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Mr Surein Sandrasageran

Master of Gerontology (SUSS)

Outreach Director

Yeo Boon Khim Mind Science Centre

Surein Sandrasageran is a Gerontologist with a Master’s degree in Gerontology from Singapore University of Social Sciences and a background in biomedical science. He was awarded the SkillsFuture Study Award for the healthcare sector. Currently, he is serving as the Outreach Director at Yeo Boon Khim Mind Science Centre where he uses his extensive experience in public service, healthcare, and community engagement to promote mental wellness and cognitive health across different stages of life.

Surein has an unwavering commitment to community engagement, which is evident from his extensive tenure at the People’s Association where he worked tirelessly to foster a strong sense of community and belonging among residents. This invaluable experience paved the way for him to take up pivotal healthcare roles at the National University Hospital, Geriatric Medicine. As Programme Director, he spearheaded the acclaimed Healthy Ageing Promotion Programme For You (HAPPY), which expanded into a nationwide initiative with over 120 sites across Singapore under his inspiring leadership, aimed at enhancing elderly well-being.

In the sports domain, Surein served as the Technical Director of the Singapore Bowling National Team, positioning it as a global powerhouse. His leadership in this capacity contributed to the team’s international success.

Among his accolades, Surein was awarded the prestigious Sword of Honour as the top graduand of the SAFTI Officer Cadet School during his National Service with the Republic of Singapore Air Force. He continues to serve in a command position as an NSman.

At Yeo Boon Khim Mind Science Centre, Surein focuses on promoting mental health and resilience, contributing towards a more inclusive and healthy society through his leadership and initiatives.

Selected Publications

  • Merchant, R. A., Chan, Y. H., Hui, R. J. Y., Tsoi, C. T., Kwek, S. C., Tan, W. M., Lim, J. Y., Sandrasageran, S., Wong, B. L. L., Chen, M. Z., Ng, S. E., & Morley, J. E. (2021). Motoric cognitive risk syndrome, physio-cognitive decline syndrome, cognitive frailty and reversibility with dual-task exercise. Experimental Gerontology, 150, 111362. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2021.111362
  • Merchant, R. A., Tsoi, C. T., Tan, W. M., Lau, W., Sandrasageran, S., & Arai, H. (2021, February 16). Community-based peer-led intervention for Healthy Ageing and evaluation of the “happy” program – The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging. SpringerLink.
  • Merchant, R. A., Chen, M. Z., Ling Wong, B. L., Ng, S. E., Shirooka, H., Lim, J. Y., Sandrasageran, S., & Morley, J. E. (2020). Relationship Between Fear of Falling, Fear-Related Activity Restriction, Frailty, and Sarcopenia. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 68(11), 2602-2608. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.16719
  • Merchant, R. A., Chen, M. Z., Ng, S. E., Sandrasageran, S., & Wong, B. L. L. (2020). The role of a geriatrician has become even more important in an academic institution during COVID-19 – The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging. SpringerLink.

Our People

ACADEMIC COMMITTEE

A/Prof Tan Chay-Hoon
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Dr Tian Cheong Sing
Senior Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital

A/Prof Ng Tze Pin
Associate Professorial Fellow & Research Director, Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

A/Prof Roger Ho
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and National University Hospital

Dr Johnson Fam
Adjunct Associate Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Senior Consultant, Psychiatry, Singapore General Hospital

EDUCATION TEAM

Dr Pearlene Ng
Education Director (Psychology)

Dr Rathi Mahendran
Education Director (Psychiatry)

Ms Cindy Honanta
Senior Executive (Education)

OUTREACH TEAM

Ms Maureen Rose Christabelle
Senior Executive (Dementia Asia)

Ms See Yee Thien
Senior Executive (MAELab)

Mr Shaun Low
Senior Executive (Age Well Everyday)

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Ms Mae Kng
Associate Director

Ms Wileen Chen
Senior Manager (Development)

Ms Yip Gaea Huan
Senior Executive (Marketing)

RESEARCH COLLABORATORS (PAST & PRESENT)

Prof Bao Zhiming
Professor, Department of English Language and Literature

Prof Eric Taylor
Emeritus Professor, SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London

Prof Frank Verhulst
Erasmus University Medical Center at Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Prof Helen Chui
Head, Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prof Li Chunbo
Vice President, Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Prof Patrick Finbarr
Dean, Faculty of Dentistry

Prof Shigenobu Kanba
Chairman, Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University

Prof Wang De Yun
Research Professor (Tenure) and Director of Research, Department of Otolaryngology

Prof Zhou Weibiao
Head of Department, Department of Food Science & Technology

A/Prof Daniel Fung
Chairman Medical Board Institute of Mental Health

A/Prof Goh Lee Gan
Associate Professor, Division of Family Medicine

A/Prof Ng Tze Pin
Associate Professorial Fellow & Research Director, Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

A/Prof Shefaly Shorey
Associate Professor, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies

A/Prof Wong Mun Loke
Vice Dean Academic Affairs, Faculty of Dentistry

Dr B. Alan Wallace
President and Founder, Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies

Dr Cao Luwen
Senior Research Fellow

Dr Celine Wong
Consultant Psychiatrist and Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychological Medicine

Dr Feng Lei
Assistant Professor (Research)

Dr Gabriel Lee Keng Yan
Lecturer, Faculty of Dentistry

Dr Kim Jung Eun
Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science & Technology

Dr Rosalind Siah
Lecturer, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies

Dr Leoniek M Kroneman
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Mind Science Centre

Dr Say How Ong
Senior Consultant & Chief, Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health

Dr Shawn Goh
Assistant Professor, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies

Dr Teng Jia Ying
Consultant Psychiatrist at the Department of Psychological Medicine

Dr Tian Cheong Sing
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at the Department of Psychological Medicine

Dr Vivien Wu
Assistant Professor, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies

Dr Wilsom Tam
Assistant Professor, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies

Dr Yu Junhong
Research Fellow

Dr Zeng Fanmin
Research Fellow

Dr Timothy Rushil Singham
Adjunct Research Fellow

Ms Ng Siew Yee
Nurse