About NUS Mind-Science Centre

Quality of mind is the wellspring of all successful enterprises and developing its potential holds the key to successful social and economic development of a country. In Singapore, developing mental resilience in the young and old is all the more crucial for maximizing our limited human resource.

The NUS Mind-Science Centre (NMSC) is an academic research centre at the Department of Psychological Medicine under the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. The Centre aims to be a knowledge center of excellence for psychological research, education and service with a non-drug approach. It will be unique in its distinctive Asian focus and combines the best tradition of Western scientific empiricism with Eastern philosophical thoughts. The Centre’s research is tailored to the local context with community-based translational programmes that will be scaled nationally.

 

VISION

An Undefeated Mind – building resilience across all ages

 

MISSION

  1. Research: Undertake research on mental resilience interventions across the age continuum using a non-drug, evidenced-based approach;
  2. Education: Capacity-building through the training of healthcare professionals, educators, caregivers and volunteer trainers to promote communities with an Undefeated Mind;
  3. Services: Translational research for the benefit of the community, which will create a network of shared knowledge and research;
  4. Policy-shaping: Influence government decision-making pertaining to mental health policies of the nation.

 

Objectives

  1. Education: Training of healthcare professionals, educators, caregivers and volunteer trainers to promote communities with an Undefeated Mind;
  1. Services: Community development, student development and international collaborations to create a network of shared knowledge and research;
  1. Research: Undertake research on mental resilience for adolescents and the elderly.

 

Leadership

Managing Board Members

Mrs Teo Poh Yim

Mr Wee Sin Tho (Chairman)
Senior Advisor, Office of NUS President

Dr Cheong Choong Kong (Senior Advisor)
former Chairman OCBC

Mr Tan Kwang Hwee (Special Advisor)
Managing Director of Newsman Realty

Prof Kua Ee Heok (Special Advisor)
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Psychological Medicine

Dr John Wong Chee Meng (Centre Director)
Head, Department of Psychological Medicine

Academic Committee Members

A/Prof Rathi Mahendran (Chair)
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Psychological Medicine

Prof Kua Ee Heok
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Psychological Medicine

A/Prof Simon Collinson
Deputy Director, Clinical Psychology Programmes at FASS

A/Prof Tan Chay-Hoon
Visiting Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine

Dr Tian Cheong Sing
Senior Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine

A/Prof Ng Tze Pin
Department of Psychological Medicine

A/Prof Roger Ho
Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine

Dr Johnson Fam
Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine

Dr John Wong Chee Meng (Centre Director, Ex-Officio)
Head, Department of Psychological Medicine

Administrative Staff

Mr Holman Chin
Director of Administration

Ms Lim Wee Cheng
Senior Executive

Mr James Chia
Senior Executive

Ms Joanne Yang
Project Executive

Research Staff

Ms Fadzillah Nur
Research Assistant

Mr Jonathan Wong
Research Assistant

Ms Rachael Lee
Research Assistant

Ms Michelle Wan
Research Assistant