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Doctor Steven CHAU Wai Ho, Assistant Professor

Doctor CHAU Steven Wai Ho 
Assistant Professor (Clinical)


MBBS, FHKCPsych, FHKAM(Psychiatry)
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  • My research interests lie in the complex interactions between mental health and neurodegeneration. The two categories have traditionally been investigated separately, but emerging evidence suggests that they are closely linked. My research explores (i) the potential of neuropsychiatric phenomena and subtle alterations of cognitive processes as prognostic biomarkers of early-stage neurodegeneration using the model of REM sleep behaviour disorder and (ii) how mental disorders affect neurodegenerative risk. I employ multidisciplinary approaches and methods in my research, with a special focus on model-driven computational analysis using multimodal neuroimaging, molecular and microbiological data.


  1. Chan JW, Lam SP, Li SX, Chau SW, Chan SY, Chan NY, Zhang JH, Wing YK. Adjunctive bright light treatment with gradual advance in unipolar major depressive disorder with evening chronotype - A randomized controlled trial. Psychol Med. 2020 Sep 14:1-10.  

  2. Feng H, Chen L, Liu, Y, Chen, X, Wang J, Yu MW, Huang B, Li SX, Chau SWH, Chan JW, Chen, J, Mok VC, Wing YK and Zhang J. Rest‐activity Pattern Alterations in Idiopathic REM Sleep Behavior Disorder. Ann Neurol. 2020 Sept  

  3. Wang J, Liu Y, Chau SWH, Zhang J, Tsang J, Yu MWM, Chan NY, Chan JWY, Li SX, Huang B, Feng H, Mok V, Wing YK. Residual Injurious Symptoms and Its Association with Neurodegenerative Outcomes in Idiopathic Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder: A Retrospective, Longitudinal Follow-Up Study. Mov Disord. 2020 Aug.   

  4. Chau SWH, Lewis T, Ng R, Farrell SM, Molodynski A, Bhugra D. Wellbeing and mental health amongst medical students from Hong Kong. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2019 Nov - Dec;31(7-8):626-629   

  5. Molodynski A, Lewis T, Kadhum M, Farrell SM, Chelieh ML, De Almeida TF, Masri R, Kar A, Volpe U, Moir F, Torales J, Castaldelli-Maia JM, Chau SWH, Wilkes C, Bhugra D. Cultural variations in wellbeing, burnout and substance use amongst medical students in twelve countries. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2020 Mar 18;1-6.   

  6. Chau SW, Tse CY, So SH, Chan SS. A Randomised Controlled Study on the Efficacy of Attentional Bias Modification Training (ABMT) in Patients with Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD). East Asian Arch Psychiatry. 2019 Mar 29(1):3-9.   

  7. Lam MH, Chau SW, Wing YK. High prevalence of hypokalemia in acute psychiatric inpatients. General Hospital Psychiatry. 2009 May-June 31(3), 262–265Lam MH, Chau SW, Wing YK. High prevalence of hypokalemia in acute psychiatric inpatients. General Hospital Psychiatry. 2009 May-June 31(3), 262–265.