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Joshua Ng
PhD Student


I am currently a PhD student based at the Social, Environmental and Organisational Research Group (SEORG), School of Psychology, University of Exeter, under the supervision of Prof Thomas Morton and Dr Teri Kirby. My PhD topic aims to examine the precise psychological mechanisms through which physical learning spaces in campus influence the psychological well-being and academic performance outcomes of minority university students (e.g. international students, LGBTQ students), with their social identities as moderators, and potentially perceived restorativeness of space, stereotype threats, prejudice and discrimination as mediators.

Besides, I am a registered counsellor in Malaysia, and certified in Choice Theory Reality Therapy by William Glasser International. I am a youth mentor since year 2006, mentoring youths (age between 11 to 25, specifically Chinese from Malaysia and China) in the areas of interpersonal relationship, character building, and career development. I also play a role as a graduate teaching assistant in the psychology department, and residence life mentor in Campus Services, University of Exeter; and a member of Belmont Chapel, Exeter, serving in pastoral care.

Broad research specialisms

Social identity, academic performance, behaviour change, multicultural counselling, Choice Theory Reality Therapy, perceived restorativeness of environment, stereotype, prejudice, discrimination, and stigma.


B.Soc.Sc (Hons) Psychology, National University of Malaysia (2007-2010)

Masters in Counselling, HELP University KL (2011-2014)

Msc. Social & Organisational Psychology, University of Exeter (2016-2017)

Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 7842596349
AddressWashington Singer Laboratories
University of Exeter
Perry Road
Prince of Wales Road

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