Professor Ng Yat-nam, Petrus

Research Focus

Psychiatric rehabilitation, Mental health counselling and therapy, Group work

Selected Research Project


Principal investigator, (with R. Klassen, S. Li, S. Su and V. Wong, Adolescent or adult? The challenges of emerging adulthood in contemporary Hong Kong. (Funded by GRF 2012/2013 Allocation)
Principal investigator, (with S. Hung & S. Su), A study on burdens of family caregiving in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, (Support by the Faculty of Social Sciences, Mini-area of Excellence).


Principal investigator, (with E. Ho from Student Affairs Office as the host of the project and D. Chan from Education Department as co-investigator), Whole-Person development assessment of university students, Research grant from HKBU Strategic Development Fund.
Principal investigator, (with E. Ho from Student Affairs Office as the host of the project and D. Chan from Education Department as co-investigator), Enhancing fresh graduates\' research abilities for employment through developing the holistic assessment fro outcome-based learning for university students for 3+3+4 , sponsored by UGC Additional Funding Support for New Initiatives.
Principal investigator, A study of the quality of life of people participating in a community metal health care program, sponsored by Faculty Research Grant.


Principal investigator, A study of the Community mental health intervention project for persons with suspected mental health problems. Funded by T.W.G.Hs.


(2004) (with Angela, O K Tsun & Victor, C W Wong) The Teaching and Learning of Evidence-based Clinical Intervention


(2003) (with K F Chan) Working with Clients with Schizophrenia and Their Carers


(2002) (with K F Chan) A Qualitative Study on the Aftercare Service for People with Mental Illness in Hong Kong
(2002) (with K F Chan & Cecilia, S Y Lai) Courses on Training and Taking Care of People with Mental Handicap for Helping Staff
(2002) (with K F Chan & Cecilia, S Y Lai) Training Services to Frontline Rehabilitation Personnel for the Mentally Handicapped Persons
(2002) Children and Youth EQ Training Project


(2001) A Comparative Study on the Weaknesses and Potentials of Two Communities in Promoting Care to the Elderly - Towards Better Community Care Policies for the Elderly Service in Hong Kong and Shanghai
(2001) (with K F Chan) Evaluative Research on Emotional and Value Education Program for Secondary School Students


(2000) (with K F Chan, Mary Leung & Duo Wu) An Exploaratory Study on Developing Mental Health Related Curriculum for High School Students in Hong Kong and Shanghai

Selected Publication


Lam, P. C. W., Ng, P., Pan, J., & Young, D. K. W. (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.
Young, D. K. W., Ng, P. Y. N. & Pan, J. Validity and reliability of internalized stigma of mental illness (Cantonese). 1-8, Research on Social Work Practice, Published online before print March 10, 2015, doi: 10.1177/1049731515576209


Young, K. W., Ng, P., & Pan, 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(2), 139-141.
Ng, P., Ho, W. C., Tsun, A., & Young, D.K. W. (2014). Coping with bereavement of widows in the Chinese cultural context of Hong Kong. International Social Work. (Published on line 24 March 2014, doi:10.1177/0020872813509395)


Ng, P. & Su, S. (2013). Developing a culturally sensitive cognitive behavioral intervention for Chinese people, in D. Yeung (ed.), Recovery and counseling of people with mental health problem. (pp. 193-208). Hong Kong: Commercial Press.(in Chinese)
Ng, P., Su, S., Chan, V., Leung, H., Cheung, W., & Tsun, A. The reliability and validity of a Campus Caring Instrument developed for undergraduate students in Hong Kong. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 46, 88-100.


Ng, P., Chun, R W.K., Tsun, A., Recovering from hallucinations: A qualitative study of coping with voices hearing of people with schizophrenia in Hong Kong. The Scientific World Journal. (online publication)


Ng,. P., Wan, E., Law, K. K., Yip, C. Y., Lau, R., Law, W. Y., Lee, P. T. & Tse, K. M. from TWGHs) (2011). The effects of a 12-month community mental health care service in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, 45(1/2), 59-72.


Ho, W.C., Lee, W.L., Chan, C.M., Ng, Y.N., & Choy, Y.H. Hong Kong\'s elite structure, legislature and the bleak future of democracy under Chinese sovereignty. Journal of Contemporary Asia, 40(3), 466-486.
Ng, P & Ho, W.C. Developing clinical competence with Chinese consultee: Applying a generic model in mental health social work consultation. Practice: Social work in action, 22(3),167-180.


Ng P. 東華三院樂康社區精神健康照顧服務研究報告,東華三院樂康社區精神健康照顧服務,二零零九年,pp. 36。


Chan, K.F., Ng, P.Y.N., Bian, Z.X., Shi, Y., Lee, S.P. & Ng, K.Y. Social work at the Chinese medicine system in Hong Kong: Opportunities and challenges. Social Work in Health Care, 46(4) 39-55.
Ng, P. & Chan, K.F. Integrated group program for improving sleep quality of elderly people. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 51(3-4), 367-378.
Ng, P., Chan, K.F. & Ho, W.C. A study on mental health of secondary school students in three metropolitan cities in China: Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 20(1), 53-62.
Ho, W.C. & Ng, P. Public amnesia and multiple modernities in Shanghai: Narrating the postsocialist future in a former socialist Model Community. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. 37(4), 383-416.
Ng, P. & Ho, W.C. Identifying community resources for elderly people in Hudong Shanghai, in J.L.C. Ma et al (eds.), Chinese social work in the era of globalization. (pp. 108-123). Shanghai People\'s Publishing House.


(2001)〈香港中學生的朋友對其心理健康發展的看法〉 ,載陳啟芳、吳鐸主編,《香港與上海青少年心理健康比較研究》,香港:集賢社,頁91-104。


(2000) (with Barker, L. & Cheung, S.) Facing Up to Life in Hong Kong, A Life in the Day (Work and Daytime Opportunities for People Who Use Mental Health Services), Pavilion Publishing 4(2):21-27.
(2000) (with Chan, K.F.) Sex Differences in Opinion towards Mental Illness of Secondary School Students in Hong Kong, The International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 46(2):79-88.
(2000) Attitudes of Adolescents toward Mental Illness: A Comparison between Hong Kong and Guangzhou Samples. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 12(2-3), pp159-175.
(2000) Planning in the Face of Diverse Voices: an Application of Nominal Group Method to Needs Identification in the Mental Health Services. Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 27(4):247- 252.


(1998) (with Yip, K.S.) The Dilemma of Productivity Oriented Management versus Treatment Oriented Management in Sheltered Workshops for Mental Health Consumers in Hong Kong, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 22(4), pp390-397.
(1998) (with Chan, K.F.) (et. al.) A Research Report on Comparing Students\' Mental Health in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
(1998) (with Yip, K.S.) Psychiatric Vocational Rehabilitation Services in Hong Kong: A Critical Review in Administration and Policy in Mental Health, 25(6), pp619-625.
(1998) (with Chan, K.F.) Secondary School Students\' Opinion Towards Mental Illness: Comparison between the Hong Kong & Guangzhou Samples - Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health on Jan 13, 1998.
(1998) (with Chan, K.F.) Gender Differences in Opinion towards Mental Illness of Secondary School Students- Paper presented at the 1st International Conference on Child and Adolescent Mental Health, June 2-6, 1998.
(1998) (with Chan, K.F., Wu, D. & Leung, M.) A Research Report on the Comparative Study of Mental Health Education of Secondary School Students of Hong Kong and Shanghai, pp71-90.


(1997) (with Chan, K.F., Kwok, R.H.Y., Lai, C.S.Y., Tsun, A.O.K. & Chu, L.L.K.) Enhancing the Quality o f Fieldwork Instruction Through Student-teacher Partnership in Action Research, in Kamber, D. et. al. (eds) Case studies of Improving Teaching and Le


(1996) (with Chan, R.K.H.) Youth Opinions about the Ex-mentally Ill in Hong Kong, Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work, 6(1), pp.16-30.