Assoc. Prof. Alvin Ng
SOLS Health Adviser
Bachelor of Arts (University of Western Australia)
Bachelor of Psychology (Murdoch)
Founding President, Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (2010-2012)
Head of Psychology Department, Sunway University (present
Dr. Alvin Ng Lai Oon is an associate professor at the Department of Psychology,Faculty of Science and Technology, Sunway University. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from University of Western Australia, Bachelor
of Psychology and Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) from Murdoch University, Western Australia. Dr. Ng is trained as a clinical psychologist specialising in behavioural fluency and management, autism management, with interest in depression, anxiety disorders and obesity.
Dr. Ng was previously an associate professor and head of the Health Psychology Programme at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia where he served for 11 years since 2002 running the Master of Clinical Psychology Programme. At UKM, he also practised as a clinical psychologist the Health Psychology Clinic seeing adult as well as children clients. Dr. Ng was also the Director of Shine Guidance Centre in 2012, where he oversaw centre
operations and was a clinical consultant for families living with special needs.
His research interests include cross-cultural factors in psychotherapy and mental illness, psychometric measurements of mental illness in Malaysia, cognitive behavioural methods in weight management and behavioural fluency training in basic academic skills. He has published in journals, magazines and presented in numerous conferences, seminars, trainings and public talks. Dr. Ng has also published a book called “Teaching Children Handling Study Stress” (TC Publishing, 2004).
Besides academia and clinical practice, Dr. Ng is instrumental in advancing the field of clinical psychology in Malaysia, and was the Founding President of the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology that he helped establish in 2010.