Dr. Oei is current appointed as a Research Specialist at the Centre for Research in Rehabilitation and Protection, Ministry of Social and Family Development, Singapore. He received his Ph.D. Degree (Psychology) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Prior to his postgraduate training, he has years of practical experience as a applied psychologist and is well versed in neuropsychological testing for both child and geriatric populations. He has reviewed for numerous peer-reviewed publications
His research interest is varied but revolves around cognition and neuroplasticity, specifically how the environment affects cognitive and brain development. At the undergraduate level, his focus was on how caffeine improved attention. His Ph.D. Thesis examined how frequent video game play affects cognition in healthy college adults. He is also interested and has published research on learning disabilities, particularly on dyslexia. His research publications have been featured in the popular press and is cited more than 150 times in peer reviewed publications. His current research interest is in cognitive and socio-emotional outcomes in vulnerable children.