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Janelle Shaina Ng Hui Yi


 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Work Experience

  • Nanyang Technological University, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information – Research Assistant (September 2015 – Current)
    • Research contributions such as data analysis, literature reviews, report writing, interviewing, content analysis, assistance with instrument construction, grant writing, conference submissions, and paper writing
    • Research operations such as student assistant hiring, training, and management, organization and execution of data collection
    • Research experiences in the areas of intergenerational interactions/intergenerational learning, promotion of exercise, healthful cardiovascular and infectious disease prevention behavior primarily by exploring the use of new technologies
    • Administrative work such as grant management, tracking of finances, preparation of presentations and meetings
    • Liaison work such as meeting with and following up with research collaborators and research companies


Previous Work Experience

  • National Institute of Education, Office of Education Research – Research Assistant, Singapore Kindergarten Improvement Project (January 2015 – August 2015)
    • Proficiency with standardized psychological instruments for young children
    • On-site face-to-face data collection with students at local participating kindergartens
    • Developed proficiency in tailoring my interactions with the students to ensure smooth data collection
    • Often tasked to interview the ‘difficult’ students

  • Singapore Telecommunications Limited – Administrative Assistant, Central Support Group (February – May 2011) 
    • Data entry and other administrative work

  • PAP Community Foundation Kindergarten – Teaching Assistant (October 2010)
    • Classroom management
    • Ad-hoc one to one teaching
    • Preparation of teaching materials

    Skills

    • Data analyses using IBM SPSS Statistics Software
    • Thematic analysis
    • Managing and executing Computer Aided Telephone Interviewing (CATI)
    • Content analysis
    • Psychology Software Tools: E-Prime 2.0
    • Standardized Psychological Assessments:
      • Test of Early Mathematics Ability, 3rd Edition (TEMA-3)
      • Bilingual Language Assessment Battery (BLAB)
      • A Developmental NEuroPSYchological Assessment, 2nd Edition (NEPSY-II)
      • Raven’s Progressive Matrices
      • Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing, 2nd Edition (CTOPP-2)
      • The Dimensional Change Card Sort (DCCS)
      • Inventory of Early Development, 3rd Edition (IED-III)

    Conferences

    • Lwin, M. O., Malik, S., Ng, J. S., Chua, S. J. T., Goh, C. S., Kang, V. B. T., & Chen, G. P. (2018). Longitudinal effects of intergenerational health education intervention for hypertension prevention on children and family members. Paper presented at the D. C. Health Communication Conference (DCHC) 2019 in Fairfax, Virginia.
    • Lwin, M. O., Sheldenkar, A., Lau, J., Ng, J. S., Panchapakesan, C., & Jayasundar, K. Evaluating Epihack: A process-driven critique of the epidemiological hackathon framework. Paper presented at the Communication, Medicine, and Ethics Conference 2018 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
    • Sheldenkar, A., Lwin, M. O., Lau, J., Ng, J. S., Panchapakesan, C., Jayasundar, K., … Smith, H. Social media use in health preparedness messaging: a perspective from the Singapore Zika outbreak. Paper presented at the Communication, Medicine, and Ethics Conference 2018 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
    • Jayasundar, K., Lwin, M. O., Lau, J., Ng, J. S., Panchapakesan, C., Sheldenkar, A., … Smith, H. A population level survey on facilitators and barriers toward influenza vaccine uptake in Singapore. Paper presented at the Communication, Medicine, and Ethics Conference 2018 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
    • Lwin, M. O., Shin, W., Yee, A. Z. H., & Ng, J. S. (2017). The influence of parent-child communication on children’s food attitudes, eating intentions and behaviors: The mediating effect of individual cognitive factors. Paper presented at the D. C. Health Communication Conference (DCHC) 2017 in Washington, D.C.
    • Lwin, M. O., Malik, S., & Ng, J. S. (2017). Assessing the impact of nationwide guidelines on television food advertising to children in Singapore. Paper accepted for presentation at the International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity 17th Annual Meeting 2018 in China, Hong Kong.
    • Lwin, M. O., Lam, J. Y., Ng, J. S., & Malik, S. (2017). Characteristics of women’s health information seeking behavior and health information sources: An intercultural comparison. Paper presented at the International Communication Association’s 67th Annual Conference in San Diego, California.
    • Lwin, M. O., Yee, A. Z. H., Lau, J., Ng, J. S., Lam, J. Y., & Cayabyab, Y. (2017). A macro-level assessment of introducing children food advertising restrictions on children’s unhealthy food cognition and behavior. Paper presented at the International Communication Association’s 67th Annual Conference in San Diego, California.
    • Ng, J. S., Veera, R., & Suárez, L. A. (2015). Pinyin Interference Effects during Mandarin Word Recognition. Presented at the Tenth International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB10) in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

    Papers

    • Panchapakesan, C., Sheldenkar, A., Cayabyab, Y., Ng, J. S., Lu, J., & Lwin, M. O. (2018). A comparison between the predictors of vaccine uptake intentions for influenza and dengue. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(12), 2694.
    • Sheldenkar, A., Panchapakesan, C., Ng, J. S., Lau, J., Jayasundar, K., Horathalge, K., Crawley, A. W., Wimalaratne, P., & Lwin, M. O. (2018). Epihack Sri Lanka: Development of a mobile surveillance system for dengue fever. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. [Revising]
    • Lwin, M. O., Yee, A. Z. H., Lau, J., Ng, J. S., Lam, J. Y., & Cayabyab, Y. (2019). A macro-level assessment of introducing children food advertising restrictions on children’s unhealthy food cognition and behavior. International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity. [In review]
    • Lwin, M. O., Lam, J. Y., Ng, J. S., Malik, S., & Kim, H. K. (2019). Women’s health literacy and information seeking from four countries. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health [Short report in progress]

    Education

    • Nanyang Technological University (Current student) – Master of Communication Studies
    • James Cook University Singapore (2015) – Bachelor of Psychology (Hons Class 2A)
    • Meridian Junior College (2009)
    • Ngee Ann Secondary School (2007)

    Appointments and Leadership

    • James Cook University Psychology Society – Member (2014 – 2016)
    • Ngee Ann Secondary School Alumni Committee – General Member (2013 – 2015)
    • Tampines East Toastmasters Club – General Member (2011 – 2012)
    • Ngee Ann Secondary School Student Council Leadership Programme – Vice-President, Organising Committee (2008)
    • Ngee Ann Secondary Alumni Maths/Science Mentoring Programme – Overall Coordinator (2008)
    • Ngee Ann Secondary School Choir – Leader, Contralto Section (2006 – 2007)
    • Ngee Ann Secondary School Student Council – General Member, Logistics Division (2006 – 2007)

    Awards

    • Co-Curricular Activity Colours Award, Choir – Meridian Junior College (2009)
    • Festival of Songs Olomouc, Choirs, 1st Runner-up – Meridian Junior College (2008)
    • Outstanding Leadership Award – Ngee Ann Secondary School (2007)
    • Singapore Youth Festival, Choirs, Silver Award – Ngee Ann Secondary School (2007)
    • Ngee Ann Polytechnic Life Science Business Plan Competition, Merit Award – Ngee Ann Secondary School (2006)
    • Singapore Youth Festival, Choirs, Gold Award – Ngee Ann Secondary School (2005)

    Languages

    • Fluent in written and spoken English
    • Fluent in spoken Mandarin

    Other Interests and Activities

    • Gemology
    • Bespoke jewelry crafting
    • Vocalist

    References

    • May Oo Lwin (Dr), Associate Dean (Special Projects) at the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, Director for University Scholars Programme, Professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information Email: tmaylwin@ntu.edu.sg
      Tel: 6790 6669/6908 3344
    • Lidia Suárez Abalos (Dr), Senior Lecturer, Psychology, James Cook University, Singapore
      Email: lidia.suarez@jcu.edu.au
      Tel : 6576 6882
    • Patrick Lin (Dr), Senior Lecturer, Psychology, James Cook University, Singapore
      Email: patrick.lin@jcu.edu.au
      Tel: 6576 6883
    • Natalie Pang (Dr), Senior Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Institute of Public Policy Social Lab, National University of Singapore Email: natalie.pang@nus.edu.sg
      Tel: 6601 5429