Dr Joseph Leong Jern-Yi has been working at the Institute of Mental Health (Singapore) since 2000. After obtaining his Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practioner
(CPRP) in 2004, he also did his clinical fellowship at UCLA with Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry Robert Paul Liberman in 2009.
He was Deputy Chief of Community Psychiatry at the Institute of Mental Health working with Community Partners to build connections, capacity and capability. He shares his expertise in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery as an Expert Advisor to start up several Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) such Club HEAL, Caregiver Alliance, Hougang Care Center and St Andrew’s Nursing Home. He also serves on the Board of the Singapore Association for Mental Health. He is the current President for the Association for Psychiatric Rehabilitation (Singapore).
For his contributions, he was given the Healthcare Humanity Award 2011 by the President of Singapore and the Distinguished Public Service Star Award in 2013 by the Singapore