Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Paul Victor Patinadan
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences
Dr Paul Victor Patinadan is an accomplished academic with close to a decade of research experience in the field of health and wellbeing. He received his PhD in Psychology right here at NTU. Paul is also an Association for Death Education and Counselling (ADEC) certified Thanatologist and plays an active role in the Action Research for Community Health (ARCH) Lab NTU.

As a mixed-methods researcher, he specialises in psycho-socio-spiritual interventions and therapies for wellbeing (with a particular interest in End of Life care and grief/bereavement facilitation for families), the development and implementation science of such interventions, and holistic education across stakeholders within care ecosystems. He has worked on several projects with a focus on clinical outcomes for various illness trajectories, community and critical health psychology, the medical humanities, and evaluative research for health organisations. These include investigating the health behaviours and personal narratives of patient and caregiver populations, co-developing a serious game for diabetic management, and evaluating the Singaporean National Advance Care Planning Programme. Paul’s most recent work,’The Table to Console’ considers the role of food and the culinary arts for facilitating healing following the loss of a loved one. To date, he has participated in multiple international and local conferences, and has been awarded with a number of honours.

Academic Qualifications

2021 Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

2014 Bachelor of Psychology, James Cook University, Singapore
Clinical and Psycho-socio-spiritual Interventions for Wellbeing

Public Health Palliative and End of Life Care Research and Policy

Psychosocial Interventions with Food and Eating

Implementation Science for Health Interventions

Health Professions Education Research and the Medical Humanities

Serious Games and Cyber-interventions for Health and Wellbeing

Systematic Reviews and Meta-ethnographies
  • First act of last office (Falo): A novel compassion-focused applied drama intervention to facilitate junior nurses’ learning of dignifying end of life care and practices
2021 Hannelore-Wass Cross Cultural Paper Award, Association for Death Education and Counselling

2020 Fred Long Award for Research Excellence, Singapore Psychological Society

2020 Student Research Awards, Winner - Postgraduate Category, Best Qualitative Research Paper, Singapore Psychological Society
Courses Taught
HP4002 - Qualitative Methods in Psychology
HP3002 - Positive Psychology
HP2500 - Personality and Individual Differences
Supervision of PhD Students
Co-supervisor: Mr Chen Yichao
Co-supervisor: Mr Rethinavel Shanmugam