Research &

Projects

Ongoing Projects

Newly Funded Research Projects 

Projects being awarded Early Career Scheme (ECS) and General Research Fund (GRF) in 2019/20:

Early Career Scheme (ECS)

  • Assessing the impact of possible interventions against extended-spectrum beta-lactamases and carbapenemases in Hong Kong communities (Prof Kin On KWOK)

  • Exploring the role of self-compassion in self-management behaviors among Type 2 diabetes patients in Hong Kong (Prof Nelson YEUNG)

  • Sex differences in Autism Spectrum Disorder (Prof Benjamin YIP)

General Research Fund (GRF)

  • School ethnic-racial socialization, ethnic identity, and psychological health in context: Truku indigenous adolescents in Eastern Taiwan (Prof Angel LAI)

  • Health effects of neighbourhood walkability on Chinese adults (Prof Xiangqian LAO)

  • Exposure prevention behavior survey and urinary concentrations of short/long half-life chemicals among e-waste recycling workers in Hong Kong (Prof Shelly TSE)

  • The effects of mindfulness-based intervention for loneliness on older adults (Prof Samuel WONG)

  • The risk of advanced neoplasia within subcentimetric polyps detected in colorectal cancer screening participants in Chinese Populations (Prof Martin WONG)

  • Internet gaming disorder among Hong Kong adolescents (Prof Xue YANG)

Consultancy Project

Pilot Scheme of the Accredited Registers for Healthcare Professions

Three professions accredited under Pilot Accredited Registers Scheme for Healthcare Professions 

(1 November 2019)

The Department of Health has announced that three healthcare professional bodies, namely the Hong Kong Academy of Accredited Dietitians (HKAAD), the Hong Kong Association of Educational Psychologists (HKAEP) and the Hong Kong Institute of Clinical Psychologists (HKICP) have been granted full accreditation status under the Pilot AR Scheme. The HKAAD, the HKAEP and HKICP are authorised as the accredited healthcare professional bodies responsible for administering registers for dietitians, educational psychologists and clinical psychologists respectively. 

For more information, please visit the Government of HKSAR’s Press Releases.

Audiologist profession accredited under Pilot Accredited Registers Scheme for Healthcare Professions

(November 30, 2018)

 

The Department of Health has announced that the Hong Kong Institute of Audiologists (HKIA) has been granted full accreditation status under the Pilot AR Scheme. The HKIA is authorised as the accredited healthcare professional body responsible for administering a register for the audiologist profession. Audiologist is the second profession accredited under the AR Scheme.

 

For more information, please visit the Government of HKSAR’s Press Releases.

 

 

Speech therapist profession accredited under Pilot Accredited Registers Scheme for Healthcare Professions

(April 20, 2018)

 

The Food and Health Bureau has announced that a full accreditation status has been granted to the Hong Kong Institute of Speech Therapists (HKIST) under the Pilot AR Scheme, authorising the institute as the accredited healthcare professional body responsible for administering a register for the speech therapist profession.  To ensure continuous enhancement of operation, HKIST will go through a review by the Accreditation Agent at the end of the first year of accreditation on its implementation actions for recommendations to continue the full accreditation status for three years.  More information of the HKIST and its register of members are available on the websites of HKIST (www.hkist.org.hk) and DH (www.ars.gov.hk).

 

Under the Pilot AR Scheme, four other healthcare professions, namely audiologists, clinical psychologists, dietitians and educational psychologists, have also been preliminarily assessed to meet the criteria for an accreditation survey to be conducted in phases. We have been providing training for these professions and the accreditation process is expected to commence in phases in 2018, depending on the readiness of each profession. 

 

For more information, please visit the Government of HKSAR’s Press Releases.

 

 

Five healthcare professions preliminarily assessed to meet criteria for accreditation process of accredited registers

(December 18, 2017)

 

After examining the submissions received, the accreditation team considered that five healthcare professions including speech therapists, clinical psychologists, educational psychologists, audiologists, and dietitians were preliminarily assessed to meet the criteria for accreditation under the Pilot Scheme.

 

We will first proceed with the speech therapists profession for the relevant accreditation procedures according to the accreditation standards, which is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2017, with accreditation results be announced by the Department of Health by end of 2017. For the other four healthcare professions assessed to have met the criteria, we will further communicate with them on their submissions and will conduct the accreditation in phases in 2018, depending on the readiness of each profession.

 

For more information, please visit the Government of HKSAR’s Press Releases.

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