Dr Wong, Janet Yuen Ha 黃婉霞
Dr Janet Yuen-Ha Wong, RN, PhD, is an Associate 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 Associate Professor in 2017.
Her principal research area lies in different contributors to health inequalities and vulnerabilities, including intimate partner violence, poverty, ethnic minority and sexual minority. She has been contributed to the examining those relationships by using large-scale surveys. In the field of 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 functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) 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 and elected as the Asia Regional Coordinator for Sigma Theta Thau International Honor Society of Nursing.
She is committed to address the needs of college students in dating abusive relationships and in engaging risky sexual behaviours. Therefore, she completed a large-scale survey involving 4 major local universities 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. All her work and the research findings enabled the development and evaluation of an interactive computer-based sex education programme with the component of sexual violence prevention for female college students.
|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|
|2015-06-01||Best Research Paper: World Nursing Conference 2015, 29-30 June 2015, Singapore||Research Achievement|
|2015-12-01||Best Poster Presentation Award: The 6th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum,10-11 December.||Research Achievement|
|2016-05-01||Young Researcher Scholarships: Asian Chinese Quality of Life Conference, Dongguan, China||Research Achievement|
|2017-12-01||Best Poster Award: The 7th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum||Research Achievement|
|2017-12-01||Free Paper Presentation - Poster Audience Award: Asian Medical Education Association||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|05/2008 - present||Founding member||Hong Kong Society of Medical Professionals Limited|
|06/2013 - present||Community Leader||Pi Iota Chapter, The Sigma Theta Tau of The International Honor Society of Nursing|
|09/2015 - 06/2017||Advisor||Professional Diploma in Nursing (EN to RN Conversion Programme)/ St. Teresa's Hospital|
|12/2016 - present||Executive Committee Member||Hong Kong Single Parents Association|
|11/2016 - present||Board Member||International Council on Women's Health Issues (ICOWHI)|
|04/2013 - present||Member||Academy on Violence and Abuse|
|06/2016 - present||External Examiner||Higher Diploma in Nursing programme (RN)/ Hopsital Authority|
|01/2014 - present||President||HKU Nursing Alumni Association|
|05/2018 - present||Secretary||Pi Iota Chapter, The Sigma Theta Tau of The International Honor Society of Nursing|
|08/2014 - present||Council Member and General Secretary||World Association for Chinese Quality of Life|
|03/2016 - present||External Examiner||Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Nursing|
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