A/Prof. Lim is Senior Consultant at Department of Geriatric Medicine and research track lead at the Institute of Geriatrics and Active Ageing, Tan Tock Seng Hospital. He is faculty advisor to National Healthcare Group Health Outcomes Medical Education Research (NHG-HOMER); Adjunct Associate Professor of Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS; council member, Chapter of Clinician Educators; Fellow of the American Geriatric Society; and Associate Fellow of the Association for Medical Education in Europe. He is also adjunct faculty of the Centre for Healthcare Innovation and a member of the Research Management Committee, Geriatric Education and Research Institute.
Awarded the outstanding alumni award 2016 from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, Boston, USA, his enthusiasm in his role as “Geriatrician Educator Researcher” is evidenced by his comprehensive track record of scholarly work, including over 100 peer-reviewed publications; editorial board member of the Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging and guest associate editor for Frontiers in Medicine and Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience; reviewer for major national grants, international journals and conferences; and research and teaching awards in the fields of Geriatric Medicine and Health Professions Education. He is chair of the scientific committee for the Asia Pacific Geriatrics Conference in 2016, and co-chair of the local scientific committee for ADI 2020.
A/Prof Lim has completed fellowships in dementia and cognitive disorders at Washington University, St Louis, Successful Aging Programme at St Louis University, and Trans-disciplinary Frailty Research To Achieve Healthy Ageing at University of Adelaide. As principal investigator of the seminal GERI-LABS and GERI-LABS2 studies, he leads a multi-disciplinary team of researchers in conducting cutting-edge research in the areas of frailty and sarcopenia. His passion and dedication in raising regional interest and standards in the field of geriatric medicine, frailty and sarcopenia are evident in his involvement with the Asia Pacific Geriatrics Network; the Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia; and a co-author of the widely-cited Asia-Pacific Clinical Practice Guidelines for frailty.
In the area of dementia research, A/Prof Lim has been instrumental in demonstrating the salience of the multidimensional approach to caregiver burden. In particular, his seminal work on “worry about performance” caregiver burden has also been replicated in fields outside of dementia. His research in the area of caregiving is now focusing on the complementary and protective role of mastery against adverse caregiver outcomes. He is also the lead author of the highly cited Cochrane review on the role of omega-3 supplementation in prevention of dementia. His other areas of interest in the area of cognitive disorders include cognitive frailty, delirium, and mild cognitive impairment.