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A forensic psychologist by training, Majeed Khader is the Director of the Home Team Behavioural Sciences Centre under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore. Dr Majeed is also the Chief Psychologist of the Singapore Police Force. A trained hostage negotiator, his previous operational duties include being the ex-Deputy Commander of the Crisis Negotiation Unit and a trainer with the negotiation unit. He teaches criminal psychology part time as an Assistant Professor (Adjunct) at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nanyang Technology University.
For the past 23 years, Dr Majeed has overseen the development of psychological services in the areas of stress, resilience, employee selection, deception psychology, leadership, crisis negotiations, crime profiling, and crisis psychology. For his work, he was awarded the National Day Public Administration Award (Bronze) in 2006 by the President of Singapore and once again the Public Administration Award Silver in 2014. Majeed holds a Masters degree (with Distinction) in Forensic Psychology from the University of Leicester (U.K) and a PhD in Psychology, (specialising in personality and crisis leadership) from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He also holds a degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of London.
Majeed has been invited as a speaker to organisations in Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Canada, Hong Kong and the USA to share on crime psychology, terrorism and leadership. He has also presented at the FBI, NCIS and the RCMP. He has been the Chairman of two major international conferences held in Singapore titled the “Asian Conference of Criminal and Operations Psychology”. He has been the Asian Director and sits on the board of the USA based Society of Police and Criminal Psychology. He is a Registered Psychologist with the Singapore Psychological Society, and a member of the British, and American psychological Societies.
Areas of Expertise
- The Psychology of Crisis
- Crisis and Critical Incident Leadership Psychology
- Crisis Management Psychology
- Personality Psychology
- Criminal and Forensic Psychology
- Terrorism Psychology
- The Psychology of Resilience
- Director of the Home Team Behavioural Sciences Center, Home Team Academy
- Chief Psychologist of the Singapore Police Force
- Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Nanyang Technological University
- Asian Director, Society of Police and Criminal Psychology
- Associate Member, Investigative and Forensic Psychology Program, Liverpool University
Last updated on 24/07/2015