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Dr Shanshan Wang
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Dr Shanshan WANG

Research Assistant Professor


Dr. Shanshan Wang is a Research Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is a registered nurse and nursing researcher. Dr. Wang was honored with the prestigious RGC-Fulbright Hong Kong Research Scholar Award, which facilitated her academic pursuits at Johns Hopkins University from 2019 to 2020. Her research expertise lies in the field of gerontological nursing, specifically focusing on dementia care, evidence-based practice, bibliotherapy, and self-help intervention. She is dedicated in developing and implementing evidence-based interventions to enhance the well-being of older adults, especially those with cognitive impairment, and their informal caregivers.

Driven by her passion for advancing knowledge in this domain, Dr. Wang has successfully secured several competitive external research grants including the General Research Fund (GRF), Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF), and the Health and Medical Research Fund Research Fellowship Scheme (HMRF Fellowship). Furthermore, she actively contributes to academia through her roles as an editorial board member for BMC Nursing and Special Issue Editor for Nursing Open while also serving as a reviewer for esteemed peer-reviewed journals such as The Lancet Healthy Longevity, International Journal of Nursing Studies, Journal of Aging and Health, Frontiers in Psychiatry, and BMC Geriatrics.

Dr. Wang is currently accepting PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. If you are interested, please kindly submit your CV via email, along with a statement outlining your research interests.

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Research Interests

  • Gerontological nursing
  • dementia care
  • caregiver support
  • evidence-based practice
  • technology-based interventions
  • robot-assisted activity
  • bibliotherapy
  • chronic illness management

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