Professor Doris Young

Professor Doris Young

Division of Family Medicine
National University of Singapore



A Roundtable Discussion On Conducting Complex Intervention Trials In Primary Care Settings
Date: 22 September 2017, Friday
Time: 10.45am – 12.45pm
Synopsis: Conducting complex intervention trials in primary care requires a multidisciplinary team consisting of health professionals, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, health economists and social scientists. This workshop will bring together a team of Family Medicine/General Practice researchers from Hong Kong, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore sharing their experiences in conducting complex intervention trials in primary care settings. It will be delivered in the format of a roundtable whereby 5-6 speakers will give a 5-minute brief on their experiences in conducting such trials in general practice/family medicine and other primary care settings. Challenges and barriers including funding support and what to do with a negative trial will also be shared. It will be an interactive session with active participation from attendees who will be called upon to comment and ask questions of the speakers. It is envisaged that the outcome of this workshop will be the formation of an Asia-Pacific research leadership initiative to build primary care research capacity in the region.


Professor Doris Young graduated from Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne and completed Family Medicine training in Australia. Over the last 35 years, Professor Young has been involved extensively in educating and training medical students, registrars, general practitioners and other health professionals in adolescent medicine, general practice and primary care research. Over the last 10 years, she has been actively building General Practice/Family Medicine education and research capacity in Hong Kong and China.

Professor Young has published widely in the area of General Practice integration models with the wider healthcare system and her research focused on trialing innovative models of care in the primary care setting to improve health outcomes for people with chronic diseases in culturally and linguistically diverse and disadvantaged communities.

Professor Young moved to Singapore in January 2015 and in 2016, she took up a part time role as research advisor to National Healthcare Group Polyclinics. She joined National University of Singapore (NUS) in January 2017 as Professor in the Division of Family Medicine. Professor Young looks forward to contributing to build academic Family Medicine at NUS and Singapore.