Ta-Wei Guu


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Research interests

Ta-wei Guu, M.D. is a certified Taiwanese psychiatrist and sleep medicine specialist, interested in neuroscience, sleep, aging, nutritional psychiatry, medical education and related fields. He has been enrolled in the Department of Old Age Psychiatry in IoPPN, KCL since October 2020 to explore the interaction between light, behavioural rhythm and behaviorual and psychological symptoms of dementia (especially agitation) with wearable devices in care home settings.

Before starting the journey in King's, Dr. Guu did his post-graduate training in National Taiwanese University Hospital, and had a short visiting period in Stanford Sleep Medicine Center before practicing psychiatry in China Medical University Hospital and then China Medical University Beigang Hospital. He has been appointed as the chief of educational division in the Hospital’s Department of Education and Research since 2017. Internationally, Dr. Guu was awarded the "Young Scientist Award" in 2013 WFSBP Congress, and the "Young Investigator Award" in 2018 ASSM Congress. Domestically, he was awarded the "Excellent Educator Award" in 2016 and then in 2018. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Honorary Research Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust

1 Oct 2021 → …


  • RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
  • Sleep
  • LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education


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