​Ms Eileen Bei
Research Analyst
BSc (Biomedical Engineering) 

To Eileen, research in healthcare allows important ideas and crucial findings to be shared, for the improvement of patient experiences and health outcomes. She is interested in exploring different approaches to answer a variety of research questions, and broadening her knowledge in research methods.    

Eileen holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. She has experience in various local, public healthcare settings, different roles, and different types of research. She has been involved in research on the quality of life of hearing aid users, as well as in an AISG (AI Singapore)-funded research to develop a natural language processing solution to automate data collection for a cancer registry. For her final year project, she used machine learning to develop the best supervised model to predict the remission status of patients with Schizophrenia in Singapore, based on their MRI scan volumes and clinical test scores.

Dr Cheng San Chye
Assistant Director
BSc (Hons), EdM, MSc
EdD (Doctor of Education)

San Chye adopts a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods in his research. Working at the nexus of research and practice, he seeks to address healthcare problems and research questions, as well as draw out practical and policy implications. At HOMER, he works with fellow researchers, healthcare professionals, and various stakeholders to broaden and deepen our perspectives and the understanding of issues relating to health professions education and population health.

San Chye holds a Doctor of Education and a Master of Science in Applied Statistics. Prior to joining NHG, he worked at the Institute for Adult Learning where he was involved in the OECD's Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC).

Dr Khoo Hwee Sing
Principal Research Analyst
BBA, MComm,
PhD (Management)

Hwee Sing adopts a multi- disciplinary approach in her work, and believes it is essential to bridge research and practice for better sharing, integration, and application of knowledge. This motivates her to view research through different theoretical lenses, and incorporate phenomena into research for educational and practical applications. At HOMER, she is involved in projects related to the development and improvement of curriculum and clinical rotati ons in undergraduate and graduate medical education, and evaluation of healthcare initiatives and facilities.

Hwee Sing holds a PhD in Management and Organisation from the National University of Singapore. She serves on the National Transplant Ethics Panel of Laypersons, and is a member of the NUH Bioethics Committee.

Dr Charmaine Krishnasamy
Principal Research Analyst
BOT (Hons),
PhD (Occupational Therapy)

Charmaine enjoys conducting research on topics pertaining to the measurement of and improvement of patient, health and education outcomes. At HOMER, she is involved in health professions education research related to better understanding feedback from students, clinicians and stakeholders for the improvement of work and learning environments, and population health research.

Charmaine has practised as an occupational therapist and taught and supervised undergraduate occupational therapy students in Singapore and Australia. She has also completed a series of research projects concerned with the occupations and community mobility needs of older persons in both countries, and standardisation of an aspect of a driver assessment tool. Charmaine's research interests are in students' learning environments and rehabilitation and outcomes research using both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Dr Mary Lee
Principal Research Analyst
BA, MA (English Language),
PhD (Communications)

Mary is a communication scholar who takes an interpretivist stance in her research. As a researcher in health professions education, patient education and population health, she takes a special interest in investigating the role of communication in advancing or impeding interprofessional collaboration, self-management and the determinants of health. She values reflexivity in research, and works to deepen her skills in qualitative research methodologies. Her projects include exploring shared decision-making in chronic disease management, and professional identity development in healthcare professionals. Her research has been published in the Journal of Interprofessional Care and International Wound Journal, among others.

Ms Loo May Eng
Senior Research Analyst
BSc (Physics)(Hons),
MA (English Language)

May Eng believes that novel yet rigorous research in healthcare contributes to health professions education and patient outcomes. To this end, she takes a pragmatist approach to research, using different methods depending on the research question she is trying to answer. In HOMER, she works on projects related to simulation-based learning, online professionalism, wellbeing and population health.

May Eng did her Master of Arts in English Language and Bachelor of Science in Physics at the National University of Singapore. During her postgraduate studies, she focused on sociolinguistics and researched on the language use of Mainland Chinese immigrants and local Chinese in Singapore.