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Centre for Advancing Patient Health Outcomes: A JBI Affiliated Group


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Welcome to the Centre for Advancing Patient Health Outcomes: A JBI Affiliated Group

Welcome to the Centre for Advancing Patient Health Outcomes: A Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Affiliated Group. Our Centre is hosted by the School of Nursing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a world leader in gerontological, mental health, cancer and palliative care and community health services research. We believe the addition of the JBI group based at PolyU will be integral in developing new research questions to address some of the key health priorities affecting Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area’s population. We also see our JBI group being prominent leaders in developing and advancing cost-effective and improved evidenced based practice. Our focus is not only on knowledge generation and translation but, also through systematic review and evidence implementation education.

Our JBI team consists of experienced researcher’s in both qualitative and quantitative research methods along with advanced practice nurses from our clinical partners. We are part of a bigger Asia collaboration of JBI Centres of Excellence and Affiliated Groups and as the newest group we are proud to be part of this entity. Being a JBI affiliated group allows us to be strategic in identifying those key priority areas along with our key stakeholders in providing both the implementation and translational basis of nursing research based on the outcomes of our systematic reviews, meta-analysis and meta-syntheses. 

Our mission is to:

“Develop clinical practice through active engagement in evidence-based knowledge generation, translation and implementation, clinical education, quality improvement and research”


Our vision is to:

“Focus on embedding evidence-enhanced practice through building organisational infrastructure to support and promote an evidence-based environment”

In particular our Groups objectives are threefold, to:

  • Support future and ongoing development of the nursing team in terms of translational research and evidence based systematic review training
  • Support the development of nursing practice by creating an environment of collaborative evidenced-based practice using translational research and practice development principles and 
  • Support the development of service processes by establishing a test bed for new ideas and approaches to different models of working and care delivery within a nursing context.

Team Members

Dr Martin Christensen Director
Dr Grace Ho Deputy Director
Dr Daphne Cheung Deputy Director
Prof. Alex Molasiotis
Chair Professor
Dr Justina Liu
Associate Professor
Dr Arkers Wong
Assistant Professor
Dr Grace Xie
Assistant Professor
Dr Eileen Cheng
Assistant Professor
Dr Patrick Kor
Assistant Professor
Dr Eva Ho
Assistant Professor
Dr Stefanos Tyrovolas
Research Assistant Professor
Dr Katherine Lam
Research Assistant Professor
Dr Betty Chung
Teaching Fellow
Dr Polly Ma Post-Doctoral Fellow
Dr Abu-Odah Hammoda
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Global Network

The Centre for Advancing Patient Health Outcomes is part of the JBI Global Collaboration and in particular forms part of the Asia Collaboration with 8 other countries including China, India, Japan, Myanmar, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore and South Korea:

Education & Training

The Centre for Advancing Patient Health Outcomes will provide three short courses to support evidence synthesis and implementation using the following:

  • Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Programme (Qualitative & Quantitative)
  • Evidence Implementation Training Programme
  • Scoping Review Workshop

News & Events

Coming soon

Research & Publications

Coming soon

Contact Us

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Centre for Advancing Patient Health Outcomes: a JBI Affiliated group

School of Nursing
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon

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