Prof. 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.

Ng, S.M., Yeung, C.H., & Gao, S. (2019). A concise self-report scale can identify high expressed emotions and predict higher relapse risk in schizophrenia. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 89: 1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2018.12.001
Ng, S. M., Leng, L. L., & Wang, Q. (2019). Active Interest Mentorship for Soon-to-Retire People: A Self-Sustaining Retirement Preparation Program. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 38(3), 344-364. doi: 10.1177/0733464816687448
Su, X., & Ng, S.M.* (2019). The differential impacts of collective psychological ownership and membership identification on work burnout and engagement. Journal of Social Service Research, 45(1): 44-58. doi: 10.1080/01488376.2018.1479340 (*Correspondence author)
Ng, S.M., Leng, L.L., Ho, R.T.H., Zhang, Z., & Wang, Q. (June 14, 2018). A brief body-mind-spirit group therapy for Chinese medicine stagnation syndrome: a randomized controlled trial. Evidenced-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 2018. doi: 10.1155/2018/8153637
Ng, S. M., Chow, K. W., Lau, H. P., & Wang, Q. (2017). Awareness versus un-clingig: Which matters in mindfulness? Contemporary Buddhism, 18(2), 263-276. doi:10.1080/14639947.2017.1374326
Vice-President, Hong Kong Association of Schools of Social Work
Assessor, Enterprise Support Assessment Panel, Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong SAR Government
Editorial Board Member - Journal for the Study of Spirituality
Editorial Board Member - Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work
Editorial Board Member - Journal of Social Work in Health Care
PI : Brief body-mind-spirit practice for sustainable emotional capacity and work engagement for community mental health workers – a multi-site randomized controlled trial GRF: Ref. no. 17610418;HK$525,228 Jan. 2019 – Jun 2021 Ongoing
Co-I (PI: Dr. Herman Lo, APSS/PolyU): Brief mindfulness-based family psychoeducation intervention for Chinese students with early psychosis: A mixed methods study GRF: Ref. no. 15604118 HK$$623,800 Jan. 2019 – Dec. 2021
Co-Leader: Blended Approach for social work Learning: reflection-based and user-oriented pedagogical model UGC: Ref. no. CUHK-3 HK$300,000 for HKU Sept. 2017 – Aug. 2020 Ongoing
PI: Group therapy for Chinese medicine stagnation syndrome – a randomized controlled trial GRF: Ref. no. 748013; HK$632,156 Jan. 2014 – Dec. 2016; Completed
PI: 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 Caritas Rehabilitation Services July 2017 – June 2019 Ongoing
PI: Regular qigong practice to reduce fatigue: train the trainers to help the persons with chronic fatigue build up healthy lifestyle of qigong practice and self-health management HKU KE Fund, ref. no. KE-IP-2017/18-63, HK$100,000 July 2017 – June 2018 Completed
Co-I (PI: Prof. Terry YS Lum, Co-PI: Dr. Gloria HY Wong) : Holistic support programme on mental health for older people Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust - General Award; $25,860,000 for HKU (Project total: $87.61M) Oct. 2016 – Sept. 2019 Ongoing
PI : Evaluation of the project “Career Empowerment Platform for People of Differences” Lee Hysan Foundation/ DiD HK Limited Oct. 2016 – Feb. 2020 On going
PI : A service research & development plan for Lok Hong Integrated Community Centre for Mental Wellness, Tung Wah Group of HospitalsTung Wah Group of Hospitals Sept. 2012 – May 2014 Completed