Ian Wong

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Ian Wong

Ian Wong, PhD
Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacology & Pharmacy
University of Hong Kong

Ian Wong is the Head and Professor in the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology at the University of Hong Kong. He is also the Chair of the Examination Committee and Internship Committee of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board of HK, and a member the Grant Review Board of the Research Council of the Food and Health Bureau. Prior to his appointment at HKU, he was the founding director of the Centre for Paediatric Pharmacy Research, set up in 2002, at The School of Pharmacy, UCL Institute of Child Health, University of London and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

Professor Wong has been 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. His research career in medication safety began when he 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 received his PhD from Manchester Medical School in 1998 for his work at the David Lewis Centre. Thereafter, Professor Wong took up a Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice post at the University of Bradford in 1997, and became Senior Lecturer in 2001.

Chui CSL, Man KKC, Cheng CL, Chan EWY, Lau W, Cheng V, Wong D, Kao YH, Wong ICK. An Investigation of the Association Between Retinal Detachment and Oral Fluoroquinolones: a Self-controlled Case Series Study. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 2014. doi: 10.1093/jac/dku145

Wong AY, Hsia Y, Chan EW, Murphy DG, Simonoff E, Buitelaar JK, Wong IC. The variation of psychopharmacological prescription rates for people with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) in 30 countries. Autism Research 2014. doi: 10.1002/aur.1391

He Y, Chan EW, Man KKC, Lau WCY, Leung WK, Ho LM, Wong ICK. Dosage Effects of Histamine-2 Receptor Antagonist on the Primary Prophylaxis of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID)-Associated Peptic Ulcers: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Drug Safety 2014. doi: 10.1007/s40264-014-0209-0

Cheung CL, Sahni S, Cheung BM, Sing CW, Wong IC. Vitamin K intake and mortality in people with chronic kidney disease from NHANES III. Clin Nutr. 2014 Apr 2. pii: S0261-5614(14)00086-7. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2014.03.011.

Hsia Y, Wong AY, Murphy DG, Simonoff E, Buitelaar JK, Wong IC. Psychopharmacological prescriptions for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD): a multinational study. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2013 Sep 5.

Murray ML, Hsia Y, Glaser K, Simonoff E, Murphy DG, Asherson PJ, Eklund H, Wong IC. Pharmacological treatments prescribed to people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in primary health care. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2013 May 17.

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.

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.

McCarthy S, Cranswick N, Potts L, Taylor E, Wong IC. Mortality associated with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug treatment: a retrospective cohort study of children, adolescents and young adults using the general practice research database. Drug Saf 2009;32(11):1089-96.

McCarthy S, Asherson P, Coghill D, Hollis C, Murray M, Potts L, Sayal K, de Soysa R, Taylor E, Williams T, Wong ICK. Trends in prescribing prevalence and cessation of ADHD drug treatment among adolescents and young adults in the U.K. British Journal of Psychiatry 2009;194(3):273-7.

Thompson PL, Gilbert RE, Long PF, Saxena S, Sharland M, Wong ICK. Effect of antibiotics for otitis media on mastoiditis in children: a retrospective cohort study using the UK General Practice Research Database. Pediatrics 2009;123(2):424-30.

Sturkenboom MC, Verhamme KMC, Nicolosi A, Murray ML, Neubert A, Caudri D, Picelli G, Sen EF, Giaquinto C, Baiardi P, Felisi MG, Ceci A, Wong ICK, TEDDY European Network of Excellence. Drug use in children: cohort study in three European countries. British Medical Journal. 2008;337:a2245. doi: 10.1136/bmj.a2245.

Rani F, Murray M, Byrne P, Wong ICK. Epidemiologic features of antipsychotic prescribing to children and adolescents in primary care in the United Kingdom. Pediatrics 2008;121(5):1002-9.