LIM Kam Ming

Associate Professor

Registrar - NIE & Deputy Divisional Director - OAAS

Office of Academic Administration and Services (OAAS), Psychological Studies (PS)

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PhD (Miami University)
BS, MS (Eastern Michigan University)
PGDipTHE (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)


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Research Interests
Prosocial Behaviour, Help-seeking Behaviour, Locus of Control.

  • Dr Lim Kam Ming is currently the Deputy Divisional Director, OAAS  and an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University. He has served as chairs of various curriculum review and enhancement committees at NIE. He also served on committees at the Singapore Ministry of Education for the review and implementation of various education policies. As a researcher, Dr Lim has obtained several research grants worth more than one million Singapore dollars. He is currently the President of the Educational Research Association of Singapore (2015-2017). 

  • A/P Lim received the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) from the President of the Republic of Singapore in 2015. His additional awards include: Service to Education Award (Ministry of Education, Singapore, 2016), Award for Outstanding Contribution to Psychology in Singapore (Singapore Psychological Society, 2005), Special Teaching Award (Miami University, 1998), Dissertation Research Award (American Psychological Association, 1992), National Service Award (Psi Chi, 1987) and Barton Scholarship (Eastern Michigan University, 1986). He is listed in Marquis’s Who’s Who in Asia (1st ed., 2007) and (2nd ed., 2012) and in Marquis’s Who’s Who in the World (13th ed., 1996), (20th ed., 2003), (31st ed., 2014) and (33rd ed., 2016).

  • Research Projects

    Title of Project & Duration

    Source of Funding

    Effects of digital gaming on children and teenagers in Singapore (2006-current)

    MOE & MDAS

    Virtues development in children: Educating the teachers and parents (2006-2007)


    Describing and evaluating character development programmes in Singapore (2003-2005)


    Trainee teachers’ stereotypes of racial groups in Singapore (2002-2003)

    The Institute of Policy Studies, Singapore

    Positive social climate for enhancing students’ math self-concept (2002-2005)