Visiting Psychologist, Institute of Mental Health
Weining C. Chang was born in Nanjing and educated in Taiwan and the US. She holds a law degree from the National Taiwan University and an MA and PhD in Psychology from the University of Houston in the US. Her interest in culture and human behaviour has taken her to do post-doctoral research in Harvard University, the University of Michigan/Ann Arbor and more recently, Stanford University. She was the founding head of Psychology Division (2004-2009) and vice dean for Research and Graduate Studies (2005-2007) of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nanyang Technological University. Professor Chang has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley, University of Western Australia, Perth and University of Roehampton, London. As principal consultant to the Research Division of Singapore Prison Services and Health Promotion Board, Professor Chang has led the Youth at Risk Project and Mental Well-being Indicators Project using multi-stage and multi-method approaches with population representative samples. From 2008, she has been working in the field of post-disaster mental health development in China, where she applies research findings from cultural psychology to mental health services in earthquake-devastated communities. Professor Chang is currently attached to the Institute of Mental Health, where she conducts research in trauma and psychological well-being.