Lim Hooi Shan
Dr Laura De Pretto & Dr Marshall Valencia Research topic:
Women are underrepresented in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. STEM are generally perceived as male
fields. However, the effort to increase the number of women in the STEM workforce is crucial, as both genders can work jointly to consider the unique needs and designs of STEM products or outputs that are gender-sensitive and can be utilised by all mankind. My research aims to assess the organisational and psychological factors that impact women's success and career development in the academe under the areas of STEM.
At the organisational level, the research will look into the impact of institutional climate and culture (shared assumptions and beliefs), policies and practices related to recruitment, selection, retention and development of women academics. At the psychological level, factors such as self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and gender related demands (e.g. balance of work-family life) will be explored in relation to outcomes such as work engagement, well-being, and job satisfaction. Research interests:
Attachment styles, emotional and personality disorders, and gender studies