• 389 Citations
  • 12 h-Index

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Chinese name: 陳家承

Variants: Chan, K. K. S.

Dr. Kevin Chan obtained his B.S.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, his M.Phil. in Psychiatry from The University of Hong Kong, and his Ph.D. in Health and Community Psychology from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was a postgraduate fellow in the Department of Psychiatry of Yale University. He has three intersecting lines of research. The first is on psychopathology of mental illness (e.g., cognitive and social cognitive impairments in schizophrenia). The second is on barriers to recovery from mental illness (e.g., stigma and discrimination). The third is on promotion of mental health (e.g., interventions for promoting well-being).

Research interests

Psychiatric stigma and recovery

Dr. Chan has endeavored to identify the facilitators and barriers to recovery and community integration for individuals with severe mental illness. He has introduced theoretical frameworks for clinical decision making in psychosis management, which highlight the importance of multidisciplinary care planning (Chan, Chin, et al., 2011) and consumer‐centered approaches to reaching health care decisions (Davidson & Chan, 2014; Chan & Mak, 2012). He has also been studying how mental illness could interact with social stigmatization, hampering the recovery process and overall quality of life of the affected individuals (Chan & Mak, 2014).

Course and correlates of cognitive and social cognitive impairments in psychotic disorders

Dr. Chan has examined the nature and extent of cognitive impairments in psychotic disorders, with a major focus on executive deficit. Using a set of psychometrically sound neuropsychological measurements, he has identified the relationship between cognitive impairments and clinical outcome (Chan, Xu, et al., 2012; Chan, Hui, et al., 2011; Liu et al., 2011). He has also launched a cross-sectional study of cognitive and social cognitive functions in schizophrenia spectrum disorders.

Cognitive and social cognitive models of psychopathology of psychotic disorders

Dr. Chan has endeavored to explain such psychotic symptoms as insight impairment and delusions in terms of underlying cognitive and social cognitive processes. He has examined the cognitive correlates of clinical insight in a longitudinal study of first‐episode psychosis (Chan, Chan, et al., 2012, 2014). He has also developed a game‐theoretical tool for assessing social cognition (i.e., theory of mind) in people with psychotic disorders (Chan & Chen, 2011). This instrument facilitates the characterization of the social cognitive abnormalities that may maintain and cause paranoid delusions.

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Research Outputs

  • 389 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 31 Articles
  • 6 Other contributions
  • 4 Papers
  • 1 Teaching Development Grants (TDG)
  • Self-compassion buffers the negative psychological impact of stigma stress on sexual minorities

    CHAN, K. S. K., YUNG, C. S. W. & NIE, G. M., Oct 2020, In : Mindfulness. 11, 10, p. 2338-2348

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticles

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)