Sheryl Chua

Dr Sheryl Chua Hwee Chin

Lecturer, Public Safety and Security Programme

School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences

Tel: +65 6240 8959

Email: c2hlcnlsY2h1YWhjQHN1c3MuZWR1LnNn

Educational Qualifications

Ph.D. (Psychology), Nanyang Technological University

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

Academic and Professional Experience

Associate, Singapore University of Social Science

2019 - 2021
Manager, Product Innovation & Insights, Institute for Human Resource Professionals

2016 - 2019
Psychologist, Operations & Leadership Psychology Branch, Ministry of Home Affairs

Book Chapters

  • Chua, H.S. (2022). Introduction to crises. In leading in times of crisis: A modern perspective. Singapore: World Scientific (forthcoming)

  • Ang, D., Chua,H.S., Khader, M. (2020). Gearing up for crises: Developing a crisis readiness questionnaire. In Prepared for Evolving Threats: The Role of Behavioural Sciences in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Selected Essays from the Asian Conference of Criminal and Operations Psychology 2019 (pp. 171-220). Singapore: World Scientific.

  • Chua, H.S., Khader, M., Tan, E. (2018). The Looming, the Creeping, and the Black Swan: Modern crises and recommendations for building resilience. In Learning from violent extremist attacks: Behavioural sciences insights for practitioners and policy makers (pp. 475-498). Singapore: World Scientific. doi:

Peer-reviewed Journals

  • Chua, H.S., Khader, M., Tan, E. (2019). Leading in a fat tail world: Modern crises & recommendations for leaders. Home Team Journal, Issue 9. Singapore: Home Team Academy.

  • Bedford, O., & Chua, H.S. (2017). Everything also I want: An exploratory study of Singaporean Kiasuism (fear of losing out). Culture & Psychology,24(4), 491-511. doi: 10.1177/1354067X17693831

  • Chua, H.S., & Bedford, O. (2016). A qualitative exploration of fear of failure and entrepreneurial intent in Singapore. Journal of Career Development, 43(4), 319-334. doi: 10.1177/0894845315599255


  • Chua, H.S., Khader, M., Tan, E., Choo, B., & Chua, P.T. A systematic review of crisis leadership & critical incident management. Presented at the 4th Asian Conference of Criminal & Operations Psychology, Singapore. July 2019. Awarded with the ‘Most Inspiring Oral Presentation’.

  • Chua, H.S., Khader, M. Leading in a fat tail world: Modern crises & implications for leaders. Presented at the 32nd British Academy of Management, Bristol, UK. September 2018.

  • Chua, H.S., Ho, M-H.R., Uy, M.A. Development and validation of entrepreneurial fear of failure. Presented at the 36th Babson College Entrepreneurship Research, Bodø, Norway. June 2016.

  • Chua, H.S. Kiasuism in Singapore: Fear of losing out. Presented at the 11th Biennial AASP and 52nd PAP convention, Philippines, Cebu. August 2015.

  • Bedford, O., Chua, H.S. Fear of failure in entrepreneurship in a Chinese society. Presented at the 123rd American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada. August 2015.

Member, Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU)

Research Advisor, Research & Data Division, Ministry of Communications and Information

  • Leadership
  • Critical incident management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organisational psychology
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