About

Sean’s primary specialization is industrial and organizational psychology. His secondary specializations include emotions, well-being, and psychometrics. His studies focus on how we may enhance people's creativity as well as promote better health and overall well-being - both within and outside the workplace. Through his teaching positions held at the Singapore Management University, Prep-Zone Academy Singapore, and, presently, James Cook University Singapore, he has accumulated a wealth of teaching experiences - having taught classes consisting of demographically-diverse students from the IGCSE and IB Diploma level up to the PhD level. He is a full member of both the American Psychological Association (APA) and Singapore Psychological Society (SPS), and currently serves as Editorial Board Member at the Asian Journal of Social Psychology and Review Editor at Frontiers in Psychology (Emotion Science Section). He also conducts ad hoc peer-reviews for other notable academic journals, such as Organizational Psychology Review, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, and Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health.

Currently seeking expressions of interest from potential PhD students wishing to work in any area(s) listed below:

  • Creativity and Innovation - Examining factors that facilitate or impede the production of creative ideas (either alone or in work groups/teams).
  • Emotions, Health and Subjective Well-Being - Exploring ways to improve our physical and mental health (in any area, such as school, workplace, day-to-day life, etc.).
  • Psychometrics - Testing whether our scales and measures mean the same for different groups of participants. Projects aimed at creating new psychological test measures are also welcome.

Last but not least, research questions relating to COVID-19 and its associated psychological processes and/or impact are also welcomed.

Students who are interested in volunteering/assisting in an existing research project (Research Assistantship experience) may also drop an expression of interest via email. For senior/post-graduate students, there may also be opportunities for you to lead research projects (with supervision).

Teaching
  • PY3107: Psychological Assessment in Action (Level 3; SIN)
  • PY5406: Organisational Systems: Teams and Culture (Level 5; SIN)
  • PY5407: Personnel Assessment, Selection, and Development (Level 5; SIN)
Interests
Research
  • Creativity (Individual and Team)
  • Emotions, Health, and Subject Well-Being
  • Psychometrics
Experience
  • 2021 to present - Editorial Board Member, Asian Journal of Social Psychology
  • 2021 to present - Advisor, JCU Singapore Psychology Society
  • 2020 to present - Review Editor, Frontiers in Psychology (Emotion Science Section)
  • 2017 to 2019 - Research Award Reviewer, Association for Psychological Science
Honours
Awards
  • 2020 - Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2019 - Presidential Doctoral Fellowship Award
  • 2019 - Multidisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship Award
  • 2019 - Fred Long Award for Research Excellence
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