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[SPHPC Distinguished Lecture Series] Leveraging Digital Technology To Promote Mental Health For All

Updated: Sep 11

The JC School of Public Health and Primary Care is pleased to host the Distinguished Lecture Series: Interdisciplinary Research in Public Health. The upcoming lecture will be the sharing of Professor Winnie MAK on “Leveraging digital technology to promote mental health for all: Opportunities and challenges.”

Digital technology is omnipresent in our daily lives and how it can promote and maintain one’s mental wellness and augment existing mental health services has become a hot research investigation and active application across various sectors of the community globally. In this seminar, Professor Winnie Mak will share some of her work in the area of digital mental health and some of the challenges in the process of developing various solutions and in engaging users.

[SPHPC Distinguished Lecture Series] Leveraging digital technology to promote mental health for all: Opportunities and challenges

More details of the rescheduled seminar will be provided later.


Prof. Winnie MAK

Professor, Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Prof. Phoenix MO

Director, Centre for Health Behaviours Research, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The seminar is applied for CME Accreditation (non-specialist).

About Speaker:

Professor Winnie Mak is a Professor in the Department of Psychology of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She obtained her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, Society for Community Research and Action, and Hong Kong Psychological Society. She is named World’s Top 2% Scientists by Elsevier and Stanford University and Top Scientists in Psychology in China by She has served on the Advisory Group on Mental Health Promotion for the Hong Kong SAR Government. She co-founded StoryTaler (說書人), a social enterprise that endeavors to advocate mental health for all and to erase stigma in the community through stories and sharing of people with lived experience. Her research mainly focuses on three synergistic areas: stigma and diversity, digital mental health, and application of Buddhist psychology in promoting well-being, erasing stigma, and enhancing collective action for social equality.

About Moderator:

Professor Phoenix Mo is a chartered psychologist of the British Psychological Society, a chartered scientist of the UK Science Council, and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and the Hong Kong Psychological Society. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Social Sciences (majoring in Psychology) at the University of Hong Kong, followed by an MSc in Health Psychology and Ph.D. at the University of Nottingham, UK. Phoenix has an active interest in Health Psychology and Behavioral Health and her research interests are to explore the cognitive, social, and psychological aspects of disease prevention and management, mental health research and promotion among vulnerable or diseased populations, and the development of theory-based and evidence-based digital health interventions. She has published more than 90 papers in peer-reviewed academic journals. She has obtained research grants from local government (e.g. Research Grants Council and Food and Health Bureau), mainland China (e.g. National Science of Foundation of China), and international organisation (e.g. Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research) as a principal investigator. These projects reflect her research interest, and comprehensive knowledge in the fields of behavioral health, mental health, and digital health.

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