Research Projects
Indicated preventative psychological interventions for Clinical high risk for psychosis and/or mood disorder: a controlled study

Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☑ MPhil/PhD ☑ MRes[Med] ☑ URIS

Objective and Significance:

- To examine the effect of indicated preventative intervention in reducing primarily the severity of psychotic-like, depressive and anxiety symptoms

- To examine the effect of indicated preventive intervention in preventing functional deterioration in affected individuals

- To examine the cost-effectiveness of indicated preventative intervention in preventing/delaying onset of more severe mental illnesses

Research Plan and Methodology:

There is a range of studies available for RPG participation. Our team conduct a range of controlled studiess, on cognitive behavioural interventions, low-intensity interventions, manualized on-line low-intensity interventions, Ecological momentary interventions in a variety of community settings: community, youth center based, and online platforms. Apart from following standard clinical intervention outcome studies methodology, innovative and responsive parameters (such as our subjective stress measurement instrument, additional measurements of psychotic-like experiences) will be included in the design and conduct of these studies. Psycholopathological details, personality, cognition and environmental factors will also be considered.

Professor EYH Chen, Chair Professor, Department of Psychiatry

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For more information or to express interest for this project, please email the supervisor or the specified contact point in the project description.  Interested candidates are advised to enclose with your email:

  1. your CV,
  2. a brief description of your research interest and experience, and
  3. two reference letters (not required for HKUMed UG students seeking MRes[Med]/URIS projects).

Information on the research programme, funding support and admission documentations could be referenced online at the Research Postgraduate Admissions website. General admission enquiries should be directed to

HKUMed MBBS students interested in the Master of Research in Medicine (MRes[Med]) programme may visit the programme website for more information.  

HKUMed UG students interested in the Undergraduate Research Internship Scheme (URIS) may visit the scheme’s website for more information.