About the Panellist

Prof. Wai-chi Chan

The University of Hong Kong

Dr. Chan joined the Department in November 2012 as a clinical associate professor. He is also an honorary research fellow of Sau Po Centre on Ageing, a member of HKU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Network, and an associate member of State Key Laboratory of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, HKU. As an honorary consultant at Queen Mary Hospital, he is heading the psychogeriatric service in the Hong Kong West Cluster, and a tutor and trainer of psychiatric trainees of the hospital.

​He obtained Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) in 1996 and Fellowship of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists in 2000. In 2016, he was elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK). He received International Clinical, Operational, and Health Services Research and Training Award of Fogarty International Center in 2005, Postgraduate Research Award of Hong Kong Psychogeriatric Association in 2006 and Best Scientist Award of Asian Society Against Dementia in 2009. His research focuses on longitudinal follow-up of older persons to identify the predictors of neurocognitive disorders, prevalence and interventions of behavioural and psychological symptoms associated with neurocognitive disorders, caregiver burden and intervention, interventions for late-life depression and psychiatric epidemiology.