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Professor Fielding, Richard 莊日昶

Division of Behavioural Health


Background and appointments

Professor Richard Fielding is a Clinical and Health Psychologist with a particular interest in individual, group and population behaviour of public-health significant. His research activities span individual to population-level topics. His primary areas of interest are

•   Decomposing psychological processes that influence poor coping with chronic health conditions, with cancer and chronic pain as exemplars;

•   Quantifying psychological dimensions of population responses and influences in epidemic respiratory infectious diseases;

•   Using evidence-based approaches to inform health services organization for optimizing preventive management in patients with chronic illnesses, and;

•   Ecological wellbeing - political-economic-environmental dynamics underpinning mechanisms of human health.

His research administrative roles include:

•   Convenor, Public Health Strategic Research Theme, The University of Hong Kong.

•   Director, Public Health Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, HKU.

•   Director, Centre for Psycho-Oncology Research & Training (CePORT), School of Public Health, HKU.

•   Director, Health Behaviour Research Group, School of Public Health at HKU.

He was recipient of the British Medical Association Medical Book of the Year award and the Basis of Medicine Prize, 1996, elected University Teaching Fellow, HKU,1996, Member by Distinction and later Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians of London, 1996, 2006; Fellow (1988), and Associate Fellow (1986) of the Hong Kong and British Psychological Societies respectively; Board Member, Membership Chair and Awards Committee Chair, International Psycho-Oncology Society (2011-2014); Founder member, Asia-Pacific Psych-Oncology Network.


He has over 280 articles, books, chapters and abstracts on subjects including: cardiac disease, chronic pain, environmental degradation, epidemiology, health communications, health services research, medical education, psycho-oncology, risk and communicable diseases (HIV/AIDS, SARS and Influenza) smoking cessation.

Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
Chan, M
Or, A
2011-10-20P2-82: Targeted screening for distress: Identifying who is at risk (poster presentation): "Honorable Mention" for the IPOS 13th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, International Psycho-Oncology Society, Antalya, Turkey
Research Achievement
2013-12-01Award of Merit: Frontiers in Medical and Health Sciences Education, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
2016Co-Chairs, Scientific and Organizing CommitteesAsia-Pacific Psycho-Oncology Network
2013-2017Chair, Awards CommitteeInternational Psycho-Oncology Society
2012-2015Chair, Membership committeeInternational Psycho-Oncology Society
2014-2016Chair, Prevention committeeInternational Psycho-Oncology Society
1996-2006Hon MemeberFaculty of Public Health, Royal College of Physicians of London
2006-FellowFaculty of Public Health, Royal College of Physicians of London
1993-FellowHong Kong Psychological Society
1999-Regional coordinatorInternational Psycho-Oncology Society
2010-Board MemberInternational Psycho-Oncology Society
1988-Associate FellowBritish Psychological Society
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