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LEONG, Chan-Hoong 梁振雄

Leong Chan-Hoong 梁振雄

Senior Research Fellow

Leong Chan-Hoong 梁振雄
Contact Details

DID: +65 6516 5601
Fax: +65 6235 0308 

Office Location

20 Evans Road
Singapore 259365


Dr Leong Chan-Hoong is Head, IPS Social Lab and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies.

Chan-Hoong received his PhD in psychology from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and holds an MSc in statistics from the National University of Singapore.

Prior to joining IPS, Chan-Hoong was Head of the Psychology Programme at SIM University (2007–2009). He is Principal Investigator for the IPS Survey on National Service (Commissioned by the Committee to Strengthen National Service) 2013, the Applied Study in Polytechnics and ITE Review (Commissioned by the Ministry of Education) 2014, and Social Lab’s flagship Panel Study on Social Dynamics, launched in 2014. He has consulted for various government agencies, including the National Library Board, and the National Population and Talent Division (Prime Minister’s Office).  

Chan-Hoong is a board member of the National Integration Workgroup on Community, under the purview of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, and the immediate past member of the Research and Advisory Panel at the National Council of Social Service (2014–2016).

He has served as a reviewer for manuscripts and proposals submitted to journals and international research agencies, including Applied Psychology: An International Review, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, the Israel Science Foundation, and Israel Ministry of Science, Technology and Space. He was Consulting Editor for the International Journal of Intercultural Relations (2013–2014), and Editor for the 2013 Special Issue, “Multiculturalism: Beyond Ethnocultural Diversity and Contestations.”

Research Interests

Attitudes to immigration and emigration; intergroup relations and integration; historical narratives and identity; the management of cultural diversity in the workplace


  • Teng, E., Leong, C. H., & Jia, L .L. (2016). Media portrayals of immigrant success and contribution: Perceived equity and attitudes toward immigrants. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Teng, E., & Leong, C. H. (2016). Unpacking the elements of socio-economic security in the multiculturalism hypothesis: The unique case of Singapore. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Ho, E., Leong, C.H., & Lim, V. (2016).  Basking in our glorious past: Taking a journey through history for collective gratification.  Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Leong, C.H. (in press).  Re-imagining National Service in the Era of Hyperculturalism”.  In Ho, S.H., & Ong-Webb, G. (Ed.) National Service in Singapore.  Singapore: World Scientific. 
  • Lim, C., & Leong, C. H. (in press). Content analysis on Singapore’s immigration rhetoric in the media.International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation.
  • Becker, J.C., Butz, D.A., Sibley, C.G., Barlow, F.K., Bitacola, L., Christ, O., Khan, S., Leong, C.H., Pehrson, S., Srinivasan, N., Sulz, A., Tausch, N., Urbanska, K., & Wright, S. (in press). What do national flags stand for? An exploration of associations across 11 countries. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.


Conference Participation and Presentations/Speeches

  • Symposium Chair and Presenter, “Negotiating cultural identity across borders: Distilling universal and culture-specific social markers of acculturation”, at the 23rd International Congress of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Nagoya, 31 July–3 August 2016.
  • Invited Presenter, “Women in the SAF: Contemporary landscape, barriers, and purpose”, at The Raffles Dialogue, Singapore, 27 October 2014.
  • Invited Presenter, “Whither Singapore? Re-imagining the little red dot”, at the inaugural CSC-ANU Crawford School of Public Policy Conference on Social Policy in an Era of Globalisation: Changes, Shifts, and Transformation, Singapore, 10 September 2014.
  • Invited Presenter, “Singapore’s immigration quagmire: Caught between a rock and a hard place”, at the International Seminar of Immigration Policy by National Immigration Agency, Taipei, 19 November 2013.
  • Invited Keynote Speaker, “Cultural quotient — Its importance and applications in culturally diverse environment”, at the Inaugural Cross-Cultural Symposium Unity in Cultural Diversity, Singapore, 8 June 2013.


  • Dan and Rae Landis Outstanding Dissertation, 1st Runners-Up Award (2007). Awarded by International Academy of Intercultural Research.
  • Joseph Samuel Beaglehole Trust Foundation Travel Award (2003). Awarded by Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
  • PhD Scholarship from School of Psychology (2002–2004). Awarded by Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.


  • Panel Member, National Integration Council on Community (since 2016)
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