Research Projects
Cognitive Neuropsychology and Psychopathology of Psychotic Disorders

Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☒ MPhil/PhD ☑ MRes[Med] ☒ URIS

Objective and Significance:

To provide descriptive and explanatory models to abnormal psychological processes, e.g., evolution of psychotic symptoms, illness awareness, executive function, attention impairments, motor system dysfunction, semantic memory impairments, characterization of neurocognitive impairments.

Research Plan and Methodology:

In-Departmenth study of evolution of neurocognitive impairment, psychopathology, investigating the structure and natural history of symptoms and abnormal experiences, hence providing fresh resources for the prognostic and prodromal studies. Identification of neurocognitive markers in prognostic and intervention prediction. Studies can also be designed to investigate the subjective aspects of psychosis eventually facilitate the integration of illness experience.

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.