Dr Lee Ji Kwan


Email: lee.jikwan@monash.edu
Tel: +603 5514 5634
Office: Room 4-4-12
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4482-3872



Profile Summary

Dr Lee Ji Kwan (Shawn) is a practicing clinical psychologist specializing in pain management. He is currently affiliated with Monash University Malaysia, Hospital Selayang Pain Clinic, and other private mental health services to provide education, training, and services in clinical psychology related areas. In addition, Shawn sits on the Board of Editorial Consultants for the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (IJCEH), a leading journal in the field of medical hypnosis

Shawn has been working with patients with chronic pain in a multidisciplinary team since 2011 and has developed a deep passion for the psychological management of pain. His doctoral research was on the use of clinical hypnosis during the peri-surgical period to manage post-surgical acute pain and psychological distress to reduce the risk of chronic post-surgical pain. At Monash University Malaysia, Shawn’s teaching responsibilities include professional ethics and abnormal psychology.


  • Bachelor of Psychology (HELP)
  • Mater of Clinical Psychology (UKM)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (UPM)

Professional Affiliations

  • Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (MSCP)
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH)
  • Malaysian Association for the Study of Pain (MASP)
  • International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)

Research Interest

  • Pain management
  • Clinical hypnosis
  • Digital health interventions
  • Psychometric analysis


Lee, J. K., Zubaidah, J. O., Fadhilah, I. S. I., Normala, I., & Jensen, M. P. (2019). Prerecorded hypnotic peri-surgical intervention to alleviate risk of chronic postsurgical pain in total knee replacement: a randomized controlled pilot study. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 67(2), 217-245.

Jensen, M. P., Adachi, T., Tomé-Pires, C., Lee, J., Osman, Z. J., & Miró, J. (2015). Mechanisms of hypnosis: toward the development of a biopsychosocial model. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 63(1), 34-75.

Ng, L. O., Wee, L. H., Lee, J. K., Johari, M. Z., Hassan Nudin, S. S. A., & Omar, B. (2014). Developing a Malaysian psychotic symptom screening inventory: an exploratory study. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, 7(4), 386-397.

Research Grants

Research Supervision