BSSc (CUHK), MPhil (CUHK), PhD (University of Houston)

Prof. YEUNG Chun Yiu Nelson (楊竣堯教授) 

Phone: (852) 2252-8740


Assistant Professor


Professor Nelson Yeung joined the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as Research Assistant Professor in 2016. He received his PhD in Social and Health Psychology at the University of Houston in 2015. 

His research interests are chronic illness prevention and management, mental health promotion, adjustment to traumatic events, men’s health, and development of theory-driven psychosocial interventions. Throughout the years, he has actively engaged in research examining the interplay among psychological processes, individual characteristics, cultural factors, and health outcomes in Asia-Pacific populations. 

He was also a recipient of the American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award in 2014, the Diversity Fund Graduate Travel Award of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in 2015, and the Early Career Researcher Award of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine in 2016.

Teaching Modules

Undergraduate (Course Coordinator)

  • BSc in Public Health -- PHPC 1022 Lifestyle and Health

  • BSc in Community Health Practice -- CHPR 4012 - Mental Health as a Public Health Issue

Taught Postgraduate (Course Coordinator)

  • MSc in Public Health -- HPSB5005 - Health Communication

Research Interests
  • Chronic illness prevention and management

  • Mental health promotion

  • Adjustment to traumatic events

  • Men’s health

  • Development of theory-driven psychosocial interventions

Selected Publications
  1. Yeung, N.C.Y., Lu, Q., & Mak, W.W.S. (2019). Self-perceived burden mediates the relationship between self-stigma and quality of life among Chinese American breast cancer survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer.

  2. Yeung, N.C.Y., Zhang, Y.W., Ji, L. L., Lu, G. H., & Lu, Q. (2018). Guilt among Chinese husband caregivers of women with breast cancer: The roles of male gender role norms, caregiving burden, and coping processes. European Journal of Cancer Care, 27, e12872.

  3. Yeung, N.C.Y. & Lu, Q. (2018). Perceived stress as a mediator between social support and posttraumatic growth among Chinese American breast cancer survivors. Cancer Nursing, 41, 52-61

  4. Yeung, N.C.Y., Lau, J.T.F., Choi, K.C., & Griffiths, S. (2017). Population responses during the pandemic phase of the Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 Epidemic, Hong Kong, China. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23, 813-815.

  5. Yeung, N.C.Y., Ramirez, J., & Lu, Q. (2017). Perceived stress as a mediator between social constraints and sleep quality among Chinese American breast cancer survivors. Supportive Care in Cancer, 25, 2249 -2257.

  6. Yeung, N.C.Y., Lau, J.T.F., Yu, X., Zhang, J., Xu, Z., Choi, K.C., Zhang, Q., Mak, W.W.S., & Lui, W.W.S. (2018). Media exposure related to the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake predicted probable PTSD among Chinese adolescents in Kunming, China: A longitudinal study. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 10, 253-262.

  7. Yeung, N.C.Y., Lu, Q., Wong, C.C.Y., & Huynh, H.C. (2016). The roles of needs satisfaction, cognitive appraisals, and coping strategies in promoting posttraumatic growth: A stress and coping perspective. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 8, 284-292.

  8. Yeung, N.C.Y., Mak, W.W.S., & Cheung, L.K.L. (2015). Conformity to emotional control masculine norm and psychological well-being among Chinese men in Hong Kong: The mediating role of stress appraisal for expressing tender emotions. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 16, 304-311.

  9. Yeung, N.C.Y., Lu, Q., & Lin, W. (2014). Specificity may count: Not every aspect of coping self-efficacy is beneficial to quality of life among Chinese cancer survivors in China. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 21, 629-637.

  10. Yeung, N.C.Y., Lau, J.T.F., Yu, X., Chu, Y., Shing, M.M.K., Leung, T.F., Li, C.K., Fok, T.F., & Mak, W.W.S. (2013). Measuring health-related quality of life among childhood cancer patients: Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory 4.0 (PedsQL) Generic Core Scales. Cancer Nursing, 36, 463-473.