About the Speaker

Dr. Gloria Wong

Dr. Gloria Wong is Associate Professor at the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong, where she has received her Psychology and Psychiatry training. Dr Wong’s work focuses on mental health services for older persons, young people, as well as services for specific conditions such as and dementia. A key theme in her work is early intervention and prevention. She has led and is leading multiple large-scale mental health service evaluation research commissioned by the government and NGOs, including integrated care and stepped care model services that involve cross-sectoral collaboration. Many of these studies have led to scaling up or ‘regularisation’ of the service. Over 1,000 professionals (social work, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing, speech therapy) have been trained on mental health care through her knowledge exchange activities.
Mental Health of Older Adults in Hong Kong