Michael TH Wong

  • Fellowship in 1991 at University College London



GradDipCS (ACT)


PhD (Monash) 

FRCPsych (UK)

FHKAM (Psychiatry)





Research & Clinical Interests

Psychiatry Philosophy & Humanities

Mental Health Culture & Spirituality

Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience

Clinical Psychopharmacology

Neuroimaging & Neurophysiology of Human Aggression 

Major Psychoses

Mood Disorders

Personality Disorders

National & International Services

Chair, Section of History Philosophy & Ethics of Psychiatry, Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP)

Secretary, Section of Philosophy & Humanities in Psychiatry, World Psychiatric Association (WPA)

Advisor, Chinese Health Foundation of Australia

Board Director, Chinese Theological Education Foundation, Australia

Board Director, Institute for the Study of Christianity in the Age of Science and Technology (ISCAST)

Current & Recent Activities

Chair, Organizing and Scientific Committees, 20th Annual Conference of International Network for Philosophy & Psychiatry, 4-6 October, 2018, Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

Chair, RANZCP Working Committee on Position Statement 96 - The Relevance of Religion and Spirituality to Psychiatric Practice (June 2018)

Delivered the Invited Lecture on "Informing Psychiatry with Philosophy & Neuroscience - Getting Well Through Partnership" RANZCP Annual Conference, Adelaide (May 2018)

Selected Publications & Theses

Wong MTH Ricoeur and the Third Discourse of the Person: From Philosophy and Neuroscience to Psychiatry and Theology, Lexington Books. In Press.

Michael Berk, Rothanthi Daglas, Orwa Dandash, Murat Yucel, Lisa Henry, Karen Hallam, Craig Macneil, Melissa Hasty, Christos Pantelis, Brendan Murphy, Linda Kader, Saji Damodaran, Michael TH Wong, Philippe Conus, Patrick McGorry, Susan Cotton (2017) Quetiapine v. lithium in the maintenance phase following a first episode of mania: randomized controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry210, 6, 413-421.  

Lim YXG, Wong MTH (2016) Migration and psychosis in acute inpatient psychiatry. Australasian Psychiatry, 24, 548-552.

Fan R, Guo R, Wong M (2015) Psychiatric Ethics & Confucianism. In Sadler JZ, Fulford B, van Staden CW (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Psychiatric Ethics, Oxford University Press, 603-615.

Wong MTH (2012) A multi-layered discourse of the person: the Changeux-Ricoeur Dialogue and the challenge for Neuroscience, Psychiatry and Theological Anthropology, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Thesis, Centre for Religious Studies & Theology, School of Philosophy, History & International Studies, Faculty of Arts, Monash University.  

Bechdolf A, Wood SJ, Nelson B, Velakoulis D, Yucel M. Takahashi T, Yung AR, Berk M, Wong MT, Pantelis C, and McGorry PD (2012) Amygdala and insula volumes prior to illness onset in bipolar disorder: a magnetic resonance imaging study, Psychiatry Research : Neuroimaging, 201, 34-39. 

Wong Michael TH (2011) Spirituality and leadership in psychiatry: an Australian view. The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services, 7(2): 144-150. 

Wong MTH (2011) Theological Anthropology as Informed by the Changeux-Ricoeur Dialogue on Science, Philosophy & Religion. In Verheyden J, Hettema TL, Vandecasteele (eds.) Paul Ricoeur: Poetics and Religion (Leuven: Uitgeverij Peeters), 519-529. 

Takahashi Tsutomu, Wood Stephen J, Soulsby Bridget, Tanino Ryoichiro, Wong Michael TH, McGorry Patrick D, Suzuki Michio, Velakoulis Dennis, Pantelis Christos (2009) Diagnostic specificity of the insular cortex abnormalities in first-episode psychotic disorders. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 33: 651-657.

Wong Michael TH (2008) Hermeneutics, Neuroscience and Theological Anthropology – First Step of Talking about the Subject. Transdisciplinarity in Science and Religion, 4: 173-196.

Velakoulis Dennis, Wood Stephen J, Wong Michael TH, McGorry Patrick, Yung Alison, Phillips Lisa, Smith De, Warwick Brewer, Proffitt Tina, Desmond Patricia, Pantelis Christos (2006) Hippocampal and Amygdala Volumes According to Psychosis Stages and Diagnosis – A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of Chronic Schziophrenia, First Episode Psychosis, and Ultra-High-Risk Individuals. Archives of General Psychiatry, 63: 139-149.

Yucel M, Lubman DI, Velakoulis D, Wong MTH, Wood SJ, Condello A, Brewer WJ, Pantelis C (2006) Structural brain correlates of alcohol and cannabis use in recreational users.  Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 18: 226-229.

Wong MTH, Tye Christine (2005) Low hosptial inpatient readmission rate in patients with borderline personality disorder: a naturalistic study at Southernn Health, Victoria, Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 39: 607-611. 

Wong MTH (2004) The Relevance of the Changuex-Ricoeur Dialogue on neuroscience and philosophy to theological anthropology. Bulletin of the Institute for the Study of Christianity in an Age of Science and Technology, 44: 5-6.

Copolov D, Seal M, Maruff P, Ulusoy R, Wong MTH, Tochon-Danguy H, Egan G (2003) Cortical association with the experience of auditory hallucinations and perception of human speech in schizophrenia: A PET study. Psychiatric Research: Neuroimaging, 122: 139-152.

Wong MTH (2002) Consciousness – a theological appraisal in the light of recent advances in neurosciences, Master of Divinity (MDiv, Major in Theology) Minor Thesis, Bible College of Victoria (awarded High Distinction)

Wong MTH(2001) Neuroimaging in Human Aggression. In Martinez M (ed.) Prevention and Management of Aggression(New York: Kluwer), 83-93.

Wong MTH (1999) Brain Strucutre & Function in Mentally Abnormal Violent Offenders. Doctor of Medicine (MD) Thesis, University of Hong Kong (1999)

Zheng ZJ, Pantelis C, Leung CHC, Wong MTH, Velakoulis D. (1997) Extracting complex tissues of MRI brain images using conjugate transformation. In Leung CHC (ed.) Lecture Notes in Computer Science - Visual Information Systems Volume 1306 (Berlin: Springer-Verlag), 162-175. 

Wong MTH, Fenwick PBC, Lumsden J, Fenton GW, Maisey MN, Lewis P, Badawi R (1997) Positron emission tomography in male violent offenders wih schizophrenia. Psychiatric Research: Neuroimaging, 68: 111-123.

Wong MTH, Fenwick PBC, Fenton GW, Lumsden J, Maisey M, Stevens J (1997) Repetitive and non-repetitive violent offending behaviour in male patients in a maximum security mental hospital. Medicine, Science & the Law, 37: 150-160.

Wong MTH, Lumsden J, Fenton GW, Fenwick PBC (1997) Neuroimaging in Mentally Abnormal Offenders. Issues in Criminological and Legal Psychology, 27: 49-58.

Chung KF, Chen RYL, Wong MTH (1996) Three Years Outcome of Long-term Benzodiazepine Users in A Psychiatric Clinic. Hong Kong Journal of Psychiatry, 6(1): 14-16.

Wong MTH, Lumsden J, Fenton GW, Fenwick PBC (1995) Elderly offenders in a maximum security mental hospital. Aggressive Behavior, 21: 321-324.

Chan Vivian, Yu YL, Chan TPT, Yip B, Chang CM, Chan YW, Wong MTH, Chan TK (1995) DNA Analysis of Huntington's Disease in Southern Chinese. Journal of Medical Genetics, 32: 120-124.

Chang CM, Yu YL, Fong KY, Wong MTH, Chan YW, Ng TKH, Leung CM, Chan Vivian (1994) Huntington's Disease in Hong Kong Chinese - Epidemiology and Clinical Picture. Clinical and Experimental Neurology, 32: 43-51.

Wong MTH, Chang CM, Yu YL, Chan YW, Chan Vivian (1994) Psychosocial impacts of Huntington's Disease on Chinese Families. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 90: 16-18.

Wong MTH, Chang CM, Yu YL, Chan YW, Chan Vivian (1994) Psychosocial impacts of Huntington's Disease on Chinese Families. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 90: 16-18.

Wong MTH, Lumsden J, Fenton GW, Fenwick PBC (1994) Electroencephalography, computed toography and violence ratings of male patients in a maximum-security mental hospital. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 90: 97-101.

Wong MTH, Lumsden J, Fenton GW, Fenwick PBC (1994) Epilepsy and violence in mentally abnormal offenders in a maximum security hospital. Journal of Epilepsy, 7: 253-258.

Wong MTH, Lumsden J, Fenton GW, Fenwick PBC (1994) Violence ratings of Special Hospital patients.  Journal of Forensic Psychiatry, 4: 471-480.

Wong MTH, Pan PC (1994) Patterns of Psychogeriatric Referral and Attendance at Three Different Settings in Hong Kong. International Psychogeriatrics, 2: 199-208.

Chung KF, Wong MTH (1994) Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep Behaviour Disorder in A Chinese Male. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 28: 144-146.

Moldofsky H, Wong MTH, Lue FA (1993) Litigation, Sleep, Symptoms and Disabilities in Post Accident Pain (Fibromyalgia) Journal of Rheumatology, 20: 1935-1940.

Wong MTH, Yeung HWD (1993) Applications of Single Photon Emission Computerised Tomography (SPECT) in Dementia and related conditions - Queen Mary Hospital Experience. Journal of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists, 3: 47-50.

Wong MTH (1992) International comparisons of drink units. British Journal of Addiction, 87: 1079-1080.

Wong MTH (1992) Female Chinese Problem Drinkers. British Journal of Addiction, 87: 1205-1206.

Wong BYM, Chan MY, Wong MTH, Lieh-Mak F (1992) The Plasma Haloperidol and Reduced Haloperidol Concentrations in Chinese Schizophrenic Patients: Relationship between Reduced Haloperidol/Haloperidol Ratio and Red Cell Haloperidol Reductase Activity. Human Psychopharmacology, 7: 123-128.

Wong MTH (1992) The Management of Sleep/Wake Disorders. The Hong Kong Practitioner, 14(2): 1922-1928.

Wong V, Wong MTH, Ng THK, Yu YL, Chang PCM, Fung CF (1991) Unusual Case of Kluver-Bucy Syndrome in a Chinese Boy. Pediatric Neurology, 7(5): 385-388.

Wong MTH, Tsang ACC (1991) Phantom Bite in a Chinese Lady. Journal of the Hong Kong Medical Association, 43(2): 105-107.

Wong MTH, Lieh-Mak F (1991) Topographic Brain Mapping of EEG and Evoked Potentials in Chinese Normals and Psychiatric Patients - Preliminary Findings. Journal of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists,1: 6-11.