Dr Teoh completed her Ph.D. (Health and Social Psychology) at North Dakota State University, USA. During her Ph.D. studies, she received a Graduate Assistantship and Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. After being awarded her Ph.D., Dr Teoh joined Heriot-Watt University (Malaysia Campus; HWUM) as an Assistant Professor before joining James Cook University (Singapore Campus) as a Senior Lecturer in 2018.

Dr Teoh is a researcher in health and social psychology. Her research focuses mainly on psychological and cardiovascular responses to stress, and hence she develops two specific lines of research. In one line of research, she examines the social comforting and social encouragement effects of social support in response to stress. In a related line of research, she focuses on the benefits of online social support. Her Master’s and Ph.D. dissertations both focused on social support effects on cardiovascular responses to stress. At HWUM, she received a research grant from the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, to conduct a project that investigated the stress responses and well-being of women leaders. In addition to her main research focus, Dr Teoh has developed a research interest in energy behavior and attitudes toward renewable energy. She has been collaborating with engineers on several research grants related to techno-psychosocial implications of renewable energy.

Dr Teoh is seeking expressions of interest from potential Ph.D. students who wish to work in the following research areas:

- women leadership and stress responses,

- bedtime procrastination.

  • PY1102: Exploring Psychology 2 (Level 1; SIN)
  • PY2104: Health Psychology (Level 2; SIN)
  • Social encouragement and social comforting effects of social support
  • Cardiovascular and psychological responses to stress
  • Online social support
  • Bedtime procrastination
  • Attitudes toward renewable energy
  • 2024 to present - Associate Professor, James Cook University (Singapore)
  • 2018 to 2023 - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Singapore)
  • 2017 to 2018 - Programme Director, Psychology Undergraduate Programmes, Heriot-Watt University (Malaysia)
  • 2015 to 2018 - Assistant Professor, Heriot-Watt University (Malaysia)
  • 2007 to 2010 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Singapore)
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2021 - Feathers in Your Cap, Second Quarter 2021, James Cook University Singapore
  • 2023 - Singapore Psychological Society (Honorary Treasurer)
  • 2019 - Asian Association of Social Psychology
  • 2011 - Association for Psychological Science (Member)
  • 2018 - Fledge Funding, Energy Academy, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom; Project Title: Large Scale Solar Power: Solutions and Techno Social-Economic Implications to Malaysia in Meeting World Energy Challenges by 2030.
  • 2017 to 2018 - Global Challenges Research Workshop Project Support Funding, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom; Project Title: Bajau, The Lonely Island - A *Disruptive Model to Reconnect Unconnected Community
  • 2016 to 2018 - Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia; Project Title: Developing A Novel Model of Attributes and Well-being of Women Leaders in STEM
  • 2014 to 2015 - Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate School, North Dakota State University
  • 2010 to 2014 - Graduate Assistantship, North Dakota State University
  • 2004 to 2006 - Graduate Research Scholarship, National University of Singapore

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  • A Virtual Reality Approach to Improving Public Speaking Skills (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Breaking down the mindfulness construct and examining factors influencing mindfulness (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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