Dr Ouhao Chen lived at NCV from 2013-2016 while completing his PhD at UNSW in Educational Psychology. The last time we caught up with him (for New ‘n’ Old 2018), he was working as a Lecturer in the National Institute of Education at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Now, as of February this year, Ouhao has joined Loughborough University in the UK as a Lecturer in their Mathematics Education Centre. While teaching cognitive psychology and supervising PhD students, he continues his research into instructional psychology – managing cognitive load to design instructions for teaching and learning mathematics. He is also interested in investigating how drawing and tracing can be used to enhance mathematics learning.
For the last two years, Ouhao has served as a reviewer for Educational Technology Research and Development (ETR&D), a journal published by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology in the USA. This year, in recognition of his exemplary academic services in support of the journal, the editorial board selected Ouhao for the Reviewer Excellence Award. The award has been a great encouragement to him as he continues in his academic career and makes further contributions to his field.