Dr Kok Wei Tan
Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Reading Malaysia
Dr Tan Kok Wei obtained his PhD in Psychology from the University of Nottingham in 2016, where he studied the effects of skin condition, specifically its colour and texture, on health perception in Asian faces.
Dr Tan completed his master degree in developmental psychology from the National University of Malaysia (UKM), from 2005 to 2007, where he examined the occurrence of private speech in young adults. Upon completion, he worked as a lecturer at the University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) for 4 years. He was also engaged by a community college, while pursuing his PhD, teaching child psychology related subjects.
Prior to joining University of Reading Malaysia in 2016, he worked as the course writer for the Wawasan Open University (WOU) where he prepared academic modules for WOU’s students, in both Experimental Psychology and History and Systems of Psychology subjects.
His research focuses on face perception, specifically on judgment of apparent health and attractiveness, and their association with actual physical health.