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Director

Dr. Lee Huei Yen

Dr. Lee Huei Yen graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (MBBCh), and subsequently returned to Singapore to pursue her postgraduate training in Psychiatry. She was awarded the MMed (Psychiatry) by the National University of Singapore in 2001, and has been working with patients with eating disorders since then. She was awarded the SGH Fellowship (Eating Disorders) and worked with Professor James Lock at the Eating Disorder Unit, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Stanford University from 2005-2006. She is currently a senior consultant in the Department of Psychiatry and is also the director of the Eating Disorder Programme at SGH.
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Art Therapist

Dian Handayani

Ms Dian Handayani is an Art Therapist with the Eating Disorder Treatment Program at Singapore General Hospital. In 2010, Dian obtained an MA in Art Therapy from Lasalle College of The Arts, Singapore where she was awarded a Graduate Teaching Assistant Scholarship. She is a member of Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association. Her main focus is on eating disorders and the application of the psychodynamic approach in art therapy. For her masters thesis, Dian studied the effectiveness of art therapy intervention in resolving self-esteem issues of students. Prior to training as an art therapist, Dian worked in product development with renowned furniture and interior designers in the UK, having previously graduated from South Bank University, London with a BSc (Hons) in Industrial Design.

Dietitians

Yap Mei Sin

Yap Mei Sin (Maggie) graduated from the University of Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia (Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics). She is also an Accredited Practising Dietitian and is a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia. Her area of interest is in Eating Disorder, Oncology and Bone Metabolism. She is currently a Dietitian in the Department of Dietetics at SGH.

Grace Yanti

Grace Yanti received her Bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics with 1st Class Honours from the University of Sydney in 2008. During her clinical attachment at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, she was rotated to the eating disorder unit, where she gained some knowledge and experience managing patients with eating disorders. This is where she developed a keen interest in eating disorders and its management.

Grace is currently involved in the nutritional management of the patients with eating disorders in SGH. Her current job scope also involves the nutritional management of patients with a variety of other medical conditions such as patients with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, geriatrics and patients requiring nutrition support. 

 

Medical Social Workers

Esther Chan

Ms Esther Chan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Sociology from the National University of Singapore. She subsequently pursued her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology (Mental Health Track) at Boston College, Massachusetts, USA.

As a Senior Medical Social Worker, she works primarily with patients and their families under the Eating Disorders Programme at SGH. She also conducts ad-hoc talks to school and youth counselors on eating disorders. Further, she completed a 2-month clinical attachment at Duke Eating Disorders Program at Duke University Medical Centre, North Carolina, USA in 2010.

Loo Sook Ming

Sook Ming is a Senior Medical Social Worker who joined Singapore General Hospital in 2002. She has been working with patients who suffer from psychiatric illnesses by providing counseling and support to them and their caregivers in their journey towards recovery.

In 2006, she was awarded the SingHealth Talent Development Fund scholarship to pursue her Masters in Family Therapy at King's College, London where she started to specialise working with Eating Disorder patients and their families. One of her attachments was with the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Ouptient Service in Maudsley Hospital.

She has run workshops, facilitated group work and support groups together with the Eating Disorder multi-disciplinary team. Sook Ming is also a family and systemic psychotherapist who counsels patients with marital and interpersonal problems.

Low Hui Ching

Hui Ching is currently a senior medical social worker cum marriage and family therapist with SGH. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelors of Social Science (Honours) degree in Social Work and a Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy (Distinction). In 2010, she was awarded the Healthcare Graduate Studies Award from the Ministry of Health Holdings. She pursued her post-graduate education at the Pepperdine University in California, U.S.A., and graduated with a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Prior to joining SGH, Hui Ching has worked in a variety of settings including the military and education sectors providing counselling and psychotherapy services to youths, adults and their families. In addition, she has also worked with children, youths and their families with various mental health and relationship issues during her 9-month attachment with the Western Youth Services in California providing marriage and family therapy services. Besides working with eating disorder patients, her other clinical areas of interest include mood and anxiety disorders. 

 

 

Occupational Therapists

Florence Chiang

Florence Chiang obtained her Bachelor in Occupational Therapy from La Trobe University and is currently a Senior Occupational Therapist at Singapore General Hospital. She has been part of the Eating Disorder multi-disciplinary team at Singapore General Hospital since 2007 and was part of the team which received the HMDP award for Eating Disorders training in 2009, subsequently receiving training in Motivational Enhancement Therapy in the United States of America. She has keen interest and clinical experience in eating disorders, mental health and wellness, burns rehabilitation, and group therapy.

Fabia Chiang

Fabia Chiang graduated from La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia with a Bachelor in Occupational Therapy and is currently a Senior Occupational Therapist at Singapore General Hospital. She is interested in working with patients with eating disorders and has been part of the Eating Disorder multi-disciplinary team for 2 years. In 2010, she attended the International Conference on Eating Disorders in Austria organised by the Academy for Eating Disorders.

Her other clinical interests and experience are in relaxation therapy, post-mastectomy care and lymphoedema management, in which she is certified in Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Combined Decongestive Therapy.

Woo Su Ling

Woo Su Ling graduated from Curtin University in Perth, Australia with a Bachelor in Occupational Therapy. She is currently an occupational therapist in Singapore General Hospital. In 2011, she attended the International Conference of Eating Disorders in Miami, Florida. She has great interest in working with patients with eating disorders and also has clinical experiences in group therapy, psychogeriatric, post-mastectomy care and general surgical cases. 

Physiotherapist

Ng Deng Peng

Ng Deng Peng graduated from Curtin University with a degree in Physiotherapy and has worked as a Physiotherapist for 8 years.

Her area of interest is in Women's Health which also includes chronic disease management and eating disorders. She was awarded the HMDP in Women's Health in 2010. She is currently the Physiotherapist in charge of the LIFE Centre gym and is involved in the services available in the centre.

Psychiatrists

Dr. Lee Ee Lian

Dr. Lee Ee Lian (MBBS (S’pore), M.Med (Psychiatry) is a Senior Consultant with the Department of Psychiatry, Singapore General Hospital. She also started the SGH Eating Disorders Programme. She first worked in the field of Eating Disorders at The Gordon Hospital, London, UK in the 1980s. Her first HMDP/Clinical Fellowship was at the Eating Disorders Program at Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto in 1997-1998. She did her 2nd second HMDP at Stanford University in Family Therapy and at UCLA and University of Hawaii in Motivational Enhancement Therapy, in 2010. Other areas of interest include Mood Disorders and General Psychiatry.
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Dr. Ng Kah Wee

Dr Ng Kah Wee is currently an Associate Consultant with the Singapore General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry. Her area of interest lies in the Eating Disorder team and she is involved in caring for patients with general psychiatric conditions as well as eating disorders in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr Ng has been part of the organising committee for the Eating Disorder Public Forum for previous years, which have been held in conjunction with the eating disorder awareness week. She has also been involved in the Support for Eating Disorders Singapore (SEDS) as a speaker and facilitator. Dr Ng graduated from the National University of Singapore, with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 2004. She subsequently went on and completed the Master of Medicine (Psychiatry) and acquired her Specialist Accreditation. 

Dr Ng was a committee member with the Singapore Young Psychiatrist Trainee in November 2009. She was on the organizing committee for the inaugural Singapore Young Psychiatrist Trainee Challenge Shield in 2010. She was a member with the Singapore Psychiatric Association since 2010 and has been with the committee since 2011. 

Dr Ng has published in Annals, November 2010, Academy of Medicine, Singapore, a letter to the editor titled "Management of a patient with Schizophrenia and underlying Pituitary Macroadenoma". She has also presented a poster titled "Asian Cultural influences on dementia in a developed country: A Singapore Perspective" during the 15th European Congress of Psychiatry – Madrid 17th to 21st 2007; a poster titled "Of Skin and Bones: A retrospective study of bone mineral density scan in Anorexia Nervosa patients in Singapore" during the 10th London International Eating Disorders Conference 2011; a poster titled "All the hype about Post Abortion Syndrome – does it exit?" during the Annual Scientific Meeting. KKH, 2011. She attended the 11th Congress of the ASEAN Federation of Psychiatry and Mental Health (AFPMH) – Bangkok, Thailand, 2008 as a delegate. She also gave an oral presentation during MARCE 2011 Conference 2011, Frementle, Western Australia titled "Lost Babies – A Singapore’s perspective on pregnancy loss associated psychopathology". 

Dr. Victor Kwok

Dr. Victor Kwok graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in Medicine and subsequently pursued his postgraduate training in Psychiatry. He was awarded the MMed (Psychiatry) by the National University of Singapore in 2009, and has in recent years been working with patients with eating disorders in SGH and KK Hospital. He is also a visiting consultant in the Singapore Armed Forces. In addition, he treats patients with other psychiatric conditions, and he is the Director of the Early Intervention for Depression and Anxiety program in SGH.

 

 

Psychologists

Evelyn Boon

Ms Evelyn Boon is a graduate of University of Sydney where she pursued her Masters of Arts in Psychology. She also obtained her post graduate diploma in Psychotherapy from the National University of Singapore. During the course of her work, she has also obtained certifications in addictions, EMDR and hypnotherapy.

Her areas of interest are in Eating Disorders, Diabetes, Psychonephrology, Addictions and Weight Management. She is also keen in the areas of research with regards to body image issues, psychological impact of diabetes and eating disorders in men.

She is currently a Senior Principal Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and was also the Deputy Director of the Eating Disorder Programme at SGH in 2008 – 2010.

Ranjani Utpala

Dr. Ranjani Utpala graduated from the University of Wollongong, Australia with a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) degree. She completed her undergraduate training in Psychology at Macquarie University, Australia. She currently holds registration as a Psychologist in Australia and is endorsed as a Clinical Psychologist by the Psychology Board of Australia and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

Prior to moving to Singapore in 2012, she worked as a Clinical Psychologist and Family Therapist in the Eating Disorders Program at Children’s Hospital Westmead (NSW). She held the position as Clinical Coordinator of the Eating Disorders Service at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (NSW) and Eating Disorders Day Program Coordinator at Northside Clinic, Sydney. In addition to eating disorders, she also has a keen interest in the drug and alcohol field, having worked in this field in both Sydney and London.

She has a special interest in working with families of people with eating disorders. As such, she is trained in Maudsley Based Family Therapy, as well as a skills based learning course for carers. Currently, she is working as a Senior Psychologist in Dept of Psychiatry at SGH.

Vivien Yap

Ms Vivien Yap has been a part-time psychologist with the Department of Psychiatry and in the Eating Disorder Treatment Programme in the Singapore General Hospital since December 2007. She is also an adjunct supervisor for the clinical psychology courses in the National University of Singapore and James Cook University and has also taught in the Masters in Art Therapy course at LASALLE College of the Arts. Ms Yap graduated from the National University of Singapore with a law degree and worked for a number of years with a major Singapore law firm as a legal associate and partner.

She switched careers in 1997 and has degrees in psychology and counselling psychology from UCL, LSE and The City University in London. She is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society. Ms Yap has been seeing clients since 2003, in London as well as in Singapore. Her main areas of interest are in anxiety, depression, stress management and eating disorders.

Janet Phang

Ms. Janet Phang graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Master in Psychology (Clinical). She is a psychologist with the Eating Disorder Programme at SGH. In addition to working with patients with eating disorders, she also provides therapy to patients with depression, anxiety, relationship and personal issues.

Laura Handschuch

Laura Handschuch graduated with a Master of Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology from the Institute of Psychology of the University Rene Descartes - Paris V in France.

Her areas of interest are in Eating Disorders and Addictions. She is currently a Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at SGH.

Tina George

Tina George graduated with a Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Tasmania, Australia. She completed her Honours year, and also earned a Graduate Certificate in Professional Counselling from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Macquarie University, Australia. 

She has worked with clients in Australia and in Singapore. Other than eating disorders, she is also interested in neuropsychological assessments.

Senior Staff Nurse

Netty Ryanie

Netty Ryanie graduated with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Nursing) from La Trobe University, Melbourne. She also has an Advanced Diploma in Nursing, specializing in Mental Health, from Nanyang Polytechnic. She has worked in the medical ward from 2004-2006 and has been working in a psychiatric ward in SGH since 2006. Her area of interest is in Eating Disorders. She is currently working as a Nurse Clinician Specialty Care for Eating Disorders [NCSC(ED)].

Last Modified Date :15 Apr 2013