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Plenary speakers

Venerable Sik Hin Hung

Professor Eric Chen

Associate Professor Michael Wong

Michael TH Wong is Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia and Principal Specialist and Consultant Psychiatrist at Monash Medical Centre. He is Chair of the Section of History Philosophy & Ethics of Psychiatry of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP). He chairs the Organzing Committee and Scientific Committee for the 20th Annual Conference of International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry in Hong Kong 2018.

He currently serves as Vice President at Chinese Health Foundation of Australia. He is a medical graduate from University of Hong Kong and onetime Lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine of the University. He was Research Fellow in neuroimaging and neurophysiology and Hon Lecturer at the Insititute of Psychiatry, University of London. He trained in neuropsychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, London. He was Visiting Fellow to the Centre for Sleep and Chronobiology, University of Toronto, Canada and Academic Visitor to Faculty of Philosophy, Oxford University. He is a Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Medicine, Royal College of Psychiatrists United Kingdom and RANZCP.

He holds a MD on PET and MRI brain imaging of schizophrenia and violence and a PhD on integrating psychiatry with neuroscience philosophy and theology through hermeneutics. He has a Master of Divinity degree major in theological anthropology. He lectures on Neurobiology of Mental Illness and Mind for the Medicine of the Mind curriculum at Monash University. He currently heads a RANZCP project to develop a College Position Statement on Psychiatry Religion & Spirituality.

His publications include contributions to the Oxford Handbook of Psychiatric Ethics and Paul Ricoeur: Poetics and Religion. He is a reviewer for various journals including Philosophy, Psychiatry & Psychology and Etudes Ricoeuriennes (Ricoeur Studies). He is at present preparing a monograph Ricoeur and the Third Discourse of the Person: From Philosophy and Neuroscience to Psychiatry and Theology for Lexington Press.


Dr Josephine Wong