• 307 Citations
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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 2009 2019

  • 307 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 27 Article
  • 6 Paper
  • 1 TDG
Social Adjustment

Examining the impact of physical activity on sleep quality and executive functions in children with autism spectrum disorder: A randomized controlled trial

TSE, C. Y. A., LEE, H. P., CHAN, K. S. K., EDGAR, B. V., WILKINSON-SMITH, A. & LAI, W. H. E., Oct 2019, In : Autism. 23, 7, p. 1699-1710

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Executive Function
Randomized Controlled Trials
Hong Kong
Mental Disorders
Quality of Life
Mental Health
4 Citations (Scopus)

From child autistic symptoms to parental affective symptoms: A family process model

CHAN, K. S. K., LAM, C. B. I., LAW, C. W. & CHEUNG, R. Y. M., 2018, In : Research in Developmental Disabilities. 75, p. 22-31

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Affective Symptoms
Family Conflict
1 Citation (Scopus)
Social Adjustment
social adjustment
Hong Kong
young adult