Dr Felicity Ng

 Position Senior Lecturer
 Org Unit Medical Specialties
 Email felicity.ng@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8182 9388
 Location LMH - Mental Health Unit ,   Lyell McEwin Hospital
  • Biography/ Background

    Dr Ng is a Senior Lecturer in the Medicine Learning and Teaching Unit (MLTU) in the School of Medicine. She is a psychiatrist who works in the Lyell McEwin Health Service and with the Northern Adelaide Palliative Care Service based at Modbury Hospital.

  • Qualifications

    MBBS (Adel)


  • Teaching Interests

    MBBS Years 4-6 Coordinator

    Teaching of undergraduates in Medicine, RMOs and psychiatry trainees.


  • Research Interests

    Psychiatric issues at the end of life.

    Conceptualisation of psychiatric disorders.

    Mood disorders, particularly depression.

    Current Projects

    PhD candidature topic "The concept of depression in the palliative care setting"

  • Publications

    Peer-Reviewed Journals

    Ng F, Crawford GB, Chur-Hansen A. Palliative medicine practitioners' views on the concept of depression in the palliative care setting. Journal of Palliative Medicine 2013; 16: 922-8

    Villagonzalo KA, Dodd S, Ng F, Mihaly S, Langbein A, Berk M. The relationship between substance use and posttraumatic stress disorder in a methadone maintenance treatment program. Comprehensive Psychiatry 2011; 52: 562-6

    Berk M, Munib A, Dean O, Malhi GS, Kohlmann K, Schapkaitz I, Jeavons S, Katz F, Anderson-Hunt M, Conus P, Hanna B, Otmar R, Ng F, Copolov DL, Bush AI. Qualitative methods in early-phase drug trials: broadening the scope of data and methods from an RCT of N-Acetylcysteine in schizophrenia. J Clin Psychiatry 2011; 72: 909-13

    Berk M, Ng F, Dodd S, Goldbery JF, Malhi GS. Do we need to flick the switch? The need for a broader conceptualisation of iatrogenic course aggravation in clinical trials of bipolar disorder. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2010; 64: 367-71

    Villagonzalo KA, Dodd S, Ng F, Mihaly S, Langbein A, Berk M. The utility of the Mood Disorders Questionnaire as a screening tool in a methadone maintenance treatment program. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice 2010; 14: 150-3

    Dodd S, Kulkarni J, Berk L, Ng F, Fitzgerald PB, de Castella AR, Filia S, Filia K, Montgomery W, Kelin K, Smith M, Brnabic A, Berk M. A prospective study of the impact of subthreshold mixed states on the 24-month clinical outcomes of bipolar I disorder or schizoaffective disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders 2010; 124: 22-8

    Dean OM, den Buuse M, Bush AI, Copolov DL, Ng F, Dodd S, Berk M. A role for glutathione in the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia? Animal models and relevance to clinical practice. Current Medicinal Chemistry 2009; 16: 2965-76

    Ng F, Mammen OK, Wilting I, Sachs GS, Ferrier IN, Cassidy F, Beaulieu S, Yatham LN, Berk M. The International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) consensus guidelines for the safety monitoring of bipolar disorder treatments. Bipolar Disorders 2009; 11: 559-95

    Coulson C, Ng F, Geertsema M, Dodd S, Berk M. Client-reported reasons for non-engagement in drug and alcohol treatment. Drug and Alcohol Review 2009; 28: 372-8

    Berk M, Ng F, Dodd S, Callaly T, Campbell S, Bernardo M, Trauer T. The validity of the CGI severity and improvement scales as measures of clinical effectiveness suitable for routine clinical use. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 2008; 14: 979-83

    Pasco JA, Williams LJ, Facka FN, Ng F, Henry MJ, Nicholson GC, Kotowicz MA, Berk M. Tobacco smoking as a risk factor for major depressive disorder: a population-based study. British Journal of Psychiatry 2008; 193: 322-6

    Ng F, Berk M, Dean O, Bush AI. Oxidative stress in psychiatric disorders: evidence base and therapeutic implications. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology 2008; 11: 851-76

    Berk M, Jacka FN, Williams L, Ng F, Dodd S, Pasco JA. Is this D Vitamin to worry about? Vitamin D insufficiency in an inpatient sample. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2008; 42: 874-8

    Berk M, Ng F, Wang WV, Tohen M, Lubman DI, Vieta E, Dodd S. Going up in smoke: tobacco smoking is associated with worse treatment outcomes in mania. Journal of Affective Disorders 2008; 110: 126-34

    Berk M, Ng F, Dean O, Bush AI. Glutathione: a novel treatment target in psychiatry. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences 2008; 29: 346-51

    Pasco JA, Nicholson GC, Ng F, Henry MJ, Williams LJ, Kotowicz MA, Hodge JM, Dodd S, Kapczinski F, Gama CS, Berk M. Oxidative stress may be a common mechanism linking major depression and osteoporosis. Acta Neuropsychiatrica 2008; 20: 112-6

    Malhi GS, Ng F, Berk M. Dual-dual action? Combining venlafaxine and mirtazapine in the treatment of depression. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 2008; 42: 346-9

    Berk M, Ng F, Wang WV, Calabrese JR, Mitchell PB, Malhi GS, Tohen M. The empirical redefinition of the psychometric criteria for remission in bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders 2008; 106: 153-8.

    Ng F, Trauer T, Dodd S, Callaly T, Campbell S, Berk M. The validity of the 21-item version of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS-21) as a routine clinical outcome measure. Acta Neuropsychiatrica 2007; 19: 304-10

    Ng F, Hallam K, Lucas N, Berk M. The role of lamotrigine in the management of bipolar disorders. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment 2007; 3: 497-508

    Ng F, Dodd S, Berk M. The effects of physical activity in the acute treatment of bipolar disorder: a pilot study. Journal of Affective Disorders 2007; 101: 259-62

    Ng F, Dodd S, Jacka F, Leslie E, Berk M. Effects of a walking program in the psychiatric inpatient treatment setting: a cohort study. Health Promotion Journal of Australia 2007; 18: 39-42

    Ng F. The interface between religion and psychosis. Australasian Psychiatry 2007; 15: 62-6

    Ng F. Is mental illness migratory? Acta Neuropsychiatrica 2006; 18: 128-9 

    Ng F, Dodd S, Berk M. Combination pharmacotherapy in unipolar depression. Expert Review in Neurotherapeutics 2006; 6: 1049-60

    Other Journals 

    Ng F, Dodd S, Berk M. Atypical antipsychotics for bipolar disorder: overblown or blown over? Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience 2007: 5: 53-64

    Book Chapter

    Ng F, Cahill C, Malhi GS, Berk M. Bipolar II disorder: assessment and treatment. In: Yatham LN and Kusumakar V, eds. Bipolar disorder: a clinician's guide to treatment management, 2nd edn. New York: Routledge, 2009; 79-106

    Conference Proceedings

    Ng F. The concept of "depression" in the palliative care setting. Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine, Sept 14-17, 2010, Adelaide, Australia (abstract: Journal of Palliative Medicine 2011; 14: A14)

    Ng F. What does "depression" mean in the palliative care context? The 18th International Congress on Palliative Care, Oct 5-8, 2010, Montreal, Canada (poster)

  • Professional Associations

    Fellow, Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

    Member, Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine.

    Member, Psycho-oncology Cooperative Research Group, SA Interest Group.

    Member, Healthy Ageing Research Cluster.

    Member, Education Research Group of Adelaide.

  • Professional Interests

    Consultation-liaison psychiatry

    Palliative care psychiatry


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