Dr. Siew-Pang Chan
Dr. Siew-Pang Chan splits his time between reading, writing, teaching and volunteering in community justice. Holding a PhD in Industrial & Systems Engineering awarded by the National University of Singapore (NUS), Dr Chan would like to be remembered as a methodologist. Thanks to an overseas study award, he completed his postgraduate training in medical statistics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London, from 1999 to 2000. His academic career took off in 2006 when he was employed as Associate Lecturer at the SIM University, Singapore, before he was offered a full-time appointment as Lecturer, Head of Statistics and Acting Head of Business Analytics in 2007. Prior to that, Dr Chan had attained all the major professional qualifications in mathematical sciences, with the titles of Chartered Mathematician (Institute of Mathematics & Its Applications, 1998), Chartered Statistician (Royal Statistical Society, 2000) and Chartered Scientist (Science Council, 2005) conferred in recognition of his publication in clinical medicine. With funding for a continuing position, Dr Chan moved to La Trobe University, Australia, where he taught statistics as a Senior Lecturer (equivalent to Associate Professor in USA) from 2010 to 2013. Upon returning to Singapore, he had taught at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic and NUS. Currently, he holds full-time administrative, voluntary teaching and adjunct research appointments at NUS, University of The People (USA) and Ton Duc Thang University (Vietnam), respectively. As a qualified arbitrator, Dr Chan has actively volunteered as appropriate adult and welfare officer since 2017. He had also been engaged as an expert witness to testify at the Singapore Supreme Court in 2010. Dr Chan is an avid advocate of lifelong learning. His long-term aim is to read law, and function as a competent legal practitioner after retiring from his full-time employment.