Victoria Leong, Ph.D.



International Congress of Infant Studies


Victoria Leong, Ph.D.

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

"Researcher Studies How Parent-Infant Neural Attunement Supports Healthy Development"

Dr. Victoria Leong is a developmental cognitive neuroscientist who is interested in how parents and infants communicate and learn from each other. She is a pioneer in the use of dyadic-EEG to study parent-infant neural synchrony during social interactions.

Dr. Leong is currently Associate Professor of Psychology at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), and also Deputy Director of the Cambridge-NTU Centre for Lifelong Individualized Learning (CLIC) which aims to develop neuro-personalised training programs for flexible learning across the lifespan.

Vicky received her undergraduate degree in Medical Science from the University of Cambridge. After working as a special education teacher and in special education policy in Singapore, she returned to Cambridge for a Masters in Psychology & Education and she obtained her PhD in Psychology from Cambridge in 2013. Vicky’s PhD thesis was awarded the 2014 Robert J. Glushko Prize by the Cognitive Science Society, in recognition of outstanding cross-disciplinary work (integrating neuroscience, psychology, linguistics and computational modelling). Shortly after completing her PhD, Vicky was awarded a prestigious Junior Research Fellowship for early-career independent research at the University of Cambridge, followed by a Parke Davis Exchange Fellowship at Harvard University in 2015. Vicky has been awarded research grants from the UK Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), the British Academy, Rosetrees Medical Trust, Welcome Trust, and Ministry of Education (Singapore) to study language learning and social influences on neural development in infants and young children.