Track Speakers
Ms Gina Anindyajati
Psychiatrist, Indonesian Early Career Psychiatrist-Indonesian Psychiatrist Association, Indonesia

Gina Anindyajati is an early career psychiatrist. She works in a tertiary/academic hospital and actively engages in community activities. She joined the Indonesian Early Career Psychiatrist in 2017 and was able to arrange several events, including the latest symposium about voting right for people with mental illness in Indonesia.

Dr Andy Ang
Psychiatrist (GP-Liaison), Community Psychiatry, Flourish Australia, Australia

A psychiatrist working in a multi-disciplinary team, supporting GPs. Completed medicine and psychiatry training in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne. Started his junior doctor career in Singapore and subsequently returned to Australia to complete his psychiatry training. He is currently a community psychiatrist practising in Sydney, incorporating psychiatry in GP practices. In his private practice, he sees young people and has an interest in psychotherapy. His passion is in collaborating with GPs to improve the life of people who suffer from mental health problems.

Dr Pradeep Banandur
Additional Professor, Epidemiology and Centre for Public Health, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, India

Dr Pradeep Banandur has MD in Community Medicine, Epidemiology, and Global Health. He is a full-time faculty as Additional Professor at NIMHANS since 2013. He is a recipient of the prestigious Fogarty International Fellowship during the year 2009. He has been involved in various capacities from field coordinator, project coordinator, Sub-investigator, to Principal Investigator for various mental health programmes. Currently, he is leading two state-wide large scale youth mental health promotion programmes namely ‘Yuva Spandana’ and ‘Life Skills training and Counselling Services Program’ in Karnataka, a South Indian state.

Dr Ioannis Bakolis
Lecturer, Biostatistics and Health Informatics / Health Service and Population Research, King’s College London, United Kingdom

Ioannis is interested in how the urban environment affects the epidemiology of chronic diseases and common mental disorders. Ioannis’ work also extends to how to best implement and evaluate strategies for improving mental health services in the UK and worldwide. His methodological work involves exploring quasi-experimental designs for evaluating population health interventions and Bayesian methods for spatio-temporal data. Along with his research work, Ioannis has given more than fifteen invited talks at academic departments and conferences worldwide and has organised short courses at Imperial College London, Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (USA) and King’s College London.

Ms Rebecca Bogaers
Tranzo, Scientific Center for Care and Welfare, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Dr Debanjan Banerjee
Post-doctoral Senior Resident, Psychiatry. National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, India

Dr Debanjan Banerjee has completed his post-graduation in Psychiatry from NIMHANS, Bangalore. Thereafter he has worked in the same institute in Schizophrenia research, peri-natal psychiatry and general adult psychiatry. From 2018 onwards he has been doing post-doctoral DM degree in Geriatric Psychiatry at NIMHANS itself. His research interests are in peri-natal, old-age psychiatry, social psychiatry and qualitative research. He is also a fellow of Indian Psychiatric Society, Indian Association of Social Psychiatry and Indian association of Geriatric Mental Health. He is an editor of several non-academic regional magazines and plays, photography are his other hobbies.

Ms Jem Bhatt
PhD Candidate, Research Department of Clinical Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, United Kingdom
Dr Evelien Brouwers
Senior Researcher, Tranzo, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Tilburg University, The Netherlands

Evelien Brouwers (PhD) is a senior researcher at Tilburg University (The Netherlands). Her research focuses on psychosocial factors that hamper or facilitate work participation of people with mental health problems (including addiction). One of her main areas of interest is social stigma in the work environment as a barrier to sustainable employability. She currently supervises five large research projects in this area, and organizes knowledge exchange events on how to decrease workplace stigma and discrimination. She is chair of the Dutch working group Stigma and Work, including a variety of organisations, e.g. the National Police Force and the Dutch Military

Ms Noor Baizura
Board Member, Fundraising, Club HEAL, Singapore
Ms Rosie Ching
Senior Lecturer of Statistics, School of Economics, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Ms Chan Lay Lin
Principal Medical Social Worker, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
Ms Jolene Chiang
Art Psychotherapist (in training), LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore
Ms Chan Wing Yan
Assistant Manager, Research and Strategy Development, National Council of Social Service, Singapore
Ms Choo Kah Ying
Founder, A Mother’s Wish, Singapore
Ms Sherilyn Chang
Research Officer, Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore

Sherilyn Chang is a research officer at the Research Division in the Institute of Mental Health. Her research work focuses on psychiatric epidemiology and health services research among the patient and general population. She was involved in the nationwide Singapore Mental Health Study 2016 and other projects in the department that are aimed at improving provision and delivery of care for individuals with mental illness and their families. She obtained her degree from Singapore Management University with a background in psychology.

Mr Cho Ming Xiu
Founder, Executive Director, Campus PSY Limited, Singapore

Ming Xiu is the Founder and Executive Director of Campus PSY (Peer Support for Youths), a “By Youths, For Youths” mental health non-profit organisation. He is also the Co-Chair for the Youth Alliance, consisting of government agencies, social service, healthcare, youth sector organisations and the Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs), alongside the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), for the National Mental Health Anti-Stigma Campaign, “Beyond the Label”. Ming Xiu is also a Circle Member of Tote Board’s First Shared Gifting Circle for Children and Youth Mental Health in Singapore.

Ms Dee Chia
Head, Education and Programmes, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

In her current role as Head, Education and Programmes at SAM, Dee oversees and implements Education and Public Programme initiatives at the museum, such as Project Happiness @ SAM, an initiative which presents artworks from the SAM Collection and artists’ quotes as starting points to spark the sharing of narratives which help facilitate conversations on mental health. Her research interests are in the area of Contemporary Art and its Impact on Mental Health, Accessibility, The Impact of Contemporary Art Museum Education on the Social and Emotional Learning of Pre-schoolers, as well as Needs of Future Audiences for Contemporary Art Museums.

A/Prof Angie Chew
Executive Director, Brahm Centre, Singapore
Mr Ram Dubey
Practising Counsellor, Group Facilitator and Volunteer Court, and Mediator, Community Mediation Centre, Singapore
Dr Melissa DuPont-Reyes
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Latino Research Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, United States

Dr Melissa J. DuPont-Reyes is a trained epidemiologist with specialization in psychiatric epidemiology, receiving her PhD in Epidemiology in 2017 from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a MPH from Rutgers University. She worked for a combined six years on the National Institute of Mental Health funded Texas Stigma Study that tested a school-based mental illness anti-stigma intervention. Among this diverse adolescent sample, she has examined mental health outcomes, stigma, and the help-seeking process including treatment utilisation, and overlapping issues related to social identity and violence prevention.