Faculty Staff
Dr Nan Kin-man, Joshua
Dr Nan Kin-man, Joshua
PhD HKU, MA, RSW

Assistant Professor & Programme Director of Research Postgraduate Programme
AAB1012A
3411 2009
joshuanan@hkbu.edu.hk

Research Focus

Arts therapies & holistic wellbeing, Nonverbal and verbal processes in counseling, Life/Death education & spirituality,

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External Grants

  • A study on the effects of art therapy with clay intervention program on emotion regulation strategies, psychological stress and cortisol rhythm of secondary school students: A randomized controlled trial, Early Career Scheme, Research Grant Council (PI). Jan 2019 - Jun 2022. $689,738
  • Arts heals – Expressive arts in drugs rehabilitation and community education, Beat Drugs Fund (Co-PI), 2021-24. $46,5000.
  • A Salutogenic & Art-for-Mental-Wellness Care Model for Children of Parents with Mental Health Issues: A Mixed-Method Research, Interdisciplinary Research Cluster (Mental Health/UGC Fund) for sponsoring one year of PhD student’s research project (PI/Principal Supervisor)(*I withdrew from the fund owing to administrative issues). 2020. $200,000
  • Association for Death Education and Counseling; Bridging Research and Practice - An expressive-arts-based life - death education: A qualitative study, URC/CRCG - Conference Support for Teaching Staff, HKU (PI). May 2017. $16,000
  • European Consortium for Arts Therapies Education; Expressive Therapies Continuum: An Inclusive Cultural Landscape for Expressive Therapies, URC/CRCG - Conference Support for Teaching Staff, HKU (PI). Jul 2015 - Sep 2015. $16,000
  • Love HK Your Way; Hospicehome, Li Ka Shing Foundation (Co-I). Sep 2011 - Aug 2016. $1,100,000
  • European Consortium for Arts Therapies Education: Artistic
    Traditions and Neuroscience Transition: The Expressive Therapies Continuum Articulates the Art and Science of Expressive Therapies, URC/CRCG - Conference Support for Teaching Staff, HKU (Co-I). Sep 2017. $16,000
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External Grants

  • A study on the effects of art therapy with clay intervention program on emotion regulation strategies, psychological stress and cortisol rhythm of secondary school students: A randomized controlled trial, Early Career Scheme, Research Grant Council (PI). Jan 2019 - Jun 2022. $689,738
  • Arts heals – Expressive arts in drugs rehabilitation and community education, Beat Drugs Fund (Co-PI), 2021-24. $46,5000.
  • A Salutogenic & Art-for-Mental-Wellness Care Model for Children of Parents with Mental Health Issues: A Mixed-Method Research, Interdisciplinary Research Cluster (Mental Health/UGC Fund) for sponsoring one year of PhD student’s research project (PI/Principal Supervisor)(*I withdrew from the fund owing to administrative issues). 2020. $200,000
  • Association for Death Education and Counseling; Bridging Research and Practice - An expressive-arts-based life - death education: A qualitative study, URC/CRCG - Conference Support for Teaching Staff, HKU (PI). May 2017. $16,000
  • European Consortium for Arts Therapies Education; Expressive Therapies Continuum: An Inclusive Cultural Landscape for Expressive Therapies, URC/CRCG - Conference Support for Teaching Staff, HKU (PI). Jul 2015 - Sep 2015. $16,000
  • Love HK Your Way; Hospicehome, Li Ka Shing Foundation (Co-I). Sep 2011 - Aug 2016. $1,100,000
  • European Consortium for Arts Therapies Education: Artistic
    Traditions and Neuroscience Transition: The Expressive Therapies Continuum Articulates the Art and Science of Expressive Therapies, URC/CRCG - Conference Support for Teaching Staff, HKU (Co-I). Sep 2017. $16,000

 

Internal Grants

  • Art exhibition – Creativity, Wellness, & Art Therapy SOWK 3207, Mini-grant, Centre of Innovative Service Learning HKBU (PI), 2020-21. $35100.
  • Effects of an art therapy program on emotion regulation strategies, psychological stress, cortisol rhythm, and resilience for junior secondary students: A randomized controlled trial, Faculty Research Grant II, HKBU (PI). Aug 2018 - Jul 2020. $275,500
  • Supported knowledge exchange to the International Society of Analytical Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, HKBU (PI). Mar 2019 - May 2019. $21,000.
  • Effects of clay art therapy and therapeutic art of coloring for senior secondary school students - A randomized controlled trial, Faculty Research Grant I, HKBU (PI). Sep 2018 - Dec 2018. $50,000
  • Alternative Medicine: Use of Art for Mental Wellness - A Cross-Cultural Training Program 快樂之鑰 - 藝術應用與精神復康跨文化訓練計劃, Knowledge Transfer Fund, HKBU (PI). Aug 2018 -Dec 2019. $119,984
  • Effects of Clay Art Therapy and Therapeutic Art of Coloring for
    senior secondary school students - A randomized controlled trial, Seed Funding Program for Basic Research, HKU (PI). Jul 2016 - Dec 2017. $149,997
  • The effects of an art therapy program on behavioral emotional competencies, psychological stress, and cortisol rhythm of foster care children, Seed Funding Program for Basic Research, HKU (PI). Sep 2016 - Nov 2016. $38,033
  • Physiological and behavioral assessments of emotions in people with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities: A pilot study with Expressive Arts Therapy as an intervention, Seed Funding Program for Basic Research, HKU (Co-I). Jun 2016 - May 2017. $80,470
  • The effect of clay art therapy on emotional regulation in adults with depression: A pilot study of Event Related Potential, Seed Funding Program for Basic Research, HKU (Co-I). Jul 2014 - Jun 2015. $83,800
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  • Nan, J.K.M. & Wong, W.W.T. (2020). A qualitative analysis of a clay art therapy project in enhancing emotion regulation among secondary school youth in the context of socio-political unrest. Journal of Clinical and Developmental Psychology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.6092/2612-4033/0110-2590
  • Nan, J.K.M., Riccardi, M. & Pang, K. S. Y. (2020). Expressive arts in end-of-life care & life—death education in Hong Kong - Reflections for research and art therapy practice. Envisage: Online Journal of the Canadian Art Therapy Association., pp. 1-
    10.https://www.canadianarttherapy.org/envisage/envisage-fall2020-nan-pang-riccardi
  • Nan, J.K.M., Pang, K. S. Y., Lam, K. K. F., et al. (2020). An expressive-arts-based life-death education program for the elderly: A qualitative study. Death Studies, 44(3), 131-140. DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2018.1527413. Cited by 13. (H-index = 68. Q2 in Clin. Psy./Arts & Humanities (misc) in 2020).
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  • Nan, J.K.M. & Wong, W.W.T. (2020). A qualitative analysis of a clay art therapy project in enhancing emotion regulation among secondary school youth in the context of socio-political unrest. Journal of Clinical and Developmental Psychology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.6092/2612-4033/0110-2590
  • Nan, J.K.M., Riccardi, M. & Pang, K. S. Y. (2020). Expressive arts in end-of-life care & life—death education in Hong Kong - Reflections for research and art therapy practice. Envisage: Online Journal of the Canadian Art Therapy Association., pp. 1-
    10.https://www.canadianarttherapy.org/envisage/envisage-fall2020-nan-pang-riccardi
  • Nan, J.K.M., Pang, K. S. Y., Lam, K. K. F., et al. (2020). An expressive-arts-based life-death education program for the elderly: A qualitative study. Death Studies, 44(3), 131-140. DOI: 10.1080/07481187.2018.1527413. Cited by 13. (H-index = 68. Q2 in Clin. Psy./Arts & Humanities (misc) in 2020).
  • Nan, J. K.M., Lau, Bobo H-P., Szeto, M.M.L., Lam, K.K.F., Man, J.C.N., & Chan, C.L.W. (2018). Competence enhancement program of expressive arts in end-of-life care for health and social care professionals: A mixed-method evaluation. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, 35(9), 1207-1214. DOI: 10.1177/1049909118765410. Cited by 7. (H-index = 51. Q2 in Medicine (misc) in 2020).
  • Nan, J.K.M. & Ho, R.T.H. (2017). Effects of clay art therapy on adults outpatients with major depressive disorder: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Affective
    Disorders, 217, 237-245. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2017.04.013. Cited by 44.
    (H-index = 188. Q1 in Clin. Psy./Psychiatry & Mental Health in 2020; 4-star journal in internal research assessment exercise 2019 for its rigorous research design, significant literature review on depression, cutting-edge intervention model of clay art therapy in the Expressive Therapies Continuum, based on neurosciences).
  • Wang, D., Nan, J.K.M., & Zhang, R.S. (2017). Structured group sandplay to improve the resilience of college students: A pilot intervention study in China. Arts in Psychotherapy, 55, 186-195. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aip.2017.04.006. Cited by 11.
    (H-index = 36. Q2 in Clin. Psy./Mental Health; 4-star journal in internal research assessment ex. 2020 for its rigorous research design & strict considerations of ethical
    issues in applying intervention research on university students, in spite of losing power of the research results in the drop of partcipants & publication in a low impact factor
    journal).
  • McKibben, E.C. & Nan, J.K.M. (2017). Enhancing holistic identity through yoga: Investigating Body-Mind-Spirit interventions on mental illness stigma across culture - a case study. Open Journal of Nursing, 7, 7-14. DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2017.74038. Cited
    by 2. (H-index = 15. Q2 in Nursing (misc) in 2020).