Dr Ch'ng's research interests mirror her clinical practice. She is involved in both translational science and clinical research. Dr Ch'ng is currently Chair of Education Committees at Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA), and Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), respectively. She is Co-Leader of Theme 1 (Early Melanoma) Research at MIA. She is also Research Lead for Plastic Surgery at the Institute of Academic Surgery at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

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Research Topics

Some of her current research topics include:

  • skin cancers - cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), melanoma, merkel cell carcinoma, alternative sequencing of treatment modalities for skin cancers, cutaneous sarcomas
  • head & neck mucosal melanoma
  • device assisted tissue engineering for the face
  • patient reported outcome measure for mid-face reconstruction
  • facial reconstruction following oncology
  • microsurgery
  • facial paralysis and facial reanimation

Dr Ch’ng’s interest in research started when she was a junior registrar in Wellington, New Zealand enrolled in the RACS Surgeon Scientist Program. She completed a PhD under the supervision of Professors Paul Davis (Bioscientist), Swee Tan (Plastic Surgeon) and Michael Sullivan (Haematologist). Her PhD thesis is entitled The Tumour Microenvironment of Head & Neck Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Dr Ch'ng has successfully supervised many Higher Degree Research (HDR) students to completion of their degrees. She also has many current HDR students ranging in level of training from Medical Students to Residents and Registrars.

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If you’d like to know more about our head and neck, plastic or skin cancer surgical services, or if you have a question for Dr Ch’ng, we’d love to hear from you.

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