Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☒ MPhil/PhD ☑ MRes[Med] ☒ URIS

Objective and Significance:

- To study the pattern and characterization of neurocognitive impairments for this stage of the illness

-To define the recovery pattern and factors affecting neurocognitive outcome

-To identify neurocognitive markers in prognostic and intervention prediction

Research Plan and Methodology:

Identification of neurocognitive impairments in patients at their early stage of psychosis. Using different methodologies including clinical rating and neurocognitive assessment to define and determine the recovery pattern. Studies can also designed as prospective longitudinal methodologies in evaluating the naturalistic recovery pattern and factors affecting neurocognitive outcome.

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.