Name: Prof. Siu-man Ng
Position within Board of Directors and Terms of Serving: Members of Board of Directors
Affiliation and Position (other than IASSW): Professor, Department of Social Work & Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong
Membership of organisations (other than IASSW): President, Hong Kong Association of Schools of Social Work
Educational Qualification/s: (Degrees): PhD
Languages written and spoken: Chinese, English
Interest Areas (social work teaching, research and practice): Mental health social work
Current Activities (social work teaching, research, practice, others): With a dual professional background in mental health social work and Chinese medicine, my research theme is mental health, mental disorders and culture. My current research areas include (i) operationalization of the Chinese medicine stagnation syndrome as a psychological construct useful to all mental health practitioners; (ii) family expressed emotion of persons with schizophrenia and its impacts on the course of illness; (iii) critical re-examination of the conceptualization of mindfulness; and (iv) workplace well-being: a paradigm shift of focus from stress and burnout to meaning and engagement.