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Grete Arro, PhD

Grete Arro: Applying educational psychology in military context - teaching, training, practice

Grete Arro, PhD in Psychology,  works as a researcher in School of Educational Sciences in Tallinn University. Since 2006 she has worked in different longitudinal educational research projects in University of Tartu and Tallinn University as a researcher. Her research interests vary from self-regulated learning to conceptual change - more specifically with metacognitive learning skills, development of word meaning structure, emotion regulation and motivation. She also lectures in Tallinn University (different subjects related to educational psychology; cultural psychology) and occasionally trains teachers, lecturers and teacher educators in other institutions (schools, universities and companies).


Kim-Yin CHAN, Ph.D.

Kim-Yin CHAN: From Understanding the Motivation to Lead to an Expanded Criterion Space for Individual differences and Leadership: Implications for Military Leader Development

Kim-Yin CHAN is an Associate Professor in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at the Division of Strategy, Management & Organization of Nanyang Business School (NBS), Nanyang Technological University. He started his full-time academic career at the Nanyang Business School in 2009 after a 25 year military career in the Singapore Armed Forces where he was an infantry officer who also held appointments as a military psychologist at the Applied Behavioural Sciences Department and SAF Centre for Leadership Development. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999 majoring in Industrial-Organizational Psychology with a minor in Quantitative Psychology; and had graduated from the University of London's Royal Holloway and Bedford New College with a First Class Honours degree in Psychology in 1988. He has published in top management journals, and is also the lead author of the book, Military Leadership in the 21st century: Science and Practice, published by Cengage Learning in 2011. He has presented his work at the Academy of Management, Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, International Congress of Applied Psychology, European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Australian-New Zealand Academy of Management, International Leadership Association, International Military Testing Association, and International Applied Military Symposium. Dr. Chan is a member of the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology. From 2014 to 2017, he led a team of research investigators on a multi-year project measuring entrepreneurial, professional and leadership career aspirations for Nanyang Technological University’s Innovation and Enterprise Office. During this period, he also seconded to Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research to assist in the area of scientist-researcher social and human capital (i.e., organizational, leadership, talent) development for innovation.


Dr Jaanus Harro, MD, PhD

Jaanus Harro: Can we learn from experience? A personal translational journey

Dr Jaanus Harro, MD, PhD has held professorships at the University of Tartu, Estonia in neuropsychopharmacology, health promotion and psychophysiology. His research is on affective neuroscience and includes psychopharmacological and molecular genetic approaches in animals and humans, and population-based longitudinal studies on neurobiology of personality and health-related behaviour. Dr Harro has authored or co-authored about 250 original articles, reviews and book chapters in broadly distributed international publications. He has served in several committees of CINP and ECNP, and is Associate Editor of European Neuropsychopharmacology and Editorial Board Member of Acta Neuropsychiatrica, Dr Harro has been the Principal Member for Estonia at the NATO STO Human Factors and Medicine Panel and the CNC at EDA. He is also a Foreign Member of the Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala, and currently Sigrid Juselius Visiting Professor at the University of Helsinki.


Kenn Konstabel, PhD

Kenn Konstabel: Testing personality, interests and abilities for placement decisions: steps towards a useful assessment battery for the Estonian military

Kenn Konstabel, PhD, is senior research fellow in the National Institute for Health Development (Tallinn, Estonia) and professor of personality and health psychology in Tallinn University. His research focuses on the assessment and implications of personality and physical activity, as well as personality theory. Dr Konstabel has authored or co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed international publications. He has participated in several applied research projects, including the development of the personnel selection test battery for the Estonian Military.


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