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Pei-Jun Woo

Pei-Jun Woo

Developmental Psychologist
Senior Lecturer

Woo Pei Jun is a Developmental Psychologist who has studied and worked in Malaysia and the United States. She obtained her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Psychology from Ohio State and Boston University, USA. Her work in the medical field has included attachments with Ohio State University Hospital, South Bay Mental Health Services, USA, University Malaya Medical Centre and Sunway Medical Centre, Malaysia. Her areas of research have involved eating disorders amongst Asians, children’s behavioural and emotional difficulties and infant language and face perception development. In addition, she has also been involved in rehabilitation of patients, behavioural aspects of sales personnel, developing ability test for children, early intervention programmes for children at risk, single parent support group, parenting programs for young children and outreach work for disadvantaged people. In her academic work, she has presented at several conferences and is the author of 4 books on mental health. She is currently a member of the National Institute for Youth Development Research, and a National Advisor to the National Autistic Society. She has a special interest in children’s development and abilities, developmental delay, profiling and intervention programmes.

Research Interests

  • Infant face and language perception
  • Behavioural and emotional problems in children
  • Bullying and victimization amongst school children
  • Parenting Issues
  • Cross-cultural issues in eating disorder
  • Work-family balance

Journal Paper

Yeoh, S.H. & Woo, P.J. (2010). Parental Involvement : Effects on satisfaction of parent child relationship. Sunway Academic Journal, Vol. 7, 48-62.

Conference Paper

Woo, P.J., Mattock, K., & Yong, E. (2011). Perception of Lexical Tone by Bi-Tonal and Mixed Bilingual Infants. Psycholinguistic Representation of Tone Conference, Hong Kong, China, 22-23 August, 2011.