Dr Yang Shuyan

Research Focus

Mental health and mental illness, sexuality, positive psychology

Selected Research Project


Co-Investigator, 2017-2019, Mapperthon Community Action, Funded by YMCA, HK$293,767, Principal Investigators: Zhou Huiquan, Kim Minseop, Ng Meekam, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Co-Investigator, 2016-2017, Evaluation Study on Hong Kong Organ Transplant Foundation's School Education Project, Funded by YMCA, HK$33,792, Principal Investigators: Zhou Huiquan, Kim Minseop, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Principle Investigator, An Integrated Model to Understand Elder Sexuality in Urban China.

Selected Publication


Bai X., Yang, S. Y., and Knapp, M (2018): Sources and directions of social support and life satisfaction among solitary Chinese older adults in Hong Kong: The mediating role of sense of loneliness. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 13, 63-71.


Ran, M.S., Wong, Y.L.I., Yang, S.Y., Ho, P.S.Y., Mao, W.J., Li, J., Chan, C.L.W. (2017). Marriage and outcome of people with schizophrenia in rural China: 14-year follow-up study. Schizophrenia Research. 182, April, 49-54. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2016.10.034. (SSCI, Impact Factor: 4.453)
Bai X., Yang, S.Y., Wang. F.L, and Knapp, M (2017): Social Support and Sense of Loneliness in Solitary Older Adults: Implications for Service and Programme Development. In Wu T.T, Gennari R., Huang. Y. M, Xie H., Cao Y. (edu) Emerging Technologies for Education. SETE 2016. Lecture Notes in Comuputer Science, vol 10108. Springer, Cham.


Yang, S. Y. and Yan, E (2016): Demographic and psychosocial correlates of sexual activity in older Chinese. The Journal of Clinical Nursing. 25, 5-6, 672-681. doi: 10.1111/jocn.12998. (SSCI, Impact Factor: 1.384)