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Dr Rawtaer Iris

Dr Iris Rawtaer from Sengkang General Hospital

Dr Rawtaer Iris

​MBBS (Singapore), MMed Psychiatry, Master of Clinical Investigation (Singapore)

Head & Consultant

Specialty: Psychiatry

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

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Centre of Memory and Cognitive Disorders
  • Head & Consultant Department of Psychiatry Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital


Dr Iris Rawtaer graduated from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2009 and qualified as a specialist in Psychiatry in 2015. She went on to pursue a clinical and research fellowship in geriatric psychiatry with the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. She has a special interest in the various biological and psychosocial domains of ageing including dementia and geriatric depression.


  • ​MBBS (Singapore)
  • MMed Psychiatry (Singapore)
  • Specialist Accreditation in Psychiatry (Singapore)
  • Master of Clinical Investigation (Singapore)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • ​Visiting Faculty, Geriatric Education and Research Institute


Research Interests


  • Co‐occurring frontal variant Alzheimer's dementia and carrier of Huntington's disease allele with reduced penetrance.; Rawtaer I, A Krishnamoorthy; Psychogeriatrics. 2017 Jan 1. 
  • Psychosocial Risk and Protective Factors and Incident Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Community-Dwelling Elderly: Findings from the Singapore Longitudinal Ageing Study; Rawtaer I, Qi G, Ma SZN, …, Tze Pin Ng; Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 2017(Preprint):1-9. 
  • Art therapy and music reminiscence activity in the prevention of cognitive decline: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial; Mahendran R, Rawtaer I, Fam J, Wong J, Kumar AP, Gandhi M, Jing KX, Feng L, Kua EH.; Trials. 2017 Jul 12;18(1):324. 
  • Traumatic Brain Injury in a Community-based Cohort of Homeless and Vulnerably-housed Individuals; Shmitt T, Thornton AE, Rawtaer I, …., Panenka WJ; Journal of Neurotrauma. 2017 Jul 25(ja).
  • A nonpharmacological approach to improve sleep quality in older adults.; Rawtaer I, Mahendran R, Chan HY, Lei F, Kua EH; Asia‐Pacific Psychiatry. 2017 Oct 10
  • A risk score for the prediction of neurocognitive disorders among community-dwelling Chinese older adults; Rawtaer I, Feng L, Yuen V, Li J, Chong MS, Lim WS, Lee TS, Qiu C, Feng L, Kua EH, Ng TP; Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders. 2016 Jul 20;41(5-6):348-58.
  • Psychosocial interventions with art, music, Tai Chi and mindfulness for subsyndromal depression and anxiety in older adults: A naturalistic study in Singapore; Rawtaer I, Mahendran R, Yu J, Fam J, Feng L, Kua EH; Asia Pac Psychiatry. 2015 Sep;7(3):240-50. 

Research Trials

  • Singapore Longitudinal Ageing Study.
  • Intergenerational study on ageing and mental health: Hannah Study.
  • In-Home sensors for assessment of Cognitive and Psychological Health of Older Adults: A Pilot Study.