Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Aishah Abdul Rahman
Education Research Scientist, OER Centre for Science of Learning in Education
Research Scientist, National Institute of Education - Office of Education Research
Aishah Abdul Rahman is a Lecturer / Research Scientist at the Office of Education Research at NIE and is part of the Science of Learning in Education team. She completed her Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her research examines how children and adolescents regulate their thoughts, attention, actions, and emotions — processes that are referred to as executive functions and emotion regulation. Her research utilises both behavioural and neurophysiological methods, and seeks to understand the factors that influence the development of these abilities and ultimately, to design appropriate interventions to help children / adolescents who require more assistance in these domains. Aishah has taught courses on Child Development, the Neuroscience of Emotions at the undergraduate level, and also supervises undergraduate student research projects. She also engages with schools and community organisations, giving talks on the importance of executive functions, and how teachers / parents can nurture these skills in children.
Executive Functioning/Cognitive Control, Attentional Processes, Emotion Regulation, Intervention for Low Progress Learners, Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Is physical activity level associated with executive and brain function in overweight adults'
  • Systematic Review of Trace and Microanalytic Measures of Self-Regulated Learning
  • BENEPHYT: Boosting Ex ecutive fuNction through cognitively-Engaging PHYsical acTivities.
  • Understanding Executive Functions and the Factors that Influence its Development
  • Accelerating Research Translation in the Science of Learning in Education Centre (SoLEC): A Reference Model to Optimize Research Impact in NIE
  • Examining the development of Executive Functions in Singapore students under neutral and emotional cont exts
Courses Taught
Social and Emotional Development from a Neuroscience Perspective
Infant & Child Development