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Joa Hoong

Jia Hoong Ong

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences


Jia Hoong (Joey) Ong is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Hearing in the Department of Psychology at Nottingham Trent University.

Career overview

After obtaining his PhD from The MARCS Institute at Western Sydney University (Australia) in 2016, Joey worked as a postdoc at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) between 2016-2019 and at the University of Reading (UK) between 2019-2021.

Joey was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowship in 2021. During the two-year fellowship at the University of Reading, he worked on a project on probabilistic learning, emotion processing, and autism.

Joey joined Nottingham Trent University as a Senior Lecturer in 2023.

Research areas

Joey is an experimental psychologist whose primary interests are in how we perceive and learn sounds (particularly speech and music) and to what extent language and music are similar and different. Joey is also interested in auditory perception and learning among autistic individuals.

Press expertise

  • Language and Music
  • Music Psychology
  • Auditory Perception