Hello there! I am a second-year Psychology PhD student at the National University of Singapore, advised by Associate Professor Ryan Hong. Broadly, I am interested in advancing healthcare research in Singapore through the study of personality and individual differences. My detailed CV can be found here.
During my free time I enjoy tinkering with mechanical keyboards, patching my raw denim jeans, caring for my tropical houseplants, and catching up on the latest evo psych twitter drama.
I am always looking to connect with like-minded students and ECRs, so please drop me an email if you would like to chat and/or work on something together!
PhD in Psychology, Aug 2021 - Present
National University of Singapore
B.Soc.Sc in Psychology with Honours (Highest Distinction), 2017 - 2021
Nanyang Technological University
Currently, I am the coordinating research assistant of Stay Well @ NUS, a research collaboration between researchers from Duke-NUS Medical School and NUS Health & Wellbeing, Office of the President, and UC Berkeley.
Supervised by Associate Professor Bibhas Chakraborty.
I have served/am serving as a graduate teaching assistant for the following undergraduate level psychology modules:
Beyond my day to day duties as a clinical research coordinator, I spearheaded my very own research project to identify the psychological predictors of lower-limb orthotic device adherence. I independently conceptualised, developed, and proposed this collaborative project between the Department of Psychology and Department of Podiatry to fulfill the thesis requirement of my undergraduate degree (supervised by Dr Kinjal Doshi).
I also collaborated with my fellow lab members on the development and validation of a novel mindfulness questionnaire designed for the Singaporean context.
During my time as a clinical research intern, I was primarily involved in the generation of a mindfulness item pool designed for the Singaporean context. I also conducted several cognitive interviews to ensure the suitability and intelligibility of these items.
I also assisted in other research projects assessing the efficacy of mindfulness-based group interventions in clinical populations (e.g. stroke, sleep difficulties).
Under the supervision of Associate Professor Ryo Kitada and Dr Achille Pasqualotto, I conducted independent research to examine the multisensory relationships between pleasantness and softness.
In this study, we adapted the affective priming paradigm to investigate how the affective processing of visual stimuli is influenced by tactile softness perception. A poster of this study was presented at the DISCOVER URECA Poster Exhibition and Competition 2019.