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Dr. Weng Yee Chin

Dr. Esther Yu

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Dr. Weng Yee Chin

Assistant Professor,
Chief of Undergraduate Education
Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care
The University of Hong Kong

MBBS (UWA),  MD (HKU), FRACGP

Dr. Weng-Yee Chin (Weng) is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She worked as a private General Practitioner in Sydney prior to relocating to Hong Kong in 2005. She initially joined the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong as an honorary Family Medicine teacher in 2006, and now holds joint appointments with the Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care and the Bau Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education where she is primarily involved in undergraduate Family Medicine teaching, curriculum development and quality assurance of the undergraduate medical curriculum.

Her main research focus has been on mental health and medical education. She is particularly interested in identifying ways for doctors to better address patients with common psychological problems, and in examining ways to enhance doctors’ and student’s attitudes towards providing mental health care.

In recent years, Weng has been keen to help build the research capacity of family doctors in Hong Kong. She established a territory-wide mental health practice-based research network currently involving 60 family doctors, and has been delivering primary care research skills workshops and mentoring young family physicians to conduct research in primary care.

She is also currently involved in evaluating the quality of care of multi-disciplinary primary care clinic, focusing on delivery of care by nurse and allied healthcare workers.

In 2013, she was awarded the HKU Faculty of Medicine’s Faculty Teaching Medal, the Faculty’s highest award for teaching.

In 2015 she was awarded a Doctor of Medicine (HKU) for her research on depressive disorders in Hong Kong’s primary care setting.

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Selected Publications

Mental Health

  • WY Chin. Partnering with family doctors to study depression in the community: a primary care research network in action. East Asian Archives of Psychiatry 2012 Supplement; 22(4):26.

  • Weng Y Chin, Cindy LK Lam, Samuel YS Wong, Yvonne YC Lo, Daniel YT Fong, Tai P Lam, Peter WH Lee, Josephine WS Wong, Billy CF Chiu and Kit TY Chan. The epidemiology and natural history of depressive disorders in Hong Kong's primary care. BMC Family Practice 2011, 12:129 doi: 10.1186/1471-2296-12-129.

  • Lam CLK, Fong DYT, Chin WY, Lee PWH, Lam ETP, Lo YYC. Brief Problem-solving Treatment in Primary Care (PST-PC) Was Not More Effective than Placebo for Elderly Patients Screened - Positive of Psychological Problems Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 2010 Oct;25(10):968-80

  • Lam CLK, Chin WY, Lee PWH, Lo YYC, Fong DYT, Lam TP. Unrecognized psychological problems impair quality of life and increase consultation rates in Chinese elderly patients. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 2009; 24:979-989.

Primary Care

Medical Education

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Book Chapters/ Monographs

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Conference Presentations (selected)

  • Chin, W.Y., Lam, C.L.K, Wan, E.Y.F., & Choi, E.P.H., Clinician characteristics associated with diagnosis of depression by a primary care doctor Hong Kong Primary Care Conference 2016

  • Chin, W.Y., Lam, C.L.K, Wan, E.Y.F., & Choi, E.P.H., Association between patient-reported PHQ-9 depressive symptoms and doctor diagnosis of depression in primary care Hong Kong Primary Care Conference 2016

  • Chin WY, Chen JY, Tsang JPY, Fung C. Evaluation of the Psychometric Properties of the Consultation and Relational Empathy (Care) Measure in Final Year Family Medicine Students. Ottawa 2016 and ANZAHPE 2016 Conference, Perth, Western Australia. March 19-23, 2016

  • Weng Yee Chin, Edmond Pui Hang Choi & Kit Tsui Yan Chan. The Psychometrics of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) in Chinese Primary Care Patients. Hong Kong Primary Care Conference 30-31 May 2015, Hong Kong

  • Weng Yee Chin, Edmond Pui Hang Choi & Eric W. F.Wan. 12-month trajectory pathways for depressive symptoms in a Hong Kong primary care population. Hong Kong Primary Care Conference 30-31 May 2015, Hong Kong

  • Weng Yee Chin; Kit Chan; Cindy Lam; Eric Wan. Who Gets Diagnosed With Depression in Hong Kong’s Primary Care and What Happens to them over a Year? NAPCRG Distinguished Paper 2014, New York, USA Nov 21-25, 2014

  • Weng Yee Chin, Amber Yip, Julie Chen, Vivian Chau. Exploring how to involve patient support group volunteers in medical education. Frontiers in Medical and Health Sciences Education Conference, Hong Kong, Dec 6-7 2013

  • Weng-Yee Chin, Amber Yip, Julie Chen, Vivian Chau. Evaluation of the effectiveness of a workshop using simulated patients to train students in problem identification and problem solving. Frontiers in Medical and Health Sciences Education Conference, Hong Kong, Dec 6-7 2013 (Awarded: Merit certificate for Best Poster Competition)

  • Weng Yee CHIN, Julie CHEN, David WONG, Vivian CHAU. Exploration of teachers' views and perceptions regarding the structure, curriculum content and assessment of community-based learning. Frontiers in Medical and Health Sciences Education Conference, Hong Kong, Dec 6-7 2013

  • Weng Yee CHIN, Julie CHEN, David WONG, Vivian CHAU. Engaging family doctors to participate in curriculum development of undergraduate community-based learning. Hong Kong Primary Care Conference, June 16 2013.

  • Weng Yee Chin, Julie Chen, David Wong, Vivian Chau. Exploration of community teachers’ perceptions regarding community-based teaching and learning. 7th Asian Medical Education Associations Conference, University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, June 10-13 2013.

  • Weng Yee CHIN, Kit TY CHAN, Cindy LK LAM, TP LAM, Samuel YS WONG, Daniel TY FONG, Yvonne YC LO, Billy CF CHIU. Where do primary care patients go for mental health care in Hong Kong? Hong Kong Primary Care Conference, June 2013.

  • Weng Yee Chin, Kit T.Y. Chan, Cindy L.K. Lam, Samuel Y.S. Wong, Daniel Y.T. Fong, Yvonne Y.C. Lo, Tai Pong Lam, Billy C.F. Chiu. Prevalence, diagnosis, and management of depression in adult primary care patients in Hong Kong: a cross-sectional survey conducted by a primary care practice-based research network. Hong Kong Primary Care Conference, June 2013.

  • WY Chin. Partnering with family doctors to study depression in the community: a primary care research network in action. The Third Joint International Conference of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK). Hong Kong December 2012.

  • Chin W.Y. Partnering with family doctors to study mental health in the community:
    A practice-based primary care research network in action. Family Medicine and Primary Care Symposium. Hong Kong 2011

  • Chin WY. Student Reflections on a Patient-Centred Primary Care Attachment. AMEE 2011, Vienna, Austria.

  • Chin WY, Johnston J, Lam C, Cheung A. Identifying the Quality Criteria for Community-Based Medical Education in Hong Kong. AMEA 2011, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, March 23-26 2011

  • Chin WY, Lam CLK, Wong SYS et al. "The epidemiology and natural history of depressive disorders in primary care". Health Research Symposium 2010: Improving Health and Recognising Excellence. 11 September 2010, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine.

  • Lam CLK, Chin WY, Lee PWH, Fong DYT. "Training residents in problem solving therapy: feasibility, effectiveness and perceptions" 7th Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference, Singapore, February 4-7, 2010.

  • Chin WY. "Promoting brief psychological counselling to medical students" AMEE (An international association for medical education) Conference 2009, Malaga, Spain, Aug 29-Sep 3, 2009.

  • Chin WY. "Exploring medical students' knowledge and attitudes regarding psychological counselling in Hong Kong" WONCA Asia Pacific Conference, Hong Kong, June 4-7, 2009.


Professional Services

  • Research Committee member, HKCFP

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Contact Information

FMPC Tel: (852) 2518-5657
BIMHSE Tel: (852) 3917-9080
Fax: (852) 2814 7475
Email: chinwy@hku.hk