Research - Department of Psychological Medicine

The NUS Department of Psychological Medicine is a leader in psychological research. We engage in epidemiological cohort studies, clinical trials, neuroimaging studies, and research programmes to pave the way for empirically validated interventions, new treatment development and care models under the direction of Associate Professor Ng Tze Pin. The current major emphasis is ethical research in gerontology, mood disorders and memory disorders across the life span employing well-established community based cohorts.


Our other areas of research interests includes:

  • Observational long-term prospective cohort studies of ageing and health
  • Interface between psychiatry and medicine
  • Animal studies
  • Functional near infrared spectroscopy
  • Horticultural therapy
  • Novel treatments for major depressive disorder
  • ADHD and phosphotidylserine containing food supplement trial
  • Interface between Psychiatry and Medicine
  • Mood disorders
  • Suicide studies
  • Neuroimaging techniques
  • Acquired brain injury and neurorehabilitation
  • Interplay between traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture with psychiatry
  • Pain studies
  • Mental public health
  • Mindful awareness program for the prevention of dementia
  • Art Therapy and music reminiscence activity for the prevention of cognitive decline
  • Choral singing
  • Reminiscence and narrative therapy