Dr Teoh completed her PhD (Health and Social Psychology) at North Dakota State University, USA. During her PhD studies, she received a Graduate Assistantship and Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship. After being awarded her PhD, 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 PhD 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.

  • PY2104: Connecting Social, Psychological and Physical Health (Level 2; SIN)
  • Social encouragement and social comforting effects of social support
  • Cardiovascular and psychological responses to stress
  • Online social support
  • Energy behaviors
  • Attitudes toward renewable energy
  • 2018 to present - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Singapore)
  • 2015 to 2018 - Assistant Professor, Heriot-Watt University (Malaysia)
  • 2007 to 2010 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Singapore)
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Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 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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