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MHRC Retreat 2024 successfully held

14 Mar 2024

The Mental Health Research Centre (MHRC) organised a retreat at the Kowloon Regal Hotel on 13 March.  The activity provided MHRC members with a valuable platform for sharing views on mental health research, interdisciplinary collaboration and the way forward.  Over 30 MHRC Members from PolyU faculties, schools and departments participated in the event.  It was also joined by invited scholars from other local and overseas universities, who shared their views and works in individual research fields.

During the retreat, Prof. CHEN Qingyan, Director of the PolyU Academy for Interdisciplinary Research, delivered a welcome speech.  Prof. Hector TSANG, the then MHRC Interim Director, provided on update on MHRC’s development status and highlighted the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in mental health research.

The event was followed by a series of presentations on various topics by invited scholars.  They included: Prof. Eric CHEN, Professor of Psychiatry at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Prof. Albert LEE, Founding Director of the Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion and Clinical Professor of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Prof. Paul YIP, Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Director of the University’s Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, The University of Hong Kong.  A group discussion session followed, during which MHRC Members had a fruitful exchange with speakers and peers.

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