  2. NAME OF CO-I:
  3. o LILI QIN
  4. o LIM WEI LOONG
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o ROSALEEN OW
    • Cross-culture studies especially of models and concepts in local social work practice e.g. interpersonal communications, parenting and child development


    Article in Journal

    Ow, R S O, "Elderly Health". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 3 - 5. (Singapore). (Editorial for the Special Issue on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).

    Ow, R S O, "Poor Hemodialysis Outcome: Identifying Social Risk Factors in Elderly and Non-Elderly Patients in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 71 - 88. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore jointly oraganized by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Do Caregiver Beliefs Matter? An Exploratory Study of Palliative Caregiving Decisions in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 54 - 70. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Development of a Research Proposal to Explore Needs and Service Utilization among the Conjugally Bereaved in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 6 - 17. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Negotiating Challenges: Social Development in Asia". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 20, no. 1 (2010): 82 - 94. (Singapore).

    Khng*, J.N.K. and R S O Ow, "Getting Out: Factors that Influenced Abused Wives' decisions to leave their Abusive Spousal Relationships in Singapore". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 90, no. 2 (2009): 153-161. (United States). (Published with Social Work student from Honours Thesis.).

    WOO, I.M.H. and R S O Ow, "Hope among terminally ill patients in Singapore: An exploratory study". Social Work in Health Care, 45 (3) (2007): 85-106. (United States).

    Ng*, K.H. and R S O Ow*, "Meeting healthcare costs: the case of childhood cancer in Singapore". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE, 14 (2005): 33-43. (United Kingdom).

    Ow*, R S O, N T Tan and S Goh, "Diverse Perceptions of Social Support: Asian Mothers of Children with Intellectual Disabilty". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 85, no. 2 (April-June 2004 2004): 214-220. (United States).

    Ow, R S O, "Burden of Care and Childhood Cancer: Experiences of Parents in an Asian Context". HEALTH & SOCIAL WORK, 28, no. 3 (August 2003 2003): 232240. (United States).

    Editorial Work on Book

    Ow, R S O, eds., Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 21, no. 1 (Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).(Singapore), 2011.

    Chapter in Book

    Ow, R S O, "Needs and Issues of Persons with Disabilities". In Social work in the Singapore Context, 2 ed., ed. Kalyani K. Mehta & Ann Wee. Singapore: Pearson, 2011. 30 pp. 241 - 270.

    Ow, R S O, "On the Move, Social Work Education: The Singapore Journey". In Social Work Education in Countries of the East: Issues and Challenges, Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment, ed. Selwyn Stanley. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York., 2011. 23 pp. (Hardcover edition). 465 - 486.

    Ow, R S O, "Singapore: Practice and Challenges". In Third Party Assisted Conception Across Cultures: Social, Legal and Ethical Perspectives, ed. Eric Blyth & Ruth Landau, 189-206. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004.

    Lai*, A.E and R S O Ow*, "Cross-cultural issues in social service delivery by Family Service Centres". In Beyond Rituals and Riots: Ethnic Pluralism and Social Cohesion in Singapore, ed. Lai Ah Eng, 258-288. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2004.
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o ROSALEEN OW
    • Cross-culture studies especially of models and concepts in local social work practice e.g. interpersonal communications, parenting and child development


    Article in Journal

    Ow, R S O, "Elderly Health". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 3 - 5. (Singapore). (Editorial for the Special Issue on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).

    Ow, R S O, "Poor Hemodialysis Outcome: Identifying Social Risk Factors in Elderly and Non-Elderly Patients in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 71 - 88. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore jointly oraganized by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Do Caregiver Beliefs Matter? An Exploratory Study of Palliative Caregiving Decisions in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 54 - 70. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Development of a Research Proposal to Explore Needs and Service Utilization among the Conjugally Bereaved in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 6 - 17. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Negotiating Challenges: Social Development in Asia". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 20, no. 1 (2010): 82 - 94. (Singapore).

    Khng*, J.N.K. and R S O Ow, "Getting Out: Factors that Influenced Abused Wives' decisions to leave their Abusive Spousal Relationships in Singapore". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 90, no. 2 (2009): 153-161. (United States). (Published with Social Work student from Honours Thesis.).

    WOO, I.M.H. and R S O Ow, "Hope among terminally ill patients in Singapore: An exploratory study". Social Work in Health Care, 45 (3) (2007): 85-106. (United States).

    Ng*, K.H. and R S O Ow*, "Meeting healthcare costs: the case of childhood cancer in Singapore". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE, 14 (2005): 33-43. (United Kingdom).

    Ow*, R S O, N T Tan and S Goh, "Diverse Perceptions of Social Support: Asian Mothers of Children with Intellectual Disabilty". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 85, no. 2 (April-June 2004 2004): 214-220. (United States).

    Ow, R S O, "Burden of Care and Childhood Cancer: Experiences of Parents in an Asian Context". HEALTH & SOCIAL WORK, 28, no. 3 (August 2003 2003): 232240. (United States).

    Editorial Work on Book

    Ow, R S O, eds., Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 21, no. 1 (Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).(Singapore), 2011.

    Chapter in Book

    Ow, R S O, "Needs and Issues of Persons with Disabilities". In Social work in the Singapore Context, 2 ed., ed. Kalyani K. Mehta & Ann Wee. Singapore: Pearson, 2011. 30 pp. 241 - 270.

    Ow, R S O, "On the Move, Social Work Education: The Singapore Journey". In Social Work Education in Countries of the East: Issues and Challenges, Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment, ed. Selwyn Stanley. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York., 2011. 23 pp. (Hardcover edition). 465 - 486.

    Ow, R S O, "Singapore: Practice and Challenges". In Third Party Assisted Conception Across Cultures: Social, Legal and Ethical Perspectives, ed. Eric Blyth & Ruth Landau, 189-206. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004.

    Lai*, A.E and R S O Ow*, "Cross-cultural issues in social service delivery by Family Service Centres". In Beyond Rituals and Riots: Ethnic Pluralism and Social Cohesion in Singapore, ed. Lai Ah Eng, 258-288. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2004.
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o PAUL CHEUNG

    Teaching Areas:

    • Social Policy
    • Community Analytics
    • Big Data
    • Official Statistics
    • Demography

    Current Research Projects

    Theme 1: Well-being, resilience, and vulnerabilities of populations and societies
    • 1.1 The Structure and Processes of Singapore Prison Populations;
    • 1.2 The Decumulation Process of Housing Assets,
    • 1.3 The Left-Tailed Populations

    Theme 2: Development of global information system: official statistics, geospatial information, big data
    • 2.1 Myanmar's population census and national statistical system
    • 2.2 Malaysia's national information management practices
    • 2.3 Abu Dhabi's national information management practices
    • 2.4 Oman's national information management practices
    • 2.5 Cambodia's national information management practices

    Theme 3: Measurement of development goals - MDGs, SDGs, and Well-being indicators
    • 3.1 Development of Singapore's wellbeing indicators
    • 3.2 Establishment of global development indicators system

    Theme 4: Changing manifestations of Singapore society - demography, social stratification, community behaviours
    • 4.1 Changing Demography and population ageing of Singapore
    • 4.2 Re-balancing population structure

    Theme 5: Location and social analytics
    • 5.1 Development of Community Analytics
    • 5.2 Design and development of Geo-hub in Singapore

    Publications

    Keynote Lecture, "Making Cities Smarter through Information Integration: Policy and Methodological Considerations", H-City Conference on Geographies of Health and Living in Cities, organised by the Department of Geography and Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong University, 21 June 2016, Hong Kong.

    Keynote Lecture, "Changing Global Demographics: Implications for Social Work in Health and Mental Health", 8th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, organised by the Singapore Association of Social Workers and the Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore, 19 June 2016, Singapore.

    Keynote Lecture, "Making Cities Smarter: Integrating Information for Better Policies", organised by the China National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), 29 March 2016, China.

    "Advancing Global Statistical and Geospatial Information: Contributions of the United Nations and Singapore". In Tommy Koh, Li Lin Chang, Joanna Koh (eds), Fifty Years of Singapore and the United Nations, pp.255-260, 2015. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.

    "Fertility Trends in Asia: Prospect and Implications of Very Low Fertility". In Stella R. Quah (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Families in Asia (2015), pp. 138-149. New York: Routledge.

    "Is Life Getting Better in Singapore?: Issues on Social Inequality". In Faizal Bin Yahya (ed.), Inequality in Singapore, pp. 1-11, 2015. Singapore: Institute of Policy Studies.

    "Reflections on Singapore's Demographic Future", Commentary, published by National University of Singapore Society, volume 23, 2014. Pp. 43-50.

    "Income Growth and Distribution in Singapore: Issues and Challenges", paper prepared for Institute of Policy Studies publication Singapore Perspectives 2012.

    The Millennium Development Goals Report (2004-2010). Report prepared for the General Assembly of the United Nations. Published by the United Nations annually.

    "The Evolution of National Statistical Systems: What Lessons Can We Learn?" Statistics, No.2, 2008, pp 9-15. Published by Japan Statistical Association, Tokyo, Japan (in Japanese translated from English).
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o ROSALEEN OW
    • Cross-culture studies especially of models and concepts in local social work practice e.g. interpersonal communications, parenting and child development


    Article in Journal

    Ow, R S O, "Elderly Health". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 3 - 5. (Singapore). (Editorial for the Special Issue on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).

    Ow, R S O, "Poor Hemodialysis Outcome: Identifying Social Risk Factors in Elderly and Non-Elderly Patients in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 71 - 88. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore jointly oraganized by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Do Caregiver Beliefs Matter? An Exploratory Study of Palliative Caregiving Decisions in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 54 - 70. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Development of a Research Proposal to Explore Needs and Service Utilization among the Conjugally Bereaved in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 6 - 17. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Negotiating Challenges: Social Development in Asia". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 20, no. 1 (2010): 82 - 94. (Singapore).

    Khng*, J.N.K. and R S O Ow, "Getting Out: Factors that Influenced Abused Wives' decisions to leave their Abusive Spousal Relationships in Singapore". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 90, no. 2 (2009): 153-161. (United States). (Published with Social Work student from Honours Thesis.).

    WOO, I.M.H. and R S O Ow, "Hope among terminally ill patients in Singapore: An exploratory study". Social Work in Health Care, 45 (3) (2007): 85-106. (United States).

    Ng*, K.H. and R S O Ow*, "Meeting healthcare costs: the case of childhood cancer in Singapore". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE, 14 (2005): 33-43. (United Kingdom).

    Ow*, R S O, N T Tan and S Goh, "Diverse Perceptions of Social Support: Asian Mothers of Children with Intellectual Disabilty". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 85, no. 2 (April-June 2004 2004): 214-220. (United States).

    Ow, R S O, "Burden of Care and Childhood Cancer: Experiences of Parents in an Asian Context". HEALTH & SOCIAL WORK, 28, no. 3 (August 2003 2003): 232240. (United States).

    Editorial Work on Book

    Ow, R S O, eds., Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 21, no. 1 (Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).(Singapore), 2011.

    Chapter in Book

    Ow, R S O, "Needs and Issues of Persons with Disabilities". In Social work in the Singapore Context, 2 ed., ed. Kalyani K. Mehta & Ann Wee. Singapore: Pearson, 2011. 30 pp. 241 - 270.

    Ow, R S O, "On the Move, Social Work Education: The Singapore Journey". In Social Work Education in Countries of the East: Issues and Challenges, Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment, ed. Selwyn Stanley. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York., 2011. 23 pp. (Hardcover edition). 465 - 486.

    Ow, R S O, "Singapore: Practice and Challenges". In Third Party Assisted Conception Across Cultures: Social, Legal and Ethical Perspectives, ed. Eric Blyth & Ruth Landau, 189-206. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004.

    Lai*, A.E and R S O Ow*, "Cross-cultural issues in social service delivery by Family Service Centres". In Beyond Rituals and Riots: Ethnic Pluralism and Social Cohesion in Singapore, ed. Lai Ah Eng, 258-288. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2004.
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o SRINIVASAN CHOKKANATHAN

    Research Interests:

    • Well being of older adults
    • Family violence
    • Scale construction
    • Program evaluation
    • Adoption of children

  2. NAME OF CO-I:
  3. o OW SOON OI
  4. o ROSALEEN OW
    • Cross-culture studies especially of models and concepts in local social work practice e.g. interpersonal communications, parenting and child development


    Article in Journal

    Ow, R S O, "Elderly Health". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 3 - 5. (Singapore). (Editorial for the Special Issue on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).

    Ow, R S O, "Poor Hemodialysis Outcome: Identifying Social Risk Factors in Elderly and Non-Elderly Patients in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 71 - 88. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore jointly oraganized by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Do Caregiver Beliefs Matter? An Exploratory Study of Palliative Caregiving Decisions in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 54 - 70. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Development of a Research Proposal to Explore Needs and Service Utilization among the Conjugally Bereaved in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 6 - 17. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Negotiating Challenges: Social Development in Asia". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 20, no. 1 (2010): 82 - 94. (Singapore).

    Khng*, J.N.K. and R S O Ow, "Getting Out: Factors that Influenced Abused Wives' decisions to leave their Abusive Spousal Relationships in Singapore". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 90, no. 2 (2009): 153-161. (United States). (Published with Social Work student from Honours Thesis.).

    WOO, I.M.H. and R S O Ow, "Hope among terminally ill patients in Singapore: An exploratory study". Social Work in Health Care, 45 (3) (2007): 85-106. (United States).

    Ng*, K.H. and R S O Ow*, "Meeting healthcare costs: the case of childhood cancer in Singapore". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE, 14 (2005): 33-43. (United Kingdom).

    Ow*, R S O, N T Tan and S Goh, "Diverse Perceptions of Social Support: Asian Mothers of Children with Intellectual Disabilty". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 85, no. 2 (April-June 2004 2004): 214-220. (United States).

    Ow, R S O, "Burden of Care and Childhood Cancer: Experiences of Parents in an Asian Context". HEALTH & SOCIAL WORK, 28, no. 3 (August 2003 2003): 232240. (United States).

    Editorial Work on Book

    Ow, R S O, eds., Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 21, no. 1 (Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).(Singapore), 2011.

    Chapter in Book

    Ow, R S O, "Needs and Issues of Persons with Disabilities". In Social work in the Singapore Context, 2 ed., ed. Kalyani K. Mehta & Ann Wee. Singapore: Pearson, 2011. 30 pp. 241 - 270.

    Ow, R S O, "On the Move, Social Work Education: The Singapore Journey". In Social Work Education in Countries of the East: Issues and Challenges, Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment, ed. Selwyn Stanley. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York., 2011. 23 pp. (Hardcover edition). 465 - 486.

    Ow, R S O, "Singapore: Practice and Challenges". In Third Party Assisted Conception Across Cultures: Social, Legal and Ethical Perspectives, ed. Eric Blyth & Ruth Landau, 189-206. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004.

    Lai*, A.E and R S O Ow*, "Cross-cultural issues in social service delivery by Family Service Centres". In Beyond Rituals and Riots: Ethnic Pluralism and Social Cohesion in Singapore, ed. Lai Ah Eng, 258-288. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2004.
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o LEE GEOK LING

    Areas of Research Interest

    • Death, dying and Bereavement
    • Loss and grief
    • Palliative care and end-of-life care
    • Infertility related issues
    • Health and Social Work
    • Meaning making as a research method

    Current Research Projects

    • Development and validation of a quality of life scale in English and Chinese for family caregivers of patients with advanced cancers in Singapore.
    • An exploratory study on the experience of care of older persons transiting from acute to post-acute care services in Singapore
    • Understanding the lived experience of patients receiving palliative care service: A prospective exploratory study
    • The experiences of advance care planning conversations of medical social workers from an acute hospital in Singapore

    Publications

    Peer-reviewed Journals

    Lee, G.L., Teo, I., Kanesvaran, R. (in press). The complexities of doctor-patient-family communication in an Asian oncology setting: Concordance and discordance among patient preferences, family preferences, perceived and actual communication. Health Communication. Article first published online on Nov 30 2016, DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2016.1239303.

    Lee, G.L., Pang, G.S.Y., Akhileswaran, R., Ow, M.Y.L., Fan, G.K.T., Wong, C.F., Wee, H.L., and Cheung, Y.B. (2016). Understanding domains of health-related quality-of-life concerns of Singapore Chinese patients with advanced cancer: A qualitative analysis. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(3): 1107-1118. Article first published online on Aug 13 2015, DOI 10.1007/s00520-015-28863.

    Lee, G. L., Fan, G. K. T., Chan, S. W. C. (2015). Validation of Chinese and English versions of the Holistic Well-being Scale in patients with cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 23(12): 3563-3571. Article first published online on Apr 17 2015, DOI 10.1007/s00520-015-2736-3.

    Lee, G.L., Ow, M.Y.L., Akhileswaran, R., Pang, G.S.Y., Fan, G.K.T., Goh, B.H.H., Wong, C.F., Cheung, Y.B., and Wee, H.L. (2014). Quality of life domains important and relevant to family caregivers of advanced cancer patients in an Asian population - a qualitative study. Quality of Life Research. Article first published online on Oct 17 2014; doi: 10.1007/s11136-014-0832-3.

    Blyth, E.D., Yee, S., Lee, G.L. (2013). Commentary: Freezing the biological clock: A viable fertility preservation option for young Singaporean women? Annals: The Academy of Medicine Singapore, 42(9), 472-477.

    Blyth, E.D., & Lee, G. L. (2013). Commentary: Can Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Impact Singapore's Low Fertility Rate? Asian Population Studies, 9(3), 241-243. Article first published online on Oct 10 2013 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17441730.2013.836395.

    Lee, G.L., Ow, R., Akhileswaran, R., Goh C.R. (2013). Exploring the experience of dignified palliative care in patients with advanced cancer and families: A feasibility study in Singapore. Progress in Palliative Care, 21(3), 131-139. Article first published online on Oct 15 2012, DOI: 10.1179/1743291X12Y.0000000041

    Lee, G.L., Woo, I.M.H., Goh, C. (2013). Understanding the concept of a 'good death' among bereaved family caregivers of cancer patients in Singapore. Palliative and Supportive Care, 11(1), 37-46. Article first published online on Mar 01 2012; doi:10.1017/S1478951511000691.

    Lee, G.L., Blyth, E.D., Chan, C.L.W. (2012). Understanding the patterns of adjustment to infertility of IVF users using narrative and autobiographical timeline Asia Pacific Journal of Reproduction, 1(2), 125-134. Article first published online on Sept 14, 2012., DOI:

    Hui Choi, W.H., Lee, G.L., Chan, C.H.Y., Cheung, R.Y.H., Chan, C.L.W. (2012). The relationships of social support, uncertainty, self-efficacy and commitment to prenatal psychosocial adaptation. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(12), 2633-2645. Article first published online on 23 Feb 2012. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.05962.x

    Lee, G.L., Neimeyer, R.A., Chan, C.L.W. (2012). The meaning of childbearing among IVF service users assessed via laddering technique. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 25(4): 302-324.

    Chan, C.H.Y., Chan, C.L.W., Ng, E.H.Y., Ho, P.C., Chan, T.H.Y., Lee, G.L., Hui, W.H.C. (2011). Incorporating spirituality in psychosocial group intervention for women undergoing in vitro fertilization: A prospective randomized controlled study. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 85(4): 356-373. Article first published online on Sep 30 2011; doi:10.1111/j.2044-8341.2011.02040.x

    Lee, G.L., Hui Choi, W.H., Chan, C.H.Y. Chan, C.L.W., and Ng, E.H.Y. (2009). Life after unsuccessful IVF treatment in an assisted reproduction unit: A qualitative analysis of gains through loss among Chinese persons in Hong Kong. Human Reproduction, 24(8), 1920-1929. Advanced Access publication on Apr `6, 2009; doi:10.1093/humrep/dep091.

    Book Chapter

    Lee, G.L., Chan, C.H.Y., Hui Choi, W.H., & Chan, C.L.W. (2009). Chinese traditional belief systems, livelihood and fertility in E. Blyth and R. Landau (Eds.) Faith and Fertility. UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

    Conference Proceedings

    Uy, EJ, Xiao, Y, Yeo, PT, Xin, X, Pua, Y, Lee, GL, Kwan, YH, Vaingankar, JA, Subramaniam, M, Chan, MF, Kumar, N, Bautista, D, Ow, MY, Lim, PA, Choo, BE, Leung, YY, Chan, A, Sung, SC, Kwek, TC, Cheung, YB, Thumboo, J. (2016). Developing item pools for physical functioning, social relationships, and positive mindset to measure health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in the Singapore population. Value in Health, 19(7):A829. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2016.08.599.
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o BRENDA YEOH, DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY, NUS

  2. NAME OF CO-I:
  3. o ESTHER GOH

    Research Interests:

    • Bilateral parent-child dynamics
    • Children as agentic beings in cultural contexts
    • Cross-cultural childrearing: China, Singapore
    • Intergenerational dynamics within families
    • Impact of problem gambling on family and intergenerational dynamics
    • Social Work practice-based evidence research
    • Religion as social support for immigrants in Singapore

    Single Author Book:

    Goh, E. C. L. (2011). China's one child policy and multiple caregiving - Raising little suns in Xiamen. London: Routledge.

    Publications - Peer Reviewed Academic Journals:

    Goh, E.C.L., Ng, V., Yeoh, B. (2016). The Family Exclusion Order as a harm-minimisation measure for casino gambling: The case of Singapore. International Gambling Studies, 1-18.

    Goh, E.C.L., Tsang, B., Chokkanathan, S. (2016).Intergenerational Reciprocity Reconsidered: The Honour and Burden of Grandparenting in Urban China, Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacifi. Issue 39 [PDF].

    Goh, E.C.L. (in press). VWO doing ground-up research: A practitioner-initiated-academic-facilitated collaboration model. IPS Exchange Series.

    Low, Suzanne S. H., and Goh, Esther C. L. (2015). Granny as nanny - Positive outcomes for grandparents providing childcare for dual-income families. Fact or Myth? Journal of Intergenerational Relationships. 13, 302-319.

    Praimkumar, S., & Goh, E.C.L. (2015). Understanding the impact of the mother-child relationship on sex workers' decision to enter and leave the streets - Lessons for social work practice. Journal of Social Work Practic.30, 43-58

    Chong, W. H., Choo, H, Goh, E. C. L., Wee, P., Goh, W., & Chay, O. M. (2015). Preventive child healthcare in Singapore: A parents' well-being perspective. Annals Academy of Medicine, 44, 12, 550-553.

    Goh, E.C.L. (2015). Vulnerable families as active agents of their own change process. Social Work. 60, 145-154.

    Wong, H. M., & Goh, E. C. L. (2014). Dynamics of ADHD in familial contexts: Perspectives from children and parents and implications for practitioners. Social Work in Health Care. 53(7), 601-616.

    Chee, L.P., Goh, E.C.L. & Kucyznksi, L. (2014). "Oversized loads - Children parentification in low-income families and the underlying parent-child dynamics". Families in Society. 95, 204-212.

    Chan, G. W. L., & Goh, E. C. L. (2014). 'My parents told us that they will always treat my brother differently because he is autistic' - Are siblings of autistic children the forgotten ones? Journal of Social Work Practice. 28, 155-171.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Kuczynski, L. (2014). 'She is too young for these chores' - Is housework taking a back seat in urban Chinese childhood? Children & Society. 28, 280-291. DOI:10.1111/j.1099-0860.2012.00470.x.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2013). "You must finish your dinner" Meal time dynamics between grandparents, parents and grandchildren in urban China. British Food Journal, 115(3), 365-376.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Hsu, C.-Y. S. (2013). Bilateral parent-child interactions in school-age children's tooth-brushing behaviors. Pediatric Dentistry. 35(1), 414-420.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2012). Integrating mindfulness and reflection in the teaching and learning of listening skills for undergraduate social work students in Singapore. Social Work Education, 31(5), 587-604.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Goransson, K. (2011). Doing ethnographic research in Chinese families - Reflections on methodological concerns from two Asian cities. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 10(3), 265-281.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Kuczynski, L. (2010). 'Only children' and their coalition of parents: considering grandparents and parents as joint caregivers in urban Xiamen, China. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 13(4), 221-231.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2009) 'Grandparents as childcare providers: An in-depth analysis of the case of Xiamen, China', Journal of Aging Studies, 23, 60-68.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Kuczynski, L. (2009). Agency and power of single children in multi-generational families in urban Xiamen, China. Culture and Psychology, 15(4), 506-534.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2006) Raising the single child in urban China - An intergenerational joint mission between parents and grandparents, Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 4, 7-28.

    Book Chapters:

    Goh, E. C. L. & Tan, C (2015). 'The brother I have never known - New immigrants meeting old timer immigrants in Church' in Farhadin edited 'Popular spiritual movement in South East Asia', Singapore, Armour Publishing

    Goh, E. C. L. & Ow, R. (2011). 'Not so equal childhood', in A. Wee & K. Metha edited 'Social Work in Context', Singapore, Pearsons.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2002). Integrating Spirituality in Counselling, in Hedges and Edges, Singapore, Care Corner

    Book Reviews:

    Goh, E C L (2009) Listening to children, British Journal of Social Work, Vol 39(2), pp. 386-388.

    Goh, E C L (2009) Review: Kristin Luker - Salsa dancing into social science. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008. International Sociology, 24(5), 750-752.

    Other publication:

    Goh, E. C.L. (2010). Using the "Daily Bad Habit Tracking Exercise" to Reduce Barriers to Listening. CDTL Brief, Vol 13 (2), pp. 12-14.

    NAME OF PI:
  1. o ROSALEEN OW
    • Cross-culture studies especially of models and concepts in local social work practice e.g. interpersonal communications, parenting and child development


    Article in Journal

    Ow, R S O, "Elderly Health". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 3 - 5. (Singapore). (Editorial for the Special Issue on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).

    Ow, R S O, "Poor Hemodialysis Outcome: Identifying Social Risk Factors in Elderly and Non-Elderly Patients in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 71 - 88. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore jointly oraganized by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Do Caregiver Beliefs Matter? An Exploratory Study of Palliative Caregiving Decisions in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 54 - 70. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Development of a Research Proposal to Explore Needs and Service Utilization among the Conjugally Bereaved in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 6 - 17. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Negotiating Challenges: Social Development in Asia". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 20, no. 1 (2010): 82 - 94. (Singapore).

    Khng*, J.N.K. and R S O Ow, "Getting Out: Factors that Influenced Abused Wives' decisions to leave their Abusive Spousal Relationships in Singapore". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 90, no. 2 (2009): 153-161. (United States). (Published with Social Work student from Honours Thesis.).

    WOO, I.M.H. and R S O Ow, "Hope among terminally ill patients in Singapore: An exploratory study". Social Work in Health Care, 45 (3) (2007): 85-106. (United States).

    Ng*, K.H. and R S O Ow*, "Meeting healthcare costs: the case of childhood cancer in Singapore". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE, 14 (2005): 33-43. (United Kingdom).

    Ow*, R S O, N T Tan and S Goh, "Diverse Perceptions of Social Support: Asian Mothers of Children with Intellectual Disabilty". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 85, no. 2 (April-June 2004 2004): 214-220. (United States).

    Ow, R S O, "Burden of Care and Childhood Cancer: Experiences of Parents in an Asian Context". HEALTH & SOCIAL WORK, 28, no. 3 (August 2003 2003): 232240. (United States).

    Editorial Work on Book

    Ow, R S O, eds., Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 21, no. 1 (Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).(Singapore), 2011.

    Chapter in Book

    Ow, R S O, "Needs and Issues of Persons with Disabilities". In Social work in the Singapore Context, 2 ed., ed. Kalyani K. Mehta & Ann Wee. Singapore: Pearson, 2011. 30 pp. 241 - 270.

    Ow, R S O, "On the Move, Social Work Education: The Singapore Journey". In Social Work Education in Countries of the East: Issues and Challenges, Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment, ed. Selwyn Stanley. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York., 2011. 23 pp. (Hardcover edition). 465 - 486.

    Ow, R S O, "Singapore: Practice and Challenges". In Third Party Assisted Conception Across Cultures: Social, Legal and Ethical Perspectives, ed. Eric Blyth & Ruth Landau, 189-206. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004.

    Lai*, A.E and R S O Ow*, "Cross-cultural issues in social service delivery by Family Service Centres". In Beyond Rituals and Riots: Ethnic Pluralism and Social Cohesion in Singapore, ed. Lai Ah Eng, 258-288. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2004.
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o PAUL CHEUNG

    Teaching Areas:

    • Social Policy
    • Community Analytics
    • Big Data
    • Official Statistics
    • Demography

    Current Research Projects

    Theme 1: Well-being, resilience, and vulnerabilities of populations and societies
    • 1.1 The Structure and Processes of Singapore Prison Populations;
    • 1.2 The Decumulation Process of Housing Assets,
    • 1.3 The Left-Tailed Populations

    Theme 2: Development of global information system: official statistics, geospatial information, big data
    • 2.1 Myanmar's population census and national statistical system
    • 2.2 Malaysia's national information management practices
    • 2.3 Abu Dhabi's national information management practices
    • 2.4 Oman's national information management practices
    • 2.5 Cambodia's national information management practices

    Theme 3: Measurement of development goals - MDGs, SDGs, and Well-being indicators
    • 3.1 Development of Singapore's wellbeing indicators
    • 3.2 Establishment of global development indicators system

    Theme 4: Changing manifestations of Singapore society - demography, social stratification, community behaviours
    • 4.1 Changing Demography and population ageing of Singapore
    • 4.2 Re-balancing population structure

    Theme 5: Location and social analytics
    • 5.1 Development of Community Analytics
    • 5.2 Design and development of Geo-hub in Singapore

    Publications

    Keynote Lecture, "Making Cities Smarter through Information Integration: Policy and Methodological Considerations", H-City Conference on Geographies of Health and Living in Cities, organised by the Department of Geography and Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong University, 21 June 2016, Hong Kong.

    Keynote Lecture, "Changing Global Demographics: Implications for Social Work in Health and Mental Health", 8th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, organised by the Singapore Association of Social Workers and the Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore, 19 June 2016, Singapore.

    Keynote Lecture, "Making Cities Smarter: Integrating Information for Better Policies", organised by the China National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), 29 March 2016, China.

    "Advancing Global Statistical and Geospatial Information: Contributions of the United Nations and Singapore". In Tommy Koh, Li Lin Chang, Joanna Koh (eds), Fifty Years of Singapore and the United Nations, pp.255-260, 2015. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.

    "Fertility Trends in Asia: Prospect and Implications of Very Low Fertility". In Stella R. Quah (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Families in Asia (2015), pp. 138-149. New York: Routledge.

    "Is Life Getting Better in Singapore?: Issues on Social Inequality". In Faizal Bin Yahya (ed.), Inequality in Singapore, pp. 1-11, 2015. Singapore: Institute of Policy Studies.

    "Reflections on Singapore's Demographic Future", Commentary, published by National University of Singapore Society, volume 23, 2014. Pp. 43-50.

    "Income Growth and Distribution in Singapore: Issues and Challenges", paper prepared for Institute of Policy Studies publication Singapore Perspectives 2012.

    The Millennium Development Goals Report (2004-2010). Report prepared for the General Assembly of the United Nations. Published by the United Nations annually.

    "The Evolution of National Statistical Systems: What Lessons Can We Learn?" Statistics, No.2, 2008, pp 9-15. Published by Japan Statistical Association, Tokyo, Japan (in Japanese translated from English).
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o ESTHER GOH

    Research Interests:

    • Bilateral parent-child dynamics
    • Children as agentic beings in cultural contexts
    • Cross-cultural childrearing: China, Singapore
    • Intergenerational dynamics within families
    • Impact of problem gambling on family and intergenerational dynamics
    • Social Work practice-based evidence research
    • Religion as social support for immigrants in Singapore

    Single Author Book:

    Goh, E. C. L. (2011). China's one child policy and multiple caregiving - Raising little suns in Xiamen. London: Routledge.

    Publications - Peer Reviewed Academic Journals:

    Goh, E.C.L., Ng, V., Yeoh, B. (2016). The Family Exclusion Order as a harm-minimisation measure for casino gambling: The case of Singapore. International Gambling Studies, 1-18.

    Goh, E.C.L., Tsang, B., Chokkanathan, S. (2016).Intergenerational Reciprocity Reconsidered: The Honour and Burden of Grandparenting in Urban China, Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacifi. Issue 39 [PDF].

    Goh, E.C.L. (in press). VWO doing ground-up research: A practitioner-initiated-academic-facilitated collaboration model. IPS Exchange Series.

    Low, Suzanne S. H., and Goh, Esther C. L. (2015). Granny as nanny - Positive outcomes for grandparents providing childcare for dual-income families. Fact or Myth? Journal of Intergenerational Relationships. 13, 302-319.

    Praimkumar, S., & Goh, E.C.L. (2015). Understanding the impact of the mother-child relationship on sex workers' decision to enter and leave the streets - Lessons for social work practice. Journal of Social Work Practic.30, 43-58

    Chong, W. H., Choo, H, Goh, E. C. L., Wee, P., Goh, W., & Chay, O. M. (2015). Preventive child healthcare in Singapore: A parents' well-being perspective. Annals Academy of Medicine, 44, 12, 550-553.

    Goh, E.C.L. (2015). Vulnerable families as active agents of their own change process. Social Work. 60, 145-154.

    Wong, H. M., & Goh, E. C. L. (2014). Dynamics of ADHD in familial contexts: Perspectives from children and parents and implications for practitioners. Social Work in Health Care. 53(7), 601-616.

    Chee, L.P., Goh, E.C.L. & Kucyznksi, L. (2014). "Oversized loads - Children parentification in low-income families and the underlying parent-child dynamics". Families in Society. 95, 204-212.

    Chan, G. W. L., & Goh, E. C. L. (2014). 'My parents told us that they will always treat my brother differently because he is autistic' - Are siblings of autistic children the forgotten ones? Journal of Social Work Practice. 28, 155-171.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Kuczynski, L. (2014). 'She is too young for these chores' - Is housework taking a back seat in urban Chinese childhood? Children & Society. 28, 280-291. DOI:10.1111/j.1099-0860.2012.00470.x.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2013). "You must finish your dinner" Meal time dynamics between grandparents, parents and grandchildren in urban China. British Food Journal, 115(3), 365-376.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Hsu, C.-Y. S. (2013). Bilateral parent-child interactions in school-age children's tooth-brushing behaviors. Pediatric Dentistry. 35(1), 414-420.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2012). Integrating mindfulness and reflection in the teaching and learning of listening skills for undergraduate social work students in Singapore. Social Work Education, 31(5), 587-604.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Goransson, K. (2011). Doing ethnographic research in Chinese families - Reflections on methodological concerns from two Asian cities. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 10(3), 265-281.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Kuczynski, L. (2010). 'Only children' and their coalition of parents: considering grandparents and parents as joint caregivers in urban Xiamen, China. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 13(4), 221-231.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2009) 'Grandparents as childcare providers: An in-depth analysis of the case of Xiamen, China', Journal of Aging Studies, 23, 60-68.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Kuczynski, L. (2009). Agency and power of single children in multi-generational families in urban Xiamen, China. Culture and Psychology, 15(4), 506-534.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2006) Raising the single child in urban China - An intergenerational joint mission between parents and grandparents, Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 4, 7-28.

    Book Chapters:

    Goh, E. C. L. & Tan, C (2015). 'The brother I have never known - New immigrants meeting old timer immigrants in Church' in Farhadin edited 'Popular spiritual movement in South East Asia', Singapore, Armour Publishing

    Goh, E. C. L. & Ow, R. (2011). 'Not so equal childhood', in A. Wee & K. Metha edited 'Social Work in Context', Singapore, Pearsons.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2002). Integrating Spirituality in Counselling, in Hedges and Edges, Singapore, Care Corner

    Book Reviews:

    Goh, E C L (2009) Listening to children, British Journal of Social Work, Vol 39(2), pp. 386-388.

    Goh, E C L (2009) Review: Kristin Luker - Salsa dancing into social science. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008. International Sociology, 24(5), 750-752.

    Other publication:

    Goh, E. C.L. (2010). Using the "Daily Bad Habit Tracking Exercise" to Reduce Barriers to Listening. CDTL Brief, Vol 13 (2), pp. 12-14.


  2. NAME OF CO-I:
  3. o LEON KUCYZNKSI
  4. o JAN DE MOL
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o ROSALEEN OW
    • Cross-culture studies especially of models and concepts in local social work practice e.g. interpersonal communications, parenting and child development


    Article in Journal

    Ow, R S O, "Elderly Health". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 3 - 5. (Singapore). (Editorial for the Special Issue on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).

    Ow, R S O, "Poor Hemodialysis Outcome: Identifying Social Risk Factors in Elderly and Non-Elderly Patients in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 71 - 88. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore jointly oraganized by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Do Caregiver Beliefs Matter? An Exploratory Study of Palliative Caregiving Decisions in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 54 - 70. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Development of a Research Proposal to Explore Needs and Service Utilization among the Conjugally Bereaved in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 6 - 17. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Negotiating Challenges: Social Development in Asia". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 20, no. 1 (2010): 82 - 94. (Singapore).

    Khng*, J.N.K. and R S O Ow, "Getting Out: Factors that Influenced Abused Wives' decisions to leave their Abusive Spousal Relationships in Singapore". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 90, no. 2 (2009): 153-161. (United States). (Published with Social Work student from Honours Thesis.).

    WOO, I.M.H. and R S O Ow, "Hope among terminally ill patients in Singapore: An exploratory study". Social Work in Health Care, 45 (3) (2007): 85-106. (United States).

    Ng*, K.H. and R S O Ow*, "Meeting healthcare costs: the case of childhood cancer in Singapore". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE, 14 (2005): 33-43. (United Kingdom).

    Ow*, R S O, N T Tan and S Goh, "Diverse Perceptions of Social Support: Asian Mothers of Children with Intellectual Disabilty". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 85, no. 2 (April-June 2004 2004): 214-220. (United States).

    Ow, R S O, "Burden of Care and Childhood Cancer: Experiences of Parents in an Asian Context". HEALTH & SOCIAL WORK, 28, no. 3 (August 2003 2003): 232240. (United States).

    Editorial Work on Book

    Ow, R S O, eds., Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 21, no. 1 (Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).(Singapore), 2011.

    Chapter in Book

    Ow, R S O, "Needs and Issues of Persons with Disabilities". In Social work in the Singapore Context, 2 ed., ed. Kalyani K. Mehta & Ann Wee. Singapore: Pearson, 2011. 30 pp. 241 - 270.

    Ow, R S O, "On the Move, Social Work Education: The Singapore Journey". In Social Work Education in Countries of the East: Issues and Challenges, Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment, ed. Selwyn Stanley. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York., 2011. 23 pp. (Hardcover edition). 465 - 486.

    Ow, R S O, "Singapore: Practice and Challenges". In Third Party Assisted Conception Across Cultures: Social, Legal and Ethical Perspectives, ed. Eric Blyth & Ruth Landau, 189-206. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004.

    Lai*, A.E and R S O Ow*, "Cross-cultural issues in social service delivery by Family Service Centres". In Beyond Rituals and Riots: Ethnic Pluralism and Social Cohesion in Singapore, ed. Lai Ah Eng, 258-288. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2004.
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o ROSALEEN OW
    • Cross-culture studies especially of models and concepts in local social work practice e.g. interpersonal communications, parenting and child development


    Article in Journal

    Ow, R S O, "Elderly Health". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 3 - 5. (Singapore). (Editorial for the Special Issue on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).

    Ow, R S O, "Poor Hemodialysis Outcome: Identifying Social Risk Factors in Elderly and Non-Elderly Patients in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 71 - 88. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore jointly oraganized by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Do Caregiver Beliefs Matter? An Exploratory Study of Palliative Caregiving Decisions in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 54 - 70. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Development of a Research Proposal to Explore Needs and Service Utilization among the Conjugally Bereaved in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 6 - 17. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Negotiating Challenges: Social Development in Asia". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 20, no. 1 (2010): 82 - 94. (Singapore).

    Khng*, J.N.K. and R S O Ow, "Getting Out: Factors that Influenced Abused Wives' decisions to leave their Abusive Spousal Relationships in Singapore". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 90, no. 2 (2009): 153-161. (United States). (Published with Social Work student from Honours Thesis.).

    WOO, I.M.H. and R S O Ow, "Hope among terminally ill patients in Singapore: An exploratory study". Social Work in Health Care, 45 (3) (2007): 85-106. (United States).

    Ng*, K.H. and R S O Ow*, "Meeting healthcare costs: the case of childhood cancer in Singapore". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE, 14 (2005): 33-43. (United Kingdom).

    Ow*, R S O, N T Tan and S Goh, "Diverse Perceptions of Social Support: Asian Mothers of Children with Intellectual Disabilty". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 85, no. 2 (April-June 2004 2004): 214-220. (United States).

    Ow, R S O, "Burden of Care and Childhood Cancer: Experiences of Parents in an Asian Context". HEALTH & SOCIAL WORK, 28, no. 3 (August 2003 2003): 232240. (United States).

    Editorial Work on Book

    Ow, R S O, eds., Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 21, no. 1 (Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).(Singapore), 2011.

    Chapter in Book

    Ow, R S O, "Needs and Issues of Persons with Disabilities". In Social work in the Singapore Context, 2 ed., ed. Kalyani K. Mehta & Ann Wee. Singapore: Pearson, 2011. 30 pp. 241 - 270.

    Ow, R S O, "On the Move, Social Work Education: The Singapore Journey". In Social Work Education in Countries of the East: Issues and Challenges, Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment, ed. Selwyn Stanley. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York., 2011. 23 pp. (Hardcover edition). 465 - 486.

    Ow, R S O, "Singapore: Practice and Challenges". In Third Party Assisted Conception Across Cultures: Social, Legal and Ethical Perspectives, ed. Eric Blyth & Ruth Landau, 189-206. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004.

    Lai*, A.E and R S O Ow*, "Cross-cultural issues in social service delivery by Family Service Centres". In Beyond Rituals and Riots: Ethnic Pluralism and Social Cohesion in Singapore, ed. Lai Ah Eng, 258-288. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2004.
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o SRINIVASAN CHOKKANATHAN

    Research Interests:

    • Well being of older adults
    • Family violence
    • Scale construction
    • Program evaluation
    • Adoption of children
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o ROSALEEN OW
    • Cross-culture studies especially of models and concepts in local social work practice e.g. interpersonal communications, parenting and child development


    Article in Journal

    Ow, R S O, "Elderly Health". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 3 - 5. (Singapore). (Editorial for the Special Issue on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).

    Ow, R S O, "Poor Hemodialysis Outcome: Identifying Social Risk Factors in Elderly and Non-Elderly Patients in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 71 - 88. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore jointly oraganized by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Do Caregiver Beliefs Matter? An Exploratory Study of Palliative Caregiving Decisions in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 54 - 70. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Development of a Research Proposal to Explore Needs and Service Utilization among the Conjugally Bereaved in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 6 - 17. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Negotiating Challenges: Social Development in Asia". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 20, no. 1 (2010): 82 - 94. (Singapore).

    Khng*, J.N.K. and R S O Ow, "Getting Out: Factors that Influenced Abused Wives' decisions to leave their Abusive Spousal Relationships in Singapore". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 90, no. 2 (2009): 153-161. (United States). (Published with Social Work student from Honours Thesis.).

    WOO, I.M.H. and R S O Ow, "Hope among terminally ill patients in Singapore: An exploratory study". Social Work in Health Care, 45 (3) (2007): 85-106. (United States).

    Ng*, K.H. and R S O Ow*, "Meeting healthcare costs: the case of childhood cancer in Singapore". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE, 14 (2005): 33-43. (United Kingdom).

    Ow*, R S O, N T Tan and S Goh, "Diverse Perceptions of Social Support: Asian Mothers of Children with Intellectual Disabilty". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 85, no. 2 (April-June 2004 2004): 214-220. (United States).

    Ow, R S O, "Burden of Care and Childhood Cancer: Experiences of Parents in an Asian Context". HEALTH & SOCIAL WORK, 28, no. 3 (August 2003 2003): 232240. (United States).

    Editorial Work on Book

    Ow, R S O, eds., Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 21, no. 1 (Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).(Singapore), 2011.

    Chapter in Book

    Ow, R S O, "Needs and Issues of Persons with Disabilities". In Social work in the Singapore Context, 2 ed., ed. Kalyani K. Mehta & Ann Wee. Singapore: Pearson, 2011. 30 pp. 241 - 270.

    Ow, R S O, "On the Move, Social Work Education: The Singapore Journey". In Social Work Education in Countries of the East: Issues and Challenges, Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment, ed. Selwyn Stanley. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York., 2011. 23 pp. (Hardcover edition). 465 - 486.

    Ow, R S O, "Singapore: Practice and Challenges". In Third Party Assisted Conception Across Cultures: Social, Legal and Ethical Perspectives, ed. Eric Blyth & Ruth Landau, 189-206. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004.

    Lai*, A.E and R S O Ow*, "Cross-cultural issues in social service delivery by Family Service Centres". In Beyond Rituals and Riots: Ethnic Pluralism and Social Cohesion in Singapore, ed. Lai Ah Eng, 258-288. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2004.
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o HONG SONG-IEE (left service)

  2. NAME OF CO-I:
  3. o ALEX LEE
    • Aging issues among Asian Americans
    • Social support/network measurements for older persons
    • Aging in Singapore
    • Client-social worker interaction
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o ROSALEEN OW
    • Cross-culture studies especially of models and concepts in local social work practice e.g. interpersonal communications, parenting and child development


    Article in Journal

    Ow, R S O, "Elderly Health". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 3 - 5. (Singapore). (Editorial for the Special Issue on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).

    Ow, R S O, "Poor Hemodialysis Outcome: Identifying Social Risk Factors in Elderly and Non-Elderly Patients in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 71 - 88. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore jointly oraganized by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Do Caregiver Beliefs Matter? An Exploratory Study of Palliative Caregiving Decisions in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 54 - 70. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Development of a Research Proposal to Explore Needs and Service Utilization among the Conjugally Bereaved in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 6 - 17. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Negotiating Challenges: Social Development in Asia". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 20, no. 1 (2010): 82 - 94. (Singapore).

    Khng*, J.N.K. and R S O Ow, "Getting Out: Factors that Influenced Abused Wives' decisions to leave their Abusive Spousal Relationships in Singapore". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 90, no. 2 (2009): 153-161. (United States). (Published with Social Work student from Honours Thesis.).

    WOO, I.M.H. and R S O Ow, "Hope among terminally ill patients in Singapore: An exploratory study". Social Work in Health Care, 45 (3) (2007): 85-106. (United States).

    Ng*, K.H. and R S O Ow*, "Meeting healthcare costs: the case of childhood cancer in Singapore". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE, 14 (2005): 33-43. (United Kingdom).

    Ow*, R S O, N T Tan and S Goh, "Diverse Perceptions of Social Support: Asian Mothers of Children with Intellectual Disabilty". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 85, no. 2 (April-June 2004 2004): 214-220. (United States).

    Ow, R S O, "Burden of Care and Childhood Cancer: Experiences of Parents in an Asian Context". HEALTH & SOCIAL WORK, 28, no. 3 (August 2003 2003): 232240. (United States).

    Editorial Work on Book

    Ow, R S O, eds., Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 21, no. 1 (Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).(Singapore), 2011.

    Chapter in Book

    Ow, R S O, "Needs and Issues of Persons with Disabilities". In Social work in the Singapore Context, 2 ed., ed. Kalyani K. Mehta & Ann Wee. Singapore: Pearson, 2011. 30 pp. 241 - 270.

    Ow, R S O, "On the Move, Social Work Education: The Singapore Journey". In Social Work Education in Countries of the East: Issues and Challenges, Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment, ed. Selwyn Stanley. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York., 2011. 23 pp. (Hardcover edition). 465 - 486.

    Ow, R S O, "Singapore: Practice and Challenges". In Third Party Assisted Conception Across Cultures: Social, Legal and Ethical Perspectives, ed. Eric Blyth & Ruth Landau, 189-206. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004.

    Lai*, A.E and R S O Ow*, "Cross-cultural issues in social service delivery by Family Service Centres". In Beyond Rituals and Riots: Ethnic Pluralism and Social Cohesion in Singapore, ed. Lai Ah Eng, 258-288. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2004.
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o ROSALEEN OW
    • Cross-culture studies especially of models and concepts in local social work practice e.g. interpersonal communications, parenting and child development


    Article in Journal

    Ow, R S O, "Elderly Health". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 3 - 5. (Singapore). (Editorial for the Special Issue on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).

    Ow, R S O, "Poor Hemodialysis Outcome: Identifying Social Risk Factors in Elderly and Non-Elderly Patients in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 71 - 88. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore jointly oraganized by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Do Caregiver Beliefs Matter? An Exploratory Study of Palliative Caregiving Decisions in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 54 - 70. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Development of a Research Proposal to Explore Needs and Service Utilization among the Conjugally Bereaved in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 6 - 17. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Negotiating Challenges: Social Development in Asia". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 20, no. 1 (2010): 82 - 94. (Singapore).

    Khng*, J.N.K. and R S O Ow, "Getting Out: Factors that Influenced Abused Wives' decisions to leave their Abusive Spousal Relationships in Singapore". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 90, no. 2 (2009): 153-161. (United States). (Published with Social Work student from Honours Thesis.).

    WOO, I.M.H. and R S O Ow, "Hope among terminally ill patients in Singapore: An exploratory study". Social Work in Health Care, 45 (3) (2007): 85-106. (United States).

    Ng*, K.H. and R S O Ow*, "Meeting healthcare costs: the case of childhood cancer in Singapore". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE, 14 (2005): 33-43. (United Kingdom).

    Ow*, R S O, N T Tan and S Goh, "Diverse Perceptions of Social Support: Asian Mothers of Children with Intellectual Disabilty". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 85, no. 2 (April-June 2004 2004): 214-220. (United States).

    Ow, R S O, "Burden of Care and Childhood Cancer: Experiences of Parents in an Asian Context". HEALTH & SOCIAL WORK, 28, no. 3 (August 2003 2003): 232240. (United States).

    Editorial Work on Book

    Ow, R S O, eds., Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 21, no. 1 (Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).(Singapore), 2011.

    Chapter in Book

    Ow, R S O, "Needs and Issues of Persons with Disabilities". In Social work in the Singapore Context, 2 ed., ed. Kalyani K. Mehta & Ann Wee. Singapore: Pearson, 2011. 30 pp. 241 - 270.

    Ow, R S O, "On the Move, Social Work Education: The Singapore Journey". In Social Work Education in Countries of the East: Issues and Challenges, Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment, ed. Selwyn Stanley. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York., 2011. 23 pp. (Hardcover edition). 465 - 486.

    Ow, R S O, "Singapore: Practice and Challenges". In Third Party Assisted Conception Across Cultures: Social, Legal and Ethical Perspectives, ed. Eric Blyth & Ruth Landau, 189-206. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004.

    Lai*, A.E and R S O Ow*, "Cross-cultural issues in social service delivery by Family Service Centres". In Beyond Rituals and Riots: Ethnic Pluralism and Social Cohesion in Singapore, ed. Lai Ah Eng, 258-288. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2004.
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o JAYASHREE MOHANTY (left service)

  2. NAME OF CO-I:
  3. o NG YUE HOONG IRENE

    Teaching Areas:

    • Welfare Economics
    • Agency Planning and Programme Development
    • Social Welfare Policy and Planning
    • Introduction to Social Work
    • Urban Youth Work
    • Poverty and Asset-building Policy

    Current Research Projects:

    • Longitudinal study of low-income families in Singapore
    • Political economy of intergenerational mobility
    • Sentencing of juvenile serious offenders in Michigan
    • Social Work professional issues

    Publications

    ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. 2013. Education and intergenerational mobility in Singapore. Educational Review. Early online view.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sarri, R.C. & Stoffregen, E. (forthcoming). Intergenerational incarceration: risk factors and social exclusion. Journal of Poverty.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). Social welfare in Singapore: rediscovering poverty, reshaping policy. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 23 (1): 35-47.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). Multi-stressed low-earning families in contemporary policy context: lessons from Work Support recipients in Singapore. Journal of Poverty. 17(1): 86-109.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). The political economy of intergenerational mobility in Singapore. International Journal of Social Welfare. 22(2): 207-218. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2012.00887.x.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sarri, R.C., Shook, J.S., Stoffregen, E. (2012). Comparison of Correctional Services to Youths Incarcerated in Adult and Juvenile Facilities in Michigan. The Prison Journal. 92(4): 460 - 483.

    Nursila, S.B.S. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Educational Aspirations of Malay Youths from Low-income Families in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 22(4):253-265.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Parents psychological self-concepts and children issues in low-income families in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 22(1): 50-62.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Nesamani, T., Lee, A., & Ngiam, T.L. (2012). Designing and Implementing an Evaluation of a National Work Support Program. Evaluation and Program Planning. 35: 78-87. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2011.07.002

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2012). Funding and remuneration in social services: lessons from Singapore. Administration in Social Work. 36 (3): 280-301. doi: 10.1080/03643107.2011.592055

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Koh, G. (2012). Chinese Singaporean attitudes towards poverty and inequality: a comparative analysis. International Journal of Social Welfare. 21(2):149-159. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2011.00785.x.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Shen, X., Sim, H., Sarri, R.C., Stoffregen, E., & Shook, J. J. (2011). Incarcerating juveniles in adult prisons as a factor of depression. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 21(1): 21-34. doi: 10.1002/cbm.783.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Globalized intentions in tension: the case of Singapore [Globalisation and Indigenisation]. International Social Work. 53(5): 671-685. doi: 10.1177/0020872810371202.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Where juvenile serious offenders live: a neighbourhood analysis of Wayne County, Michigan. Journal of Criminal Justice, 8(2): 207-215. doi:10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2010.02.002.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sim, H. & Tan, R. (2010). The pay challenge: The case of social workers in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 20(2).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Shen, X.Y., Ho, K.W. (2009) Intergenerational earnings mobility in Singapore and the United States. Journal of Asian Economics, 20(2), 110-119. doi: 10.1016/j.asieco.2008.09.010.

    Ng, I. Y. H. (2007). Intergenerational income mobility in Singapore. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Topics), 7(2), 1-33. doi:10.2202/1935-1682.1713. Available at: http://www.bepress.com/bejeap/vol7/iss2/art3

    Goodkind, S. Ng, I.Y.H. & Sarri, R. (2006). The impact of sexual abuse in the lives of young women involved or at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system. Violence Against Women. 12, 456-477. doi: 10.1177/1077801206288142

    CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

    Ng, I.Y.H. (forthcoming). The political economy of intergenerational mobility: implications for Singapore's skills strategy. In Johnny Sung (ed). Skills Strategies for an Inclusive Society: the Roles of the State, the Enterprise and the Worker. Singapore: Institute for Adult Learning.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Ho, K.W. (forthcoming). Policy Responses in an Unstable Globalized Economy: Multi-Stressed Low-Earning Families in Singapore, in Jean Yeung (ed). Economic Stress and Families in asia: Research and Policy Challenges. Singapore: Springer.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011). Workfare in Singapore. In K.C. Chak & K. Ngok (Eds.), Welfare reform in East Asia: towards workfare? U.K.: Routledge.

    Ngiam, T.L. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2011). Contemporary welfare policies and social well-being. In K.K. Mehta & A. Wee (Eds.), Social Work in the Singapore Context (2nd ed.) Singapore: Pearson.

    BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS AUTHORED

    Ng, I.Y.H. (with contributions from students in the Social Work Department and National Youth council) (2012). Youth participation and Youth-led programmes in Singapore. YouthScope 2012: A Journal of Youth Research Studies in Singapore. National Youth Council, Singapore. http://www.resourceportal.nyc.sg/nycp/ShowDoc/WLP Repository/nyc/resources_fs/YouthScope_5th issue 2012

    Ho, K.C., Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W. & Hamid, N.A. (2011). Youth.sg: The State of Youth in Singapore 2010. Singapore: National Youth Council.

    SHORTER ARTICLES/COMMENTS IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Editorial. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development (Special on Social Dimension of Childhood Poverty), 22(1).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Chan, X.J. & Chay, A. (2012). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Graduates 2009-2011. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2012/02/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2009-2011.html#more

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011, February 15). Singapore's education system: growing worry of social immobility. The Straits Times.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Honours Graduates 2008-2010. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2011/06/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2008-2010.html.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010, September 23) Can we fix inequality? Salt: Fostering the non-profit community. Available at: http://www.salt.org.sg/articles_list/detail/4c9aee09-99f4-4291-bfe6-0cc07c3410df.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010) What if social workers are paid more? [Commentary]. Administration in Social Work, 34(4): 351-360.

    Ng, I. Y. H., & Rothwell, D. (2009). A rising tide lifts no sunken boat. Social Space, 2, 92-98. Available at: http://www.lcsi.smu.edu.sg/downloads/SocialSpace2009-IreneNg&DavidRothwell.pdf

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., & Ho, K.C. (2009) Family environment, class, and youth social participation. YouthSCOPE, 3, 78-90.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2006). Intergenerational income mobility of young Singaporeans. YouthSCOPE, 1, 40-57.

    Ho, K.C., Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W. & Hamid, N.A. (2011). Youth.sg: The State of Youth in Singapore 2010. Singapore: National Youth Council.

    SHORTER ARTICLES/COMMENTS IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Editorial. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development (Special on Social Dimension of Childhood Poverty), 22(1).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Chan, X.J. & Chay, A. (2012). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Graduates 2009-2011. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2012/02/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2009-2011.html#more

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011, February 15). Singapore's education system: growing worry of social immobility. The Straits Times.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Honours Graduates 2008-2010. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2011/06/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2008-2010.html.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010, September 23) Can we fix inequality? Salt: Fostering the non-profit community. Available at: http://www.salt.org.sg/articles_list/detail/4c9aee09-99f4-4291-bfe6-0cc07c3410df.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010) What if social workers are paid more? [Commentary]. Administration in Social Work, 34(4): 351-360.

    Ng, I. Y. H., & Rothwell, D. (2009). A rising tide lifts no sunken boat. Social Space, 2, 92-98. Available at: http://www.lcsi.smu.edu.sg/downloads/SocialSpace2009-IreneNg&DavidRothwell.pdf

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., & Ho, K.C. (2009) Family environment, class, and youth social participation. YouthSCOPE, 3, 78-90.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2006). Intergenerational income mobility of young Singaporeans. YouthSCOPE, 1, 40-57.

    SHORTERUNPUBLISHED REPORTS

    Ng, I.Y.H. et al. (forthcoming). Social Infrastructure Development. Study Group Report for Population Outcomes: Singapore 2050 (Policy Road-Maps for Singapore's Future Population). Singapore: Institute of Policy Studies, National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Mathews, M. & Tharmalingam, N. (2013). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support Programme: Third Annual Report: January to December 2012. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Ministry of Social and Family Development. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Mathews, M. & Tharmalingam, N. (2012). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support Programme: Research Report 2012 - Economic and Non-economic Well-being of Work Support Self-Reliance Recipients at the Beginning and End of Programme Participation. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Social and Family Development. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2012). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: Second Annual Report: January to December 2011. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Funding and remuneration in social services. National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2011). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: First Annual Report: June 2009 to December 2010. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Tan, L. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Proposal for the Chinese Development Assistance Council Project RAISE evaluation. Unpublished report submitted to the Chinese Development Assistance Council. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Sim, H. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Report of SASW survey of social workers. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2010). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: Phase one report. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2009). Report on jobs and wages of social work graduates of 2008/09. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Tan, R., & Ng, K.H. (2008). Report on survey of social workers in March 2008. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore. Available at: http://www.bing.com/search q=Report+of+SASW+survey+of+social+workers FORM=LEMBLB PC=MALC MKT=en-sg.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T.L., Chiam, A.L. (2007, Feb 5). Work Support replication survey: Report of findings. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    EDITORIAL WORK ON JOURNALS

    Executive Editor, Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o NG YUE HOONG IRENE

    Teaching Areas:

    • Welfare Economics
    • Agency Planning and Programme Development
    • Social Welfare Policy and Planning
    • Introduction to Social Work
    • Urban Youth Work
    • Poverty and Asset-building Policy

    Current Research Projects:

    • Longitudinal study of low-income families in Singapore
    • Political economy of intergenerational mobility
    • Sentencing of juvenile serious offenders in Michigan
    • Social Work professional issues

    Publications

    ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. 2013. Education and intergenerational mobility in Singapore. Educational Review. Early online view.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sarri, R.C. & Stoffregen, E. (forthcoming). Intergenerational incarceration: risk factors and social exclusion. Journal of Poverty.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). Social welfare in Singapore: rediscovering poverty, reshaping policy. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 23 (1): 35-47.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). Multi-stressed low-earning families in contemporary policy context: lessons from Work Support recipients in Singapore. Journal of Poverty. 17(1): 86-109.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). The political economy of intergenerational mobility in Singapore. International Journal of Social Welfare. 22(2): 207-218. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2012.00887.x.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sarri, R.C., Shook, J.S., Stoffregen, E. (2012). Comparison of Correctional Services to Youths Incarcerated in Adult and Juvenile Facilities in Michigan. The Prison Journal. 92(4): 460 - 483.

    Nursila, S.B.S. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Educational Aspirations of Malay Youths from Low-income Families in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 22(4):253-265.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Parents psychological self-concepts and children issues in low-income families in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 22(1): 50-62.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Nesamani, T., Lee, A., & Ngiam, T.L. (2012). Designing and Implementing an Evaluation of a National Work Support Program. Evaluation and Program Planning. 35: 78-87. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2011.07.002

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2012). Funding and remuneration in social services: lessons from Singapore. Administration in Social Work. 36 (3): 280-301. doi: 10.1080/03643107.2011.592055

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Koh, G. (2012). Chinese Singaporean attitudes towards poverty and inequality: a comparative analysis. International Journal of Social Welfare. 21(2):149-159. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2011.00785.x.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Shen, X., Sim, H., Sarri, R.C., Stoffregen, E., & Shook, J. J. (2011). Incarcerating juveniles in adult prisons as a factor of depression. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 21(1): 21-34. doi: 10.1002/cbm.783.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Globalized intentions in tension: the case of Singapore [Globalisation and Indigenisation]. International Social Work. 53(5): 671-685. doi: 10.1177/0020872810371202.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Where juvenile serious offenders live: a neighbourhood analysis of Wayne County, Michigan. Journal of Criminal Justice, 8(2): 207-215. doi:10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2010.02.002.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sim, H. & Tan, R. (2010). The pay challenge: The case of social workers in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 20(2).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Shen, X.Y., Ho, K.W. (2009) Intergenerational earnings mobility in Singapore and the United States. Journal of Asian Economics, 20(2), 110-119. doi: 10.1016/j.asieco.2008.09.010.

    Ng, I. Y. H. (2007). Intergenerational income mobility in Singapore. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Topics), 7(2), 1-33. doi:10.2202/1935-1682.1713. Available at: http://www.bepress.com/bejeap/vol7/iss2/art3

    Goodkind, S. Ng, I.Y.H. & Sarri, R. (2006). The impact of sexual abuse in the lives of young women involved or at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system. Violence Against Women. 12, 456-477. doi: 10.1177/1077801206288142

    CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

    Ng, I.Y.H. (forthcoming). The political economy of intergenerational mobility: implications for Singapore's skills strategy. In Johnny Sung (ed). Skills Strategies for an Inclusive Society: the Roles of the State, the Enterprise and the Worker. Singapore: Institute for Adult Learning.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Ho, K.W. (forthcoming). Policy Responses in an Unstable Globalized Economy: Multi-Stressed Low-Earning Families in Singapore, in Jean Yeung (ed). Economic Stress and Families in asia: Research and Policy Challenges. Singapore: Springer.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011). Workfare in Singapore. In K.C. Chak & K. Ngok (Eds.), Welfare reform in East Asia: towards workfare? U.K.: Routledge.

    Ngiam, T.L. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2011). Contemporary welfare policies and social well-being. In K.K. Mehta & A. Wee (Eds.), Social Work in the Singapore Context (2nd ed.) Singapore: Pearson.

    BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS AUTHORED

    Ng, I.Y.H. (with contributions from students in the Social Work Department and National Youth council) (2012). Youth participation and Youth-led programmes in Singapore. YouthScope 2012: A Journal of Youth Research Studies in Singapore. National Youth Council, Singapore. http://www.resourceportal.nyc.sg/nycp/ShowDoc/WLP Repository/nyc/resources_fs/YouthScope_5th issue 2012

    Ho, K.C., Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W. & Hamid, N.A. (2011). Youth.sg: The State of Youth in Singapore 2010. Singapore: National Youth Council.

    SHORTER ARTICLES/COMMENTS IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Editorial. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development (Special on Social Dimension of Childhood Poverty), 22(1).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Chan, X.J. & Chay, A. (2012). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Graduates 2009-2011. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2012/02/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2009-2011.html#more

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011, February 15). Singapore's education system: growing worry of social immobility. The Straits Times.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Honours Graduates 2008-2010. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2011/06/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2008-2010.html.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010, September 23) Can we fix inequality? Salt: Fostering the non-profit community. Available at: http://www.salt.org.sg/articles_list/detail/4c9aee09-99f4-4291-bfe6-0cc07c3410df.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010) What if social workers are paid more? [Commentary]. Administration in Social Work, 34(4): 351-360.

    Ng, I. Y. H., & Rothwell, D. (2009). A rising tide lifts no sunken boat. Social Space, 2, 92-98. Available at: http://www.lcsi.smu.edu.sg/downloads/SocialSpace2009-IreneNg&DavidRothwell.pdf

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., & Ho, K.C. (2009) Family environment, class, and youth social participation. YouthSCOPE, 3, 78-90.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2006). Intergenerational income mobility of young Singaporeans. YouthSCOPE, 1, 40-57.

    Ho, K.C., Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W. & Hamid, N.A. (2011). Youth.sg: The State of Youth in Singapore 2010. Singapore: National Youth Council.

    SHORTER ARTICLES/COMMENTS IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Editorial. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development (Special on Social Dimension of Childhood Poverty), 22(1).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Chan, X.J. & Chay, A. (2012). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Graduates 2009-2011. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2012/02/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2009-2011.html#more

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011, February 15). Singapore's education system: growing worry of social immobility. The Straits Times.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Honours Graduates 2008-2010. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2011/06/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2008-2010.html.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010, September 23) Can we fix inequality? Salt: Fostering the non-profit community. Available at: http://www.salt.org.sg/articles_list/detail/4c9aee09-99f4-4291-bfe6-0cc07c3410df.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010) What if social workers are paid more? [Commentary]. Administration in Social Work, 34(4): 351-360.

    Ng, I. Y. H., & Rothwell, D. (2009). A rising tide lifts no sunken boat. Social Space, 2, 92-98. Available at: http://www.lcsi.smu.edu.sg/downloads/SocialSpace2009-IreneNg&DavidRothwell.pdf

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., & Ho, K.C. (2009) Family environment, class, and youth social participation. YouthSCOPE, 3, 78-90.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2006). Intergenerational income mobility of young Singaporeans. YouthSCOPE, 1, 40-57.

    SHORTERUNPUBLISHED REPORTS

    Ng, I.Y.H. et al. (forthcoming). Social Infrastructure Development. Study Group Report for Population Outcomes: Singapore 2050 (Policy Road-Maps for Singapore's Future Population). Singapore: Institute of Policy Studies, National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Mathews, M. & Tharmalingam, N. (2013). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support Programme: Third Annual Report: January to December 2012. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Ministry of Social and Family Development. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Mathews, M. & Tharmalingam, N. (2012). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support Programme: Research Report 2012 - Economic and Non-economic Well-being of Work Support Self-Reliance Recipients at the Beginning and End of Programme Participation. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Social and Family Development. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2012). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: Second Annual Report: January to December 2011. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Funding and remuneration in social services. National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2011). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: First Annual Report: June 2009 to December 2010. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Tan, L. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Proposal for the Chinese Development Assistance Council Project RAISE evaluation. Unpublished report submitted to the Chinese Development Assistance Council. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Sim, H. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Report of SASW survey of social workers. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2010). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: Phase one report. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2009). Report on jobs and wages of social work graduates of 2008/09. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Tan, R., & Ng, K.H. (2008). Report on survey of social workers in March 2008. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore. Available at: http://www.bing.com/search q=Report+of+SASW+survey+of+social+workers FORM=LEMBLB PC=MALC MKT=en-sg.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T.L., Chiam, A.L. (2007, Feb 5). Work Support replication survey: Report of findings. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    EDITORIAL WORK ON JOURNALS

    Executive Editor, Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development

  2. NAME OF CO-I:
  3. o NGIAM TEE LIANG

    Teaching Areas:

    • Social Policy
    • Social Planning
    • Community Work
    • Contemporary Social Issues

    Research Interests:

    • Social development, social security and asset building.
    • Community centric social intervention.
    • Management of social service organisations.
    • Social policies.
    • Social services and natural support networks in public housing.
    • Family life and ageing issues.
    • Youth trends and problems.

    Publications

    Book Chapters

    Cheung, P. P. L., Vasoo, S., Ngiam, T. L. & Chan, Y. Y. (1991). Social Support Networks for Elderly in High-Rise Public Housing Estate in Singapore. In H. L. Sheppard (Ed.), Social services and aging policies in the United States and Asia (pp. 305 - 339). Florida: International Exchange Centre on Gerontology.

    Low, L. & Ngiam, T. L. (1999). An underclass among the overclass. In L Low (Ed.), Singapore: Towards a Developed Status (pp. 226 - 249). Singapore: Oxford University Press.

    Ngiam, T. L. (1993). The urban family in Singapore: Issues in change and adaptation. In Lee, B. H. and K. S. S. Oorjitham (Eds.). Malaysia and Singapore: Experiences in Industrialization and Urban Development (pp. 261-281). Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya.

    Ngiam, T. L. (1994). Community support and natural helping networks for the elderly in a public housing estate in Singapore". In Bentelspacher, C. & K. Minai (Eds.), Ageing in Japan and Singapore (pp. 140 - 174). Japanese Studies Monograph Series, vol. No.3. Singapore: Department of Japanese Studies, National University of Singapore.

    Ngiam, T. L. (1998). Singapore. In The Asian Population and Development Association (Comp.), Social Development and Human Development in Asia (pp. 111 - 120). Tokyo: The Asian Population and Development Association. (Publication prepared for the project, "A Survey of the Social Security Systems in Asian Countries" by Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Japan International Cooperation of Welfare Services (JICWELS)).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1998). Social welfare in Singapore. In Y. Nakamura and Y. Ichibangase (Eds.), Social welfare in the world: Asia (pp. 229 - 255). (Social welfare in the world series, Vol.3). Tokyo: Shunhosha. (In Japanese).

    Ngiam, T. L. (2002). Inclusion of people with disabilities: Policies and services. In N. T. Tan & K. K. Mehta (Eds.), Extending Frontiers: Social Issues and Social Work in Singapore, (pp.154 - 173). Singapore: Times Media Private Limited, 2002.

    Ngiam, T. L. (2004). Contemporary welfare policy and social well-being". In K. K. Mehta & A. Wee (Eds.), Social Work in Context: A Reader (pp. 81 - 106). Singapore: Marshall Cavendish International (Singapore) Private Limited.

    Ngiam, T. L. (2005). Population ageing in Singapore: The challenge of using the Central Provident Fund for retirement needs. In J. Doling, C. J. Finer & T. Maltby (Eds.), Ageing Matters: European Policy Lessons from the East (pp. 56 - 75). Aldershot: Ashgate.

    Ngiam, T. L. & Ng, I. Y. H. (2011). Contemporary welfare policies and social wellbeing. In K. K. Mehta & A. Wee (Eds.), Social Work in the Singapore Context (2nd ed.) (pp. 105 - 148). Singapore: Pearson Education South Asia.

    Ngiam, T. L. & Vasoo, S. (1998). Promoting family values: Some issues and challenges. In H. Lim & S. Ranjit (Eds.), Values and Development: A Multidisciplinary Approach with Some Comparative Studies (pp. 263 - 271). Singapore: Centre for Advanced Studies, National University of Singapore.

    Ngiam, T. L. & Vasoo. S. (1998). Transmitting family values in a cultural context: The Singapore experience. In E. Thumboo (Ed.), Cultures in ASEAN and the 21st Century. (pp. 187 - 202). Singapore: UniPress.

    Tan, N. T., Lee-partridge, J. E., Koh, S. F. W. F, Chia, H. B., Ngiam, T. L., Lim, L. T., Tan, G. & Lee, J. T. B. (2000, 2001). ADR: Current and Future Prospects. In N. T. Tan & J. E. Lee-Partridge (Eds.), Alternative Dispute Resolution in Business, Family and Community: Multidisciplinary Perspective. Singapore: Centre for Advanced Studies, National University of Singapore.

    Vasoo, S, Ngiam, T. L. & Cheung, P. P. L (2000). Singapore's ageing population: Some emerging trends and issues". In D. R. Phillips (Ed.), Ageing in Asia-Pacific region (pp. 174 - 193). London: Routledge.

    Journal Articles

    Ng, I. Y. H., Ho, K. W., Nesamani, T., Lee, A., & Ngiam, T. L. (2012). Designing and Implementing an Evaluation of a National Work Support Program. Evaluation and Program Planning. 35: 78-87. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2011.07.002

    Sherraden, M., Nair, S., Vasoo, S., & Ngiam, T. L. (1995). Social policy based on assets: The impact of Singapore's Central Provident Fund. Asian Journal of Political Science, 3, no. 2: 112 - 133. (Special Issue on Singapore)

    Tan, N. T., Lee, A. E. Y., Ow, R. S. O., Ngiam, T. L., Ong, T. H., Mehta, K. K., Tan, V. L. M. & Chew, Y. S. (1998). Community development and social support networks of families in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work, 8, no. 2: 88-95.

    Tan, N. T., Ngiam, T. L., Blake, M. L., Vasoo, S., & Bentelspacher, C. E. (1991). Report on curriculum review of the social work program at National University of Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work, 1, no. 1: 101-113.

    Local Articles:

    Ngiam, T L, "In society, but not of it". New Directions, 3, no. 1 (1976): 27-30.

    Ngiam, T L, "Any volunteers for sociotherapy?" New Directions, 4, no. 4 (1978): 5-6.

    Ngiam, T L, "In the community, but not of it". Rapport, 11, no. 1 (1985): 4-5.

    Ngiam, T L, "Town councils and human services". Rapport, 14, no. 1 (1988): 1 & 12.

    Conference Proceedings:

    Ngiam, T. L. (1978). "Community centres as agents for social education". The Role of Community Centres in the 1980s. (pp. 61 - 65). Singapore: People's Association. (3rd Conference of Community Centre Management Committees, 14 - 16 Apr 1978, Singapore).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1985). "The impact of political-economic policy on social development". In Baginda, A. et al., Report of the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Seminar on Social Work (pp. 129-142). Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia. (Report of the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Seminar on Social Work, 1 Jan 1985).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1985). "The role of youth in social defence". Seminar on the Role of Youth towards Nation Building in Total Defence. (pp. 25 - 26). Singapore. (Seminar on the Role of Youth towards Nation Building in Total Defence, 3 Jun 1984).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1995). "Shared values in a changing society". Seminar on Family Values: Post-Seminar Report. (pp. 13 - 18). Singapore: NTUC Community Services Secretariat, NTUC Women's Programme Secretariat and Singapore Institute of Labour Studies. (Seminar on Family Values, 19 Nov 1994).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1997). "The elderly in Singapore in the context of economic and social development". In Aging and the Elderly in Asia (pp. 121-140). Tokyo. (International Seminar on Aging and the Elderly in the Context of Economic and Social Development in Asia, 5 - 7 Nov 1996).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1998). "The family in Singapore: Issues, challenges and responses". In The Family in the Context of Social and Economic Development in Asia. (pp. 151 - 167). Tokyo: Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work. (International Seminar on the Family in the Context of Social and Economic Development, 4 - 7 Nov 1997, Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work, Tokyo, Japan).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1999). "The disabled in Singapore". In Disability in the Context of Social and Economic Development (pp.107 - 114). Tokyo: Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work. (International Seminar on the Disabled in the Context of Social and Economic Development, 29 Sep - 2 Oct 1998, Japan College of Social Work, Tokyo, Japan).

    Ngiam, T. L. (2001). "The private sector in the social services in Singapore: Creating economic and social wealth in the new economy". In Y. Hagiwara (Comp.) Social Welfare in the Pacific Rim (pp. 79 - 82). Tokyo: Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work. (International Seminar on Social Welfare in the Pacific Rim - "Role and Functions of Public/Private Enterprises in Social Welfare: Issues, Responses and Challenges", 14 - 17 Nov 2000, Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work, Tokyo, Japan) (Proceedings of the International Seminar on Social Welfare in the Pacific Rim).

    Ngiam, T. L. (2002). "Policies and services for people with disabilities in Singapore: Furthering inclusion and integration". In Y. Hagiwara (Ed.), International Comparative Study on Disability Policies and Programs in the 21st Century in Asia and the Pacific (pp. 121 -129). Tokyo: Social Work Research Institute. (International Seminar on Social Welfare in Asia and the Pacific, 13 - 16 Nov 2001, Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work, Tokyo, Japan). (Proceedings of the International Seminar on Social Welfare in Asia and the Pacific).

    Ngiam, T. L. (2007). "Security and Social Work Contribution: Prospects and Possibilities for Japan and Southeast Asia". In S. Wajjwalku (Ed.), Papers and Proceedings of the International Conference on Japan's Policy and Contributions to Human Security in Southeast Asia (pp. 313 - 325). Thammasat University, Bangkok: Japanese Studies Center, Institute of East Asian Studies. (International Conference on Japan's Policy and Contributions to Human Security in Southeast Asia., 13 14 Jan 2005, Japanese Studies Center, Institute of East Asian Studies, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand).

    Books/Monographs

    Tan, N. T, Tan, V. L. M. & Ngiam, T. L. (1992). Preparing for marriage, Singapore: Ministry of Community Development. 104 pp.

    Lim, B. L. & Ngiam, T. L. (1984). A Select Bibliography on Social Issues, Social Problems and Social Services in Singapore and Malaysia. Singapore: Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore, 1984.

    Editorial Work on Publications

    Ngiam, T. L. (Ed.). (1972). Extending Horizons for Social Work Intervention. Proceedings of a Conference, Singapore: Singapore Association of Social Workers.

    Ngiam, T. L. (Ed.). (1973). The Social Worker in the Prison and Aftercare System (2nd Ed). Singapore: Singapore Association of Social Workers.

    Ngiam, T. L. (Ed.). (1988). Report of the Committee on Family Life. Singapore: Advisory Council on Family and Community Life.

    Vasoo, S., Ang, J., Ngiam, T. L. & Ng, G. T. (Eds.) (1983). Twenty-Five Years of Social Services. Singapore: Singapore Council of Social Service.

    Published Reports

    Barrett, M. E., Lee, A. E. Y., Ngiam T. L., Wee, S. & Kijono-utomo, A. (2000). Report on Evaluation of Halfway Houses in Singapore. Singapore. 61 pp.

    Ngiam, T. L. (1973). Report of the Singapore Association of Social Workers to the Committee on Crime and Delinquency. Singapore.

    Ngiam, T. L., Lazar, I. & Marquart, J. (1989). Child Care in Singapore: Analyses and Comment. Singapore: Family Services Branch, Ministry of Community Development. 68 pp. (UNDP Technical Assistance Project).

    Sim, T., H Choo, H. & Ngiam, T. L. (2008). Resilience and Risk in Adolescent Health Related Behaviours in Singapore. (Working Paper No. 2008 01). Singapore: Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore. 69 pp.

    Spiro, S., Ang, J. & Ngiam, T. L. (1978). Services to the Aged and Chronic Sick. (The Role of Voluntary Organisations in Social Welfare, 2). Singapore: Department of Social Work, University of Singapore.

    Spiro, S., Ang, J. & Ngiam, T. L. (1978). The Role of Voluntary Organisations in Public Welfare: A Review of the Literature. (The Role of Voluntary Organisations in Social Welfare, 1). Singapore: Department of Social Work, University of Singapore.

    Spiro, S. E. & Ngiam, T. L. (1976). Introducing Students to Social Work Through Community Study. Resource Paper Series, no.4. Singapore: Department of Social Work, University of Singapore.

    Spiro, S. E. & Ngiam, T. L. (1976). Villagers and Estate Residents: Reports of a Survey. Resource Paper Series, No.5. Singapore: Department of Social Work, University of Singapore.

    Tham, S. C., Hyde, R. A., Minai, K., Vignehsa, H., Blake, M. L., Harrison, G. J., Ngiam T. L., Lo, G. L. & Merriman, A. (1987). Multi-disciplinary Survey of the Singapore Family (Preliminary Report). Singapore: Family Research Group, National University of Singapore. 150 pp.

    Vasoo, S., Lai, L. T. & Ngiam, T. L. (1972). Report on the Action-Research Programme on Youths Involved in Drug Abuse in the Toa Payoh Housing Estate. Singapore: Singapore Association of Social Workers.

  4. o ALEX LEE
    • Aging issues among Asian Americans
    • Social support/network measurements for older persons
    • Aging in Singapore
    • Client-social worker interaction
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o ESTHER GOH

    Research Interests:

    • Bilateral parent-child dynamics
    • Children as agentic beings in cultural contexts
    • Cross-cultural childrearing: China, Singapore
    • Intergenerational dynamics within families
    • Impact of problem gambling on family and intergenerational dynamics
    • Social Work practice-based evidence research
    • Religion as social support for immigrants in Singapore

    Single Author Book:

    Goh, E. C. L. (2011). China's one child policy and multiple caregiving - Raising little suns in Xiamen. London: Routledge.

    Publications - Peer Reviewed Academic Journals:

    Goh, E.C.L., Ng, V., Yeoh, B. (2016). The Family Exclusion Order as a harm-minimisation measure for casino gambling: The case of Singapore. International Gambling Studies, 1-18.

    Goh, E.C.L., Tsang, B., Chokkanathan, S. (2016).Intergenerational Reciprocity Reconsidered: The Honour and Burden of Grandparenting in Urban China, Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacifi. Issue 39 [PDF].

    Goh, E.C.L. (in press). VWO doing ground-up research: A practitioner-initiated-academic-facilitated collaboration model. IPS Exchange Series.

    Low, Suzanne S. H., and Goh, Esther C. L. (2015). Granny as nanny - Positive outcomes for grandparents providing childcare for dual-income families. Fact or Myth? Journal of Intergenerational Relationships. 13, 302-319.

    Praimkumar, S., & Goh, E.C.L. (2015). Understanding the impact of the mother-child relationship on sex workers' decision to enter and leave the streets - Lessons for social work practice. Journal of Social Work Practic.30, 43-58

    Chong, W. H., Choo, H, Goh, E. C. L., Wee, P., Goh, W., & Chay, O. M. (2015). Preventive child healthcare in Singapore: A parents' well-being perspective. Annals Academy of Medicine, 44, 12, 550-553.

    Goh, E.C.L. (2015). Vulnerable families as active agents of their own change process. Social Work. 60, 145-154.

    Wong, H. M., & Goh, E. C. L. (2014). Dynamics of ADHD in familial contexts: Perspectives from children and parents and implications for practitioners. Social Work in Health Care. 53(7), 601-616.

    Chee, L.P., Goh, E.C.L. & Kucyznksi, L. (2014). "Oversized loads - Children parentification in low-income families and the underlying parent-child dynamics". Families in Society. 95, 204-212.

    Chan, G. W. L., & Goh, E. C. L. (2014). 'My parents told us that they will always treat my brother differently because he is autistic' - Are siblings of autistic children the forgotten ones? Journal of Social Work Practice. 28, 155-171.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Kuczynski, L. (2014). 'She is too young for these chores' - Is housework taking a back seat in urban Chinese childhood? Children & Society. 28, 280-291. DOI:10.1111/j.1099-0860.2012.00470.x.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2013). "You must finish your dinner" Meal time dynamics between grandparents, parents and grandchildren in urban China. British Food Journal, 115(3), 365-376.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Hsu, C.-Y. S. (2013). Bilateral parent-child interactions in school-age children's tooth-brushing behaviors. Pediatric Dentistry. 35(1), 414-420.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2012). Integrating mindfulness and reflection in the teaching and learning of listening skills for undergraduate social work students in Singapore. Social Work Education, 31(5), 587-604.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Goransson, K. (2011). Doing ethnographic research in Chinese families - Reflections on methodological concerns from two Asian cities. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 10(3), 265-281.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Kuczynski, L. (2010). 'Only children' and their coalition of parents: considering grandparents and parents as joint caregivers in urban Xiamen, China. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 13(4), 221-231.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2009) 'Grandparents as childcare providers: An in-depth analysis of the case of Xiamen, China', Journal of Aging Studies, 23, 60-68.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Kuczynski, L. (2009). Agency and power of single children in multi-generational families in urban Xiamen, China. Culture and Psychology, 15(4), 506-534.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2006) Raising the single child in urban China - An intergenerational joint mission between parents and grandparents, Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 4, 7-28.

    Book Chapters:

    Goh, E. C. L. & Tan, C (2015). 'The brother I have never known - New immigrants meeting old timer immigrants in Church' in Farhadin edited 'Popular spiritual movement in South East Asia', Singapore, Armour Publishing

    Goh, E. C. L. & Ow, R. (2011). 'Not so equal childhood', in A. Wee & K. Metha edited 'Social Work in Context', Singapore, Pearsons.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2002). Integrating Spirituality in Counselling, in Hedges and Edges, Singapore, Care Corner

    Book Reviews:

    Goh, E C L (2009) Listening to children, British Journal of Social Work, Vol 39(2), pp. 386-388.

    Goh, E C L (2009) Review: Kristin Luker - Salsa dancing into social science. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008. International Sociology, 24(5), 750-752.

    Other publication:

    Goh, E. C.L. (2010). Using the "Daily Bad Habit Tracking Exercise" to Reduce Barriers to Listening. CDTL Brief, Vol 13 (2), pp. 12-14.

    NAME OF PI:
  1. o ROSALEEN OW
    • Cross-culture studies especially of models and concepts in local social work practice e.g. interpersonal communications, parenting and child development


    Article in Journal

    Ow, R S O, "Elderly Health". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 3 - 5. (Singapore). (Editorial for the Special Issue on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).

    Ow, R S O, "Poor Hemodialysis Outcome: Identifying Social Risk Factors in Elderly and Non-Elderly Patients in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 71 - 88. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore jointly oraganized by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Do Caregiver Beliefs Matter? An Exploratory Study of Palliative Caregiving Decisions in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 54 - 70. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Development of a Research Proposal to Explore Needs and Service Utilization among the Conjugally Bereaved in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 6 - 17. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Negotiating Challenges: Social Development in Asia". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 20, no. 1 (2010): 82 - 94. (Singapore).

    Khng*, J.N.K. and R S O Ow, "Getting Out: Factors that Influenced Abused Wives' decisions to leave their Abusive Spousal Relationships in Singapore". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 90, no. 2 (2009): 153-161. (United States). (Published with Social Work student from Honours Thesis.).

    WOO, I.M.H. and R S O Ow, "Hope among terminally ill patients in Singapore: An exploratory study". Social Work in Health Care, 45 (3) (2007): 85-106. (United States).

    Ng*, K.H. and R S O Ow*, "Meeting healthcare costs: the case of childhood cancer in Singapore". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE, 14 (2005): 33-43. (United Kingdom).

    Ow*, R S O, N T Tan and S Goh, "Diverse Perceptions of Social Support: Asian Mothers of Children with Intellectual Disabilty". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 85, no. 2 (April-June 2004 2004): 214-220. (United States).

    Ow, R S O, "Burden of Care and Childhood Cancer: Experiences of Parents in an Asian Context". HEALTH & SOCIAL WORK, 28, no. 3 (August 2003 2003): 232240. (United States).

    Editorial Work on Book

    Ow, R S O, eds., Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 21, no. 1 (Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).(Singapore), 2011.

    Chapter in Book

    Ow, R S O, "Needs and Issues of Persons with Disabilities". In Social work in the Singapore Context, 2 ed., ed. Kalyani K. Mehta & Ann Wee. Singapore: Pearson, 2011. 30 pp. 241 - 270.

    Ow, R S O, "On the Move, Social Work Education: The Singapore Journey". In Social Work Education in Countries of the East: Issues and Challenges, Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment, ed. Selwyn Stanley. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York., 2011. 23 pp. (Hardcover edition). 465 - 486.

    Ow, R S O, "Singapore: Practice and Challenges". In Third Party Assisted Conception Across Cultures: Social, Legal and Ethical Perspectives, ed. Eric Blyth & Ruth Landau, 189-206. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004.

    Lai*, A.E and R S O Ow*, "Cross-cultural issues in social service delivery by Family Service Centres". In Beyond Rituals and Riots: Ethnic Pluralism and Social Cohesion in Singapore, ed. Lai Ah Eng, 258-288. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2004.
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o ESTHER GOH

    Research Interests:

    • Bilateral parent-child dynamics
    • Children as agentic beings in cultural contexts
    • Cross-cultural childrearing: China, Singapore
    • Intergenerational dynamics within families
    • Impact of problem gambling on family and intergenerational dynamics
    • Social Work practice-based evidence research
    • Religion as social support for immigrants in Singapore

    Single Author Book:

    Goh, E. C. L. (2011). China's one child policy and multiple caregiving - Raising little suns in Xiamen. London: Routledge.

    Publications - Peer Reviewed Academic Journals:

    Goh, E.C.L., Ng, V., Yeoh, B. (2016). The Family Exclusion Order as a harm-minimisation measure for casino gambling: The case of Singapore. International Gambling Studies, 1-18.

    Goh, E.C.L., Tsang, B., Chokkanathan, S. (2016).Intergenerational Reciprocity Reconsidered: The Honour and Burden of Grandparenting in Urban China, Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacifi. Issue 39 [PDF].

    Goh, E.C.L. (in press). VWO doing ground-up research: A practitioner-initiated-academic-facilitated collaboration model. IPS Exchange Series.

    Low, Suzanne S. H., and Goh, Esther C. L. (2015). Granny as nanny - Positive outcomes for grandparents providing childcare for dual-income families. Fact or Myth? Journal of Intergenerational Relationships. 13, 302-319.

    Praimkumar, S., & Goh, E.C.L. (2015). Understanding the impact of the mother-child relationship on sex workers' decision to enter and leave the streets - Lessons for social work practice. Journal of Social Work Practic.30, 43-58

    Chong, W. H., Choo, H, Goh, E. C. L., Wee, P., Goh, W., & Chay, O. M. (2015). Preventive child healthcare in Singapore: A parents' well-being perspective. Annals Academy of Medicine, 44, 12, 550-553.

    Goh, E.C.L. (2015). Vulnerable families as active agents of their own change process. Social Work. 60, 145-154.

    Wong, H. M., & Goh, E. C. L. (2014). Dynamics of ADHD in familial contexts: Perspectives from children and parents and implications for practitioners. Social Work in Health Care. 53(7), 601-616.

    Chee, L.P., Goh, E.C.L. & Kucyznksi, L. (2014). "Oversized loads - Children parentification in low-income families and the underlying parent-child dynamics". Families in Society. 95, 204-212.

    Chan, G. W. L., & Goh, E. C. L. (2014). 'My parents told us that they will always treat my brother differently because he is autistic' - Are siblings of autistic children the forgotten ones? Journal of Social Work Practice. 28, 155-171.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Kuczynski, L. (2014). 'She is too young for these chores' - Is housework taking a back seat in urban Chinese childhood? Children & Society. 28, 280-291. DOI:10.1111/j.1099-0860.2012.00470.x.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2013). "You must finish your dinner" Meal time dynamics between grandparents, parents and grandchildren in urban China. British Food Journal, 115(3), 365-376.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Hsu, C.-Y. S. (2013). Bilateral parent-child interactions in school-age children's tooth-brushing behaviors. Pediatric Dentistry. 35(1), 414-420.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2012). Integrating mindfulness and reflection in the teaching and learning of listening skills for undergraduate social work students in Singapore. Social Work Education, 31(5), 587-604.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Goransson, K. (2011). Doing ethnographic research in Chinese families - Reflections on methodological concerns from two Asian cities. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 10(3), 265-281.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Kuczynski, L. (2010). 'Only children' and their coalition of parents: considering grandparents and parents as joint caregivers in urban Xiamen, China. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 13(4), 221-231.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2009) 'Grandparents as childcare providers: An in-depth analysis of the case of Xiamen, China', Journal of Aging Studies, 23, 60-68.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Kuczynski, L. (2009). Agency and power of single children in multi-generational families in urban Xiamen, China. Culture and Psychology, 15(4), 506-534.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2006) Raising the single child in urban China - An intergenerational joint mission between parents and grandparents, Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 4, 7-28.

    Book Chapters:

    Goh, E. C. L. & Tan, C (2015). 'The brother I have never known - New immigrants meeting old timer immigrants in Church' in Farhadin edited 'Popular spiritual movement in South East Asia', Singapore, Armour Publishing

    Goh, E. C. L. & Ow, R. (2011). 'Not so equal childhood', in A. Wee & K. Metha edited 'Social Work in Context', Singapore, Pearsons.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2002). Integrating Spirituality in Counselling, in Hedges and Edges, Singapore, Care Corner

    Book Reviews:

    Goh, E C L (2009) Listening to children, British Journal of Social Work, Vol 39(2), pp. 386-388.

    Goh, E C L (2009) Review: Kristin Luker - Salsa dancing into social science. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008. International Sociology, 24(5), 750-752.

    Other publication:

    Goh, E. C.L. (2010). Using the "Daily Bad Habit Tracking Exercise" to Reduce Barriers to Listening. CDTL Brief, Vol 13 (2), pp. 12-14.

    NAME OF PI:
  1. o CHOO HYEKYUNG

    Teaching Areas:

    • SW3206 Gender Issues in Social Work Practice
    • SW3217 Mental Health and Illness
    • SW4103 Advanced Research and Evaluation
    • SW4213 Social Networks and Social Support
    • SWD5103 Contemporary Social Work Practice
    • SWD5120 Social Work Practicum Seminar

    Current Research Projects:

    Mohanty, J., & Choo, H. The Acculturation experiences of immigrants in Singapore (under review by Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies)

    Choo, H., Gentile, D. A., Chng, S. E. G., & Khoo, A. Effect of peer support on pathological symptoms of Internet use among children and adolescents.

    Choo, H., Chng, S. E. G., Fung, D., & Khoo, A. Moderating effect of peer support on depression among cyber victims.

    Sim, T., Choo, H., Khoo, A., Yeong, A., & Lam, W. M. What to do? Engaging adolescents who play games excessively.

    Yow, T. T. S., & Choo, H. How do the appraisal and coping of marital infidelity affect the mental health among clients of social service agencies in Singapore?

    Publications:

    JOURNALS

    Green C. S., Eichenbaum, A., Kattner, F., Bradford, D., Gentile, D. A., Choo, H., Chen, V., Khoo, A. (2015). The role of game genres and the development of internet gaming disorder in school-aged children. Journal of Addictive Behaviors, Therapy and Rehabilitation, 4 (3), doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2324-9005.1000141.

    Liau, A. K. F., Choo, H., Li, D., Gentile, D. A., Sim, T., & Khoo (in press), A. Pathological video-game use among youth: A prospective study examining dual growth trajectory models. Addiction Research & Theory, 23, 301-308.

    Choo, H., Sim, T., Liau, A. K. F., Gentile, D. A., & Khoo, A. (2014). Parental influences on pathological symptoms of video-gaming among children and adolescents: A prospective study. Journal of Child and Family Studies, Available Online (doi: 10.1007/s10826-014-9949-9)

    Lee, C. H., Choo, H., Tai, B. C.., Chan, M. Y., Phua, Q. H., Low, T. T., Richards, A. M., Tan, H. C., Ow, R., & Yeo, T. C. (2013). "Immigrant status and disparities in health care delivery in myocardial infarction". International Journal of Cardiology, 166 (3), 696-701.

    Choo, H. and D. Shek (2013). Quality of Parent-Child Relationship, Family Conflict, Peer Pressure, and Drinking Behaviors of Adolescents in an Asian Context: The Case of Singapore. Social Indicators Research. 110, 1141-1157.

    Li, D., Choo, H., Khoo, A., & Liau, A. (2012). Effects of digital game play among young Singaporean gamers: A two-wave longitudinal study. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research.

    Choo, H. (2012). "Stress Process of Illicit Drug Use among U. S. Immigrants' Adolescent Children: A Longitudinal Study". Journal of Community Psychology, 40(3), 358-371.

    Liau, A., Neo, E. C., Gentile, D. A., Choo, H., Sim, T., Li, D. & Khoo, A. (2011). "Impulsivity, self-regulation, and pathological video-gaming: Testing a moderated mediation model". Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, Available online (doi:10.1177/1010539511429369).

    Gentile, A. D., Choo, H., Liau, A., Sim, T., Li, D., Fung, D., & Khoo, A. (2011) "Pathological video-gaming among Singaporean youth: A two year longitudinal study". Pediatrics, 127(2), 319-329.

    Ang, R., Choo, H., & Ow, R. (2011). "Poor hemodialysis outcome: Identifying social risk factors in elderly and non-elderly patients in Singapore" Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21 (1), 71-88.

    Choo, H., & Sim, T (2010)."Health risk behaviors of foreign-born adolescents in Singapore: Exploration of risk factors in an Asian context". British Journal Of Social Work, 40 (7), 2203-2222.

    Choo, H., Gentile, D.A., Sim, T., Li, D., Khoo, A., & Liu, A. (2010). "Pathological video-gaming among Singaporean youth". Annals Academy Of Medicine, Singapore, 39 (11), 822-829. [Received Silver Award for Best Publications of the Journal in 2010, April 2011].

    Choo, H. (2008). "Parent-child relationships and drug use among foreign-born adolescents in Singapore immigrant families: Implications for parenting strategies" Journal of Youth Studies - the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, 11 (2), 85-96.

    EDITORIAL WORK AND CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

    Chong, W. H., Choo, H., Goh, E., Wee, P. Y. Y., Goh, W., & Chay, O. M. (2015). Preventive child healthcare in Singapore: A parents' well-being perspective. Annals Academy Of Medicine, Singapore, 44, 550-553.

    Choo, H., & Chong, E. J. (in press) Intervention: Treatment models for Internet and Gaming addiction. Chapter 8, Internet Addiction, Marshal Cavendish.

    Khoo, A. C., Chen, V., & Choo, H. (in press). Effects of digital gaming among children and adolescents in Singapore: A summary of research findings. In New Media and Learning in the 21st Century: A socio-cultural perspective, Springer.

    EDITORIAL AND SHORTER ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

    Chong, W. H., Choo, H., Goh, E., Wee, P. Y. Y., Goh, W., & Chay, O. M. (2015). Preventive child healthcare in Singapore: A parents' well-being perspective. Annals Academy Of Medicine, Singapore, 44, 550-553.

    Khoo, C. E. A., Sim, T., Chen, V., Choo, H. et al. (2008) "Effect of digital gaming on children and teenagers in Singapore: First year report". Singapore Ministry of Education.

    Choo, H., Ong, T. H., & Sim, T. (2007). "Needs assessment of aftercare services for ex-offenders and their families" Singapore Prison Service, Singapore.

    Choo, H. (2014). Mixed method approach in Asian migration research. Journal of Population Research, Available Online (doi :10.1007/s12546-014-9131-7).

    PUBLISHED REPORTS

    Khoo, C. E. A., Sim, T., Chen, V., Choo, H. et al. (2008) "Effect of digital gaming on children and teenagers in Singapore: First year report". Singapore Ministry of Education.

    Choo, H., Ong, T. H., & Sim, T. (2007). "Needs assessment of aftercare services for ex-offenders and their families" Singapore Prison Service, Singapore.
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o ONG TECK HONG

    Teaching Areas:

    • Counselling
    • Gerontology
    • Drug abuse
    • Inhalant abuse
    • Alcohol use

    Publications

    BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS AUTHORED

    Ong, T. H. Report on Employment of Nanyang University Graduates from 1959 to 1969. Singapore: Nanyang University, 1970. 102 pp.

    Ong, T. H. A Study of General-degree and Honours-degree Graduates of Nanyang University (1968/69 - 1970/71) (In Chinese). Singapore: Nanyang University, 1972. 88 pp.

    Ong, T. H. and Yung, C. H., A Study of Employment of Nanyang University Graduates in 1971/72 and 1972/73 (In Chinese). Singapore: Nanyang University, 1974. 142 pp.

    Ong, T. H. Articles in Psychology (In Chinese). Singapore: Nanyang University, 1974. 48 pp.

    Ong, T. H. Survey on Attitudes of Youths in Singapore: Report II - Youth Attitudes Towards Work. Singapore: Nanyang University Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1978. 70 pp.

    Ong, T.H. Encounter with Drugs (Self-Disclosures of Drug Abusers in Singapore) (In Chinese). Singapore: Singapore News and Publications Ltd, 1983. 92 pp.

    Ong, T. H. Drug Abuse in Singapore: A Psychosocial Perspective. Singapore: Hillview Publications, 1989. 208 pp.

    Ong, T. H. Drugs: How Much do You Know? Inhalants: Glue, Gas and Thinner. Singapore: Shinglee Publishers Pte Ltd, 1995. 32 pp.

    Ong, T. H. Drugs: How Much do You Know? Cannabis: Marijuana and Hashish. Singapore: Shinglee Publishers Pte Ltd, 1995. 32 pp.

    Ong, T. H. Drugs: How Much do You Know?. Hallucinogens: LSD and Mescaline. Singapore: Shinglee Publishers Pte Ltd, 1995. 32 pp.

    Ong, T. H. Drugs: How Much do You Know? Depressants: Barbituates and Tranquillisers. Singapore: Shinglee Publishers Pte Ltd, 1995. 32 pp.

    Ong, T. H. Drugs: How Much do You Know? Stimulants: Cocaine, Crack, Amphetamines and 'Ice'. Singapore: Shinglee Publishers Pte Ltd, 1995. 32 pp.

    Ong, T. H. Drugs: How Much do You Know?. Narcotics: Opium, Morpine and Heroin. Singapore: Shinglee Publishers Pte Ltd, 1995. 32 pp.

    Ong, T.H. and Isralowtiz R. E. Substance Use In Singapore: Illegal Drugs, Inhalants and alcohol. Singapore: Toppan, 1996. 324 pp.

    JOURNAL ARTICLES - INTERNATIONAL REFEREED

    Ong, T. H. Training of volunteers for the battle against drug abuse in Singapore. International Social Work, XXVII, no.3 (1984): 20-25. (India).

    Ong, T. H. Drug preventive education and rehabilitation programmes in Singapore. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 8, no.3 (1985): 312-320. (West Germany).

    Ong, T. H. Inhalant abuse in Singapore. International Journal of the Addictions, 21, no.8 (1986): 955-960. (United States).

    Ong, T. H. Scholastic attainment and employment of drug abusers in a developing country. Bulletin on Narcotics, 39, no.2 (1987): 81-87.

    Ong, T. H. Drug prevention and education programmes in Singapore. Health Education Research, 2, no.4 (1987): 347-352. (United Kingdom).

    Ong, T. H. The construction of rating scales in measuring the attitudinal and psychological characteristics of drug abusers. International Journal of the Addictions, 23, no.9 (1988): 967-989. (United States).

    Isralowitz, R. E. and Ong T. H. A study of university students' drinking behaviour. British Journal of Addiction, 83, no.11 (1988): 1321-1323. (United Kingdom).

    Ong, T. H. Peers as perceived by drug abusers in their drug-seeking behaviour. British Journal of Addiction, 84, no.6 (1989): 631-637. (United Kingdom).

    Ong, T. H. and Isralowitz, R. E. A cross-cultural study of alcohol behaviour among Singapore college students. British Journal of Addiction, 84, no.3 (1989): 319-321. (United Kingdom).

    Isralowitz, R. E. and Ong, T. H. Sex differences in drinking patterns and behaviours among college students in Singapore. Psychological Reports, 64 (1989): 364-366. (United States).

    Ong, T. H. A group approach in aftercare service for drug supervisees. International Social Work, 32 (1989): 139-143. (United Kingdom).

    Isralowitz, R. E. and Ong, T. H., Singapore youth: The impact of social status on perceptions of adolescent problems. Adolescence, 25, no.98 (1990): 357-362. (United States).

    Ong, T. H. and Isralowitz, R. E. Religious values and beliefs and place of residence as predictors of alcohol use among Chinese college students in Singapore. International Jounral of the Addictions, 25, no.5 (1990): 515-530. (United States).

    Ong, T. H. The effectiveness of an indigenised group counselling programme in aftercare service for drug supervisees: A one-year follow-up study. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 14, no.4 (December 1991): 285-300. (The Netherlands).

    Ong, T. H. Psychological characteristics of drug abusers: Some implications for treatment and rehabilitation. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 14, no.1 (1991): 72-75. (United Kingdom).

    Ong, T. H. The behavioural characteristics and health conditions of drug abusers: Some implications for workers in drug addiction. International Social Work, 35, no. 11 (January 1992): 7-17. (United Kingdom).

    Isralowitz , R. E., Borowski, A. and Ong T. H. Male and female differences in alcohol use patterns and behaviour: A study of Australian college students. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 38, no.3 (1993): 120-124. (United States).

    Ong, T. H. Changes in psychological characteristics of drug abusers in a group counselling programme. Bulletin on Narcotics, XLVI, no.2 (1994): 35-47. (United Nations).

    JOURNAL ARTICLES - LOCAL/REGIONAL REFEREED

    Ong, T. H. Student personnel work in higher education (In Chinese). Malaysian Journal of Education, 6, no.1 (1969): 66-70. (Singapore).

    Ong, T .H. Construction and uses of mental tests in Taiwan (In Chinese). Malaysian Journal of Education, 8, no.2 (1971): 157-166. (Singapore).

    Ong, T. H. A study of the general abilities of university students (In Chinese). Malaysian Journal of Education, 10, no.1&2 (1973): 23-38. (Singapore).

    Ong, T. H., The education system and policies in Singapore: Recent changes and their ratioale. Journal of the East and West Education, 5, no.2 (1984): 21-29. (South Korea).

    Ong, T. H. Dangerous drugs in Singapore. Hong Kong Law Journal, Part I, 15 (1985): 68-75. (Hong Kong).

    Ong, T. H. Young inhalant abusers in Singapore. Social Dimension (1989): 27-32

    JOURNAL ARTICLES - NON-REFEREED

    Ong, T. H. A study of the relationship between study methods and scholastic achievement of university students (In Chinese). Nanyang Digest, 11, no.6 (1970): 388-393. (Singapore).

    Ong, T. H. The application of the psychological study (In Chinese). Studies of Social Science, 5 (1970): 12-13. (Singapore).

    Ong, T. H. Some important methods in the development of occupational information. Government and Public Administration Journal, 2 (1970): 17-30. (Singapore).

    Ong, T. H. The role of a psychological counsellor in an educational institution. ARAVEG Bulletin, 1 (1972): 20-24. (Taiwan).

    Ong, T. H. Vocational planning and educational preparation (In Chinese). Singapore Qing Nien, 2 (1973): 14-15. (Singapore).

    Ong, T. H. Emotional tumults in youth (In Chinese). Singapore Qing Nien, 3 (1973): 4-5. (Singapore).

    Ong, T. H. The significance and services of vocational guidance (In Chinese). Singapore Qing Nien, 4 (1973): 3-4. (Singapore).

    Ong, T. H. How to find a job effectively (In Chinese). Singapore Qing Nien, 6 (1974): 3-5. (Singapore).

    Ong, T .H. How to make a wise choice of courses of study (In Chinese). Singapore Qing Nien, 7 (1974): 6-8. (Singapore).

    Ong, T. H. The problem of corporal punishment of students (In Chinese). Singapore Qing Nien, 9 (1974): 4-5. (Singapore).

    Ong, T. H. Heredity, environment and talent. Singapore Qing Nien, 70&71 (1984): 12-14, 13-15. (Singapore).

    In recent years

    Osman, M.M., Ong, T. H. & Ferro, F. (2003). Drinking Behaviour of Singapore Youths. A research report for National Youth Council, Singapore.

    Choo, H.K., Ong, T. H. & Sim, B.W.T. (2007). Needs Assessment of Aftercare Services Ex-offenders and their Families. A research report for Yellow Ribbon Fund, Singapore.

    Sim, B.W.T. & Ong, T.H. (2007). A Study on Reasons for Completion and Non-completion of CMF Programme. A research report for Singapore Corporation of the Rehabilitative Enterprises.

    Ong, T.H., & Sim, B.W.T. (2007). A Psychological Study of the Reasons for Drug Abuse and the Profile of Drug Abusers in Singapore. A research report for Central Narcotics Bureau, Singapore.

  2. NAME OF CO-I:
  3. o NGIAM TEE LIANG

    Teaching Areas:

    • Social Policy
    • Social Planning
    • Community Work
    • Contemporary Social Issues

    Research Interests:

    • Social development, social security and asset building.
    • Community centric social intervention.
    • Management of social service organisations.
    • Social policies.
    • Social services and natural support networks in public housing.
    • Family life and ageing issues.
    • Youth trends and problems.

    Publications

    Book Chapters

    Cheung, P. P. L., Vasoo, S., Ngiam, T. L. & Chan, Y. Y. (1991). Social Support Networks for Elderly in High-Rise Public Housing Estate in Singapore. In H. L. Sheppard (Ed.), Social services and aging policies in the United States and Asia (pp. 305 - 339). Florida: International Exchange Centre on Gerontology.

    Low, L. & Ngiam, T. L. (1999). An underclass among the overclass. In L Low (Ed.), Singapore: Towards a Developed Status (pp. 226 - 249). Singapore: Oxford University Press.

    Ngiam, T. L. (1993). The urban family in Singapore: Issues in change and adaptation. In Lee, B. H. and K. S. S. Oorjitham (Eds.). Malaysia and Singapore: Experiences in Industrialization and Urban Development (pp. 261-281). Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya.

    Ngiam, T. L. (1994). Community support and natural helping networks for the elderly in a public housing estate in Singapore". In Bentelspacher, C. & K. Minai (Eds.), Ageing in Japan and Singapore (pp. 140 - 174). Japanese Studies Monograph Series, vol. No.3. Singapore: Department of Japanese Studies, National University of Singapore.

    Ngiam, T. L. (1998). Singapore. In The Asian Population and Development Association (Comp.), Social Development and Human Development in Asia (pp. 111 - 120). Tokyo: The Asian Population and Development Association. (Publication prepared for the project, "A Survey of the Social Security Systems in Asian Countries" by Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Japan International Cooperation of Welfare Services (JICWELS)).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1998). Social welfare in Singapore. In Y. Nakamura and Y. Ichibangase (Eds.), Social welfare in the world: Asia (pp. 229 - 255). (Social welfare in the world series, Vol.3). Tokyo: Shunhosha. (In Japanese).

    Ngiam, T. L. (2002). Inclusion of people with disabilities: Policies and services. In N. T. Tan & K. K. Mehta (Eds.), Extending Frontiers: Social Issues and Social Work in Singapore, (pp.154 - 173). Singapore: Times Media Private Limited, 2002.

    Ngiam, T. L. (2004). Contemporary welfare policy and social well-being". In K. K. Mehta & A. Wee (Eds.), Social Work in Context: A Reader (pp. 81 - 106). Singapore: Marshall Cavendish International (Singapore) Private Limited.

    Ngiam, T. L. (2005). Population ageing in Singapore: The challenge of using the Central Provident Fund for retirement needs. In J. Doling, C. J. Finer & T. Maltby (Eds.), Ageing Matters: European Policy Lessons from the East (pp. 56 - 75). Aldershot: Ashgate.

    Ngiam, T. L. & Ng, I. Y. H. (2011). Contemporary welfare policies and social wellbeing. In K. K. Mehta & A. Wee (Eds.), Social Work in the Singapore Context (2nd ed.) (pp. 105 - 148). Singapore: Pearson Education South Asia.

    Ngiam, T. L. & Vasoo, S. (1998). Promoting family values: Some issues and challenges. In H. Lim & S. Ranjit (Eds.), Values and Development: A Multidisciplinary Approach with Some Comparative Studies (pp. 263 - 271). Singapore: Centre for Advanced Studies, National University of Singapore.

    Ngiam, T. L. & Vasoo. S. (1998). Transmitting family values in a cultural context: The Singapore experience. In E. Thumboo (Ed.), Cultures in ASEAN and the 21st Century. (pp. 187 - 202). Singapore: UniPress.

    Tan, N. T., Lee-partridge, J. E., Koh, S. F. W. F, Chia, H. B., Ngiam, T. L., Lim, L. T., Tan, G. & Lee, J. T. B. (2000, 2001). ADR: Current and Future Prospects. In N. T. Tan & J. E. Lee-Partridge (Eds.), Alternative Dispute Resolution in Business, Family and Community: Multidisciplinary Perspective. Singapore: Centre for Advanced Studies, National University of Singapore.

    Vasoo, S, Ngiam, T. L. & Cheung, P. P. L (2000). Singapore's ageing population: Some emerging trends and issues". In D. R. Phillips (Ed.), Ageing in Asia-Pacific region (pp. 174 - 193). London: Routledge.

    Journal Articles

    Ng, I. Y. H., Ho, K. W., Nesamani, T., Lee, A., & Ngiam, T. L. (2012). Designing and Implementing an Evaluation of a National Work Support Program. Evaluation and Program Planning. 35: 78-87. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2011.07.002

    Sherraden, M., Nair, S., Vasoo, S., & Ngiam, T. L. (1995). Social policy based on assets: The impact of Singapore's Central Provident Fund. Asian Journal of Political Science, 3, no. 2: 112 - 133. (Special Issue on Singapore)

    Tan, N. T., Lee, A. E. Y., Ow, R. S. O., Ngiam, T. L., Ong, T. H., Mehta, K. K., Tan, V. L. M. & Chew, Y. S. (1998). Community development and social support networks of families in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work, 8, no. 2: 88-95.

    Tan, N. T., Ngiam, T. L., Blake, M. L., Vasoo, S., & Bentelspacher, C. E. (1991). Report on curriculum review of the social work program at National University of Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work, 1, no. 1: 101-113.

    Local Articles:

    Ngiam, T L, "In society, but not of it". New Directions, 3, no. 1 (1976): 27-30.

    Ngiam, T L, "Any volunteers for sociotherapy?" New Directions, 4, no. 4 (1978): 5-6.

    Ngiam, T L, "In the community, but not of it". Rapport, 11, no. 1 (1985): 4-5.

    Ngiam, T L, "Town councils and human services". Rapport, 14, no. 1 (1988): 1 & 12.

    Conference Proceedings:

    Ngiam, T. L. (1978). "Community centres as agents for social education". The Role of Community Centres in the 1980s. (pp. 61 - 65). Singapore: People's Association. (3rd Conference of Community Centre Management Committees, 14 - 16 Apr 1978, Singapore).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1985). "The impact of political-economic policy on social development". In Baginda, A. et al., Report of the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Seminar on Social Work (pp. 129-142). Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia. (Report of the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Seminar on Social Work, 1 Jan 1985).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1985). "The role of youth in social defence". Seminar on the Role of Youth towards Nation Building in Total Defence. (pp. 25 - 26). Singapore. (Seminar on the Role of Youth towards Nation Building in Total Defence, 3 Jun 1984).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1995). "Shared values in a changing society". Seminar on Family Values: Post-Seminar Report. (pp. 13 - 18). Singapore: NTUC Community Services Secretariat, NTUC Women's Programme Secretariat and Singapore Institute of Labour Studies. (Seminar on Family Values, 19 Nov 1994).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1997). "The elderly in Singapore in the context of economic and social development". In Aging and the Elderly in Asia (pp. 121-140). Tokyo. (International Seminar on Aging and the Elderly in the Context of Economic and Social Development in Asia, 5 - 7 Nov 1996).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1998). "The family in Singapore: Issues, challenges and responses". In The Family in the Context of Social and Economic Development in Asia. (pp. 151 - 167). Tokyo: Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work. (International Seminar on the Family in the Context of Social and Economic Development, 4 - 7 Nov 1997, Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work, Tokyo, Japan).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1999). "The disabled in Singapore". In Disability in the Context of Social and Economic Development (pp.107 - 114). Tokyo: Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work. (International Seminar on the Disabled in the Context of Social and Economic Development, 29 Sep - 2 Oct 1998, Japan College of Social Work, Tokyo, Japan).

    Ngiam, T. L. (2001). "The private sector in the social services in Singapore: Creating economic and social wealth in the new economy". In Y. Hagiwara (Comp.) Social Welfare in the Pacific Rim (pp. 79 - 82). Tokyo: Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work. (International Seminar on Social Welfare in the Pacific Rim - "Role and Functions of Public/Private Enterprises in Social Welfare: Issues, Responses and Challenges", 14 - 17 Nov 2000, Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work, Tokyo, Japan) (Proceedings of the International Seminar on Social Welfare in the Pacific Rim).

    Ngiam, T. L. (2002). "Policies and services for people with disabilities in Singapore: Furthering inclusion and integration". In Y. Hagiwara (Ed.), International Comparative Study on Disability Policies and Programs in the 21st Century in Asia and the Pacific (pp. 121 -129). Tokyo: Social Work Research Institute. (International Seminar on Social Welfare in Asia and the Pacific, 13 - 16 Nov 2001, Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work, Tokyo, Japan). (Proceedings of the International Seminar on Social Welfare in Asia and the Pacific).

    Ngiam, T. L. (2007). "Security and Social Work Contribution: Prospects and Possibilities for Japan and Southeast Asia". In S. Wajjwalku (Ed.), Papers and Proceedings of the International Conference on Japan's Policy and Contributions to Human Security in Southeast Asia (pp. 313 - 325). Thammasat University, Bangkok: Japanese Studies Center, Institute of East Asian Studies. (International Conference on Japan's Policy and Contributions to Human Security in Southeast Asia., 13 14 Jan 2005, Japanese Studies Center, Institute of East Asian Studies, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand).

    Books/Monographs

    Tan, N. T, Tan, V. L. M. & Ngiam, T. L. (1992). Preparing for marriage, Singapore: Ministry of Community Development. 104 pp.

    Lim, B. L. & Ngiam, T. L. (1984). A Select Bibliography on Social Issues, Social Problems and Social Services in Singapore and Malaysia. Singapore: Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore, 1984.

    Editorial Work on Publications

    Ngiam, T. L. (Ed.). (1972). Extending Horizons for Social Work Intervention. Proceedings of a Conference, Singapore: Singapore Association of Social Workers.

    Ngiam, T. L. (Ed.). (1973). The Social Worker in the Prison and Aftercare System (2nd Ed). Singapore: Singapore Association of Social Workers.

    Ngiam, T. L. (Ed.). (1988). Report of the Committee on Family Life. Singapore: Advisory Council on Family and Community Life.

    Vasoo, S., Ang, J., Ngiam, T. L. & Ng, G. T. (Eds.) (1983). Twenty-Five Years of Social Services. Singapore: Singapore Council of Social Service.

    Published Reports

    Barrett, M. E., Lee, A. E. Y., Ngiam T. L., Wee, S. & Kijono-utomo, A. (2000). Report on Evaluation of Halfway Houses in Singapore. Singapore. 61 pp.

    Ngiam, T. L. (1973). Report of the Singapore Association of Social Workers to the Committee on Crime and Delinquency. Singapore.

    Ngiam, T. L., Lazar, I. & Marquart, J. (1989). Child Care in Singapore: Analyses and Comment. Singapore: Family Services Branch, Ministry of Community Development. 68 pp. (UNDP Technical Assistance Project).

    Sim, T., H Choo, H. & Ngiam, T. L. (2008). Resilience and Risk in Adolescent Health Related Behaviours in Singapore. (Working Paper No. 2008 01). Singapore: Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore. 69 pp.

    Spiro, S., Ang, J. & Ngiam, T. L. (1978). Services to the Aged and Chronic Sick. (The Role of Voluntary Organisations in Social Welfare, 2). Singapore: Department of Social Work, University of Singapore.

    Spiro, S., Ang, J. & Ngiam, T. L. (1978). The Role of Voluntary Organisations in Public Welfare: A Review of the Literature. (The Role of Voluntary Organisations in Social Welfare, 1). Singapore: Department of Social Work, University of Singapore.

    Spiro, S. E. & Ngiam, T. L. (1976). Introducing Students to Social Work Through Community Study. Resource Paper Series, no.4. Singapore: Department of Social Work, University of Singapore.

    Spiro, S. E. & Ngiam, T. L. (1976). Villagers and Estate Residents: Reports of a Survey. Resource Paper Series, No.5. Singapore: Department of Social Work, University of Singapore.

    Tham, S. C., Hyde, R. A., Minai, K., Vignehsa, H., Blake, M. L., Harrison, G. J., Ngiam T. L., Lo, G. L. & Merriman, A. (1987). Multi-disciplinary Survey of the Singapore Family (Preliminary Report). Singapore: Family Research Group, National University of Singapore. 150 pp.

    Vasoo, S., Lai, L. T. & Ngiam, T. L. (1972). Report on the Action-Research Programme on Youths Involved in Drug Abuse in the Toa Payoh Housing Estate. Singapore: Singapore Association of Social Workers.

    NAME OF PI:
  1. o CHOO HYEKYUNG

    Teaching Areas:

    • SW3206 Gender Issues in Social Work Practice
    • SW3217 Mental Health and Illness
    • SW4103 Advanced Research and Evaluation
    • SW4213 Social Networks and Social Support
    • SWD5103 Contemporary Social Work Practice
    • SWD5120 Social Work Practicum Seminar

    Current Research Projects:

    Mohanty, J., & Choo, H. The Acculturation experiences of immigrants in Singapore (under review by Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies)

    Choo, H., Gentile, D. A., Chng, S. E. G., & Khoo, A. Effect of peer support on pathological symptoms of Internet use among children and adolescents.

    Choo, H., Chng, S. E. G., Fung, D., & Khoo, A. Moderating effect of peer support on depression among cyber victims.

    Sim, T., Choo, H., Khoo, A., Yeong, A., & Lam, W. M. What to do? Engaging adolescents who play games excessively.

    Yow, T. T. S., & Choo, H. How do the appraisal and coping of marital infidelity affect the mental health among clients of social service agencies in Singapore?

    Publications:

    JOURNALS

    Green C. S., Eichenbaum, A., Kattner, F., Bradford, D., Gentile, D. A., Choo, H., Chen, V., Khoo, A. (2015). The role of game genres and the development of internet gaming disorder in school-aged children. Journal of Addictive Behaviors, Therapy and Rehabilitation, 4 (3), doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2324-9005.1000141.

    Liau, A. K. F., Choo, H., Li, D., Gentile, D. A., Sim, T., & Khoo (in press), A. Pathological video-game use among youth: A prospective study examining dual growth trajectory models. Addiction Research & Theory, 23, 301-308.

    Choo, H., Sim, T., Liau, A. K. F., Gentile, D. A., & Khoo, A. (2014). Parental influences on pathological symptoms of video-gaming among children and adolescents: A prospective study. Journal of Child and Family Studies, Available Online (doi: 10.1007/s10826-014-9949-9)

    Lee, C. H., Choo, H., Tai, B. C.., Chan, M. Y., Phua, Q. H., Low, T. T., Richards, A. M., Tan, H. C., Ow, R., & Yeo, T. C. (2013). "Immigrant status and disparities in health care delivery in myocardial infarction". International Journal of Cardiology, 166 (3), 696-701.

    Choo, H. and D. Shek (2013). Quality of Parent-Child Relationship, Family Conflict, Peer Pressure, and Drinking Behaviors of Adolescents in an Asian Context: The Case of Singapore. Social Indicators Research. 110, 1141-1157.

    Li, D., Choo, H., Khoo, A., & Liau, A. (2012). Effects of digital game play among young Singaporean gamers: A two-wave longitudinal study. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research.

    Choo, H. (2012). "Stress Process of Illicit Drug Use among U. S. Immigrants' Adolescent Children: A Longitudinal Study". Journal of Community Psychology, 40(3), 358-371.

    Liau, A., Neo, E. C., Gentile, D. A., Choo, H., Sim, T., Li, D. & Khoo, A. (2011). "Impulsivity, self-regulation, and pathological video-gaming: Testing a moderated mediation model". Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, Available online (doi:10.1177/1010539511429369).

    Gentile, A. D., Choo, H., Liau, A., Sim, T., Li, D., Fung, D., & Khoo, A. (2011) "Pathological video-gaming among Singaporean youth: A two year longitudinal study". Pediatrics, 127(2), 319-329.

    Ang, R., Choo, H., & Ow, R. (2011). "Poor hemodialysis outcome: Identifying social risk factors in elderly and non-elderly patients in Singapore" Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21 (1), 71-88.

    Choo, H., & Sim, T (2010)."Health risk behaviors of foreign-born adolescents in Singapore: Exploration of risk factors in an Asian context". British Journal Of Social Work, 40 (7), 2203-2222.

    Choo, H., Gentile, D.A., Sim, T., Li, D., Khoo, A., & Liu, A. (2010). "Pathological video-gaming among Singaporean youth". Annals Academy Of Medicine, Singapore, 39 (11), 822-829. [Received Silver Award for Best Publications of the Journal in 2010, April 2011].

    Choo, H. (2008). "Parent-child relationships and drug use among foreign-born adolescents in Singapore immigrant families: Implications for parenting strategies" Journal of Youth Studies - the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, 11 (2), 85-96.

    EDITORIAL WORK AND CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

    Chong, W. H., Choo, H., Goh, E., Wee, P. Y. Y., Goh, W., & Chay, O. M. (2015). Preventive child healthcare in Singapore: A parents' well-being perspective. Annals Academy Of Medicine, Singapore, 44, 550-553.

    Choo, H., & Chong, E. J. (in press) Intervention: Treatment models for Internet and Gaming addiction. Chapter 8, Internet Addiction, Marshal Cavendish.

    Khoo, A. C., Chen, V., & Choo, H. (in press). Effects of digital gaming among children and adolescents in Singapore: A summary of research findings. In New Media and Learning in the 21st Century: A socio-cultural perspective, Springer.

    EDITORIAL AND SHORTER ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

    Chong, W. H., Choo, H., Goh, E., Wee, P. Y. Y., Goh, W., & Chay, O. M. (2015). Preventive child healthcare in Singapore: A parents' well-being perspective. Annals Academy Of Medicine, Singapore, 44, 550-553.

    Khoo, C. E. A., Sim, T., Chen, V., Choo, H. et al. (2008) "Effect of digital gaming on children and teenagers in Singapore: First year report". Singapore Ministry of Education.

    Choo, H., Ong, T. H., & Sim, T. (2007). "Needs assessment of aftercare services for ex-offenders and their families" Singapore Prison Service, Singapore.

    Choo, H. (2014). Mixed method approach in Asian migration research. Journal of Population Research, Available Online (doi :10.1007/s12546-014-9131-7).

    PUBLISHED REPORTS

    Khoo, C. E. A., Sim, T., Chen, V., Choo, H. et al. (2008) "Effect of digital gaming on children and teenagers in Singapore: First year report". Singapore Ministry of Education.

    Choo, H., Ong, T. H., & Sim, T. (2007). "Needs assessment of aftercare services for ex-offenders and their families" Singapore Prison Service, Singapore.
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o NG YUE HOONG IRENE

    Teaching Areas:

    • Welfare Economics
    • Agency Planning and Programme Development
    • Social Welfare Policy and Planning
    • Introduction to Social Work
    • Urban Youth Work
    • Poverty and Asset-building Policy

    Current Research Projects:

    • Longitudinal study of low-income families in Singapore
    • Political economy of intergenerational mobility
    • Sentencing of juvenile serious offenders in Michigan
    • Social Work professional issues

    Publications

    ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. 2013. Education and intergenerational mobility in Singapore. Educational Review. Early online view.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sarri, R.C. & Stoffregen, E. (forthcoming). Intergenerational incarceration: risk factors and social exclusion. Journal of Poverty.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). Social welfare in Singapore: rediscovering poverty, reshaping policy. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 23 (1): 35-47.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). Multi-stressed low-earning families in contemporary policy context: lessons from Work Support recipients in Singapore. Journal of Poverty. 17(1): 86-109.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). The political economy of intergenerational mobility in Singapore. International Journal of Social Welfare. 22(2): 207-218. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2012.00887.x.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sarri, R.C., Shook, J.S., Stoffregen, E. (2012). Comparison of Correctional Services to Youths Incarcerated in Adult and Juvenile Facilities in Michigan. The Prison Journal. 92(4): 460 - 483.

    Nursila, S.B.S. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Educational Aspirations of Malay Youths from Low-income Families in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 22(4):253-265.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Parents psychological self-concepts and children issues in low-income families in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 22(1): 50-62.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Nesamani, T., Lee, A., & Ngiam, T.L. (2012). Designing and Implementing an Evaluation of a National Work Support Program. Evaluation and Program Planning. 35: 78-87. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2011.07.002

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2012). Funding and remuneration in social services: lessons from Singapore. Administration in Social Work. 36 (3): 280-301. doi: 10.1080/03643107.2011.592055

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Koh, G. (2012). Chinese Singaporean attitudes towards poverty and inequality: a comparative analysis. International Journal of Social Welfare. 21(2):149-159. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2011.00785.x.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Shen, X., Sim, H., Sarri, R.C., Stoffregen, E., & Shook, J. J. (2011). Incarcerating juveniles in adult prisons as a factor of depression. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 21(1): 21-34. doi: 10.1002/cbm.783.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Globalized intentions in tension: the case of Singapore [Globalisation and Indigenisation]. International Social Work. 53(5): 671-685. doi: 10.1177/0020872810371202.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Where juvenile serious offenders live: a neighbourhood analysis of Wayne County, Michigan. Journal of Criminal Justice, 8(2): 207-215. doi:10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2010.02.002.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sim, H. & Tan, R. (2010). The pay challenge: The case of social workers in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 20(2).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Shen, X.Y., Ho, K.W. (2009) Intergenerational earnings mobility in Singapore and the United States. Journal of Asian Economics, 20(2), 110-119. doi: 10.1016/j.asieco.2008.09.010.

    Ng, I. Y. H. (2007). Intergenerational income mobility in Singapore. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Topics), 7(2), 1-33. doi:10.2202/1935-1682.1713. Available at: http://www.bepress.com/bejeap/vol7/iss2/art3

    Goodkind, S. Ng, I.Y.H. & Sarri, R. (2006). The impact of sexual abuse in the lives of young women involved or at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system. Violence Against Women. 12, 456-477. doi: 10.1177/1077801206288142

    CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

    Ng, I.Y.H. (forthcoming). The political economy of intergenerational mobility: implications for Singapore's skills strategy. In Johnny Sung (ed). Skills Strategies for an Inclusive Society: the Roles of the State, the Enterprise and the Worker. Singapore: Institute for Adult Learning.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Ho, K.W. (forthcoming). Policy Responses in an Unstable Globalized Economy: Multi-Stressed Low-Earning Families in Singapore, in Jean Yeung (ed). Economic Stress and Families in asia: Research and Policy Challenges. Singapore: Springer.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011). Workfare in Singapore. In K.C. Chak & K. Ngok (Eds.), Welfare reform in East Asia: towards workfare? U.K.: Routledge.

    Ngiam, T.L. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2011). Contemporary welfare policies and social well-being. In K.K. Mehta & A. Wee (Eds.), Social Work in the Singapore Context (2nd ed.) Singapore: Pearson.

    BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS AUTHORED

    Ng, I.Y.H. (with contributions from students in the Social Work Department and National Youth council) (2012). Youth participation and Youth-led programmes in Singapore. YouthScope 2012: A Journal of Youth Research Studies in Singapore. National Youth Council, Singapore. http://www.resourceportal.nyc.sg/nycp/ShowDoc/WLP Repository/nyc/resources_fs/YouthScope_5th issue 2012

    Ho, K.C., Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W. & Hamid, N.A. (2011). Youth.sg: The State of Youth in Singapore 2010. Singapore: National Youth Council.

    SHORTER ARTICLES/COMMENTS IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Editorial. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development (Special on Social Dimension of Childhood Poverty), 22(1).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Chan, X.J. & Chay, A. (2012). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Graduates 2009-2011. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2012/02/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2009-2011.html#more

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011, February 15). Singapore's education system: growing worry of social immobility. The Straits Times.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Honours Graduates 2008-2010. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2011/06/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2008-2010.html.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010, September 23) Can we fix inequality? Salt: Fostering the non-profit community. Available at: http://www.salt.org.sg/articles_list/detail/4c9aee09-99f4-4291-bfe6-0cc07c3410df.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010) What if social workers are paid more? [Commentary]. Administration in Social Work, 34(4): 351-360.

    Ng, I. Y. H., & Rothwell, D. (2009). A rising tide lifts no sunken boat. Social Space, 2, 92-98. Available at: http://www.lcsi.smu.edu.sg/downloads/SocialSpace2009-IreneNg&DavidRothwell.pdf

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., & Ho, K.C. (2009) Family environment, class, and youth social participation. YouthSCOPE, 3, 78-90.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2006). Intergenerational income mobility of young Singaporeans. YouthSCOPE, 1, 40-57.

    Ho, K.C., Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W. & Hamid, N.A. (2011). Youth.sg: The State of Youth in Singapore 2010. Singapore: National Youth Council.

    SHORTER ARTICLES/COMMENTS IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Editorial. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development (Special on Social Dimension of Childhood Poverty), 22(1).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Chan, X.J. & Chay, A. (2012). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Graduates 2009-2011. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2012/02/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2009-2011.html#more

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011, February 15). Singapore's education system: growing worry of social immobility. The Straits Times.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Honours Graduates 2008-2010. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2011/06/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2008-2010.html.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010, September 23) Can we fix inequality? Salt: Fostering the non-profit community. Available at: http://www.salt.org.sg/articles_list/detail/4c9aee09-99f4-4291-bfe6-0cc07c3410df.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010) What if social workers are paid more? [Commentary]. Administration in Social Work, 34(4): 351-360.

    Ng, I. Y. H., & Rothwell, D. (2009). A rising tide lifts no sunken boat. Social Space, 2, 92-98. Available at: http://www.lcsi.smu.edu.sg/downloads/SocialSpace2009-IreneNg&DavidRothwell.pdf

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., & Ho, K.C. (2009) Family environment, class, and youth social participation. YouthSCOPE, 3, 78-90.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2006). Intergenerational income mobility of young Singaporeans. YouthSCOPE, 1, 40-57.

    SHORTERUNPUBLISHED REPORTS

    Ng, I.Y.H. et al. (forthcoming). Social Infrastructure Development. Study Group Report for Population Outcomes: Singapore 2050 (Policy Road-Maps for Singapore's Future Population). Singapore: Institute of Policy Studies, National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Mathews, M. & Tharmalingam, N. (2013). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support Programme: Third Annual Report: January to December 2012. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Ministry of Social and Family Development. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Mathews, M. & Tharmalingam, N. (2012). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support Programme: Research Report 2012 - Economic and Non-economic Well-being of Work Support Self-Reliance Recipients at the Beginning and End of Programme Participation. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Social and Family Development. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2012). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: Second Annual Report: January to December 2011. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Funding and remuneration in social services. National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2011). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: First Annual Report: June 2009 to December 2010. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Tan, L. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Proposal for the Chinese Development Assistance Council Project RAISE evaluation. Unpublished report submitted to the Chinese Development Assistance Council. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Sim, H. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Report of SASW survey of social workers. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2010). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: Phase one report. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2009). Report on jobs and wages of social work graduates of 2008/09. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Tan, R., & Ng, K.H. (2008). Report on survey of social workers in March 2008. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore. Available at: http://www.bing.com/search q=Report+of+SASW+survey+of+social+workers FORM=LEMBLB PC=MALC MKT=en-sg.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T.L., Chiam, A.L. (2007, Feb 5). Work Support replication survey: Report of findings. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    EDITORIAL WORK ON JOURNALS

    Executive Editor, Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o NG YUE HOONG IRENE

    Teaching Areas:

    • Welfare Economics
    • Agency Planning and Programme Development
    • Social Welfare Policy and Planning
    • Introduction to Social Work
    • Urban Youth Work
    • Poverty and Asset-building Policy

    Current Research Projects:

    • Longitudinal study of low-income families in Singapore
    • Political economy of intergenerational mobility
    • Sentencing of juvenile serious offenders in Michigan
    • Social Work professional issues

    Publications

    ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. 2013. Education and intergenerational mobility in Singapore. Educational Review. Early online view.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sarri, R.C. & Stoffregen, E. (forthcoming). Intergenerational incarceration: risk factors and social exclusion. Journal of Poverty.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). Social welfare in Singapore: rediscovering poverty, reshaping policy. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 23 (1): 35-47.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). Multi-stressed low-earning families in contemporary policy context: lessons from Work Support recipients in Singapore. Journal of Poverty. 17(1): 86-109.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). The political economy of intergenerational mobility in Singapore. International Journal of Social Welfare. 22(2): 207-218. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2012.00887.x.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sarri, R.C., Shook, J.S., Stoffregen, E. (2012). Comparison of Correctional Services to Youths Incarcerated in Adult and Juvenile Facilities in Michigan. The Prison Journal. 92(4): 460 - 483.

    Nursila, S.B.S. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Educational Aspirations of Malay Youths from Low-income Families in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 22(4):253-265.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Parents psychological self-concepts and children issues in low-income families in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 22(1): 50-62.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Nesamani, T., Lee, A., & Ngiam, T.L. (2012). Designing and Implementing an Evaluation of a National Work Support Program. Evaluation and Program Planning. 35: 78-87. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2011.07.002

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2012). Funding and remuneration in social services: lessons from Singapore. Administration in Social Work. 36 (3): 280-301. doi: 10.1080/03643107.2011.592055

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Koh, G. (2012). Chinese Singaporean attitudes towards poverty and inequality: a comparative analysis. International Journal of Social Welfare. 21(2):149-159. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2011.00785.x.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Shen, X., Sim, H., Sarri, R.C., Stoffregen, E., & Shook, J. J. (2011). Incarcerating juveniles in adult prisons as a factor of depression. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 21(1): 21-34. doi: 10.1002/cbm.783.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Globalized intentions in tension: the case of Singapore [Globalisation and Indigenisation]. International Social Work. 53(5): 671-685. doi: 10.1177/0020872810371202.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Where juvenile serious offenders live: a neighbourhood analysis of Wayne County, Michigan. Journal of Criminal Justice, 8(2): 207-215. doi:10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2010.02.002.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sim, H. & Tan, R. (2010). The pay challenge: The case of social workers in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 20(2).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Shen, X.Y., Ho, K.W. (2009) Intergenerational earnings mobility in Singapore and the United States. Journal of Asian Economics, 20(2), 110-119. doi: 10.1016/j.asieco.2008.09.010.

    Ng, I. Y. H. (2007). Intergenerational income mobility in Singapore. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Topics), 7(2), 1-33. doi:10.2202/1935-1682.1713. Available at: http://www.bepress.com/bejeap/vol7/iss2/art3

    Goodkind, S. Ng, I.Y.H. & Sarri, R. (2006). The impact of sexual abuse in the lives of young women involved or at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system. Violence Against Women. 12, 456-477. doi: 10.1177/1077801206288142

    CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

    Ng, I.Y.H. (forthcoming). The political economy of intergenerational mobility: implications for Singapore's skills strategy. In Johnny Sung (ed). Skills Strategies for an Inclusive Society: the Roles of the State, the Enterprise and the Worker. Singapore: Institute for Adult Learning.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Ho, K.W. (forthcoming). Policy Responses in an Unstable Globalized Economy: Multi-Stressed Low-Earning Families in Singapore, in Jean Yeung (ed). Economic Stress and Families in asia: Research and Policy Challenges. Singapore: Springer.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011). Workfare in Singapore. In K.C. Chak & K. Ngok (Eds.), Welfare reform in East Asia: towards workfare? U.K.: Routledge.

    Ngiam, T.L. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2011). Contemporary welfare policies and social well-being. In K.K. Mehta & A. Wee (Eds.), Social Work in the Singapore Context (2nd ed.) Singapore: Pearson.

    BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS AUTHORED

    Ng, I.Y.H. (with contributions from students in the Social Work Department and National Youth council) (2012). Youth participation and Youth-led programmes in Singapore. YouthScope 2012: A Journal of Youth Research Studies in Singapore. National Youth Council, Singapore. http://www.resourceportal.nyc.sg/nycp/ShowDoc/WLP Repository/nyc/resources_fs/YouthScope_5th issue 2012

    Ho, K.C., Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W. & Hamid, N.A. (2011). Youth.sg: The State of Youth in Singapore 2010. Singapore: National Youth Council.

    SHORTER ARTICLES/COMMENTS IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Editorial. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development (Special on Social Dimension of Childhood Poverty), 22(1).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Chan, X.J. & Chay, A. (2012). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Graduates 2009-2011. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2012/02/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2009-2011.html#more

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011, February 15). Singapore's education system: growing worry of social immobility. The Straits Times.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Honours Graduates 2008-2010. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2011/06/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2008-2010.html.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010, September 23) Can we fix inequality? Salt: Fostering the non-profit community. Available at: http://www.salt.org.sg/articles_list/detail/4c9aee09-99f4-4291-bfe6-0cc07c3410df.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010) What if social workers are paid more? [Commentary]. Administration in Social Work, 34(4): 351-360.

    Ng, I. Y. H., & Rothwell, D. (2009). A rising tide lifts no sunken boat. Social Space, 2, 92-98. Available at: http://www.lcsi.smu.edu.sg/downloads/SocialSpace2009-IreneNg&DavidRothwell.pdf

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., & Ho, K.C. (2009) Family environment, class, and youth social participation. YouthSCOPE, 3, 78-90.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2006). Intergenerational income mobility of young Singaporeans. YouthSCOPE, 1, 40-57.

    Ho, K.C., Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W. & Hamid, N.A. (2011). Youth.sg: The State of Youth in Singapore 2010. Singapore: National Youth Council.

    SHORTER ARTICLES/COMMENTS IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Editorial. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development (Special on Social Dimension of Childhood Poverty), 22(1).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Chan, X.J. & Chay, A. (2012). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Graduates 2009-2011. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2012/02/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2009-2011.html#more

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011, February 15). Singapore's education system: growing worry of social immobility. The Straits Times.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Honours Graduates 2008-2010. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2011/06/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2008-2010.html.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010, September 23) Can we fix inequality? Salt: Fostering the non-profit community. Available at: http://www.salt.org.sg/articles_list/detail/4c9aee09-99f4-4291-bfe6-0cc07c3410df.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010) What if social workers are paid more? [Commentary]. Administration in Social Work, 34(4): 351-360.

    Ng, I. Y. H., & Rothwell, D. (2009). A rising tide lifts no sunken boat. Social Space, 2, 92-98. Available at: http://www.lcsi.smu.edu.sg/downloads/SocialSpace2009-IreneNg&DavidRothwell.pdf

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., & Ho, K.C. (2009) Family environment, class, and youth social participation. YouthSCOPE, 3, 78-90.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2006). Intergenerational income mobility of young Singaporeans. YouthSCOPE, 1, 40-57.

    SHORTERUNPUBLISHED REPORTS

    Ng, I.Y.H. et al. (forthcoming). Social Infrastructure Development. Study Group Report for Population Outcomes: Singapore 2050 (Policy Road-Maps for Singapore's Future Population). Singapore: Institute of Policy Studies, National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Mathews, M. & Tharmalingam, N. (2013). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support Programme: Third Annual Report: January to December 2012. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Ministry of Social and Family Development. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Mathews, M. & Tharmalingam, N. (2012). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support Programme: Research Report 2012 - Economic and Non-economic Well-being of Work Support Self-Reliance Recipients at the Beginning and End of Programme Participation. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Social and Family Development. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2012). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: Second Annual Report: January to December 2011. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Funding and remuneration in social services. National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2011). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: First Annual Report: June 2009 to December 2010. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Tan, L. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Proposal for the Chinese Development Assistance Council Project RAISE evaluation. Unpublished report submitted to the Chinese Development Assistance Council. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Sim, H. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Report of SASW survey of social workers. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2010). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: Phase one report. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2009). Report on jobs and wages of social work graduates of 2008/09. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Tan, R., & Ng, K.H. (2008). Report on survey of social workers in March 2008. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore. Available at: http://www.bing.com/search q=Report+of+SASW+survey+of+social+workers FORM=LEMBLB PC=MALC MKT=en-sg.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T.L., Chiam, A.L. (2007, Feb 5). Work Support replication survey: Report of findings. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    EDITORIAL WORK ON JOURNALS

    Executive Editor, Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o SIM BOON WEE TIMOTHY (left service)

  2. NAME OF CO-I:
  3. o NGIAM TEE LIANG

    Teaching Areas:

    • Social Policy
    • Social Planning
    • Community Work
    • Contemporary Social Issues

    Research Interests:

    • Social development, social security and asset building.
    • Community centric social intervention.
    • Management of social service organisations.
    • Social policies.
    • Social services and natural support networks in public housing.
    • Family life and ageing issues.
    • Youth trends and problems.

    Publications

    Book Chapters

    Cheung, P. P. L., Vasoo, S., Ngiam, T. L. & Chan, Y. Y. (1991). Social Support Networks for Elderly in High-Rise Public Housing Estate in Singapore. In H. L. Sheppard (Ed.), Social services and aging policies in the United States and Asia (pp. 305 - 339). Florida: International Exchange Centre on Gerontology.

    Low, L. & Ngiam, T. L. (1999). An underclass among the overclass. In L Low (Ed.), Singapore: Towards a Developed Status (pp. 226 - 249). Singapore: Oxford University Press.

    Ngiam, T. L. (1993). The urban family in Singapore: Issues in change and adaptation. In Lee, B. H. and K. S. S. Oorjitham (Eds.). Malaysia and Singapore: Experiences in Industrialization and Urban Development (pp. 261-281). Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya.

    Ngiam, T. L. (1994). Community support and natural helping networks for the elderly in a public housing estate in Singapore". In Bentelspacher, C. & K. Minai (Eds.), Ageing in Japan and Singapore (pp. 140 - 174). Japanese Studies Monograph Series, vol. No.3. Singapore: Department of Japanese Studies, National University of Singapore.

    Ngiam, T. L. (1998). Singapore. In The Asian Population and Development Association (Comp.), Social Development and Human Development in Asia (pp. 111 - 120). Tokyo: The Asian Population and Development Association. (Publication prepared for the project, "A Survey of the Social Security Systems in Asian Countries" by Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Japan International Cooperation of Welfare Services (JICWELS)).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1998). Social welfare in Singapore. In Y. Nakamura and Y. Ichibangase (Eds.), Social welfare in the world: Asia (pp. 229 - 255). (Social welfare in the world series, Vol.3). Tokyo: Shunhosha. (In Japanese).

    Ngiam, T. L. (2002). Inclusion of people with disabilities: Policies and services. In N. T. Tan & K. K. Mehta (Eds.), Extending Frontiers: Social Issues and Social Work in Singapore, (pp.154 - 173). Singapore: Times Media Private Limited, 2002.

    Ngiam, T. L. (2004). Contemporary welfare policy and social well-being". In K. K. Mehta & A. Wee (Eds.), Social Work in Context: A Reader (pp. 81 - 106). Singapore: Marshall Cavendish International (Singapore) Private Limited.

    Ngiam, T. L. (2005). Population ageing in Singapore: The challenge of using the Central Provident Fund for retirement needs. In J. Doling, C. J. Finer & T. Maltby (Eds.), Ageing Matters: European Policy Lessons from the East (pp. 56 - 75). Aldershot: Ashgate.

    Ngiam, T. L. & Ng, I. Y. H. (2011). Contemporary welfare policies and social wellbeing. In K. K. Mehta & A. Wee (Eds.), Social Work in the Singapore Context (2nd ed.) (pp. 105 - 148). Singapore: Pearson Education South Asia.

    Ngiam, T. L. & Vasoo, S. (1998). Promoting family values: Some issues and challenges. In H. Lim & S. Ranjit (Eds.), Values and Development: A Multidisciplinary Approach with Some Comparative Studies (pp. 263 - 271). Singapore: Centre for Advanced Studies, National University of Singapore.

    Ngiam, T. L. & Vasoo. S. (1998). Transmitting family values in a cultural context: The Singapore experience. In E. Thumboo (Ed.), Cultures in ASEAN and the 21st Century. (pp. 187 - 202). Singapore: UniPress.

    Tan, N. T., Lee-partridge, J. E., Koh, S. F. W. F, Chia, H. B., Ngiam, T. L., Lim, L. T., Tan, G. & Lee, J. T. B. (2000, 2001). ADR: Current and Future Prospects. In N. T. Tan & J. E. Lee-Partridge (Eds.), Alternative Dispute Resolution in Business, Family and Community: Multidisciplinary Perspective. Singapore: Centre for Advanced Studies, National University of Singapore.

    Vasoo, S, Ngiam, T. L. & Cheung, P. P. L (2000). Singapore's ageing population: Some emerging trends and issues". In D. R. Phillips (Ed.), Ageing in Asia-Pacific region (pp. 174 - 193). London: Routledge.

    Journal Articles

    Ng, I. Y. H., Ho, K. W., Nesamani, T., Lee, A., & Ngiam, T. L. (2012). Designing and Implementing an Evaluation of a National Work Support Program. Evaluation and Program Planning. 35: 78-87. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2011.07.002

    Sherraden, M., Nair, S., Vasoo, S., & Ngiam, T. L. (1995). Social policy based on assets: The impact of Singapore's Central Provident Fund. Asian Journal of Political Science, 3, no. 2: 112 - 133. (Special Issue on Singapore)

    Tan, N. T., Lee, A. E. Y., Ow, R. S. O., Ngiam, T. L., Ong, T. H., Mehta, K. K., Tan, V. L. M. & Chew, Y. S. (1998). Community development and social support networks of families in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work, 8, no. 2: 88-95.

    Tan, N. T., Ngiam, T. L., Blake, M. L., Vasoo, S., & Bentelspacher, C. E. (1991). Report on curriculum review of the social work program at National University of Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work, 1, no. 1: 101-113.

    Local Articles:

    Ngiam, T L, "In society, but not of it". New Directions, 3, no. 1 (1976): 27-30.

    Ngiam, T L, "Any volunteers for sociotherapy?" New Directions, 4, no. 4 (1978): 5-6.

    Ngiam, T L, "In the community, but not of it". Rapport, 11, no. 1 (1985): 4-5.

    Ngiam, T L, "Town councils and human services". Rapport, 14, no. 1 (1988): 1 & 12.

    Conference Proceedings:

    Ngiam, T. L. (1978). "Community centres as agents for social education". The Role of Community Centres in the 1980s. (pp. 61 - 65). Singapore: People's Association. (3rd Conference of Community Centre Management Committees, 14 - 16 Apr 1978, Singapore).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1985). "The impact of political-economic policy on social development". In Baginda, A. et al., Report of the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Seminar on Social Work (pp. 129-142). Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia. (Report of the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Seminar on Social Work, 1 Jan 1985).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1985). "The role of youth in social defence". Seminar on the Role of Youth towards Nation Building in Total Defence. (pp. 25 - 26). Singapore. (Seminar on the Role of Youth towards Nation Building in Total Defence, 3 Jun 1984).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1995). "Shared values in a changing society". Seminar on Family Values: Post-Seminar Report. (pp. 13 - 18). Singapore: NTUC Community Services Secretariat, NTUC Women's Programme Secretariat and Singapore Institute of Labour Studies. (Seminar on Family Values, 19 Nov 1994).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1997). "The elderly in Singapore in the context of economic and social development". In Aging and the Elderly in Asia (pp. 121-140). Tokyo. (International Seminar on Aging and the Elderly in the Context of Economic and Social Development in Asia, 5 - 7 Nov 1996).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1998). "The family in Singapore: Issues, challenges and responses". In The Family in the Context of Social and Economic Development in Asia. (pp. 151 - 167). Tokyo: Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work. (International Seminar on the Family in the Context of Social and Economic Development, 4 - 7 Nov 1997, Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work, Tokyo, Japan).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1999). "The disabled in Singapore". In Disability in the Context of Social and Economic Development (pp.107 - 114). Tokyo: Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work. (International Seminar on the Disabled in the Context of Social and Economic Development, 29 Sep - 2 Oct 1998, Japan College of Social Work, Tokyo, Japan).

    Ngiam, T. L. (2001). "The private sector in the social services in Singapore: Creating economic and social wealth in the new economy". In Y. Hagiwara (Comp.) Social Welfare in the Pacific Rim (pp. 79 - 82). Tokyo: Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work. (International Seminar on Social Welfare in the Pacific Rim - "Role and Functions of Public/Private Enterprises in Social Welfare: Issues, Responses and Challenges", 14 - 17 Nov 2000, Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work, Tokyo, Japan) (Proceedings of the International Seminar on Social Welfare in the Pacific Rim).

    Ngiam, T. L. (2002). "Policies and services for people with disabilities in Singapore: Furthering inclusion and integration". In Y. Hagiwara (Ed.), International Comparative Study on Disability Policies and Programs in the 21st Century in Asia and the Pacific (pp. 121 -129). Tokyo: Social Work Research Institute. (International Seminar on Social Welfare in Asia and the Pacific, 13 - 16 Nov 2001, Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work, Tokyo, Japan). (Proceedings of the International Seminar on Social Welfare in Asia and the Pacific).

    Ngiam, T. L. (2007). "Security and Social Work Contribution: Prospects and Possibilities for Japan and Southeast Asia". In S. Wajjwalku (Ed.), Papers and Proceedings of the International Conference on Japan's Policy and Contributions to Human Security in Southeast Asia (pp. 313 - 325). Thammasat University, Bangkok: Japanese Studies Center, Institute of East Asian Studies. (International Conference on Japan's Policy and Contributions to Human Security in Southeast Asia., 13 14 Jan 2005, Japanese Studies Center, Institute of East Asian Studies, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand).

    Books/Monographs

    Tan, N. T, Tan, V. L. M. & Ngiam, T. L. (1992). Preparing for marriage, Singapore: Ministry of Community Development. 104 pp.

    Lim, B. L. & Ngiam, T. L. (1984). A Select Bibliography on Social Issues, Social Problems and Social Services in Singapore and Malaysia. Singapore: Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore, 1984.

    Editorial Work on Publications

    Ngiam, T. L. (Ed.). (1972). Extending Horizons for Social Work Intervention. Proceedings of a Conference, Singapore: Singapore Association of Social Workers.

    Ngiam, T. L. (Ed.). (1973). The Social Worker in the Prison and Aftercare System (2nd Ed). Singapore: Singapore Association of Social Workers.

    Ngiam, T. L. (Ed.). (1988). Report of the Committee on Family Life. Singapore: Advisory Council on Family and Community Life.

    Vasoo, S., Ang, J., Ngiam, T. L. & Ng, G. T. (Eds.) (1983). Twenty-Five Years of Social Services. Singapore: Singapore Council of Social Service.

    Published Reports

    Barrett, M. E., Lee, A. E. Y., Ngiam T. L., Wee, S. & Kijono-utomo, A. (2000). Report on Evaluation of Halfway Houses in Singapore. Singapore. 61 pp.

    Ngiam, T. L. (1973). Report of the Singapore Association of Social Workers to the Committee on Crime and Delinquency. Singapore.

    Ngiam, T. L., Lazar, I. & Marquart, J. (1989). Child Care in Singapore: Analyses and Comment. Singapore: Family Services Branch, Ministry of Community Development. 68 pp. (UNDP Technical Assistance Project).

    Sim, T., H Choo, H. & Ngiam, T. L. (2008). Resilience and Risk in Adolescent Health Related Behaviours in Singapore. (Working Paper No. 2008 01). Singapore: Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore. 69 pp.

    Spiro, S., Ang, J. & Ngiam, T. L. (1978). Services to the Aged and Chronic Sick. (The Role of Voluntary Organisations in Social Welfare, 2). Singapore: Department of Social Work, University of Singapore.

    Spiro, S., Ang, J. & Ngiam, T. L. (1978). The Role of Voluntary Organisations in Public Welfare: A Review of the Literature. (The Role of Voluntary Organisations in Social Welfare, 1). Singapore: Department of Social Work, University of Singapore.

    Spiro, S. E. & Ngiam, T. L. (1976). Introducing Students to Social Work Through Community Study. Resource Paper Series, no.4. Singapore: Department of Social Work, University of Singapore.

    Spiro, S. E. & Ngiam, T. L. (1976). Villagers and Estate Residents: Reports of a Survey. Resource Paper Series, No.5. Singapore: Department of Social Work, University of Singapore.

    Tham, S. C., Hyde, R. A., Minai, K., Vignehsa, H., Blake, M. L., Harrison, G. J., Ngiam T. L., Lo, G. L. & Merriman, A. (1987). Multi-disciplinary Survey of the Singapore Family (Preliminary Report). Singapore: Family Research Group, National University of Singapore. 150 pp.

    Vasoo, S., Lai, L. T. & Ngiam, T. L. (1972). Report on the Action-Research Programme on Youths Involved in Drug Abuse in the Toa Payoh Housing Estate. Singapore: Singapore Association of Social Workers.

  4. o CHOO HYEKYUNG

    Teaching Areas:

    • SW3206 Gender Issues in Social Work Practice
    • SW3217 Mental Health and Illness
    • SW4103 Advanced Research and Evaluation
    • SW4213 Social Networks and Social Support
    • SWD5103 Contemporary Social Work Practice
    • SWD5120 Social Work Practicum Seminar

    Current Research Projects:

    Mohanty, J., & Choo, H. The Acculturation experiences of immigrants in Singapore (under review by Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies)

    Choo, H., Gentile, D. A., Chng, S. E. G., & Khoo, A. Effect of peer support on pathological symptoms of Internet use among children and adolescents.

    Choo, H., Chng, S. E. G., Fung, D., & Khoo, A. Moderating effect of peer support on depression among cyber victims.

    Sim, T., Choo, H., Khoo, A., Yeong, A., & Lam, W. M. What to do? Engaging adolescents who play games excessively.

    Yow, T. T. S., & Choo, H. How do the appraisal and coping of marital infidelity affect the mental health among clients of social service agencies in Singapore?

    Publications:

    JOURNALS

    Green C. S., Eichenbaum, A., Kattner, F., Bradford, D., Gentile, D. A., Choo, H., Chen, V., Khoo, A. (2015). The role of game genres and the development of internet gaming disorder in school-aged children. Journal of Addictive Behaviors, Therapy and Rehabilitation, 4 (3), doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2324-9005.1000141.

    Liau, A. K. F., Choo, H., Li, D., Gentile, D. A., Sim, T., & Khoo (in press), A. Pathological video-game use among youth: A prospective study examining dual growth trajectory models. Addiction Research & Theory, 23, 301-308.

    Choo, H., Sim, T., Liau, A. K. F., Gentile, D. A., & Khoo, A. (2014). Parental influences on pathological symptoms of video-gaming among children and adolescents: A prospective study. Journal of Child and Family Studies, Available Online (doi: 10.1007/s10826-014-9949-9)

    Lee, C. H., Choo, H., Tai, B. C.., Chan, M. Y., Phua, Q. H., Low, T. T., Richards, A. M., Tan, H. C., Ow, R., & Yeo, T. C. (2013). "Immigrant status and disparities in health care delivery in myocardial infarction". International Journal of Cardiology, 166 (3), 696-701.

    Choo, H. and D. Shek (2013). Quality of Parent-Child Relationship, Family Conflict, Peer Pressure, and Drinking Behaviors of Adolescents in an Asian Context: The Case of Singapore. Social Indicators Research. 110, 1141-1157.

    Li, D., Choo, H., Khoo, A., & Liau, A. (2012). Effects of digital game play among young Singaporean gamers: A two-wave longitudinal study. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research.

    Choo, H. (2012). "Stress Process of Illicit Drug Use among U. S. Immigrants' Adolescent Children: A Longitudinal Study". Journal of Community Psychology, 40(3), 358-371.

    Liau, A., Neo, E. C., Gentile, D. A., Choo, H., Sim, T., Li, D. & Khoo, A. (2011). "Impulsivity, self-regulation, and pathological video-gaming: Testing a moderated mediation model". Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, Available online (doi:10.1177/1010539511429369).

    Gentile, A. D., Choo, H., Liau, A., Sim, T., Li, D., Fung, D., & Khoo, A. (2011) "Pathological video-gaming among Singaporean youth: A two year longitudinal study". Pediatrics, 127(2), 319-329.

    Ang, R., Choo, H., & Ow, R. (2011). "Poor hemodialysis outcome: Identifying social risk factors in elderly and non-elderly patients in Singapore" Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21 (1), 71-88.

    Choo, H., & Sim, T (2010)."Health risk behaviors of foreign-born adolescents in Singapore: Exploration of risk factors in an Asian context". British Journal Of Social Work, 40 (7), 2203-2222.

    Choo, H., Gentile, D.A., Sim, T., Li, D., Khoo, A., & Liu, A. (2010). "Pathological video-gaming among Singaporean youth". Annals Academy Of Medicine, Singapore, 39 (11), 822-829. [Received Silver Award for Best Publications of the Journal in 2010, April 2011].

    Choo, H. (2008). "Parent-child relationships and drug use among foreign-born adolescents in Singapore immigrant families: Implications for parenting strategies" Journal of Youth Studies - the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, 11 (2), 85-96.

    EDITORIAL WORK AND CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

    Chong, W. H., Choo, H., Goh, E., Wee, P. Y. Y., Goh, W., & Chay, O. M. (2015). Preventive child healthcare in Singapore: A parents' well-being perspective. Annals Academy Of Medicine, Singapore, 44, 550-553.

    Choo, H., & Chong, E. J. (in press) Intervention: Treatment models for Internet and Gaming addiction. Chapter 8, Internet Addiction, Marshal Cavendish.

    Khoo, A. C., Chen, V., & Choo, H. (in press). Effects of digital gaming among children and adolescents in Singapore: A summary of research findings. In New Media and Learning in the 21st Century: A socio-cultural perspective, Springer.

    EDITORIAL AND SHORTER ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

    Chong, W. H., Choo, H., Goh, E., Wee, P. Y. Y., Goh, W., & Chay, O. M. (2015). Preventive child healthcare in Singapore: A parents' well-being perspective. Annals Academy Of Medicine, Singapore, 44, 550-553.

    Khoo, C. E. A., Sim, T., Chen, V., Choo, H. et al. (2008) "Effect of digital gaming on children and teenagers in Singapore: First year report". Singapore Ministry of Education.

    Choo, H., Ong, T. H., & Sim, T. (2007). "Needs assessment of aftercare services for ex-offenders and their families" Singapore Prison Service, Singapore.

    Choo, H. (2014). Mixed method approach in Asian migration research. Journal of Population Research, Available Online (doi :10.1007/s12546-014-9131-7).

    PUBLISHED REPORTS

    Khoo, C. E. A., Sim, T., Chen, V., Choo, H. et al. (2008) "Effect of digital gaming on children and teenagers in Singapore: First year report". Singapore Ministry of Education.

    Choo, H., Ong, T. H., & Sim, T. (2007). "Needs assessment of aftercare services for ex-offenders and their families" Singapore Prison Service, Singapore.
    NAME OF PI:
  1. o NGIAM TEE LIANG

    Teaching Areas:

    • Social Policy
    • Social Planning
    • Community Work
    • Contemporary Social Issues

    Research Interests:

    • Social development, social security and asset building.
    • Community centric social intervention.
    • Management of social service organisations.
    • Social policies.
    • Social services and natural support networks in public housing.
    • Family life and ageing issues.
    • Youth trends and problems.

    Publications

    Book Chapters

    Cheung, P. P. L., Vasoo, S., Ngiam, T. L. & Chan, Y. Y. (1991). Social Support Networks for Elderly in High-Rise Public Housing Estate in Singapore. In H. L. Sheppard (Ed.), Social services and aging policies in the United States and Asia (pp. 305 - 339). Florida: International Exchange Centre on Gerontology.

    Low, L. & Ngiam, T. L. (1999). An underclass among the overclass. In L Low (Ed.), Singapore: Towards a Developed Status (pp. 226 - 249). Singapore: Oxford University Press.

    Ngiam, T. L. (1993). The urban family in Singapore: Issues in change and adaptation. In Lee, B. H. and K. S. S. Oorjitham (Eds.). Malaysia and Singapore: Experiences in Industrialization and Urban Development (pp. 261-281). Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya.

    Ngiam, T. L. (1994). Community support and natural helping networks for the elderly in a public housing estate in Singapore". In Bentelspacher, C. & K. Minai (Eds.), Ageing in Japan and Singapore (pp. 140 - 174). Japanese Studies Monograph Series, vol. No.3. Singapore: Department of Japanese Studies, National University of Singapore.

    Ngiam, T. L. (1998). Singapore. In The Asian Population and Development Association (Comp.), Social Development and Human Development in Asia (pp. 111 - 120). Tokyo: The Asian Population and Development Association. (Publication prepared for the project, "A Survey of the Social Security Systems in Asian Countries" by Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Japan International Cooperation of Welfare Services (JICWELS)).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1998). Social welfare in Singapore. In Y. Nakamura and Y. Ichibangase (Eds.), Social welfare in the world: Asia (pp. 229 - 255). (Social welfare in the world series, Vol.3). Tokyo: Shunhosha. (In Japanese).

    Ngiam, T. L. (2002). Inclusion of people with disabilities: Policies and services. In N. T. Tan & K. K. Mehta (Eds.), Extending Frontiers: Social Issues and Social Work in Singapore, (pp.154 - 173). Singapore: Times Media Private Limited, 2002.

    Ngiam, T. L. (2004). Contemporary welfare policy and social well-being". In K. K. Mehta & A. Wee (Eds.), Social Work in Context: A Reader (pp. 81 - 106). Singapore: Marshall Cavendish International (Singapore) Private Limited.

    Ngiam, T. L. (2005). Population ageing in Singapore: The challenge of using the Central Provident Fund for retirement needs. In J. Doling, C. J. Finer & T. Maltby (Eds.), Ageing Matters: European Policy Lessons from the East (pp. 56 - 75). Aldershot: Ashgate.

    Ngiam, T. L. & Ng, I. Y. H. (2011). Contemporary welfare policies and social wellbeing. In K. K. Mehta & A. Wee (Eds.), Social Work in the Singapore Context (2nd ed.) (pp. 105 - 148). Singapore: Pearson Education South Asia.

    Ngiam, T. L. & Vasoo, S. (1998). Promoting family values: Some issues and challenges. In H. Lim & S. Ranjit (Eds.), Values and Development: A Multidisciplinary Approach with Some Comparative Studies (pp. 263 - 271). Singapore: Centre for Advanced Studies, National University of Singapore.

    Ngiam, T. L. & Vasoo. S. (1998). Transmitting family values in a cultural context: The Singapore experience. In E. Thumboo (Ed.), Cultures in ASEAN and the 21st Century. (pp. 187 - 202). Singapore: UniPress.

    Tan, N. T., Lee-partridge, J. E., Koh, S. F. W. F, Chia, H. B., Ngiam, T. L., Lim, L. T., Tan, G. & Lee, J. T. B. (2000, 2001). ADR: Current and Future Prospects. In N. T. Tan & J. E. Lee-Partridge (Eds.), Alternative Dispute Resolution in Business, Family and Community: Multidisciplinary Perspective. Singapore: Centre for Advanced Studies, National University of Singapore.

    Vasoo, S, Ngiam, T. L. & Cheung, P. P. L (2000). Singapore's ageing population: Some emerging trends and issues". In D. R. Phillips (Ed.), Ageing in Asia-Pacific region (pp. 174 - 193). London: Routledge.

    Journal Articles

    Ng, I. Y. H., Ho, K. W., Nesamani, T., Lee, A., & Ngiam, T. L. (2012). Designing and Implementing an Evaluation of a National Work Support Program. Evaluation and Program Planning. 35: 78-87. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2011.07.002

    Sherraden, M., Nair, S., Vasoo, S., & Ngiam, T. L. (1995). Social policy based on assets: The impact of Singapore's Central Provident Fund. Asian Journal of Political Science, 3, no. 2: 112 - 133. (Special Issue on Singapore)

    Tan, N. T., Lee, A. E. Y., Ow, R. S. O., Ngiam, T. L., Ong, T. H., Mehta, K. K., Tan, V. L. M. & Chew, Y. S. (1998). Community development and social support networks of families in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work, 8, no. 2: 88-95.

    Tan, N. T., Ngiam, T. L., Blake, M. L., Vasoo, S., & Bentelspacher, C. E. (1991). Report on curriculum review of the social work program at National University of Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work, 1, no. 1: 101-113.

    Local Articles:

    Ngiam, T L, "In society, but not of it". New Directions, 3, no. 1 (1976): 27-30.

    Ngiam, T L, "Any volunteers for sociotherapy?" New Directions, 4, no. 4 (1978): 5-6.

    Ngiam, T L, "In the community, but not of it". Rapport, 11, no. 1 (1985): 4-5.

    Ngiam, T L, "Town councils and human services". Rapport, 14, no. 1 (1988): 1 & 12.

    Conference Proceedings:

    Ngiam, T. L. (1978). "Community centres as agents for social education". The Role of Community Centres in the 1980s. (pp. 61 - 65). Singapore: People's Association. (3rd Conference of Community Centre Management Committees, 14 - 16 Apr 1978, Singapore).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1985). "The impact of political-economic policy on social development". In Baginda, A. et al., Report of the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Seminar on Social Work (pp. 129-142). Malaysia: Universiti Sains Malaysia. (Report of the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Seminar on Social Work, 1 Jan 1985).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1985). "The role of youth in social defence". Seminar on the Role of Youth towards Nation Building in Total Defence. (pp. 25 - 26). Singapore. (Seminar on the Role of Youth towards Nation Building in Total Defence, 3 Jun 1984).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1995). "Shared values in a changing society". Seminar on Family Values: Post-Seminar Report. (pp. 13 - 18). Singapore: NTUC Community Services Secretariat, NTUC Women's Programme Secretariat and Singapore Institute of Labour Studies. (Seminar on Family Values, 19 Nov 1994).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1997). "The elderly in Singapore in the context of economic and social development". In Aging and the Elderly in Asia (pp. 121-140). Tokyo. (International Seminar on Aging and the Elderly in the Context of Economic and Social Development in Asia, 5 - 7 Nov 1996).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1998). "The family in Singapore: Issues, challenges and responses". In The Family in the Context of Social and Economic Development in Asia. (pp. 151 - 167). Tokyo: Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work. (International Seminar on the Family in the Context of Social and Economic Development, 4 - 7 Nov 1997, Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work, Tokyo, Japan).

    Ngiam, T. L. (1999). "The disabled in Singapore". In Disability in the Context of Social and Economic Development (pp.107 - 114). Tokyo: Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work. (International Seminar on the Disabled in the Context of Social and Economic Development, 29 Sep - 2 Oct 1998, Japan College of Social Work, Tokyo, Japan).

    Ngiam, T. L. (2001). "The private sector in the social services in Singapore: Creating economic and social wealth in the new economy". In Y. Hagiwara (Comp.) Social Welfare in the Pacific Rim (pp. 79 - 82). Tokyo: Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work. (International Seminar on Social Welfare in the Pacific Rim - "Role and Functions of Public/Private Enterprises in Social Welfare: Issues, Responses and Challenges", 14 - 17 Nov 2000, Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work, Tokyo, Japan) (Proceedings of the International Seminar on Social Welfare in the Pacific Rim).

    Ngiam, T. L. (2002). "Policies and services for people with disabilities in Singapore: Furthering inclusion and integration". In Y. Hagiwara (Ed.), International Comparative Study on Disability Policies and Programs in the 21st Century in Asia and the Pacific (pp. 121 -129). Tokyo: Social Work Research Institute. (International Seminar on Social Welfare in Asia and the Pacific, 13 - 16 Nov 2001, Social Work Research Institute, Japan College of Social Work, Tokyo, Japan). (Proceedings of the International Seminar on Social Welfare in Asia and the Pacific).

    Ngiam, T. L. (2007). "Security and Social Work Contribution: Prospects and Possibilities for Japan and Southeast Asia". In S. Wajjwalku (Ed.), Papers and Proceedings of the International Conference on Japan's Policy and Contributions to Human Security in Southeast Asia (pp. 313 - 325). Thammasat University, Bangkok: Japanese Studies Center, Institute of East Asian Studies. (International Conference on Japan's Policy and Contributions to Human Security in Southeast Asia., 13 14 Jan 2005, Japanese Studies Center, Institute of East Asian Studies, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand).

    Books/Monographs

    Tan, N. T, Tan, V. L. M. & Ngiam, T. L. (1992). Preparing for marriage, Singapore: Ministry of Community Development. 104 pp.

    Lim, B. L. & Ngiam, T. L. (1984). A Select Bibliography on Social Issues, Social Problems and Social Services in Singapore and Malaysia. Singapore: Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore, 1984.

    Editorial Work on Publications

    Ngiam, T. L. (Ed.). (1972). Extending Horizons for Social Work Intervention. Proceedings of a Conference, Singapore: Singapore Association of Social Workers.

    Ngiam, T. L. (Ed.). (1973). The Social Worker in the Prison and Aftercare System (2nd Ed). Singapore: Singapore Association of Social Workers.

    Ngiam, T. L. (Ed.). (1988). Report of the Committee on Family Life. Singapore: Advisory Council on Family and Community Life.

    Vasoo, S., Ang, J., Ngiam, T. L. & Ng, G. T. (Eds.) (1983). Twenty-Five Years of Social Services. Singapore: Singapore Council of Social Service.

    Published Reports

    Barrett, M. E., Lee, A. E. Y., Ngiam T. L., Wee, S. & Kijono-utomo, A. (2000). Report on Evaluation of Halfway Houses in Singapore. Singapore. 61 pp.

    Ngiam, T. L. (1973). Report of the Singapore Association of Social Workers to the Committee on Crime and Delinquency. Singapore.

    Ngiam, T. L., Lazar, I. & Marquart, J. (1989). Child Care in Singapore: Analyses and Comment. Singapore: Family Services Branch, Ministry of Community Development. 68 pp. (UNDP Technical Assistance Project).

    Sim, T., H Choo, H. & Ngiam, T. L. (2008). Resilience and Risk in Adolescent Health Related Behaviours in Singapore. (Working Paper No. 2008 01). Singapore: Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore. 69 pp.

    Spiro, S., Ang, J. & Ngiam, T. L. (1978). Services to the Aged and Chronic Sick. (The Role of Voluntary Organisations in Social Welfare, 2). Singapore: Department of Social Work, University of Singapore.

    Spiro, S., Ang, J. & Ngiam, T. L. (1978). The Role of Voluntary Organisations in Public Welfare: A Review of the Literature. (The Role of Voluntary Organisations in Social Welfare, 1). Singapore: Department of Social Work, University of Singapore.

    Spiro, S. E. & Ngiam, T. L. (1976). Introducing Students to Social Work Through Community Study. Resource Paper Series, no.4. Singapore: Department of Social Work, University of Singapore.

    Spiro, S. E. & Ngiam, T. L. (1976). Villagers and Estate Residents: Reports of a Survey. Resource Paper Series, No.5. Singapore: Department of Social Work, University of Singapore.

    Tham, S. C., Hyde, R. A., Minai, K., Vignehsa, H., Blake, M. L., Harrison, G. J., Ngiam T. L., Lo, G. L. & Merriman, A. (1987). Multi-disciplinary Survey of the Singapore Family (Preliminary Report). Singapore: Family Research Group, National University of Singapore. 150 pp.

    Vasoo, S., Lai, L. T. & Ngiam, T. L. (1972). Report on the Action-Research Programme on Youths Involved in Drug Abuse in the Toa Payoh Housing Estate. Singapore: Singapore Association of Social Workers.

    NAME OF PI:
  1. o ROSALEEN OW
    • Cross-culture studies especially of models and concepts in local social work practice e.g. interpersonal communications, parenting and child development


    Article in Journal

    Ow, R S O, "Elderly Health". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 3 - 5. (Singapore). (Editorial for the Special Issue on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).

    Ow, R S O, "Poor Hemodialysis Outcome: Identifying Social Risk Factors in Elderly and Non-Elderly Patients in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 71 - 88. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore jointly oraganized by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Do Caregiver Beliefs Matter? An Exploratory Study of Palliative Caregiving Decisions in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 54 - 70. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Development of a Research Proposal to Explore Needs and Service Utilization among the Conjugally Bereaved in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 6 - 17. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Negotiating Challenges: Social Development in Asia". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 20, no. 1 (2010): 82 - 94. (Singapore).

    Khng*, J.N.K. and R S O Ow, "Getting Out: Factors that Influenced Abused Wives' decisions to leave their Abusive Spousal Relationships in Singapore". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 90, no. 2 (2009): 153-161. (United States). (Published with Social Work student from Honours Thesis.).

    WOO, I.M.H. and R S O Ow, "Hope among terminally ill patients in Singapore: An exploratory study". Social Work in Health Care, 45 (3) (2007): 85-106. (United States).

    Ng*, K.H. and R S O Ow*, "Meeting healthcare costs: the case of childhood cancer in Singapore". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE, 14 (2005): 33-43. (United Kingdom).

    Ow*, R S O, N T Tan and S Goh, "Diverse Perceptions of Social Support: Asian Mothers of Children with Intellectual Disabilty". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 85, no. 2 (April-June 2004 2004): 214-220. (United States).

    Ow, R S O, "Burden of Care and Childhood Cancer: Experiences of Parents in an Asian Context". HEALTH & SOCIAL WORK, 28, no. 3 (August 2003 2003): 232240. (United States).

    Editorial Work on Book

    Ow, R S O, eds., Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 21, no. 1 (Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).(Singapore), 2011.

    Chapter in Book

    Ow, R S O, "Needs and Issues of Persons with Disabilities". In Social work in the Singapore Context, 2 ed., ed. Kalyani K. Mehta & Ann Wee. Singapore: Pearson, 2011. 30 pp. 241 - 270.

    Ow, R S O, "On the Move, Social Work Education: The Singapore Journey". In Social Work Education in Countries of the East: Issues and Challenges, Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment, ed. Selwyn Stanley. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York., 2011. 23 pp. (Hardcover edition). 465 - 486.

    Ow, R S O, "Singapore: Practice and Challenges". In Third Party Assisted Conception Across Cultures: Social, Legal and Ethical Perspectives, ed. Eric Blyth & Ruth Landau, 189-206. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004.

    Lai*, A.E and R S O Ow*, "Cross-cultural issues in social service delivery by Family Service Centres". In Beyond Rituals and Riots: Ethnic Pluralism and Social Cohesion in Singapore, ed. Lai Ah Eng, 258-288. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2004.
  1. o Dr Alex Lee
    • Aging issues among Asian Americans
    • Social support/network measurements for older persons
    • Aging in Singapore
    • Client-social worker interaction
  2. o Dr Corinne Ghoh
    • Family and Child Protection & Welfare
    • Juvenile Delinquency
    • Aging Issues
    • Family Violence and Elder Abuse
    • Human Service Management
    • Social Welfare Policy and Implementation
    • Community Development
  3. o Dr Esther Goh

    Research Interests:

    • Bilateral parent-child dynamics
    • Children as agentic beings in cultural contexts
    • Cross-cultural childrearing: China, Singapore
    • Intergenerational dynamics within families
    • Impact of problem gambling on family and intergenerational dynamics
    • Social Work practice-based evidence research
    • Religion as social support for immigrants in Singapore

    Single Author Book:

    Goh, E. C. L. (2011). China's one child policy and multiple caregiving - Raising little suns in Xiamen. London: Routledge.

    Publications - Peer Reviewed Academic Journals:

    Goh, E.C.L., Ng, V., Yeoh, B. (2016). The Family Exclusion Order as a harm-minimisation measure for casino gambling: The case of Singapore. International Gambling Studies, 1-18.

    Goh, E.C.L., Tsang, B., Chokkanathan, S. (2016).Intergenerational Reciprocity Reconsidered: The Honour and Burden of Grandparenting in Urban China, Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacifi. Issue 39 [PDF].

    Goh, E.C.L. (in press). VWO doing ground-up research: A practitioner-initiated-academic-facilitated collaboration model. IPS Exchange Series.

    Low, Suzanne S. H., and Goh, Esther C. L. (2015). Granny as nanny - Positive outcomes for grandparents providing childcare for dual-income families. Fact or Myth? Journal of Intergenerational Relationships. 13, 302-319.

    Praimkumar, S., & Goh, E.C.L. (2015). Understanding the impact of the mother-child relationship on sex workers' decision to enter and leave the streets - Lessons for social work practice. Journal of Social Work Practic.30, 43-58

    Chong, W. H., Choo, H, Goh, E. C. L., Wee, P., Goh, W., & Chay, O. M. (2015). Preventive child healthcare in Singapore: A parents' well-being perspective. Annals Academy of Medicine, 44, 12, 550-553.

    Goh, E.C.L. (2015). Vulnerable families as active agents of their own change process. Social Work. 60, 145-154.

    Wong, H. M., & Goh, E. C. L. (2014). Dynamics of ADHD in familial contexts: Perspectives from children and parents and implications for practitioners. Social Work in Health Care. 53(7), 601-616.

    Chee, L.P., Goh, E.C.L. & Kucyznksi, L. (2014). "Oversized loads - Children parentification in low-income families and the underlying parent-child dynamics". Families in Society. 95, 204-212.

    Chan, G. W. L., & Goh, E. C. L. (2014). 'My parents told us that they will always treat my brother differently because he is autistic' - Are siblings of autistic children the forgotten ones? Journal of Social Work Practice. 28, 155-171.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Kuczynski, L. (2014). 'She is too young for these chores' - Is housework taking a back seat in urban Chinese childhood? Children & Society. 28, 280-291. DOI:10.1111/j.1099-0860.2012.00470.x.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2013). "You must finish your dinner" Meal time dynamics between grandparents, parents and grandchildren in urban China. British Food Journal, 115(3), 365-376.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Hsu, C.-Y. S. (2013). Bilateral parent-child interactions in school-age children's tooth-brushing behaviors. Pediatric Dentistry. 35(1), 414-420.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2012). Integrating mindfulness and reflection in the teaching and learning of listening skills for undergraduate social work students in Singapore. Social Work Education, 31(5), 587-604.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Goransson, K. (2011). Doing ethnographic research in Chinese families - Reflections on methodological concerns from two Asian cities. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 10(3), 265-281.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Kuczynski, L. (2010). 'Only children' and their coalition of parents: considering grandparents and parents as joint caregivers in urban Xiamen, China. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 13(4), 221-231.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2009) 'Grandparents as childcare providers: An in-depth analysis of the case of Xiamen, China', Journal of Aging Studies, 23, 60-68.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Kuczynski, L. (2009). Agency and power of single children in multi-generational families in urban Xiamen, China. Culture and Psychology, 15(4), 506-534.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2006) Raising the single child in urban China - An intergenerational joint mission between parents and grandparents, Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 4, 7-28.

    Book Chapters:

    Goh, E. C. L. & Tan, C (2015). 'The brother I have never known - New immigrants meeting old timer immigrants in Church' in Farhadin edited 'Popular spiritual movement in South East Asia', Singapore, Armour Publishing

    Goh, E. C. L. & Ow, R. (2011). 'Not so equal childhood', in A. Wee & K. Metha edited 'Social Work in Context', Singapore, Pearsons.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2002). Integrating Spirituality in Counselling, in Hedges and Edges, Singapore, Care Corner

    Book Reviews:

    Goh, E C L (2009) Listening to children, British Journal of Social Work, Vol 39(2), pp. 386-388.

    Goh, E C L (2009) Review: Kristin Luker - Salsa dancing into social science. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008. International Sociology, 24(5), 750-752.

    Other publication:

    Goh, E. C.L. (2010). Using the "Daily Bad Habit Tracking Exercise" to Reduce Barriers to Listening. CDTL Brief, Vol 13 (2), pp. 12-14.

  4. o Dr Irene Ng

    Teaching Areas:

    • Welfare Economics
    • Agency Planning and Programme Development
    • Social Welfare Policy and Planning
    • Introduction to Social Work
    • Urban Youth Work
    • Poverty and Asset-building Policy

    Current Research Projects:

    • Longitudinal study of low-income families in Singapore
    • Political economy of intergenerational mobility
    • Sentencing of juvenile serious offenders in Michigan
    • Social Work professional issues

    Publications

    ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. 2013. Education and intergenerational mobility in Singapore. Educational Review. Early online view.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sarri, R.C. & Stoffregen, E. (forthcoming). Intergenerational incarceration: risk factors and social exclusion. Journal of Poverty.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). Social welfare in Singapore: rediscovering poverty, reshaping policy. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 23 (1): 35-47.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). Multi-stressed low-earning families in contemporary policy context: lessons from Work Support recipients in Singapore. Journal of Poverty. 17(1): 86-109.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). The political economy of intergenerational mobility in Singapore. International Journal of Social Welfare. 22(2): 207-218. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2012.00887.x.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sarri, R.C., Shook, J.S., Stoffregen, E. (2012). Comparison of Correctional Services to Youths Incarcerated in Adult and Juvenile Facilities in Michigan. The Prison Journal. 92(4): 460 - 483.

    Nursila, S.B.S. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Educational Aspirations of Malay Youths from Low-income Families in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 22(4):253-265.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Parents psychological self-concepts and children issues in low-income families in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 22(1): 50-62.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Nesamani, T., Lee, A., & Ngiam, T.L. (2012). Designing and Implementing an Evaluation of a National Work Support Program. Evaluation and Program Planning. 35: 78-87. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2011.07.002

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2012). Funding and remuneration in social services: lessons from Singapore. Administration in Social Work. 36 (3): 280-301. doi: 10.1080/03643107.2011.592055

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Koh, G. (2012). Chinese Singaporean attitudes towards poverty and inequality: a comparative analysis. International Journal of Social Welfare. 21(2):149-159. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2011.00785.x.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Shen, X., Sim, H., Sarri, R.C., Stoffregen, E., & Shook, J. J. (2011). Incarcerating juveniles in adult prisons as a factor of depression. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 21(1): 21-34. doi: 10.1002/cbm.783.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Globalized intentions in tension: the case of Singapore [Globalisation and Indigenisation]. International Social Work. 53(5): 671-685. doi: 10.1177/0020872810371202.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Where juvenile serious offenders live: a neighbourhood analysis of Wayne County, Michigan. Journal of Criminal Justice, 8(2): 207-215. doi:10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2010.02.002.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sim, H. & Tan, R. (2010). The pay challenge: The case of social workers in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 20(2).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Shen, X.Y., Ho, K.W. (2009) Intergenerational earnings mobility in Singapore and the United States. Journal of Asian Economics, 20(2), 110-119. doi: 10.1016/j.asieco.2008.09.010.

    Ng, I. Y. H. (2007). Intergenerational income mobility in Singapore. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Topics), 7(2), 1-33. doi:10.2202/1935-1682.1713. Available at: http://www.bepress.com/bejeap/vol7/iss2/art3

    Goodkind, S. Ng, I.Y.H. & Sarri, R. (2006). The impact of sexual abuse in the lives of young women involved or at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system. Violence Against Women. 12, 456-477. doi: 10.1177/1077801206288142

    CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

    Ng, I.Y.H. (forthcoming). The political economy of intergenerational mobility: implications for Singapore's skills strategy. In Johnny Sung (ed). Skills Strategies for an Inclusive Society: the Roles of the State, the Enterprise and the Worker. Singapore: Institute for Adult Learning.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Ho, K.W. (forthcoming). Policy Responses in an Unstable Globalized Economy: Multi-Stressed Low-Earning Families in Singapore, in Jean Yeung (ed). Economic Stress and Families in asia: Research and Policy Challenges. Singapore: Springer.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011). Workfare in Singapore. In K.C. Chak & K. Ngok (Eds.), Welfare reform in East Asia: towards workfare? U.K.: Routledge.

    Ngiam, T.L. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2011). Contemporary welfare policies and social well-being. In K.K. Mehta & A. Wee (Eds.), Social Work in the Singapore Context (2nd ed.) Singapore: Pearson.

    BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS AUTHORED

    Ng, I.Y.H. (with contributions from students in the Social Work Department and National Youth council) (2012). Youth participation and Youth-led programmes in Singapore. YouthScope 2012: A Journal of Youth Research Studies in Singapore. National Youth Council, Singapore. http://www.resourceportal.nyc.sg/nycp/ShowDoc/WLP Repository/nyc/resources_fs/YouthScope_5th issue 2012

    Ho, K.C., Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W. & Hamid, N.A. (2011). Youth.sg: The State of Youth in Singapore 2010. Singapore: National Youth Council.

    SHORTER ARTICLES/COMMENTS IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Editorial. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development (Special on Social Dimension of Childhood Poverty), 22(1).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Chan, X.J. & Chay, A. (2012). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Graduates 2009-2011. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2012/02/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2009-2011.html#more

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011, February 15). Singapore's education system: growing worry of social immobility. The Straits Times.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Honours Graduates 2008-2010. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2011/06/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2008-2010.html.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010, September 23) Can we fix inequality? Salt: Fostering the non-profit community. Available at: http://www.salt.org.sg/articles_list/detail/4c9aee09-99f4-4291-bfe6-0cc07c3410df.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010) What if social workers are paid more? [Commentary]. Administration in Social Work, 34(4): 351-360.

    Ng, I. Y. H., & Rothwell, D. (2009). A rising tide lifts no sunken boat. Social Space, 2, 92-98. Available at: http://www.lcsi.smu.edu.sg/downloads/SocialSpace2009-IreneNg&DavidRothwell.pdf

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., & Ho, K.C. (2009) Family environment, class, and youth social participation. YouthSCOPE, 3, 78-90.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2006). Intergenerational income mobility of young Singaporeans. YouthSCOPE, 1, 40-57.

    Ho, K.C., Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W. & Hamid, N.A. (2011). Youth.sg: The State of Youth in Singapore 2010. Singapore: National Youth Council.

    SHORTER ARTICLES/COMMENTS IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Editorial. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development (Special on Social Dimension of Childhood Poverty), 22(1).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Chan, X.J. & Chay, A. (2012). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Graduates 2009-2011. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2012/02/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2009-2011.html#more

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011, February 15). Singapore's education system: growing worry of social immobility. The Straits Times.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Honours Graduates 2008-2010. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2011/06/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2008-2010.html.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010, September 23) Can we fix inequality? Salt: Fostering the non-profit community. Available at: http://www.salt.org.sg/articles_list/detail/4c9aee09-99f4-4291-bfe6-0cc07c3410df.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010) What if social workers are paid more? [Commentary]. Administration in Social Work, 34(4): 351-360.

    Ng, I. Y. H., & Rothwell, D. (2009). A rising tide lifts no sunken boat. Social Space, 2, 92-98. Available at: http://www.lcsi.smu.edu.sg/downloads/SocialSpace2009-IreneNg&DavidRothwell.pdf

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., & Ho, K.C. (2009) Family environment, class, and youth social participation. YouthSCOPE, 3, 78-90.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2006). Intergenerational income mobility of young Singaporeans. YouthSCOPE, 1, 40-57.

    SHORTERUNPUBLISHED REPORTS

    Ng, I.Y.H. et al. (forthcoming). Social Infrastructure Development. Study Group Report for Population Outcomes: Singapore 2050 (Policy Road-Maps for Singapore's Future Population). Singapore: Institute of Policy Studies, National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Mathews, M. & Tharmalingam, N. (2013). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support Programme: Third Annual Report: January to December 2012. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Ministry of Social and Family Development. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Mathews, M. & Tharmalingam, N. (2012). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support Programme: Research Report 2012 - Economic and Non-economic Well-being of Work Support Self-Reliance Recipients at the Beginning and End of Programme Participation. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Social and Family Development. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2012). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: Second Annual Report: January to December 2011. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Funding and remuneration in social services. National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2011). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: First Annual Report: June 2009 to December 2010. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Tan, L. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Proposal for the Chinese Development Assistance Council Project RAISE evaluation. Unpublished report submitted to the Chinese Development Assistance Council. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Sim, H. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Report of SASW survey of social workers. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2010). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: Phase one report. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2009). Report on jobs and wages of social work graduates of 2008/09. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Tan, R., & Ng, K.H. (2008). Report on survey of social workers in March 2008. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore. Available at: http://www.bing.com/search q=Report+of+SASW+survey+of+social+workers FORM=LEMBLB PC=MALC MKT=en-sg.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T.L., Chiam, A.L. (2007, Feb 5). Work Support replication survey: Report of findings. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    EDITORIAL WORK ON JOURNALS

    Executive Editor, Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development
  1. o Dr Alicia Pon

    Teaching Areas

    • Bereavement
    • Children and Adolescent
    • Complex Trauma
    • Creative Arts, Play and Sandtray Therapy
    • Death and Dyinge
    • Grief and Loss
    • Somatic Work

    Current Research Projects

    • Somatic Experiencing®
    • Play Therapy
    • End of Life

    Publications

    ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

    Ho, R.T.H., Lai A.H.Y., Lo, P.H.Y., Nan, J.K.M., & Pon, A.K.L. (2016). A strength-based?arts and play support program for young survivors in post-quake China: Effects on self-efficacy, peer support, and anxiety. Journal of Early Adolescence 1-20, p.1-20.

    Pon, A.K.L. (2010). My wonderful life: A board game for patients with advanced cancer. Illness, Crisis and Loss 18(2), 147-161.

    Ho, A. H. Y., Chan C. L. W., Chow, A. M. Y., Pon, A. K. L., & Ng, S. M. (2010). Psychometric properties of the Chinese Version (C-DAP-R) of the Death Attitude Profile Revised. Illness, Crisis & Loss, 18(2), 95-110.

    BOOK

    Siu, A. & Pon, A.K.L. (eds.) (Forthcoming). Play therapy in Asia. Chinese University Press.

  2. o Dr Lee Geok Ling

    Areas of Research Interest

    • Death, dying and Bereavement
    • Loss and grief
    • Palliative care and end-of-life care
    • Infertility related issues
    • Health and Social Work
    • Meaning making as a research method

    Current Research Projects

    • Development and validation of a quality of life scale in English and Chinese for family caregivers of patients with advanced cancers in Singapore.
    • An exploratory study on the experience of care of older persons transiting from acute to post-acute care services in Singapore
    • Understanding the lived experience of patients receiving palliative care service: A prospective exploratory study
    • The experiences of advance care planning conversations of medical social workers from an acute hospital in Singapore

    Publications

    Peer-reviewed Journals

    Lee, G.L., Teo, I., Kanesvaran, R. (in press). The complexities of doctor-patient-family communication in an Asian oncology setting: Concordance and discordance among patient preferences, family preferences, perceived and actual communication. Health Communication. Article first published online on Nov 30 2016, DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2016.1239303.

    Lee, G.L., Pang, G.S.Y., Akhileswaran, R., Ow, M.Y.L., Fan, G.K.T., Wong, C.F., Wee, H.L., and Cheung, Y.B. (2016). Understanding domains of health-related quality-of-life concerns of Singapore Chinese patients with advanced cancer: A qualitative analysis. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(3): 1107-1118. Article first published online on Aug 13 2015, DOI 10.1007/s00520-015-28863.

    Lee, G. L., Fan, G. K. T., Chan, S. W. C. (2015). Validation of Chinese and English versions of the Holistic Well-being Scale in patients with cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 23(12): 3563-3571. Article first published online on Apr 17 2015, DOI 10.1007/s00520-015-2736-3.

    Lee, G.L., Ow, M.Y.L., Akhileswaran, R., Pang, G.S.Y., Fan, G.K.T., Goh, B.H.H., Wong, C.F., Cheung, Y.B., and Wee, H.L. (2014). Quality of life domains important and relevant to family caregivers of advanced cancer patients in an Asian population - a qualitative study. Quality of Life Research. Article first published online on Oct 17 2014; doi: 10.1007/s11136-014-0832-3.

    Blyth, E.D., Yee, S., Lee, G.L. (2013). Commentary: Freezing the biological clock: A viable fertility preservation option for young Singaporean women? Annals: The Academy of Medicine Singapore, 42(9), 472-477.

    Blyth, E.D., & Lee, G. L. (2013). Commentary: Can Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Impact Singapore's Low Fertility Rate? Asian Population Studies, 9(3), 241-243. Article first published online on Oct 10 2013 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17441730.2013.836395.

    Lee, G.L., Ow, R., Akhileswaran, R., Goh C.R. (2013). Exploring the experience of dignified palliative care in patients with advanced cancer and families: A feasibility study in Singapore. Progress in Palliative Care, 21(3), 131-139. Article first published online on Oct 15 2012, DOI: 10.1179/1743291X12Y.0000000041

    Lee, G.L., Woo, I.M.H., Goh, C. (2013). Understanding the concept of a 'good death' among bereaved family caregivers of cancer patients in Singapore. Palliative and Supportive Care, 11(1), 37-46. Article first published online on Mar 01 2012; doi:10.1017/S1478951511000691.

    Lee, G.L., Blyth, E.D., Chan, C.L.W. (2012). Understanding the patterns of adjustment to infertility of IVF users using narrative and autobiographical timeline Asia Pacific Journal of Reproduction, 1(2), 125-134. Article first published online on Sept 14, 2012., DOI:

    Hui Choi, W.H., Lee, G.L., Chan, C.H.Y., Cheung, R.Y.H., Chan, C.L.W. (2012). The relationships of social support, uncertainty, self-efficacy and commitment to prenatal psychosocial adaptation. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(12), 2633-2645. Article first published online on 23 Feb 2012. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.05962.x

    Lee, G.L., Neimeyer, R.A., Chan, C.L.W. (2012). The meaning of childbearing among IVF service users assessed via laddering technique. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 25(4): 302-324.

    Chan, C.H.Y., Chan, C.L.W., Ng, E.H.Y., Ho, P.C., Chan, T.H.Y., Lee, G.L., Hui, W.H.C. (2011). Incorporating spirituality in psychosocial group intervention for women undergoing in vitro fertilization: A prospective randomized controlled study. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 85(4): 356-373. Article first published online on Sep 30 2011; doi:10.1111/j.2044-8341.2011.02040.x

    Lee, G.L., Hui Choi, W.H., Chan, C.H.Y. Chan, C.L.W., and Ng, E.H.Y. (2009). Life after unsuccessful IVF treatment in an assisted reproduction unit: A qualitative analysis of gains through loss among Chinese persons in Hong Kong. Human Reproduction, 24(8), 1920-1929. Advanced Access publication on Apr `6, 2009; doi:10.1093/humrep/dep091.

    Book Chapter

    Lee, G.L., Chan, C.H.Y., Hui Choi, W.H., & Chan, C.L.W. (2009). Chinese traditional belief systems, livelihood and fertility in E. Blyth and R. Landau (Eds.) Faith and Fertility. UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

    Conference Proceedings

    Uy, EJ, Xiao, Y, Yeo, PT, Xin, X, Pua, Y, Lee, GL, Kwan, YH, Vaingankar, JA, Subramaniam, M, Chan, MF, Kumar, N, Bautista, D, Ow, MY, Lim, PA, Choo, BE, Leung, YY, Chan, A, Sung, SC, Kwek, TC, Cheung, YB, Thumboo, J. (2016). Developing item pools for physical functioning, social relationships, and positive mindset to measure health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in the Singapore population. Value in Health, 19(7):A829. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2016.08.599.
  3. o Dr Rosaleen Ow
    • Cross-culture studies especially of models and concepts in local social work practice e.g. interpersonal communications, parenting and child development


    Article in Journal

    Ow, R S O, "Elderly Health". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 3 - 5. (Singapore). (Editorial for the Special Issue on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).

    Ow, R S O, "Poor Hemodialysis Outcome: Identifying Social Risk Factors in Elderly and Non-Elderly Patients in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 71 - 88. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore jointly oraganized by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Do Caregiver Beliefs Matter? An Exploratory Study of Palliative Caregiving Decisions in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 54 - 70. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Development of a Research Proposal to Explore Needs and Service Utilization among the Conjugally Bereaved in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 6 - 17. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Negotiating Challenges: Social Development in Asia". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 20, no. 1 (2010): 82 - 94. (Singapore).

    Khng*, J.N.K. and R S O Ow, "Getting Out: Factors that Influenced Abused Wives' decisions to leave their Abusive Spousal Relationships in Singapore". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 90, no. 2 (2009): 153-161. (United States). (Published with Social Work student from Honours Thesis.).

    WOO, I.M.H. and R S O Ow, "Hope among terminally ill patients in Singapore: An exploratory study". Social Work in Health Care, 45 (3) (2007): 85-106. (United States).

    Ng*, K.H. and R S O Ow*, "Meeting healthcare costs: the case of childhood cancer in Singapore". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE, 14 (2005): 33-43. (United Kingdom).

    Ow*, R S O, N T Tan and S Goh, "Diverse Perceptions of Social Support: Asian Mothers of Children with Intellectual Disabilty". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 85, no. 2 (April-June 2004 2004): 214-220. (United States).

    Ow, R S O, "Burden of Care and Childhood Cancer: Experiences of Parents in an Asian Context". HEALTH & SOCIAL WORK, 28, no. 3 (August 2003 2003): 232240. (United States).

    Editorial Work on Book

    Ow, R S O, eds., Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 21, no. 1 (Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).(Singapore), 2011.

    Chapter in Book

    Ow, R S O, "Needs and Issues of Persons with Disabilities". In Social work in the Singapore Context, 2 ed., ed. Kalyani K. Mehta & Ann Wee. Singapore: Pearson, 2011. 30 pp. 241 - 270.

    Ow, R S O, "On the Move, Social Work Education: The Singapore Journey". In Social Work Education in Countries of the East: Issues and Challenges, Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment, ed. Selwyn Stanley. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York., 2011. 23 pp. (Hardcover edition). 465 - 486.

    Ow, R S O, "Singapore: Practice and Challenges". In Third Party Assisted Conception Across Cultures: Social, Legal and Ethical Perspectives, ed. Eric Blyth & Ruth Landau, 189-206. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004.

    Lai*, A.E and R S O Ow*, "Cross-cultural issues in social service delivery by Family Service Centres". In Beyond Rituals and Riots: Ethnic Pluralism and Social Cohesion in Singapore, ed. Lai Ah Eng, 258-288. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2004.
  1. o Dr Corinne Ghoh
    • Family and Child Protection & Welfare
    • Juvenile Delinquency
    • Aging Issues
    • Family Violence and Elder Abuse
    • Human Service Management
    • Social Welfare Policy and Implementation
    • Community Development
  2. o Dr Irene Ng

    Teaching Areas:

    • Welfare Economics
    • Agency Planning and Programme Development
    • Social Welfare Policy and Planning
    • Introduction to Social Work
    • Urban Youth Work
    • Poverty and Asset-building Policy

    Current Research Projects:

    • Longitudinal study of low-income families in Singapore
    • Political economy of intergenerational mobility
    • Sentencing of juvenile serious offenders in Michigan
    • Social Work professional issues

    Publications

    ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. 2013. Education and intergenerational mobility in Singapore. Educational Review. Early online view.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sarri, R.C. & Stoffregen, E. (forthcoming). Intergenerational incarceration: risk factors and social exclusion. Journal of Poverty.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). Social welfare in Singapore: rediscovering poverty, reshaping policy. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 23 (1): 35-47.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). Multi-stressed low-earning families in contemporary policy context: lessons from Work Support recipients in Singapore. Journal of Poverty. 17(1): 86-109.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). The political economy of intergenerational mobility in Singapore. International Journal of Social Welfare. 22(2): 207-218. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2012.00887.x.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sarri, R.C., Shook, J.S., Stoffregen, E. (2012). Comparison of Correctional Services to Youths Incarcerated in Adult and Juvenile Facilities in Michigan. The Prison Journal. 92(4): 460 - 483.

    Nursila, S.B.S. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Educational Aspirations of Malay Youths from Low-income Families in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 22(4):253-265.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Parents psychological self-concepts and children issues in low-income families in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 22(1): 50-62.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Nesamani, T., Lee, A., & Ngiam, T.L. (2012). Designing and Implementing an Evaluation of a National Work Support Program. Evaluation and Program Planning. 35: 78-87. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2011.07.002

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2012). Funding and remuneration in social services: lessons from Singapore. Administration in Social Work. 36 (3): 280-301. doi: 10.1080/03643107.2011.592055

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Koh, G. (2012). Chinese Singaporean attitudes towards poverty and inequality: a comparative analysis. International Journal of Social Welfare. 21(2):149-159. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2011.00785.x.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Shen, X., Sim, H., Sarri, R.C., Stoffregen, E., & Shook, J. J. (2011). Incarcerating juveniles in adult prisons as a factor of depression. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 21(1): 21-34. doi: 10.1002/cbm.783.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Globalized intentions in tension: the case of Singapore [Globalisation and Indigenisation]. International Social Work. 53(5): 671-685. doi: 10.1177/0020872810371202.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Where juvenile serious offenders live: a neighbourhood analysis of Wayne County, Michigan. Journal of Criminal Justice, 8(2): 207-215. doi:10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2010.02.002.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sim, H. & Tan, R. (2010). The pay challenge: The case of social workers in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 20(2).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Shen, X.Y., Ho, K.W. (2009) Intergenerational earnings mobility in Singapore and the United States. Journal of Asian Economics, 20(2), 110-119. doi: 10.1016/j.asieco.2008.09.010.

    Ng, I. Y. H. (2007). Intergenerational income mobility in Singapore. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Topics), 7(2), 1-33. doi:10.2202/1935-1682.1713. Available at: http://www.bepress.com/bejeap/vol7/iss2/art3

    Goodkind, S. Ng, I.Y.H. & Sarri, R. (2006). The impact of sexual abuse in the lives of young women involved or at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system. Violence Against Women. 12, 456-477. doi: 10.1177/1077801206288142

    CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

    Ng, I.Y.H. (forthcoming). The political economy of intergenerational mobility: implications for Singapore's skills strategy. In Johnny Sung (ed). Skills Strategies for an Inclusive Society: the Roles of the State, the Enterprise and the Worker. Singapore: Institute for Adult Learning.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Ho, K.W. (forthcoming). Policy Responses in an Unstable Globalized Economy: Multi-Stressed Low-Earning Families in Singapore, in Jean Yeung (ed). Economic Stress and Families in asia: Research and Policy Challenges. Singapore: Springer.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011). Workfare in Singapore. In K.C. Chak & K. Ngok (Eds.), Welfare reform in East Asia: towards workfare? U.K.: Routledge.

    Ngiam, T.L. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2011). Contemporary welfare policies and social well-being. In K.K. Mehta & A. Wee (Eds.), Social Work in the Singapore Context (2nd ed.) Singapore: Pearson.

    BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS AUTHORED

    Ng, I.Y.H. (with contributions from students in the Social Work Department and National Youth council) (2012). Youth participation and Youth-led programmes in Singapore. YouthScope 2012: A Journal of Youth Research Studies in Singapore. National Youth Council, Singapore. http://www.resourceportal.nyc.sg/nycp/ShowDoc/WLP Repository/nyc/resources_fs/YouthScope_5th issue 2012

    Ho, K.C., Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W. & Hamid, N.A. (2011). Youth.sg: The State of Youth in Singapore 2010. Singapore: National Youth Council.

    SHORTER ARTICLES/COMMENTS IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Editorial. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development (Special on Social Dimension of Childhood Poverty), 22(1).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Chan, X.J. & Chay, A. (2012). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Graduates 2009-2011. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2012/02/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2009-2011.html#more

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011, February 15). Singapore's education system: growing worry of social immobility. The Straits Times.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Honours Graduates 2008-2010. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2011/06/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2008-2010.html.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010, September 23) Can we fix inequality? Salt: Fostering the non-profit community. Available at: http://www.salt.org.sg/articles_list/detail/4c9aee09-99f4-4291-bfe6-0cc07c3410df.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010) What if social workers are paid more? [Commentary]. Administration in Social Work, 34(4): 351-360.

    Ng, I. Y. H., & Rothwell, D. (2009). A rising tide lifts no sunken boat. Social Space, 2, 92-98. Available at: http://www.lcsi.smu.edu.sg/downloads/SocialSpace2009-IreneNg&DavidRothwell.pdf

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., & Ho, K.C. (2009) Family environment, class, and youth social participation. YouthSCOPE, 3, 78-90.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2006). Intergenerational income mobility of young Singaporeans. YouthSCOPE, 1, 40-57.

    Ho, K.C., Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W. & Hamid, N.A. (2011). Youth.sg: The State of Youth in Singapore 2010. Singapore: National Youth Council.

    SHORTER ARTICLES/COMMENTS IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Editorial. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development (Special on Social Dimension of Childhood Poverty), 22(1).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Chan, X.J. & Chay, A. (2012). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Graduates 2009-2011. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2012/02/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2009-2011.html#more

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011, February 15). Singapore's education system: growing worry of social immobility. The Straits Times.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Honours Graduates 2008-2010. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2011/06/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2008-2010.html.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010, September 23) Can we fix inequality? Salt: Fostering the non-profit community. Available at: http://www.salt.org.sg/articles_list/detail/4c9aee09-99f4-4291-bfe6-0cc07c3410df.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010) What if social workers are paid more? [Commentary]. Administration in Social Work, 34(4): 351-360.

    Ng, I. Y. H., & Rothwell, D. (2009). A rising tide lifts no sunken boat. Social Space, 2, 92-98. Available at: http://www.lcsi.smu.edu.sg/downloads/SocialSpace2009-IreneNg&DavidRothwell.pdf

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., & Ho, K.C. (2009) Family environment, class, and youth social participation. YouthSCOPE, 3, 78-90.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2006). Intergenerational income mobility of young Singaporeans. YouthSCOPE, 1, 40-57.

    SHORTERUNPUBLISHED REPORTS

    Ng, I.Y.H. et al. (forthcoming). Social Infrastructure Development. Study Group Report for Population Outcomes: Singapore 2050 (Policy Road-Maps for Singapore's Future Population). Singapore: Institute of Policy Studies, National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Mathews, M. & Tharmalingam, N. (2013). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support Programme: Third Annual Report: January to December 2012. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Ministry of Social and Family Development. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Mathews, M. & Tharmalingam, N. (2012). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support Programme: Research Report 2012 - Economic and Non-economic Well-being of Work Support Self-Reliance Recipients at the Beginning and End of Programme Participation. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Social and Family Development. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2012). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: Second Annual Report: January to December 2011. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Funding and remuneration in social services. National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2011). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: First Annual Report: June 2009 to December 2010. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Tan, L. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Proposal for the Chinese Development Assistance Council Project RAISE evaluation. Unpublished report submitted to the Chinese Development Assistance Council. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Sim, H. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Report of SASW survey of social workers. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2010). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: Phase one report. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2009). Report on jobs and wages of social work graduates of 2008/09. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Tan, R., & Ng, K.H. (2008). Report on survey of social workers in March 2008. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore. Available at: http://www.bing.com/search q=Report+of+SASW+survey+of+social+workers FORM=LEMBLB PC=MALC MKT=en-sg.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T.L., Chiam, A.L. (2007, Feb 5). Work Support replication survey: Report of findings. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    EDITORIAL WORK ON JOURNALS

    Executive Editor, Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development
  3. o Dr Ngiam Tee Liang
    • Computerisation in social work
    • Community-based social interventions
    • Family life education
    • Management of social service organizations
    • Perceptions and uses of the Central Provident Fund
    • Programme planning and evaluation
    • Social planning and policies in Singapore
    • Social support systems in public housing
    • Youth trends and issues
  4. o Dr Paul Cheung

    Teaching Areas:

    • Social Policy
    • Community Analytics
    • Big Data
    • Official Statistics
    • Demography

    Current Research Projects

    Theme 1: Well-being, resilience, and vulnerabilities of populations and societies
    • 1.1 The Structure and Processes of Singapore Prison Populations;
    • 1.2 The Decumulation Process of Housing Assets,
    • 1.3 The Left-Tailed Populations

    Theme 2: Development of global information system: official statistics, geospatial information, big data
    • 2.1 Myanmar's population census and national statistical system
    • 2.2 Malaysia's national information management practices
    • 2.3 Abu Dhabi's national information management practices
    • 2.4 Oman's national information management practices
    • 2.5 Cambodia's national information management practices

    Theme 3: Measurement of development goals - MDGs, SDGs, and Well-being indicators
    • 3.1 Development of Singapore's wellbeing indicators
    • 3.2 Establishment of global development indicators system

    Theme 4: Changing manifestations of Singapore society - demography, social stratification, community behaviours
    • 4.1 Changing Demography and population ageing of Singapore
    • 4.2 Re-balancing population structure

    Theme 5: Location and social analytics
    • 5.1 Development of Community Analytics
    • 5.2 Design and development of Geo-hub in Singapore

    Publications

    Keynote Lecture, "Making Cities Smarter through Information Integration: Policy and Methodological Considerations", H-City Conference on Geographies of Health and Living in Cities, organised by the Department of Geography and Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong University, 21 June 2016, Hong Kong.

    Keynote Lecture, "Changing Global Demographics: Implications for Social Work in Health and Mental Health", 8th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, organised by the Singapore Association of Social Workers and the Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore, 19 June 2016, Singapore.

    Keynote Lecture, "Making Cities Smarter: Integrating Information for Better Policies", organised by the China National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), 29 March 2016, China.

    "Advancing Global Statistical and Geospatial Information: Contributions of the United Nations and Singapore". In Tommy Koh, Li Lin Chang, Joanna Koh (eds), Fifty Years of Singapore and the United Nations, pp.255-260, 2015. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.

    "Fertility Trends in Asia: Prospect and Implications of Very Low Fertility". In Stella R. Quah (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Families in Asia (2015), pp. 138-149. New York: Routledge.

    "Is Life Getting Better in Singapore?: Issues on Social Inequality". In Faizal Bin Yahya (ed.), Inequality in Singapore, pp. 1-11, 2015. Singapore: Institute of Policy Studies.

    "Reflections on Singapore's Demographic Future", Commentary, published by National University of Singapore Society, volume 23, 2014. Pp. 43-50.

    "Income Growth and Distribution in Singapore: Issues and Challenges", paper prepared for Institute of Policy Studies publication Singapore Perspectives 2012.

    The Millennium Development Goals Report (2004-2010). Report prepared for the General Assembly of the United Nations. Published by the United Nations annually.

    "The Evolution of National Statistical Systems: What Lessons Can We Learn?" Statistics, No.2, 2008, pp 9-15. Published by Japan Statistical Association, Tokyo, Japan (in Japanese translated from English).
  1. o Dr Irene Ng

    Teaching Areas:

    • Welfare Economics
    • Agency Planning and Programme Development
    • Social Welfare Policy and Planning
    • Introduction to Social Work
    • Urban Youth Work
    • Poverty and Asset-building Policy

    Current Research Projects:

    • Longitudinal study of low-income families in Singapore
    • Political economy of intergenerational mobility
    • Sentencing of juvenile serious offenders in Michigan
    • Social Work professional issues

    Publications

    ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. 2013. Education and intergenerational mobility in Singapore. Educational Review. Early online view.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sarri, R.C. & Stoffregen, E. (forthcoming). Intergenerational incarceration: risk factors and social exclusion. Journal of Poverty.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). Social welfare in Singapore: rediscovering poverty, reshaping policy. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 23 (1): 35-47.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). Multi-stressed low-earning families in contemporary policy context: lessons from Work Support recipients in Singapore. Journal of Poverty. 17(1): 86-109.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2013). The political economy of intergenerational mobility in Singapore. International Journal of Social Welfare. 22(2): 207-218. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2012.00887.x.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sarri, R.C., Shook, J.S., Stoffregen, E. (2012). Comparison of Correctional Services to Youths Incarcerated in Adult and Juvenile Facilities in Michigan. The Prison Journal. 92(4): 460 - 483.

    Nursila, S.B.S. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Educational Aspirations of Malay Youths from Low-income Families in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 22(4):253-265.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Parents psychological self-concepts and children issues in low-income families in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 22(1): 50-62.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Nesamani, T., Lee, A., & Ngiam, T.L. (2012). Designing and Implementing an Evaluation of a National Work Support Program. Evaluation and Program Planning. 35: 78-87. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2011.07.002

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2012). Funding and remuneration in social services: lessons from Singapore. Administration in Social Work. 36 (3): 280-301. doi: 10.1080/03643107.2011.592055

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Koh, G. (2012). Chinese Singaporean attitudes towards poverty and inequality: a comparative analysis. International Journal of Social Welfare. 21(2):149-159. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2011.00785.x.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Shen, X., Sim, H., Sarri, R.C., Stoffregen, E., & Shook, J. J. (2011). Incarcerating juveniles in adult prisons as a factor of depression. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 21(1): 21-34. doi: 10.1002/cbm.783.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Globalized intentions in tension: the case of Singapore [Globalisation and Indigenisation]. International Social Work. 53(5): 671-685. doi: 10.1177/0020872810371202.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Where juvenile serious offenders live: a neighbourhood analysis of Wayne County, Michigan. Journal of Criminal Justice, 8(2): 207-215. doi:10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2010.02.002.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Sim, H. & Tan, R. (2010). The pay challenge: The case of social workers in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 20(2).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Shen, X.Y., Ho, K.W. (2009) Intergenerational earnings mobility in Singapore and the United States. Journal of Asian Economics, 20(2), 110-119. doi: 10.1016/j.asieco.2008.09.010.

    Ng, I. Y. H. (2007). Intergenerational income mobility in Singapore. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (Topics), 7(2), 1-33. doi:10.2202/1935-1682.1713. Available at: http://www.bepress.com/bejeap/vol7/iss2/art3

    Goodkind, S. Ng, I.Y.H. & Sarri, R. (2006). The impact of sexual abuse in the lives of young women involved or at risk of involvement with the juvenile justice system. Violence Against Women. 12, 456-477. doi: 10.1177/1077801206288142

    CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

    Ng, I.Y.H. (forthcoming). The political economy of intergenerational mobility: implications for Singapore's skills strategy. In Johnny Sung (ed). Skills Strategies for an Inclusive Society: the Roles of the State, the Enterprise and the Worker. Singapore: Institute for Adult Learning.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Ho, K.W. (forthcoming). Policy Responses in an Unstable Globalized Economy: Multi-Stressed Low-Earning Families in Singapore, in Jean Yeung (ed). Economic Stress and Families in asia: Research and Policy Challenges. Singapore: Springer.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011). Workfare in Singapore. In K.C. Chak & K. Ngok (Eds.), Welfare reform in East Asia: towards workfare? U.K.: Routledge.

    Ngiam, T.L. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2011). Contemporary welfare policies and social well-being. In K.K. Mehta & A. Wee (Eds.), Social Work in the Singapore Context (2nd ed.) Singapore: Pearson.

    BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS AUTHORED

    Ng, I.Y.H. (with contributions from students in the Social Work Department and National Youth council) (2012). Youth participation and Youth-led programmes in Singapore. YouthScope 2012: A Journal of Youth Research Studies in Singapore. National Youth Council, Singapore. http://www.resourceportal.nyc.sg/nycp/ShowDoc/WLP Repository/nyc/resources_fs/YouthScope_5th issue 2012

    Ho, K.C., Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W. & Hamid, N.A. (2011). Youth.sg: The State of Youth in Singapore 2010. Singapore: National Youth Council.

    SHORTER ARTICLES/COMMENTS IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Editorial. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development (Special on Social Dimension of Childhood Poverty), 22(1).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Chan, X.J. & Chay, A. (2012). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Graduates 2009-2011. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2012/02/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2009-2011.html#more

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011, February 15). Singapore's education system: growing worry of social immobility. The Straits Times.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Honours Graduates 2008-2010. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2011/06/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2008-2010.html.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010, September 23) Can we fix inequality? Salt: Fostering the non-profit community. Available at: http://www.salt.org.sg/articles_list/detail/4c9aee09-99f4-4291-bfe6-0cc07c3410df.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010) What if social workers are paid more? [Commentary]. Administration in Social Work, 34(4): 351-360.

    Ng, I. Y. H., & Rothwell, D. (2009). A rising tide lifts no sunken boat. Social Space, 2, 92-98. Available at: http://www.lcsi.smu.edu.sg/downloads/SocialSpace2009-IreneNg&DavidRothwell.pdf

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., & Ho, K.C. (2009) Family environment, class, and youth social participation. YouthSCOPE, 3, 78-90.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2006). Intergenerational income mobility of young Singaporeans. YouthSCOPE, 1, 40-57.

    Ho, K.C., Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W. & Hamid, N.A. (2011). Youth.sg: The State of Youth in Singapore 2010. Singapore: National Youth Council.

    SHORTER ARTICLES/COMMENTS IN JOURNAL

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2012). Editorial. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development (Special on Social Dimension of Childhood Poverty), 22(1).

    Ng, I.Y.H., Chan, X.J. & Chay, A. (2012). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Graduates 2009-2011. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2012/02/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2009-2011.html#more

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2011, February 15). Singapore's education system: growing worry of social immobility. The Straits Times.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Jobs and salaries of Social Work Honours Graduates 2008-2010. Social Dimension Online: the Online Blog Magazine for Singapore Social Work. Singapore Association of Social Workers. Available at: http://www.social-dimension.com/2011/06/jobs-and-salaries-of-social-work-honours-graduates-2008-2010.html.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010, September 23) Can we fix inequality? Salt: Fostering the non-profit community. Available at: http://www.salt.org.sg/articles_list/detail/4c9aee09-99f4-4291-bfe6-0cc07c3410df.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2010) What if social workers are paid more? [Commentary]. Administration in Social Work, 34(4): 351-360.

    Ng, I. Y. H., & Rothwell, D. (2009). A rising tide lifts no sunken boat. Social Space, 2, 92-98. Available at: http://www.lcsi.smu.edu.sg/downloads/SocialSpace2009-IreneNg&DavidRothwell.pdf

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., & Ho, K.C. (2009) Family environment, class, and youth social participation. YouthSCOPE, 3, 78-90.

    Ng, I.Y.H. (2006). Intergenerational income mobility of young Singaporeans. YouthSCOPE, 1, 40-57.

    SHORTERUNPUBLISHED REPORTS

    Ng, I.Y.H. et al. (forthcoming). Social Infrastructure Development. Study Group Report for Population Outcomes: Singapore 2050 (Policy Road-Maps for Singapore's Future Population). Singapore: Institute of Policy Studies, National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Mathews, M. & Tharmalingam, N. (2013). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support Programme: Third Annual Report: January to December 2012. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Ministry of Social and Family Development. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Ho, K.W., Mathews, M. & Tharmalingam, N. (2012). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support Programme: Research Report 2012 - Economic and Non-economic Well-being of Work Support Self-Reliance Recipients at the Beginning and End of Programme Participation. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Social and Family Development. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2012). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: Second Annual Report: January to December 2011. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2011). Funding and remuneration in social services. National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2011). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: First Annual Report: June 2009 to December 2010. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Tan, L. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Proposal for the Chinese Development Assistance Council Project RAISE evaluation. Unpublished report submitted to the Chinese Development Assistance Council. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Sim, H. & Ng, I.Y.H. (2010). Report of SASW survey of social workers. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T. L., Ho, K.W., Tharmalingam, N. (2010). Longitudinal study of families placed on longer term assistance under the Work Support programme: Phase one report. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H. & Sim, H. (2009). Report on jobs and wages of social work graduates of 2008/09. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Tan, R., & Ng, K.H. (2008). Report on survey of social workers in March 2008. Report submitted to the Singapore Association of Social Workers. Singapore: National University of Singapore. Available at: http://www.bing.com/search q=Report+of+SASW+survey+of+social+workers FORM=LEMBLB PC=MALC MKT=en-sg.

    Ng, I.Y.H., Lee, A., Ngiam, T.L., Chiam, A.L. (2007, Feb 5). Work Support replication survey: Report of findings. Unpublished report submitted to the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. Singapore: National University of Singapore.

    EDITORIAL WORK ON JOURNALS

    Executive Editor, Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development
  1. o Dr Alex Lee
    • Aging issues among Asian Americans
    • Social support/network measurements for older persons
    • Aging in Singapore
    • Client-social worker interaction
  2. o Dr Corinne Ghoh
    • Family and Child Protection & Welfare
    • Juvenile Delinquency
    • Aging Issues
    • Family Violence and Elder Abuse
    • Human Service Management
    • Social Welfare Policy and Implementation
    • Community Development
  3. o Dr Ngiam Tee Liang
    • Computerisation in social work
    • Community-based social interventions
    • Family life education
    • Management of social service organizations
    • Perceptions and uses of the Central Provident Fund
    • Programme planning and evaluation
    • Social planning and policies in Singapore
    • Social support systems in public housing
    • Youth trends and issues
  4. o Dr S Vasoo

    Teaching Areas:

    • Community Development
    • Management of Human Services
    • Dynamics of Interpersonal Effectiveness
    • Social Work in Health Care Setting

    Current Research Projects:

    • Community Development
    • Aging
    • Social and Volunteer Participation and Social Policies
    • Social Impact of Retrenchment
    • Corporate Philanthropy

    Publications

    BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS AUTHORED

    Vasoo, S and Tan Ngoh Tiong eds.(2006). Challlenge of Social Care in Asia. Singapore. Marshall Cavendish.

    CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

    Vasoo, S. (2002). New Directions of Community Development in Singapore. In Tan N. T. and K. Mehta, Extending Frontiers: Social Issues and Social Work in Singapore, 20-36. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press.

    Lee, James and Vasoo, S. (2008). Singapore: Social Investment, the State and Social Security. In James Midgley and Kwong-leung Tang (eds). Social Security, the Economy and Development. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan Press, 269-286.

    Vasoo, S. (2012). Straddling Teaching and Field Practice: Facing The Challenges in Ebb and Flow: 60 Years of Social Work Education in Singapore (ed). Sudha Nair, Dept of Social Work. National University of Singapore.

    ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

    Vasoo, S. and James Lee.(2001). International Journal of Social Welfare ,Special Issue on Developmental Social Welfare. 10(4)

    OW Rosaleen and Vasoo, S.(2002). Journal of Youth Studies. 5(1)

    Vasoo, S. and James Lee (2004). Promoting Social Development Through Central Provident and Housing. Social Development Conference. Shandong University.

    Vasoo, S. and Lee, James. (2006).Promoting Social Development Through Central Provident Fund and Public Housing Schemes in Singapore. Social Development Issues. 28(2).

    Vasoo, S. and Lee, James. (2006). Promoting Social Development Through Central Provident and Housing. Social Development .Proceedings on Asset Building and Social Development (in Chinese). Shandong University.

    Wee, XM Elijah and Vasoo, S. (2006) .Enhancing Volunteer Retention in Community Development in Singapore. Social Development Issues 28 (1)

    Jia, Hong-bo and Vasoo, S. (2012). Examining the Public Housing Program in Singapore from an Asset Building Perspective (in Chinese,) Journal of South East Asian Studies.

  1. o Dr Alicia Pon

    Teaching Areas

    • Bereavement
    • Children and Adolescent
    • Complex Trauma
    • Creative Arts, Play and Sandtray Therapy
    • Death and Dyinge
    • Grief and Loss
    • Somatic Work

    Current Research Projects

    • Somatic Experiencing®
    • Play Therapy
    • End of Life

    Publications

    ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

    Ho, R.T.H., Lai A.H.Y., Lo, P.H.Y., Nan, J.K.M., & Pon, A.K.L. (2016). A strength-based?arts and play support program for young survivors in post-quake China: Effects on self-efficacy, peer support, and anxiety. Journal of Early Adolescence 1-20, p.1-20.

    Pon, A.K.L. (2010). My wonderful life: A board game for patients with advanced cancer. Illness, Crisis and Loss 18(2), 147-161.

    Ho, A. H. Y., Chan C. L. W., Chow, A. M. Y., Pon, A. K. L., & Ng, S. M. (2010). Psychometric properties of the Chinese Version (C-DAP-R) of the Death Attitude Profile Revised. Illness, Crisis & Loss, 18(2), 95-110.

    BOOK

    Siu, A. & Pon, A.K.L. (eds.) (Forthcoming). Play therapy in Asia. Chinese University Press.

  2. o Dr Choo Hyekyung

    Teaching Areas:

    • SW3206 Gender Issues in Social Work Practice
    • SW3217 Mental Health and Illness
    • SW4103 Advanced Research and Evaluation
    • SW4213 Social Networks and Social Support
    • SWD5103 Contemporary Social Work Practice
    • SWD5120 Social Work Practicum Seminar

    Current Research Projects:

    Mohanty, J., & Choo, H. The Acculturation experiences of immigrants in Singapore (under review by Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies)

    Choo, H., Gentile, D. A., Chng, S. E. G., & Khoo, A. Effect of peer support on pathological symptoms of Internet use among children and adolescents.

    Choo, H., Chng, S. E. G., Fung, D., & Khoo, A. Moderating effect of peer support on depression among cyber victims.

    Sim, T., Choo, H., Khoo, A., Yeong, A., & Lam, W. M. What to do? Engaging adolescents who play games excessively.

    Yow, T. T. S., & Choo, H. How do the appraisal and coping of marital infidelity affect the mental health among clients of social service agencies in Singapore?

    Publications:

    JOURNALS

    Green C. S., Eichenbaum, A., Kattner, F., Bradford, D., Gentile, D. A., Choo, H., Chen, V., Khoo, A. (2015). The role of game genres and the development of internet gaming disorder in school-aged children. Journal of Addictive Behaviors, Therapy and Rehabilitation, 4 (3), doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2324-9005.1000141.

    Liau, A. K. F., Choo, H., Li, D., Gentile, D. A., Sim, T., & Khoo (in press), A. Pathological video-game use among youth: A prospective study examining dual growth trajectory models. Addiction Research & Theory, 23, 301-308.

    Choo, H., Sim, T., Liau, A. K. F., Gentile, D. A., & Khoo, A. (2014). Parental influences on pathological symptoms of video-gaming among children and adolescents: A prospective study. Journal of Child and Family Studies, Available Online (doi: 10.1007/s10826-014-9949-9)

    Lee, C. H., Choo, H., Tai, B. C.., Chan, M. Y., Phua, Q. H., Low, T. T., Richards, A. M., Tan, H. C., Ow, R., & Yeo, T. C. (2013). "Immigrant status and disparities in health care delivery in myocardial infarction". International Journal of Cardiology, 166 (3), 696-701.

    Choo, H. and D. Shek (2013). Quality of Parent-Child Relationship, Family Conflict, Peer Pressure, and Drinking Behaviors of Adolescents in an Asian Context: The Case of Singapore. Social Indicators Research. 110, 1141-1157.

    Li, D., Choo, H., Khoo, A., & Liau, A. (2012). Effects of digital game play among young Singaporean gamers: A two-wave longitudinal study. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research.

    Choo, H. (2012). "Stress Process of Illicit Drug Use among U. S. Immigrants' Adolescent Children: A Longitudinal Study". Journal of Community Psychology, 40(3), 358-371.

    Liau, A., Neo, E. C., Gentile, D. A., Choo, H., Sim, T., Li, D. & Khoo, A. (2011). "Impulsivity, self-regulation, and pathological video-gaming: Testing a moderated mediation model". Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, Available online (doi:10.1177/1010539511429369).

    Gentile, A. D., Choo, H., Liau, A., Sim, T., Li, D., Fung, D., & Khoo, A. (2011) "Pathological video-gaming among Singaporean youth: A two year longitudinal study". Pediatrics, 127(2), 319-329.

    Ang, R., Choo, H., & Ow, R. (2011). "Poor hemodialysis outcome: Identifying social risk factors in elderly and non-elderly patients in Singapore" Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21 (1), 71-88.

    Choo, H., & Sim, T (2010)."Health risk behaviors of foreign-born adolescents in Singapore: Exploration of risk factors in an Asian context". British Journal Of Social Work, 40 (7), 2203-2222.

    Choo, H., Gentile, D.A., Sim, T., Li, D., Khoo, A., & Liu, A. (2010). "Pathological video-gaming among Singaporean youth". Annals Academy Of Medicine, Singapore, 39 (11), 822-829. [Received Silver Award for Best Publications of the Journal in 2010, April 2011].

    Choo, H. (2008). "Parent-child relationships and drug use among foreign-born adolescents in Singapore immigrant families: Implications for parenting strategies" Journal of Youth Studies - the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, 11 (2), 85-96.

    EDITORIAL WORK AND CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

    Chong, W. H., Choo, H., Goh, E., Wee, P. Y. Y., Goh, W., & Chay, O. M. (2015). Preventive child healthcare in Singapore: A parents' well-being perspective. Annals Academy Of Medicine, Singapore, 44, 550-553.

    Choo, H., & Chong, E. J. (in press) Intervention: Treatment models for Internet and Gaming addiction. Chapter 8, Internet Addiction, Marshal Cavendish.

    Khoo, A. C., Chen, V., & Choo, H. (in press). Effects of digital gaming among children and adolescents in Singapore: A summary of research findings. In New Media and Learning in the 21st Century: A socio-cultural perspective, Springer.

    EDITORIAL AND SHORTER ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

    Chong, W. H., Choo, H., Goh, E., Wee, P. Y. Y., Goh, W., & Chay, O. M. (2015). Preventive child healthcare in Singapore: A parents' well-being perspective. Annals Academy Of Medicine, Singapore, 44, 550-553.

    Khoo, C. E. A., Sim, T., Chen, V., Choo, H. et al. (2008) "Effect of digital gaming on children and teenagers in Singapore: First year report". Singapore Ministry of Education.

    Choo, H., Ong, T. H., & Sim, T. (2007). "Needs assessment of aftercare services for ex-offenders and their families" Singapore Prison Service, Singapore.

    Choo, H. (2014). Mixed method approach in Asian migration research. Journal of Population Research, Available Online (doi :10.1007/s12546-014-9131-7).

    PUBLISHED REPORTS

    Khoo, C. E. A., Sim, T., Chen, V., Choo, H. et al. (2008) "Effect of digital gaming on children and teenagers in Singapore: First year report". Singapore Ministry of Education.

    Choo, H., Ong, T. H., & Sim, T. (2007). "Needs assessment of aftercare services for ex-offenders and their families" Singapore Prison Service, Singapore.
  3. o Dr Esther Goh

    Research Interests:

    • Bilateral parent-child dynamics
    • Children as agentic beings in cultural contexts
    • Cross-cultural childrearing: China, Singapore
    • Intergenerational dynamics within families
    • Impact of problem gambling on family and intergenerational dynamics
    • Social Work practice-based evidence research
    • Religion as social support for immigrants in Singapore

    Single Author Book:

    Goh, E. C. L. (2011). China's one child policy and multiple caregiving - Raising little suns in Xiamen. London: Routledge.

    Publications - Peer Reviewed Academic Journals

    Goh, E.C.L. (in press). "Agency in Vulnerable Families: Reply to PJ Miller". Social Work.

    Goh, E.C.L., Ng, V., Yeoh, B. (2016). The Family Exclusion Order as a harm-minimisation measure for casino gambling: The case of Singapore. International Gambling Studies, 1-18.

    Goh, E.C.L., Tsang, B., Chokkanathan, S. (2016).Intergenerational Reciprocity Reconsidered: The Honour and Burden of Grandparenting in Urban China, Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacifi. Issue 39 [PDF].

    Goh, E.C.L. (in press). VWO doing ground-up research: A practitioner-initiated-academic-facilitated collaboration model. IPS Exchange Series.

    Low, Suzanne S. H., and Goh, Esther C. L. (2015). Granny as nanny - Positive outcomes for grandparents providing childcare for dual-income families. Fact or Myth? Journal of Intergenerational Relationships. 13, 302-319.

    Praimkumar, S., & Goh, E.C.L. (2015). Understanding the impact of the mother-child relationship on sex workers' decision to enter and leave the streets - Lessons for social work practice. Journal of Social Work Practice.30, 43-58

    Chong, W. H., Choo, H, Goh, E. C. L., Wee, P., Goh, W., & Chay, O. M. (2015). Preventive child healthcare in Singapore: A parents' well-being perspective. Annals Academy of Medicine, 44, 12, 550-553.

    Goh, E.C.L. (2015). Vulnerable families as active agents of their own change process. Social Work. 60, 145-154.

    Wong, H. M., & Goh, E. C. L. (2014). Dynamics of ADHD in familial contexts: Perspectives from children and parents and implications for practitioners. Social Work in Health Care. 53(7), 601-616.

    Chee, L.P., Goh, E.C.L. & Kucyznksi, L. (2014). "Oversized loads - Children parentification in low-income families and the underlying parent-child dynamics". Families in Society. 95, 204-212.

    Chan, G. W. L., & Goh, E. C. L. (2014). 'My parents told us that they will always treat my brother differently because he is autistic' - Are siblings of autistic children the forgotten ones? Journal of Social Work Practice. 28, 155-171.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Kuczynski, L. (2014). 'She is too young for these chores' - Is housework taking a back seat in urban Chinese childhood? Children & Society. 28, 280-291. DOI:10.1111/j.1099-0860.2012.00470.x.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2013). "You must finish your dinner" Meal time dynamics between grandparents, parents and grandchildren in urban China. British Food Journal, 115(3), 365-376.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Hsu, C.-Y. S. (2013). Bilateral parent-child interactions in school-age children's tooth-brushing behaviors. Pediatric Dentistry. 35(1), 414-420.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2012). Integrating mindfulness and reflection in the teaching and learning of listening skills for undergraduate social work students in Singapore. Social Work Education, 31(5), 587-604.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Goransson, K. (2011). Doing ethnographic research in Chinese families - Reflections on methodological concerns from two Asian cities. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 10(3), 265-281.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Kuczynski, L. (2010). 'Only children' and their coalition of parents: considering grandparents and parents as joint caregivers in urban Xiamen, China. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 13(4), 221-231.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2009) 'Grandparents as childcare providers: An in-depth analysis of the case of Xiamen, China', Journal of Aging Studies, 23, 60-68.

    Goh, E. C. L., & Kuczynski, L. (2009). Agency and power of single children in multi-generational families in urban Xiamen, China. Culture and Psychology, 15(4), 506-534.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2006) Raising the single child in urban China - An intergenerational joint mission between parents and grandparents, Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 4, 7-28.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2006) Raising the single child in urban China - An intergenerational joint mission between parents and grandparents, Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 4, 7-28.

    Book Chapters:

    Goh, E. C. L. & Tan, C (in press). 'The brother I have never known - New immigrants meeting old timer immigrants in Church' in Farhadin edited 'Popular spiritual movement in South East Asia', Singapore, Armour Publishing

    Goh, E. C. L. & Ow, R. (2011). 'Not so equal childhood', in A. Wee & K. Metha edited 'Social Work in Context', Singapore, Pearsons.

    Goh, E. C. L. (2002). Integrating Spirituality in Counselling, in Hedges and Edges, Singapore, Care Corner

    Book Reviews:

    Goh, E C L (2009) Listening to children, British Journal of Social Work, Vol 39(2), pp. 386-388.

    Goh, E C L (2009) Review: Kristin Luker - Salsa dancing into social science. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008. International Sociology, 24(5), 750-752.

    Other publication:

    Goh, E. C.L. (2010). Using the "Daily Bad Habit Tracking Exercise" to Reduce Barriers to Listening. CDTL Brief, Vol 13 (2), pp. 12-14.

  4. o Dr Rosaleen Ow
    • Cross-culture studies especially of models and concepts in local social work practice e.g. interpersonal communications, parenting and child development


    Article in Journal

    Ow, R S O, "Elderly Health". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 3 - 5. (Singapore). (Editorial for the Special Issue on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).

    Ow, R S O, "Poor Hemodialysis Outcome: Identifying Social Risk Factors in Elderly and Non-Elderly Patients in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 71 - 88. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore jointly oraganized by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Do Caregiver Beliefs Matter? An Exploratory Study of Palliative Caregiving Decisions in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 54 - 70. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Development of a Research Proposal to Explore Needs and Service Utilization among the Conjugally Bereaved in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 6 - 17. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Negotiating Challenges: Social Development in Asia". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 20, no. 1 (2010): 82 - 94. (Singapore).

    Khng*, J.N.K. and R S O Ow, "Getting Out: Factors that Influenced Abused Wives' decisions to leave their Abusive Spousal Relationships in Singapore". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 90, no. 2 (2009): 153-161. (United States). (Published with Social Work student from Honours Thesis.).

    WOO, I.M.H. and R S O Ow, "Hope among terminally ill patients in Singapore: An exploratory study". Social Work in Health Care, 45 (3) (2007): 85-106. (United States).

    Ng*, K.H. and R S O Ow*, "Meeting healthcare costs: the case of childhood cancer in Singapore". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE, 14 (2005): 33-43. (United Kingdom).

    Ow*, R S O, N T Tan and S Goh, "Diverse Perceptions of Social Support: Asian Mothers of Children with Intellectual Disabilty". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 85, no. 2 (April-June 2004 2004): 214-220. (United States).

    Ow, R S O, "Burden of Care and Childhood Cancer: Experiences of Parents in an Asian Context". HEALTH & SOCIAL WORK, 28, no. 3 (August 2003 2003): 232240. (United States).

    Editorial Work on Book

    Ow, R S O, eds., Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 21, no. 1 (Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).(Singapore), 2011.

    Chapter in Book

    Ow, R S O, "Needs and Issues of Persons with Disabilities". In Social work in the Singapore Context, 2 ed., ed. Kalyani K. Mehta & Ann Wee. Singapore: Pearson, 2011. 30 pp. 241 - 270.

    Ow, R S O, "On the Move, Social Work Education: The Singapore Journey". In Social Work Education in Countries of the East: Issues and Challenges, Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment, ed. Selwyn Stanley. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York., 2011. 23 pp. (Hardcover edition). 465 - 486.

    Ow, R S O, "Singapore: Practice and Challenges". In Third Party Assisted Conception Across Cultures: Social, Legal and Ethical Perspectives, ed. Eric Blyth & Ruth Landau, 189-206. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004.

    Lai*, A.E and R S O Ow*, "Cross-cultural issues in social service delivery by Family Service Centres". In Beyond Rituals and Riots: Ethnic Pluralism and Social Cohesion in Singapore, ed. Lai Ah Eng, 258-288. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2004.
  1. o Dr Alex Lee
    • Aging issues among Asian Americans
    • Social support/network measurements for older persons
    • Aging in Singapore
    • Client-social worker interaction
  1. o Dr Ngiam Tee Liang
    • Computerisation in social work
    • Community-based social interventions
    • Family life education
    • Management of social service organizations
    • Perceptions and uses of the Central Provident Fund
    • Programme planning and evaluation
    • Social planning and policies in Singapore
    • Social support systems in public housing
    • Youth trends and issues
  2. o Dr S Vasoo

    Teaching Areas:

    • Community Development
    • Management of Human Services
    • Dynamics of Interpersonal Effectiveness
    • Social Work in Health Care Setting

    Current Research Projects:

    • Community Development
    • Aging
    • Social and Volunteer Participation and Social Policies
    • Social Impact of Retrenchment
    • Corporate Philanthropy

    Publications

    BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS AUTHORED

    Vasoo, S and Tan Ngoh Tiong eds.(2006). Challlenge of Social Care in Asia. Singapore. Marshall Cavendish.

    CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

    Vasoo, S. (2002). New Directions of Community Development in Singapore. In Tan N. T. and K. Mehta, Extending Frontiers: Social Issues and Social Work in Singapore, 20-36. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press.

    Lee, James and Vasoo, S. (2008). Singapore: Social Investment, the State and Social Security. In James Midgley and Kwong-leung Tang (eds). Social Security, the Economy and Development. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan Press, 269-286.

    Vasoo, S. (2012). Straddling Teaching and Field Practice: Facing The Challenges in Ebb and Flow: 60 Years of Social Work Education in Singapore (ed). Sudha Nair, Dept of Social Work. National University of Singapore.

    ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

    Vasoo, S. and James Lee.(2001). International Journal of Social Welfare ,Special Issue on Developmental Social Welfare. 10(4)

    OW Rosaleen and Vasoo, S.(2002). Journal of Youth Studies. 5(1)

    Vasoo, S. and James Lee (2004). Promoting Social Development Through Central Provident and Housing. Social Development Conference. Shandong University.

    Vasoo, S. and Lee, James. (2006).Promoting Social Development Through Central Provident Fund and Public Housing Schemes in Singapore. Social Development Issues. 28(2).

    Vasoo, S. and Lee, James. (2006). Promoting Social Development Through Central Provident and Housing. Social Development .Proceedings on Asset Building and Social Development (in Chinese). Shandong University.

    Wee, XM Elijah and Vasoo, S. (2006) .Enhancing Volunteer Retention in Community Development in Singapore. Social Development Issues 28 (1)

    Jia, Hong-bo and Vasoo, S. (2012). Examining the Public Housing Program in Singapore from an Asset Building Perspective (in Chinese,) Journal of South East Asian Studies.

  1. o Dr Peace Wong
    • Children & Youth Issues
    • Youth-at-risk & Juvenile Delinquents
    • School Social Work
    • Supervision & Support for Social Workers


    Jacqueline Au-Yong & Peace Koh-Wong. (2007). An Exploratory Study on Stress and Coping Strategies Amongst Secondary School Students. YouthScope, Issue 2, 107-116. Singapore: National Youth Council.

    Wong Yuh Ju (2007). "Identity Crisis" in Apart or A Part: The Social Worker's Journey Multiple Journeys. Singapore: Students Care Service.

    Jacqueline Au-Yong & Peace Wong Yuh Ju. (2006). An Exploratory Study on Stress and Coping Strategies of Secondary One and Two Students. Singapore: Students Care Service.

    Wong Yuh Ju. (2004). Risk & Coping: A Follow-up Study on Youths under the Guidance Programme. Thesis for submission for M. Soc. Sc (Social Work). Department of Social Work & Psychology, National University of Singapore.

    Wong Yuh Ju (2001). "The Social Worker-Teacher Relationship" in Systemic Practice in School Social Work. Singapore: Students Care Service.

    Koh Esther & Wong Yuh Ju Peace (2000). The Juvenile Shoplifting Phenomenon. Singapore: Students Care Service.

    Wong Yuh Ju (1996). Understanding Chinese At-risk Boys. Thesis for submission for B. Soc. Sc (Social Work), Department of Social Work & Psychology, National University of Singapore.
  1. o Dr Alicia Pon

    Teaching Areas

    • Bereavement
    • Children and Adolescent
    • Complex Trauma
    • Creative Arts, Play and Sandtray Therapy
    • Death and Dyinge
    • Grief and Loss
    • Somatic Work

    Current Research Projects

    • Somatic Experiencing®
    • Play Therapy
    • End of Life

    Publications

    ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

    Ho, R.T.H., Lai A.H.Y., Lo, P.H.Y., Nan, J.K.M., & Pon, A.K.L. (2016). A strength-based?arts and play support program for young survivors in post-quake China: Effects on self-efficacy, peer support, and anxiety. Journal of Early Adolescence 1-20, p.1-20.

    Pon, A.K.L. (2010). My wonderful life: A board game for patients with advanced cancer. Illness, Crisis and Loss 18(2), 147-161.

    Ho, A. H. Y., Chan C. L. W., Chow, A. M. Y., Pon, A. K. L., & Ng, S. M. (2010). Psychometric properties of the Chinese Version (C-DAP-R) of the Death Attitude Profile Revised. Illness, Crisis & Loss, 18(2), 95-110.

    BOOK

    Siu, A. & Pon, A.K.L. (eds.) (Forthcoming). Play therapy in Asia. Chinese University Press.

  2. o Dr Lee Geok Ling

    Areas of Research Interest

    • Death, dying and Bereavement
    • Loss and grief
    • Palliative care and end-of-life care
    • Infertility related issues
    • Health and Social Work
    • Meaning making as a research method

    Current Research Projects

    • Development and validation of a quality of life scale in English and Chinese for family caregivers of patients with advanced cancers in Singapore.
    • An exploratory study on the experience of care of older persons transiting from acute to post-acute care services in Singapore
    • Understanding the lived experience of patients receiving palliative care service: A prospective exploratory study
    • The experiences of advance care planning conversations of medical social workers from an acute hospital in Singapore

    Publications

    Peer-reviewed Journals

    Lee, G.L., Teo, I., Kanesvaran, R. (in press). The complexities of doctor-patient-family communication in an Asian oncology setting: Concordance and discordance among patient preferences, family preferences, perceived and actual communication. Health Communication. Article first published online on Nov 30 2016, DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2016.1239303.

    Lee, G.L., Pang, G.S.Y., Akhileswaran, R., Ow, M.Y.L., Fan, G.K.T., Wong, C.F., Wee, H.L., and Cheung, Y.B. (2016). Understanding domains of health-related quality-of-life concerns of Singapore Chinese patients with advanced cancer: A qualitative analysis. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(3): 1107-1118. Article first published online on Aug 13 2015, DOI 10.1007/s00520-015-28863.

    Lee, G. L., Fan, G. K. T., Chan, S. W. C. (2015). Validation of Chinese and English versions of the Holistic Well-being Scale in patients with cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 23(12): 3563-3571. Article first published online on Apr 17 2015, DOI 10.1007/s00520-015-2736-3.

    Lee, G.L., Ow, M.Y.L., Akhileswaran, R., Pang, G.S.Y., Fan, G.K.T., Goh, B.H.H., Wong, C.F., Cheung, Y.B., and Wee, H.L. (2014). Quality of life domains important and relevant to family caregivers of advanced cancer patients in an Asian population - a qualitative study. Quality of Life Research. Article first published online on Oct 17 2014; doi: 10.1007/s11136-014-0832-3.

    Blyth, E.D., Yee, S., Lee, G.L. (2013). Commentary: Freezing the biological clock: A viable fertility preservation option for young Singaporean women? Annals: The Academy of Medicine Singapore, 42(9), 472-477.

    Blyth, E.D., & Lee, G. L. (2013). Commentary: Can Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Impact Singapore's Low Fertility Rate? Asian Population Studies, 9(3), 241-243. Article first published online on Oct 10 2013 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17441730.2013.836395.

    Lee, G.L., Ow, R., Akhileswaran, R., Goh C.R. (2013). Exploring the experience of dignified palliative care in patients with advanced cancer and families: A feasibility study in Singapore. Progress in Palliative Care, 21(3), 131-139. Article first published online on Oct 15 2012, DOI: 10.1179/1743291X12Y.0000000041

    Lee, G.L., Woo, I.M.H., Goh, C. (2013). Understanding the concept of a 'good death' among bereaved family caregivers of cancer patients in Singapore. Palliative and Supportive Care, 11(1), 37-46. Article first published online on Mar 01 2012; doi:10.1017/S1478951511000691.

    Lee, G.L., Blyth, E.D., Chan, C.L.W. (2012). Understanding the patterns of adjustment to infertility of IVF users using narrative and autobiographical timeline Asia Pacific Journal of Reproduction, 1(2), 125-134. Article first published online on Sept 14, 2012., DOI:

    Hui Choi, W.H., Lee, G.L., Chan, C.H.Y., Cheung, R.Y.H., Chan, C.L.W. (2012). The relationships of social support, uncertainty, self-efficacy and commitment to prenatal psychosocial adaptation. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(12), 2633-2645. Article first published online on 23 Feb 2012. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.05962.x

    Lee, G.L., Neimeyer, R.A., Chan, C.L.W. (2012). The meaning of childbearing among IVF service users assessed via laddering technique. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 25(4): 302-324.

    Chan, C.H.Y., Chan, C.L.W., Ng, E.H.Y., Ho, P.C., Chan, T.H.Y., Lee, G.L., Hui, W.H.C. (2011). Incorporating spirituality in psychosocial group intervention for women undergoing in vitro fertilization: A prospective randomized controlled study. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 85(4): 356-373. Article first published online on Sep 30 2011; doi:10.1111/j.2044-8341.2011.02040.x

    Lee, G.L., Hui Choi, W.H., Chan, C.H.Y. Chan, C.L.W., and Ng, E.H.Y. (2009). Life after unsuccessful IVF treatment in an assisted reproduction unit: A qualitative analysis of gains through loss among Chinese persons in Hong Kong. Human Reproduction, 24(8), 1920-1929. Advanced Access publication on Apr `6, 2009; doi:10.1093/humrep/dep091.

    Book Chapter

    Lee, G.L., Chan, C.H.Y., Hui Choi, W.H., & Chan, C.L.W. (2009). Chinese traditional belief systems, livelihood and fertility in E. Blyth and R. Landau (Eds.) Faith and Fertility. UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

    Conference Proceedings

    Uy, EJ, Xiao, Y, Yeo, PT, Xin, X, Pua, Y, Lee, GL, Kwan, YH, Vaingankar, JA, Subramaniam, M, Chan, MF, Kumar, N, Bautista, D, Ow, MY, Lim, PA, Choo, BE, Leung, YY, Chan, A, Sung, SC, Kwek, TC, Cheung, YB, Thumboo, J. (2016). Developing item pools for physical functioning, social relationships, and positive mindset to measure health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in the Singapore population. Value in Health, 19(7):A829. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2016.08.599.
  1. o Dr Alicia Pon

    Teaching Areas

    • Bereavement
    • Children and Adolescent
    • Complex Trauma
    • Creative Arts, Play and Sandtray Therapy
    • Death and Dyinge
    • Grief and Loss
    • Somatic Work

    Current Research Projects

    • Somatic Experiencing®
    • Play Therapy
    • End of Life

    Publications

    ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

    Ho, R.T.H., Lai A.H.Y., Lo, P.H.Y., Nan, J.K.M., & Pon, A.K.L. (2016). A strength-based?arts and play support program for young survivors in post-quake China: Effects on self-efficacy, peer support, and anxiety. Journal of Early Adolescence 1-20, p.1-20.

    Pon, A.K.L. (2010). My wonderful life: A board game for patients with advanced cancer. Illness, Crisis and Loss 18(2), 147-161.

    Ho, A. H. Y., Chan C. L. W., Chow, A. M. Y., Pon, A. K. L., & Ng, S. M. (2010). Psychometric properties of the Chinese Version (C-DAP-R) of the Death Attitude Profile Revised. Illness, Crisis & Loss, 18(2), 95-110.

    BOOK

    Siu, A. & Pon, A.K.L. (eds.) (Forthcoming). Play therapy in Asia. Chinese University Press.

  2. o Dr Lee Geok Ling

    Areas of Research Interest

    • Death, dying and Bereavement
    • Loss and grief
    • Palliative care and end-of-life care
    • Infertility related issues
    • Health and Social Work
    • Meaning making as a research method

    Current Research Projects

    • Development and validation of a quality of life scale in English and Chinese for family caregivers of patients with advanced cancers in Singapore.
    • An exploratory study on the experience of care of older persons transiting from acute to post-acute care services in Singapore
    • Understanding the lived experience of patients receiving palliative care service: A prospective exploratory study
    • The experiences of advance care planning conversations of medical social workers from an acute hospital in Singapore

    Publications

    Peer-reviewed Journals

    Lee, G.L., Teo, I., Kanesvaran, R. (in press). The complexities of doctor-patient-family communication in an Asian oncology setting: Concordance and discordance among patient preferences, family preferences, perceived and actual communication. Health Communication. Article first published online on Nov 30 2016, DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2016.1239303.

    Lee, G.L., Pang, G.S.Y., Akhileswaran, R., Ow, M.Y.L., Fan, G.K.T., Wong, C.F., Wee, H.L., and Cheung, Y.B. (2016). Understanding domains of health-related quality-of-life concerns of Singapore Chinese patients with advanced cancer: A qualitative analysis. Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(3): 1107-1118. Article first published online on Aug 13 2015, DOI 10.1007/s00520-015-28863.

    Lee, G. L., Fan, G. K. T., Chan, S. W. C. (2015). Validation of Chinese and English versions of the Holistic Well-being Scale in patients with cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer, 23(12): 3563-3571. Article first published online on Apr 17 2015, DOI 10.1007/s00520-015-2736-3.

    Lee, G.L., Ow, M.Y.L., Akhileswaran, R., Pang, G.S.Y., Fan, G.K.T., Goh, B.H.H., Wong, C.F., Cheung, Y.B., and Wee, H.L. (2014). Quality of life domains important and relevant to family caregivers of advanced cancer patients in an Asian population - a qualitative study. Quality of Life Research. Article first published online on Oct 17 2014; doi: 10.1007/s11136-014-0832-3.

    Blyth, E.D., Yee, S., Lee, G.L. (2013). Commentary: Freezing the biological clock: A viable fertility preservation option for young Singaporean women? Annals: The Academy of Medicine Singapore, 42(9), 472-477.

    Blyth, E.D., & Lee, G. L. (2013). Commentary: Can Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Impact Singapore's Low Fertility Rate? Asian Population Studies, 9(3), 241-243. Article first published online on Oct 10 2013 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17441730.2013.836395.

    Lee, G.L., Ow, R., Akhileswaran, R., Goh C.R. (2013). Exploring the experience of dignified palliative care in patients with advanced cancer and families: A feasibility study in Singapore. Progress in Palliative Care, 21(3), 131-139. Article first published online on Oct 15 2012, DOI: 10.1179/1743291X12Y.0000000041

    Lee, G.L., Woo, I.M.H., Goh, C. (2013). Understanding the concept of a 'good death' among bereaved family caregivers of cancer patients in Singapore. Palliative and Supportive Care, 11(1), 37-46. Article first published online on Mar 01 2012; doi:10.1017/S1478951511000691.

    Lee, G.L., Blyth, E.D., Chan, C.L.W. (2012). Understanding the patterns of adjustment to infertility of IVF users using narrative and autobiographical timeline Asia Pacific Journal of Reproduction, 1(2), 125-134. Article first published online on Sept 14, 2012., DOI:

    Hui Choi, W.H., Lee, G.L., Chan, C.H.Y., Cheung, R.Y.H., Chan, C.L.W. (2012). The relationships of social support, uncertainty, self-efficacy and commitment to prenatal psychosocial adaptation. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(12), 2633-2645. Article first published online on 23 Feb 2012. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.05962.x

    Lee, G.L., Neimeyer, R.A., Chan, C.L.W. (2012). The meaning of childbearing among IVF service users assessed via laddering technique. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 25(4): 302-324.

    Chan, C.H.Y., Chan, C.L.W., Ng, E.H.Y., Ho, P.C., Chan, T.H.Y., Lee, G.L., Hui, W.H.C. (2011). Incorporating spirituality in psychosocial group intervention for women undergoing in vitro fertilization: A prospective randomized controlled study. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 85(4): 356-373. Article first published online on Sep 30 2011; doi:10.1111/j.2044-8341.2011.02040.x

    Lee, G.L., Hui Choi, W.H., Chan, C.H.Y. Chan, C.L.W., and Ng, E.H.Y. (2009). Life after unsuccessful IVF treatment in an assisted reproduction unit: A qualitative analysis of gains through loss among Chinese persons in Hong Kong. Human Reproduction, 24(8), 1920-1929. Advanced Access publication on Apr `6, 2009; doi:10.1093/humrep/dep091.

    Book Chapter

    Lee, G.L., Chan, C.H.Y., Hui Choi, W.H., & Chan, C.L.W. (2009). Chinese traditional belief systems, livelihood and fertility in E. Blyth and R. Landau (Eds.) Faith and Fertility. UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

    Conference Proceedings

    Uy, EJ, Xiao, Y, Yeo, PT, Xin, X, Pua, Y, Lee, GL, Kwan, YH, Vaingankar, JA, Subramaniam, M, Chan, MF, Kumar, N, Bautista, D, Ow, MY, Lim, PA, Choo, BE, Leung, YY, Chan, A, Sung, SC, Kwek, TC, Cheung, YB, Thumboo, J. (2016). Developing item pools for physical functioning, social relationships, and positive mindset to measure health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in the Singapore population. Value in Health, 19(7):A829. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2016.08.599.
  1. o Dr Rosaleen Ow
    • Cross-culture studies especially of models and concepts in local social work practice e.g. interpersonal communications, parenting and child development


    Article in Journal

    Ow, R S O, "Elderly Health". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 3 - 5. (Singapore). (Editorial for the Special Issue on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).

    Ow, R S O, "Poor Hemodialysis Outcome: Identifying Social Risk Factors in Elderly and Non-Elderly Patients in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 71 - 88. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore jointly oraganized by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Do Caregiver Beliefs Matter? An Exploratory Study of Palliative Caregiving Decisions in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 54 - 70. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Development of a Research Proposal to Explore Needs and Service Utilization among the Conjugally Bereaved in Singapore". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 21, no. 1 (Special on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore) (2011): pg. 6 - 17. (Singapore). (One of several papers presented at the 5 March 2010 Symposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore organized jointly by the Health Research Cluster, FASS, NUS and the Department of Social Work, NUS).

    Ow, R S O, "Negotiating Challenges: Social Development in Asia". Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 20, no. 1 (2010): 82 - 94. (Singapore).

    Khng*, J.N.K. and R S O Ow, "Getting Out: Factors that Influenced Abused Wives' decisions to leave their Abusive Spousal Relationships in Singapore". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 90, no. 2 (2009): 153-161. (United States). (Published with Social Work student from Honours Thesis.).

    WOO, I.M.H. and R S O Ow, "Hope among terminally ill patients in Singapore: An exploratory study". Social Work in Health Care, 45 (3) (2007): 85-106. (United States).

    Ng*, K.H. and R S O Ow*, "Meeting healthcare costs: the case of childhood cancer in Singapore". INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WELFARE, 14 (2005): 33-43. (United Kingdom).

    Ow*, R S O, N T Tan and S Goh, "Diverse Perceptions of Social Support: Asian Mothers of Children with Intellectual Disabilty". Families In Society-The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 85, no. 2 (April-June 2004 2004): 214-220. (United States).

    Ow, R S O, "Burden of Care and Childhood Cancer: Experiences of Parents in an Asian Context". HEALTH & SOCIAL WORK, 28, no. 3 (August 2003 2003): 232240. (United States).

    Editorial Work on Book

    Ow, R S O, eds., Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. 21, no. 1 (Critical Issues in Elderly Health in Singapore).(Singapore), 2011.

    Chapter in Book

    Ow, R S O, "Needs and Issues of Persons with Disabilities". In Social work in the Singapore Context, 2 ed., ed. Kalyani K. Mehta & Ann Wee. Singapore: Pearson, 2011. 30 pp. 241 - 270.

    Ow, R S O, "On the Move, Social Work Education: The Singapore Journey". In Social Work Education in Countries of the East: Issues and Challenges, Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment, ed. Selwyn Stanley. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. New York., 2011. 23 pp. (Hardcover edition). 465 - 486.

    Ow, R S O, "Singapore: Practice and Challenges". In Third Party Assisted Conception Across Cultures: Social, Legal and Ethical Perspectives, ed. Eric Blyth & Ruth Landau, 189-206. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004.

    Lai*, A.E and R S O Ow*, "Cross-cultural issues in social service delivery by Family Service Centres". In Beyond Rituals and Riots: Ethnic Pluralism and Social Cohesion in Singapore, ed. Lai Ah Eng, 258-288. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2004.
  1. o Dr Corinne Ghoh
    • Family and Child Protection & Welfare
    • Juvenile Delinquency
    • Aging Issues
    • Family Violence and Elder Abuse
    • Human Service Management
    • Social Welfare Policy and Implementation
    • Community Development
  2. o Dr Isabel Sim
  3. o Dr Ngiam Tee Liang
    • Computerisation in social work
    • Community-based social interventions
    • Family life education
    • Management of social service organizations
    • Perceptions and uses of the Central Provident Fund
    • Programme planning and evaluation
    • Social planning and policies in Singapore
    • Social support systems in public housing
    • Youth trends and issues
  4. o Dr S Vasoo

    Teaching Areas:

    • Community Development
    • Management of Human Services
    • Dynamics of Interpersonal Effectiveness
    • Social Work in Health Care Setting

    Current Research Projects:

    • Community Development
    • Aging
    • Social and Volunteer Participation and Social Policies
    • Social Impact of Retrenchment
    • Corporate Philanthropy

    Publications

    BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS AUTHORED

    Vasoo, S and Tan Ngoh Tiong eds.(2006). Challlenge of Social Care in Asia. Singapore. Marshall Cavendish.

    CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

    Vasoo, S. (2002). New Directions of Community Development in Singapore. In Tan N. T. and K. Mehta, Extending Frontiers: Social Issues and Social Work in Singapore, 20-36. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press.

    Lee, James and Vasoo, S. (2008). Singapore: Social Investment, the State and Social Security. In James Midgley and Kwong-leung Tang (eds). Social Security, the Economy and Development. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan Press, 269-286.

    Vasoo, S. (2012). Straddling Teaching and Field Practice: Facing The Challenges in Ebb and Flow: 60 Years of Social Work Education in Singapore (ed). Sudha Nair, Dept of Social Work. National University of Singapore.

    ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

    Vasoo, S. and James Lee.(2001). International Journal of Social Welfare ,Special Issue on Developmental Social Welfare. 10(4)

    OW Rosaleen and Vasoo, S.(2002). Journal of Youth Studies. 5(1)

    Vasoo, S. and James Lee (2004). Promoting Social Development Through Central Provident and Housing. Social Development Conference. Shandong University.

    Vasoo, S. and Lee, James. (2006).Promoting Social Development Through Central Provident Fund and Public Housing Schemes in Singapore. Social Development Issues. 28(2).

    Vasoo, S. and Lee, James. (2006). Promoting Social Development Through Central Provident and Housing. Social Development .Proceedings on Asset Building and Social Development (in Chinese). Shandong University.

    Wee, XM Elijah and Vasoo, S. (2006) .Enhancing Volunteer Retention in Community Development in Singapore. Social Development Issues 28 (1)

    Jia, Hong-bo and Vasoo, S. (2012). Examining the Public Housing Program in Singapore from an Asset Building Perspective (in Chinese,) Journal of South East Asian Studies.

  1. o Dr Paul Cheung

    Teaching Areas:

    • Social Policy
    • Community Analytics
    • Big Data
    • Official Statistics
    • Demography

    Current Research Projects

    Theme 1: Well-being, resilience, and vulnerabilities of populations and societies
    • 1.1 The Structure and Processes of Singapore Prison Populations;
    • 1.2 The Decumulation Process of Housing Assets,
    • 1.3 The Left-Tailed Populations

    Theme 2: Development of global information system: official statistics, geospatial information, big data
    • 2.1 Myanmar's population census and national statistical system
    • 2.2 Malaysia's national information management practices
    • 2.3 Abu Dhabi's national information management practices
    • 2.4 Oman's national information management practices
    • 2.5 Cambodia's national information management practices

    Theme 3: Measurement of development goals - MDGs, SDGs, and Well-being indicators
    • 3.1 Development of Singapore's wellbeing indicators
    • 3.2 Establishment of global development indicators system

    Theme 4: Changing manifestations of Singapore society - demography, social stratification, community behaviours
    • 4.1 Changing Demography and population ageing of Singapore
    • 4.2 Re-balancing population structure

    Theme 5: Location and social analytics
    • 5.1 Development of Community Analytics
    • 5.2 Design and development of Geo-hub in Singapore

    Publications

    Keynote Lecture, "Making Cities Smarter through Information Integration: Policy and Methodological Considerations", H-City Conference on Geographies of Health and Living in Cities, organised by the Department of Geography and Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong University, 21 June 2016, Hong Kong.

    Keynote Lecture, "Changing Global Demographics: Implications for Social Work in Health and Mental Health", 8th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, organised by the Singapore Association of Social Workers and the Department of Social Work, National University of Singapore, 19 June 2016, Singapore.

    Keynote Lecture, "Making Cities Smarter: Integrating Information for Better Policies", organised by the China National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), 29 March 2016, China.

    "Advancing Global Statistical and Geospatial Information: Contributions of the United Nations and Singapore". In Tommy Koh, Li Lin Chang, Joanna Koh (eds), Fifty Years of Singapore and the United Nations, pp.255-260, 2015. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.

    "Fertility Trends in Asia: Prospect and Implications of Very Low Fertility". In Stella R. Quah (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Families in Asia (2015), pp. 138-149. New York: Routledge.

    "Is Life Getting Better in Singapore?: Issues on Social Inequality". In Faizal Bin Yahya (ed.), Inequality in Singapore, pp. 1-11, 2015. Singapore: Institute of Policy Studies.

    "Reflections on Singapore's Demographic Future", Commentary, published by National University of Singapore Society, volume 23, 2014. Pp. 43-50.

    "Income Growth and Distribution in Singapore: Issues and Challenges", paper prepared for Institute of Policy Studies publication Singapore Perspectives 2012.

    The Millennium Development Goals Report (2004-2010). Report prepared for the General Assembly of the United Nations. Published by the United Nations annually.

    "The Evolution of National Statistical Systems: What Lessons Can We Learn?" Statistics, No.2, 2008, pp 9-15. Published by Japan Statistical Association, Tokyo, Japan (in Japanese translated from English).
  1. o Dr Alicia Pon

    Teaching Areas

    • Bereavement
    • Children and Adolescent
    • Complex Trauma
    • Creative Arts, Play and Sandtray Therapy
    • Death and Dyinge
    • Grief and Loss
    • Somatic Work

    Current Research Projects

    • Somatic Experiencing®
    • Play Therapy
    • End of Life

    Publications

    ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

    Ho, R.T.H., Lai A.H.Y., Lo, P.H.Y., Nan, J.K.M., & Pon, A.K.L. (2016). A strength-based?arts and play support program for young survivors in post-quake China: Effects on self-efficacy, peer support, and anxiety. Journal of Early Adolescence 1-20, p.1-20.

    Pon, A.K.L. (2010). My wonderful life: A board game for patients with advanced cancer. Illness, Crisis and Loss 18(2), 147-161.

    Ho, A. H. Y., Chan C. L. W., Chow, A. M. Y., Pon, A. K. L., & Ng, S. M. (2010). Psychometric properties of the Chinese Version (C-DAP-R) of the Death Attitude Profile Revised. Illness, Crisis & Loss, 18(2), 95-110.

    BOOK

    Siu, A. & Pon, A.K.L. (eds.) (Forthcoming). Play therapy in Asia. Chinese University Press.

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