Dr Chen Mengtong

Research Focus

Migration, family structure, interpersonal violence, ICT-based research

Selected Research Project


Co-Investigator, Evidence-Based Social Work Intervention on Community Rehabilitation for Individuals with Disabilities (July 2019 - December 2021), Funded by the National Social Science Fund of China.


Co-Investigator, Promoting Intergenerational Solidarity in Age-Friendly Communities (August 2018 - December 2020), Funded by the National Social Science Fund of China.

Selected Publication


Chen, M., & Chan, K. L. (2019). Characteristics of intimate partner violence in China: Gender symmetry, mutuality, and associated factors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/0886260518822340
Chen, M., Cheung, A. S. Y., & Chan, K. L. (2019). Doxing: What adolescents look for and their intentions. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, 218. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16020218
Chan, K. L., & Chen, M. (2019). The effects of social media and mobile health Apps for pregnancy care: Meta-analysis. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 7, e11836. doi: 10.2196/11836


Chan, K. L., Chen, M., Lo, C., Chen, Q., Kelly, S., & Ip, P. (2018). The effectiveness of interventions for grandparents raising grandchildren: A meta-analysis. Research on Social Work Practice. doi: 10.1177/1049731518798470
Chen, Q., Chen, M., Zhu, Y., Chan, K. L., & Ip, P. (2018). Health correlates, addictive behaviors and peer victimization among adolescents in China. World Journal of Pediatrics, 14, 454-460. doi: 10.1007/s12519-018-0158-2


Chen, M., Sun, X., Chen, Q., & Chan, K. L. (2017). Parental migration, children's safety and psychological adjustment in rural China: A meta-analysis. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse. doi: 10.1177/1524838017744768
Chan, K. L., Chen, M., Chen, Q., & Ip, P. (2017). Can family structure and social support reduce the impact of child victimization on health-related quality of life? Child Abuse & Neglect, 72, 66-74. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.07.014


Chen, M., & Chan, K. L. (2016). Parental absence, child victimization, and psychological well-being in rural China. Child Abuse & Neglect, 59, 45-54. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2016.07.009
Chen, M., & Chan, K. L. (2016). Effects of parenting programs on child maltreatment prevention: A meta-analysis. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 17, 88-104. doi: 10.1177/1524838014566718