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Dr Lui Yit Shiang
Dr Lui Yit Shiang obtained his basic medical degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2002. He was awarded an academic medicine development award by National University Hospital (NUH) to pursue a Master of Science in Addiction Studies at King’s College London and Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience in 2016.
He was a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist with the Department of Psychological Medicine at the National University Hospital (NUH), specialising in addiction medicine with a keen interest in dual disorders. He had worked alongside the other medical and surgical disciplines in the hospital, particularly with Pain Management Unit, National University Organ Transplant Clinic and NUH HIV Programme, in providing mental health support and care for addiction.
He has researched the attitudes and perceptions of healthcare workers towards their patients with alcohol use problems and is interested in screening and brief interventions for substance use. Dr Lui has several scientific publications, including one quantifying the effects of a brief intervention on healthcare workers’ attitudes towards alcoholics, and another describing cultural factors influencing gambling behaviours. He had authored online media articles on alcohol, gambling addiction and mental health.