Member, Services Committee
Dr Wong is an Associate Professor at Early Childhood and Special Needs Education Academic Group of the National Institute of Education (NIE), and teaches courses in the Master of Education programme and the Diploma in Special Education programme. Having a visual impairment himself, Dr Wong has researched and published articles in the areas such as education for special education teachers and paraprofessional, use of assistive technology for special needs students, transition and support for students with visual impairments and relationships of teachers with families.
Outside his academic work, Dr Wong serves on a number of agencies serving persons with disabilities including iC2PrepHouse, Retinitis Pigmentosa Society (Singapore) and SG Enable.
A sports enthusiast, Dr Wong has represented Singapore in numerous regional and international swimming competitions, and won the 100m and 50m freestyle Bronze medals for Singapore during the 2015 ASEAN Para games. He has also completed 5 full marathons, 2 biathlons and 2 10km open water charity swims. In 2002, Dr Wong was awarded both the President’s Social Service Award and the Singapore Sports Council for the Disabled Sportsman of the Year Award.