Dr Edmund Chow
Ed Chow is an applied theatre practitioner, a researcher, educator, and academic from Singapore.
He received his Bachelor's degree from the National University of Singapore; Master's from New York University; and PhD from the University of Manchester. Ed is a prestigious scholarship recipient from the National Arts Council (Singapore); the William Vorenberg Scholarship for Directing from NYU; and was nominated for the NYU Pi Lambda Theta Rho Award for excellence in academic achievement and leadership.
Ed is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at INSEAD, where he is part of the Leadership and Communication Research Group under the area of organisational behaviour. He is researching on leadership presence, designed the full curriculum, trained and certified communication trainers, and is teaching the global EMBA and MBA classes.
He is also an adjunct lecturer at the National Institute of Education (NIE), where he has taught courses such as "Facili-actor as Drama Educator", "Advanced Topics in Social Theatre", "Learning in, through and about Drama", as well as "Curriculum Development and Lesson Planning".
As an applied theatre practitioner and educator, he has worked in secondary schools, prisons, psychiatric hospitals and communities. He has been formally working with prison inmates (both Singapore and New York) and directing prison theatre performances since 2004, and is now actively devising theatre performances with cultural groups, the last of which was an award-winning piece at the Dastak Hindi Theatre Festival called "Toba Tek Singh".
Ed has been a featured guest expert on Channel News Asia's primetime programme "Talking Point", has spoken at various academic conferences, chaired panel discussions, won several public speaking awards in London's Professional Speaking Academy, and is a published author.
For several years, Ed has been coaching executive leaders on storytelling and public speaking, and has facilitated numerous experiential workshops across sectors and industries. Ed is exceptionally prolific and proficient in leading and facilitating change in individuals and groups.
Ed's personal website can be found at www.edmundchow.com. He can also be reached on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube. He also maintains a Public Speaking Strategies blog.