Dr. Reuben Ng (Principal Investigator)
Reuben is a behavioural scientist trained at NUS, Oxford and Yale. He is based at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk. He spent 16 years in government, consulting, and research. In government, he was in the Prime Minister’s Office driving evidence-based policymaking through data analytics and Singapore's Smart Nation strategies. In consulting, he co-built the advanced analytics practice at a global firm, and implemented complex analytics capabilities across industries and functions. In research, he is an expert in social gerontology, ageism, the skills gap, and culture, and known for creating innovative techniques to measure societal perceptions that are applied to strategic policy communications. His work has been published in leading news outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes and CNN. He delivers masterclasses on Innovation that blends Data Analytics, Behavioural Insights, and Design Thinking; and serves on advisory boards within finance, education and sustainability sectors. He is the first Singaporean and Oxonian to win the International Fulbright Science and Technology Award, and recently won Singapore’s most prestigious prize for early career social scientists: the Social Science Research Council’s $1-million-dollar Fellowship.