Join Prof. Paulin Tay Straughan as she sheds light on how seniors are tremendous assets to society, along with how to keep them positively engaged.
About Paulin Tay Straughan
Prof. Paulin Tay Straughan is a Professor of Sociology (Practice) and Dean of Students at the Singapore Management University. Her research interests centre around the sociology of families and medical sociology. Prof. Straughan’s current research investigates environmental risk factors in childhood obesity. She was also the principal investigator of the recently concluded project on Successful Ageing in Singapore, Seoul and Shanghai, which involved multiple institutions and a multidisciplinary team. Prof. Straughan serves as consultant on numerous projects commissioned by various government agencies, holding the role of principal consultant for the Marriage and Parenthood Survey (2012, 2016), which were commissioned by the National Population and Talent Division, amongst others. She has published in both sociology and medical journals, like Social Science and Medicine, Cancer, and Cancer Causes and Control. Her books include Marriage Dissolution in Singapore: Revisiting Family Values and Ideology in Marriage, and Ultra-Low Fertility in Pacific Asia: Trends, Causes and Policy Issue (with Gavin Jones and Angelique Chan).
Prof. Straughan was a Nominated Member of Parliament from 2009–2011, during which she campaigned for work-life balance and the nurturing of a more pro-family social environment. Her community involvement includes serving on the Child and Youth Health Task Force, and the Infectious Disease Research Advisory Group (both at the Ministry of Health).