Dr. CHOI Wai Man, Anna

Dr. Anna Wai-man CHOI, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong: Anna is a Registered Social Worker (RSW), Accredited Family Mediator (HKMAAL) and Specialist (HKCAAVQ). Anna specializes in intimate partner violence, including violence against women, women using force, post-separation violence and in-law conflict. She particularly interested in the understanding of the help-seeking behaviours and the development of localized strategies, especially in the view of cultural contexts and gender-based practice, for addressing the needs of survivors and promoting their recovery. Anna obtained the General Research Fund from the Research Grants Council to study the women use of force in intimate relationship in 2016 and the male victims of intimate partner violence in 2014, and also conducted an evaluation study on children’s dispute resolution which was commissioned by the Judiciary in 2013. In addition, she was previously the center-in-charge of a refuge centre for abused women in Hong Kong. She has tremendous experience in handling family cases and addressing the needs of families with violence. Over the past ten years, she has been invited to be a trainer in clinical workshops and trainings for social workers in family and crisis services of different welfare agencies.

Choi, Anna W.M., Wong, J.Y.H., Kam, C.W., Lau, C.L., Wong, J.K.S., & Wong, R.T.F. (2015). Injury patterns and help-seeking behavior in Hong Kong male intimate partner violence victims. Journal of Emergency Medicine, 49 (2), 217-226.
Choi, Anna W. M., Chan, K.L., & Brownridge, D.A. (2010). Unraveling In-law conflict and its association with intimate partner violence in Chinese culture: Narrative accounts of Chinese battered women. Women’s Health and Urban Life, 9, 72–92.
Choi, Anna W.M., & Chan, K.L. (2012). Case study of an adult survivor from child sexual abuse. In K. L. Chan (Ed.), Child Protection in Chinese Societies: Challenges and Policies. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
Choi, Anna W.M. (2012). Multidisciplinary Case Conference for Child Abuse and Battered Spouse Cases. In K.L. Chan (Ed.), Prevention of Family Violence in Hong Kong: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
i. Associate Managing Editor, HK Journal of Social Work, Jan 2015- Dec 2016
ii. Committee member of the Advisory Council on the Po Leung Kuk (family crisis support) services 2013–2015; 2015 – 2017
iii. Specialist of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, 2011–2014; 2015-2017.
iv. Volunteer Family Mediator, the Mediation Centre, Hong Kong Family Welfare Society, December 2013 – present.
i. PI: Choi, W.M.; CIs: Kam, C.W., Miller, Susan L., Larance, L.Y. , Wong, J.Y.H. & Chan, K.L. To explore the path of Chinese women’s use of force in intimate relationships: motives, acts and outcomes. Funded by RGC General Research Fund 2015/16 (HKU 17611715). Approved amount HK$548,500. Starting date: January 2016. Completion date: June 2018.
ii. PI: Choi, W. M.; Collaborators: Kam, C.W., Lau, C.L. Chan, K.L. & Wong, J.Y.H. Male Victims of Intimate Partner Violence in Hong Kong. Funded by RGC Early Career Scheme (ECS). Approved amount HK$521,320. Starting date: January 2014. Completion date: June 2016.
iii. PI: Choi, W.M.; CI: Chan, K.L., Cheung, A., Yip, H.K. Evaluation Study on the Pilot Scheme on Children’s Dispute Resolution for the Judiciary. Funded by the Judiciary of the Hong Kong SAR. Approved amount: HK$688,000. Starting date: June 2013. Completion date: June 2015.
iv. PI: Wong, J.Y.H. Collaborators: Tiwari, A., Fong, D.Y.T., Kam C.W., Lau, C.L., Choi, W.M. Impact of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury on Cognitive Functioning in Abused Women: A Longitudinal Study. RGC Early Career System (757213H). HK$ 925,516. Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2017.