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Annual Best Paper Award for Research Postgraduate Students (MPhil/PhD) 2023

18 Apr 2024


The highly anticipated Annual Best Paper Award for Research Postgraduate Students 2023 presentation was held on 18 April 2024.  It highlights the commitment to excellence and academic achievement within the research postgraduate community.

Congratulations to all the awardees for their remarkable accomplishments. The five outstanding recipients are:

Mr Siu Wing Alex CHAN, PhD candidate in APSS, (,

The following are Mr CHAN's award papers:

  1. Chan, A.S.W., Ku, H.B. and Yan, E. (2024). Exploring Discrimination, Social Acceptance, and Its Impact on the Psychological Well-being of Older Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Cross-sectional Study. BMC Public Health 24, 49. doi: 10.1186/s12889-023-17574-8


  2. Chan, A.S.W., Tam, H.L., Wong, F.K.C., Wong, G., Leung, L.M., Ho, J.M.C., Tang P.M.K., Yan, E. (forthcoming/in press). Investigating the Interrelationships among Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders, and Suicidal Ideation among Lesbian, gay, and bisexual Adults in United Status: Population-Based Statewide Survey Study. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance. 18/12/2023:48776. doi: 10.2196/48776


  3. Chan, A.S.W., Leung, L.M., Wong, F.K.C., Ho, J.M.C., Tam, H.L., Tang, P.M.K., Yan, E. (2023). Needs and Experiences of Cancer Care in Patients' Perspectives among the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Community: A Systematic Review. Social Work in Health Care. 2023 Jul-Dec;62(8-9):263-279. doi: 10.1080/00981389.2023.2226182


  4. Chan, A.S.W. (2023). RuPaul’s Drag Race: A Cultural Phenomenon That Challenges Gender Norms and Sparks Conversations Across Borders. Journal of Homosexuality. 1-4. doi: 10.1080/00918369.2023.2216336


  5. Chan, A.S.W., Tam, H.L., Leung, L.M., Wong, F.K.C., Ho, J.M.C. and Yan, E. (Accepted). Examining the Interplay of Psychological Well-being, Health, and Aging in Older LGBT Adults: A Systematic Review. Sexuality Research and Social Policy.

Ms Shiyun CHEN, PhD student in APSS, (,

Chen, S., Zhu, S. (2023). Unravelling the Intricacies between Gaming Motivations and Internet Gaming Disorder Symptoms in Adolescents: A Network Analysis of 2-year Healthy and Deteriorating Transition Profiles. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 17, 122. doi: 10.1186/s13034-023-00671-2

Ms Xiaoyan CHENPhD candidate in APSS, (,

Chen, X.Y., Lo, C.K.M., Chen, Q., Gao, S., Ho, F.K., Brownridge, D.A., Leung, W.C., Ip, P., and Chan, K.L.E. (2024). Intimate Partner Violence Against Women Before, During, and After Pregnancy: A Meta-Analysis. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. doi: 10.1177/15248380241226631

Mr Bo LIPhD candidate in APSS, (

Li, B., Chen, J., and Howard, N. (2023). Community Nursing Delivery in Urban China: A Social Power Perspective. Social Science & Medicine 2023 Jun;326:115923. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2023.115923

Dr Pak Lik TSANGPhD graduate in APSS, (

Tsang, A.P.L., Lu, H. and Lo, H.H.M. (2024). The Acute Effects of Focused Attention and Open Monitoring Meditations on Prospective Memory in Older Adults. Mindfulness 15, 19–36. doi: 10.1007/s12671-023-02292-4 


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