Pre-Conference Workshops Speakers

Dr Joanne Yoong
Senior Economist
University of Southern California

Joanne Yoong is an applied economist working at the intersection of behavioural economics, health and financial decision making, and socioeconomic development. Dr. Yoong’s primary appointment is as Senior Economist at the University of Southern California, where she directs the offices of the Center for Economic and Social Research in Singapore and Washington DC, and is a principal member of the USC Behavioral Economics Studio. Dr Yoong is also a visiting associate professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore, an honorary senior lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and an adjunct economist at the RAND Corporation. She has previously held positions as Associate Professor of Health Systems and Behavioral Sciences at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and the Director of the Center for Health Services and Policy Research at the National University Health System.  Dr Yoong serves on various national and international policy advisory committees, including the OECD/International Network for Financial Education Research Committee.  She has also served as Director of the Asia Pacific Regional Capacity-Building for Health Technology Assessment (ARCH) Initiative, an APEC-funded multi-country collaboration to promote health technology assessment among member economies, Director of the RAND Behavioural Finance Forum 2012,  founding co-president of the Singapore Health Economics Association as well as the founding organizing committee for the first Asian Workshop for Health Economics and Econometrics. Dr. Yoong’s academic research has been published in leading economics, medical and public health journals has been funded by the WHO, OECD, NIH, DFID, World Bank and USAID.  In addition to her research work, Dr Yoong is the founder of Research for Impact, a Singapore-based social enterprise dedicated to making rigorous and objective research and evaluation accessible, inclusive and transformative for populations in Asia. Dr Yoong received her Ph.D. in Economics at Stanford University as an FSI Starr Foundation Fellow and her AB summa cum laude in Economics and Applied and Computational Mathematics from Princeton University.


Asst Prof Xueling Sim
Molecular Epidemiologist
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
National University of Singapore

Assisstantt Professor Sim Xueling is a molecular epidemiologist with interest in integration of omics biomarkers to improve health.


Asst Prof Rick Ong
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
National University of Singapore

Rick is a bioinformatician who combines computer science, statistics, population genetics and genomics to develop and apply novel algorithms and software in the research and analysis for molecular epidemiology, pathogenesis, tracking and control of outbreaks in infectious diseases, including monitoring of antimicrobial resistance for public health surveillance. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore.


Assoc Prof Helena Legido-Quigley
Associate Professor
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
National University of Singapore

Helena Legido-Quigley is an associate professor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and has a joint position with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

She has conducted research on health policy and health systems in Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and currently with a focus on Southeast Asia. Specific areas of expertise include quality of health care, chronic conditions, and migrant and refugee populations. Her latest research focuses on the impact of the financial crisis and austerity measures on health and the future of the global health architecture.

Her work has been published in peer reviewed journals such as the LancetBritish Medical Journaland PLOS Medicine. It has also been widely covered in International media including The TimesThe Economist, the Financial Timesand the Huffington Post.


Conference Speakers

Dr Gregory Chan

Senior Specialist Physician
The Occupational and Diving Medicine Centre

Dr Gregory Chan is a Senior Specialist Physician at The Occupational and Diving Medicine Centre. He is an advisor to organisations in Occupational Health matters. He is also visiting consultant to Sengkang General Hospital, Singapore Armed Forces and Singapore Sport Institute.

Professor Chia Kee Seng

Professor and Founding Dean
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
National University of Singapore

Professor Chia Kee Seng is the Professor and Founding Dean of the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore. He received his medical degree in 1981, Masters of Science in Occupational Medicine in 1985 and Doctor of Medicine in 1995.

He is a medical epidemiologist with special interest in diabetes, cancer and health and safety of the working population.

He also serves as a Council Member of the Workplace Safety and Health Council and Board Member of the Health Promotion Board.

Assoc Prof Chia Sin Eng

Associate Professor
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
National University of Singapore

Associate Prof Chia Sin Eng is an occupational physician and was Vice-Dean (Academic Affairs) (2011-2017) with the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore (NUS) where he teaches both undergraduate medical students, post graduates and doctorsin the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine and Master of Public Health (Occupational Medicine) Courses.

Prof Chia and has beenan occupational health consultant to many workplaces in Singapore. Internationally, he has served as WHO temporary and expert adviser and consultant on occupational health to many countries.

His present main research interest is in integration of workplace safety and health.

He has been seconded to Workplace Safety and Health Council as a senior consultant with the Total WSH and Return to Work branch since February 2018. He still has his appointment with the National University of Singapore and continue to be engaged in teaching and other duties at NUS.

Dr Randy Cheong

Crew Safety and Flight Environment Branch
Aeromedical Centre, Air Force Medical Services

Dr Randy Cheong joined the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) as a Medical Officer in 2016, starting his Aviation Medicine training since 2017. As part of his training, Dr Cheong completed the Diploma in Aviation Medicine course at King's College London in 2018, and was awarded the prestigious Diploma by the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, UK. Dr Cheong has been involved in several aspects of aeromedical care in the RSAF, including the review of aircrew aeromedical selection standards, fatigue management in aircrew, and also improving aviation physiology training in the RSAF. Currently, Dr Cheong works full-time in the Crew Safety and Flight Environment Branch of Aeromedical Centre, Air Force Medical Service."

Dr Martin Chio

Senior Consultant
National Skin Centre Singapore

Dr Martin Chio received his undergraduate training in medicine from the University of Bristol, UK and his basic speciality training in Internal Medicine in Singapore. He subsequently completed his advanced speciality training in Dermato-venereology at the National Skin Centre. He was awarded a National Medical Research Council medical research fellowship as part of his HMDP to pursue a Masters at University College London & the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London) & the Academy of Medicine Singapore & was most recently the Chair, Chapter of Dermatologists. He is currently a Senior Consultant Dermatologist at the National Skin Centre & Head of the DSC clinic. He is an avid medical education & has been appointed Adj Assoc Professor with both the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health & Duke-NUS Medical School, Adj Assistant Professor with the NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine & a Clinical Senior Lecturer with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine - he has been awarded the YLLSOM Dean’s award for Teaching Excellence twice. For his active volunteer work as a visiting dermatologist at both the Dover Park Hospice & the Villa Francis home for the aged, he was awarded the Healthcare Humanity Award in 2012.

Mr Chua Wei Bin

Director of Community Care Services
The National Kidney Foundation

Chua Wei Bin is currently the Director of Community Care in NKF. He is passionate about how medical and social care can be further integrated for patients in the community.

At the same time NKF has been developing numerous rehabilitation programmes to help support patients on dialysis to live more meaningful lives. One example is the patient employment rehabilitation programme, which is funded by Guan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple.

Mr Chua is also currently doing his PHD studies in Social Work. His research is about families coping with End Stage Renal Disease and how families can be supported to cope better.



Mr Andrew John da Roza

Addictions Psychotherapist
Promises Healthcare Pte. Ltd.

Andrew da Roza is a qualified addictions psychotherapist at a private psychiatric clinic, Promises Healthcare Pte. Ltd. 

He holds a Master degree in counseling from Monash University in Australia, and a Master of Science degree in Addictions Science from King's College, London; Virginia Commonwealth University, and Adelaide University.     

He is also certified as a: substance abuse and alcohol therapist; sex addiction therapist; and solution focused brief therapist, master practitioner.

Andrew is: Chairman of We Care Community Services Pte. Ltd., a non-denominational charity devoted to addictions after care; a member of the National Council of Social Service, Services Committee, and NCSS Mental Health Advisor; a Board member of the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association; and a member of the Singapore Community Chest Executive Committee.   

Andrew practised as an English and Hong Kong qualified lawyer, both as in-house and as outside council, for 25 years; with a BA in law from Kent University, and a Master in law from King's College, London. He also has an Executive MBA, jointly from Kellogg, Northwestern University and Hong Kong


Ms Yvette van der Eijk

Senior Research Fellow
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
National University of Singapore

Yvette van der Eijk is a Senior Research Fellow in the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, specializing in tobacco control research.

Ms Dian Karnina
Psychologist/ Manager
Apex Harmony Lodge

Dian is a Psychologist/ Manager at Apex Harmony Lodge (, the first-purpose built home for people with dementia in Singapore. In her role, she empowers individuals across the spectrum of the condition to live well, and advocates for the active involvement of various members of the community to create a dementia-friendly, respectful, and inclusive society. Currently, she drives the Therapy Through Work Program for People with Young Onset and Early Stage Dementia (TTW YES), creating opportunities for people with dementia to lead purposeful and meaningful lives through therapeutic employment and social interaction.

Mr John Gillman
Director Health Solutions
Fitbit APAC

John Gillman is Director of Health Solutions for Fitbit APAC, with responsibility for drivingFitbit’s focus on health and wellness in14 countries across Asia. Prior to this role, he was Director, PR & Partnerships and Health Solutions Marketing for APAC. He is based in Singapore.

Working with Fitbit’s global Health Solutions team, John leads the work to position and build Fitbit’s emerging focus on healthcare across Asia Pacific. He has extensive experience in leading and sustaining people change programs, communications and marketing in organisations in Australia, the US and Asia.

John has a passion for helping organisations drive change and transformation to achieve strategic objectives. At Fitbit, he has workedto build brand awareness, brand partnerships and has consulted with organisations across Asia to help them understand the benefits of integrating Fitbit products and features into customer and employee programs to improve health outcomes. He is a committed and enthusiastic Fitbit user.

Dr Daphne Khoo

Deputy Director of Medical Services, Healthcare Performance Group
Executive Director, Agency of Care Effectiveness
Ministry of Health, Singapore

Dr. Daphne Khoo is the Deputy Director of Medical Services (Healthcare Performance Group) and concurrently, Executive Director of the Agency of Care Effectiveness (ACE), Ministry of Health, Singapore (MOH). The mission of ACE is to drive appropriate care in Singapore through the application of Health Technology Assessment. 

Dr. Khoo is an endocrinologist by training and was previously Head of Endocrinology at Singapore General Hospital (SGH). From 2004 to 2011, she was the Director of Clinical Governance and Quality Management of the SingHealth cluster and also served as their Director of Enterprise Risk. She is a past-President of the Association of Women Doctors, Singapore as well as the Association of South East Asian Nations Federation of Endocrine Societies.

From 2011 to 2014, she worked in the private sector as a Chief Medical Officer managing healthcare facilities in 11 countries.

Prof Gerald Koh

Co-lead (Future Primary Care)
Clinical Director (Future Primary Care)
MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation

Gerald joined the MOH Office for Healthcare Transformation in July 2018. His area of focus in MOHT is the transformation of primary care using tele-health, novel diagnostic tools and new models of care as enablers. He works with stakeholders from public polyclinics and private general practitioners to ensure that potential solutions that empower patients and providers to improve quality of care can be rapidly prototyped and tested.

He is also currently a Professor at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH) and holds a concurrent appointment as Joint Associate Professor, Dean's Office, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS). A family physician by training, he obtained his Masters in Medicine (Family Medicine) (NUS) in 2000, Fellowship in Family Medicine (College of Family Physicians Singapore) in 2003 and PhD in Family Medicine from Western University (Canada) in 2012. Prior to joining MOHT, he was Leader of the Health Systems and Behavioural Sciences Domain in SSHSPH and received the NUS Outstanding Educator Award in 2016. He is currently Principal Investigator of the NUHS Diabetes, Tuberculosis and Neuroscience Research Centre’s Telehealth Research Core and NUHS Singapore Population Health Research Centre’s (SPHERIC) Implementation Science Core.

His research interests include tele-health in primary care, post-stroke rehabilitation and community geriatrics, health services research and medical education through community service.

Prof Ecosse Lamoureux

Health Services Systems Research Department
Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore

Dr Ecosse Lamoureux is a fulltime tenured Professor with the Health Services Systems Research Department at Duke-NUS Medical School;  Senior Principal Clinician Scientist with the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI);  Professor with the Ophthalmology Dept. NUS; and a Professorial Fellow (Adjunct) with the University of Melbourne. His research programme is focused on the epidemiology; prevention; treatment; adherence to disease management; & clinical outcomes for people with ocular conditions, in particular diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, and glaucoma.

Dr Ecosse Lamoureux is also Director of the Population Research Platform with the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI). His clinical research program is focused on the epidemiology of eye diseases; prevention, treatment, compliance to disease management, and patient-centered outcomes for people with diabetes, diabetes complications; and ocular conditions.

Dr Ecosse Lamoureux’s research achievements include the development and implementation of several randomised control trials; large population-based epidemiology studies; prevention and treatment of ocular conditions and vision impairment; adherence to management of eye diseases; and patient-centred outcomes in Australia, Singapore, and elsewhere. To date, his research activities have attracted over SG$20 million in competitive grant funding. He has over 360+ publications in the top 5% of the international journals in various disciplines (i.e. ophthalmology, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases).

Dr Lee Hock Siang

Senior Consultant
OSH Specialist Department, Occupational Safety and Health Division
Ministry of Manpower

Dr Lee Hock Siang is a Senior Consultant with the Occupational Safety and Health Division, Ministry of Manpower, where he has practiced occupational medicine for more than 35 years. He also contributes his expertise as a Visiting Consultant to the Occupational Lung Disease Clinic, Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Singapore General Hospital and as an Adjunct Associate Professor to the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore.

Dr Jeremy Lim

Oliver Wyman, Singapore

Dr Jeremy Lim has a number of different roles including in management consulting, academia and not-for-profit organizations. He trained in surgery and public health and held senior roles in both the Singapore public sector and private sector regionally before becoming the founding partner in global consultancy Oliver Wyman's healthcare practice. His academic and commercial work focuses on healthcare financing and system design to improve health system performance and scaling up of innovations in healthcare. 

He has advised multiple insurers, healthcare groups as well as governments and international organizations. 

Dr Lim is also an Assoc Professor in the NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and also chair of the medical committees for Dover Park Hospice and HealthServe (largest migrant worker health charity in Singapore). He is on the advisory boards of the Center for Health Informatics (NUS) and the Institute of Service Excellence (SMU). 

Finally, Dr Lim is a senior fellow of the Atlantic Institute based in Oxford, UK and authored a well-received book "Myth or Magic- The Singapore Healthcare System" on the Singapore model and the lessons, both positive and negative, other countries can draw from it.

Assoc Prof Lim Poh Lian

Senior Consultant
National Centre for Infectious Diseases
Travellers’ Health & Vaccination Clinic

Associate Professor Lim Poh Lian is a Senior Consultant at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases, and Head of the Travellers’ Health & Vaccination Clinic (THVC) since 2006.  She is currently Director of the High Level Isolation at NCID, Senior Consultant in the Ministry of Health (MOH), and served as Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases at TTSH from 2012 to 2016. 

Prof Lim has been active in WHO, UN and MOH high level committees for outbreaks, and currently chairs WHO’s Health Security Interface advisory group for biothreat preparedness. She is involved in MOH and Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Expert Committees on Immunization, and the International Council on Adult Immunizations organized by Johns Hopkins.

Prof Lim received her undergraduate, medical, and public health degrees at Harvard, Columbia, and Tulane.  She holds academic appointments at LKC and NUS Schools of Medicine and Public Health, and also chairs national committees on ID specialist training, and antimicrobial resistance.

Magdalene Loh

Head of Innovation, Prudential Singapore

Magdalene Loh is the Head of Innovation at Prudential Singapore.  In this role, she works closely with the leadership team to empower the innovation superhero within each Prudential staff through upskilling and exposure to new ways of working. She also leads on cross-functional efforts to embed processes that facilitate a culture of innovation in Prudential, and incubates promising new ideas. Building on the local and regional partnerships forged during her stint in Government Relations, Magdalene continues to co-create solutions with both internal and external stakeholders around the themes of skills, health and aging.   A lawyer by training, Magdalene has also served as Legal Counsel with Prudential at both the local and regional levels. Prior to joining the company, she was a generalist lawyer in private practice for a period of six years.

Magdalene is also an entrepreneur at heart. In 2015, she co-founded Flying Cape, an online booking platform for enrichment and tuition classes. Outside of work, she spends her time developing career design games and volunteering at a children’s charity.

Dr Robin Low Chin Howe

Medical Director (Clinical Services)
Singapore Aeromedical Centre

Dr Robin Low Chin Howe is a specialist in both Aviation Medicine and Occupational Medicine.  After graduating from NUS Medical School, he joined the Republic of Singapore Air Force as an Aviation Medical Officer.  During his 20 year career in the RSAF, he held various operational, staff and leadership appointments, including Commander of the SAF Medical Training Institute and Head of the RSAF Aeromedical Centre, before attaining the rank of Colonel and the pinnacle appointment of Chief Air Force Medical Officer (CAMO) from 2008-2013.  He joined ST Healthcare Pte Ltd in 2014, where he is currently the Medical Director of the Singapore Aeromedical Centre.  Dr Low is an Associate Lecturer in the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), as well as an Inspector of Accidents for the Transportation Safety Investigation Bureau.  He has special interest in the study of human factors and human error reduction.

Mrs Anita Low-Lim

Senior Director
Children & Youth Group
Impact & Research
TOUCH Community Services

Anita is a Senior Director with TOUCH Community Services, an award-winning multi-service charitable organisation in Singapore. She oversees the Children & Youth Group, and the Impact & Research team.

As a youth worker and mother of 3 teenagers, Anita believes that we can harness technology for social good and also to build strong and positive relationships in this digital age. Her focus and interest lie in the development of cutting-edge youth and family programmes through the platforms of service learning, mental health and cyber wellness. Anita is also credited with the setup of TOUCH’s Impact & Research Department in 2017, which has enabled the organisation to articulate and measure the outcome and impact of its programmes, to lend greater credence to its work and accountability to its stakeholders.

Anita is a member of the Media Literacy Council (MLC), Singapore. The MLC spearheads public education on media literacy and cyber wellness, and advises the government on appropriate policy responses to the evolving world of media, technology, and consumer participation. She also co-chairs the Youth Alliance for Mental Health, under the National Council of Social Service, Singapore.

Anita holds a Master in Social Sciences (Applied Sociology) and Bachelor of Arts Degree, both from the National University of Singapore.

Dr James Mah

Assistant Medical Director
Kent Ridge Healthcare Singapore Pte Ltd

Dr James Mah is a fully licensed Medical Practitioner with MBBS Medical Degree & BSc Honours Degree from London, UK. His past roles included Principal Investigator & Project Director doing Epigenetics and Bioinformatics research, Principal Researcher using AI, Machine Learning to improve stroke rehabilitation care by predicting functional recoveries. He has mentored startups and entrepreneurs to bridge gaps between Innovative Ideas & Industry. Academically, he has supervised students from BSc to PhD and published papers in top Tier 1 journals and conferences such as Drug Discovery Today and International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB) respectively and even has patent in Epigenetics to his name. He also undertook Operations and Client Services Directors roles & Clinical Research Physician & Co-Investigator roles in Clinical Trials. Currently, in Kent Ridge Health Singapore, Dr Mah is Assistant Medical Director leading the Medical Team in Telemedicine, Health Management, Workplace Safety and Risk Assessment and Preventative Medicine initiatives. Concurrently, he is also Medical Director SEMA which deals with International and Local Medical Assistance Services. Dr Mah has special interests in using modern and novel digital technologies such as Artificial Intelligence(AI) to empower individuals & companies to achieve excellence in health and outcome measures respectively.

Mr Terence Ng

Senior Deputy Director
Policy and Strategy Division
Health Promotion Board Singapore

Terence is the Senior Deputy Director in the Policy and Strategy Division in the Health Promotion Board Singapore. He is responsible for the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of priority public health policy in the board, including food, nutrition and physical activity.

In addition, he also works on the National Healthy Population program that uses technology to help the population live healthily. 

Terence is a trained sociologist and lawyer who previously was an Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco doing research on home and community-based care for the elderly and disabled.

Dr Ng Wee Tong
Occupational and Aviation Medicine and
Medical Director
ST Healthcare

Dr Ng Wee Tong is a specialist in Occupational and Aviation Medicine. Since 2009, he has been a Medical Director with ST Healthcare, leading the unit that specialises in the provision of services for worker health and workplace health promotion. Working closely with MOM, HPB and MOH, the unit has been involved in supporting several national programmes.

Dr Ng is also an adjunct Associate Professor with the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and an adjunct lecturer with the Singapore University of Social Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine (Singapore) and a member of the Workplace Safety & Health Committee under the Workplace Safety & Health Council.

Dr. Nick Petrunoff
Postdoctoral Fellow
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
National University of Singapore

Dr. Nick Petrunoff is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore.

Nick’s current research interests include understanding how communities and populations interact with their environment and how this impacts their physical activity levels, health and wellbeing. This research focusses on elements of the environment important for recreation, transport and walkability. The ultimate aim of this work is to inform policy and interventions to promote health and prevent non-communicable diseases.

Nick has expertise in conducting inter-disciplinary research using qualitative and quantitative methods.

Dr Salome Rebello
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

Dr Salome Rebello’s research interest is on understanding the relationship between nutrition and chronic disease prevention. More recently, she is focussing on characterizing food environments and understanding how people interact with their environment to make healthier food choices. The goal of this work is to contribute to the development of surveillance systems for monitoring the health of our food environments, and to the design of environmental interventions that facilitate wise dietary behaviours. Dr. Rebello obtained her PhD in Nutrition from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is currently a lecturer at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health where she supports undergraduate and graduate education for public health nutrition, epidemiology and nutritional epidemiology.

Mr Silas Sng
Co-Chairman, WSH Council (Workplace Health)
Commissioner for Workplace Safety and Health
Divisional Director
Occupational Safety and Health Division
Ministry of Manpower

Mr Silas Sng is Singapore’s Commissioner for Workplace Safety and Health. He also holds the concurrent position of Divisional Director of the Occupational Safety and Health Division (OSHD), Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

Mr Silas Sng is a Public Service Commission scholar and graduated in 1996 as a mechanical engineer from the National University of Singapore. He started his career in MOM as a factory inspector. In 2004, he obtained his Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University, United States of America.

Over the course of his career, Mr Sng had assumed various leadership roles such as Director of OSH Inspectorate; Director of Work Injury Compensation and Deputy Executive Director of the Workplace Safety and Health Council. Mr Sng was also instrumental in the development of the current Workplace Safety and Health Act that was enacted in the aftermath of the 2004 Nicoll Highway Collapse. On 1 Apr 2019, Mr Sng was appointed as the Divisional Director for the Occupational Safety and Health Division, Ministry of Manpower. He is entrusted with the honour and responsibility to lead OSHD to achieve the next level of WSH improvements for Singapore guided by the new WSH2028 strategies.


Mr. Alvin Tan
Technology Catalyst
SG Enable

Mr. Alvin Tan is a Technology Catalyst at SG Enable, an agency dedicated to enabling persons with disabilities. He brings his strength in technology foresight to the assistive technology (AT) domain, and seeks to infuse a fresh perspective on the acceptance and use of AT in Singapore.

He strongly believes in the potential of technology for social good, and aims to realise the potential through his role as a Technology Catalyst. Through technology, he seeks to empower persons with disabilities, enhance their capabilities, and help them be more engaged with the society.

Mr Rayner Tan Kay Jin
Ph.D. candidate of Public Health
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
National University of Singapore

Rayner Kay Jin Tan is a Ph.D. candidate of Public Health at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore. Rayner has a background in Sociology and is a sociobehavioral researcher by training. He is a recipient of the Courage Fund PhD scholarship, the Singapore Population Health Improvement Centre (SPHERiC) fellowship, and is currently the pro-tem treasurer of the Society of Behavioural Health, Singapore. His research interests revolve about the social determinants of health, stigma and discrimination, HIV/STI, and substance use.

Dr Tsang Ho-fai, Thomas
Hong Kong College of Community Medicine

Dr Tsang graduated with an MBBS degree from the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong in 1990.  After finishing a one-year internship in Hong Kong, he acquired a Masters of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA in 1992.  He became Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine in 1999.

Dr Tsang joined the Department of Health, HKSARG in 1992 where he worked until 2012. He accumulated experience in various domains in public health such as infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, health promotion, health research and informatics, health administration, and so on.  He became Controller of the Centre for Health Protection between 2007 and 2012. 

Dr Tsang’s main field of expertise lies in epidemiology and the public health prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases.  During 1998-2000, he underwent a 2-year training program (EIS, or Epidemic Intelligence Service) under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at Atlanta, USA.  He was an active player during major epidemics in Hong Kong such as influenza A(H5N1) (1997), SARS (2003) and human swine influenza (2009), where he was one of Government’s chief spokespersons. Another area of expertise concerns cancer prevention and screening, where he contributed to the formulation of cancer prevention and screening policies and programs. Dr Tsang gave lectures and presentations in numerous local and international scientific conferences.

Dr Tsang is now President of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine.  He serves in a number of expert and advisory committees in the Government and other organizations. He also holds honorary university posts for his teaching duties.

Dr Jeannie Tey
Planning & Development, Division for Central Health
Tan Tock Seng Hospital

She graduated from the Medical School of the National University of Singapore, and obtained her master's degree in Public Health from the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Jeannie has experience in communicable and non-communicable disease prevention and control policy development, as well as public health risk surveillance and assessment. Her recent activities pertain to hospital strategic planning, performance management, and population health management in central Singapore.

Dr Theng Yin Leng

Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI)

Dr.Theng Yin Leng is a Professor and Founding Director of the Centre of Healthy and Sustainable Cities (CHESS) at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI). She also serves as the Deputy Associate Provost (Faculty Affairs) and Research Director at the Research Strategy and Coordination Unit at the President’s Office. Currently, she is the Acting Executive Director of the Ageing Research Institute for Society and Education (ARISE), a pan-university research institute, focused on ageing research. Professor Theng’sresearch philosophy is about doing worthwhile, scientifically-based experimental Human-Computer Interaction in understanding users and their interactions, especially for Information Systems, in her earlier research on the World Wide Web and Digital Libraries, and with recent focus on interactive systems/devices for the Elderly, Healthcare and Education/Training. Her main research interest is to develop innovative tools, techniques, methods and models to assist in the design and evaluation of interactive systems/devices, making research relevant and impacting society.

Dr K Vijaya

Youth Preventive Services Division
Health Promotion Board

As Director of Youth Preventive Services Division of the Health Promotion Board, Singapore, Dr K Vijaya leads a team to establish public policies, chart strategic directions, develop and strengthen initiatives to advance children and youth health promotion and youth preventive health services nationally through health screening, immunisation, oral care programmes and health promotion for school children in Singapore.

She has several publicationsin peer review journals to her name.In addition, Dr Vijaya was the past Director of the Health Promotion Board’s WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion and a member of WHO’s Alliance for Healthy Cities.  She has been invited to be Temporary Facilitator, Speaker or Chair several WHO-WPRO meetings. She is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE)’s Official Publication, Global Health Promotion.

She was conferred The Public Admininistration Medal (Silver) Award on Singapore National Day 2016.

Adj Assoc Prof Bernard Thio

Senior Occupational Health Physician and
Medical Director of Occupational Health and Safety
Fullerton Health and Practices
Paragon Medical Centre

Adj Assoc Prof Bernard Thio is a senior Occupational Health physician and medical director of Occupational Health and Safety, currently with Fullerton Health and practices at Paragon Medical Centre.

He holds an MBBS, postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health (GDOM) and a Master of Medicine in Occupational Health from the National University of Singapore  (NUS). He is a member of the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine Committee at NUS and lectures at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, NUS. 

Adj A/Prof Thio is also an examiner and tutor at the Graduate Diploma in Occupational Medicine (OM) and the Master of Public Health (OM) programme at NUS.

His current scope of clinical practice in OM includes fitness for work examinations for commercial divers and pilots, Offshore Fitness to Work medicals (Oil and Gas UK, Norwegian Maritime Directorate), Fitness to Return to Work assessments, Statutory Medical Examinations(SME), periodic health assessments, Workmen Compensation and Veterans medical examination, travel health and medico-legal assessments.


Mr S.B Viknesan

Senior Counsellor
National Addictions Management Service

Mr S.B Viknesan is a Senior Counsellor at the National Addictions Management Service for over 16 years specialising in all the major addictions and working with addiction patients on an individual and group setting. He is a team leader for a small group of counsellors and supervises some of his colleagues in NAMS as well as masters of counselling students from various academic institutions. He has been an Associate faculty member for over 12 years with the Singapore University of Social Science in the SR NATHAN School of Human Development lecturing in addictions and group counselling in the undergraduate counselling faculty and a Guest lecturer in the Masters of Social work degree programme lecturing in both the substance and behavioural addictions module. He is also involved in teaching and supervising masters students in ECTA Swinburne University'S Counselling programme in Addictions work. He is a Board member and honorary Secretary for the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association and sits as a chairman of their subcommittee in rehabilitation and reintegration as well as clinical adviser to their clinical team. He is a council member of the National Council Against Drug Abuse . He was an ex president & current treasurer of the Association of Professional specialising in addictions counselling an american IC & RC board, certifying substance and gambling addiction counsellors in Singapore. He is an established trainer in Singapore doing training in Motivational Interviewing, group counselling, addictions and clinical supervision courses. He is a member and registered clinical supervisor for the Singapore association for counselling  &  IC&RC.

Dr Munidasa Winslow

Addiction Medicine Department, IMH

Dr Munidasa Winslow has worked in general psychiatry and addiction medicine at IMH since 1988. He was one of the pioneers responsible for the setting up and development of addiction services both in the hospital and in the community. His last appointment was as chief of the Addiction Medicine Department, IMH.

He has been a pioneer in addiction and impulse control disorders (alcohol, substance dependence, gambling, gaming, sexual compulsivity etc) in the Asia-Pacific region. He is a sought after speaker at addiction conferences around the region. Despite being a fully qualified psychiatrist, he has taken the time and effort to maintain and develop his therapy/counselling skills as seen by his being accredited as a certified master addiction counsellor and a certified clinical supervisor.

He has published and presented widely on both general psychological and addiction issues. He continues his academic and research interests through his academic appointments with NUHS and teaching in many counselling courses. His passion is to help therapists develop and hone their skills to effect real change in those they seek to help.

Dr Winslow is also the founder and executive drector of Promises Pte Ltd, which is a mental health & addictions consulting and training company established to help healthcare professionals and individuals in Singapore.

Mr Andrew Wu

Co-Founder and CEO
Mesh Bio Pte Ltd

Andrew Wu is the Co-Founder and CEO of Mesh Bio, a digital health startup focused on providing analytics solutions based on computational biology and AI, for chronic disease diagnosis and management. He was previously Chief Operating Officer of Clearbridge Biomedics (now known as Biolidics) where he developed innovative cancer diagnostics technology in the field of liquid biopsy. He was also Chief Product Officer of Clearbridge Health. Both companies are now listed on SGX Catalist.

Andrew holds a Bachelors and PhD in Biochemical Engineering from University College London.

Dr Benson Yeo

Consultant Dermatologist
National Skin Centre

Dr Benson Yeo is a Consultant Dermatologist at the National Skin Centre. Dr Yeo graduated from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2008. He subsequently underwent specialty training at the National Skin Centre, serving as Chief Resident before completing his specialty training in 2016.

Dr Yeo is the Chairman of the NSC Infection Control Committee and Deputy Head of the DSC Clinic.

Dr Yeo also serves as Visiting Consultant to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and the Institute of Mental Health. Besides clinical duties, Dr Yeo is Clinical Lecturer with the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and Clinical Teacher with the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.

Dr Yeo’s clinical interest lies in psoriasis, cutaneous infections and sexually transmitted infections.

Ms Grace Yip

Head Aviation Psychologist
Republic of Singapore Air Force

Grace is the current Head Aviation Psychologist with the Republic of Singapore Air Force. Her career in psychology spans 12 years across sports and defence industries. Her training is in performance psychology, and enjoys working at the systems level to bring organisations to greater heights. At present, her focus is on developing new selection and assessment tools for recruitment and leader development.