Sherry Kit-Wah Chan(陳喆燁)
Clinical Associate Professor
Phone: (852) 2255 4486
Office: NC 219
HKU Scholars Hub

Short Biography

Dr Sherry Chan is a Clinical Associate Professor of the Department of Psychiatry. Her main research interest is on the understanding of the biological underpinning of the clinical phenomenon of psychosis ranging from symptoms to clinical outcomes.  Psychosis is one of the most severe and chronic mental illness, a condition that has huge impact to patients, their family and the society Currently Dr Chan’s main research focuses are on the understanding the development of treatment resistant schizophrenia, development of psychotic-like experiences in general population and symptoms of psychosis including lack of insight and delusion from a biological and neurocognitive perspective.

Selected Publications:

Chan SKW, Pang HH, Yan KK, Hui CLM, Suen YN, Chang WC, Lee EHM, Sham P, Chen EYH. Ten-year employment patterns of patients with first-episode schizophrenia-spectrum disorders: comparison of early intervention and standard care services. Br J Psychiatry. 2019 Jul 9:1-7.

Chan SKW, Chan SWY, Pang HH, Yan KK, Hui CLM, Chang WC, Lee EHM, Chen EYH. Association of an Early Intervention Service for Psychosis With Suicide Rate Among Patients With First-Episode Schizophrenia-Spectrum Disorders. JAMA Psychiatry. 2018 May 1; 75 (5):458-464.

Chan KWS, Chau EHS, Hui CLM, Chang WC, Lee WHM, Chen EYH. Long term effect of early intervention (EI) service on duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) in youth and adult population in Hong Kong. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 2016 Jan 23. doi: 10.1111/eip.12313

SKW Chan, HC So, CLM Hui, WC Chang, EHM Lee, DWS Chung, S Tso, SF Hung, KC Yip, E Dunn, EYH Chen. 10-year outcome study of an early intervention program for psychosis compared with standard care service. Psychological Medicine, 2015; 45(6):1181-1193.  

Chan KWS, Tam W, Lee KW, Hui CLM, Chang WC, Lee EHM, Chen EYH. A population study of public stigma about psychosis and its contributing factors among Chinese population in Hong Kong. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 2015 Dec 31. pii: 0020764015621941

Chan K.W., SO H.C., Hui C.L.M., Chang W.C., Lee H.M.E., Chung D.W.S., Tso S., Hung S.F., Yip K.C., Dunn E. and Chen E.Y.H., 10-year outcome study of an early intervention program for psychosis compared with standard care service, Psychological Medicine, 2014. doi:10.1017/S0033291714002220

Chan KWS, Wong MHM, Hui CLM, Lee EHM, Chang WC, Chen EYH. Perceived risk of relapse and role of medication: comparison between patients with psychosis and their caregivers. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2014; DOI 10.1007/s00127-014-0930-0.

Chan KWS, Chan KKS, Hui CLM, Wong GHY, Chang WC, Lee EHM, Tang JYM, Chen EYH. Correlated of insight with symptomatology and executive function in patients with first-episode schizophrenia-spectrum disorder: a longitudinal perspective. Psychiatry Research, 2014: 216(2), 177-184.

Chan KWS, Hui LMC, Wong HYG, Lee HME, Chang WC, Chen YHE. Medication adherence, knowledge about psychosis and insight among patients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorder. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorder, 2014; 202, 25-29.

Sherry K.W. Chan , Kevin K.S. Chan , May M.L. Lam , Cindy P.Y. Chiu , Christy L.M. Hui , Gloria H.Y. Wong , W.C. Chang , Eric Y.H. Chen , Clinical and Cognitive Correlates of Insight in First-episode Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 2012, 135: (40-45)

Wong K. K., Chan K.W. S., Lam M.L., Hui C. L.M., Hung, S.F., Tay M., Lee K.H., Chen E.Y.H., Cost-effectiveness of an early assessment service for young people with early psychosis in Hong Kong. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 2011. 45: 673-680.