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Miriam Park

Miriam Sang-Ah Park

Principal Lecturer

School of Social Sciences


Dr. Miriam Sang-Ah Park is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology in the Department of Psychology at NTU.

Career overview

Miriam undertook her PhD in Cross-cultural Psychology at Brunel University, UK under the supervision of Professor Robin Goodwin. Before joining NTU in 2019, she worked as Lecturer, and then Senior Lecturer and Psychology Undergraduate Course Coordinator at Monash University Malaysia, and Senior Lecturer at Leeds Trinity University, UK.

Research areas

Miriam’s research interests include:

  • Self and family perceptions across cultures
  • Lifespan perspectives on well-being
  • Positive ageing
  • Resilience and indigenous communities
  • Cultural mental health
  • Online behaviours and psychological health
  • Psychology of education

External activity

  • Invited Associate Editor for Frontiers in Psychology (Special Issue: Culture, Self and Autonomy)
  • Editorial Consultant for the British Journal of Social Psychology
  • Invited Committee member (International Committee) of the International Association for Relationships Research (IARR) (2016-2018)
  • Conference Convenor for the 2nd Malaysian Psychology Conference, October 20-21, 2012
  • Ad-Hoc Reviewer for Journals:
    • Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology;
    • British Journal of Social Psychology;
    • Journal of Social & Political Psychology;
    • International Journal of Psychology;
    • Cyberpsychology, Behavior & Social Networking;
    • Asian Social Science;
    • Assessment;
    • Applied Psychology
  • Member of:
    • International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology
    • International Association of Cultural & Indigenous Psychology
    • International Society of Critical Health Psychology
    • International Society for Quality of Life Studies

Sponsors and collaborators

External Collaborators:

  • Professor Jae-Hwi Kim (Chung-Ang University, South Korea)
  • Dr. Mohsen Joshanloo (Keimyung University, South Korea)
  • Dr. Laurent Sovet (Universite Paris-Descartes, France)
  • Dr. Vincenza Capone (University of Naples Federico II, Italy)
  • Dr. Szabolcs Gergő Harsányi (Károli Gáspár University, Hungary)
  • Professor Uchida Yukiko (Kyoto University, Japan)
  • Dr. Nobuhiko Goto (Kyoto Notre Dame University, Japan)
  • Dr. Karen Jennifer Golden (Monash University, Malaysia)
  • Dr. Fahad Riaz Choudhry (International Islamic University, Malaysia)

Press expertise

  • Cultural beliefs and their impact on selfhood, family and social relationships
  • Well-being and happiness for people of different cultural, religious, or ethnic groups, of different statuses and of different generations
  • Online behaviours and their associations with mental health
  • Sociocultural factors relating to perceptions of the elderly
  • Psychology of indigenous groups and people
  • Cross-cultural differences in beliefs, attitudes and behaviours
  • Families coping with children’s developmental disabilities