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Ling Ling is a PhD Candidate with CIS since 2023. Her research explores the psychological and socio-cultural adaptation of refugees with a project titled "Developing a comprehensive, evidence-based, multi-nationally validated scale of refugee psychological and sociocultural adaptation." She obtained a M.Sc Psychology in Intercultural Relations with Iscte-iul, M.Sc Psychology with the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom and a B.Eng Electronics with Multimedia University in Malaysia.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Ling Ling Tai

Citation names

  • Tai, Ling Ling
  • Tai, L.L

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
AB19-3A5A-D103
ORCID iD
0009-0005-9737-7748

Knowledge fields

  • Social Sciences - Psychology

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
English (Mother tongue)
Malay (generic) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Chinese Upper intermediate (B2) Beginner (A1) Beginner (A1) Upper intermediate (B2)
Portuguese Elementary (A2) Elementary (A2) Elementary (A2) Elementary (A2)
Education
Degree Classification
2023/10/20 - 2027/12/31
Ongoing
Phd in Psychology (Doutoramento)
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Social, Portugal
2020/09/25 - 2022/12/13
Concluded
Masters of Psychology in Intercultural Relations (Mestrado)
Major in Social Psychology
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Escola de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
"Examining Zomi refugees’ psychological adaptation with the psychological antecedents of refugee integration model" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
2008/09/29 - 2009/11/09
Concluded
Master of Science in Psychology (Master)
Major in Psychology
University of Hertfordshire Department of Psychology, United Kingdom
"Dance Improvisation and Self-Focused Attention" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
1999/05/30 - 2004/06/03
Concluded
Bachelor of Engineer (Honours) Electronics (Bachelor)
Multimedia University Faculty of Engineering, Malaysia
"Web-based news archive database system: front-end implementation" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
Affiliation

Teaching in Higher Education

Category
Host institution
Employer
2018/04/16 - 2020/07/03 Lecturer (University Teacher) Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2023/09/20 - Current PhD Student ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Social, Portugal
2021/10/01 - 2022/03/31 Intern Psychosocial Innovation Network, Serbia
2021/03/01 - 2021/05/31 Intern Peace Research Institute Oslo, Norway
2018/01/02 - 2020/12/31 Special Projects Officer & Associate Instructor Singapore Red Cross Society, Singapore
2015/02/17 - 2017/06/10 Regional Learning and Development Manager Kuoni GTS Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore
2013/05/08 - 2015/10/21 Learning and Development & Employee Relations Assistant Manager Samsung Asia Pte Ltd., Singapore
2011/05/23 - 2012/10/27 Technical Trainer GTA Travel, United Kingdom
2011/03/28 - 2011/05/23 Facilitator British Red Cross, United Kingdom
2004/06/01 - 2008/04/30 Training and Organisational Development Specialist Intel Malaysia, Malaysia
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2023/09/20 - Current Developing a comprehensive, evidence-based, multi-nationally validated scale of refugee psychological and sociocultural adaptation.
2023.02579.BDANA
PhD Student Fellow
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Social, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing
Outputs

Publications

Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Tai, Ling Ling. "Examining Zomi refugees psychological adaptation with the psychological antecedents of refugee integration model". Master, ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, 2022. http://hdl.handle.net/10071/26720.
Website
  1. Tai, Ling Ling. Are Refugees Truly Finding Well-Being and Hope in Portugal?. 2023. https://blog.speak.social/are-refugees-truly-finding-well-being-and-hope-in-portugal/.
  2. Tai, Ling Ling. A Long Journey Home: On the Road to Refugees Integration. 2023. https://blog.speak.social/long-journey-home-road-toward-refugees-integration/?ref=miss-elle-tea-writes.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2023/04/06 How Zomi's Adapt to Life in Malaysia? How Zomi's Adapt to Life in Malaysia?
Children's Training Centre (Setapak, Malaysia)
2023/03/15 How Zomi Adapt to Life in Malaysia? How Zomi Adapt to Life in Malaysia?
Zomi Association of Malaysia (ZAM), (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
2023/03/12 Psychological Survey of Ahmadiyya in Malaysia 2022 Psychological Survey of Ahmadiyya in Malaysia 2022
Majlis Khuddamul Ahmadiyah Malaysia (Gombak, Malaysia)
2023/02/28 Examining Zomi Refugees Psychological Adaptation with the Psychological Antecedents of Refugee Integration Model
North South Initiative (Petaling Jaya, Malaysia)
2022/12/09 Round table talks: Displaced People ICP 2022 80th Annual Conference
International Council of Psychologists (Online, United States)
2022/07/27 Examining Refugees Psychosocial Well-Being with the Psychological Antecedents Refugee Integration Model PsyPAG Conference 2022
British Psychology Society (Online, United Kingdom)
2009/07/15 The Evolutionary Perspective of Sexual Aggression Psychology of Women Conference 2009
British Psychology Society (Windsor, United Kingdom)

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2021/10/19 - 2021/10/19 The round table presented the research results on the mental health of refugees and stressful traumatic experiences in transit, in cooperation between PIN and the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy University of Belgrade, with the support of the Open Society Foundations.
Round table
Round Table: Mental Health and Wellbeing of Refugees & Asylum Seekers in Serbia
Psychosocial Innovation Network, Serbia

Committee member

Activity description
Role
Institution / Organization
2023/05/22 - 2024/01/30 Nominations and Elections Committee Member
Member
International Council of Psychologists, United States

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2018/04/16 - 2020/07/03 Introduction to Humanitarian Affairs Diploma-Plus Certificate in Humanitarian Affairs (Diplôme d´études supérieures) Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore
Distinctions

Other distinction

2019 Advanced Intercultural Dialogue Facilitator
Soliya, United States
2017 Advanced Cultural Intelligence Professional
Cultural Intelligence Center, United States
2017 Certified Psychological First Aid Trainer
Singapore Red Cross Society, Singapore
2006 Certified Training Professional
University of Southern Mississippi, United States