Michael Wong

Adj ClinAssProf


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Monash teaching commitment

Medicine of the Mind

Lectures/Tutorials/PBL: Neurbiology of Mental Disorders; Personality Disorders

Clinical Teaching & Supervision : Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Rotation

Clinical activities

Director of Electroconvulsive Treatment Monash Medical Centre

Principal Consultant Psychiatrist Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Service Monash Medical Centre

Continuous Professional Development Peer Review Group Coordinator Monash Health Mental Health Program Middle South Sector

Community service

Chair, Section of History Philosophy & Ethics of Psychiatry, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psyhiatrists

Hon Secretary, Section of Philosophy & Humanities in Psychiatry, World Psychiatric Association

Advisor to Chinese Health Foundation of Australia

Vice President Board of Chinese Theological Education Foundation Australia

Board Director Melbourne School of Theology Australia

Board Director & Hon Treasurer Institute for the Study of Christianity in An Age of Science and Technology (ISCAST) Australia


Prof Wong is Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong.

He is associated with the Department of Psychiatry in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health.

He is a Fellow of professional colleges of psychiatrists in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. He is also trained in theology, holding a master degree in divinity with a dissertation on theological anthropology. His two research doctorates (MD, PhD) are on brain imaging and philosophy of neuroscience and psychiatry respectively.

He has been involved in research, teaching, administration and clinical practice for three decades in various universities, research institutes, hospitals and specialist mental health clinics in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Canada and Australia. He has been principal and associate recipient of research grants from Croucher Foundation Hong Kong and NHMRC Australia. 

He was one time Visiting Fellow to the Centre for Sleep and Chronobiology in University of Toronto (under Prof Harvey Moldofsky), Research Fellow in PET & MRI neuroimaging and neurophysiology at Institute of Psychiatry University of London and Neuropsychiatry & Epilepsy Unit Maudsley Hospital London (under Prof AW Lishman and Dr Peter Fenwick), Visiting Associate Professor of Psychiatry at University of Hong Kong and Academic Visitor to Faculty of Philosophy Oxford University.    

He has published more than 100 articles abstracts and book chapters on neuropsychiatry, neuroimaging, neurophysiology, psychopharmacology,  psychopathology, psychotic disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, sleep disorders and psychiatry in relation to philosophy, ethics, culture and spirituality.

He is regularly invited to address issues on mental health and disorders from the perspectives of clinical management, mental health promotion, philosophy, ethics, culture and spirituality locally and overseas.

In his spare time he likes travel to see history and culture visit opera houses galleries museums and sample food and wine. He was once awarded a UNESCO student travel grant to study castle architecture in England and Wales. At home he enjoys spending time with family and entertains himself with bonsai books cameras cars hifi and sports.  


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Chair, Section of History Philiosophy & Ethics of Psychiatry, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

2015 → …

Research area keywords

  • Philosophy of Psychiatry
  • Spirituality and Psychiatry
  • Culture and Psychiatry
  • Ethics and Psychiatry
  • Mental Health Services
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neurophysiology
  • Major Psychoses
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Violence


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