Kate Macintyre

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Kate Macintyre

Coordinator, Master of Public Health

Room 3-27 (Level 3) , Hobart Clinical School

+61 3 6226 4844 (phone)

Assoc Prof MacIntyre is a UK trained public health physician and clinical academic with an established track record in chronic disease epidemiology and analysis of routinely linked datasets.

Assoc Prof Kate MacIntyre is the co-ordinator of the Master of Public Health, which focuses on improving health outcomes at the population level.

Assoc Prof MacIntyre's research interests are in cardiovascular and stroke epidemiology, inequalities in health and socioeconomic deprivation and health services.


Teaching expertise

Assoc Prof MacIntyre has taught at The University of Glasgow (UK) and now teaches at the University of Tasmania in the area of Public Health.

Teaching responsibility

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Research Themes

Assoc Prof MacIntyre's research aligns with the University's research theme of Better Health. She is particularly interested in the socio-economic determinants of health. This includes the epidemiology of chronic disease, in particular cardiovascular disease and stroke, and inequalities in incidence, treatment and survival. She has considerable experience in the use of routinely collected data to measure health indicators and outcomes.

Fields of Research

  • Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases) (320101)
  • Health services and systems (420399)
  • Nephrology and urology (320214)
  • Health and community services (420305)
  • Higher education (390303)
  • Nutrition and dietetics (321099)
  • Aged health care (420301)
  • Preventative health care (420605)
  • Epidemiology (420299)
  • Gastroenterology and hepatology (320209)
  • Community child health (420601)
  • Health care administration (420306)
  • Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy (390110)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public health and wellbeing (450417)
  • Mental health services (420313)
  • Infectious diseases (320211)
  • Residential client care (420320)
  • Health promotion (420603)
  • Paramedicine (320219)
  • Intensive care (320212)
  • Social determinants of health (420606)
  • Acute care (420501)
  • Health policy (440706)
  • Optical technology (321202)
  • Testing, assessment and psychometrics (520108)
  • Public economics - taxation and revenue (380115)
  • Health informatics and information systems (420308)

Research Objectives

  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Preventive medicine (200412)
  • Public health (excl. specific population health) (200499)
  • Evaluation of health outcomes (200202)
  • Treatment of human diseases and conditions (200105)
  • Nutrition (200410)
  • Other health (209999)
  • Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum (160301)
  • Health inequalities (200204)
  • Evaluation of health and support services (200299)
  • Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions (200101)
  • Prevention of human diseases and conditions (200104)
  • Health policy evaluation (200205)
  • Learner and learning (160199)
  • Neonatal and child health (200506)
  • Professional development and adult education (160104)
  • Palliative care (200309)
  • Mental health (200409)
  • Nursing (200307)
  • Health education and promotion (200203)
  • Rural and remote area health (200508)
  • Mental health services (200305)
  • Health related to ageing (200502)
  • Health status (incl. wellbeing) (200407)
  • Disability and functional capacity (200403)


Total publications


Journal Article

(25 outputs)
2022Bettiol S, Psereckis R, Macintyre K, 'A perspective of massive open online courses (MOOCs) and public health', Frontiers in Public Health, 10 Article 1058383. ISSN 2296-2565 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.1058383 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bettiol S


2021Ridge A, Macintyre K, Kitsos A, Murray L, Bereznicki L, 'Assessing risk of adverse drug reactions in the elderly: a feasibility study', International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 41, (6) pp. 1483-1490. ISSN 2210-7703 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11096-019-00908-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Ridge A; Kitsos A; Murray L; Bereznicki L


2019Emmett CJ, Macintyre K, Kitsos AR, McKercher CM, Jose MD, et al., 'Independent effect of haemodialysis session frequency and duration on survival in non-Indigenous Australians on haemodialysis', Nephrology Article Epub ahead of print. ISSN 1320-5358 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/nep.13607 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Kitsos AR; McKercher CM; Jose MD; Bettiol S


2018Nash R, Elmer S, Thomas K, Osborne R, Macintyre K, et al., 'HealthLit4Kids study protocol; Crossing boundaries for positive health literacy outcomes', BMC Public Health, 18, (1) Article 690. ISSN 1471-2458 (2018) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-5558-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Nash R; Elmer S; Thomas K; Shelley B; Murray L; Harpur S


2018Yee KC, Bettiol S, Macintyre K, Wong MC, Nohr C, 'How can information and communication technology improve healthcare inequalities and healthcare inequity? The concept of context driven care', Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 247 pp. 591-595. ISSN 0926-9630 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-852-5-591 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Yee KC; Bettiol S; Wong MC


2017Shannon EA, Pearson S, Quinn W, Macintyre K, 'Who benefits? What benefits? Part-time postgraduate study in health and human services', International Journal of Lifelong Education, 36, (4) pp. 422-441. ISSN 0260-1370 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/02601370.2016.1265600 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Shannon EA; Pearson S; Quinn W


2017Wong MC, Turner P, Macintyre K, Yee KC, 'Pokemon-Go: Why Augmented Reality Games offer insights for enhancing public health Interventions on obesity-related diseases', Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 241 pp. 128-133. ISSN 0926-9630 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-794-8-128 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Wong MC; Turner P; Yee KC


2015Lewsey J, Ebeuku O, Jhund PS, Gillies M, Chalmers JWT, et al., 'Temporal trends and risk factors for readmission for infections, gastrointestinal and immobility complications after an incident hospitalisation for stroke in Scotland between 1997 and 2005', BMC Neurology, 15 Article 3. ISSN 1471-2377 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12883-014-0257-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 7


2015Waddingham S, Stevens S, Macintyre K, ''Most of them are junk food but we did put fruit on there and we have water' What children can tell us about the food choices they make', Health Education, 115, (2) pp. 126-140. ISSN 0965-4283 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/HE-04-2014-0046 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9

Co-authors: Waddingham S; Stevens S


2013Inglis SC, Lewsey JD, Lowe GDO, Jhund P, Gillies M, et al., 'Angina and intermittent claudication in 7403 participants of the 2003 Scottish Health Survey: Impact on general and mental health, quality of life and five-year mortality', International Journal of Cardiology, 167, (5) pp. 2149-2155. ISSN 0167-5273 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2012.05.099 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15


2012Gillies M, Jhund PS, MacTeague K, MacIntyre P, Allardyce J, et al., 'Prior psychiatric hospitalization is associated with excess mortality in patients hospitalized with non-cardiac chest pain: A data linkage study based on the full Scottish population (1991-2006)', European Heart Journal, 33, (6) pp. 760-767. ISSN 0195-668X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehr401 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5


2012Inglis SC, Lewsey JD, Chandler D, Byrne DS, Lowe GDO, et al., 'Sex-specific time trends in first admission to hospital for peripheral artery disease in Scotland 1991-2007', British Journal of Surgery, 99, (5) pp. 680-687. ISSN 0007-1323 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/bjs.8686 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3


2012Shaw R, Gillies M, Barber J, Macintyre K, Harkins C, et al., 'Pre-exercise screening and health coaching in CHD secondary prevention: A qualitative study of the patient experience', Health Education Research: Theory and Practice, 27, (3) pp. 424-436. ISSN 0268-1153 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/her/cys005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 11


2012Wu O, Briggs A, Kemp T, Gray A, Macintyre K, et al., 'Mobile phone use for contacting emergency services in life-threatening circumstances', The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 42, (3) pp. 291-298. ISSN 0736-4679 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2011.02.022 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 12


2011Macpherson KJ, Lewsey JD, Jhund PS, Gillies M, Chalmers JWT, et al., 'Trends in incidence and in short term survival following a subarachnoid haemorrhage in Scotland, 1986 - 2005: A retrospective cohort study', BMC Neurology, 11 Article 38. ISSN 1471-2377 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2377-11-38 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 18


2010Harkins C, Shaw R, Gillies M, Sloan H, Macintyre K, et al., 'Overcoming barriers to engaging socio-economically disadvantaged populations in CHD primary prevention: A qualitative study', BMC Public Health, 10 Article 391. ISSN 1471-2458 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-391 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 47Web of Science - 47


2010Hawkins NM, Jhund PS, Simpson CR, Petrie MC, MacDonald MR, et al., 'Primary care burden and treatment of patients with heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Scotland', The European Journal of Heart Failure, 12, (1) pp. 17-24. ISSN 1388-9842 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/eurjhf/hfp160 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 82Web of Science - 73


2010Langhorne P, Lewsey JD, Jhund PS, Gillies M, Chalmers JWT, et al., 'Estimating the impact of stroke unit care in a whole population: An epidemiological study using routine data', Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 81, (12) pp. 1301-1305. ISSN 0022-3050 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/jnnp.2009.195131 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 29


2010Lewsey J, Jhund PS, Gillies M, Chalmers JWT, Redpath A, et al., 'Temporal trends in hospitalisation for stroke recurrence following incident hospitalisation for stroke in Scotland', BMC Medicine, 8 Article 23. ISSN 1741-7015 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1741-7015-8-23 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 29Web of Science - 29


2009Jhund PS, Macintyre K, Simpson CR, Lewsey JD, Stewart S, et al., 'Long-term trends in first hospitalization for heart failure and subsequent survival between 1986 and 2003. A population study of 5.1 million people', Circulation (Baltimore), 119, (4) pp. 515-523. ISSN 0009-7322 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.108.812172 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 446Web of Science - 404


2009Lewsey JD, Gillies M, Jhund PS, Chalmers JWT, Redpath A, et al., 'Sex differences in incidence, mortality, and survival in individuals with stroke in Scotland, 1986 to 2005', Stroke: A Journal of Cerebral Circulation, 40, (4) pp. 1038-1043. ISSN 0039-2499 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.108.542787 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 65Web of Science - 59


2009Lewsey JD, Jhund PS, Gillies M, Chalmers JWT, Redpath A, et al., 'Age- and sex-specific trends in fatal incidence and hospitalized incidence of stroke in Scotland, 1986 to 2005', Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 2, (5) pp. 475-483. ISSN 1941-7713 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.108.825968 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 25


2009Phillips AC, Batty GD, Gale CR, Deary IJ, Osborn D, et al., 'Generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, and their comorbidity as predictors of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality: The Vietnam experience study', Psychosomatic Medicine, 71, (4) pp. 395-403. ISSN 0033-3174 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e31819e6706 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 136Web of Science - 125


2008MacDonald MR, Jhund PS, Petrie MC, Lewsey JD, Hawkins NM, et al., 'Discordant short- and long-term outcomes associated with diabetes in patients with heart failure: importance of age and sex: a population study of 5.1 million people in Scotland', Circulation. Heart Failure, 1, (4) pp. 234-241. ISSN 1941-3297 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.108.794008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 52Web of Science - 48


2008Taylor GL, Murphy NF, Berry C, Christie J, Finlayson A, et al., 'Long-term outcome of low-risk patients attending a rapid-assessment chest pain clinic', Heart, 94, (5) pp. 628-632. ISSN 1355-6037 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/hrt.2007.125344 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 19


Conference Publication

(11 outputs)
2020Cuthbertson L, Cash E, Prentice L, Black A, Burgess JR, et al., 'Cardiovascular events and death in people living with chronic kidney disease', pp. 46-46. ISSN 1320-5358 (2020) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cuthbertson L; Prentice L; Black A; Burgess JR; Saunder T; Kitsos A; Jose K; Raj R; McKercher CE; Radford J; Jose M

2020Cuthbertson L, Cash E, Prentice L, Black A, Burgess JR, et al., 'Incidence and prevalence of modifiable cardiovascular risk factors according to kidney function, gender and geography', pp. 19-19. ISSN 1320-5358 (2020) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cuthbertson L; Prentice L; Black A; Burgess JR; Saunder T; Kitsos A; Jose K; Raj R; McKercher C; Radford J; Jose M

2019Emmett C, Macintyre K, Kitsos A, McKercher CM, Jose MD, et al., 'Effect of haemodialysis session frequency and duration on survival in Australian end-stage kidney disease patients: a retrospective cohort study', ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2019, 12-15 April, Melbourne, Australia, pp. S12. ISSN 2468-0249 (2019) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.1016/j.ekir.2019.05.046 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Kitsos A; McKercher CM; Jose MD; Bettiol SS


2019Macintyre K, Bettiol S, Kitsos A, Kariotis T, Gibson N, et al., 'Improving resuscitation rates after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest - an implementation study', 12th International Spark of Life Conference, 9-11 May, Brisbane, Queensland (2019) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bettiol S; Kitsos A; Kariotis T; Gibson N; MacIntyre P


2018Hughes RM, Nash R, Bettiol SS, Macintyre K, Ayton JE, et al., 'A framework for mapping public health learning exposures and competency alignment in undergraduate medical education', CAPHIA Teaching & Learning Forum, 17 April 2018, Auckland (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hughes RM; Nash R; Bettiol SS; Ayton JE; Cooling NB; Presser J

2018Kariotis T, MacIntyre P, Macintyre K, Bettiol SS, Gibson N, 'A Public Health Response to the Poor Outcomes in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests in Australia', 2-5 August 2018, Brisbane, Australia (2018) [Conference Edited]

DOI: 10.1016/j.hlc.2018.06.841 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Kariotis T; MacIntyre P; Bettiol SS; Gibson N


2018Kariotis TC, MacIntyre P, Macintyre K, Bettiol SS, Gibson N, 'Social Media and Public Health: The Shock Verdict National CPR Campaign', Tasmanian Health Conference Our health: What does the future hold?, 4 August 2018, Hobart, Tasmania (2018) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kariotis TC; MacIntyre P; Bettiol SS; Gibson N

2017Nash RE, Macintyre K, Bettiol SS, Quinn WJ, Murray LJ, et al., 'Six Rights to a Masters in Public Health Curriculum Redesign', CAPHIA 2017 Public Health Teaching & Learning Forum, 20-21 July 2017, Sydney (2017) [Keynote Presentation]

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Co-authors: Nash RE; Bettiol SS; Quinn WJ; Murray LJ; Pearson S; Vandenberg MD; Yee KC; Mauldon E; Van Dam PJ; O'Reilly JB; Griffin P; Hart EE

2015Macintyre K, Bettiol SS, Murray LJ, Pearson S, O'Reilly JB, 'The evolution of the Master of Public Health at the University of Tasmania', Council Of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia CAPHIA Teaching And Learning Forum, 10-11 September, 2015, Melbourne, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bettiol SS; Murray LJ; Pearson S; O'Reilly JB

2015Waddingham SL, Shaw KAM, Stevens SC, Bettiol SS, Macintyre K, 'Children want hot food on cold days; how to investigate what influences children's food choice', Population Health Congress 2015, 6-9 September, 2015, Hobart, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Waddingham SL; Shaw KAM; Stevens SC; Bettiol SS

2013Stevens S, Bettiol SS, Macintyre K, 'Tackling health disparities through intersectoral collaboration: what works and what doesn't and what we might do in Tasmania', Determinants of Health Advocacy Network Our Health - Who decides? Forum, 27-28 November, 2013, Hobart, Tasmania (2013) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Stevens S; Bettiol SS

Other Public Output

(2 outputs)
2016Vandenberg MD, Bettiol SS, Macintyre K, 'Talking Point: Public health focus needed for Tasmania', The Mercury, online, 21 October, 2016 (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Vandenberg MD; Bettiol SS

2016Vandenberg MD, Reynolds A, Towle NJ, Macintyre K, Bettiol SS, et al., 'Talking Point: State's health policy fails by blaming the sick for their illness', The Mercury, online, 29 August, 2016 (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Vandenberg MD; Reynolds A; Towle NJ; Bettiol SS; Towle MN

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



A comprehensive examination of potentially modifiable vascular disease risk factors and their consequences in Tasmania. (2020)$24,868
Vascular disease devastates the lives of many Tasmanians. Using a statewide, data-linkage approach, we will report the age, gender and geographic distribution of risk factors for vascular disease (including diabetes, high cholesterol, vitamin D deficiency and kidney disease), then see how these risk factors link to illness and death.
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($24,868)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Jose MD; Burgess JR; Prentice L; Cuthbertson LL; Cash E; Macintyre K; Radford JC
'What's your beat?': Reducing strokes through AF awareness and screening (2018)$69,182
Stroke continues to be a major public health issue. It is the third most common cause of death. The financial cost in Australia is estimated to be $5 billion each year. Tasmania and South Australia are the worst affected States. Atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia, is a major modifiable risk factor for stroke. AF is associated with a five times increased risk of stroke and is responsible for up to 25% of strokes in elderly adults. Recently, international guidelines and expert consensus statements have recommended more widespread screening for AF in those aged 65 years or older. The case is compelling - AF is common and a leading cause of stroke. Unfortunately, AF often has no symptoms and is commonly undiagnosed or untreated by the time stroke occurs. AF-related strokes are associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs, yet they are highly preventable with the use of warfarin or newer anticoagulant drugs. Given the availability of effective therapy, along with accurate and inexpensive screening technology, population-based AF screening has the potential to become an important public health program. In older age groups, identification and management of AF is the most significant way to prevent stroke.Internationally, there have been recent recommendations for more widespread screening for AF in those aged 65 years or older, as a cost-effective strategy for stroke prevention. This project will raise public awareness of AF and improve its detection, and subsequently lessen the burden of stroke in Tasmania. We intend to screen approximately 3,000 Tasmanians aged 65 years or older, and without previously diagnosed AF. Screening will take place throughout most of 2018 at a range of community venues across Tasmania.
Tasmanian Community Fund ($69,182)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Peterson GM; Wimmer BC; Bereznicki LRE; Macintyre K; Khanam MA; Black JA; Radford JC; Dwan C
Improving prevention and early intervention for type 2 diabetes in Tasmania (2014)$54,673
This project will use the AUSDRISK tool in a random mail-out to seniors card holders and via clinical contact at Clarence ICC (to increase the numbers of adults assessed in healthcare settings). Training will be provided for optomeyes and Clarence ICC personnel in the use of the tool. Follow up will be conducted with respondents who scored as being high risk, including recommended management by both the individual and their GP.
University of Tasmania ($54,673)
vTAHSP Demonstration Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Macintyre K; Burgess JR; Palmer AJ; Shaw K; Bingham L

Research Supervision

Some of her current and recent research higher degree supervision projects include:

  • Making healthy choices easy choices- taking students on their own food journey
  • Survival following subarachnoid haemorrhage in Scotland
  • Long term consequences of socioeconomic deprivation on cardiovascular outcomes: a 25 year follow up of the Renfrew/Paisley






PhDSqueezing Tobacco Retail Availability in Tasmania: Licensing, laws, tax and smoking prevalence 2009 - 20192018


PhDImplementation of AUSDRISK Screening for Type 2 Diabetes in Older Adults
Candidate: Elizabeth Bethune Bingham
PhDMaking Healthy Choices Easy Choices Taking Tasmanian Primary School Children on Their Own Food Journey
Candidate: Suzanne Louise Waddingham
PhDThe Oral Health of Children in the District of Dili, Timor-Leste
Candidate: Lucio Frederico Babo Soares
PhDClinical Handover Improvement for Safer Patient Care: Exploring the practical aspects of organisational processes and the theoretical aspects of the safety value alignment model
Candidate: Kwang Chien Yee