Administrative roles at NIE/NTU:

  • Associate Dean, Professional Development, Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning 2011 - 
  • Sub-Dean, Professional Development (In-service), Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning 2010 - 2011
  • Sub-Dean, Teacher Professional Development (In-service), Graduate Programmes & Research Office 2009 - 2010
  • Member, Certification and Accreditation Framework (CAF) Working Committee 2010 - 2012
  • TE21 Implementation - Portfolio Project Team member 2009
  • SSS/WITS committee member 2007 – 2009
  • IT Facilitator for HSSE on ACIS committee May 2002 – Jun 2006
  • Publicity representative for NIE E-carnival Committee Sep 2003 – Feb 2004
  • Committee Member on Nurturing Talented Undergraduates Programmes, NTU 1999

 

Administrative roles in the HSSE AG: 

  • Workload comittee 2008 - present
  • In-Service Coordinator Jul 2006 - 2011
  • HSSE SSS-WITS coordinator 2006 - 2010
  • HSSE AG BUZZ champion 2008 - 2009
  • Web Page Content Supervisor Jun 2000 - Jun 2009, Dec 2009 - Jun 2010
  • Budget/Resource/Facilities Committee Jan 2002 – to Jun 2010
  • IT Facilitator May 2002 – Jun 2006
  • Supervisor for Singapore Polytechnic Internship Programme 2003- 2005
  • Strategic Plan IT Working Group May 2002 – Jun 2006
  • Curriculum Committee Jan 2002 – Jul 2004

Roles in Professional Organizations

  • Chairperson of organizing committee and programme sub-committee of the International Geographic Union, Commission on Geographic Education Conference in Singapore August 2016
  • Programme Chair and Organising Committee Member, Southeast Asian Geography Association  (SEAGA) Conference 2014, Siem Reap, November 2014
    Session Chair for session on Teacher Education at the London International Conference on Education 2013, London, November 2013.
  • • Programme Chair and Organising Committee Member, Southeast Asian Geography Association Conference 2010, Hanoi, 23 to 26 November 2010.
    Chair of Organising Committee, Southeast Asian Geography Association Education Forum 2010 - Teaching and Learning Geography that matters, Singapore, 15 March 2010.
    Secretariat of Organising Committee, Southeast Asian Geography Association Education Forum 2009 - A Conversation on Challenges in Humanities Education, Singapore, 8 July 2009.
    Secretariat of Organising Committee, Southeast Asian Geography Association International Forum on Cities and Climate Change – Society and Policy Responses, Singapore, 14 February 2009.
  • Asia-Pacific Human Development Network (AP-HDNet), Human Development Report Unit, United Nations Development Programme - Climate Change Discussant, 2010
  • Southeast Asian Geography Association - President Feb 2010 to present; Secretary Jul 2005 to Feb 2010
  • Geography Teachers' Association, Singapore - Executive Committee member & webmaster Apr 2005- 2009
  • Association of American Geographers - Member 2009 to present
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) - Member 2008 to present
  • National Council of Geographic Education - Member 2009 to present
  • IGU Regional Network for Southeast Asia, Australasia and the Southwest Pacific (SEAASWP) - Member 2006 to present
  • Secretariat for Southeast Asian Geography Association International Forum, Feb 2009
  • Secretariat for Southeast Asian Geography Association International Forum, Jul 2007
  • Secretariat for the 8th Southeast Asian Geography Association conference, Nov 2006
  • Education Reserach Association, Singapore - Member 2000 - 2006
  • Programme and Publicity committee member for the first Primary Social Studies Symposium, Mar 2000.
  • Royal Meteorological Society - Member 1999 - 2000.

 Service as Reviewer

 

Editorial board member of:

  • International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education
  • Review of International Geographical Education Online 

 

Reviewer for the following Journals/Books:

  • Research in Geography Education
  • Journal of Geography in Higher Education
  • Education Media International
  • Encyclopaedia of Digital Libraries
  • Journal of Applied Meterorology
  • Singapore Economic Review

 

 

Service to Schools, Ministry of Education and Education related institutions.

  • Lesson Study project at Mayflower Seoncdary School (2015)
  • Invited speaker on "ICT use in the classroom" at Dunearn Secondary School  (2015)
  • Consulataion on Assessment for learning at Yuhua Secondary School (2014)
  • Invited speaker on "Climate Change begins at Home" at Methodist Girls School on Earth Day (2012)
  • Workshop facilitator for the Ministry of Education, CPDD-Humanities Conference (2012)
    Consultant on using Google Earth to raise student engagement at Dunearn Secondary School (2012)
  • Consultant on Fieldwork in Geography, Jurongville Secondary School 2011 (2011)
  • Consultant on Climate Change Education, Westwood Secondary School, 2011-2012 (2011)
  • Expert Mentor for HSSRP project, Gifted Education Branch Ministry of Education (2011)
  • PD workshop for Jurong Junior College on Questioning techniques (2011)
  • PD workshop for Raffles Girls School on GIS (2011)
  • Invitated speaker at  School of the Arts: Singapore's  Integrated Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS) Camp – "Conservation versus Development – Singapore’s Case" on 24 May 2010 (2010)
  • Invited speaker for S4 Cluster Geography workshop on 21st century skills for Geography, 22 Oct 2009 (2009)
  • Syllabus development Committee Member to MOE CPDD (2009)
  • Invited Speaker at The Tertiary Institutions Council for the Environment (TICE) Eco Camp 2009 on the topic of Climate Change and its impact on Singapore, 12 June 2009
  • Consultation as Web Designer for Association for American Geographers Center for Global Geography Education Phase 2 developer (2009-2009)
  • Consultation as Module Developer for Association for American Geographers Center for Global Geography Education Phase 2 developer (2008-2009)
  • Action Research with Greenridge Secondary School on using CLAP in Geography (2007)
  • School attachment at Zhonghua Secondary School (2007)
  • External Validation for School Assessment Branch, Ministry of Education (2006)
  • Curriculum review for Intergrated Curriculum Project at River Valley High School. (2006)
  • Working with teachers to conduct GIS projects at PJC & RJC (2005)
  • Guest Lecture at TJC, HCJC, MJC, NJC on Quaternary Environmental Change (2002-2005)
  • IT Consultant for Humanities Department at Nan Hua Secondary School (2004)
  • Conducted WebQuest workshop and developed multimedia Social Studies and Geography WebQuests for upper secondary classes with Humanities Department at Dunearn Secondary School (2003)
  • School attachment at Bukit Merah Secondary School and Damai Secondary School (2002)
  • Developed multimedia Social Studies and Geography WebQuests for upper secondary classes with Dunman Secondary School Humanities Department. (2002)
  • Consultation on developing a web-based Geography learning package as part of an InfoComm Development Authority supported project with AsknLearn. (2001)
  • Humanities Department Resource Person and developed interactive animated instructional materials for lower secondary Geography classes for Outram Secondary School (2000)

Service to Public

Service to Community in the form of giving comments to and being interviewed by press/media in professional capacity as a Geographer and Geography Educator as well as service to community in personal capacity.

Public Talks

  • Invited Speaker at The Tertiary Institutions Council for the Environment (TICE) Eco Camp 2009 on the topic of Climate Change and its impact on Singapore, 12 June 2009
  • Invited Speaker at Public Forum on "Environmental / Climate Change and Biodiversity" Jointly organised by the Singapore Institute of Biology & Singapore Science Centre, 23 August 2008.
  • Public Awareness Talk for HP Alumni group on Climate Change for Singapore, 24 March 2008.

Newspaper articles:

  • Interviewed by the Straits Times on the article “Global Warming + El Nino = Havoc” on 10 January 2007.
  • Interviewed by Straits Times on article “Day after tomorrow – World will have to deal with droughts, flooding, epidemics and famines, not in the future but within this lifetime” on 4 November 2006
  • Interviewed by Straits Times on article “Haze next year may be worse than 1997’s” on 30 October 2006.
  • Interviewed by Straits Times on article “Late rains mean haze may stay till end-Nov.” on 21 October 2006.

Television broadcasts:

  • Interviewed on Good Morning Singapore 《早安您好》on MediaCorp Channel 8 in June 2013 on issue of Haze in Singapore.
  • Interviewed on FOCUS 《焦点》 on MediaCorp Channel 8 on 14 January 2010 about the Arctic Oscillation and the abnormal low tempeartures in the winter of 2009/2010.
  • Interviewed on Good Morning 《早安您好》show on MediaCorp Channel 8 on 29 December 2009 about the Copenhagen Conference & Global Warming.
  • Interviewed on Good Morning 《早安您好》show on MediaCorp Channel 8 on 11 August 2009 about the return of the smoke haze in August 2009.
  • Interviewed on Good Morning 《早安您好》show on MediaCorp Channel 8 on 17 February 2009 about the causes and impact on the Victoria Bush Fires, Australia 2009.
  • Interviewed on Good Morning 《早安您好》show on MediaCorp Channel 8 on 12 May 2008 about the causes, impact and mitigtaion of Cyclone Nargis.
  • Interviewed on Good Morning 《早安您好》show on MediaCorp Channel 8 on 19 March 2008 the low temperatures in March 2008 and its relation to climate change.
  • Interviewed on Good Morning 《早安您好》show on MediaCorp Channel 8 on 8 November 2006 on the issue of climate change.
  • Interviewed on Chanel News Asia for the evening news on the smoke haze phenomenon on 12 October 2006 (Same interview was featured on Today Newspaper on 13 October 2006).

Radio broadcasts:

  • Interviewed on News Radio 938 as a panelist on the program “Opinion” about issues on environmentalism on 9 March 2007.
  • Interviewed on Radio Singapore International on program “Newsline” on “Indonesia appeals for understanding and help over fires polluting region“ on 13 October 2006.  

Community Work: 

  • Served as a volunteer for Movement for the Intellectually Disabled, Singapore. Yio Chu Kang Employment Development Centre for Christmas and Chinese New Year Events on 16 December 2004 and 5 March 2005

Qualifications 

  • B.A.Hons. (NUS, Sing)
  • M.A. (NTU, Sing)
  • PhD. (NTU, Sing)
     

Other Certificates 

  • Cert. Appreciation. Ministry of Education, School Appraisal Branch for conducting External Validation, 2006
  • Cert. Participation Commonwealth Geographic Bureau Climate Change Workshop, 2005.
  • Cert. Appreciation. International Council for Educational Media and Association for Educational Communications and Technology , 2005.
  • Cert. Accomplishment. Influencing others positively, Civil Service College, 2003. 
  • Cert. Completion. Advance ArcView GIS, ESRI South Asia, 2001.
  • Cert. Completion. Introduction to ArcVIew GIS, ESRI South Asia, 2001.

Scholarships:  

  • Nanyang Technological University Research Scholarship (1995-1997)
  • United Overseas Bank Children of Staff Scholarship 1991 (GCE 'A' Level) 

Awards :  

  • 15 year long-service award, NTU (2013)
  • 10 year long-service award, NTU (2008)
  • Excellence in Teaching Commendation, NIE (2002)
  • NUS Geographical Society Gold Medal (Top in Geography Honours Class, 1994/95)
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dean’s List (1993/94)
  • Department of Geography Book Prize (Top in Geography, Second examination BA, 1992/1993)
  • NUS Students' Arts and Social Sciences Club Bronze Award (1992/1993)  

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