Prof. Ian Wong
Head of Department of Pharmacology & Pharmacy , The University of Hong Kong
Professor Ian Wong, Head of the Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacy at the University of Hong Kong, pursued his pharmacy studies in the UK where he successfully developed the first paediatric oral antiepileptic drug to receive a European Union Paediatric Use Marketing Authorisation. After spending over 20 years in the UK, Professor Wong decided to return to Hong Kong in 2011. He has a profound passion for teaching and has been conducting various research using medical big data and clinical trial methodologies.
In addition to his role at the University of Hong Kong, Professor Wong also serves as the Chief Scientist at the "Healthcare and Big Data Analysis Laboratory", a key project under the Hong Kong government's InnoHK initiative. He leads a research team of over sixty members, collaborating with academic institutions worldwide and even international health organizations.
Professor Wong not only utilizes big data to study the global usage of ADHD medications but also analyzes the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. In 2022, he was awarded the Chief Executive's Commendation for Community Service, recognizing his contributions to the fight against the pandemic.