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Dr. Anna Wong is an Assistant Professor with an interdisciplinary research expertise in music, wellbeing, and education.

 

After obtaining a BA in Music and PhD in Education at the University of Cambridge, she worked in health and wellbeing research at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong. Key areas have included healthy ageing, school mental health, and music for wellbeing.

 

Anna played a leading role in several research projects in collaboration with local primary and secondary schools. She conducted the annual evaluation of “Quality Thematic Network: Promoting Wellness in School” from 2019-2022 and initiated the use of music therapy as a school-based intervention for at-risk students. She developed “Creating a Musical Third Space”, an intervention that utilises music in therapeutic and classroom spaces to address student mental health needs and strengthen their coping resources. She also designed and conducted “S.H.I.E.L.D.S.”, a programme that trains secondary school students to be peer leaders in suicide prevention and mental health promotion. 


Education

BA (Hons) in Music, University of Cambridge, UK

MA in Education (Psychology), Institute of Education, University of London, UK

PhD in Education, University of Cambridge, UK


Other qualifications

Training of Trainers Certificate in Advanced Community Music Leadership, Musicians without Borders, The Netherlands

Mental Health First Aid Instructor (2022-23)

Research interests

Music for wellbeing

Music therapy research

Mental health education and promotion

Teaching Interests

School mental health education and promotion

Healthy ageing

Music, health, and wellbeing

Qualitative and mixed research methods

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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