Lee Kuan Yew Fellow and Professor of Psychology and Director, Behavioural Sciences Institute, Singapore Management University
David Chan received his PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University. He is Lee Kuan Yew Fellow, Professor of Psychology & Director of the Behavioural Sciences Institute at Singapore Management University (SMU), and Adjunct Principal Scientist at A*STAR. He was formerly Deputy Provost of SMU and Deputy Director of the Wharton-SMU Research Centre.
He has received several international awards and is the first non-American to receive the Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. His works have been cited in journal articles and books over 3000 times. He has served as Editor or board member on several journals.
He is consultant to numerous organizations in Singapore and United States; a member of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), Public Hygiene Council, Governing Board for the Workplace Safety and Health Institute, International Panel of Experts for the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Research Advisory Panel for the National Population and Talent Division, and Resource Panel for the National Environment Agency; a director on the Board of the Singapore Corporation of Rehabilitative Enterprises; and Chairman of the International Advisory Panel to the NCPG & National Addictions Management Service. He is Elected Fellow of several international associations of psychology.
He regularly writes invited op-ed articles for The Straits Times and appears on television news and current affairs programmes. He is the consultant to the television programme “Social Experiment” produced by Channel NewsAsia, which is a 5-part series that examines human social behaviours using scientific experiments.
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