Priscilla Leong

Priscilla is interested in recruitment and retention issues of seafarers within the perspective of a global labour market.

Priscilla graduated with a BA Psychology degree (First Class Honours) from the University of Calgary, Canada. She subsequently obtained a Diploma in Sports Psychology (International Correspondence School, UK). She spent some years working with the intellectually disabled as a psychologist with MINDS (The Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore). In 1997, she joined the Singapore Polytechnic where she was attached to the Singapore Maritime Academy. Priscilla has also had some experience teaching Communication Studies to advanced diploma students and she most recently taught Organisational Behaviour Management in the Cadet Plus Programme in Qingdao (China).

A member of the Mission to Seafarers (Singapore Branch), she served on the Committee from 1997-2005 and was the Honorary Secretary for 5 of those years. Priscilla loves to holiday with a ‘mission’ – she has travelled to Bangkok to work with the Christian Charity for Disabled Children and was part of a ‘Build Project’ in Nepal organised by Habitat for Humanity. A sports enthusiast (although sometimes more avid than active), she enjoys racquet games (i.e. tennis, squash, badminton), swimming, running and has a brown belt in shaolin kungfu. With a motto to “Try Some Things at least Once”, she has obtained her basic licences to scuba dive and sail laser boats. On a more passive note, she loves to read, listening to music and dabbles a little with pencil sketching. 
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