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Dr. Frederick Poi Kee Low

Dr. Frederick Poi Kee Low

Dr. Frederick Poi Kee Low

Associate Professor, Counselling


  • Doctor of Professional Studies, University of Southern Queensland, 2015-2018
  • Master of Applied Psychology, University of Southern Queensland, 2005-2008
  • Master of Science, University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, 2002-2004
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Applied Psychology), Western Sydney University, 1999-2001

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Associate Professor Frederick Low is a counselling psychologist with over 20 years of experience in social care, humanitarian work and education in Singapore and Malaysia. He has held multiple managerial as well as clinical leadership roles in the people sector before entering academia.

Over the years, Frederick served on management boards and professional committees including those in MINDS, APSN and TRANS Family Services. Dr Low also served on several Expert Panels at the Ministry of Social & Family Development (MSF) in areas such as Family Life Education and Family Counselling.

He is currently a member of the Social Service SkillsFuture Tripartite Taskforce at MSF and vice chairman of the Therapeutic Advisory Council at Family Justice Courts. Elsewhere, Dr Low serves on the Advisory Board for student wellness at the Singapore Management University and is the sitting President of the Singapore Association for Counselling.

Frederick’s research interests revolve around interdisciplinary collaborations in schools, school counselling, and counselling for vulnerable groups (i.e., persons with special needs, individuals affected by child abuse and family violence) and refugees’ education and mental well-being. Frederick is primarily involved in qualitative research but is keen on mixed-methods projects as well. Presently, Dr Low is a member of the Editorial Boards for the Psychotherapy & Counselling Journal of Australia, Pamomong: Journal of Islamic Educational Counseling and Counselling & Psychotherapy Review Singapore.

Dr Low is a Registered Psychologist, Registered Counsellor and Registered Social Service Practitioner in Singapore. He is also a Chartered Psychologist in the UK and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Research Interests

  • School counselling
  • Interdisciplinary professional/clinical collaborations
  • Counselling for vulnerable groups
  • Refugee mental health & education
  • Qualitative research