Prof. YIP Siu Fai, Paul

Prof Yip is the chair professor of population health at the Department of Social Work and Social Administration and the director of the Centre of Suicide Research and Prevention at the University. He has led a number of innovative suicide prevention projects and He is interested in promoting wellbeing in the community. His most recent monograph is on Understanding Poverty in Hong Kong. He is the Secretary General of Asian Population Association and Chair of the Research Committee of the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong. He served as the chairman of the committee of preventing students’ suicide and a member of the Steering Committee on Population Policy and an associate member of the Central Policy Unit of the Hong Kong SAR Government. He is a recipient of a medal of honor from the Hong Kong SAR Government, 2017; the Stengel Research award in 2012, outstanding supervisor and researcher of the University of Hong Kong in 2011 and 2009 respectively; a distinguished alumni of La Trobe University. He has published more than 400 research papers relating to population health.

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Yip, P.S.F., Yousuf S, Chan C.H., Yung T, Wu K.C.C. (2015). The roles of culture and gender in the relationship between divorce and suicide risk: A meta-analysis. Social Science & Medicine. 128:87-94.
Hsu C.Y., Chang S.S., Lee E.S.T., Yip P.S.F. (2015). Geography of suicide in Hong Kong: Spatial patterning, and socioeconomic correlates and inequalities. Social Science & Medicine. 130:190-203.
Wang H, Liddell, CA, Yip, P.S.F., Murray C.J.L. (2014). Global, regional, and national levels of neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality during 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013.
Yip, P.S.F., Chen F. (2014) A study on the effect of exclusion period on the suicidal risk among the injured. Social Science and Medicine110, 26-30.
Yip, P.S.F., Caine, E., Yousuf, S., Chang, S.S, Wu, K.C., Chen, Y.Y. (2012). Means restriction for suicide prevention. Lancet Suicide Series 379, 2293-2399.
Chang, S.S., Stuckler, Yip, P.S.F., Gunnell, D., (2013). Impact of 2008 global economic crisis on suicide: time trend study in 54 countries BMJ 347.
Yip P.S.F., Chen, Y.Y., Yousuf, S., Lee, C.K.M., Kenji, K., Routley, V., Park, B.C.B., Tachimori, H., Clapperton, A & Wu, K.C.C. (2012). Towards a reassessment of the role of divorce in suicide outcomes: evidence from five Pacific Rim populations. 733, 358-366 Social Science and Medicine
Chair, Research Committee Family Planning Association of Hong Kong (2009-present)
Associate Editor, CRISIS Journal (2014-present)
Associate Editor, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2012-present)
Member, Regional Executive Committee, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (2014-present)
A Chief Executive Community Project for Understanding poverty and its alleviating measures.
A spatial-temporal analysis of suicide for surveillance and monitoring of suicides
A study on low fertility and its impact on population development