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Clin Assoc Prof Liew Tau Ming

Clin Assoc Prof Liew Tau Ming

​MBBS, Dip Geriatric Med, MRCPsych, PhD (Public Health)

Senior Consultant

Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: Psychiatry

Sub-specialties: Dementia, Geriatric Mental Health

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Major Depressive Disorder, Psychosis.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Centre of Memory and Cognitive Disorders
  • Senior Consultant Psychiatry Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


Assoc Prof Liew Tau Ming is a Senior Consultant (Geriatric Psychiatrist) at Singapore General Hospital. He holds a PhD in Public Health, being a past recipient of the National Medical Research Council’s research fellowship.  He has keen interest in Health Services Research (HSR), which stems from his curiosity about the complex nature of healthcare, especially in the context of how human behaviour interacts with the healthcare system. 

Assoc Prof Liew's approach to HSR often involves blending an understanding of the clinical context and human behaviour – together with data analytics – to provide less conventional solutions to the complex issues in the current healthcare system.  Through HSR, he seeks to leverage on systems-level interventions to improve health-related outcomes and benefit the older population.


  • PhD (Public Health), National University of Singapore
  • Master of Clinical Investigation, National University of Singapore
  • MRCPsych, Royal College of Psychiatrists, United Kingdom
  • Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • MMed (Psychiatry), National University Singapore
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, University of Malaya

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Consultant, Department of Psychiatry, Singapore General Hospital
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore


  • SingHealth Publish! Award 2021
  • NMRC Research Training Fellowship 2016
  • Ministrity of Health Healthcare Research Scholarship 2013

Research Interests

  • Dementia & Geriatric Mental Health
  • Health Services & Behavioural Science
  • Data Science


  1. Liew TM. Subjective cognitive decline, APOE e4 allele, and the risk of neurocognitive disorders: age- and sex-stratified cohort study.  Aust N Z J Psychiatry.  2022 Mar 1:48674221079217. 
  2. Liew TM, Lee CS. Examining the Utility of Social Media in COVID-19 Vaccination: Unsupervised Learning of 672,133 Twitter Posts. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2021 Nov 3;7(11):e29789.
  3. Liew TM. Neuropsychiatric symptoms in early stage of Alzheimer’s and non-Alzheimer’s dementia, and the risk of progression to severe dementia. Age Ageing. 2021 Sep 11;50(5):1709-1718. 
  4. Liew TM. Subjective cognitive decline, anxiety symptoms, and the risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia.  Alzheimers Res Ther. 2020 Sep 11;12(1):107.
  5. Liew TM, Tai BC, Wee SL, Koh GCH, Yap P. The Longitudinal Effects of Caregiver Grief in Dementia and the Modifying Effects of Social Services.  J Am Geriatr Soc 2020 Jul 23.
  6. Liew TM. Active case-finding of dementia in ambulatory care settings:  a comparison of three strategies.  European Journal of Neurology.  2020 May 22.
  7. Liew TM, Lee CS, Goh SKL, Chang ZY. The prevalence and impact of potentially inappropriate prescribing among older persons in primary care settings:  multilevel meta-analysis.   Age Ageing. 2020 May 4. pii: afaa057.
  8. Liew TM, Yap P. A brief, 6-item scale for caregiver grief in dementia caregiving. Gerontologist. 2020 Jan 24;60(1):e1-e10.
  9. Liew TM. Neuropsychiatric symptoms in cognitively-normal older persons, and the association with Alzheimer’s and non-Alzheimer’s dementia.  Alzheimers Res Ther. 2020;12(1):35.
  10. Liew TM, Yap P, Ng TP, Mahendran R, Kua EH, Feng L. Symptom clusters of subjective cognitive decline among older persons and their utilities in predicting objective cognitive performance: structural equation modelling.  European Journal of Neurology.  2019 Sep;26(9):1153-1160.
  11. Liew TM. Depression, subjective cognitive decline, and the risk of neurocognitive disorders. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2019 Aug 9;11(1):70.
  12. Liew TM. Developing a brief neuropsychological battery for early diagnosis of cognitive impairment.  J Am Med Dir Assoc.  2019 Aug;20(8):1054.e11-1054.e20.
  13. Liew TM, Tai BC, Yap P, Koh GCH. Comparing the effects of grief and burden on caregiver depression in dementia caregiving: a longitudinal path analysis over 2.5 years. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019;20(8):977-983.e974.
  14. Liew TM, Lee CS. Reappraising the efficacy and acceptability of multicomponent interventions for caregiver depression in dementia: the utility of network meta-analysis. Gerontologist. 2019 Jul 16;59(4):e380-e392.
  15. Liew TM, Lee CS, Goh SKL, Chang ZY. Potentially inappropriate prescribing among older persons: a meta-analysis of observational studies.  Annals of Family Medicine.  2019 May;17(3):257-266.

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