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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 (HRM), University College Dublin, National University of Ireland, 2002-2004
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Applied Psychology), Western Sydney University, 1999-2001

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A/Prof Frederick Low is a counselling psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the social service and education sectors in Singapore. Prior to joining JCU, He was the Executive Director of Children’s Aid Society, a social service agency that operates a Children’s Home and a Community-based Counselling Centre.

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

Over the years, Frederick served on Management and Professional Committees in many social service agencies (MINDS, APSN, TRANS Family Services etc). In addition, Dr Low served on Expert Panels at the Ministry of Social & Family Development (MSF) on areas such as Family Life Education and Family Counselling.

More recently, Frederick was appointed to the Social Service SkillsFuture Tripartite Taskforce. He is also a member of Multidisciplinary Teams at MSF-appointed Child Protection Specialist Centres. Elsewhere, Frederick serves on the Advisory Board for Student Wellness at Singapore Management University and as the Advisor to Association for Play Therapy (Singapore). He is also the sitting President of the Singapore Association for Counselling.

Frederick’s core research interests revolve around interdisciplinary collaborations, school counselling and refugees’ education & mental well-being. Frederick is primarily involved in qualitative research but is keen on mixed-methods projects as well.

Frederick has served on the editorial advisory board of the US-based Annals of Psychotherapy and Integrative Health, and scientific committees of the 19th Asian Conference on Intellectual Disabilities (2009) and the Singapore Counselling Symposium (2015). At present, he is a member of the Editorial Board of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia.

Research Interests

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