A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Reuben Ng trained as a behavioural scientist at Oxford and Yale. He spent 15 years in government, consulting, and research. In government, he was in the Prime Minister’s Office driving evidence-based policy making through data analytics, and Smart Nation strategies. In consulting, he built the advanced analytics practice at a Fortune 100 firm, and implemented complex analytics projects across industries (e.g., government, banking, consumer goods) and functions (e.g., strategy, HR, operations).
Reuben is an expert in preventive healthcare of older adults, population health analytics, psychometrics, resilience and culture. He is credited with creating innovative techniques to measure societal perceptions/stereotypes that are applied to social policy, and program evaluation. His applied policy research has been recognised by grants/awards from the US National Institute of Aging, American Psychology Association, and featured in major Singapore newspapers including The Straits Times, Business Times, TODAY, Lianhe Zaobao.
He is also the first Singaporean to receive the International Fulbright Science and Technology Award, the first non-British recipient of the UK Social and Economic Research Council (ESRC)’s Neville Butler Prize (runner-up) awarded at the Houses of Parliament in London, and the youngest winner of an Early Research Career Award from the International Council of Psychologists. He has over 50 journal/conference papers, taught extensively in Asia & US, and was nominated for teaching awards at Quinnipiac and Yale.