Dr. NG Siu Man

With a dual professional background in mental health social work and Chinese medicine, my research theme is mental health, mental disorders and culture. My current research areas include (i) operationalization of the Chinese medicine stagnation syndrome as a psychological construct useful to all mental health practitioners; (ii) family expressed emotion of persons with schizophrenia and its impacts on the course of illness; (iii) critical re-examination of the conceptualization of mindfulness; and (iv) workplace well-being: a paradigm shift of focus from stress and burnout to meaning and engagement.

Ji, X.W., Ng, S.M.*, Chan, C.L.W., Chan, J.S.M., Chan, C.H.Y., Chung, K.F. (in press). Integrative body-mind-spirit intervention for concurrent sleep and mood disturbances: sleep-specific daytime functioning mediates sleep and mood improvements. Journal of Sleep Research (*Correspondence author)
Ng, S.M., Leng, L.L, Wang, Q. (January 8, 2017). Active Interest Mentorship for Soon-to-Retire People: A Self-Sustaining Retirement Preparation Program. Applied Gerontology, Online first. doi:10.1177/0733464816687448
Fong, T. C. T., Ho, R. T. H., Au-Yeung, F. S. W., Sing, C. Y., Law, K. Y., Lee, L. F., & Ng, S. M.* (2016). The relationships of change in work climate with changes in burnout and depression: a 2-year longitudinal study of care workers. Journal of Psychology, Health & Medicine, 21(4), 401-412. Doi: 10.1080/13548506.2015.1080849 (*Correspondence author)
Ng, S. M. (2014). Is brief daily body-mind-spirit practice desirable for staff who provide services for elderly people? Two pilot studies with care and professional workers. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development 24(4), 227-237.
Chan, J. S. M., Ho, R. T. H., Chung, K. F., Wang, C. W., Yao, T. J., Ng, S. M.*, & Chan, C. L. W. (2014). Qigong exercise alleviates fatigue, anxiety, and depressive Symptoms, improves sleep quality, and shortens sleep latency in persons with chronic fatigue syndrome-like illness. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2014, 10 pages. doi: 10.1155/2014/106048 (*Correspondence auther)
Editorial Board Member, Journal for the Study of Spirituality, June 2017 - present
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, August 2016 - present
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Social Work in Health Care, 2011 – present
International Advisory Board Member, Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work, 2012 – present
Member, Mental Health Service Committee, Society for Rehabilitation and Prevention of Crime, 2014 – present
Honorary Secretary, Hong Kong Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 2012 - present
Co-Leader : Sept. 2017 – Aug. 2020 Ongoing : Blended Approach for social work Learning: reflection-based and user-oriented pedagogical model. Funding Body : UGC: Ref. no. CUHK-3 HK$300,000 for HKU
PI : Jan. 2014 – Dec. 2016 (Completed) : Group therapy for Chinese medicine stagnation syndrome – a randomized controlled trial - Funding body : GRF, Research Grant Council (# 748013) HK$632,156
Co-I : Jan 2016 - Dec.2018 Ongoing : Starting from the mind or the body in mind-body intervention? A randomized controlled trial on comparative effectiveness of mindfulness meditation and qigong on psychophysiological outcome in colorectal cancer patients. Funding Body: GRF: Ref. no. 17611615; HK$615,800
Co-I : Jan 2013 - Dec 2015 Completed. A randomized controlled trial on tai chi for patients with schizophrenia: effects on positive and negative symptoms, stress levels, motor and memory deficits, functioning and diurnal cortisol rhythms. Funding Body: GRF: Ref. no. 744912; HK$545,818
PI : July 2017 - Nov 2018. A research study on the application of Laughter Yoga daily exercises in Hong Kong on enhancing the mental well-being of people suffering from mood disorders. Funding Body: Caritas Rehabilitation Services HK$61,500
Co-I : Oct 2016 - Sept 2019 Ongoing. Holistic support programme on mental health for older people. Funding Body: Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust - General Award; $25,860,000 for HKU (Project total: $87.61M)
PI : Oct 2016- Feb 2020 Ongoing. Evaluation of the project “Career Empowerment Platform for People of Differences”. Funding Body: Lee Hysan Foundation/ DiD HK Limited; HK$75,000
PI : Sept. 2012 – May 2014 : A service research & development plan for Lok Hong Integrated Community Centre for Mental Wellness, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals - Funding Body : Tung Wah Group of Hospitals