Speaker Profile

Ms

Ho Hui Fen

Principal Psychologist, Singapore Police Force

Hui Fen holds a Degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Science in Occupational Health Psychology from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. She is a registered graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). She holds the Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing (Level A and Level B) and is a qualified tester listed in the Register of Competence in Psychological Testing with the BPS. Hui Fen is currently the Assistant Director, Operations and Forensic Psychology Division in the Police Psychological Services Department (PPSD), Singapore Police Force (SPF). She oversees operations psychology work (i.e. resilience, readiness, measurement, plans and research) and crime psychology work (i.e. crime psychology research, investigation, intelligence and victim psychology). She has been actively involved in developing and driving resilience building, well-being, counselling, peer support, helpline, and critical incident stress management services in the SPF and Home Team. She is also involved in organisational psychology and crisis negotiation work in the SPF. Within the Ministry of Home Affairs, Hui Fen leads the Home Team Mental Health and Well-being Taskforce, looking into standards for practice for Home Team resilience and well-being psychological services.Hui Fen is also the Deputy Head CARE of the SPF in the National CARE Management System (NCMS) which looks into managing psychological impact arising from national crises. She manages about 400 Paracounsellors who double-up as CARE officers to respond to departmental and national crises.