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.

Students who are interested in pursuing a PhD/Masters or any Higher Degree in Research (HDR) program in JCU Singapore under my supervision may choose to develop and lead a research project in any of the areas 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.
  • Other Contemporary Topics: Burnout (academic or workplace), psychological predictors of treatment/intervention compliance

Regarding scholarships, it should be noted that allocations are not decided by the academic supervisor. Instead, these are strictly assessed and decided upon by the university's committee. At present, these are only available on a competitive basis and are extremely limited. Hence, you can expect fewer administrative and/or logistical hurdles if you are prepared to be self-funded.

Students who are interested in volunteering/assisting in an existing research projects (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).

  • PY3107: Psychological Assessment (Level 3; SIN)
  • PY5406: Organisational Systems: Teams and Culture (Level 5; SIN)
  • Creativity (Individual and Team)
  • Emotions, Health, and Subject Well-Being
  • Psychometrics
  • 2023 to present - Voluntary Research Assistantship Coordinator, James Cook University Singapore
  • 2022 to present - Learning & Teaching Coordinator, James Cook University Singapore, School of Social and Health Sciences
  • 2021 to present - Editorial Board Member, Asian Journal of Social Psychology
  • 2020 to present - Review Editor, Frontiers in Psychology (Emotion Science Section)
  • 2021 to 2023 - Advisor, James Cook University Singapore Psychology Society
  • 2021 to 2023 - Bachelor of Arts Program Coordinator, James Cook University Singapore, School of Social and Health Sciences
  • 2017 to 2019 - Research Award Reviewer, Association for Psychological Science
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  • 2022 - Early Career Researcher Award
  • 2020 - Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2019 - Presidential Doctoral Fellowship Award
  • 2019 - Multidisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship Award
  • 2019 - Fred Long Award for Research Excellence

These are the most recent publications associated with this author. To see a detailed profile of all publications stored at JCU, visit ResearchOnline@JCU.

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 16+ research outputs authored by Dr Sean Lee from 2018 onwards.


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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Morality's Nudge on Creative Action (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Education Leadership and Change in China's "Double Reduction" Drive: Issues and Options (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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