Research Fellow

PhD in Medical Studies, University of Exeter, Medical School, UK

Discipline/s

Social and Environmental Psychology

Contact

64994053

samuel_chng@sutd.edu.sg

Biography

Samuel Chng is an applied social and environmental psychologist specialising in decision-making and behaviour change research. His research focuses on the understanding, mapping and changing of decision-making process in order to change behaviour patterns in the areas of sustainability and technology use.

Currently, he heads the Urban Psychology Lab within the Smart Cities Lab in the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. He has been involved in a number of multidisciplinary, cross-institutional and international research projects and his research focuses on having both practical and policy impact.

Selected ongoing projects:

- Perception and acceptance of Autonomous Vehicles (2020-2021)

- Organising workers through digital means (2020-2021)

- Digital Workplace 4.0 (2018-2021): https://digitalworkplace.sutd.edu.sg/

- Predicting adversarial behaviours and their motivation for automated network defense (2019-2021): https://cyberlab.sutd.edu.sg/project/predicting-adversarial-behaviours-and-the-motivation-for-automated-network-defense/

Education

  • PhD in Medical Studies, University of Exeter, Medical School, UK (2017)
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Hons),  James Cook University, Australia (2013)

Publications

  • Chew, Jocelyn. & Chng, Samuel. (In press). COVID-19 pandemic response behaviours: A Singapore experience of the “Circuit Breaker”. Translational Behavioural Medicine.
  • Chng, Samuel. & Borzino, Natalia. (2020). Predictors of Environmental Behaviour: The Role of Value Orientations, Environmental Concern and Beliefs in Singapore. In: E. Quah & R. Schubert (Eds.), Sustainability and Environmental Decision Making. Sustainable Development (pp. 1-22). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-6093-4_14-1
  • Kurniawan, Jude Herijadi., Chng, Samuel. & Cheah, Lynette. (In press). Social acceptance of autonomous vehicles. IEEE Potentials.
  • Borzino, Natalia., Chng, Samuel., Mughal, Muhammad Omer. & Schubert, Renate. (2020). Willingness-to-Pay for Urban Heat Island Effect Mitigation in Tropical Countries: A case study of Singapore. Climate, 8(7), 8070082. doi: 10.3390/cli8070082
  • Chng, Samuel. & Cheah, Lynette. (2020). Understanding Autonomous Road Public Transport Acceptance: A Study of Singapore. Sustainability, 12(12), 4974. doi: 10.3390/su12124974
  • Chatterjee, Kiron., Chng, Samuel., Clark, Ben., Davis, Adrian., De Vos, Jonas., Ettema, Dick., Handy, Susan., Martin, Adam & Reardon, Louise. (2020). Commuting and Wellbeing: A Critical Overview of the Literature with Implications for Policy and Future Research. Transport Reviews.  doi: 10.1080/01441647.2019.1649317
  • Borzino, Natalia., Chng, Samuel., Nevat, Ido & Schubert, Renate. (2020). Willingness-to-pay and preferences for heat mitigation measures in Singapore. Singapore-ETH Centre. doi: 10.3929/ethz-b-000439152
  • Borzino, Natalia., Chng, Samuel., Chua, Rochelle., Nevat, Ido & Schubert, Renate. (2020). Outdoor Thermal Comfort and Cognitive Performance of Older Adults in Singapore: A field quasi-experiment. Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC). doi: 10.3929/ethz-b-000432015
  • Cheah, Lynette., Blessing, Lucienne., Chng, Samuel., Kurniawan, Jude Herijadi & Miller, Kristine. (2020). Designing for adoption of autonomous mobility services. Report for Daimler.
  • Chng, Samuel., White, Mathew., Abraham, Charles., & Skippon, Stephen. (2019). To drive or not to drive? A qualitative comparison of car ownership and transport experiences in London and Singapore. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 100030. doi: 10.1016/j.trip.2019.100030
  • Chng, Samuel., White, Mathew., Abraham, Charles., & Skippon, Stephen. (2019). Consideration of environmental factors in reflections on car purchases: Attitudinal, behavioural and socio-demographic predictors among a large UK sample. Journal of Cleaner Production, 230, 927-936. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.05.179
  • Poon, King Wang., Chng, Samuel., Willems, Thijs., Haridas, Gayathri., Norhashim, Norakmal Hakim Bin., Subhan, Mohamed Salihin., Gan, Sarah., Goh, Galvyn., Apsley, Holly & Vinod, Radha. (2019). Polarising of job opportunities – Charting new pathways and adopting new technologies. Singapore: Ong Teng Cheong Labour Leadership Institute, National Trades Union Congress. ISBN: 978-981-14-0858-8
  • Chng, Samuel., Abraham, Charles., White, Mathew P., Hoffmann, Christin & Skippon, Stephen. (2018). Psychological theories of car use: An integrative review and conceptual framework. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 55, 23-33. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2017.10.009
  • Cheah, Lynette., & Chng, Samuel. (2018). Perceptions and planning for future transportation technologies. Report for the Public Transport Council.
  • Chng, Samuel. & Sania, Sadiq. (2017). Adolescents’ subjective appraisals: Relationships with body image and dieting attempts. International Journal of School Health, e44761. doi: 10.5812/intjsh.44761
  • Chng, Samuel. (2017). Commute Decisions: The Role of Urban Density, Travel Distance and Public Transport Accessibility. Available at SSRN. doi: 10.2139/ssrn.3599960
  • Chng, Samuel., White, Matthew., Abraham, Charles., & Skippon, Stephen. (2016). Commuting and wellbeing in London: The roles of commute mode and local public transport connectivity. Preventive Medicine, 88, 182-188. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.04.014
  • Chng, Samuel. & Fassnacht, Daniel. (2016). Parental comments: Relationships with gender, body dissatisfaction, and disordered eating in Asian young adults. Body Image, 16, 93-99. doi: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2015.12.001
  • Chng, Samuel., White, Matthew., Abraham, Charles., & Skippon, Stephen. (2015). Car commute differences within urban England and Wales. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 6(3), 46
  • Chng, Samuel. & Fassnacht, Daniel. (2013). Parental influences on young adult body dissatisfaction and disordered eating: The role of gender. Proceedings of the International Conference on Managing the Asian Century. doi: 10.1007/978-981-4560-61-0_34
  • Chng, Samuel., White, Matthew., Abraham, Charles., & Skippon, Stephen. (2015). Car commute differences within urban England and Wales. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 6(3), 46

Conference Presentations/Proceedings

  • Chng, Samuel. (2020, Sep). Understanding citizen’s aspirations for their cities’ mobility and its relationship with acceptance of autonomous vehicles: A case of Singapore. Paper presented at The 8th World Sustainability Forum.
  • Chng, Samuel. & Cheah, Lynette. (2020, Sep). The future of road public transit: Autonomous and accepted? Paper presented at The 8th World Sustainability Forum.
  • Chng, Samuel. & Cheah, Lynette. (2020, Aug). Understanding Acceptance of Autonomous Road Public Transport in Singapore. Paper presented at The Second Bridging Transportation Researchers Conference.
  • Chng, Samuel., Anowar, Sabreena & Cheah, Lynette. (2020, Jan). Preferences for Autonomous Public Transit Vehicles: Insights from A Survey and A Public Engagement Event in Singapore. 99th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., USA.
  • Chng, Samuel. & Cheah, Lynette. (2019, Oct). Public acceptance of autonomous road public transport in Singapore. Paper presented at 26th ITS World Congress, Singapore.
  • Trenerry, Brigid., Haridas, Gayathri., Chng, Samuel., , Wang, Yang & Lim, Sun Sun. (2019, Aug). The gender implications of the future of work in Singapore. Gender Summit 16, Singapore.
  • Chng, Samuel. & Gan, Sarah. (2019, Jul). Individuals in Smart Cities: Understanding how individuals perceive and react to technological introductions. Paper presented at the 13th Biennial Asian Association of Social Psychology.
  • Haridas, Gayathri., & Chng, Samuel. (2018, Sep) Understanding Digital Health in Smart Singapore. Paper presented at Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Chng, Samuel. (2018, Jun). Encouraging low-emission vehicles purchases? Understand the underlying pro-environmental attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours. Paper presented at the International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montreal, Canada.
  • Chng, Samuel., Haridas, Gayathri., & Willems, Thijs. (2018, Jun). Developing a framework of technology adoption and resistance for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Poster presented at the International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montreal, Canada.
  • Chng, Samuel., Poon, King Wang., Hakim Norhashim, Norakmal., Haridas, Gayathri & Willems, Thijs. (2018, Jun). Understanding the employees’ perception of new technologies during digital transformation: A pilot study. Paper presented at the Singapore Congress on Applied Psychology, Singapore.
  • Chng, Samuel. (2018, May). The psychology of sustainable transport decisions: Car use, car purchase and beyond. Paper presented at The Psychology of Sustainable Consumption, Philadelphia, USA.
  • Chng, Samuel(2017, Nov). Towards a unified framework of adoption of healthcare technologies. Poster presented at the Future Health 2017: Innovations Transforming Healthcare, Singapore.
  • Willems, Thijs., Chng, Samuel., Haridas, Gayathri., & Poon, King Wang. (2017, Oct). The shifting landscape of work and organisation: Exploring power relations at work in the Digital Society. Paper presented at The Industrial Revolution 4.0: Preparing for Disruptive Technologies in 21st Century Asia, Singapore.
  • Chng, Samuel. (2017, Aug). Exploring the role of access to public transport in commute choices and wellbeing in London. Paper presented at the Commuting and Wellbeing: Academic Symposium, University of West England, Bristol, UK.
  • Trenerry, Brigid., Haridas, Gayathri., Chng, Samuel., Zainal Shah, Suhailah., Oh, Peng Ho., Wang, Yang & Lim, Sun Sun. (2019, Aug). The gender implications of the future of work in Singapore. Gender Summit 16, Singapore.