Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Lim Kam Ming
NIE Registrar and Deputy Divisional Director, Office of Academic Administration & Services
Associate Professor, National Institute of Education - Psychology and Child & Human Development
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Dr Lim Kam Ming holds the following posts at the National Institute of Education (NIE), and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore:
• Registrar, NIE
• Deputy Divisional Director, Office of Academic Administration and Services, NIE
• Associate Professor, Psychology and Child & Human Development Academic Group, NIE

As the NIE Registrar, Dr Lim leads a team of Student Services Professionals at the NIE Office of Academic Administration and Services to develop policies and provide, implement, and administer major services and activities for students. In his previous positions as Associate Dean for programme planning and management at the Office of Teacher Education (2009-2017) and the Sub-Dean of the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) programmes (2007-2009) at NIE, he played a key role in the development and revamp of NIE Teacher Education programmes. Dr Lim chaired various curriculum/policy review and enhancement committees at NIE. He is serving/served on committees at the Singapore’s Ministry of Education (MOE) for the review and implementation of various education policies. Dr Lim has obtained several research grants worth more than two million Singapore dollars. He was the President of the Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association (2018-2021), Council member of the World Education Research Association (2015-2019), President of the Educational Research Association of Singapore (2015-2019) and a NTU Senator (2018-2022).
Help-seeking behaviour, Prosocial behaviour, Locus of control, Motivation, Self-efficacy
 
  • Scaling UP the Education Research: MAGICAL (SUPER-MAGICAL): Use of Comics in Teaching Mathematics
Awards
2021 - Excellence in Service Award, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.
2020 - High Performance Award (VSCC), Singapore Police Force.
2019 - Outstanding Performance Award (VSCC), Singapore Police Force.
2018 - 20 Years Long Service Award, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.
2016 - Service to Education Award, Ministry of Education Singapore.
2015 - Public Administration Medal (Bronze), President of the Republic of Singapore
2005 - Award for Outstanding Contribution to Psychology in Singapore, Singapore Psychological Society.
1998 - Special Teaching Award, Miami University, USA.
1992 - Dissertation Research Award, American Psychological Association.
1987 - National Service Award, Psi Chi, USA.
1986 - Barton Scholarship, Eastern Michigan University, USA.
 
Fellowships & Other Recognition
2021 - Fellow, Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association
 
Supervision of PhD Students
Chong, W. H. (2003). The role of motivational and self-regulatory process on academic and social functioning in secondary one school students. PhD dissertation, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Bay, G. K. S. (2006). Correlates of multiple intelligences and emotional intelligence of upper primary school students in Singapore. PhD dissertation, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Tan, L. S. (2011). Mediational analyses of motivational beliefs, affect, engagement, and achievement among high-ability and average-ability students in Singapore’s mathematics classrooms. PhD dissertation, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Yan, C. C. (2019). Evaluating the program 'Helping Hands': A program utilizing self-determining theory to promote nurses' knowledge, beliefs, attitude and compliance on hand hygiene in primary care. EdD dissertation, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Loke, K. C. (2020). Mental health beliefs and attitudes towards seeking professional psychological help among Singaporeans. PhD Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Khoo, C. M. (in progress). Prosocial Leadership: The Effect of Leaders’ Prosocial Orientation and Behaviours on Team Affective Commitment. PhD Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.


Supervision of Master's Students

Goh, L. L. (1998). Quality of care at Before and After School Care Programmes: a case study on regulatable features, programmes activities, child and parent perspectives. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Foong, Y. W. (1999). Help-seeking behavior of adolescents in a Singapore secondary school. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Chee, J. G. C. (2000). Correlates of help-seeking behavior in Singaporean parents. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Goh, C. M. (2000). Personality type as a determinant of help-seeking behaviour. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Tee, P. Y. (2001). Correlates of coping strategies on help-seeking behaviour. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Loo, E. P. H. (2001). Personal factors affecting adolescents' willingness to seek psychological help. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Wang, M. G. K. (2002). An exploratory study of self-regulatory learning strategies in secondary students. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Noorjihan, K. K. (2002). Psychological factors affecting underachieving express stream pupils in a top neighbourhood secondary school. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Ang, H. L. (2002). Anchoring, self-efficacy, task persistence and achievement. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Chua, E. C. H. (2003). Help-seeking behaviours of abused women in Singapore. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Koh, S. S. Y. (2004). The influence of parents and peers on the self-esteem of delinquent adolescents. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Ng, B. H. (2005). Help-seeking behaviour of low-income families in Singapore. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Chan, W. M. (2006). Coping behaviour of adolescent foreign students in Singapore schools. Unpublished Master's Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Long, M. Y. C. (2007). Help-seeking behaviour of parents with delinquent children. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Manimegalai, P. (2007). Influence of perception of problems in adolescent help-seeking behaviour. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Woon, W. Y. J. (2008). Influence of loneliness on help-seeking behavior of primary school school. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Lee, Y. K. M. (2008). Help-seeking behaviour of parents of children with Down Syndrome. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Koh, E. T. M. (2008). The influence of perceived professional adequacy on the coping strategies of counselling professionals. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Govindasamy, S. (2008). Effects of cooperative learning on English comprehension performance. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Krishnan, P. (2009). Health-seeking behaviour among elderly, single Indian men on financial assistance. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Loke, K. C. R. (2010). Locus of control and marital satisfaction in Singaporean couples. Unpublished Master’s thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Chew, C. L. J. C. (2011). The influence of primary and secondary control on perceived emotional intimacy and marital satisfaction. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Syakirin, Z. (2015). Countertransference disclosure of resolved issues: How are therapists perceived? Unpublished Master's Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Madhavi, M. (2015). Preparedness of adult children in Singapore to meet caregiving needs of ageing parents. Unpublished Master's Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Xia, M. T. (2016). < href="https://repository.nie.edu.sg//handle/10497/18583">The relationship between primary school students' prosocial behaviour, self-esteem and anger management. Unpublished Master's Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Lee, H. M. (2018). Relationship between locus of control, spirituality, and burnout among mental health professionals. Unpublished Master's Thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.