Researcher

Dr Tim Wong

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Biography

Tim is a Senior Research Associate providing training, research and policy analysis skills for the Gendered Violence Research Network at UNSW Sydney. He is a registered psychologist and worked as a psychologist in government and non-government organisations. As a researcher with expertise in a wide range of qualitative research methodologies, his focus is on the lived and gendered experience of health and illness.


My Qualifications

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Tim is a Senior Research Associate providing training, research and policy analysis skills for the Gendered Violence Research Network at UNSW Sydney. He is a registered psychologist and worked as a psychologist in government and non-government organisations. As a researcher with expertise in a wide range of qualitative research methodologies, his focus is on the lived and gendered experience of health and illness.


My Qualifications

BA (Macq), MA (USyd), MA (Macq), PhD (UWS)


My Awards

2019 - UNSW Arts & Social Sciences Dean's Research Award - Research (Society) Impact (with Prof Jan Breckenridge, Marion Brown, Mailin Suchting, and Charity Siesum Danquah)


My Research Activities

Research Studies:

  • Australian Institute of Criminology - Child Exploitation Material Reduction Research Program (CEMRRP): Understanding the role of parents in the creation and dissemination of child exploitation material (CEM) of their children (Senior Research Associate, UNSW, 2019-2020)
  • Department of Communities and Justices: The Emergency Accommodation for Men Program (TEAM) program evaluation (Senior Research Associate, UNSW, 2018-2020)
  • Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS): Sibling sexual abuse: Clinicians' experiences of providing services to families affect by sibling sexual abuse - an exploration of service engagement and best practice strategies (Senior Research Associate, UNSW, 2018-2019)
  • Medical Oncology Group of Australia: Australian Medical Oncologist Workforce Study (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UNSW, 2015-2017)
  • ARC Linkage Project: Communication skills training for oncology health care professionals working with culturally and linguistically diverse patients (Senior Research Officer, UNSW, 2014-2015)
  • ARC Linkage Project: The construction and experience of fertility in the context of cancer: patient, partner and health professional perspectives (Associate Research Fellow, University of Western Sydney, 2011-2012)
  • ARC Linkage Project: Multiple perspectives on sexuality and intimacy post-cancer, leading to the development and evaluation of supportive interventions (Research Officer, University of Western Sydney, 2008-2011)
  • ARC Linkage Project: An evaluation of concerns, self-perceived needs, and supportive interventions, for informal cancer carers: a comparative study of female and male carers (Research Officer, University of Western Sydney, 2007-2008)

Theses:

  • The ‘Lazarus Experience’ – People with HIV making sense of their lives in the post-treatment era (PhD thesis, University of Western Sydney, 2007).
  • The psychosocial impact of the anti-HIV combination drug treatments on people living with HIV and AIDS (MA thesis, Macquarie University, 1998).

My Engagement

Register Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia

Member of the Australian Psychological Society

Community Engagement - Resource Development: 

  • Effective Communication in Oncology (ECCO) Training Program – Online training modules designed specifically for oncology healthcare professionals to increase and enhance skills and understanding when working with people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background (Psychosocial Research Group, UNSW Sydney)
  • Sexuality, Intimacy and Cancer – A self-help guide for people with cancer and their partners (Gender, Culture and Health Research: PsyHealth, University of Western Sydney)
  • Localised Prostate Cancer Pack – 4 booklets specifically for men with localised prostate cancer covering issues relating to diagnosis, treatment, side effects and wellbeing (Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia)
  • Advanced Prostate Cancer Pack – 4 booklets specifically for men with advanced prostate cancer covering issues relating to diagnosis, treatment, side effects and wellbeing (Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia)
  • Gay and Bisexual Men Pack – 4 booklets specifically for gay and bisexual men with prostate cancer covering issues relating to diagnosis, treatment, side effects and wellbeing (Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia)
  • Younger Men Pack – 4 booklets specifically for younger men with prostate cancer covering issues relating to diagnosis, treatment, side effects and wellbeing (Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia)
  • Partners and Carers Pack – 4 booklets specifically for partners and carers of men with prostate cancer covering issues relating to diagnosis, treatment, side effects and wellbeing (Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia)
  • What you need to know about prostate cancer? – Information booklet for the general population (Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia)
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Location

L1.112
John Goodsell Building

Contact

9385 1319