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 Joshua Ng

Joshua Ng

PhD Student

 Washington Singer 


Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK


I am currently a PhD candidate based at the Social, Environmental and Organisational Research Group (SEORG), School of Psychology, University of Exeter, under the supervision of Dr Teri Kirby (University of Exeter) and Prof Thomas Morton (University of Copenhagen). My PhD research aims to examine the precise psychological mechanisms through which acculturation attitudes influence the psychological well-being of international students in a UK university through the usage and identification of physical campus spaces.

Besides, I am a youth mentor since 2009, mentoring youths (age between 11 to 25) in the areas of interpersonal relationship, character building, emotions, and career development. I am a registered and licensed counsellor in Malaysia, certified in Choice Theory Reality Therapy (William Glasser Institute International) and Mental Health First Aid (UK). In terms of teaching, I am a full-time lecturer at Taylor's University (Malaysia), teaching modules such as Quantitative Methods and Psychological Tests and Measurements. I also lead a research lab (i.e., Diversity Appreciation Lab) at Taylor's University, attempting research at Centre of Human Excellence Development, Taylor's University. 

Broad research specialisms

Social identity, acculturation orientations, sense of belonging, personal self-esteem, multicultural counselling, Choice Theory Reality Therapy


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)


Choice Theory Reality Therapy certified, William Glasser Institute (2013)

Registered Counsellor, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Malaysia (2015)

Global Excellence Scholarships, University of Exeter (2016)

Exeter Leaders Award, University of Exeter (2018)

CLES International Lab Visiting Travel Award, University of Exeter (2019)

ASPIRE Associate Fellowship, University of Exeter (2019)

Above and Beyond (PGR Rep, Community Involvement, Postgraduate Teaching Assistant, University of Exeter (2019)


Ng, J. H., & Jegathesan, A. J. (2019). Malaysian Chinese youths: Learning CTRT is fun and impactful!. International Journal of Choice Theory and Reality Therapy 38(2), 43-57.

Ng, J.H., & Page., A. C. (2019). Revised Reality Therapy: A new intervention to help boost self-esteem in Malaysian secondary schools. In A. J. Jegathesan, & S. S. Abdullah (Eds.), Multicultural Counseling Applications for Improved Mental Healthcare Services. USA: IGI Global.




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