Psychological Studies

Academic Group

  • At Psychological Studies Academic Group, we have a team of educators and psychologists passionate about the application of psychology to the art of education. In this era of globalization and the rapid proliferation of knowledge and technology, schools and individuals have to cope with change and be able to see new promises and challenges.

    Psychology is an integrative discipline to help us advance our understanding of human thought and behavior to help people cope, adapt and learn at their best. We also learn and collaborate with scientists and educators in diverse fields such as early childhood, special education, learning sciences, prevention science, cognitive science and the education of specific disciplines (e.g. language, mathematics and science education).

    As scholars and educators, we see ourselves as facilitators and mediators to make the wealth of research and knowledge in the diverse fields of psychology (such as educational and school psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, counseling psychology and psychometrics) more accessible to the community – our undergraduates, pre-service teachers, in-service teachers and aspiring specialists in guidance, counseling and applied psychology.

    We believe in mentoring, building people and creating learning communities and networks that will enable our trainee teachers, counselors and aspiring specialists to not only to acquire professional knowledge, skills and competence but also form lasting interest groups to support their professional lives and practices.

    We welcome you to enjoy the journey with us each time you embark on a course that applies this fascinating field of psychology, whether it be helping individuals learn, counseling the young and adults or doing dynamic assessments. We also welcome collaboration from professionals and researchers in our quest to enhance the application of psychology to empower the education enterprise.

    Our Vision

    To achieve excellence in the academic preparation and professional training of teachers, psychologists, counsellors and assessment specialists.

    To achieve distinction in research aimed at advancing knowledge, improving educational practices of teachers, and promoting professionalism amongst psychologists, counsellors and assessment specialists.

    To provide consultancy and quality psychological, counselling and assessment services to schools and community.

    To become a leader in the promotion of psychological knowledge, its application and research in Singapore and beyond.

    Our Mission

    To promote the understanding, application and research of psychology in the areas of learning and teaching, counselling, psychological testing and educational assessment amongst the teaching profession and the community at large.

    Head, Psychological


    Associate Professor
    Ang Pei-Hui, Rebecca

  • The NIE Wellness Centre offers affordable psychological services and counselling of a high standard to National Institute of Education trainees, Nanyang Technological University staff and students and to the general public . The centre also functions as a unit that trains postgraduate educational psychology and counselling students.

    Please visit the NIE Wellness Centre page for more information.

  • Psychological Studies Academic Group

    Block 2 Level 3 Room 104A (General Office)
    National Institute of Education
    1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616
    Tel: (65) 6790 3199 (General Enquiries)
    Fax: (65) 6896 9410

    NIE Wellness Centre

    Wellness Hotline: 6790 3318 (Ms Cecilia Tan)

    Dr Kristina Burgetova (Centre Manager):

    Enquiries Related to the Department

    Head, PS
    Dr Rebecca Ang:

    Deputy Head, PS
    Dr Caroline Koh:

    Assistant Head (Higher Degree)
    Dr Nie Youyan:

    Assistant Head (Research)
    Dr Albert Liau:

    Enquiries Related to Specific Programmes

    Please contact the relevant Programme Leaders listed below:

    Initial Teacher Preparation Programmes

    Ms Yvonne Seng:

    Dr Stefanie Chye:

    Postgraduate Diploma in Education - Pri (PGDE-Pri)
    Ms Yvonne Seng:

    Postgraduate Diploma in Education - Sec/JC (PGDE-Sec/JC)
    Dr Tan Chee Soon:

    Higher Degree Programmes

    Master of Arts (Applied Psychology)
    Dr Yeo Lay See:

    Master of Arts (Counselling & Guidance)
    Dr Lee Boon Ooi:

    Master of Education (Developmental Psychology)
    Dr Nie Youyan:

    Master of Education (Educational Assessment)
    Dr Quek Khiok Seng:

    Doctor in Education
    Dr Gregory Arief Liem:

    Higher Degree by Research (PhD & MA by Research)
    Dr Anu Dutt:

    Professional Development Programmes

    Certificate in Educational Support
    Dr Chong Wan Har:

    Diploma in Educational Psychology
    Dr Chelsea Chew:

    In-Service Courses
    Dr Lee Boon Ooi:

    Teacher Leaders Programme
    Dr Isabella Wong: