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Prof. Helen F.K. CHIU, Emeritus Professor

Professor CHIU Fung Kum, Helen       
Emeritus Professor 


MBBS (HKU); FRCPsych, FHKAM (Psychiatry)
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  • Past President of International Psychogeriatric Association
  • Past President of Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists
  • Past President of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists
  • Past President of the Hong Kong Psychogeriatric Association
  • Chairman of Psychogeriatric Working Group
  • Honorary Member of the Hong Kong Alzheimer's Disease and Brain Failure Association
  • Member of Medical and Advisory Panel of the Alzheimer's Disease International
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester, NY, USA
  • Member of Review Sub-committee of Licentiate Committee of the Medical Council of Hong Kong
  • Honorary Consultant, the Caritas, Social Work Division
  • Co-ordinator of 10/66 Dementia Research Group China and South East Asia Network
  • Past Member of Elderly Commission
  • Member of Long Term Prison Commission


  • Medal of Honor by HKSAR in 1999
  • International Psychogeriatric Association Distinguished Service Award in 2011


  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Dementia
  • Suicide


  1. Chiu HFK, Zhong BL, Leung T, Li SW, Chow P, Tsoh J, Yan C, Xiang YT, Wong M. Development and validation of a new cognitive screening test: The Hong Kong Brief Cognitive Test (HKBC). Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 Apr 11.
  2. Lam Nogueira BOC, Li L, Meng LR, Ungvari GS, Ng CH, Chiu HFK, Kuok KCF, Tran L, Xiang YT. Clinical characteristics and quality of life of older adults with cognitive impairment in Macao. Psychogeriatrics. 2018 Feb 6.

  3. Zhong XM, Wang F, Zhang Q, Ungvari GS, Ng CH, Chiu HFK, Si TM, Sim K, Avasthi A, Grover S, Chong MY, Chee KY, Kanba S, Lee MS, Yang SY, Udomratn P, Kallivayalil RA, Tanra AJ, Maramis MM, Shen WW, Sartorius N, Mahendran R, Tan CH, Shinfuku N, Xiang YT. Concurrent benzodiazepine use in older adults treated with Antidepressants in Asia. Int Psychogeriatr. 2017 Dec 7:1-7. 

  4. Bhugra D, Tasman A, Pathare S, Priebe S, Smith S, Torous J, Arbuckle MR, Langford A, Alarcón RD, Chiu HFK, First MB, Kay J, Sunkel C, Thapar A, Udomratn P, Baingana FK, Kestel D, Ng RMK, Patel A, Picker L, McKenzie KJ, Moussaoui D, Muijen M, Bartlett P, Davison S, Exworthy T, Loza N, Rose D, Torales J, Brown M,  Christensen H, Firth J, Keshavan M, Li A, Onnela JP, Wykes T, Elkholy H, Kalra G, Lovett KF, Travis MJ, Ventriglio A. The WPA-Lancet Psychiatry Commission on the Future of Psychiatry. Lancet Psychiatry. 2017 Oct;4(10):775-818. 

  5. Zhong BL, Chan SSM, Liu TB, Jin D, Hu CY, Chiu HFK. Mental health of the old-and new-generation migrant workers in China: who are at greater risk for psychological distress? Oncotarget. 2017 Mar 7;8(35):59791-59799.

  6. Li L, Wang YY, Wang SB, Li L, Lu L, Ng CH, Ungvari GS, Chiu HFK, Hou CL, Jia FJ, Xiang YT. Sleep Duration and Sleep Patterns in Chinese University Students: A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis. J Clin Sleep Med. 2017 Oct 15;13(10):1153-1162. 

  7. Li XH, An FR, Ungvari GS, Ng CH, Chiu HFK, Wu PP, Jin X, Xiang YT. Prevalence of smoking in patients with bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia and their relationships with quality of life. Sci Rep. 2017 Aug 16;7(1):8430. 

  8.  Wang S, Wu Y, Ungvari GS, Ng CH, Forester BP, Gatchel JR, Chiu HFK, Kou C, Fu Y, Qi Y, Yu Y, Li B, Xiang YT. Sleep duration and its association withdemographics, lifestyle factors, poor mental health and chronic diseases in older

    Chinese adults. Psychiatry Res. 2017 Nov;257:212-218. 

  9. Gu X, Zheng W, Guo T, Ungvari GS, Chiu HFK, Cao X, D'Arcy C, Meng X, Ning Y, Xiang Y. Electroconvulsive Therapy for Agitation in Schizophrenia: Metaanalysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Shanghai Arch Psychiatry. 2017 Feb 25;29(1):1-14. 

  10. Zheng W, Xiang YQ, Ungvari GS, Chiu HFK, Ning YP, Yu X, Forester BP, Xiang YT. Tai chi for mild cognitive impairment: a systematic review. Psychogeriatrics. 2017 Nov;17(6):514-516.