Leong Utek is a final-year Psychology undergraduate from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). His research interests include intelligence, neuroimaging, and the psychological factors that may influence orthotic device adherence.
With the research skills honed by his stint at the NTU Touch Lab and the Singapore General Hospital, he hopes to have an opportunity to contribute to the scientific endeavour by pursuing a career in psychological research.
B.Soc.Sc in Psychology, 2017 - 2021 (Expected)
Nanyang Technological University
Undergraduate Exchange, 2019
University of Melbourne
Proposed a collaborative project between the Department of Psychology and Department of Podiatry to investigate the psychological determinants of orthotic device adherence. This project will commence in July 2020.
Collaborating with a team of researchers on the development of a psychometrically validated mindfulness questionnaire for use in Singapore.
Assisted in other research projects assessing the efficacy of mindfulness-based group interventions in clinical populations (e.g. stroke, sleep difficulties).
Other responsibilities include:
Administration of questionnaire batteries to clinical research participants
Transcription of focus group discussions
Questionnaire data entry and verification
Literature reviews (including but not limited to questionnaire construction, second victim syndrome, stroke intervention adherence)
Conducted independent research under Associate Professor Ryo Kitada and Dr Achille Pasqualotto; adapted the affective priming paradigm to examine the multisensory relationships between pleasantness and softness.
Participated in DISCOVER URECA Poster Exhibition & Competition 2019.