FASS Staff Profile

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR LIM WEE HUN STEPHEN
DIRECTOR, COGNITION AND EDUCATION LABORATORY@NUS FACULTY TEACHING EXCELLENCE COMMITTEE MEMBER CHAIR, NUS TEACHING ACADEMY ASSOCIATE EDITOR, FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY: EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AUA SCHOLAR (2018)
DEPARTMENT of PSYCHOLOGY

Appointment:
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Office:
AS4/B1-04
Email:
psylimwh@nus.edu.sg
Tel:
(65) 6516 3657
Fax:
(65) 6773 1843
Homepage:
http://profile.nus.edu.sg/fass/psylimwh
Tabs

Brief Introduction

Born and raised in Singapore, and an old boy of Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College, Prof. Lim earned his Ph.D. degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in January 2010. He was then a Visiting Research Fellow in Geller Professor of Neurobiology Emeritus Dale Purves’s Perception Lab at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School until April, a Lecturer at the NUS from July, a Senior Lecturer at the NUS from January 2012, a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar in James V. Bradley Professor Jeffrey D. Karpicke’s Cognition and Learning Lab at Purdue University during the summer of 2015, and an Associate Professor – became hirable until 65 years of age – at the NUS from January 2017. He currently directs the Cognition and Education Laboratory@NUS, sits on the Teaching Excellence Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, chairs the NUS Teaching Academy, and serves as an Associate Editor of Frontiers in Psychology: Educational Psychology.

Outside of academia, Prof. Lim is a competitive musician, having most recently won the Grand Prix Award (First Prize) at the 2017 Singapore Electone Festival (Senior Section), and the Silver Prize at the 2017 Asia-Pacific Electone Festival (Senior Section).

LATEST NEWS:  1 | 2 3 | 4

LATEST PUBLICATION:  Wong, S. S. H., & Lim, S. W. H. (available online). Prevention–Permission–Promotion: A review of approaches to errors in learning. Educational Psychologist.  [Taylor & Francis; Impact Factor: 4.488]


Teaching Areas

Undergraduate-level

  • PL1101E Introduction to Psychology (Team Teaching: Cognitive Psychology)
  • PL2131 Research and Statistical Methods I
  • PL3231 Independent Research Project
  • PL3243 Sensation and Perception
  • PL3281 Lab in Cognitive Psychology
  • PL3281D Lab in Music Perception and Cognition
  • PL3551 Undergraduate Research Opportunity (UROP):
    • Biological Rhythmicity and Musical Preferences
    • Issues in Educational Psychology
    • Innovative Teaching and Learning of Statistical Concepts in Psychology
    • Retrieval-based Learning, Cognition, and Education 
    • Testing the Testing Effect Beyond Verbatim Tests
    • Musical Expressivity, Cognition, and Education
    • Frontiers in the Learning Sciences
    • Frontiers in Educational Psychology
    • Applying Cognitive Psychology to Education
    • Applying Cognitive Psychology to Adult Music Education
  • PL4214 Evolutionary Psychology
  • PL4401 Honours Thesis
  • PL4660 Independent Study Module
  • PL4880L Applying Cognitive Psychology to Learning & Instruction
  • UIS371X Independent Study Module (University Scholars Programme)
  • UIS471X Independent Study Module (University Scholars Programme)

Postgraduate-level

  • PL5660 Independent Study Module (Masters-level)
  • PL6208 Empirical Research Project
  • PL6215 Selected Applications in Psychology
  • PL6660 Independent Study Module (Ph.D.-level)
  • PLC5009 Research Proposal
  • PLC5010 Research Project

Current Research

  • Cognitive psychology applied to education
  • Music cognition and education

Publications

ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

  • (§papers co-authored with my NUS students; *corresponding author)
  • §Wong, S. S. H.*, & Lim, S. W. H. (available online). Prevention–Permission–Promotion: A review of approaches to errors in learning. Educational Psychologist.  [Taylor & Francis; Impact Factor: 4.488]
  • §Wong, S. S. H., Ng, G. J. P., Tempel, T., & Lim, S. W. H.* (available online). Retrieval practice enhances analogical problem solving. The Journal of Experimental Education.  [Taylor & Francis; Impact Factor: 1.867]
  • §Koh, A. W. L., Lee, S. C., & Lim, S. W. H.* (2018). The learning benefits of teaching: A retrieval practice hypothesis. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 32, 401–410.  [Wiley; Impact Factor: 1.633] (Featured by British Psychological Society)
  • §Tan, E. W. S., Lim, S. W. H.*, & Manalo, E. (2017). Global-local processing impacts academic risk taking. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology70, 2434–2444.  [Taylor & Francis; Impact Factor: 2.130]
  • §Wong, S. S. H.*, & Lim, S. W. H. (2017). Mental imagery boosts music compositional creativity. PLoS ONE, 12(3): e0174009.  [PLoS; Impact Factor: 3.057]
  • §Loh, K. K., Tan, B. Z. H., & Lim, S. W. H.* (2016). Media multitasking predicts video-recorded lecture learning performance through mind wandering tendencies. Computers in Human Behavior, 63, 943–947.  [Elsevier; Impact Factor: 2.880] (Featured in FASS Publications of the Month: August 2016 and NUS Psychology Research Highlight: November 2016)
  • §Wong, S. S. H., Lim, S. W. H.*, & Quinlan, K. M. (2016). Integrity in and beyond contemporary higher education: What does it mean to university students? Frontiers in Psychology: Educational Psychology, 7:1094.  [Frontiers; Impact Factor: 2.463] (Featured in A Year in the Life of Singapore: A Compendium of FASS Research)
  • Lim, S. W. H. (2016). The influence of orthographic neighborhood density and word frequency on visual word recognition: Insights from RT distributional analyses. Frontiers in Psychology: Cognition, 7:401.  [Frontiers; Impact Factor: 2.560]
  • §Yong, P. Z., & Lim, S. W. H.* (2016). Observing the testing effect using Coursera video-recorded lectures: A preliminary study. Frontiers in Psychology: Cognition, 6:2064.  [Frontiers; Impact Factor: 2.560]
  • §Lim, S. W. H.*, Ng, G. J. P., & Wong, G. Q. H. (2015). Learning psychological research and statistical concepts using retrieval-based practice. Frontiers in Psychology: Educational Psychology, 6:1484.  [Frontiers; Impact Factor: 2.560] (Featured in FASS Publications of the Month: October 2015)
  • §Lim, S. W. H.*, Yuen, A. Y. L., & Tong, E. M. W. (2015). Global-local visual processing impacts risk taking behaviors, but only at first. Frontiers in Psychology: Cognition, 6:1257.  [Frontiers; Impact Factor: 2.560]
  • §Yap, J. Y., & Lim, S. W. H.* (2013). Media multitasking predicts unitary versus splitting visual focal attention. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 25, 889–902.  [Taylor & Francis; Impact Factor: 1.198]
  • Lim, S. W. H.*, & Goh, W. D. (2013). Articulation effects in melody recognition memory. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 1774–1792.  [Taylor & Francis; Impact Factor: 1.730]
  • Lim, S. W. H.*, & Goh, W. D. (2012). Variability and recognition memory: Are there analogous indexical effects in music and speech? Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 24, 602–616.  [Taylor & Francis; Impact Factor: 1.241]
  • Lim, S. W. H.*, & Chua, F. K. (2008). Object substitution masking: When does mask preview work? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34, 1108–1115.  [American Psychological Association; Impact Factor: 2.947] 

SHORTER ARTICLES/COMMENTS IN JOURNAL

  • (§papers co-authored with my NUS students; *corresponding author)
  • Lee, L. N., Wong, S. S. H., & Lim, S. W. H.* (2015). Empowering psychology teaching assistants through a symposium. CDTL Brief, 18(1), 2-12. (The first two authors contributed equally to this work.)
  • §Lim, S. W. H.*, & Gan, D. Z. Q. (2013). Using an innovative assessment method to promote lifelong learning among psychology undergraduate students. CDTL Brief, First Look (Nov/Dec 2013).
  • §Lim, S. W. H.*, & Yong, P. Z. (2013). Student perceptions of the use of technology in teaching: Towards a positive learning experience. CDTL Brief, 16(2), 12-18.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • Educational Research

    Lim, S. W. H. (accepted for March 2019). The critical role of attentional control in education. Poster presentation at the 3rd APS International Convention of Psychological Science, Paris, France.

    Lim, S. W. H. (2018). Applying cognitive psychology to education. Oral presentation at the 6th European Conference on Education, Brighton, United Kingdom.

    Lim, S. W. H., Koh, A. W. L., & Lee, S. C. (2017). Investigating the role of retrieval practice in learning-by-teaching. Oral presentation at the London International Conference on Education, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

    Tan, E. W. S., Lim, S. W. H., & Manalo, E. (2017). Global-local processing impacts academic risk taking. Poster presentation at the 2nd APS International Convention of Psychological Science, Vienna, Austria.

    Lim, S. W. H., Heng, A. Q. H., Nunes, L. D., & Karpicke, J. D. (2016). Does retrieval practice improve question generation? Poster presentation at the 57th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    Lim, S. W. H. (2016). Retrieval-based learning: Research, theory, and practice. Oral presentation at the Thailand National Conference on Psychology, Bangkok, Thailand. [Invited by Chulalongkorn University]

    Lim, S. W. H., & Hubball, H. T. (2016). Positioning assessments as learning opportunities at the university: An SoEL perspective. Oral presentation at the 4th European Conference on Education, Brighton, United Kingdom.

    Nunes, L. D., Karpicke, J. D., & Lim, S. W. H. (2016). Features of educational videos that create illusions of learning. Poster presentation at the 28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

    Zetzer, E. E., McLennan, C. T., Tuft, S. E., Lim, S. W. H., & Goh, W. D. (2016). Instrument changes affect music recognition the way talker changes affect word recognition. Oral presentation at the 88th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

    Chow, K. J.*, & Lim, S. W. H. (2015). Learning physics using retrieval-based practice. Poster presentation at the 7th Asian Conference on Education, Kobe, Japan. [*Student at Hwa Chong Institution–College]

    Lim, S. W. H., & Quinlan, K. M. (2015). Integrity in and beyond higher education: What else does it mean? Oral presentation at the 7th Asian Conference on Education, Kobe, Japan.

    Yong, P. Z., & Lim, S. W. H. (2015). Enhancing online learning using retrieval-based practice: Implications for Singapore’s educational system. Oral presentation at the 5th ASEAN Regional Union of Psychological Societies Congress, Singapore.

    Ng, G. J. P., & Lim, S. W. H. (2015). Testing the testing effect beyond verbatim tests. Poster presentation at the 1st APS International Convention of Psychological Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

    Christudason, A., Khambadkone, A. M., Lim, S. W. H., & Lakshminarayanan, S. (2014). Innovative assessment practices and the grade-free semester. Oral presentation cum panel discussion at the 7th International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Singapore.

    Lim, S. W. H. (2014). Testing is learning: Re-assessing “assessment” in higher education today. Oral presentation at the 7th International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Singapore. [Invited by the National University of Singapore]

    Lim, S. W. H. (2014). The testing effect: Implications for contemporary educational practice. Poster presentation at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, California, USA.

    Lim, S. W. H., Tan, B. Z. H., & Yong, P. Z. (2014). A mind wandering hypothesis about retrieval-based learning effects. Oral presentation at the 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Yong, P. Z., & Lim, S. W. H. (2014). Retrieval-based online learning: Impacts on cognition theories, education, and society. Oral presentation at the 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii.

    Chow, D. Y.*, & Lim, S. W. H. (2013). From logical positivism to philosophical thinking: Impacts and implications on the student-learning process. Poster presentation at the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, Germany; abstract published in M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (p. 3904). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [*Student at Hwa Chong Institution–College]

    Lim, S. W. H. (2013). Pedagogy and technology: Balancing student-centric learning with teacher-centric teaching. Poster presentation at the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, Germany; abstract published in M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (p. 3897). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

    Lim, S. W. H. (2013). Retrieval-based learning and its potential impact on educational policies. Oral presentation at the 5th Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference, Singapore.

    Gan, D. Z. Q., & Lim, S. W. H. (2013). Encouraging lifelong learning in and through higher education. Oral presentation at the 5th Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference, Singapore. [Awarded NUS CDTL Education Conference Grant]

    Lim, S. W. H. (2013). Questions and more questioning: An innovative “anchor” that enhances small group teaching and learning. Oral presentation at the 5th Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference, Singapore.

    Lim, S. W. H., & Chong, E. Y. C. (2013). Promoting an interest towards and the lifelong learning of statistical concepts at the university. Poster presentation at the 5th Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference, Singapore.

    Lim, S. W. H., Ng, A. T. Z., & Sim, J. S. E. (2013). Integrating critical thinking and lifelong learning: A theoretical approach. Poster presentation at the 5th Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference, Singapore.

    Lim, S. W. H., & Wong, G. Q. H. (2013). Retrieval-based learning in psychological research and statistical concepts. Poster presentation at the 5th Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference, Singapore.

    Lim, S. W. H. (2012). Enhancing critical thinking and learning outcomes at the university: A pedagogical perspective. Poster presentation at the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Sapporo, Japan; abstract published in N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (p. 2759). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

    Disciplinary Research

    Obana, T., Lim, S. W. H., & Asplund, C. L. (2015). Surprise-induced deafness: Investigating a bottleneck of stimulus-driven auditory attention. Poster presentation at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

    Yuen, A. Y. L., Lim, S. W. H., & Tong, E. M. W. (2015). Influence of visual perception on risk taking behaviours. Poster presentation at the 1st APS International Convention of Psychological Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

    Tan, B. Z. H., & Lim, S. W. H. (2013). (Re)shaping psychological science and societal advances: Perspectives from media multitasking and cognitive control. Oral presentation at the 5th International Conference on Science in Society, Warsaw, Poland.

    Soh, W. J., & Lim, S. W. H. (2013). Hear no evil: Can music attenuate the irrelevant speech effect? Poster presentation at the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, Germany; paper published in M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 3432-3436). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

    Tan, N. J. H., Wong, S. S. H., & Lim, S. W. H. (2013). What we move to moves us: Biological rhythmicity predicts musical preferences. Poster presentation at the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, Germany; abstract published in M. Knauff, M. Pauen, N. Sebanz, & I. Wachsmuth (Eds.), Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (p. 4025). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

    Yap, J. Y., & Lim, S. W. H. (2012). Splitting visual focal attention? It probably depends on who you are. Poster presentation at the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Sapporo, Japan; paper published in N. Miyake, D. Peebles, & R. P. Cooper (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2570-2575). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

    Chan, D. S., Chan, S., Lau, Y., Leow, Y. L., & Lim, S. W. H. (2011). Effects of harmonic structure on phonological priming in vocal music. Oral presentation at the European Conference on Cognitive Science, Sofia, Bulgaria; paper published in B. Kokinov, A. Karmiloff-Smith, & N. J. Nersessian (Eds.), European Perspectives on Cognitive Science. New Bulgarian University Press. [Awarded EuroCogSci2011 BEST STUDENT PAPER PRIZE]

    Loh, K. K., Poh, H. W., Tan, D. K. L., Yap, J. Y., & Lim, S. W. H. (2011). Object substitution masking: Can we mask without a mask? Oral presentation at the European Conference on Cognitive Science, Sofia, Bulgaria; paper published in B. Kokinov, A. Karmiloff-Smith, & N. J. Nersessian (Eds.), European Perspectives on Cognitive Science. New Bulgarian University Press.

    Lim, S. W. H., & Lee, L. N. (2011). When (and why) might visual focal attention split? Oral presentation at the European Conference on Cognitive Science, Sofia, Bulgaria; paper published in B. Kokinov, A. Karmiloff-Smith, & N. J. Nersessian (Eds.), European Perspectives on Cognitive Science. New Bulgarian University Press.

    Lim, S. W. H., & Goh, W. D. (2010). Melody recognition: Effects of articulation format. Oral presentation at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Portland, Oregon, USA; paper published in S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 423-428). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

    Lim, S. W. H., & Yap, M. J. (2010). Distributional analyses in visual lexical decision: Orthographic neighborhood density and word frequency effects. Poster presentation at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Portland, Oregon, USA; paper published in S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 700-705). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.

    Lin, F. Y., Owh, C., Ramesh, D., Wong, E., Chai, R., Lim, S. W. H., & Ho, C. K. (2010). A study on the effects of melody integration on short and long term textual recall. Poster presentation at the NUS High School Research Congress, Singapore.

    Lim, S. W. H., & Goh, W. D. (2009). The function of timbre similarity in traditional timbre effects. Poster presentation at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

    Lim, S. W. H., & Goh, W. D. (2009). Timbre effects in melody recognition: Binding timbre characteristics and melody identity. Poster presentation at the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

    Lim, S. W. H., & Chua, F. K. (2006). Object substitution masking: When does mask preview work? Poster presentation at the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; paper published in R. Sun (Ed.), Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 1687-1692). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

PAPERS FOR SEMINAR, PUBLIC TALK, LECTURE

  • Lim, S. W. H. (2019, January 28). Applying cognitive psychology to education. Invited Keynote Speaker (alongside Nanyang Associate Professor Ryo Kitada) at the 8th Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, Singapore.

    Lim, S. W. H. (2018, November 16). The cognitive science of learning. Invited AUA Scholar Research Talk at Seoul National University, Korea.

    Lim, S. W. H. (2018, September 28). (Re)cognizing education as a cognitive psychologist. Guest Speaker at the inaugural Learning on NUS Campus 2018, National University of Singapore.

    Lim, S. W. H. (2015, April 18). Psychology of music: Discovering the social scientist in you. Invited Masterclass at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore.

    Lim, S. W. H. (2015, January 27). Cognitive psychology in education. Invited Visiting Scholar Research Talk at the Centre for Neuroscience in Education, University of Cambridge, England.

    Lim, S. W. H. (2014, August). Viewing online lectures from a cognitive psychologist's perspective. Invited Keynote Address at the 5th International Conference on Education and Management Technology, Singapore.

    Lim, S. W. H. (2014, July). What do we remember about a tune? Invited Visiting Associate Professor Research Talk at the International Laboratory for Brain, Music, and Sound Research (BRAMS), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

    Lim, S. W. H. (2011, December). Object substitution masking. Invited Visiting Scholar Research Talk at Department of Psychology, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University, Japan.

    Lim, S. W. H. (2011, March). Pursuing psychology: Unlocking mysteries and future opportunities. Invited Public Talk at Career Fair 2011, Suntec City Convention Centre, Level 3, Singapore.

    Lim, S. W. H. (2009, November). Indexical effects in melody recognition memory. Invited Research Talk at the Music and Neuroimaging Lab, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

THESES/DISSERTATIONS

  • Lim, S. W. H. (2009). An investigation of surface characteristic effects in melody recognition. Ph.D. dissertation, National University of Singapore. [Study published in Journal of Cognitive Psychology and The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology]

    Lim, S. W. H. (2005). Object substitution masking: When does mask preview work? Honours thesis, National University of Singapore. [Study published in Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance]

WORKING PAPERS

  • §Lew, R. Z. X., Lim, S. W. H.et al. (actively collecting and analyzing data). [Attention/hope/education]

    §Teo, D. W. H., Lim, S. W. H.et al. (actively collecting and analyzing data). [Attention/critical thinking]

    §Lim, S. W. H.* (together with Chen, S., Wong, S. S. H. et al.) (actively collecting and analyzing data). [Attention/interleaving/musical intervals]

    Ng, G. J. P., & Lim, S. W. H.* (actively designing). Can illusory objects produce object-based substitution masking effects?

    §Lim, S. W. H.et al. (actively collecting and analyzing data). [Attention/retrieval practice/question generation]

    §Lim, S. W. H.* (together with Lim, N. S. Y., Teo, D. W. H., & Wong, S. S. H.) (actively collecting and analyzing data). [Attention/note-taking]

    §Lee, S. C., & Lim, S. W. H.* (actively collecting and analyzing data). [Learning by teaching]

    §Wong, S. S. H.*, & Lim, S. W. H. (re-cognizing). [Review paper: Human flourishing/education]

    §Wong, S. S. H.*, & Lim, S. W. H.* (starting to actively write). [Review paper: Errors in education/attention]

    §Lim, S. W. H.* (together with Loh, K. K., & Wong, S. S. H.) (actively writing up). The learning benefits of retrieval practice: A mind-wandering hypothesis.

    §Obana, T., Lim, S. W. H., & Asplund, C. L.* (submitting). [Surprise-induced deafness]

    §Loh, K. K.*, Wang, Y., & Lim, S. W. H.* (submitting soon). Associations between habitual media-multitasking and creativity.

    §Wong, S. S. H.*, Low, A. C. M., Kang, S. H. K., & Lim, S. W. H.* (under first review). Interleaving enhances the learning of music composers' styles.

    §Wong, S. S. H.*, Poh, H. S., & Lim, S. W. H.* (under invited revision). From JOL to JOL+: Directing learners' attention in retrieval practice to boost integrative argumentation.

Other Information

Education

University Degrees

  • Ph.D. (Experimental Cognitive Psychology), Department of Psychology, National University of Singapore, 2005–2010.
  • B.Soc.Sci. (Hons.) (Psychology), Department of Psychology and University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore, 2001–2005.

University Certificate

Pre-University

  • Raffles Junior College, 1997–1998.
  • Raffles Institution, 1993–1996.

Appointments

Academic

  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, January 2017–present.
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, January 2012–December 2016.
  • Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, July 2010–December 2011.
  • Research Fellow, Perception Lab (Chair: Professor Dale Purves), Department of Neuroscience and Behavioral Disorders, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore, January 2010–April 2010.
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, 2005–2009.
  • Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, 2004–2006.

Administration

  • ChairNUS Teaching Academy, National University of Singapore, 1 July 2018–present.
  • Member, Faculty Teaching Excellence Committee (FTEC), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, 1 July 2018–present.
  • Member, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, 30 March 2016–18 May 2016.
  • Member, Faculty Search Committee, Residential College 4, National University of Singapore, 15 March 2016–14 March 2017.
  • Member, MOE Tertiary Education Research Fund (TRF) Internal Review Panel, National University of Singapore, 1 February 2016–31 January 2018.
  • Assistant Dean (External Relations and Student Life), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, 1 January 2015–31 December 2016.
  • Deputy Commander, FASS Incident and Crisis Command, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, 1 January 2015–31 July 2016.
  • Executive Council Member, NUS Teaching Academy, National University of Singapore, 1 July 2014–30 June 2018.
  • Founding Chair, NUS Teaching Academy Educational Research Subcommittee, National University of Singapore, 23 April 2014.
  • Deputy Chair, European Studies Steering Committee, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, 17 January 2014–31 December 2014.
  • Committee Member, Faculty Teaching Resource Committee (FTRC), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, 1 January 2014–30 June 2016.
  • Assistant Dean (Undergraduate Studies Office of Programmes), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, 1 July 2013–31 December 2014.
  • Fellow, NUS Teaching Academy, National University of Singapore, 1 July 2013–present.

Research

Other

  • Instructor, Cristofori Music School/Methodist School of Music Singapore, 2003–2007.

Professional Qualifications

Music

  • Grade 7 in Violin, The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 2004.
  • Grade 8 in Pianoforte Duet (with invitation to High Scorers' Concert), Trinity College London, 2003.
  • Diploma of The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (DipABRSM) in Piano Performing, 2003.
  • Associateship Diploma of Trinity College London (ATCL) in Piano Recital, 2002.
  • Teacher Grade of Yamaha Music Foundation Japan in Piano, 2000.
  • Grade 8 in Solo Piano, Trinity College London, 2000.
  • Teacher Grades of Yamaha Music Foundation Japan in Fundamentals, 1997; 1999.
  • Grade 8 in Theory of Music, Trinity College London, 1996.
  • Teacher Grades of Yamaha Music Foundation Japan in Electone, 1995; 1998.

Languages

  • Certificate of Proficiency in the Thai Language (Intermediate Level), Centre for Language Studies, National University of Singapore, 3 December 2015.
  • Certificate of Proficiency in the Japanese Language (Advanced Level), Centre for Language Studies, National University of Singapore, 3 December 2015.
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test, Level 2, The Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services, 1997.

Others

  • Certificate of Completion in the CEA Real Estate Salesperson Course (57 hours), Pioneer Training & Consultancy Pte Ltd, 29 April 2018.

Editorial Activities

Associate Editor

  • Frontiers in Psychology: Educational Psychology, 2015–present.

Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Behavior Research Methods
  • Frontiers in Psychology
  • Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Media Psychology
  • Memory
  • Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain
  • The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

Professional Activities

Invited Music Performances

External Examiner Positions

  • Thesis Examiner, Masters of Psychology (Clinical) Programme, James Cook University (Singapore), July 2012–October 2012.

Society Memberships

  • Member, Cognitive Science Society, 2006–2013.
  • Member, Psychonomic Society, 2009; 2014–2016.

Conference Representations

  • Invited Session Chair, International Symposium on Sound and Interactivity, August 2015.
  • Reviewer, The Asian Conference on Education (ACE), 2015.
  • Mentor, Cognitive Science Connects Conference (Chair: Professor Dale Purves), December 2011–January 2013.
  • Reviewer, Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci), 2010–2013.

Counselling and Psychological Services

  • Intervention Officer, PNSD (Police National Service Department) Intervention Wing, Provost and Discipline Branch, Singapore Police Force, 20 March 2015–present.
  • National Service Paracounsellor, Singapore Police Force, 2007–present.
  • National Service Psychological Support Officer, Singapore Police Force, 2007–2009.

Others

  • Composer, National Day Parade Singapore, 1997.

Awards

Teaching

Research / Research Supervision

Others

  • Finalist Award, Yamaha Electone Concours, Osaka Japan, 2 December 2017.
  • Asia-Pacific Electone Festival Silver Prize (Senior Section), Yamaha Music Foundation Japan, 15 October 2017.
  • National Japanese Speech Contest Singapore (Open Category – Finals), Third Prize, The Japanese Association, 9 July 2017. 
  • Yamaha Electone Festival Grand Prix Award (Senior Section), Yamaha Music Foundation Japan, 24 June 2017.
  • Supportive Staff Award, NUS Sports Awards, National University of Singapore, 25 September 2015.
  • University Rising Star, Office of the Provost, National University of Singapore, October 2013.
  • Featured in Noteworthy Alumni Achievements, University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore, 2013.
  • Listed in Who's Who in Social Sciences Higher Education, 2012.
  • Listed in 30th Pearl Anniversary Edition of Who's Who in the World, 2012.
  • Dean's List, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, 2002–2005.
  • Commissioner of Police Commendation, Singapore Police Force, 2000.
  • Best Trainee Award, Police Academy, Singapore Police Force, 1999.
  • International Japanese Speech Competition (Overseas Scholar Category) Second Prize, Tokyo Japan, 1997.
  • National Japanese Speech Contest Singapore (Senior High School Category), President’s Cup (First Prize), The Japanese Association, 1997.
  • Singapore Electone Festival Distinguished Award, Yamaha Music Foundation Japan, 1996 (Junior Section); 1998 (Senior Section); 2000 (Senior Section).
  • International Olympics Art Competition Silver Medal, Seoul Korea, 1988.

Scholarships

  • University Staff Sponsorship, National University of Singapore, 2005–2009.
  • University Graduate Research Scholarship, National University of Singapore, 2005 [Offered and declined].
  • University Merit Scholarship (Psychology, NUS), Jurong GRC Singapore, 2002–2005.
  • PSC-Monbusho Overseas Specialist Award (Japan; Japanese Language and Literature), Public Service Commission (PSC) Singapore and Embassy of Japan, 2000 [Offered and declined].
  • PSC-MOE Local Teaching Scholarship (Chinese Language and Literature, Singapore), Ministry of Education (MOE) Singapore, 1999 [Offered and declined].
  • Language Elective Scholarship (Japanese, Raffles Junior College), MOE Singapore, 1997–1998.
  • Electone Performance Scholarship, Yamaha Music Foundation Japan, 1996–1998.
  • Juga Merit Scholarship (Japanese, MOE Language Centre), Juga Association Singapore, 1994.
  • Edusave Merit Scholarship for Independent Schools (Raffles Institution), MOE Singapore, 1993–1996.

Grant Support

  • CDTL Teaching Enhancement Grant, 2018–2021, S$4,400.00 (Role: Principal Investigator) [Offered and declined].
  • Psychology Blended Learning Grant, 2016–2017, S$10,500.00 (Role: Principal Investigator).
  • FASS Heads & Deanery Research Support Scheme (HDRSS), 2016–2017, S$15,000.00 (Role: Principal Investigator).
  • FASS Staff Research Support Scheme (SRSS), 2016–2017, S$5,000.00 (Role: Principal Investigator).
  • Psychology Blended Learning Grant, 2015–2016, S$5,000.00 (Role: Principal Investigator).
  • FASS Heads & Deanery Research Support Scheme (HDRSS), 2015–2016, S$15,000.00 (Role: Principal Investigator).
  • FASS Heads & Deanery Research Support Scheme (HDRSS), 2014–2015, S$15,000.00 (Role: Principal Investigator).
  • FASS Staff Research Support Scheme (SRSS), 2014–2015, S$5,000.00 (Role: Principal Investigator).
  • FASS Heads & Deanery Research Support Scheme (HDRSS), 2013–2014, S$15,000.00 (Role: Principal Investigator).
  • CDTL Teaching Enhancement Grant – Education Conference Grant, 2013, S$600.00 (Role: Principal Investigator).
  • CDTL Teaching Enhancement Grant – Education Conference Grant, 2012, S$2,000.00 (Role: Principal Investigator) [Offered and declined].

Mentorships [Accolades in parentheses]

Ph.D. theses

  • Takashi Obana (Co-supervisor: Dr. Christopher L. Asplund), 27 August 2014–31 May 2017.
    • [Presented at Psychonomics 2015]
  • Wong Shi Hui Sarah, 18 April 2016–present.

Masters theses (Psychology Concurrent Degree Programme)

  • Elvis Tan Wei Siong, 19 June 2015–February 2017 (Valedictorian).
    • [First-Class Grade; Awarded 2016 SPS SRA Gold Medal; Published in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology; Presented at ICPS 2017]
  • Lew Zhi Xin Rachael, 13 February 2018–present.
  • Teo Wen Hao Dennis, 25 April 2018–present.

Masters theses (Clinical Masters Programme)

  • Tan Yan Ling Michelle (Collaborator: Assoc Prof Eddie Tong), 19 September 2014–11 April 2016.

Student lab manager

  • Nicholas Lim Seng Yew, March 2017–present.

Volunteer research assistantship

  • Amanda Yeo, August 2010–July 2011.
  • Tan Wei Jie, August 2010–July 2011.
  • Adalyn Heng Qiu Hui, May 2014–June 2014.

Research-cum-personal assistantship (RPAs)

  • Chng Jia Hui, January 2014–April 2014.
  • Eri Sasaki, January 2014–April 2014.
  • Ng Jun Peng Gavin, August 2014–December 2014.
  • Lee Sze Chi, December 2014–March 2016.
  • Chin Yen Chai, December 2014–March 2016.
  • Adalyn Heng Qiu Hui, January 2015–March 2016.
  • Wang Yushi, March 2015–July 2016.
  • Chan Tsin Damien, April 2016–March 2017.
  • Poh Hou Sheng, October 2016–July 2017.
  • Winston Tan Wen Jie, February 2017–April 2017.
  • Jeremy Tan Yang Jing, February 2017–April 2017.

Research internship @ NUSCogEduLab

  • Wang Yushi (National University of Singapore, Singapore), December 2014–March 2015.
  • Lena Heng (McGill University, Canada), May 2017–August 2017.
  • Mario Markho (University of Notre Dame, USA), May 2017–July 2017.
  • Euntaek Kim (University of Cambridge, England), July 2018–August 2018.
  • Yi-Ming Liu (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan), August 2018.

Postgraduate research projects

  • Gan Zheng Qiang Daniel, July 2012–April 2013.
    • [Presented at RPIC 2013; Awarded NUS CDTL Education Conference Grant; Published in NUS CDTL Brief, First Look]
  • Yuen Yew Lum Alexander (Co-supervisor: Assoc Prof Eddie Tong), January 2014–April 2014.
    • [Presented at ICPS 2015; Published in Frontiers in Psychology: Cognition]
  • Lee Sze Chi, June 2017–April 2018.

Honours theses [graded by one/two independent (anonymous) examiner(s)]

  • Gavin Wang Zhenxu, July 2010–April 2011.
  • Lau Ying, December 2010–October 2011.
    • [Presented at ICPSB 2012]
  • Lam Wing Mun, December 2010–October 2011.
    • [First-Class Grade; Best Psychology Thesis, Semester 1 of AY2011–2012; ICPSB 2012 Best Paper Certificate; NUS OURP 2012]
  • Dania Chan ShiHui, June 2011–April 2012.
    • [First-Class Grade]
  • Soh Wei Jie, June 2011–April 2012.
    • [First-Class Grade; Overall Best Psychology Thesis, AY2011–2012; SPS Overall Best Undergraduate Research Award 2012; Presented at CogSci 2013]
  • Yap Jit Yong, June 2011–April 2012.
    • [First-Class Grade; Presented at CogSci 2012; SPS Overall Best Undergraduate Research Award 2013; Published in Journal of Cognitive Psychology]
  • Tan Zhi Hui Benjamin, July 2013–April 2014.
    • [First-Class Grade; Presented at Science in Society 2013; Published in Computers in Human Behavior]
  • Yong Zhihao Paul, June 2013–April 2014.
    • [First-Class Grade; Presented at HICE 2014; SPS-ARUPS Student Research Award 2015; Published in Frontiers in Psychology: Cognition]
  • Adeline New (Co-supervisor: Assoc Prof Maria Kozhevnikov), January 2015–November 2015.
    • [First-Class Grade]
  • Aloysius Koh Wei Lun, August 2015–April 2016.
    • [First-Class Grade; Published in Applied Cognitive Psychology]
  • Adalyn Heng Qiu Hui, August 2015–April 2016.
    • [First-Class Grade; Overall Best Psychology Thesis, AY2015–2016; OURP 2016; Presented at Psychonomics 2016]
  • Chin Yen Chai, August 2015–April 2016.
    • [First-Class Grade]
  • Amanda Low Chern Min, January 2016–April 2017.
    • [First-Class Grade]
  • Soh Wen Shi Micole, January 2016–April 2017.
  • Chan Tsin Damien, July 2017–April 2018.
    • [First-Class Grade]
  • Poh Hou Sheng, July 2017–April 2018.
    • [First-Class Grade]
  • Nicholas Lim Seng Yew, AY2018–19.
  • Chen Si, AY2018–19.
  • Quek Qian Yi, AY2018–19.
  • Gan Ying Ling Victoria, AY2018–19.

Independent research projects

  • Loh Kep Kee (Psychology), December 2010–April 2011.
    • [CBP 2012 Best Research Paper]
  • Seow Wei Qiang (University Scholars Programme–Life Sciences), December 2011–April 2012.
  • Jeong Eunkyung (University Scholars Programme–Psychology), May 2012–July 2012.
  • Wong Shi Hui Sarah (University Scholars Programme–Psychology), June 2012–November 2012.
  • Wong Qi Hao Gabriel (Psychology), January 2013–April 2013.
    • [Presented at RPIC 2013; Published in Frontiers in Psychology: Educational Psychology]
  • Yong Zhihao Paul (Psychology), June 2013–August 2013.
    • [Published in NUS CDTL Brief]
  • Aloysius Koh Wei Lun (Psychology), December 2014–February 2015.
  • Adalyn Heng Qiu Hui (University Scholars Programme–Psychology), December 2014–November 2015.
  • Amanda Low Chern Min (Psychology), August 2015–November 2015.
  • Wang Yushi (Psychology), August 2015–November 2015.
  • Elvis Tan Wei Siong (Psychology), January 2016–April 2016.
  • Gerard Christopher Yeo (Psychology), May 2016–November 2016.
  • Chan Tsin Damien (Psychology), July 2016–November 2016.
  • Jeremy Tan Yang Jing (Psychology), June 2017–November 2017.
  • Nicholas Lim Seng Yew, January 2018–.
  • Lew Zhi Xin Rachael, 13 February 2018–present.

Undergraduate research opportunities

  • Tan Jun Hao Nicholas, July 2011–November 2011.
    • [Presented at CogSci 2013; SPS Best Undergraduate Group Research Award 2013]
  • Wong Shi Hui Sarah, July 2011–November 2011.
    • [Presented at CogSci 2013; SPS Best Undergraduate Group Research Award 2013]
  • Chong Yao Chung Eugene, July 2012–November 2012.
    • [Presented at RPIC 2013]
  • Joy Sim Shi En, July 2012–November 2012.
    • [Presented at RPIC 2013]
  • Aaron Ng Tze Zhong, July 2012–November 2012.
    • [Presented at RPIC 2013]
  • Zhang Zhenggang, December 2013–March 2014 (student withdrew mid-way from NUS).
  • Ng Jun Peng Gavin, May 2014–December 2014.
    • [Presented at ICPS 2015]
  • Amanda Low Chern Min, December 2014–April 2015.
  • Chin Yen Chai, December 2014–April 2015.
  • Aloysius Koh Wei Lun, August 2015–November 2015.
  • Wang Yushi, January 2016–April 2016.
  • Quek Qian Yi, January 2017–April 2017.
  • Winston Tan Wen Jie, June 2017–November 2017.
  • Nicholas Lim Seng Yew, July 2017–November 2017.
  • Wong Pei Yi, July 2017–November 2017.
  • Gan Ying Ling Victoria, January 2018–April 2018.
  • Lim Yick Liang Kagen, 27 July 2018–present.
  • Sean Toh Han Yang, 2 August 2018–present.
  • Gabriel Lau Rongyang, 5 August 2018–present.

External research projects

  • Lin Fang Yi (NUS High School), 2009–2010.
    • [Presented at NUS High School Research Congress 2010]
  • Cally Owh (NUS High School), 2009–2010.
    • [Presented at NUS High School Research Congress 2010]
  • Divya Ramesh (NUS High School), 2009–2010.
    • [Presented at NUS High School Research Congress 2010]
  • Chow Dian Yi (Hwa Chong Institution–College), 2013.
    • [Presented at CogSci 2013]
  • Chow Kai Jin (Hwa Chong Institution–College), 2014.
    • [Presented at ACE 2015]

Stephen Lim Sustained Critical Thinking Award

The Stephen Lim Sustained Critical Thinking Award (SCTA) recognizes an NUS psychology undergraduate or concurrent degree programme student who has completed three or more academic modules under Dr. Stephen Lim's instruction since August 2010, and consistently demonstrated critical thinking excellence. In each year, usually no more than two SCTAs are conferred; the Award can be withheld if there are no truly deserving candidates.

The Stephen Lim SCTA honour roll is as follows:

  • Miss Dania Chan ShiHui (2012)
  • Mr Tan Zhi Hui Benjamin (2012)
  • Mr Tan Jun Hao Nicholas (2013)
  • Miss Wong Shi Hui Sarah (2013)
  • Mr Yong Zhihao Paul (2014)
  • Mr Ng Jun Peng Gavin (2015)
  • Miss Adalyn Heng Qiu Hui (2016)
  • Mr Elvis Tan Wei Siong (2017)

Stephen Lim Outstanding Young Graduand Award

The Stephen Lim Outstanding Young Graduand Award (OYGA) recognizes an academic descendant of Dr. Stephen Lim who has made remarkable progress in either academia or the industry within five years following his or her graduation from the National University of Singapore. This Award carries the highest honours from among the Stephen Lim student award series, and is conferred on an exceptional basis.

The Stephen Lim OYGA honour roll is as follows:

  • Mr Loh Kep Kee (2015) for outstanding achievements in academia
  • Mr Wong Zhenhui, Marcus (2015) for outstanding achievements in the industry
  • Ms Wong Shi Hui Sarah (2018) for outstanding achievements in academia

Stephen Lim All-Round Excellence Award

The Stephen Lim All-Round Excellence Award (AREA) recognizes a well-rounded NUS undergraduate or concurrent degree programme student under Dr. Stephen Lim's tutelage who has excelled in and beyond academic studies and research, demonstrating positive character development, influential resourcefulness and leadership, and a strong commitment to his or her community. This Award is conferred on an exceptional basis.

The Stephen Lim AREA honour roll is as follows:

  • Mr Aloysius Koh Wei Lun (2016)
  • Mr Elvis Tan Wei Siong (2017)

Service

International-level

  • Mentor of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite) Community Mentoring Program, 25 March 2015–December 2015.

National-level

  • Judge of 3 Minute Thesis Singapore 2018@NUS, 27 July 2018.
  • Mentor of Institute of Technical Education, November 2015–present.
  • Advisor of Action Research at St Andrew's Junior College, July 2012–June 2013.

University-level

  • Speaker, Academic Staff Orientation Talk on "Fostering a culture of teaching at the NUS", 26 October 2018.
  • Chair, NUS Teaching Academy Roundtable Discussion with NUS Educator-in-Residence Professor Anthony Harland (University of Otago) on "Towards a peer teaching mentoring culture at the university", 21 September 2018.
  • Chair, NUS Teaching Academy Flipped Meeting on "Towards a teaching mentoring culture at the NUS", 13 September 2018.
  • Chair, Panel Discussion, 2018 NUS Teaching Academy Roadshow @ FASS, National University of Singapore, 2 March 2018.
  • Teaching Peer-reviewer (Faculty of Law), National University of Singapore, 11 September 2017.
  • Facilitator of the NUS Teaching Academy Teaching and Learning Club on "Making sense of structured informal curriculum at NUS", 13 May 2016.
  • Chair of the Asia-SoTL SIG (Small-group projects), Office of  the Provost, 19 February 2016–13 February 2017.
  • Co-Chair of the NUS Teaching Academy Masterclass Speaker Series Discussion on “Holistic Higher Education”, 9 September 2015.
  • Host of the NUS Teaching Academy Masterclass Speaker (Prof. Anthony S. Bryk, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching), 6–10 September 2015.
  • Chair of Session 15 (Day 2), 7th International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Singapore, 11 December 2014.
  • University Representative for U21 Early Career Researcher Workshop on "Interdisciplinary Education, Internationalization and the Rise of Virtual Learning Platforms", University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), 1 November 2014.
  • Host of Educator-in-Residence Dinner, 22 August 2014.
  • Speaker for NUS Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning (CDTL) Teaching Enhancement Grant (TEG) Talks 2014/1 on "Encouraging Lifelong Learning Among Psychology Undergraduate Students", 22 April 2014.
  • Representative of FASS Deanery at 85th Anniversary Resilience Run, 29 March 2014.
  • Facilitator of NUS CDTL Teaching Assistants Programme (TAP) workshop on "Micro Teaching Session", 27 February 2014.
  • Faculty Designate for NUS President's Lunch, 21 November 2013.
  • Host of Educator-in-Residence Dinner, 10 October 2013.
  • Panelist of NUS Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning (CDTL) Postgraduate Students Series on "Planning and Managing Your Postgraduate Journey", 11 September 2013.
  • Facilitator of NUS CDTL Teaching Assistants Programme (TAP) workshop on "Leading Discussions and Seminars", 16 May 2013.
  • Member of Special Task Force [Chair: Vice-Provost (Education)], NUS Office of the Provost, May 2013.
  • Facilitator of NUS CDTL Professional Development Programme (Teaching) (PDP-T) workshop on "Small Group Teaching", 27 February 2013.
  • Facilitator of NUS CDTL PDP-T workshop on "Learning Outcomes", 7 August 2012.

Faculty-level

  • Representative of FASS in School Outreach (Innova Junior College), 15 September 2016.
  • Representative of FASS in School Outreach (Millennia Institute), 3 August 2016.
  • Reader, NUS Commencement 2016 (Ceremony C4), 8 July 2016.
  • Representative of FASS in School Outreach (River Valley High School), 11 May 2016.
  • Representative for FASS Top Students Outreach Luncheon, 16 April 2016.
  • Representative of FASS in School Outreach (Anderson Junior College), 29 January 2016.
  • Representative of FASS in School Outreach (Ngee Ann Polytechnic), 17 November 2015.
  • Representative of FASS in School Outreach (Global Indian International School), 6 October 2015.
  • Founding Chair, FASS Care and Connect Session, 16 September 2015.
  • Founder of FASS Joggers, 27 May 2015.
  • Selection Committee Member for the NUS Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize, April to May 2015.
  • Speaker and Representative for FASS Top Students Outreach Masterclass Series and Luncheon, 18 April 2015.
  • Representative of FASS in School Outreach (Jurong Junior College), 15 April 2015.
  • Co-founder of FASS Student Outreach Ambassador Scheme, 14 April 2015.
  • Founder of FASS Ensemble, 6 April 2015.
  • Representative of FASS in School Outreach (Anglo-Chinese School–Independent), 4 March 2015.
  • Representative of FASS in School Outreach (Tampines Junior College), 26 February 2015.
  • Co-Chair, Review Committee, FASS Celebrates SG50-NUS110, December 2014–December 2015.
  • Panelist of FASS Forward: Reading Articles & Writing Essays, 18 September 2014.
  • Representative of FASS in School Outreach (School of the Arts), 16 August 2014.
  • Resource Person for FASSforward! The Ultimate Research Challenge, 6 August 2014.
  • Ex-Officio Member, FASS Undergraduate Core Curriculum Revision Taskforce, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, 16 July 2014–30 June 2015.
  • Speaker for FASS Open House on Multidisciplinary Minor Programmes, 17 May 2014.
  • Chair, FASS Grade-free Education Taskforce, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, 2 May 2014–30 June 2015.
  • Selection Committee Member for the NUS Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize, April to May 2014.
  • Speaker for Second FASS Teaching Seminar on "Enthusing Students in Small Group Teaching", 22 April 2014.
  • Representative of FASS Deanery at NUS Open House, 15 March 2014.
  • Speaker for FASS at NUS Open House on Multidisciplinary Minor Programmes, 15 March 2014.
  • Teaching Peer-reviewer (Department of Sociology), March 2014.
  • Chair of "My Cup of Tea - Chat with Dr Stephen Lim", 17 February 2014.
  • Panelist of FASS Forward to the Exams: Exam Tips & Strategies, 5 November 2013.
  • Host of FASS One Day Work Experience Programme, 11 October 2013.
  • Teaching Peer-reviewer (Department of Communications and New Media), October 2013.
  • Panelist of FASS Forward: Reading Articles & Writing Essays, 17 September 2013.
  • Host of "My FASS Family" Host Programme 2013, 25 August 2013–December 2016.
  • Representative of FASS Deanery at the NUS Alumnus Ambassador Tea cum Event 2013, 17 August 2013.
  • Representative of FASS Deanery at the 55th NUSSU Rag and Flag 2013, 7 August 2013.
  • Representative of FASS Deanery at the NUS Department of Chinese Studies and Chinese Library 60th Anniversary Exhibition, 6 August 2013.
  • Speaker at FASS Freshmen Orientation Talks on Multidisciplinary Minor Programmes (with invited student guest Mr. Yong Zhihao Paul), 31 July 2013.
  • Speaker at FASS Freshmen Orientation Talks on European Studies, 31 July 2013.
  • Representative of FASS Deanery at FASStrack Asia Farewell Dinner, 19 July 2013.
  • Acting Representative of FASS Deanery at FASS Open House, 18 May 2013.
  • Representative of Psychology at FASS Polytechnic Admissions Talk, 24 April 2013.
  • Chair of FASS Forward to the Exams - Sharing Session, 11 April 2013.
  • Panelist of FASS Forward to the Exams - Sharing Session, 24 October 2012.
  • Teaching Peer-reviewer (Department of Social Work), September 2012.
  • Representative of FASS in Junior College Outreach (Innova Junior College), 27 July 2012.
  • Representative at the NUS Open House, 17 March 2012.
  • Teaching Peer-reviewer (Department of Economics), March 2012.

Department-level

  • Chair of Psychology Brownbag Talk (Speaker: Gavin Jun Peng Ng, UIUC), 17 August 2018.
  • Representative of Psychology at NUS Commencement, 19 July 2018.
  • Representative of Psychology at NUS Open House, 10 March 2018.
  • Level-4000 Coordinator, 1 July 2017–present.
  • Representative of Psychology at NUS Commencement, 10 July 2017.
  • Representative for FASS Top Students Outreach Luncheon, 22 April 2017.
  • Representative of Psychology at NUS Open House, 11 March 2017.
  • Chair of Psychology Blended Learning Taskforce, 10 June 2015–11 August 2017.
  • Chair of Psychology Brownbag Talk (Speaker: Sven-Amin Lembke, McGill University), 9 October 2014.
  • Vice-Chair of Psychology Alumni Relations and Fundraising Committee (Inaugural), 1 July 2014–30 June 2015.
  • Chair of Inaugural NUS Psychology Teaching Assistant Symposium 2014, 25 February 2014.
  • Member of Search Committee for FASS Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme, January 2014.
  • Co-Chair of First-year Undergraduate Studies Task Force, August 2012–October 2012.
  • Deputy Director of Undergraduate Studies, July 2012–June 2013.
  • Deputy Chair of Department Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, July 2012–June 2013.
  • Member of Psychology Executive Committee, July 2012–present.
  • Chair of Psychology Graduation Lunch 2012, June 2012–July 2012.
  • Teaching Peer-reviewer, March 2012–present.
  • Member of Search Committee for Teaching-Track Staff, August–November 2011; February–April 2012; April–May 2013.
  • Member of Department Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, July 2011–June 2012.
  • Coordinator for 1000-level Undergraduate Curriculum, July 2011–June 2013.
  • Coordinator for Student Exchange Programme (SEP), July 2010–June 2012; July 2013–June 2016; 1 January 2018–present.
  • Coordinator for Non-graduating (NG) Students, July 2010–June 2012; July 2013–June 2016; 1 January 2018–present.
  • Coordinator for University Scholars Programme (USP) Independent Study Modules, July 2010–June 2012; July 2013–June 2015.
  • Coordinator for Department Facebook, July 2010–June 2012.
  • Member of Publicity Committee, July 2010–June 2011.
  • Coordinator for Research Participant Programme, 2005–2006.

Community Services

  • Befriender, Befriending Programme, Community & Family Policy Branch, Rehabilitation & Reintegration Division, Singapore Prison Service, 2018–present.
  • Co-Staff advisor, NUS Cat Café, National University of Singapore, 2010–present.
  • Overseas humanitarian worker, 2006–2009.
  • Associate helper, Member of Parliament Meet-the-People sessions, Jurong GRC Singapore, 2002–2005.

Language Proficiencies

English, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and basic Bahasa Indonesia.

Music Proficiencies

Electone, Piano, Theory, Composition, Improvisation, Musicology, Violin, and basic Guitar.

Leisure Activities

My hobbies, where time permits, include fitness activities and the arts. I am a musician with interests in composing, arranging, and performing, and have recently returned to drawing (western art), writing (chinese literary works; some pieces appear in the 文艺作品 section), and running/swimming (see record below) –

Overseas races

  • Finisher of Eagle Creek Trail Half Marathon (13.1 miles), Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America, August 1, 2015.
  • Finisher of Sunburst Races–Half Marathon (13.1 miles), South Bend, Indiana, United States of America, June 6, 2015.

Local races

  • Finisher of Yellow Ribbon Prison Run (10 km), Singapore, 9 September 2018.
  • Finisher of REAL Swim (50 Laps), Singapore, 12 August 2017.
  • Finisher of Sundown Full Marathon (42.195 km), Singapore, 28-29 May 2016.
  • Finisher of Yellow Ribbon Prison Run (10 km), Singapore, September 2014.
  • Finisher of Jurong Lake Run (10 km), Singapore, June 2014.
  • Finisher of Sundown Half Marathon (21.1 km), Singapore, May 2014.
  • Finisher of Jurong Lake Run (10 km), Singapore, July 2013.
  • Finisher of Standard Chartered Full Marathon (42.195 km), Singapore, December 2009.
  • Finisher of Yellow Ribbon Prison Run (10 km), Singapore, September 2009.

文艺作品

纸飞机 ⊙林伟汉

 

那天客座演讲后,Isabelle Peretz 教授请吃法国餐。回家途中闲聊,教授注视说道:

“Without dreams, you die.”

梦想就像纸飞机,不会自动飞行。但纸飞机不会失事;死亡限于不曾折过纸飞机。能否再度起飞,在于你的信念与顽强。纸飞机同样能到达地北与天南。

— 著2014年7月28日(boul. Edouard-Montpetit, Montreal, Quebec, Canada • 02:02)

 

KISS THE RAIN ⊙林伟汉

 

雨天。
雨天较为可贵,因为在生活中,感觉上晴天占多数、雨天占少数。
雨天让人做一些雨间做的事。比方说,倾听雨言。接着四手联弹。或者夜间送食。甚至彻夜绕跑。

抑或者说,雨天让人回想起雨间做的一些事。
又或者说,雨天让人幻想到过雨晴天。
再或者问,重新开始好吗。

— 著2015年1月23日 (晴)(Montague Road, Cambridge, England • 01:14)

 

BENCH ⊙林伟汉

 

历经四季暑寒仍旧信实可靠
任由你躺坐也绝不会烦厌 (多久都没关系)
细听你所有的故事、体会你所有的感受
绝不会把你的秘密告诉其他路人
永远欢迎你回来坐一坐、聚一聚。

— 著 2015年1月26日 (晴)(Montague Road, Cambridge, England • 01:03)


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