A/Prof CHONG Shang Chee
Head & Senior Consultant Paediatrician, Child Development Unit (CDU), Khoo Teck Puat-National University Children’s Medical Institute, National University Hospital
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Center for Holistic Initiatives for Learning and Development, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
A/Prof Chong is a Senior Consultant Paediatrician, and head of the Child Development Unit (CDU) at National University Hospital, one of two national centers under the National Child Development Program, Ministry of Health. She has been involved in the national development of policies in early childhood practices, early intervention, and educational initiatives with various ministry partners including the Ministry of Health (MOH), Ministry of Education (MOE), Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), and Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF).
She currently sits on several workgroups including the Child and Maternal Wellbeing and Health task force under the Ministry of Health, and also the KidStart Implementation Oversight Committee with the Ministry of Health. She is also on the advisory panel for the Early Years Development Framework under the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), and a member of the KidStart Evaluation Advisory Panel. For her contributions to various projects with the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), she was awarded the Friends of MSF Award in 2021.
A/Prof Chong believes strongly in co-creating solutions with ministries and community agencies to advance child health and child development in Singapore. She advocates for continuous development in the early childhood and special needs sector, and plays an active role in helping to bring about dialogue and the advances in the early childhood space.