Professor Lai Fong Chan
3rd Vice President

Dr. Chan Lai Fong is currently Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Consultant Psychiatrist at the National University of Malaysia. She trained in psychiatry at the National University of Malaysia and completed a Clinical Fellowship in Mood & Anxiety Disorders at the University of Toronto, followed by a Master of Science in Affective Neuroscience at Maastricht University. Dr. Chan was awarded the 2017 De Leo Fund Award by the International Association of Suicide Prevention (IASP) for outstanding research on suicidal behaviours carried out in developing countries. Dr. Chan’s current areas of research focus include suicide prevention among health care workers, media safe messaging & pesticide suicide prevention. She is the Malaysian representative of IASP, member of the Malaysian National Technical Working Group on Suicide Prevention and scientific committee of the IASP World Congresses (2017-2021). Dr. Chan has also been involved in suicide prevention consultation with the World Health Organization from 2019-2020.