Dr Helen Ko is an Associate Professor with the Singapore University of Social Sciences, teaching courses in the Master and PhD in Gerontology programmes. She is concurrently Executive Director of Beyond Age, a training consultancy focusing on ageing issues.
For over 30 years, Prof Ko pioneered the development of several programmes for seniors in Singapore: gerontological counselling, day care, case management services and seniors’ employment/employability programmes. Prof Ko has served on various national committees in Singapore, including the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Ageing Population. She was previously Research Advisor for the Ministry of Social and Family Development and Board Director for the Council for Third Age and St Luke’s Hospital. She is currently an Advisor for St Luke’s Eldercare, and an Honorary Fellow of the University of Hong Kong’s Sau Po Centre on Ageing. She had also previously held key appointments at various non-profit organisations.