I am an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. I received my Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania, where I also received a B.A. in Psychology, and B.A. and M.S. in Criminology. From 2013-2014, I was a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge.
My research focuses on the etiology of criminal behavior in adults and antisocial behavior in children, as well as interventions for such behavior. As a biopsychosocial criminologist, I examine biological factors, together with psychological and social environmental variables, to gain a more complete understanding of the mechanisms underlying antisocial behavior. My publications involve research on psychophysiological factors such as heart rate, brain mechanisms using non-invasive brain stimulation and neuroimaging methods, and nutrition in relation to criminal and antisocial behavior.
I currently serve as an Executive Counsellor of the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Biopsychosocial Criminology, on the editorial board of Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, and as a board member of the Mauritius Child Health Project.