Dr Chan Tak-mau, Simon

Research Focus

Clinical and family practice and research, Father-son conflict and family triangulation, Men-in-Trauma studies, Narrative practice – Families with dyslexia children

Selected Research Project


Study on the effectiveness of holistic approach to the homeless, Funded by Christian Concern for the Homeless Association, (2016-17) $322,253 (PI)


Construction of Intervention Model for Assisting Street-sleepers and Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Model, Funded by Society for Community Organization, (2014-16) $425,000. (PI)
Levels of Stress and Adaptability of Families with Children having Dyslexia in Chinese Community: A Mixed Method Study, funded by Faculty Research Grant, HKBU (2014)


Coping Behavior of Chinese Male Victims of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in Hong Kong, funded by Faculty Research Grant, HKBU (2013)
The Mental Health of Casino Employees in Macau Casinos, Funded by Faculty Research Grant, HKBU (2013)

Selected Publication


Chan, T.M. S (in press) The work-individual-family inquiry of mental health and family life of croupiers employed in Macau gaming industry. Journal of Family Therapy (SSCI; 5-Year IF:1.237; SJR H-Index: 32)
Chan, T. M. S. & Tsang, W. H. (in press). Disclosure of victimization experience of Chinese male survivors of intimate partner abuse. Qualitative Social Work (SSCI; IF:0.589)
Chao, W.T, & Chan, T.M. S. (in press) Cross Disciplinary Systemic Collaboration in Student Counseling: The Challenges and Possible Solutions. Research in Applied Psychology (In Chinese)
Sim, T., Chan, S., Chao, W. T., Fang, X. Y., Lo., R., Loy, J., Sng, S., & Singh, R. (In press) Different and Similar: Co-constructing Family Therapy with the Chinese family Diasporas. Journal of Family Therapy (SSCI; 5-Year IF:1.237; SJR H-Index: 32)
Chan, T. M. S. & Chung Y. L. A. (In Press). Chinese Cultural Values and Solution Focused Therapy. In D. Hogan, D. Hogan, J. Tuomola & A. Yeo (Eds.) Solution Stories from Asia: Adapting Solution Focused Practice in Asian Contexts. Singapore: Taylor & Francis


Chan, T. M. S., Teram, E., & Shaw, I. F. (2017). Balancing Methodological Rigor and the Needs of Research Participants: A Debate on Alternative Approaches to Sensitive Research. Qualitative Health Research. 27 (2), 260-270. (SSCI; 5-Year IF:2.065; SJR H-Index: 74)


Chan, T. M. S. & Shaw, I. (2016) Gender-sensitive Research in a Chinese Community. Asian Social Work and Policy Review, 10(1), 90-102.
Chan, T.M.S. (2016) Construction of Intervention Model for Assisting Street-sleepers and Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Model. HK: Society for Community Organization. 84 pages (In Chinese)


Chan, T. M. S., Kwok, L. Y., & Siu, Y. N. J. (2015). The Macau family-in-transition: the perceived impact of casino employment on family relationships among dealer families. The Open Family Studies Journal, 7(suppl. 2), 86-95.
Chan, T. M. S., & Lam, K. Y. (2015). Multiple Family Group Intervention for Families with Dyslexia Children : The Landscape of Narrative Therapy (2nd ed.). Hong Kong: Roundtable. 304 pages (In Chinese)


Chan, T. M. S. (2014). The Lens of Masculinity: Men in Trauma and the Landscape of Sexual Abuse Survivors. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 23 (3-4), 239-255.


Chan, T. M. S. (2013). Family therapy in Macau: development, challenges and opportunities. Journal of Family Therapy, 35(4), 441-448. (SSCI; 5-Year IF:1.237; SJR H-Index: 32)
Chan, T. M. S., & Lee, W. L. F. (2013). A Study on Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors of Young people in Shanghai . Journal of Youth Studies, 16(1), 150-161. (In Chinese)
Chan, T. M. S. (2013). The Manifestation of Family Triangulation in Asian-Chinese Families and its Relevance to Father-Son Conflict. Journal of Social Work Practice, 27(4), 393-406. (SSCI; 5-Year IF:1.063; SJR H-Index: 18)
Chan, T. M. S. (2013). East and West: Exploration of Father-Son Conflict in Chinese Culture from the Perspective of Family Triangulation in the West and the Classical Opera stories in the East. In Chan K. B. (Eds.) International Handbook of Chinese Families (pp. 393-401). New York: Springer.
Chan, T. M. S. (2013). How to engage Men �V the Narration of Workers and Service Users. Hong Kong: Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. 176 pages (In Chinese)
Chan K. H. R., Chan, T. M. S. & Lai, W. L. (2013). Unraveling the Coping Journey of Men- in- Trauma. Hong Kong: Red Publisher. 126 pages (In Chinese)
Chan, T. M. S. (2013). Innovative Theory and Practice in Working with Male Service Users. Hong Kong: Roundtable. 196 pages (In Chinese)
Chan T. M. S. (2013). Narrative Therapy with Families having Dyslexia Child - A Teaching Disk (DVD) and Instructional Booklet. HK: HKBU ((In Chinese)