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Patricia Meyer


Singapore Management University, SMU, challenges, social sciences, psychology, teaching, Research Methods in Social Sciences, students, associate dean, interim dean, IRB, ethics board, Behavioural Sciences Institute, Social Science Research Council


The interview covered: first involvement with SMU, challenges, his recollection and perspective from the early days of the School of Social Sciences until now, and his role as the Director of the Behavioural Sciences Institute.


Director, Behavioural Sciences Institute, SMU, 2009-present

Interim Dean, School of Social Sciences, SMU, 2007-2008

Prof David Chan was appointed as the Interim Dean of the newly set up School of Social Sciences from 2007 to 2008. The School of Economics and Social Sciences was split into the School of Economics and the School of Social Sciences in April 2007. He was the Vice Provost for Research, Graduate Studies & Faculty in 2008. He was Deputy Provost of SMU and Deputy Director of Wharton-SMU Research Centre from 2008 to 2011.

David Chan received his PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University. He is Lee Kuan Yew Fellow, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Behavioural Sciences Institute at Singapore Management University. He is also Adjunct Principal Scientist at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Co-Director of the Centre for Technology and Social-Behavioural Insights which is jointly established by A*STAR and SMU.


Asian Studies | Higher Education

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