Dr. Ng Soo Boon has a Ph.D. degree in Education specializing in Curriculum Development as well as a Masters degree in Science Education. She spent nine years teaching Science and Chemistry at secondary school and pre University level before joining the Curriculum Development Center, Ministry of Education, Malaysia at the end of 1991.
She is currently the Deputy Director (STEM) in the Curriculum Development Division (CDD), Ministry of Education Malaysia responsible for the development of the STEM related curriculum from Preschool to the Upper Secondary School. She takes charge of three major Sectors: Science and Mathematics Sector, Innovation and ICT Sector, Technical and Vocational Sector in CDD. Prior to this position, she headed Science and Technology Sector as well as the Head of Early Childhood Care and Education Sector for many years.
She has vast experience in developing curriculum, producing learning materials, conducting courses, carrying out research as well as managing programs. She was also involved in the formulation of the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 as well as implementation of the Blueprint.
Through the years, she has been actively involved with UNESCO, UNICEF, SEAMEO on a number of regional projects related to science and early childhood such as the Early Learning and Development Standards and Girls in STEM. She serves in the Education Committee for the Malaysia Chemistry Institute and is the current Treasurer for the Qualitative Research Association Malaysia. She has published a number of papers in journals and has reviewed articles for The Curriculum Journal.