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T'ng Chang Kwok

Action Medical Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Dr Kwok completed his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Nottingham before continuing his paediatric training in the East Midlands region. He is a current neonatal grid trainee with a strong passion for neonatal academia. His research interest includes the use of healthcare technology and artificial intelligence to improve the care of babies, neonatal nutrition and respiratory disease. He is a current Action Medical Research fellow who is looking at incorporating artificial intelligence into routinely recorded national neonatal electronic patient records to support clinical decision making for high-risk preterm infants.

Teaching Summary

I have completed formal teaching courses such as the Teaching Improvement Programme System (TIPS), Teaching and Assessing Clinical Skills (TACS) and the Generic Instructor Course (GIC). I have… read more

Research Summary

Dr Kwok is a current Action Medical Research fellow who is looking at incorporating artificial intelligence into routinely recorded national neonatal electronic patient records to support clinical… read more

Recent Publications

I have completed formal teaching courses such as the Teaching Improvement Programme System (TIPS), Teaching and Assessing Clinical Skills (TACS) and the Generic Instructor Course (GIC). I have developed my teaching skills throughout my training using the knowledge gained from the courses as well as feedback received. In recognition of my nurturing and mentoring abilities, I have been selected as an instructor for the Neonatal Life Support and the Advanced Paediatric Life Support courses.

Current Research

Dr Kwok is a current Action Medical Research fellow who is looking at incorporating artificial intelligence into routinely recorded national neonatal electronic patient records to support clinical decision making for high-risk preterm infants.

Past Research

Dr Kwok's research experience ranges from laboratory to clinical research.

Laboratory-based research

Society of Endocrinology Studentship 2008

He investigated the role of birthweight on hepatic lipid metabolism in neonatal piglets, gaining experience in:

  • Animal studies
  • Lipid extraction, RNA extraction and real-time PCR
  • Statistical analysis
  • National poster presentation

Bachelor in Medical Sciences (BMedSci) 2009

He investigated the role of immunohistochemical markers in breast cancer (Kwok et al, Histopathology 2009), consolidating his experience in:

  • Human tissue studies
  • Immunohistochemistry and microscopy

Clinical research

Academic Foundation Programme 2012

Joining the NIHR funded Smoking, Nicotine and Pregnancy clinical trial team, he used the data to investigate the validity of nicotine dependence measures in pregnancy (Kwok et al, Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2013), developing experience in:

  • Basic principles in clinical trial
  • Development of research question and methodology
  • Becoming a reviewer for a peer-review journal

Neonatal academic 6-month attachment 2016

  • Review of preterm infant feeding practices
    • Audit and survey in UK neonatal units (poster presentation at international conference)
    • Qualitative and collaborative studies with multiple neonatal units (Kwok et al, BMJ Paeds Open 2017)
  • Role of feed thickeners in gastroesophageal reflux in infants (Kwok et al, Cochrane 2017)
    • Developed systematic review and meta-analysis skills.

Neonatal resuscitation device 2019

He work alongside Professor Don Sharkey (Professor of neonatal medicine and technology) and his research team in developing the world's first resuscitation device, designed specifically for newborns, with multi-variable monitoring capabilities at the University of Nottingham in partnership with industry. This has the potential to have a direct impact on day to day neonatal practice and improve outcomes in the medium to long-term.

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University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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