- Associate Dean, Research Grants Management
- Associate Professor (tenured)
Dr. Veni Kong graduated from the Department of Sports Science and Physical Education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2000. She went on to study at Loughborough University (UK) to obtain her MSc in Sports Science in 2001, followed by a PhD in Sports Biomechanics in 2005. She started her career as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Texas at El Paso from 2005 to 2008. She was a visiting faculty member at the Emergency Responder Human Performance Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for one year prior to joining the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in July 2009.
Dr. Kong’s research interests include sports and clinical biomechanics. She has led projects on footwear and gait analysis on athletes, firefighters and older adults. She also worked closely with hospitals and healthcare professionals to address clinical problems such as foot health and low back pain management. Her research on computer simulation models of springboard diving has received international awards including those from the International Sports Engineering Association and British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.