PhD Candidate, Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance, Bangor University

Chin Wei is currently working on a PhD that focuses on the areas of leadership and narcissism. He aims to further the current understanding of the temporal aspect of narcissists as leaders and the potential mechanisms behind it. In between his time in Bangor, Chin Wei spent 3 years as a sport psychologist in the Singapore Sports School, where he has gained valuable applied experience working with elite youth athletes. Chin Wei has also been actively involved in volunteer work since his undergraduate years in the University of Bath.

In 2007, he was part of the IDEALS UK Sport initiative that partnered local NGOs to provide a combination of sport coaching, life skills education and HIV/AIDS awareness for underprivileged youths in Zambia. Recently, Chin Wei has also conducted youth athlete workshops at the inaugural Youth Olympic Games Culture and Education Programme in 2010. Another area Chin Wei is particularly keen on is the social aspect of anti-doping research where he was awarded the WADA Young Investigator’s Award for social science research in 2010. His involvement in anti-doping research also allowed him to travel to the 2011 IAAF World Championships to collect data for a doping prevalence study.

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    PhD Candidate, Institute for the Psychology of Elite Performance, Bangor University