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Prof Wong

Dr Wong Kim Eng is an Emeritus Consultant and a former Chairman of IMH's Medical Board. She received her undergraduate medical training at the University of Singapore and her postgraduate psychiatric training at the Institute of Psychiatry, London. She is interested in the clinical aspects of addictions research.

Dr Kandi

Dr Kandasami is an Addictions Specialist who is currently the Chief of the National Addictions Management Service (NAMS). He has been actively involved in clinical, training and research activities at NAMS and also holds other administrative roles in IMH. He has authored book chapters, review articles and peer reviewed papers in the field of addictions. He holds an academic appointment with NUS YLL School of Medicine and Duke NUS Graduate School of Medicine. He has been a Core faculty for the National Psychiatric Residency Program for psychiatry and also teaches at the Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Program for General Practitioners jointly organised by IMH and NUS.

Dr Guo

Dr Guo Song, MBBS, MMedSC, PhD is a senior consultant psychiatrist and the head of research at NAMS with a joint position as an adjunct assistant professor at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. He has been practicing addictions medicine since 1990, and has served as the director of the National Drug Dependence Treatment Centre, Beijing and as a professor of psychiatry in Capital Medical University of Beijing. His research interests include translational clinical trials on alcohol and substance use disorders and gambling disorders, as well as exploring a combination of traditional Chinese acupuncture and cognitive behavioural therapy for addictive disorders.


Syidda Binte Amron B. Sc. (Psychology with Counselling), Dip. In Biomedical Science

Syidda obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with Counselling from the University of Greenwich, UK. Before joining NAMS Research Team, she spent 10 years in counselling and group work with Youth-At-Risk and two years with the Addiction Helpline as a Para-Counsellor assisting clients with or affected by addiction. Her research interests include research methods, addiction psychology, social psychology and genetic psychology. She is currently involved in projects related to helpline utilization and a neurogenetic study on addiction.

Jun Wen

Tan Jun Wen, B.Sc (Psychology)

Jun Wen obtained his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from James Cook University. Before joining the NAMS Research Team, he was a Research Assistant at the Ministry of Social and Family Development. His research interests include mindfulness-based interventions, behavioural addictions, and relapse prevention. He is currently involved in projects investigating the efficacy of mindfulness-based relapse prevention on patients with substance use disorders.

Azizah Zainuldin

Noor Azizah Bte Zainuldin, RN

Azizah graduated with a Diploma in Nursing from Nanyang Polytechnic in 1999. She worked as a registered nurse for 12 years, in an acute high dependency pediatric ward and outpatient adult setting before moving on to do research work in 2011. Prior to joining the NAMS Research Team, she was a Clinical Research Coordinator at Clinical Research Innovation Office at Tan Tock Seng for 6 yea​rs.  She was coordinating Investigator and Sponsor initiated trial. Her research interests include drug and behavioural addictions. She is currently involved in two projects:

  • ​Investigates the negative impacts of drug use among different cohorts
  • Understanding the neurogenetics of substance dependence and addiction in Singapore population.


Sabina Au Yong Hui Min, B.A (Psychology)

Sabina obtained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from University at Buffalo, SUNY.
Prior to joining the NAMS Research Team, she was a Research Assistant at the Office of Education Research, National Institute of Education for 3 years. Her research interests include drug and behavioural addictions. She is currently involved in projects that investigate the negative impacts of drug use among different cohorts.​

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