Ms Mah Li Lian

Dean’s Office

Senior Executive

I am currently a Personal Assistant to the school’s Dean, and looking back to three years ago, I would never have imagined that the opportunities presented to me at Duke-NUS could have allowed my career to develop this far. At Duke-NUS, there are no limits to growth and I’ve always been encouraged to stretch myself, improve my knowledge and develop new skills. I feel so blessed and fortunate.

It is GREAT looking forward to go to work every day!

Dr. John Pastor Ansah

Office of Research

Assistant Professor

Programme in Health Services and Systems Research

I have been with Duke-NUS since 2010, and it has been a wonderful experience. The school’s passion to educate and influence both medical practice and research is a huge draw. Knowing that I am part of a team that contributes to cutting edge healthcare research is very fulfilling. I firmly believe that there is a constant need to improve healthcare delivery; and that healthcare simulation modelling, my area of research, holds an unlimited promise in managing the evident complexity in healthcare. Duke-NUS provides an environment conducive to achieve this. In the past years, I have had the opportunity to network with thought leaders in healthcare research, and the platform to inform healthcare decisions in Singapore with insights gained from my research. The school has also been very supportive in my career development. Most importantly, the fun culture here makes coming to work every day enjoyable.

Mara (right) with her team member Mary

Dr Mara McAdams

Office of Education

Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean of Student Life

Student Affairs Department

The students and my colleagues motivate me to stay at Duke-NUS. I admire the students for enrolling in medical school after finishing undergraduate degrees or leaving jobs, but for many of them Duke-NUS is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream to be a doctor.  They are enthusiastic about their studies, their patients and their community service projects, and that desire to help others inspires me to help them.  The Education office and especially the Student Affairs staff -including Mary Ng - are hardworking and professional. They also make working here more fun and rewarding. We are able to work together as a team and share the workload during busy periods

Ms Mary Ng

Office of Education

Management Assistant Officer

Student Affairs Department

I enjoy working at Duke-NUS because it provides me with an environment that motivates and encourages me to give my best. I have had many years of working with students prior to coming here, and I must say the opportunity to communicate and engage with our students have been very enriching. The students here are more mature and regard you as their friend rather than just an administrative staff.  I am also appreciative of the support and trust given to me by my colleagues and bosses to design and implement initiatives that I believe will cater to the students’ needs. Such flexibility and empowerment has provided me with many opportunities to contribute and learn further in my job scope. I am also thankful for the camaraderie spirit of our colleagues from other departments. We are like a family and will support one another in our respective functions to make our work life here fulfilling.

Staff Testimonials