Health Cluster

News and Archives

22-23 February 2007
Comparative Workshop on Low Fertility

2 March 2007
Health Cluster Meeting

7-8 December 2007
Perspectives on Clinical Neuropsychology

25 January 2008
Perspectives on Judgement and Decision Making: From Problem Gambling to Neuroeconomics

1 February 2008
Understanding and Meeting the Needs of the Older Population: A Global Challenge

6 March 2008
Health Communications in a Global Context: Current Trends and Future Directions

12-13 June 2008
Social and Health Challenges of Population Ageing

September -- November 2008
Graduate Student Forums

10 September 2008
First Graduate Student Forum

21 October 2008
Second Graduate Student Forum

21 October 2008
Third Graduate Student Forum

27 November 2008
Private health insurance in Australia: the effectiveness of private insurance as a public policy tool

15 December 2008
Seminar- International Recruitment of Health Professionals to the UK: Will New Europe Replace the Old Empire? by Prof James Buchan

16 January 2009
Briefing on the Family Research and the Family Research Network (FRN)

20 February 2009
Measuring participation as communicative action: A case study of citizens' involvement in and assessment of smoking cessation policy-making process in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

23 March 2009
Narratives of Young Nepalese Women: Understanding Social & Cultrual Meanings of Reproductive Health

29 May 2009
Symposium on Health Care Challenges for An Ageing Population: Managing Health Care and end of Life Decisions in Singapore

24 August 2009
Briefing on the Family Research Fund (FRF) and the Family Research Network (FRN)

1 September 2009
Launch of the Tsao Foundation Ageing Research Initiative

10 November 2009
Health Cluster Talk: Who cares for the Caregivers- Review of stroke caregivers' health and needs

23 February 2010
Gender Disparity in Child Health in India: Does Place Matter?

26 February 2010
Long Term Care Need and Long Term Care (Insurance) Policy in Germany- A Survey

5 March 2010
ymposium on Critical Issues in Elderly Health

26-29 April 2010
4th ICIP Conference

11 February 2011
Impact of Tele-health and the Transition to Digital Work Environments.

11 March 2011
Life-Cycle, Livelihoods and Parasites: Human, Environment, and Health Dynamics of Opisthorchis viverrini in the Mekong Region

11 April 2011
The Golden Years: Dealing with Life Transition

28 June 2011
Global Aging: How the Graying of the World's Population Changes How People, Money and Goods Move around the World by Mr Ted C. Fishman

29 June 2011
Gray New World: How the Aging of the World's Population Changes You, Your Family, Your Work and the World by Mr Ted C. Fishman

8 August 2011
Conference: Symposium on Health Econometrics and Quantitative Health Research

11 October 2011
Volunteerism in Later Life

9 February 2012
Migrant Female Sex Workers in Hong Kong; Health Risk and Vulnerability: A Decade of Qualitative Research

Publications 2008

Year 2008

  • Ackland, G., Harrington, J., Downie, P., Holding, J.W., Singh-Ranger, D., Griva, K., Mythen, M. G., & Newman, S. P. (2008). Dehydration induced by bowel preparation does not result in cognitive dysfunction. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 106, 924-929.

  • Filazoglu, G. & Griva, K. Coping, social support and quality of life among women with breast cancer in Turkey (2008). Psychology Health and Medicine, 13, 559-573.

  • Hambly, K. & Griva K. (2008). IKDC or KOOS? Which one measures symptoms and disabilities most important to postoperative articular cartilage repair patients? American Journal of Sports Medicine, 36, 1695 – 1705.

  • Hong, S., Morrow-Howell, N., Proctor, E, Wentz, J., & Rubin, E. (2008).The quality of medical care for comorbid conditions of depressed elders. Aging and Mental Health. 12(3), 323-332.

Publications 2009

Year 2009

  • Abeysinghe, T, "Singapore:Economy, Update". In The Far East and Australasia, 2009 ed., ed. Lynn Daniel. London: Routledge, 2009. 25 pp. (Invited to update the 2008 article)

  • Amutha, D M, S Y Tay, X E Lau, B T Ang and S L Collinson, "Relationship of Trait Anxiety and Personality Factors with Post-Concussive Symptoms (PCS) Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI)". Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 15, no.2 (2009):14-15. Cambridge: Cambridge Press. (International Neuropsychological Society Mid Year Meeting, 29-31 Jul 2009, Helsinki, Finland)

  • Bishop, G D, D P K Ng and F S S Ngau, "Ethnicity, 5HTTLPR, and anger in as related to nocturnal dipping in Singapore". Annals of Behavioural medicine (2009):s26. New York: Springer. (Society of Behavioural Medicine's 30th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions, 22-25 Apr 2009, Palais des congres de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada).

  • Chan, A.  2009.  “Ageing in Singapore: policy challenges and innovations.” In T. H. Fu and R. Hughes (Eds.) Ageing in East Asia.  Routledge: Taylor and Francis Group.

  • Chan, WY, MY Chia, LY Guo, PS Woon, YY Sitoh, S L Collinson, W Nowinski and K Sim, "Duration of illness, regional brain morphology and neurocognitive correlates in schizophrenia". Annals of Academy of Medicine Singapore, 38, no.5 (2009): 388-395

  • Collinson, S L, C M Mackay, J O, ACD James and T J Crow, "Dichotic listening impairments in early onset schizophrenia are associated with reduced left temporal lobe volume". SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH, NO. 112 (2009): 24-3. (Netherlands).

  • Collinson, S L, A Meyyappan and JVR Rosenfeld, "Injury and recovery: Severe amnestic syndrom following traumatic brain injury". BRAIN INJURY, 23, NO.1 (2009): 72-76. (United Kingdom).

  • De Zwart, O., Veldhuijzen, I.K., Elam, G., Aro, A.R., Abraham, T., Bishop, G.D., Voeten, H.A.C.M., Richardus, J.H., & Brug, J. (2009). Perceived threat, risk perception and efficacy beliefs related to SARS and other (emerging) infectious diseases. Results of an international survey.  International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 16, 30-40.

  • Graham, S, "Distinguishing Effects of Schizophrenia and IQ decline on BOLD fMRI Activation". Schizophrenia Bulletin, 35, no.1 (Supplement) (2009): 177. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (International Congress of Schizophrenia Rsearch, 28 Mar-2 Apr 2009, Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, United States)

  • Griva, K., Davenport, A., Jayasena, D., Harrison, M., & Newman, S. (2009). Illness and treatment cognitions and health related quality of life in End Stage Renal Disease. British Journal of Health Psychology, 14, 17-34.

  • Han, C K and S Hong, "Longitudinal changes in assets and life satisfaction patterns among Korean old adults". Longitudinal changes in assets and life satisfaction patterns among Korean old adults (2009). Seoul: Korean Pension Study Association. (The 2nd Panel Conference of Korean Retirement and Income Study, 26 Jun 2009, Expo, Seoul, South Korea)

  • Hansraj, S, K Griva, J Ziegelmann, D Thompson, M Harrison and S Neuman, "Illness beliefs and quality of life in ESRD: a comparison between dialysis and transplantation". British Journal of Health Psychology, 14 (2009). Leicester: British Psychological Society. (14th European Health Psychology Conference, 13-15 Aug 2000, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands)

  • Ho, Y Y, H C M Roger and S Graham, "Exploring The Dynamic Assessment Paradigm And Its Usefulness At Assessing Learning Potential of Schizophrenia Patients". Schizophrenia Bulletin (2009). Afghanistan. (12th International Congresson Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR), 28 Mar-1 Apr 2009, San Diego, California, United States)

  • Hon, N H H, R Thompson, N Sigala and J Duncan, "Evidence for Long-Range Feedback in Target Detection: Detection of Semantic Targets Modulates Activity in Early Visual Areas". NEUROPSYCHOLOGIA, NO.47 (2009):1721-1721. (United Kingdom).

  • Hong, S. (2009). Understanding heterogeneous service utilizations among informal caregivers of community older adults. (The Gerontologist).

  • Hong, S. Hasche, L. & Bowland, S. (2009). Structural relationship between social activities and longitudinal trajectories of depression among older adults. The Gerontologist, 49(1), 1-11.

  • Hong, S., Sacco, P. & Cunningham-Williams, R. (2009). An empirical typology of lifetime and current gambling behaviors and its impact on current health status of older adults. Aging and Mental Health,13(2), 265-273

  • Hong, S. & Chen, L. (2009). Contribution of residential relocation and lifestyle to the structure of health trajectories. Journal of Aging and Health, 21(2), 244-265.

  • Hong, S, N Morrow-Howell and F Tang, "Who benefits from volunteering?". GEROTNOLOGIST, 49, NO.1 (2009):91-101. (United States).

  • Hong, S., Morrow-Howell, N., Tang, F. & Hinterlong, J. (2009). Engaging older adults in volunteering: conceptualizing and measuring institutional capacity. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 38(2), 200-219.

  • Jones, G W , P T Straughan and A Chan, eds., Ultra-low Fertility in Pacific Asia: Trends, Causes and Policy Issues, United Kingdom: Routledge, 2009. 217 pp.

  • Jones, G W , P T Straughan and A Chan, "Fertility in Pacific Asia: Looking to the future". In Ultra-low Fertility in Pacific Asia: Trends, Causes and Policy Issues, United Kingdom: Routledge, 2009. 10 pp.

  • Jones, G W , P T Straughan and A Chan, "Very low fertility in Pacific Asian countries: causes and policy responses". In Ultra-low Fertility in Pacific Asia: Trends, Causes and Policy Issues, United Kingdom: Routledge, 2009. 21 pp.

  • Kang Sim, Guo Liang Yang, Donus Loh, Lye Yin Poon, Yih Yian Sito, Swapna Verma, Richard Keefe, Simon Collinson, Siow Ann Chong, Stephan Heckers, Wieslaw Nowinski, Christos Pantelis. (2009) White matter abnormalities and neurocognitive deficits associated with the passivity phenomenon in schizophrenia: A diffusion tensor imaging study. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging 172: 121–127

  • Malhotra, R, A Chan and T Ostbye, "Prevalence and Correlates of Clinically Significant Depressive Symptoms among Sri Lankan Elderly: Findings from a National Survey". INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOGERIATRICS, (2009). (United States).

  • Mehta, K K, "The Nexus of Ageing and Migration in Singapore". Older Persons in Southeast Asia: An Emgerging asset, ed. Evi Nurvidya and Aris Ananta (2009):301-313. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. (Financing Issues for an Ageing Society in Southeast Asia, 3-5 Sep 2007, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore).

  • Mehta, K K, "Spirituality: a means for acheiving integration in personal and community spheres in an ageing Singapore". Valuing Older People: A humanist approach to ageing, ed. Ricca Edmondson and Hans-Joachim Von Kondratowitz (2009): 37-50. Bristol: Policy Press. (36th EBSSRS sympsoium on "Values and Norms in Ageing", 20-22 Oct 2006, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland).

  • Morrow-Howell, N., Hong, S. & Tang, F. (2009). Who benefits from volunteering? The Gerontologist, 49(1), 91-102.

  • Ostbye, T, A Chan and R Malhotra, "Thirteen Diemnsions of Health among Elderly Sri Lankans: Results from a National Sri Lanka Aging Survey". JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY, 57, NO.8 (2009): 1376-1387. (United States).

  • Ostbye, T, A Chan, Rahul Malhotra and J Kothawala, "Adult Children Caring for Their Edlerly Parents: Results from a National Sri Lanka Aging Survey". Asian Population Sutides, (2009). (United Kingdom).

  • Shi, Y and Jie Zhang, "On high fertility rates in developing countries: birth limits, birth taxes or education subsidies?" JOURNAL OF POPULATION ECONOMICS, 22, NO.3 (2009):603-640. (United States).

  • Sim, K, YL Guo, D Loh, YY Sitoh, LY Poon, RSK Keffe, S L Collinson, S A Chong, S Heckers, W Nowinski and C Pantelis, "White matter abnormalities and neurocognitive deficits associated with the passivity phenomenon in schizophrenia: a diffusion tensor imaging study". PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH-NEUROIMAGING, 172 (2009):121-127. (Netherlands).

  • Simon L. Collinson, Amutha Meyyappan, Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld. (2009) Injury and recovery: Severe amnestic syndrome following traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, January 23(1): 71–76.

  • Simon L. Collinson, Clare E. Mackay, Jiaqing O., Anthony C.D. James, Timothy J. Crow. (2009). Dichotic listening impairments in early onset schizophrenia are associated with reduced left temporal lobe volume. Schizophrenia Research 112: 24–31.

  • Straughan, P T, A Chan and G W Jones, "From population control to fertility promotion-a case study of family policies and fertility trends in Singapore". In Ultra-low Fertility in Pacific Asia: Trends, Causes and Policy Issues, ed. Gavin W. Jones, Paulin Tay Straughan and Angelique Chan. Singapore: Routledge, 2009. 22 pp.

  • Tang, F., Morrow-Howell, N., & Hong, S. (2009). Inclusion of diverse older populations in volunteering: The importance of institutional facilitation. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly

  • Tay, S Y, S L Collinson, D M Amutha, X E Lau and B T Ang, "Prospective memory functioning and its underlying cognitive components in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury". Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 15, no.2 (2009):2. Cambridge: Cambridge Press. (Invited paper) (International Neuropsychological Society Mid Year Meeting, 29-31 Jul 2009, Helsinki, Finland).

  • Thang, L L, "The Aging Singapore Population". In Theorizing Singapore City. (in Japanese). Ajia Yuugaku. Tokyo: Bensey Publisher, 2009 (in Japanese).

  • Tong, M W E, G D Bishop, H C Enkelmann, S M Diong, Y P Why, M Khader and J Ang, "Emotion and Appraisal Profiles of the Needs for Competence and Relatedness". BASIC AND APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 31 (2009): 218-225 (United States).

  • Tong, M W E, G D Bishop, H C Enklemann, Y P Why, S M Diong, M Khader and J Ang, "Appraisal Underpinnings of Affective Chronometry: The Role of Appraisals in Emotion Habituation". Journal of Personality, 77 (2009): 1103-1136 (United States).

  • Wai-Yen Chan, Ming-Ying Chia, Guo-Liang Yang, Puay-San Woon, Yih-Yian Sitoh, Simon Lowes Collinson, Wieslaw Lucjan Nowinski, Kang Sim. (2009). Duration of Illness, Regional Brain Morphology and Neurocognitive Correlates in Schizophrenia. Ann Acad Med Singapore 38:388-95

  • Why, Y P and L J D Liu, "The role of Alexithymia in moderating Rapid Facial Responses to Facial Emotions". SPR Abstracts for the 49th Annual Meeting, 46, no. S1(2009):S58. Hanover, PA: Wiley. (49th Annual Meeting of the Society of Psychophysiological Research (SPR), 21-24 Oct 2009, Berliner Congress Centre, Berlin, Germany).

  • Wong, M L, R K W Chan, D S Q Koh, H H Tan, F S Lim, S Emmanuel and G D Bishop, "Premarital sexual intercourse among adolescents in an Asian country: multilevel ecological factors". PEDIATRICS, 124, no.1 (2009):e44-52. (United States). (PMID: 19564268)

  • Yew, S L and Jie Zhang, "Optimal social security in a dynasitc model with human capital externalities, fertilities and endogenous growth". JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ECONOMICS, 93, NO.3 (2009):605-619. (Netherlands).

  • Zhang, Jie and Junsen Zhang, "Longevity, retirement and capital accumulation in a recurssive model with an application to mandatory retirement". Macroeconomic Dynamics, 13, no.3 (2009):327-348 (United States).

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