New staff: Dr. Cheung Hoi Shan


Hoi Shan obtained her Ph.D. specialising in Developmental Psychology from the National University of Singapore in 2014, and joined the Department as a postdoctoral fellow in January 2015. She has a long-standing interest in the study of local parenting practices and their influence on children’s development, spanning from early childhood to adolescence. During her stint as a Senior Research Officer at the Singapore Children’s Society between 2004 and 2008, she conducted studies which looked at disciplinary and child care practices adopted by local parents, and the state of children’s social and emotional well-being in Singapore. She has also conducted research on parent-peer dynamics in the context of social support provision for adolescents. Her Ph.D. dissertation examined the influence of maternal sensitivity and children’s temperament on the quality of peer relationships in preschool. She is currently working with A/P John Elliott to investigate cultural differences in parenting practices, which may have implications on the interpretation of parent-child relationship quality and consequently children’s developmental outcomes.

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