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A/Prof John Wong Chee Meng

MBBS (S’pore), MMed (Psych), FAMS (Psych), MSc (Child & Adolescent Mental Health) (UK)

Lin Jo Yan and Yeo Boon Khim Professor in Mental Health and Neuroscience

Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore (NUS)

Associate Professor & Senior Consultant Psychiatrist

Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore (NUS)

Programme Director

Response Early intervention and Assessment in Community mental Health (REACH) - West

Centre Director

Mind Science Centre

Mind Science Centre Director Associate Professor John Wong Chee Meng is the Lin Jo Yan and Yeo Boon Khim Professor in Mental Health and Neuroscience. He is a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at the Department of Psychological Medicine at the National University Hospital (NUH). A/Prof Wong is also the current President of the College of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine, Singapore and the Programme Director of REACH (Response Early intervention and Assessment in Community mental Health) – West.

A Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, also trained in General and Trauma Psychiatry, A/Prof Wong obtained his MBBS from NUS and did speciality training at the Singapore National University Hospital, Institute of Mental Health and Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He was a Visiting Fellow in Trauma Psychiatry at the Uniformed Service University F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, USA, and Child Psychiatry Fellowship at the Guy’s Hospital Bloomfield Clinic and Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. He has a special interest in Trauma Psychiatry, ADHD, Autism and Developmental Psychiatry.

He is an Alumni of the NUS Executive Program, Singapore Command & Staff College Senior Commander Course, US Army Senior Executive Program as well as the London Business School Senior Executive Program.

He was the Head of SAF Military Psychiatrists, Senior Medical Officer (Healthcare) and Chief Medical Corps of Singapore Armed Forces, where he directed the training development of SAF Psychological Trauma Management and commissioning of the second generation of web-based electronic medical record system (eMR) for the armed forces, both a first in the country.

A/Prof Wong is an established clinician and healthcare leader, with a wide repertoire of clinical skills and experiences in psychiatry, community care, medical education, child psychiatry research, healthcare and organizational management. He has contributed actively towards psychiatry training of undergraduate medical students and post-graduate training, having served as Clinical Teacher, and is now an Associate Professor with the Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS.

He has won many awards and honours at the institutional and national level. Some of his notable past achievements include Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence for AY 2013/2014 and the Lee Kim Tah Lecture Award in 2016.

Ongoing Research Projects

Selected Publications

Our People

ACADEMIC COMMITTEE

A/Prof Tan Chay-Hoon
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

Dr Tian Cheong Sing
Senior Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital

A/Prof Ng Tze Pin
Associate Professorial Fellow & Research Director, Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

A/Prof Roger Ho
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and National University Hospital

Dr Johnson Fam
Adjunct Associate Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Senior Consultant, Psychiatry, Singapore General Hospital

EDUCATION TEAM

Dr Pearlene Ng
Education Director (Psychology)

Dr Rathi Mahendran
Education Director (Psychiatry)

Ms Cindy Honanta
Senior Executive (Education)

OUTREACH TEAM

Ms Maureen Rose Christabelle
Senior Executive (Dementia Asia)

Ms See Yee Thien
Senior Executive (MAELab)

Mr Shaun Low
Senior Executive (Age Well Everyday)

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Ms Mae Kng
Associate Director

Ms Wileen Chen
Senior Manager (Development)

Ms Yip Gaea Huan
Senior Executive (Marketing)

RESEARCH COLLABORATORS (PAST & PRESENT)

Prof Bao Zhiming
Professor, Department of English Language and Literature

Prof Eric Taylor
Emeritus Professor, SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London

Prof Frank Verhulst
Erasmus University Medical Center at Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Prof Helen Chui
Head, Department of Psychiatry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prof Li Chunbo
Vice President, Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Prof Patrick Finbarr
Dean, Faculty of Dentistry

Prof Shigenobu Kanba
Chairman, Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University

Prof Wang De Yun
Research Professor (Tenure) and Director of Research, Department of Otolaryngology

Prof Zhou Weibiao
Head of Department, Department of Food Science & Technology

A/Prof Daniel Fung
Chairman Medical Board Institute of Mental Health

A/Prof Goh Lee Gan
Associate Professor, Division of Family Medicine

A/Prof Ng Tze Pin
Associate Professorial Fellow & Research Director, Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore

A/Prof Shefaly Shorey
Associate Professor, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies

A/Prof Wong Mun Loke
Vice Dean Academic Affairs, Faculty of Dentistry

Dr B. Alan Wallace
President and Founder, Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies

Dr Cao Luwen
Senior Research Fellow

Dr Celine Wong
Consultant Psychiatrist and Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychological Medicine

Dr Feng Lei
Assistant Professor (Research)

Dr Gabriel Lee Keng Yan
Lecturer, Faculty of Dentistry

Dr Kim Jung Eun
Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science & Technology

Dr Rosalind Siah
Lecturer, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies

Dr Leoniek M Kroneman
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Mind Science Centre

Dr Say How Ong
Senior Consultant & Chief, Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health

Dr Shawn Goh
Assistant Professor, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies

Dr Teng Jia Ying
Consultant Psychiatrist at the Department of Psychological Medicine

Dr Tian Cheong Sing
Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at the Department of Psychological Medicine

Dr Vivien Wu
Assistant Professor, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies

Dr Wilsom Tam
Assistant Professor, Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies

Dr Yu Junhong
Research Fellow

Dr Zeng Fanmin
Research Fellow

Dr Timothy Rushil Singham
Adjunct Research Fellow

Ms Ng Siew Yee
Nurse