21-22 June, Singapore
About Daniel Fung
Dr Daniel Fung is married to Joyce and the father of 5 grown-up children and recently became a grandfather. He studied at Anglo Chinese School from 1973 until 1982. Dr Fung is the Chief Executive Officer of Singapore’s Institute of Mental Health since Feb 2021 and was its Chairman Medical Board from 2011 to 2020. Dr Fung is an Adjunct Associate Professor at all 3 medical schools in Singapore.
Dr Fung is currently the President of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions and President-Elect of the College of Psychiatrists, Academy of Medicine Singapore. He received the National Day (Public Service Administration (Bronze)) Award in 2017 and the National Medical Excellence Award (Team) in 2018 for his work on community and school-based mental health.
Dr Fung is interested in the treatment of emotional and behavioural disorders in children and he has advocated for the development of child mental health services and strategies through his research. His current interest is in developing age-appropriate, culturally relevant, locally sensitive resources to improve mental health literacy and reduce stress and suicidality in youths and families.
Dr Fung’s research is supported by the National Medical Research Council and other agencies. He has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed research papers (157), books (33) and book chapters (20).