Dr Singh’s Doctoral research focus was studying the effects of psychological distance on construal and judgement of organizational leaders. This research is now extending into exploring group-related domains of decision making, social judgement, and impression formation. In addition, with students and colleagues, she has also conducted research and published in health psychology. 

Dr Singh is also the post-graduate program coordinator for Masters in Psychological Science at JCUSingapore, is also the member and mentor for coordination for AusAsian Mental Health Research Alliance (AMHRA) and Member of Peoples, Cultures, and Careers Research Cluster

 Apart from her academic work experiences, she has spent time working with children with special needs at Varanasi and also worked with an organizational development consultancy firm based in Hyderabad, India. She aims to bring this medley of experiences to her lectures and provide students with diverse, active, and engaging classroom learning experiences.

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10th February 2016. Trust me: trust is the key to good relationships 

 6 September 2019. All psyched up for the working world

November/December 2023 All is calm


  • PY3105: Workplace Psychology (Level 3; SIN)
  • PY5401: Leadership, Creativity, and Innovation (Level 5; SIN)
  • PY5411: Consumer Psychology (Level 5; SIN)
  • Prosocial Behavior; Aging; Leadership Research: Perception and Judgment of Leaders in Different Domains. Interpersonal Judgment & Decision Making. Student Evaluation of Teaching. Social Cognition and Application of Construal Theories -I am currently seeking expressions of interest from motivated PhD candidates who share similar research interests.
  • Introduction to Psychology; Social Psychology; Advances in Social Psychology and Research Methods and Organisational Psychology
  • 2024 to present - Associate Professor, JCU, Singapore
  • 2016 to present - Senior Lecturer, JCU, Singapore
  • 2018 to 2023 - Ethics Advisor, JCU, Singapore
  • 2019 - Chair of the Scientific Committee, Asian Association of Social Psychology (AASP), the 2019 Small Group Conference Serving the Underserved in the Tropics: Making a Difference with Positive Psychology, JCU (Australia & Singapore)
  • 2016 to 2018 - Editorial Board Member, Journal of Tropical Psychology
  • 2016 to 2018 - Editorial Board Member, Journal of Social and Economic Studies
  • 2010 to 2015 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Singapore)
  • 2006 to 2009 - Teaching Assistantship, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
  • 2002 to 2004 - Teaching Assistantship, IIT Bombay (India)
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 2023 - Employee Recognition Award: Feather in your Cap: 2023
  • 2015 - Best Research Paper Award at Asian Congress of Applied Psychology (ACAP 2015) at Singapore
  • 2012 - JCU Rising Stars- Early Career Researcher Leadership Program
  • 2011 - Member of Asian Association of Social Psychology
  • 2019 to 2020 - Member of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • 2007 to 2015 - Member of Association for Psychological Science
  • 2012 to 2013 - Member of the International Congress of Psychology
  • 2019 to 2020 - JCUS and JCUA Cross-campus Collaboration Scheme, Research Grant
  • 2018 to 2019 - "Small Group Meeting" Grant from The Asian Association of Social Psychology
  • 2012 to 2013 - Internal Research Grant at JCU Singapore
  • 2011 to 2012 - Internal Research Grant at JCU Singapore
  • 2008 to 2009 - Graduate Research Support Scheme, NUS Doctoral Research Grant for field work
  • 2005 to 2009 - Graduate Research Scholarship- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences(FASS), National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • 2002 to 2004 - Teaching Assistant during MPhil at Indian Institute of Technology(IIT), Bombay, India

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 23+ research outputs authored by A/PROF Smita Singh from 2009 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.

  • Promoting adolescents' well-being through a gratitude intervention (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • A Mixed Methods Study Exploring Trainee Counsellors' Phenomenological Hindering Self-Focused Attention (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Social Media Use and Prosocial Behaviour (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • The Impact of Helicopter Parenting on Youths: A Multi-Method Approach (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Exploring Spirituality’s Mediating Effect on Self-Transcendent Influences on Prosocial Behaviour (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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