Professor Phaik Yeong Cheah
Investigator & Site Lead
Associate Professor at Oxford University, based in Bangkok at the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) or Thailand Major Overseas Programme and Head of the Department of Bioethics and Engagement. The department does empirical and conceptual research on ethical issues arising from conducting research and working with vulnerable populations. The department’s remit also includes developing and managing the programme’s community and public engagement work e.g. coordinating artist-inresidence programmes, science cafes, and supporting the long running Tak Province Community Ethics Advisory Board. Prior to this, Phaik Yeong was the head of MORU’s Clinical Trials Support Group, which is a group that helps researchers run clinical trials. Before moving to Bangkok, she worked in the Clinical Trials & Research Governance office at Oxford University. Phaik Yeong started working in clinical trials in 1998 when she coordinated a study on chronic prostatitis as part of her PhD work in Penang, Malaysia.