Research Fellow

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

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.

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. Currently, he is a Research Fellow in the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities at the Singapore University of Technology and Design.

 

Selected ongoing projects:

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

- Designing for Adoption of Autonomous Mobility Services (2019-2020)

- Cooling Singapore (2017-2020): https://www.coolingsingapore.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)

Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Chng, S. & Borzino, N. (In press). Predictors of Environmental Behaviour: The Role of Value Orientations, Environmental Concern and Beliefs in Singapore. Sustainable Development: Sustainability and Environmental Decision Making, Springer.
  • Chng, S., White, M., Abraham, C., & Skippon, S. (In press). To drive or not to drive? A qualitative comparison of car ownership and transport experiences in London and Singapore. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives
  • Chatterjee, K., Chng, S., Clark, B., Davis, A., De Vos, J., Ettema, D., Handy, S., Martin, A., & Reardon, L. (In press). Commuting and Wellbeing: A Critical Overview of the Literature with Implications for Policy and Future Research. Transport Reviews. doi: 10.1080/01441647.2019.1649317
  • Chng, S., White, M., Abraham, C., & Skippon, S. (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
  • Chng, S., Abraham, C., White, M., Hoffman, C., & Skippon, S. (2018). Psychological theories of car use: An integrative review and conceptual framework. Journal of Environmental Psychology. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2017.10.009
  • Chng, S. & Sani, A. S. (2017). Adolescents’ subjective appraisals: Relationships with body image and dieting attempts. International Journal of School Health, e44761. DOI: 10.5812/intjsh.44761
  • Chng, S., White, M., Abraham, C., & Skippon, S. (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, S. & Fassnacht, D. (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, S., White, M., Abraham, C., & Skippon, S. (2015). Car commute differences within urban England and Wales. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 6(3), 46

Research Reports

  • Poon, K. W., Chng, S., Willems, T., Haridas, G., Norhashim, N. H. B., Subhan, M. S., Gan, L. H. S., Goh, Z. A. G., Apsley, H. L., & Vinod, R. (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
  • Cheah, L., & Chng, S. (2018). Perceptions and planning for future transportation technologies. Report for the Public Transport Council.

Conference Presentations

  • Chng, S. (2019). Human-robot collaboration. Port Security and Modernisation, Singapore.
  • Chng, S. & Cheah, L. (2019). Public acceptance of autonomous road public transport in Singapore. Paper presented at 26th ITS World Congress, Singapore.
  • Trenerry, B., Haridas, G., Chng, S., Shah, S. Z., Oh, P. H., Yang, W., & Lim, S. S. (2019). The gender implications of the future of work in Singapore. Gender Summit 16, Singapore
  • Chng, S. & Gan, S. (2019). Individuals in Smart Cities: Understanding how individuals perceive and react to technological introductions. Paper presented at the 13th Biennial Asian Association of Social Psychology.
  • Chng, S. (2019). Industry partnerships for advancing electric vehicle infrastructure in Asia. Electric Vehicles Asia 2019, Singapore.
  • Haridas, G., & Chng, S. (2018) Understanding Digital Health in Smart Singapore. Paper presented at Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Chng, S. (2018). 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, S., Haridas, G., & Willems, T. (2018). 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, S., Poon, K. W., Horhashim, N. H. B., Haridas, G., & Willems, T. (2018). Understanding the employees’ perception of new technologies during digital transformation: A pilot study. Paper presented at the Singapore Congress on Applied Psychology, Singapore.
  • Chng, S. (2018). The psychology of sustainable transport decisions: Car use, car purchase and beyond. Paper presented at The Psychology of Sustainable Consumption, Philadelphia, USA.
  • Chng, S. (2017). Towards a unified framework of adoption of healthcare technologies. Poster presented at the Future Health 2017: Innovations Transforming Healthcare, Singapore.
  • Willems, T., Chng, S., Haridas, G., & Poon K. W. (2017). 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, S. (2017). 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
  • Chng, S., Abraham, C., White, M., & Skippon, S. (2016). Applying psychological theories to sustainable transportation: A review of its use. Poster presented at the British Environmental Psychology Conference 2016, Surrey, UK
  • Chng, S., Abraham, C., White, M., & Skippon, S. (2016). Transport decisions in Singapore and London: Exploring socioeconomic and environmental differences. Poster presented at the British Psychological Society, Social Psychology Section Annual Conference, Cardiff, UK 
  • Chng, S., Abraham, C., White, M., & Skippon, S. (2016). How much do psychological theories explain car use? Poster presented at the British Psychological Society, Social Psychology Section Annual Conference, Cardiff, UK
  • Chng, S. (2016). Exploring the relationships between adolescent self-appraisals and body image and dieting. Poster presented at the British Psychological Society, Social Psychology Section Annual Conference, Cardiff, UK
  • Chng, S., Abraham, C., White, M., & Skippon, S. (2016). Is happier commuting in cities possible? Insights from Singapore and London. Paper presented at the Singapore Congress of Applied Psychology 2016, Singapore 
  • Chng, S., Abraham, C., White, M., & Skippon, S. (2016). From driving to public transport: The case of UK and Singapore. Paper presented at the Malaysia-Singapore Research Conference 2016, Cambridge, UK 
  • Chng, S., Abraham, C., Hoffmann, C., White, M., & Skippon, S. (2016). Urban travel mode choices and wellbeing: Insights through a psychological lens. Poster presented at 13th International Conference on Urban Health, San Francisco
  • Chng, S., White, M., Abraham, C., & Skippon, S. (2016). Determinants and effects of travel mode choices in urban spaces: The case of London. Paper presented at Association of American Geographer 2016 Annual Meeting, San Francisco
  • Fassnacht, D., & Chng, S. (2015). Parental comments and their influence on body dissatisfaction and disordered eating. Paper presented at European Council on Eating Disorders 2015 Meeting, Heidelberg, Germany 
  • Chng, S., Abraham, C., & White, M. (2015). Commuting and psychological wellbeing in London: To walk or drive?. Paper presented at European Health Psychology Society Conference 2015, Limassol, Cyprus
  • Chng, S., Abraham, C., & White, M. (2015). Does driving to work in London affect psychological wellbeing? Poster presented at 11th Biennial Conference on Environmental, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Chng, S., White, M., Abraham, C., & Skippon, S. (2015). Car commute differences within urban England and Wales. Poster presented at Understanding Society Scientific Conference 2015, Essex, UK
  • Chng, C. W. S., & Fassnacht, B. D. (2014). An exploratory study of the associations between parental comments and body shape and disordered eating in young adults. Paper presented at Asian Congress of Applied Psychology 2014, Singapore 
  • Chng, C. W. S. , & Fassnacht, B. D. (2013). Parental comments: Relationship with gender, body dissatisfaction and disordered eating. Paper presented at the 2nd Asia Pacific Behavioural and Addiction Medicine Conference, Singapore
  • Chng, C. W. S. , & Fassnacht, B. D. (2013). Parental influences on young adult body dissatisfaction and disordered eating: The role of gender. Paper presented at the International Conference On Managing The Asian Century 2013, Singapore
  • Ndukwe, N., Chng, C. W. S., & Chua, J. R. (2012). Perceptions of research activity among clinical psychologist in Singapore: An exploratory study. Paper presented at Hong Kong International Conference on Education, Psychology and Society 2012, Hong Kong.