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Rui Ling is a Research Assistant in the Department of Organisational Behaviour (OB) at INSEAD and assists as Asia Campus Lab Manager of the Singapore Data Team (SiDaT) Pop-Up Lab, which is spearheaded by INSEAD professor, Stefan Thau. She provides assistance to INSEAD OB professors, their co-authors and PhD students, and the work she has completed ranges from literature review to response/behavioural ratings to facilitating experiments for building of datasets. She has also managed the database and collected data from Asia's top listed companies across 11 countries for the Thomson Reuters/INSEAD Asia Business Sentiment Survey (TRIABS). In her work managing the lab of SiDaT, she is responsible for managing multi-faceted study requests from INSEAD professors, organizing data collections, etc….
Prior to joining INSEAD, Rui Ling was a full-time Research Assistant at the Education and Cognitive Development Lab (ECDL), National Institute of Education (NIE), in Singapore. She worked on the Singapore Kindergarten Impact Project (SKIP) led by Dr Rebecca Bull, and her main responsibilities were collecting data from kindergarteners, liaising and scheduling data collection sessions with preschool staff. She has also acted a part-time assistant on several other research projects, also in NIE, under Research Scientists such as Dr Beth O’Brien. The projects targeted age groups ranging from preschoolers to secondary school students. Being bilingual, English-Chinese, she also has been an asset when it comes to translation of documents and interacting with Chinese parents and children. Rui Ling’s avid interest in research is not only evident in her work experience. Previously, she has also volunteered her services at INSEAD’s Social Research Lab in Singapore, under the supervision of INSEAD Professor Zoe Kinias and Dr Jessica Sim.
Rui Ling graduated from Singapore Institute of Management-University at Buffalo (SIM-UB) with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has a keen interest in consumer and social psychology, and has plans indeed to continue her studies towards a PhD in Organizational Management. Some of her research interests include perception of trust, bilingualism, decision making and culture.