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Dr Qiqi CHEN

Dr Qiqi CHEN

Assistant Professor


Dr Qiqi CHEN joined the Department of Applied Social Sciences as an Assistant Professor in 2023. Prior to this, she was an Associate Professor in the School of Sociology and Anthropology at Xiamen University from 2020 to 2022. She received her PhD from the Department of Applied Social Sciences at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2020.

Dr Chen conducts research in the areas of bullying and cyberbullying, family violence, and child poly-victimization via quantitative methods. She is currently interested in investigating digital health interventions on bullying and cyberbullying for children and adolescents. Her publications appear in leading international journals, such as Trauma Violence & Abuse, Child Abuse & Neglect, and Journal of Interpersonal Violence. She is currently an Editorial Board Member of Child & Family Social Work.

Dr Chen was a recipient of the Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Research Scholar Award and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago in 2019-2020. She has been awarded research grants from the National Social Science Foundation of China and the Provincial Social Science Foundation of Fujian in the capacity of PI or Co-I in the past three years. Since 2021, she has been teaching quantitative research methods, family violence prevention, cyberbullying prevention, and social psychology courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has also been actively serving as co-organizer of national academic conferences including the Chinese Sociology Association Annual Conference Youth Development Forum in 2022.

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Master of Social Work, The University of Hong Kong

Professional Qualifications

Registered Social Worker

Research Interests

  • Bullying and cyberbullying
  • Child and family poly-victimization
  • Digital health intervention

Grants (selected)

PI: A longitudinal study on the digital health intervention on cyberbullying victimization among middle school students.
Funded by the Fujian Provincial Social Science Foundation General Research Fund 2021-2024

Co-I: Action research on the construction of urban community neighborhood relationships under the home-based elderly care service system.
Funded by the National Social Science Foundation of China General Research Fund 2021-2023

PI: Integrative assessment and cross-cultural comparison on family poly-victimization
Funded by the Research Grant Council Hong Kong SAR 2019-2020


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