Psychology Ph.D. student Stephanie Hilary Ma Xinyi emerged as winner of the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) NTU 2022 and 3MT SSS 2022 competition for her presentation on “Ageing Artfully in Singapore: Exploring the health and wellbeing impact of participatory arts and cultural heritage engagements among older adults”. She represented NTU at the 3MT Singapore Finals on 08th August 2022. She is grateful for the experience and generous support from Assoc. Prof Andy Ho, the OIKLS team and many others. Hilary continues to strengthen the empirical foundation for arts for health interventions locally and internationally.
Psychology Ph.D. student Shaik Muhammad Amin Bin Mohamed Basheer was presented with Best Postgraduate Student Research Award and the prestigious Fred Long Award for Research Excellence for his paper 'Recovery Needs and Psychosocial Rehabilitation Trajectory of Stroke Survivors (PReTS): An Overview of Systematic Reviews'. His paper critically examines the rehabilitation and recovery needs and trajectory of stroke survivors. Amin hopes to use this recognition as momentum to continue his pursuit of generating empirical and translational knowledge in addressing the myriad challenges that Singaporean stroke survivors and their families face with regularity.
Psychology Ph.D. students Sam Yan Ting Joyce, Dayton Leow Wei Yang and Alumnus Dr. V.Kopparumsolan were invited to give a talk on how technology can help to mitigate for the various challenges in polygraph assessment; specifically on how Virtual Reality may be used to recreate crime scenes and to improve eyewitness memory at the 54th Annual American Polygraph Association Seminar in Florida in August. Joyce shared the results of her study where memory recall in a virtual environment designed to resemble the original scene was found to be comparable to that in the actual physical scene. Moreover, memory performance in a virtual environment was also found to be better than memory recall produced by the use of photographs depicting the actual scene. The seminar was attended by individuals from the law enforcement and polygraph community - FBI, polygraph examiners, and personnel from the MINDEF Centre for Credibility Assessment in Singapore.
Ph.D. students, Kwa Kai Xiang-PPGA, Richelle-Joy Chia-Psychology and Wendy Tan-Psychology won a Commendation Award for their research proposal at NISTH’s (NTU Institute of Science and Technology for Humanity) ‘Ideas Challenge: AI for Humanity’ which aims to involve the entire campus community in mapping the fundamental issues and principles that would help guide the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the benefit of society and humanity. Their proposal laid out an ethical governance framework that sought to address key issues that an increasing AI influence on Singapore society can bring.