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About Us

Our Directors

Adjunct Associate Professor Allyn Hum
Centre Director

Dr Hum is a Senior Consultant at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, specialising in geriatric and palliative care.

She is also Director of Programme Dignity, Singapore’s first palliative home care programme for patients living with advanced dementia. 

She co-edited the book ‘The Bedside Palliative Medicine Handbook’, which serves as a practical guide to palliative medicine. 

Associate Professor Andy Hau Yan HO
Deputy Director (Research)

Dr Ho is Associate Professor of Psychology at the School of Social Sciences, Honorary Joint Assistant Professor at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Population Health Sciences at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

He is a Fellow in Thanatology, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement (IWGDDB), and the Association of Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).

He specialises in the research and teaching of public health palliative care, life and death education, psychosocial gerontology, holistic therapy and community empowerment. He has produced numerous public health campaigns and short film documentaries, as well as authored over 70 books, chapters, research reports and articles in prominent journals.

He is the first Asian recipient of the esteemed ADEC Academic Educator Award in 2018. 

Dr Ong Wah Ying
Deputy Director (Education)

Dr Ong is a Senior Consultant and the Medical Director of Dover Park Hospice. She joined the hospice in 2006.

She was previously Adjunct Assistant Professor with the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine from 2010 to 2017, overseeing undergraduate palliative medicine postings under the Family Medicine module. As Assistant Course Director, she pioneered the Graduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine.

She is also Honorary Treasurer of the Singapore Hospice Council, and Visiting Consultant in Tan Tock Seng Hospital. 

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