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Dr Tan Mei Ling (Licia Tan)

Dr Tan Mei Ling (Licia Tan)

MB BCh BAO (Hons), MPH (Occ Health), MRCS (Glasgow), FAMS (OM)

Associate Consultant

Specialty: Occupational Medicine

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant Occupational Medicine Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital


Dr Licia Tan is an Associate Consultant at the Occupational Medicine Service in Sengkang General Hospital (SKH).

She is an Occupational Medicine specialist who holds a Masters in Public Health (Occupational Health) and a Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management and Leadership. She graduated with a medical degree (Hons).

Before embarking on her specialty in Occupational Medicine, she held the title of Head of Department, Clinical Governance and Medical Board Office at SKH. In that role, she worked closely with hospital leadership in its construction - with a deep understanding of the beginnings and workings of a hospital, she has been able to spearhead effective workplace prevention and promotion programmes. 

With a vision to develop the younger generation, she is currently teaching as an adjunct lecturer at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health undergraduate programme and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine MBBS program. Her research focus includes workplace health promotion programmes and workplace mental health and well-being.


  • Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management and Leadership, SMU-SingHealth
  • Master of Public Health (Occupational Health Specialisation), National University of Singapore
  • Designated Workplace Doctor
  • College of Emergency Medicine (Part A)
  • Member, Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow)
  • MB BCh BAO (Hons), University College Dublin, Ireland

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • SingHealth Surgical Safety and Procedural Workgroup
  • SingHealth Medication Safety Workgroup
  • Workplace Safety and Health Committee
  • Mass Casualty and Outbreak Management Committee
  • Quality and Risk Management Committee
  • Hospital Ethics Committee
  • Senior Management Committee Meeting (Attendee)
  • Medical Board Meeting (Secretariat)


  • ​Occupational and Environmental Health Society Medal, Master of Public Health, 2016
  • Richard Gills Prize, Master of Public Health, 2016
  • Best Medical Officer Award, SingHealth, 2015
  • Henry Hutchinson Stewart Scholarship in Public Health (Second Prize), MB BCh BAO, 2009
  • UCD Clinical Elective Clerkship (2008), MB BCh BAO, 2009

Research Interests

Publications and Research Trials


  • Ng WT, Tan LM. Healthier SG: Leveraging the workplace. Business Times. 2022 Apr 9. Available from

Journal Publications

  • Tan LM, Eu E, Yap BWD, Er WX, Tan SX, Lim JW, Gan WH. A hospital-based return-to-work programme in Singapore. Ind Health 2023 Jul 29;61(4):269- 274.
  • Chia SE, Tan LM. Health profile of workers from different industries in Singapore- January to November 2019. Singapore Medical Journal. In press. 
  • Tan LM, Ng WT. A multi-component ergonomic intervention programme for the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Under review.
  • Tan LM et al. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders among podiatrists in Singapore. Under review.
  • Tan LM et al. Return-to-work – A case series on workers with mood disorders. In preparation.

Conference Publications

  • Tan LM, Wong SH. Burnout in emergency department personnel; a continuing concern post-pandemic. 23rd Asian Congress on Occupational Health, Korea, 2023.
  • Tan LM, Lim SM. Moving towards COVID resilience: an analysis of COVID-19 staff management protocols at a tertiary hospital. 23rd Asian Congress on Occupational Health, Korea, 2023.
  • Tan LM, Wagner NL. Basic health profile of healthcare workers in a Singapore public hospital. 11th Singapore Public Health & Occupational Medicine Conference, Singapore, 2016.
  • Tan ML, Daly L. Assessment of smoking prevalence in hospital in-patients. Health Research Board (Ireland) Conference, Dublin, 2006.

Research Trials