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Dr Chee Tji Tjian

  • Consultant, Department of Psychological Medicine, National University Hospital
MBChB (Glasgow), MRCS (RCPSG), MRCPsych (UK), MSc (Psychiatric Research)(UK), Dip (Systemic Family Therapy)
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Special Interests:
Family and Systemic Therapy​


Dr Chee is a medical graduate from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. Shortly after graduating, whilst training as a junior doctor, he obtained membership to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow (MRCS, RCPSG). He went on to London to pursue his career interest in Psychiatry. He completed his core psychiatry training in the Maudsley Hospital (South London and Maudsley NHS Trust), and whilst there, also obtained a Masters in Psychiatric Research (Merit award) at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College Hospital. He completed his specialist training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, London. At the Tavistock Clinic, he obtained a Diploma in Systemic Approaches to working with individuals, families and organisations.

Dr Chee has a special interest in working with young people, and in a liaison setting which combines both physical and mental health. He believes good psychiatric clinical care involves putting the patient at the centre of a bio-psycho-social treatment model, utilising a systemic approach when considering emergent difficulties and challenges.

Journals & Publications

  1. ​TT Chee, YS Lui. Pathological gambling, gambling disorder, and problem gambling among the Chinese ethnic population living in western countries: is culture a sufficient explanation for the reported excess rates? Journal of Gambling Studies 2021. PMID: 33521910. [IF – 2.836]
  2.  YS Lui, AHY Loh, TT Chee, et al. Education of medical students in child and adolescent psychiatry. The Asia Pacific Scholar 2021; 6(1): 30-39.
  3.  TT Chee, L Chua, H Morrin, M Lim, J Fam, R Ho. Neuroanatomy of Patients with Deficit Schizophrenia: An Exploratory Quantitative Meta-Analysis of Structural Neuroimaging Studies. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2020; 17 (17): 6227. [IF 2.849]
  4. ZH Fong, SH Tan, R Mahendran, EH Kua, TT Chee. Arts-based interventions to improve cognition in older persons with mild cognitive impairment: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Aging & Mental Health 2020; 1-13. [IF – 2.956]
  5.  WLC Chang, CJY Tee, ZH Fong, AEX Sim, CS Tian, HJC Wong, JY Teng, P Buvanaswari, TT Chee & JCM Wong. 6.68 Improvement in inattention and impulsivity/hyperactivity after consuming phosphatidylserine-containing omega-3 supplements in multi-ethnic asian children with ADHD. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2019; 58 (10): S293. [IF – 6.391]
  6.  YS Goh, QYJ Ow Yong, THM Chen, SHC Ho, YIC Chee, TT Chee. The Impact of COVID‐19 on nurses working in a University Health System in Singapore: A qualitative descriptive study. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 2020; PMID: 33280242. [IF – 2.383]

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG), UK
  • Member, Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych), UK


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