Research Interests

  • Technology in Social Work
  • Parents, fathers, and parenting
  • Stepfamilies development
  • Social Work Casework
  • Intervention Design and Development
  • Evaluation Research
  • Text-as-data Analysis


UNC Chapel Hill
PhD in Social Work
Advisors: Paul Lanier, David Ansong, Chen Ding-Geng, Emily Putnam Hornstein, Meghan Shanahan,

Chapel Hill, North Carolina NC Granted August 2021

  • Dissertation (3 paper): Risk Factors of Subsequent Allegations of Child Maltreatment
    • Paper 1: A Meta-analysis of Risk Factors for Re-reported Allegations of Child Maltreatment
    • Paper 2: Using Risk Factors to Predict Child Maltreatment Re-reports: A Machine Learning Approach
    • Paper 3: The Influence of County-level Socioeconomic Risks and Supportive services on Maltreatment Re-reports in North Carolina: A Bayesian spatiotemporal approach

National University of Singapore
Master of Social Work


National University of Singapore
B.A. in Arts (major in Social Work)



Singapore Institute for Clinical Science, ASTAR

Aug 2022 - June 2023

Research Fellow

  • Part of Jonathan Huang’s research team at Epidemiology and Biostatistics at SICS (Biostats@SICS)
  • Primary aim of Biostats@SICS is to adapt and apply cutting-edge methods to complex data (longitudinal, -omics, sociobehavioral, etc.) to study maternal, child, and adolescent health
  • Part of team for DADSCAN project which seeks to fill an important gap in understanding the multi-faceted ways in which dads and partners support child health and development throughout the early life course – from preconception through adolescence.
  • Harmonized data related to fathers across three large-scale longitudinal studies (GUSTO, MAMS, and S-PRESTO)

Social Service Research Centre, NUS

Nov 2021 - June 2023

Research Fellow

  • SSRC is a research centre in FASS at NUS dedicated to social intervention research in Singapore.
  • Ran analyses for two longitudinal studies in Singapore: In-work Poverty and EPYC
  • Managed and ran training workshops to teach research skills to community practitioners and researchers
  • Managed in-house publication Snippet
  • Research consultations for social service agencies


2014 - 2017

Research manager

  • Strengthening Families Together Pilot
  • Managed project for three years
  • Managed and analyzed data
  • Writing and reporting
  • Training

Fei Yue Family Service Centre

2008 - 2013

Senior Social Worker

  • Casework and Counseling
  • Information and Referral Coordinator
  • Developed child abuse specialist centre
  • Clinical supervision
  • Clinical skills training (children group-work skills, case management)
  • Program coordinator for Enhanced Step-Up Program
  • SFBT graduate diploma


National University of Singapore

  • SW4103 Advanced Research and Evaluation
  • SWM5117A Practice Research Capstone I
  • SWM5117B Practice Research Capstone II
  • SW? Technology and Social Work (upcoming 2024/2025)

Social Service Research Centre

  • Research Skills Mentoring Workshop for Social Service Professionals
  • Quantitative Methods for Social Service Professionals