Professor Ian CK Wong
Head and Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Pharmacy, The University of Hong Kong
Head and Professor
Professor Ian Chi Kei Wong (黃志基)
B.Pharm(Hons) Sunderland UK, MSc, PhD Manchester UK
Honorary Fellow of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Fellow of Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in England
Fellow of the Academy of Life Sciences for Chinese in the UK
Registered Pharmacist in the Great Britain and Hong Kong
We are seeking highly organised and motivated PhD candidates for research in the areas of medication safety, pharmacoepidemiology and pharmaceutical care in children and the elderly. Candidates with a background in healthcare may have an advantage, however it is not a requirement. For further information, please email Prof Ian Wong with your CV (email: email@example.com).
Professor Ian Wong joined the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy in June 2011. Professor Wong qualified as a pharmacist in 1992 and worked at the former Medicines Control Agency (Regulatory Authority) in the Yellow Card system between 1992 and 1993. He then started his research career in medication safety. Professor Wong took up a research pharmacist post at the David Lewis Centre for Epilepsy to investigate the safety of new antiepileptic drugs between 1994 and 1997. He was awarded his PhD from Manchester Medical School in 1998 for his work at the David Lewis Centre.
In 1997, Professor Wong took up a Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice post at the University of Bradford and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2001.
In 2002, Professor Wong moved to The School of Pharmacy, UCL Institute of Child Health, University of London and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children to set up the Centre for Paediatric Pharmacy Research.
Professor Wong was awarded a Department of Health Public Health Career Scientist Award in 2002; he is the only pharmacist to date to have received such an award. Professor Wong also received the Chemist and Druggist's Pharmacy Practice Research Medal 2004 for his research in paediatric medicines.
In recognition of his work in paediatric medicines and pharmacy research, Professor Wong was awarded a personal chair in 2005, Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2011 and Fellow of Royal Pharmaceutical Society in 2012.
Professor Wong has been awarded approximately £5 million in research grants as the principal applicant and approximately £33 million as a co-applicant from the UK Medical Research Council, UK Engineering and Physical Science Research Council, UK Economic and Science Research Council, Department of Health in England, European Commission and the pharmaceutical industry. He has been an advisor to the Department of Health in England, World Health Organisation, European Medicines Agency and the pharmaceutical industry.
Professor Wong and his research associates
Hsia Y, Dawoud D, Sutcliffe AG, Viner RM, Kinra S, Wong IC. Unlicensed use of metformin in children and adolescents in the UK. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2012 Jan;73(1):135-139. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2125.2011.04063.x.
Ahmed U, Spyridis N, Wong IC, Sharland M, Long PF; on behalf of the improving Children's Antibiotic Prescribing UK Research Network (iCAP). Dosing of oral penicillins in children: is big child=half an adult, small child=half a big child, baby=half a small child still the best we can do? BMJ. 2011 Dec 15;343:d7803. doi: 10.1136/bmj.d7803.
Rani FA, Byrne P, Cranswick N, Murray ML, Wong IC. Mortality in Children and Adolescents Prescribed Antipsychotic Medication: A Retrospective Cohort Study Using the UK General Practice Research Database. Drug Saf. 2011;34(9):773-81.
Neubert A, Hsia Y, de Jong-van den Berg LT, Janhsen K, Glaeske G, Furu K, Kieler H, Nørgaard M, Clavenna A, Wong IC. Comparison of anti-diabetic drug prescribing in children and adolescents in seven European countries. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2011 Dec;72(6):969-77. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2125.2011.04045.x.
Ackers R, Besag FM, Hughes E, Squier W, Murray ML, Wong IC. Mortality rates and causes of death in children with epilepsy prescribed antiepileptic drugs: a retrospective cohort study using the UK General Practice Research Database. Drug Saf. 2011;34(5):403-13.
Hsia Y, Neubert A, Sturkenboom MC, Murray ML, Verhamme KM, Sen F, Giaquinto C, Ceci A, Wong IC; on behalf of the TEDDY Network of Excellence. Comparison of antiepileptic drug prescribing in children in three European countries. Epilepsia 2010;51(5):789-96.
Viner RM, Hsia Y, Tomsic T, Wong IC. Efficacy and safety of anti-obesity drugs in children and adolescents: systematic review and meta-analysis. Obes Rev 2010;11(8):593-602.
Jani Y, Barber N, Wong ICK. Paediatric dosing errors before and after electronic. Quality and Safety in Health Care 2010;19(4):337-40.
Neubert A, Verhamme K, Murray ML, Picelli G, Hsia HF, Sen FE, Giaquinto C, Ceci A, Sturkenboom M, Wong ICK. The Prescribing of Analgesics and Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in Paediatric Primary Care in the UK, Italy and the Netherlands. Pharmacological Research 2010;62(3):243-8.
Ghaleb M, Barber N, Franklin B, Wong ICK. The incidence and nature of prescribing and medication administration errors in paediatric inpatients Arch Dis Child 2010;95(2):113-8
RESPECT Trial Team. (Bojke C, Philips Z, Sculpher M, Campion P, Chrystyn H, Coulton S, Cross B, Morton V, Richmond S, Farrin A, Hill G, Hilton A, Miles J, Russell I, Wong IC). Cost-effectiveness of shared pharmaceutical care for older patients: RESPECT trial findings. Br J Gen Pract. 2010;60(570):20-7.
RESPECT Trial Team. (Richmond S, Morton V, Cross B, Wong IC, Russell I, Philips Z, Miles J, Hilton A, Hill G, Farrin A, Coulton S, Chrystyn H, Campton P). Effectiveness of shared pharmaceutical care for older patients: RESPECT trial findings. Br J Gen Pract. 2010;60(570):e10-9.
Professor Ian CK Wong
2/F, 21 Sassoon Road, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, Laboratory Block, Faculty of Medicine Building, Hong Kong SAR, China.
Institute of Child Health, University College London. Dr Deborah Christie, Dr Alastair Sutcliffe and Dr Russell Viner
Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. Professor Philip Asherson, Professor Eric Taylor
Global Research in Pediatrics (GRIP) European Network of Excellence.