• 370 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
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Chinese Name : 劉月瑩

I completed my doctoral training at Dalhousie University, Vancouver Coastal Health, and the University of British Columbia, Canada, specializing in clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology. I am a registered clinical psychologist of the Hong Kong Psychological Society and a registered psychologist of British Columbia, Canada. My clinical and research interests include the interaction between sleep and daytime functioning, neuropsychology of medical and psychiatric disorders, and spirituality and mental health. Currently, my primary line of research aims to uncover some of the complex relationships between sleep, emotional and cognitive functioning. I am also actively involved in a series of longitudinal investigations on the various psychosocial factors contributing to the formation and transformation of beliefs in Chinese.

Research interests

  • Sleep and sleep disorders
    • My research covers how sleep – including sleep quality, sleep problems, disorders, loss, deprivation and restriction – can affect daytime functioning, and also how our daytime behaviors and environmental factors such as stress, caffeine intake, napping, and occupational variables affect our night-time sleep. 
  • Clinical neuropsychology and neurocognitive functioning of healthy and patient populations
  • Forgiveness, spirituality, and mental health

Professional information

ORCID : 0000-0003-0324-891X

Scopus ID: 36448882600

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Research Outputs 2003 2020

  • 370 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 42 Article
  • 23 Paper
  • 4 Chapter
  • 2 Other contribution

Effects of REM sleep during a daytime nap on emotional perception in individuals with and without depression

LAU, E. Y. Y., LAU, K. N. T., CHAN, C. S., TSENG, C., LAM, Y. C., TSE, D. M-S., CHENG, W. Y., CHUNG, K-F. & WING, Y. K., Jan 2020, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 260, p. 687-694

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

REM Sleep
Intention to Treat Analysis
Major Depressive Disorder

Health-related quality of life in Chinese boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and their families

LIANG, R., CHAN, S. H. S., HO, F. K. W., TANG, O. C., CHERK, S. W. W., IP, P. & LAU, E. Y. Y., 01 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Child Health Care. 23, 3, p. 495-506

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Quality of Life
Self Report
Family Health
3 Citations (Scopus)

Individuals with insomnia misrecognize angry faces as fearful faces while missing the eyes: An eye-tracking study

ZHANG, J., CHAN, A. B., LAU, E. Y. Y. & HSIAO, J. H., Feb 2019, In : Sleep. 42, 2, zsy220.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders
Facial Expression
Eye Movements
1 Citation (Scopus)

Sleep deprivation compromises resting‐state emotional regulatory processes: An EEG study

ZHANG, J., LAU, E. Y. Y. & HSIAO, J. H., Jun 2019, In : Journal of Sleep Research. 28, 3, e12671.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sleep Deprivation
Control Groups

The coupling of short sleep duration and high sleep need predicts riskier decision making

LAU, E. Y. Y., WONG, M. L., RUSAK, B., LAM, Y. C., WING, Y. K., TSENG, C. & LEE, T. M. C., 2019, In : Psychology & Health. 34, p. 1196-1213

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Decision Making
Young Adult