Vivien is Deputy Head of the Department of Management and Organisation at NUS Business School. She received her PhD in Organisational Behaviour from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also the Editor-in Chief of Applied Psychology: An International Review.
Vivien's expertise is in the areas of workplace health, leadership, job loss, employee misbehaviours and discipline, and the impact of technology on the workplace. Her research has been published in internationally refereed journals, as well as cited in media such as The Straits Times, Business Times, Harvard Business Review, The Globe and Mail, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and on radio and TV channels such as CBS and ABC.
Vivien has received numerous commendations and recognition for her achievements in teaching. She was a recipient of Departmental, Faculty and University Outstanding Educator Awards, as well as Dean's Commendations from 1999 to 2013. These awards, given by the University, recognise faculty members who have demonstrated high levels of excellence and commitment to teaching. As a three-time winner of the Annual Teaching Excellence Award, Vivien has been placed on the University's Teaching Honour Roll. She is a member of the Teaching Excellence Council at NUS Business School. She was formerly Sub-Dean of the faculty and was involved in spearheading the MSc/PhD (by research) programme.