Yu Tse Heng

PhD Candidate, Department of Management & Organizations

Foster School of Business, University of Washington

Yu Tse Heng is a PhD candidate in Management at the University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business. Her research program uncovers ways in which we can humanize the workplace by acknowledging, appreciating, and wherever possible, harnessing employees' full humanity. Specifically, her work explores (a) the role of self- and other-compassion in alleviating suffering at work, (b) the grief-work interface, and (c) dimensions of employees' personal lives that are ignored in the workplace.


Yu Tse's dissertation on how bereaved employees negotiate work after losing a loved one has been selected as a finalist for the Organization Science/INFORMS Dissertation Proposal Competition (2020). Her other research has been published in, or is undergoing revision at, the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. At Foster, Yu Tse teaches leadership and organizational behavior in the undergraduate program.


Prior to pursuing her graduate studies at Foster, Yu Tse graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor degree in Psychology (First Class Honors). She then worked as the laboratory manager of the NUS I/O Psychology Lab.