HELP Psychology Graduates

Dr Ng Yin Lu
PhD, University of South Australia

Yin Lu completed her PhD in Management on a UniSA President’s Scholarship. She completed her BA Psychology (University of Queensland) with a distinction average. At HELP, she received the Distinction Award. She has been involved in different research projects, locally and internationally, with experienced researchers and professors.

Dr Cameron Teoh
PhD, University of Otago

Cameron completed her PhD in Psychology and Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Her research was on computer-mediated communication. Having begun her undergraduate Psychology program at HELP University, she completed it at Otago with a BA First Class Honours. Her research interests are in human factors and ergonomics, human-computer interaction, and usability and user experience issues.

HELP Psychology Graduates
HELP Psychology Graduates

Rachel Gomez
Currently pursuing her Master of Clinical Psychology at HELP.

“My studying experience at HELP University has definitely shaped me in terms of leadership and people relational skills through the many opportunities offered in participating in various extracurricular activities. In addition, The Psychology degree program structure is holistic and has definitely not only enhanced my knowledge and skill set for my career growth but also for my own personal growth.”

Esther Goh
Manager, Accenture

“Memorable would be the best word to describe the short 2½ years I had as a HELP Psychology student. I learned not just classroom theories of what Psychology is and isn’t, but was empowered by forward thinking lecturers who encouraged us to go above and beyond in our critical thinking and research capabilities. The classroom wasn’t our only learning ground, but HELP’s active partnerships with a wide network of organisations, in-house Research Colloquiums and Symposiums gave us a foretaste of what it would be like, when we step into the Real Deal. Indeed, I have HELP to thank for shaping who I am today.”

HELP Psychology Graduates
HELP Psychology Graduates

Ainul Nadhirah Hanafiah
PhD candidate, University of Cambridge

“Being a psychology professional in Malaysia can be a challenge as it is only in the past 10 years that the industry has started growing rapidly. My decision to choose HELP to build my academic foundation in psychology was based on their stellar reputation in teaching. Having graduated with Masters from King’s College London and recently offered a place in the University of Cambridge for PhD is proof of how well HELP has prepared me for my future endeavours in the area of mental health in Malaysia. It started from HELP and like they say, ‘The rest is history.'”

Evelyn Teh Jae Vienn
Talent Accelerator Manager, Leaderonomics

“I realise the key characteristic I’ve acquired in HELP University’s Psychology program is resourceful-ness. As a program that constantly challenges me to develop myself academically and personally, being resourceful was important to overcoming those challenges successfully. It has been a significant phase in my life being a part of this program, made even more meaningful by the amazing lecturers who were interested in education and support staff who were interested in my growth; they made the difference.”

HELP Psychology Graduates
Evelyn Teh Jae Vienn

Adelle Pushparatnam
PhD, Cambridge University

“A former student of SMK Subang Utama, Adelle scored 10 A1s in her SPM. She was awarded HELP’s Student Achiever Scholarship Award. She completed her MPhil in Social and Developmental Psychology at Cambridge and is now pursuing her PhD funded by scholarships from the Cambridge Overseas Trust and the Tunku Abdul Rahman Fund. Her doctoral research concerns the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Malaysia and the UK.”

Ng Siew Li
Fulbright Scholar; PhD Candidate at Central Michigan University

“A former student of SMK Damansara Jaya, Siew Li scored 9 As in her SPM. She was a recipient of the HELP Distinction Scholarship and graduated HELP BPsych with First Class Honours. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology on a Fulbright Scholarship at the Central Michigan University. She is also the recipient of the International Peace Scholarship award.”

Evelyn Teh Jae Vienn
Evelyn Teh Jae Vienn

Daniel Fung Kheng Joo
PhD candidate, Minnesota State University

“One of the top 3 students of his class, Daniel was awarded the HELP Merit Award and served as a student tutor and research assistant at the HELP Centre for Psychology. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Clinical Psychology at the Minnesota State University.”

Dr M Charis Geevarughese
Fulbright Scholar; PhD, Biola University

“A former student of Convent Johor Bahru, Charis scored 9 As in her SPM. She completed her degree (cum laude) in Psychology and Communication and was attached to Hospital Permai JB, understudying the resident psychologist. She completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology on a Fulbright Scholarship at Biola University, Southern California.”

Evelyn Teh Jae Vienn
Evelyn Teh Jae Vienn

Dr Oliver Chan Heng Choon
PhD, University of South Florida

“Oliver obtained his Masters in Forensic Psychology at Marymount University in 2005 and worked as an FBI Violent Criminal Apprehension Program Analyst at the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Case Review Unit after graduating there. He completed his PhD in Criminology in the University of South Florida.”

Dr Eugene Tee
PhD, University of Queensland

“Dr. Eugene Tee attained his Ph.D. in Management from the University of Queensland in 2010 and his research interest is in the study of emotions related processes in both social and organisational interactions. He has presented his research work in conferences internationally and regionally. Dr. Tee continues to do research on topics such as emotional contagion, emotional intelligence, and emotional labour.”

Evelyn Teh Jae Vienn
Evelyn Teh Jae Vienn

Sarah Lim Poe Yian
Product Optimisation Lead, Royal Dutch Shell

“Sarah completed a Psychology honours degree in Bemidji State University. She is the first recipient of the Centre for Psychology Award for being the top student of the HELP psychology program with a Grade A average. She is currently the Planning Lead in Shell’s Application Support Strategy & Planning Organisation.”

Hannah Lim Pei Ern
HR Business Partner Upstream, International Operated-Shell

“Hannah won the University Of Leeds Award Of Excellence in her third year, in addition to receiving a full scholarship from HELP. She was a senior tutor as well as the former president of the HELP Psychology Student Council. She was selected to join GE’s Graduate Leadership Program while studying in HELP. She is currently an HR advisor in International-Operated Shell.”

Evelyn Teh Jae Vienn
Evelyn Teh Jae Vienn

Wong Xiao Qing
HR Manager, GE Aviation Services

“A former student of SMK Taman Melawati KL, she obtained 10 As in her SPM. She represented Malaysia at the 2004 English Speaking Union International Public Speaking Competition in London where she won the Audience Choice Award. She is also the winner of the University of Otago Award for Academic Excellence and the HELP Merit and Distinction Scholarship Awards.”

Athifa Ibrahim
Head, Policy & Inclusive Growth, UNDP Maldives

“Athifa was ranked as one of the top 10 students in the Maldives. She graduated cum laude and recently completed her MSc in Organizational & Social Psychology at the London School of Economics. Currently, she is working as the Head of the Planning Section in the Policy Planning Division of the Ministry of Health and Family, Maldives.”

Evelyn Teh Jae Vienn
Evelyn Teh Jae Vienn

Celestie Chan Shiao Ching
Consultant, ASPAC Executive Search

“A former student of Bukit Jalil National Sports School, Kuala Lumpur. Celestie won 3 gold and 2 silver medals for gymnastics in the 2001 SEA Games. With over 7 years of international competitive experience, she was recently appointed the gymnastics coach for the Western Australian State Team.”

Dr Lim Bee Teng
Research Fellow, Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice, University of Otago

“A former student of SMK Mentakab Pahang, she scored 10 As in her SPM. She received the New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarship to pursue her PhD in Psychology after completing an honours degree in Psychology in the University of Otago. Recipient of the HELP Merit Scholarship.”

Evelyn Teh Jae Vienn
Evelyn Teh Jae Vienn

Suzanne Chong
PhD Candidate, University of North Texas

“A former student of SMK Damansara Jaya and a BPsych graduate of HELP, Suzanne was the former president of the Psychology Peer Support Group and a peer mentor for Mentoring Malaysia (UNICEF). She also worked as a graduate tutor at HELP and was awarded the Academic Achievement Award by the University of North Texas. She is currently completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology.”

Sulynn Choong
Certified Professional Coach, Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching

“Sulynn is a graduate of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree from, and a Visiting Scholar at, the University of Pennsylvania where she trained under renowned psychologist Martin Seligman. Besides her private practice as a Positive Change consultant and certified professional coach, Sulynn teaches courses and facilitates workshops.”

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