Pamela Goh

Dr Pamela Goh

Lecturer, Public Safety & Security Programme

School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences

Tel: +65 6248 5298

Email: cGFtZWxhZ29oQHN1c3MuZWR1LnNn

Educational Qualifications

  • 2022

    Ph.D. (Psychology), Nanyang Technological University

  • 2015

    B.A. Hons (Psychology), Nanyang Technological University

Academic and Professional Experience

  • 2022

    Associate, Singapore University of Social Sciences

  • 2021 - 2022

    Senior Research Analyst, Resilience, Safety and Security Psychology Branch, Home Team Behavioural Sciences Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs

  • 2016 - 2020

    Research Analyst, Resilience, Safety and Security Psychology Branch, Home Team Behavioural Sciences Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs

Journal Publications

Goh, P., Md Amir Ali, L. A. B., Ou Yong, D. C. K., Ong, G., Quek, J., Banu, H., Wu, J. T., Mak, C., & Mao, D. (2022). Why are some male alcohol misuse disorder patients high utilisers of emergency health services? An Asian qualitative study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19. [In press]

Neo, L. S., Chen, X. K., Goh, P., Quek, J., & Tan, H. H. (2022). Accuracy in polling as a means to an end: How to collect quality public sentiments to foster public trust. Home Team Journal, 11, 35-45.

Goh, P. & Chen, X. K. (2021). Building psychological resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic: Four strategies for community leaders. Home Team Journal, 10, 67–78.

Vishwanath, A., Neo, L. S., Goh, P., Lee, S., Khader, M., Ong, G., & Chin, J. (2020). Cyber hygiene: The concept, its measure, and its initial tests. Decision Support Systems, 128, 113160.

Chen, X. & Goh, P. (2019). Fake news: Five key things Home Team officers should know. Home Team Journal, 9, 121-131.

Book Chapters

Goh, P. (2021). Enhancing collective community resilience throughout a pandemic: Insights from Singapore. In M. Khader, D. Dillon, X. K. Chen, L. S. Neo, & J. Chin (Eds.), How to prepare for the next pandemic: Behavioural sciences insights for Practitioners and Policymakers. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.

Goh, P. (2021). Humans as the weakest link in maintaining cybersecurity: Building cyber resilience in humans. In M. Khader, W. X. T. Chai, & L. S. Neo (Eds.), Introduction to cyber forensic psychology: Understanding the mind of the cyber deviant perpetrators. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.

Goh, P., Neo, L. S., & Chen, X. (2020). The importance of the human-centric approach in combating cyber threats. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of criminal activities and the deep web. Hershey PA, USA: IGI Global.

Goh, P. (2019). Against the norm: The act of helping during violent extremist attack. In M. Khader, L. S. Neo, J. Tan, D. D. Cheong, & J. Chin (Eds.), Learning from violent extremist attacks: Insights for Practitioners and Policymakers. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing.


The effect of perceptions of a malicious intent to harm during a crisis on victims’ prosocial intentions. Presentation at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Annual Convention 2022, at Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, United States of America, February 16-19, 2022.

Are We Politically-Apathetic? Understanding and Comparing Sentiments Towards Activism in Singapore and Overseas. Online oral presentation at Asia Pacific Association of Threat Assessment Professionals 2022 Conference, May 27, 2022.

Stability of coping strategies across studies and contexts during the COVID-19 pandemic in Southeast Asia. Online oral presentation at the 14th Biennial Conference of the Asian Association of Social Psychology 2021, July 31, 2021.

COVID-19: A comparative study of coping styles between two time points in Asia. Online poster presentation at the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology 2020 Online Conference, November 5-7, 2020.

The act of helping during crises: Identifying influencers of prosocial or proself behaviours in terror attacks. Presented at the 4th Asian Conference of Criminal & Operations Psychology (ACCOP 2019 Singapore) – Prepared for Evolving Threats: The Role of Behavioural Sciences, at Hotel Parkroyal on Beach Road, Singapore, July 12, 2019.

2016 Nice truck attack: Understanding Prosocial Behaviours in the Event of a Terror Attack. Presented at the Global Asia in Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Sustainability, Security, and Governance Conference, at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, November 17, 2018.

Cyber Hygiene in Singapore: A Preliminary Study. Presented at the inaugural Home Team Mini Conference, at Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore, April 9, 2018.

NGOs and Local Crises: Perceptions to Crisis Response and Relief Efforts in Singapore. Presentation at Social Resilience Research Roundtable, at National Security Coordination Secretariat, Prime Minister Office, Singapore, April 3, 2018.

  • National resilience
  • Crowd psychology
  • Prosociality during crises
  • Violent Extremism
  • Civil Disobedience
  • 2022 - Present

    Member, The Society for Personality and Social Psychology

  • 2021 - 2022

    SG Psych Stuff, Mentor

  • 2016 - Present

    Victim Care Officer, Singapore Police Force

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