Irene Teo is an Assistant Professor at the Lien Centre for Palliative Care and the Signature Programme in Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS. Her background is in clinical health psychology and she is trained as a researcher and clinician. A/Professor Teo’s research and clinical interests include coping and adjustment to emotional distress and disease symptoms (e.g., pain, fatigue) in the areas of oncology. She joined Duke-NUS Medical School in 2015 and has focused her time in development of psychosocial interventions aimed at alleviating distress for patients and their families. She is a recipient of several small grants including that from the Singapore National Medical Research Council and Singapore Cancer Society.