Chiat Cheong

Chiat Cheong

Occupation

Founder Qia Consultancy & Training and Policy Advisor at the University of Amsterdam.

Chiat is scientist by training. She spent the first 11 years of her career in academic research, in the field of cancer gene therapy. When academia could no longer provide her what she looked for in a career, she changed her professional focus. Since 2009 she supports scientists in career orientation, benefitting from her research background and the struggles in career transition she went through herself. In 2016 she established Qia Consultancy & Training to provide consultancy to research organizations in the set-up of PhD programmes for career orientation. She also runs trainings, workshops and offers individual coaching. She provides structure and guidance in identifying opportunities where one can both make the most of their PhD Power and find job fulfilment.