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Dr Kwok, Yan Yan 郭欣欣

Title:
Research Assistant Professor

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Tel:
3917 6644
Office:
FMM 411 
Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
2010The Chinese University of Hong KongBN (1st Hons)
2015The Chinese University of Hong KongMPH
2018The Chinese University of Hong KongPhD
Biography

Dr. Jojo Kwok is currently a research assistant professor at the School of Nursing, the University of Hong Kong. She received her BN (1st Hons) in 2010, MPH in 2015 and PhD in 2018 from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has a strong research interest in mindfulness-based practices for chronic illness care, in particular, Parkinson’s disease (PD), mindfulness and yoga. During her postgraduate studies, she conducted a multi-centre, randomised controlled trial to investigate the effects of a mindfulness yoga programme on psychological distress for people with mild-to-moderate PD.

Dr. Jojo Kwok has accumulated an admirable list of academic honors, international achievements and local community services. She received an Early Career Award offered by the International Society of Behavioral Medicine in 2018 and an Early Career Researcher Award (Runner-up) offered by the international peer-reviewed journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine in 2016. In another line of research, she is leading a funded cross-regional study to compare symptom prevalence and palliative care needs among people with PD. She has been an active committee member of the Hong Kong Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (HKPDF) Education and Training Committee since 2016, contributing to the educational materials regularly and publicising her works through mass media. She was the co-investigator of various health promotion projects funded by the Health Care and Promotion Fund, Food and Health Bureau, and Knowledge Transfer Project Fund, the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2018-11-01Early Career Award: International Society of Behavioral Medicine
Research Achievement
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