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Message from Chairperson of School Research Committee


Welcome to this webpage of 'Research Profile' of School of Nursing (SN), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. This page provides an overview of the research development of SN and our mission, as well as our research themes and strengths and focused areas of research.

The mission of research in SN is to advance evidence-based nursing practice for an optimal health and well-being of all people locally, nationally and internationally.

The School provides a nurturing and supportive environment for these activities of scientific knowledge inquiry. It also provides a platform and infrastructure for intellectual exchanges and opportunities and challenges for researchers in Hong Kong, mainland China and overseas.

The strengths of research in SN lie in the diversity of our output and the innovations and talents of our faculty. Our faculty has been conducting high quality clinical and applied research in nursing and other health sciences. As indicated from our SN and faculty profiles of publications, grants and other outputs, they covers an overall diverse but thematically focused and specific nursing and healthcare issues, for example, ageing and health, family and community health, mental health and occupational safety, disaster nursing, palliative and supportive care, and transitional care and models in healthcare, as well as traditional Chinese medicine and complementary and alternative interventions. The high quality, applied research has contributed to various positive impacts on nursing sciences and knowledge for education and social policies. While SN supports different new research initiatives and development, the School invests strategically and continuously in prioritized areas of research in order to develop the critical mass and excellence of research based on the School’s internationally recognized strengths and expertise.

Our school promotes and facilitates inter-disciplinary, inter-departmental and/or inter-institutional research collaborations. We are dedicated to enhance nursing knowledge and interdisciplinary collaborations. We are also keen to grow and develop the next generations of nursing and health-oriented researchers. Our efforts have been made to solve many complex and ill-defined health problems, and we aim to provide high-quality evidences that could be used to improve nursing practices in different health care settings.

Four areas of excellence including Healthy Ageing through Innovations, Primary Health Care, Palliative Care in Cancer Trajectory and Survivorship, and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support were identified. You are welcome to browse our work and approach our researchers for discussion and collaborations.

I hope you find the information of this webpage precise and useful and provide you with a better understanding of current research profile in SN.

Happy surfing!

Prof. Angela Leung
Professor & Associate Head (Research), SN


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