Dr Agnes Xue, PhD has over 9 years of multi-portfolio experience across academia, consultancy, operations and management. She is currently an interdisciplinary Assistant Professor from the Singapore Institute of Technology and the Curriculum Consultant of the A*STAR-EDB Singapore-Stanford Biodesign programme. Being a Red-Dot award-winning designer and trained as a healthcare design researcher, her professional experiences include design work at Siemens Medical Instruments and the Design Singapore Council. She previously conducted research and taught at the National University of Singapore. In her personal capacity, she volunteers as the Honorary Secretary of the Lupus Association Singapore. Dr Xue has always been an entrepreneur at heart. She has invested and started two interior architecture consultancies - JIA Studios LLP and Copper Design Associates P/L.
Fiona obtained B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, with a focus in medical imaging. She returned to Singapore after graduation and worked on intelligent transport systems successfully deployed islandwide.
Four years later, Fiona co-founded the iMedical initiative in her company, where she led a team developing translatable healthcare applications combined with new media and providing training in healthcare interoperability standards.
In 2011, Fiona joined the inaugural batch of Singapore Stanford Biodesign (SSB) Fellows. After the Fellowship, she became a consultant to the A*STAR Healthcare & Lifestyle Office, where she managed a project involving a multi-site clinical trial. She also consulted for Covidien (now Medtronic) and the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) before taking on a full-time position as Device Development Manager at SGH in 2013.
At SingHealth, Fiona has been actively involved in setting up the Medical Technology Office (MTO), a one-stop point of contact for collaborators and companies to work with SingHealth clinicians on medtech projects, both early-stage and towards commercialization. In 2015, Fiona and the MTO team returned to support the SSB Innovation Class in curriculum guidance and teaching roles. Fiona is a named co-inventor on 1 medical device with patents filed internationally.
Fiona is happily married to Gideon Teo, a youth pastor. Outside work, she is involved in church and enjoys running, swimming and baking.