Edward Ong Yung Chet

School of Psychology

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School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Edward Ong is a PhD student in the School of Psychology. His doctoral research project is on understanding child maltreatment in an Asian context.


B(Psych) Hons (Malaysia)


Edward received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from HELP University, Malaysia. At the completion of his degree, he was a teaching assistant in HELP University under the Department of Psychology and a research assistant for different research projects which include refugee children’s mental health, classroom behavior management, mental health literacy and the ability to recognize mental disorders among Malaysians.


Edward is interested in looking at how Asian cultural values and beliefs have an influence on child maltreatment in an Asian context. He is interested to develop a culturally-sensitive model that could be used in constructing measurements and developing interventions that are culturally-sensitive for Asians.


O’Neal, C & Ong, E. Culturally Responsive Classroom Management and Inclusion: Burmese Refugee Education in Malaysia. Manuscript under review. 

O'Neal, C., Ganesan, A., Harves, C., Satvinder, P., Satvinder, E., Fernandez, E., and Ong, E. (2011). Refugee Child Mental Health in Malaysia. Paper presented at the meeting of Fulbright Southeast Asia Conference, Bangkok, Thailand.

Yung, S., Gutierrez, T., Ong, E., & Lukman, H. (2011). Malaysian College Students’ Understanding of the Concept of Muscularity. Poster session presented at the Malaysian Psychology Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

Ong, E. & Lukman, H. (2010). Body Image Related Factors and Depressive Symptoms among Malaysian Adolescents. Paper presented at the meeting of the ASEAN Regional Union of Psychological Societies (ARUPS), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.