Dr Wong, Janet Yuen Ha 黃婉霞
Dr Janet Yuen-Ha Wong, RN, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing of the University of Hong Kong. She received her PhD at the University of Hong Kong. During her PhD study, she had been awarded Fulbright visiting scholarship (2010–2011) affiliated with University of Virginia in the United States. She joined the University of Hong Kong as a Clinical Instructor in 2007 and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 2011.
Her principal research area lies in intimate partner violence (IPV). She primarily focuses on determining health impact of IPV survivors. She particularly interested in brain-body interactions linking physical, neurological, psychological, and social factors to health and disease vulnerability in abused women. Some of her work focuses on advances in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and heart rate variability (HRV) integrated with the field of biobehavioural medicine and stress physiology to understand the impact of IPV on abused women’s health. To help the women in understanding the association among abuse, stress and health, she delivered a number of invited talks in the communities. She is also appointed as Advisory Board Member of Hong Kong Single Parents Association.
She is committed to address the needs of college students in dating abusive relationships and in engaging risky sexual behaviours. Therefore, she conducted quantitative surveys and qualitative interviews with IPV perpetrators and victims in college to understand their IPV experiences. She provided innovative training workshops at HKU CEDARS to educate college students as ambassadors to help peers in dating abuse and violence. She also developed a Chinese website Dating Café to educate youth about the awareness of dating violence, sexual consent and risky sexual behaviours.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2010-04-01||Fulbright Junior Scholars (RGC-Fulbright Hong Kong Dissertation Research Program 2010-2011): Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong and the Fulbright Program of the United States||Research Achievement|
|2012-09-01||Scholarship for Outstanding Free Paper Presentation: 2012 Asian Chinese Quality of Life Conference, September 13-16, Hong Kong Society for Quality of Life and 5th National Quality of Life Conference, ISOQOL - Asian Chinese Chapter, Guangzhou||Research Achievement|
|2015-12-01||Best Poster Presentation Award: The 6th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum,10-11 December.||Research Achievement|
|2015-06-01||Best Research Paper: World Nursing Conference 2015, 29-30 June 2015, Singapore||Research Achievement|
|2016-05-01||Young Researcher Scholarships: Asian Chinese Quality of Life Conference, Dongguan, China||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|12/2016 - present||Executive Committee Member||Hong Kong Single Parents Association|
|08/2014 - present||Council Member and General Secretary||World Association for Chinese Quality of Life|
|11/2016 - present||Board Member||International Council on Women's Health Issues (ICOWHI)|
|03/2016 - present||External Examiner||Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Nursing|
|09/2015 - present||Advisor||Professional Diploma in Nursing (EN to RN Conversion Programme)/ St. Teresa's Hospital|
|04/2013 - present||Member||Academy on Violence and Abuse|
|05/2008 - present||Founding member||Hong Kong Society of Medical Professionals Limited|
|06/2016 - present||External Examiner||Higher Diploma in Nursing programme (RN)/ Hopsital Authority|
|01/2014 - present||President||HKU Nursing Alumni Association|
|06/2013 - present||Community Leader||Pi Iota Chapter, The Sigma Theta Tau of The International Honor Society of Nursing|
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