Tim Wong

Senior Research Associate GVRN
Casual Academic

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.

Publications

Book Chapters
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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
2020
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
2012
Conference Abstracts
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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
2017
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
2017
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
2016
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
2015
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
2014
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
2010
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
2010
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
2010
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
2010
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
2009
Journal articles
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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
2020
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10689-020-00183-4
2020
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
2019
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
2019
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
2018
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
2017
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
2016
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
2016
Gibson AF; Wong WKT, 2016, 'Recruiting participants in LGB health research: Critical reflections', Psychology of Sexualities Review, vol. 7, pp. 78 - 82
2016
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
2013
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
2013
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
2013
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
2013
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
2012
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
2011
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
2011
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
2009
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
2009
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
2008
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
2008
Reports
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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://d2rn9gno7zhxqg.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/30164900/Chung-RR-Improved-Accountability.pdf
2020
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
2020
Wong WKT; Breckenridge J; valentine K, 2020, The Emergency Accommodation for Men (TEAM) Program Evaluation, UNSW Sydney, Sydney
2020
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
2018
Wong WKT; Lowe S; Lowe A, 2014, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities and Prostate Cancer - 2014 Community Attitudes Survey, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
2014
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
2013
Lowe A; Wong T; Lowe S, 2013, Prostate Cancer: the Next Generation - 2013 Community Attitudes Survey, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
2013
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
2011
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
2010
Wong WKT; Perz J, 2009, Healthy Active Australia Community and Schools Grants Program – Panther Bytes. Final Evaluation Report, University of Western Sydney
2009
Wong WKT; Perz J; Hawkins Y, 2009, Playing for Success Program – “Tackle It Now Project”. Final evaluation report 2007 – 2009, University of Western Sydney
2009