Dr Pan Jiayan

Research Focus

  • Migration and mental health, Resilience in acculturation, Post-migration growth, Cognitive behavioral therapy for migrant groups, Chinese international students, Scale development and validation, Quantitative research method

Selected Research Project


An integrative teaching and learning approach to improve mental health of university students in Hong Kong (Principal Investigator), Teaching Development Grant, HKBU


Improving mental health by cognitive behavioral intervention and adventure training for Chinese university students in Hong Kong (Principal Investigator), Faculty Research Grant (II), HKBU

Selected Publication


Young, D., Ng, P. Y.N., Pan, J.Y., Fung, T., Chan, D. (published online first)Validity and Reliability of Recovery Assessment Scale for Cantonese Speaking Chinese Consumers with Mental Illness, International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Pan, J.Y. Ng, P., Young, D. & Schopf, C. (2017) Effectiveness of cognitive behavioral group intervention on acculturation: A study of students in Hong Kong from Mainland China, Research on Social Work Practice, 27 (1), 68-79 (5-year Impact factor = 1.729, Q1 in social work)


Pan, J.Y., Ye, S. & Ng, P. (2016) Validation of the Automatic Thoughts Questionnaire in a Chinese student sample in Hong Kong, Journal of Clinical Psychology, 72 (1), 38-48. doi: 10.1002/jclp.22193 (5-year Impact Factor = 2.677)


Young, D., Ng, P., Pan, J.Y., Cheng, D. (2015)Are Recovery and Quality of Life Different Outcome Measures for Community-Based Psychosocial Program, Social Work in Mental Health. DOI:10.1080/15332985.2015.1038414
Pan, J.Y. (2015) Predictors of post-migration growth Chinese international students in Australia, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 47, 69-77. doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2015.03.030 (5-year Impact factor = 1.558, Q2 in social science, interdisciplinary, Q3 in psychology, social)
Ran, M., Chen, S.Y., Salomon, M.I., Cruz, T., Bamba-Ada, M., De Jesus, L., Howell, D., Rodriguez, P., Usalla, A., Valencia, K., Pan, J.Y., Chan, C.L.W. (2015) Factors Related to Suicidal Ideation among College Students in Guam, Illness, Crisis & Loss, 23(1), 21-32. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2190/IL.23.1.c
Pan, J.Y., Ng, P. & Young, D. (2015). The impact of caregivers on the effectiveness of an early community mental health detection and intervention program in Hong Kong, Early Intervention in Psychiatry. 9, 388-396, DOI: 10.1111/eip.12200 (5-year Impact factor = 1.778, Q2 in psychiatry)
Lam, P., Ng, P. & Pan, J.Y. (2015) Ways of coping of Chinese caregivers for family members with schizophrenia in two metropolitan cities: Guangzhou and Hong Kong, China, International Journal of Social Psychiatry. 61(6), 591-599. doi: 10.1177/0020764014565797 (5-year Impact factor = 1.444)
Young, D., Ng, P., Pan, J.Y. & Cheng D. (2015) Validity and reliability of Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness (Cantonese). Research on Social Work Practice, 1-8, DOI: 10.1177/1049731515576209 (5-year Impact factor = 1.729, Q1 in social work)


Young, D., Ng, P. & Pan, J.Y. (2014) Functional Recovery of Consumers Discharged from Mental Hospital and Participating in a Community-based Psychosocial Programme Provided by a Non-governmental Organization. East Asian Archives of Psychiatry, 24, 139-147
Ng, P., Pan, J.Y., Lam, P. & Leung, A. (2014). The quality of life of people with mental illness in non-residential community mental health services in Hong Kong, East Asian Archives of Psychiatry, 24, 43-50
Wong, D.F.K., Zhuang, X.Y. Pan, J.Y. & He, X. (2014) A critical review of mental health and mental health-related policies in China: More actions required. International Journal of Social Welfare, 23(2), 195-204. DOI: 10.1111/ijsw.12052 (5-year Impact factor = 0.909, Q3 in social work)


Pan, J.Y., Wong, D.F.K. & Ye, S. (2013) Post-migration Growth Scale for Chinese international students: Development and validation, Journal of Happiness Studies, 14, 1639-1655. DOI:10.1007/s10902-012-9401-z (5-year impact factor = 2.364, Q2 in psychology, multidisciplinary; Q1 in Social Science, interdisciplinary)
Ye, S., Pan, J.Y., Wong, D.F.K., & Bolar, J. (2013) Validation of the Mental Health Recovery Measure in a Chinese sample. Research on Social Work Practice, 23(3), 311-325 (5-year Impact factor = 1.729, Q1 in social work)