Dr Polly Wong joined the School of Public Health as Tutor in 2016 and now serves as an Assistant Lecturer. She graduated from the University of Toronto, Canada (Honours, Bachelor of Science) in Specialist (Co-operative) Program in Neuroscience. She obtained both her Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy in Child Neurology from the University of Hong Kong.
Dr Wong is the Practicum Coordinator for the Master of Public Health (MPH) Practicum, the placement of which is mandatory for all MPH students. She is responsible for identifying and providing assistance for new and existing practicum sites, organizing and coordinating placements for students, monitoring student progress and providing support for students and practicum site supervisors. She also tutors for other MPH and undergraduate teaching for medical and allied health students, leading patient care/health research projects, conducting problem-based learning tutorials and evidence-based practice/public health tutorials.
Dr Wong’s research is focused on child neurology, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, epilepsy and Dravet Syndrome - a rare epileptic encephalopathy caused by possible underlying genetic mutation.
Tso, W.W.Y., Wong, V.C.N., Xia, X., Faragher, B., Li, M., Xu, X., Ao, L., Zhang, X., Jiao, F.Y., Du, K., Shang, X., Wong, P.T.Y., & Challis, D. (2018). The Griffiths Development Scales-Chinese (GDS-C): A cross-cultural comparison of developmental trajectories between Chinese and British children. Child Care Health Dev, [Epub ahead of print]
Wong, V. C., Fung, C. W., Lee, S. L., & Wong, P. T.Y. (2015). Review of evolution of clinical, training and educational services and research program for autism spectrum disorders in Hong Kong. Sci China Life Sci, 58(10), 991-1009.
Wong, P.T.Y. & Wong V.C. (2015). Norm of Physical Measurement of Typical Developing Chinese Children in Hong Kong.J Syndr, ;2(1), 8.
Wong, V. C., Fung, C. K., & Wong, P. T.Y. (2014). Use of dysmorphology for subgroup classification on autism spectrum disorder in Chinese children. J Autism Dev Disord, 44(1), 9-18.