Dr Tim   Wong
Casual Academic

Dr Tim Wong

BA (Macq), MA (USyd), MA (Macq), PhD (UWS)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Social Sciences

Tim provides training, research and policy analysis skills for UNSW’s Gendered Violence & Research Network. He is a registered psychologist who has worked in both government and non - government organisations as a direct care worker supporting people with disabilities, an educator and counsellor specialising in sexuality and disability issues, a Professional Member of the Guardianship Tribunal NSW, and for over 15 years, as a psychologist with people with HIV.

He was an accredited counsellor with the Victims Compensation Tribunal providing psychological intervention and support to people who experienced sexual and physical assaults. His work in HIV led him to pursue academic research in this area, which in turn led him to cancer research with emphases on the experiences of informal cancer carers, the impact of cancer on sexuality and relationships, fertility, and quality of life issues.

Since completing his PhD, he has worked in the Schools of Psychology and Medicine at the University of Western Sydney, as Manager of Advocacy and Resources at Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, and the Schools of Medicine and Social Sciences at UNSW before joining the Gendered Violence Research Network.

Phone
+61 2 9065 8346
Location
L1.112 John Goodsell Building

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Tim Wong
    Wong T; Breckenridge J; Salter M; Lamb R; James M; Tzioumi D, 2020, 'Sibling sexual abuse: Responding to everyone involved. New South Wales case study: Clinicians’ experiences of providing services to families affected by sibling sexual abuse: An exploration of service engagement and best practice strategies.', in Improved Accountability The Role of Perpetrator Intervention Systems, Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS), Sydney, pp. 171 - 187
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Dr Tim Wong
    Ussher J; Perz J; Gilbert E; Hawkins Y; Wong WKT, 2012, 'Sexuality and intimacy in the context of cancer', in Mohan R (ed.), Topics in Cancer Survivorship, pp. 73 - 94, http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/25063
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Tim Wong
    Meiser B; Kaur R; Morrow A; Peate M; Wong WKT; McPike E; Cops E; Nichols C; Austin R; Fine M; Thrupp L; Ward R; Macrae F; Hiller JE; Trainer AH; Mitchell G; Susman R; Pachter N; Goodwin A; James P; Mascarenhas L; Morton C; Shanley S; Young MA; Andrews L; Morrow EA; Tucker K; James P; Lindeman G; Mascarenhas L; Morton C; Field M; Goodwin A; Monnik M; Poplawski N; Delatycki M; John T; Harris M; Kerr R; Vora B, 2021, 'Impact of national guidelines on use of BRCA1/2 germline testing, risk management advice given to women with pathogenic BRCA1/2 variants and uptake of advice', Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice, vol. 19, pp. 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13053-021-00180-3
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Tim Wong
    Wong WKT; Broom A; Kirby E; Lwin Z, 2020, 'What lies beneath? Experiencing emotions and caring in oncology.', Health (London), vol. 24, pp. 348 - 365, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459318800168
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Tim Wong
    Meiser B; Kaur R; Kirk J; Morrow A; Peate M; Wong WKT; McPike E; Cops E; Dowson C; Austin R; Fine M; Thrupp L; Ward R; Macrae F; Hiller JE; Trainer AH; Mitchell G; Susman R; Pachter N; Goodwin A; James P; Mascarenhas L; Morton C; Shanley S; Young MA; Andrews L; Morrow EA; Tucker K; Lindeman G; Field M; Monnik M; Poplawski N; Delatycki M; John T; Harris M; Kerr R; Vora B, 2020, 'Evaluation of implementation of risk management guidelines for carriers of pathogenic variants in mismatch repair genes: a nationwide audit of familial cancer clinics', Familial Cancer, vol. 19, pp. 337 - 346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10689-020-00183-4
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Tim Wong
    Kaur R; Meiser B; Zilliacus E; Tim Wong WK; Woodland L; Watts K; Tomkins S; Kissane D; Girgis A; Butow P; Hale S; Perry A; Aranda SK; Shaw T; Tebble H; Norris C; Goldstein D, 2019, 'Evaluation of an online communication skills training programme for oncology nurses working with patients from minority backgrounds', Supportive Care in Cancer, vol. 27, pp. 1951 - 1960, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-018-4507-4
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Tim Wong
    Sutherland S; Meiser B; Kaur R; Mitchell G; Kirk J; Peate M; Tim Wong WK; Goodwin A, 2019, 'Assessing the medical workforces perceived barriers to the prescription of risk-reducing medication for women at high-risk of breast cancer', Breast Journal, vol. 25, pp. 34 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tbj.13157
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Tim Wong
    Wong WKT; Kirby E; Broom A; Sibbritt D; Francis K; Karapetis CS; Karikios D; Harrup R; Lwin Z, 2018, 'A mixed methods analysis of experiences and expectations among early-career medical oncologists in Australia', Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, vol. 14, pp. e521 - e527, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.12844
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Tim Wong
    Meiser B; Wong WKT; Peate M; Julian-Reynier C; Kirk J; Mitchell G, 2017, 'Motivators and barriers of tamoxifen use as risk-reducing medication amongst women at increased breast cancer risk: A systematic literature review', Hereditary Cancer in Clinical Practice, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13053-017-0075-8
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Tim Wong
    Broom A; Wong WKT; Kirby E; Sibbritt D; Karikios D; Harrup R; Lwin Z, 2016, 'A qualitative study of medical oncologists' experiences of their profession and workforce sustainability', PLoS ONE, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0166302
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Tim Wong
    Gibson AF; Wong WKT, 2016, 'Recruiting participants in LGB health research: Critical reflections', Psychology of Sexualities Review, vol. 7, pp. 78 - 82
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Tim Wong
    Chen Y; Peate M; Kaur R; Meiser B; Wong T; Kirk J; Ward R; Goodwin A; Macrae F; Hiller J; Trainer A; Mitchell G, 2016, 'Exploring clinicians’ attitudes about using aspirin for risk reduction in people with Lynch Syndrome with no personal diagnosis of colorectal cancer', Familial Cancer, vol. 16, pp. 99 - 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10689-016-9933-1
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Tim Wong
    Ussher JM; Perz J; Gilbert E; Wong WKT; Mason C; Hobbs K; Kirsten L, 2013, 'Talking about sex after cancer: A discourse analytic study of health care professional accounts of sexual communication with patients', Psychology and Health, vol. 28, pp. 1370 - 1390, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2013.811242
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Tim Wong
    Gilbert E; Ussher JM; Perz J; Wong WKT; Hobbs K; Mason C, 2013, 'Men's experiences of sexuality after cancer: a material discursive intra-psychic approach', Culture, Health and Sexuality, vol. 15, pp. 881 - 895, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691058.2013.789129
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Tim Wong
    Ussher J; Sandoval M; Perz J; Wong W; Butow P, 2013, 'The gendered construction and experience of difficulties and rewards in cancer care', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 23, pp. 900 - 915, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732313484197
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Tim Wong
    Ussher JM; Perz J; Gilbert E; Wong WKT; Hobbs K, 2013, 'Renegotiating sex and intimacy after cancer: Resisting the coital imperative', Cancer Nursing, vol. 36, pp. 454 - 462, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NCC.0b013e3182759e21
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Tim Wong
    Ussher JM; Rhyder-Obid M; Perz J; Rae M; Wong TWK; Newman P, 2012, 'Purity, Privacy and Procreation: Constructions and Experiences of Sexual and Reproductive Health in Assyrian and Karen Women Living in Australia', Sexuality and Culture, vol. 16, pp. 467 - 485, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12119-012-9133-6
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Tim Wong
    Ussher JM; Wong WKT; Perz J, 2011, 'A qualitative analysis of changes in relationship dynamics and roles between people with cancer and their primary informal carer', Health, vol. 15, pp. 650 - 667, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459310367440
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Tim Wong
    Riley EA; Tim Wong WK; Sitharthan G, 2011, 'Counseling support for the forgotten transgender community', Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, vol. 23, pp. 395 - 410, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10538720.2011.590779
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Tim Wong
    Wong WKT; Ussher J; Perz J, 2009, 'Strength through adversity: Bereaved cancer carers' accounts of rewards and personal growth from caring', Palliative and Supportive Care, vol. 7, pp. 187 - 196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1478951509000248
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Tim Wong
    Wong WKT; Ussher J, 2009, 'Bereaved informal cancer carers making sense of their palliative care experiences at home', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 17, pp. 274 - 282, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2524.2008.00828.x
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Tim Wong
    Wong WKT; Ussher J, 2008, 'How do subjectively-constructed meanings ascribed to anti-HIV treatments affect treatment-adherent practice?', Qualitative Health Research, vol. 18, pp. 458 - 468, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1049732308314852
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Tim Wong
    Wong WKT; Ussher JM, 2008, 'Life with HIV and AIDS in the Era of Effective Treatments: 'It's Not Just about Living Longer!'', Social Theory and Health, vol. 6, pp. 117 - 131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/sth.2008.4
  • Reports | 2021
    Dr Tim Wong
    Salter M; Wong T; Breckenridge J; Scott S; Cooper S; Peleg N, 2021, Production and distribution of child sexual abuse materials by parental figures, Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra, ACT, 616
    Reports | 2021
    Dr Tim Wong
    Salter M; Wong T, 2021, The impact of COVID-19 on the risk of online child sexual exploitation and the implications for child protection and policing
    Reports | 2020
    Dr Tim Wong
    Chung D; Upton-Davis K; Cordier R; Campbell E; Wong T; Salter M; Austen S; O’Leary P; Breckenridge J; Vlais R; Green D; Pracilio A; Young A; Gore A; Watts L; Wilkes-Gillan S; Speyer R; Mahoney N; Anderson S; Bissett T, 2020, Improved accountability: The role of perpetrator intervention systems, Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS), Sydney, https://www.anrows.org.au/project/improved-accountability-the-role-of-perpetrator-intervention-systems/
    Reports | 2020
    Dr Tim Wong
    Wong WKT; Breckenridge J; valentine K, 2020, The Emergency Accommodation for Men (TEAM) Program Evaluation, UNSW Sydney, Sydney
    Reports | 2020
    Dr Tim Wong
    Wong T; Giuntoli G; valentine K; Breckenridge J; Mao L, 2020, Evaluation of four community-based men’s behaviour change program pilots, Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW Sydney, Sydney
    Reports | 2018
    Dr Tim Wong
    Wong WKT, 2018, James Cook University: Counselling and Wellbeing Services – audit of its practices in responding to students’ experiences of sexual misconduct, UNSW Sydney, Sydney
    Reports | 2014
    Dr Tim Wong
    Wong WKT; Lowe S; Lowe A, 2014, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities and Prostate Cancer - 2014 Community Attitudes Survey, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
    Reports | 2013
    Dr Tim Wong
    Lowe A; Wong T; Lowe S, 2013, Prostate Cancer: the Next Generation - 2013 Community Attitudes Survey, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
    Reports | 2013
    Dr Tim Wong
    Wong WKT; Lowe A; Dowsett GW; Duncan D; O'Keeffee D; Mitchell A, 2013, Prostate cancer information needs of Australian gay and bisexual men, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
    Reports | 2011
    Dr Tim Wong
    Ussher JM; Rae M; Rhyder-Obid M; Perz J; Newman P; Wong WKT, 2011, Reproductive and Sexual Health Needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities in Western Sydney, University of Western Sydney
    Reports | 2010
    Dr Tim Wong
    Ussher JM; Perz J; Gilbert E; Wong WKT; Butow P; Wain G; Hobbs K; Kirsten L; Sandoval M, 2010, An evaluation of concerns, self-perceived needs and supportive interventions for informal cancer carers: A comparative study of female and male carers. Report of the findings of an ARC Linkage grant, University of Western Sydney
    Reports | 2009
    Dr Tim Wong
    Wong WKT; Perz J; Hawkins Y, 2009, Playing for Success Program – “Tackle It Now Project”. Final evaluation report 2007 – 2009, University of Western Sydney
    Reports | 2009
    Dr Tim Wong
    Wong WKT; Perz J, 2009, Healthy Active Australia Community and Schools Grants Program – Panther Bytes. Final Evaluation Report, University of Western Sydney
  • Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Dr Tim Wong
    Meiser B; Kaur R; Zilliacus E; Wong T; Woodland L; Tomkins S; Kissane D; Girgis A; Butow P; Hale S; Perry A; Aranda SK; Shaw T; Tebble H; Goldstein D, 2017, 'Evaluation of an Online Communication Skills Training Programme for Oncology Health Care Professionals Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Patients', in COSA's 44th Annual Scientific Meeting, Immunotherapy: Molecules and Mountains, WILEY, Vol. 13, pp. 66 - 66, presented at COSA's 44th Annual Scientific Meeting, 13 November 2017 - 15 November 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.12798
    Conference Abstracts | 2017
    Dr Tim Wong
    Meiser B; Kaur R; Zilliacus E; Wong T; Woodland L; Tomkins S; Kissane D; Girgis A; Butow P; Hale S; Perry A; Aranda S; Shaw T; Tebble H; Goldstein D, 2017, 'Evaluation of an Online Communication Skills Training Programme for Oncology Health Care Professionals Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Patients', in Immunotherapy: Molecules and Mountains, Sydney, presented at COSA's 44th Annual Scientif Meeting, Sydney, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.12798
    Conference Abstracts | 2016
    Dr Tim Wong
    Sutherland S; Meiser B; Mitchell G; Kirk J; Peate M; Wong T; Kaur R; Goodwin A, 2016, 'Assessing the medical workforces perceived barriers to the prescription of risk-reducing medication for women at moderate and high risk of breast cancer', in Partners for progress in breast cancer research and care, Gold Coast, presented at Special Issue: COSA's 43rd and ANZBCTG's 38th Annual Scientific Meetings, Gold Coast, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.12646
    Conference Abstracts | 2015
    Dr Tim Wong
    Chen Y; Peate M; Wong T; Meiser B; Kirk J; Ward R; Goodwin A; Hiller J; Trainer A; Macrae F; Mitchell G, 2015, 'Exploring clinicians’ attitudes about using aspirin for risk reduction in people with Lynch Syndrome (LS) without personal diagnosis of colorectal cancer', in Abstracts for the 39th Human Genetics Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting, presented at 39th Human Genetics Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/thg.2015.45
    Conference Abstracts | 2014
    Dr Tim Wong
    Cheron-Sauer M-C; Wong T, 2014, 'The establishment of PCFA affiliated gay/bi-sexual prostate cancer support groups in Australia', in 2014 World Cancer Congress Abstracts, Melbourne, presented at 2014 World Congress, Melbourne, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajco.12332
    Conference Abstracts | 2010
    Dr Tim Wong
    Ussher J; Wong T; Perz J; Butow P; Wain G; Batt G; Sundquist K, 2010, 'An examination of changes in relationship dynamics and roles between people with cancer and their primary informal carer', in Abstracts of the IPOS 12th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Quebec City, Vol. 19, pp. S221 - S222, presented at International Psycho-Oncology Society – 12th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Quebec City, 25 May 2010 - 29 May 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.1776
    Conference Abstracts | 2010
    Dr Tim Wong
    Wong T; Ussher J; Perz J; Butow P; Batt G; Sundquist K; Sandoval M, 2010, 'The rewards and difficulties of informal cancer care', in Special Issue: COSA 37th 2010 Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, pp. 253 - 253, presented at Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA) 37th Annual Scientific Meeting – Cancer & Beyond, Melbourne, 09 November 2010 - 11 November 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1743-7563.2010.01349.x
    Conference Abstracts | 2010
    Dr Tim Wong
    Gilbert E; Ussher J; Hawkins Y; Perz J; Wong T; Sundquist K; Butow P, 2010, 'Sexuality and intimacy following the diagnosis and treatment of cancer: The experience of partners of a person with cancer', in Abstracts of the IPOS 12th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Quebec City, Vol. 19, pp. S222 - S223, presented at International Psycho-Oncology Society – 12th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Quebec City, 25 May 2010 - 29 May 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.1776
    Conference Abstracts | 2010
    Dr Tim Wong
    Ussher J; Perz J; Wong T; Butow P; Wain G, 2010, 'Self-silencing and psychological distress in informal cancer carers: A gendered analysis', in Abstracts of the IPOS 12th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Quebec City, Vol. 19, pp. S222 - S222, presented at International Psycho-Oncology Society – 12th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Quebec City, 25 May 2010 - 29 May 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.1776
    Conference Abstracts | 2009
    Dr Tim Wong
    Ussher J; Wong T; Perz J; Butow P; Wain G, 2009, 'A qualitative analysis of changes in relationship dynamics and roles between people with cancer and their primary informal carer', in Abstracts of the 36th Annual Scientific Meeting, Clinical Oncological Society of Australia, Gold Coast, Vol. 5, pp. A242 - A243, presented at Clinical Oncological Society of Australia – 36th Annual Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, 17 November 2009 - 19 November 2009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1743-7563.2009.01245.x

Awards

2019 - UNSW Arts & Social Sciences Dean's Research Award - Research (Society) Impact (with Prof Jan Breckenridge, Marion Brown, Mailin Suchting, and Charity Siesum Danquah)

Grants

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