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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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Dr. Joanne Yoong

CEO, Principal Economist & Behavioural Scientist
Research for Impact

 

Joanne Yoong is an applied micro-economist and interdisciplinary researcher of consumer and household decision-making in vulnerable populations. She holds multiple faculty appointments and authored over eighty peer-reviewed articles in leading economics, medical and public health journals. She received her PhD in Economics at Stanford University as an FSI Starr Foundation Fellow and AB summa cum laude from Princeton University.  

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PANEL DISCUSSION SPEAKERS

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Professor Kenneth Poon

Dean, Education Research

National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University

Kenneth is Lien Foundation Chair Professor of Education at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. He serves concurrently as Dean, Education Research, as well as Centre Director of the Centre for Research in Child Development. Kenneth serves as Singapore's Representative to the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children. He also contributes to the community serving as President of Rainbow Centre (Singapore), as Board member of the National Council of Social Service, and as Vice Chairperson of the Board of Catholic Family Life. 

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Dr. Joanne Yoong

CEO, Principal Economist & Behavioural Scientist
Research for Impact

 

Joanne Yoong is an applied micro-economist and interdisciplinary researcher of consumer and household decision-making in vulnerable populations. She holds multiple faculty appointments and authored over eighty peer-reviewed articles in leading economics, medical and public health journals. She received her PhD in Economics at Stanford University as an FSI Starr Foundation Fellow and AB summa cum laude from Princeton University.  

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Ms. Tan Sze Wee

Executive DirectorRainbow Centre
President, Singapore Association of Social Workers

 

Sze Wee began her social work career in community mental health before she spent the last 2 decades in disability social work and management. Her varied and extensive experience and knowledge of the disability sector stem from her different roles in direct work, programme development and organisational leadership. She has led initiatives like the School to Community Good Life Planning, the Family Empowerment Programme and is working on an Integrated Social-Health Case Management pilot with social workers from the Institute of Mental Health. At the heart of these projects is a belief that change happens when individuals are supported in a way that enables them to draw on their strengths to live thriving lives.

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