BSc, MSc, MBA and PhD

Country/Territory/Region: Singapore
Institution: Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University
Email: fabianlim@ntu.edu.sg
ORCID: 0000-0002-3863-0994

Dr Lim is faculty member and Programme Director for the Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine programme at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University. Dr Lim received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees (Exercise Science) from the University of Oregon and his PhD degree (Exercise Science) from the University of Queensland. He also has an MBA degree from the University of Surrey and is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr Lim is also a recipient of the Nanyang Education Award for his contribution to the educational programmes in the school.

Dr Lim is a recipient of the Defence Science Scholarship from the Ministry of Defence, Singapore, where he held various science and technology-related appointments from 1991 to May 2011. His last appointment in the Ministry of Defence was Programme Director for Combat Protection and Performance Research Programme at DSO National Laboratories.

Dr Lim had the opportunity to set-up the Singapore Sports Institute (SSI) in 2011 and led SSI as the Executive Director until 2014. Among the many achievements during his tenure in SSI, Dr Lim developed and implemented the national strategy for elite sports and grew the Sport Science and Medicine capabilities to support Team Singapore. These programmes include the SPeX Scholarship and the Singapore Sports Medicine Network.

Dr Lim also served as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (2007 to 2014), and was a member of the Institutional Review Board at Republic Polytechnic (2013 – 2016) and the NAPFA Review Board in MOE (2015). He is still a member of the Fitness Advisory Board in the SAF. He is Chairman of the pro-temp committee for the Asian College of Exercise and Sport Sciences, which is being set up with Asian counterparts.

Dr Lim has more than 50 publications in scientific journals and books chapters, covering a variety of topics, including obesity, nutrition, fitness management, exercise immunology, hydration, physiology status monitor, and thermoregulation. He is recognized internationally for his introducing the Dual Pathway Model of Heat Stroke, which has shifted the paradigm of this ancient illness.