Professor Wai Chen (BM, DCH, MPhil(Camb), PhD, MRCP, MRCPsych, FRANZCP) is Professor of Child Psychiatry, UWA; and the Head of Service, Complex Attention and Hyperactivity Disorders Service (CAHDS), DOH, WA. Since his appointment in December 2014, CAHDS was nominated as one of the finalists for WA Health Excellence Award in 2016.
He read medicine at Southampton University, then a master's degree at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, before completing a PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry. He received his psychiatry and child psychiatry training as a lecturer at the Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry. He also gained clinical experience in adult ADHD at the National Adult ADHD Clinic (Maudsley Hospital) during his research fellowship. He was jointly awarded with other co-authors a BMA Medical Book Award in 2010 for 'Living with ADHD'. Between 2012-2014, he also served as a Peer Reviewer for the DSM5 Clinical and Public Health Committee (CPHC) during DSM5 revision.
His research is in the areas of ADHD, neurodevelopmental disorders, emotional dysregulation, their treatments, resilience, subjective well-being and social recovery in CAMHS.