Betsy is currently a researcher in National Institute of Education (NIE). She received her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). She researched on student motivation and learning in numerous secondary schools for her PhD research. She holds a Master of Science (MSc) from NTU and a Master of Education (MEd) from University of Sheffield. Prior to her MEd, she obtained her Bachelor of Science (BSc) from the University of Melbourne.
Driven by her strong interest in education, Betsy has taken on various roles in the educational sector. She has worked as an education specialist, polytechnic lecturer, science editor, and educator in a range of educational settings. She began her career in education research in 2009, and now has over 30 peer-reviewed articles and conference paper presentations in the areas of experiential learning, science education, and educational psychology.
She is currently a reviewer in scholarly peer-reviewed journals such as the Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, Journal of Research and Method in Education, Learning and Individual Differences, and New Waves Educational Research and Development Journal. Besides her research work at NIE, she is also conducting post-graduate courses and workshops for teachers.
Motivation, educational psychology, educational neuroscience, experiential learning, student-teacher relationship, positive psychology, professional development, and intervention studies.
Research Interest in the Neuroscience of Learning and Education
Biological to psycho-pedagogical approach, gerontology, motivation, cognition, and emotion.