Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Victoria Leong Vik Ee
Professor, School of Social Sciences
Victoria Leong is Full Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Director of the NTU Early Mental Potential and Wellbeing Research (EMPOWER) Centre, and Deputy Director of the Cambridge-NTU Centre for Lifelong Individualised Learning (CLIC) which aims to develop neuropersonalised training programes for flexible learning across the lifespan. Her research examines the neural basis of social interaction between parents and offspring, across human and rodent species, and in both healthy and disease models. She is a pioneer in the use of dyadic-EEG and in the development of dyadic sociometric predictive models for infant cognition and developing executive function. Her work has received recognition through the FABBS Early Career Impact Award and the Nanyang Research Award.

Vicky received her undergraduate degree in Medical Science from the University of Cambridge. After working as a special education teacher and in special education policy in Singapore, she returned to Cambridge for a Masters in Psychology & Education and she obtained her PhD in Psychology from Cambridge in 2013. Vicky's PhD thesis was awarded the 2014 Robert J. Glushko Prize by the Cognitive Science Society, in recognition of outstanding cross-disciplinary work (integrating neuroscience, psychology, linguistics and computational modelling). Shortly after completing her PhD, Vicky was awarded a prestigious Junior Research Fellowship for early-career independent research at the University of Cambridge, followed by a Parke Davis Exchange Fellowship at Harvard University in 2015. Vicky has been awarded research grants from the UK Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), the British Academy, Rosetrees Medical Trust, Wellcome LEAP, Ministry of Education (Singapore) and A*STAR, in total worth in excess of SGD$17 mil.
- Neuro-social processes that support learning
- Language acquisition during infancy
- Developmental language difficulties
  • A Sociometric AI Screening Tool to Risk-Stratify Infant Neurodevelopmental Trajectories (STARS)
  • A Sociometric AI Screening Tool to Risk-Stratify Infant Neurodevelopmental Trajectories (STARS) WP3 (KKH)
  • CLIC (WP1-3) - PI Assoc Prof Victoria Leong Vik Ee
  • CLIC WP0.1 - PI Prof Victoria Leong Vik Ee
  • How do depressed and anxious maternal moods shape infant affective cognition?
  • Teacher-Child Neural Scaffolding for Executive Function & School Readiness
  • The digital future of human learning: Social optimisation of digital media for early learning