Emily Ortega

Dr Emily Ortega

Head, Psychology Programme

School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences

Tel: +65 6248 0398

Email: ZW1pbHlvcnRlZ2FAc3Vzcy5lZHUuc2c=

Educational Qualifications

  • 2017

    PhD (Sport Psychology), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

  • 2004

    MSc (Sport Psychology), The University of Western Australia, Australia

  • 2002

    BA (Psychology), National University of Singapore, Singapore

Academic and Professional Experience

  • 2013 - 2016

    Associate Faculty (Psychology Programme), SIM University, Singapore

  • 2013 - 2015

    Director & Lead Psychologist, Psyched Performance Lab, Singapore

  • 2009 - 2012

    Head & Senior Sport Psychologist, Singapore Sports Institute, Singapore

  • 2008 - 2009

    Lecturer (Psychology), School of Humanities, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore

  • 2006 - 2008

    Lecturer (Sport & Wellness), Institute of Technical Education, Singapore

  • 2004 - 2005

    Associate Psychologist, Civil Service College Consultants, Singapore

  • 2003 - 2004

    Sport Psychologist, Singapore Sports School, Singapore

Ortega, E. & Wang, C. K. J. (2018).
Pre-performance psychophysiological state: Heart rate variability as a predictor of shooting performance. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 43(1), 75-85. doi: 10.1007/s10484-017-9386-9

Ortega, E. & Wang, C. K. J. (2018).
Effectiveness of an integrated mental skills and biofeedback training program on sport shooters. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 49(1), 35-54. doi: 10.7352/IJSP 2018.49.035

Ortega, E. (2015).
Table tennis in Singapore: A case study of success. In P. C. Terry, L-W., Zhang, Y. Kim, T. Morris, & Hanrahan, S. (Eds.). Secrets of Asian Sport Psychology. Queensland: Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Ortega, E. (2014).
Psychophysiological Applications in Sport Shooting. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback 39(3-4), 295-295.

Grove, J. R., & Ortega, E. (2005).
Psychological processes and exercise habits: Criterion related validity of proposed dimensions, ISSP 11th World Congress of Sport Psychology. Sydney, Australia: International Society of Sport Psychology.

2014 - 2018
Managing Council, MC Member, Asian-South Pacific Association of Sport Psychology

2012 - Present
Full Member, Singapore Psychological Society

  • Psychophysiology
  • Heart Rate Variability
  • Optimal Functioning / Peak Performance
  • Well-Being

Ortega, E., & Wong, S. N. (2018, July).
Profiling elite shooters: How personality and HRV influence performance. Paper presented at the 8th International Congress of the Asian-South Pacific Association for Sport Psychology, Daegu, South Korea.

Ortega, E. (2017, November).
HRV monitoring of elite shooters in training and competition. Paper presented at the Singapore Sport Science Symposium, Singapore.

Ortega, E. (2017, July).
Psychological impact of Singapore’s first Olympic gold medal. Paper presented at the 14th World Congress of Sport Psychology, Seville, Spain.

Ortega, E., & Wang, C. K. J. (2017, July).
Integrating mental skills and biofeedback training for youth sport shooters in Singapore. Paper presented at the 14th World Congress of Sport Psychology, Seville, Spain.

Ortega, E. (2016, November).
Heart rate variability as an index of well-being. Paper presented at the International Conference of Well-Being, Singapore.

Ortega, E. (2015, November).
Examining the use of mental skills and self-efficacy of open skill and closed skill sport athletes. Paper presented at the International Congress of Sport Psychology. Varanasi, India.

Ortega, E. (2014, March).
Psychophysiological applications in sport shooting. Paper presented at the 45th Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback Meeting, Savannah, Georgia.

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