Dr Wong, William Chi Wai 黃志威
Graduated from University of Edinburgh in 1993, William completed the General Practice Vocational Training Program at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital, London acquiring vocational qualifications in 1998. He speaks fluent Cantonese, Mandarin and English. He has extensive academic and clinical experience having worked in England, Scotland, China, Hong Kong and Australia.
Dr Wong conducts research into health beliefs and behaviour in primary care and public health, and his approach essentially translates research findings into clinical services and community settings. His research interest reflects the breath and diverse nature of primary care, but principally focused on sexual health, health equity and health promotion. He has published over 100 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals including British Medical Journal, Social Science & Medicine, Sociology of Health & Illness, Epidemiology & Community Health, Family Practice, British Journal of General Practice, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI). He has been awarded as the Principle Investigator external competitive research grants or commissioned projects including GRF, HMRF & AIDS trust Fund equivalent to HK$10.5million (half of which since he joined HKU in 2010), in addition to other grants of HK$ 8.4million with his active facilitation as Co-I.
Internationally, he has recently been appointed as Temporary Advisor for World Health Organization (2012-14) on STI/ HIV issues. He is also a board member for WONCA Research Working Party, and the representative for the Asia-Pacific region. He has strong links with many international and mainland Chinese universities and institutions. In Hong Kong, he was appointed Penal Member of the Grant Review Board for the Health & Medical Research Fund (2011-14) and Committee Member for Health Care & Promotion Fund (2012-14), The Food & Health Bureau He was elected to be the Council Member of Hong Kong College of Family Physicians (HKCFP 2012-15) and chairs the HKCFP Research Committee.
He is Associate Editor for STI (impact factor (IF) 2.57), BMC infectious Disease (IF 3.03) and BMC journal of Medical Case reports, as well as Guest Editor for the Special Issue of STI on HIV and Health Systems (2012). He has edited four books: General Practice Nursing (McGraw Hill 2010), Problem-based Diagnosis and Management in Primary Care (CUP 2008), Men’s Health (CUP 2006) and Women’s Health (CUP 2008), in addition to his contributions to book chapters on gender and health (“Mainstreaming Gender”) and reproductive health , a textbook for mainland China. The results of his work have been disseminated to the general public through 46 newspaper reports and, radio (including BBC World Service) and TV interviews.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2015-04-01||HKU-Hughes Hall Fellowship: University of Cambridge||Others|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|8/2008- now||Fellow||The Royal College of General Practice|
|2013-now||Chairman||Research Committee, Hong Kong College of Family Physicians|
|2010- now||Fellow||The Royal Australian College of General Practice|
|02/2013-12/2015||Council Member||Hong Kong College of Family Physicians|
|04/0211-03/2013||Committee member||Research committee, Hong Kong Family Planning Assoication|
|2015-16||Deputy Chair||Organising Committee, Hong Kong Primary Care Conference|
|2015-16||Member||Organising Committee, Towards Union for Health|
|2013-15||Committee member||Curriculum Reform ad hoc Committee, Hong Kong College of Family Physicians|
|2012-15||Chairman||Organising Committee, Hong Kong Primary Care Conference|
|2011-now||Committee member||Research Segment Subcommittee, Specialty Board, HKCFP|
|2013-16||Member||Organising Committee, IUSTI|
|2014-now||Committee member||Cross-Strait Medicine Exchange Association|
|2014-now||Convenor||WONCA Health Equity Special Interest Group|
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