Staff Profile

School of Nursing and Health Studies People Key Staff Staff Profile
Professor Janet WONG Yuen-ha 黃婉霞教授
RN, APN (Education & Research in Nursing), FHKCHSE, FCHSM, FAAN
School of Nursing and Health Studies


Professor Janet WONG Yuen-ha is the Dean and Professor of the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Hong Kong Metropolitan University. Professor WONG obtained her professional qualifications and subsequently Doctor of Philosophy from The University of Hong Kong (HKU). During her Ph.D. study, she was awarded the Fulbright Visiting Scholarship (2010-2011) for her post-doctorate experience in the University of Virginia in the United States. Professor WONG developed her academic career at her alma mater since then. During her term of service in HKU, she steered the modernization of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and led major curriculum reform exercises as the Chair of Teaching & Learning. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)Fellow of Australasian College of Health Service Management (FCHSM) and Hong Kong College of Health Service Executives (FHKCHSE).

As an active scholar, Professor WONG has been offered competitive research grants and published more than 150 publications in international peer-reviewed journals. She was named among the world's top 2% most cited scientisits in her specialty areas by Standford University in 2023. Her principal research area lies in health inequalities and vulnerabilities, including intimate partner violence, risky sexual behaviours, ethnic minority and sexual minority. Her research enhanced her capacity to know-how, fostered problem-solving skills, and disseminated nurse-driven innovations and evidence-informed practice to promote health. She is also committed to the innovation and scholarship of teaching and learning including high fidelity simulation, gamification, interprofessional education, virtual reality-based education, and robots. In both 2020 and 2021, she received the Teaching Innovation (Team) Awards in HKU, recognizing her dedicated efforts for excellence in teaching, for two consecutive years.

Furthermore, Professor WONG is passionate in serving for the community. She participates actively in global and local professional organizations including Harmony House and Hong Kong Single Parents Association as Board Members. She was also elected as the Asia Regional Coordinator in The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing in 2019 and re-elected in 2021.

Teaching Areas & Research Interests

  • Health inequalities and vulnerabilities
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Risky sexual behaviours
  • Ethnic minority and sexual minority
  • Technology-based intervention

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Wong, J.Y.H., Luk, L.Y.F., Yip, T.F., Lee, T.T.., Wai, A.K.C., Ho, J.W. K. Incidence of Emergency Department Visits for Sexual Abuse Among Youth in Hong Kong Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Network Open, 2022; 5(10):e2236278. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.36278.
  • Lau, C.H., Yu, K.H., Yip, T.F., Luk, L.Y., Wai, A.K.C., Sit, T.Y., Wong, J.Y.H. and Ho, J.W.K. (2022) An artificial intelligence-enabled smartphone app for real-time pressure injury assessment. Front. Med. Technol. 4:905074. doi: 10.3389/fmedt.2022.905074
  • Wong JY, Ko J, Nam S, Kwok T, Lam S, Cheuk J, Chan M, Lam V, Wong GTC, Ng ZLH, Wai AK Virtual ER, a Serious Game for Interprofessional Education to Enhance Teamwork in Medical and Nursing Undergraduates: Development and Evaluation Study. JMIR Serious Games 2022;10(3):e35269, doi: 10.2196/35269
  • Wang T, Wong J, Wang M, Li A, Kim S, Lee J. Effects of social networking service (SNS) addiction on mental health status in Chinese university students: Structural equation modeling approach using a cross-sectional online survey. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2021;23(12):e26733, URL: DOI: 10.2196/26733
  • Zhao S., Luk T.T., Wu Y., Weng X., Wong J.Y.H., Wang M.P. and Lam T.H. (2021). Factors Associated With Mental Health Symptoms During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Hong Kong, Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, 715.
  • Xiong X., Wai K.C.A., Wong J.Y.H., Tang H.M., Chu C.K., Wong C.K.H. and Rainer T.H. (2021). Impact of varying wave periods of COVID-19 on in-hospital mortality and length of stay for admission through emergency department: A territory wide observational cohort study. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses.
  • Wai K.C.A., Wong C.K.H., Wong J.Y.H., Xiong X.I., Chu C.K., Wong M.S., Tsui S.H.M. and Rainer T.H. (2021). Changes in emergency department visits, diagnostic groups and 28-day mortality associated with the COVID-19 pandemic: a territory-wide, retrospective, cohort study. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2021.
  • Lok Y.W.K., Ko W.T., Fan S.L., Wong J.Y.H., Choi P.H., Shek W.M.N., Ngan H.Y.S., Tarrant A.M., Li J., Huang Y.Y., Ouyang Y.Q. and Fong D.Y.T. (2021). International survey on fear and childbirth experience in pregnancy and the postpartum period during the COVID-19 pandemic: study protocol, BMJ Open, 11, e050132.
  • Lok Y.W.K., Fong D.Y.T., Wong J.Y.H., Ho M.M., Choi P.H., Pandian V., Davidson P.M., Duan W.J., Tarrant A.M., Lee J.J.J. and Lin C. (2021). International survey for assessing COVID-19's impact on fear and health: study protocol, BMJ Open, 11, e048720.
  • Fung T.C.J., ZHANG W., Yeung M.N., Pang M.T.H., Lam S.F., Chan K.Y. and Wong J.Y.H. (2021). Evaluation of students' perceived clinical competence and learning needs following an online virtual simulation education programme with debriefing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Nursing Open,
  • Wong JYH, Ho JWC, Lee AM, Fong DYT, Chu N, Leung S, Chan YYW, Leung IPF Macfarlane D, Cerin E, Taylor AJ, Cheng, KK (2021). Lived experience of dietary change among Chinese colorectal cancer survivors in Hong Kong: A qualitative study. BMJ Open, 2021;11:e051052. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-051052
  • Yau, J.H.Y., Wong, J.Y.H., & Fong, D.Y.T. (Accepted). Economic Abuse and Mental Health Outcomes among Women: A Literature Review. Trauma, Violence & Abuse.
  • Hong, S, Kim, H, Nam, S, Wong, JYH, Lee, K. (2021). Nurses' post‐traumatic stress symptoms and growth by perceived workplace bullying: An online cross‐sectional study. Journal of Nursing Management.
  • Fong, D.Y.T., Wong, J.Y.H., Choi, E.P.H. et al. (2021). The English and Chinese language versions of the Short Form 12-item Health Survey are equivalent. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 19, 14.
  • Choi, K.W.Y., Choi, E.P.H., Chow, E.P.F., Wan, E.Y.F., Wong, W.C.W., Wong, J.Y.H. & Fong, D.Y.T. (2021) The Experience of Using Dating Applications for Sexual Hook-Ups: A Qualitative Exploration among HIV-Negative Men Who Have Sex With Men in Hong Kong. Journal of Sex Research, DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2021.1886227
  • Luk T.T., ZHAO S., Wu Y., Wong J.Y.H., Wang M.P. and Lam T.H. (2021). Prevalence and determinants of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine hesitancy in Hong Kong: A population-based survey. Vaccine, 39, 3602-3607.
  • Nam S., Kim H., Hong S., Wong J.Y.H. and Fong D.Y.T. (2021). The development of a shortened, Korean version of the Anticipated Turnover Scale for hospital nurses. Research in Nursing & Health, 44, 548-558.
  • Nam S., Hong S., Kim H., Wong J.Y.H. and Fong D.Y.T. (2021). Reliability and validity of the Korean 12‐item Perception of Aggression Scale. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing.
  • Li S., Fong D.Y.T., Wan S.L.Y., McPherson D.B., Lau E.Y.Y., Huang L., Ip M.S.M. and Wong J.Y.H. (2021). A Short Form of the Chinese Version of the Weinstein Noise Sensitivity Scale through Optimal Test Assembly. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 879.
  • Kwok, C.Y.T., Wong, M.S., Chan, K.L., Kwan, M.P., Nichol, J.E., Liu, C.H., Wong, J.Y.H., Wai, A.K.Ch., Chan, L.W.C., Xu, Y., Li, H., Huang, J., Kan, Z. (2021). Spatial analysis of the impact of urban geometry and socio-demographic characteristics on COVID-19, a study in Hong Kong. Science of The Total Environment, 764, .
  • Zhang W, Choi EPH, Fong DY, Wong JY. (2021). A Moderated Mediation Analysis of Condom Negotiation and Sexual Orientation on the Relationship Between Sexual Coercion and Condom Use in Chinese Young Women: Cross-Sectional Study JMIR Public Health and Surveillance,7(1):e24269. doi: 10.2196/24269.
  • Choi W.Y.K., Choi P.H., Chow E.P.F., Wan Y.F.E., Wong W.C.W., Wong J.Y.H. and Fong D.Y.T. (2021). The Experience of Using Dating Applications for Sexual Hook-Ups: A Qualitative Exploration among HIV-Negative Men Who Have Sex With Men in Hong Kong The Journal of Sex Research, 1-10.
  • GUO N., ZHAO S., Weng X., Wu Y., Luk T.T., Wong J.Y.H., Lam T.H. and Wang M.P. (2021). Associations of COVID-19 online information sources and information overload with psychological distress symptoms: population-based cross-sectional study, Translational Behavioral Medicine, 11 (7), 1330-1338.
  • Guo Z, Zhao SZ, Guo N, Wu Y, Weng X, Wong JY, Lam TH, Wang MP. (2021). Socioeconomic Disparities in eHealth Literacy and Preventive Behaviors During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Hong Kong: Cross-sectional Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(4):e24577. doi: 10.2196/24577
  • Chen J.Y., Chin W.Y., Tiwari A.F.Y., Wong J.Y.H., Wong I.C.K., Worsley A.J., Feng Y., Sham M.H., Tsang J.P.Y. and Lau W.C.S. (2021) Validation of the perceived stress scale (PSS-10) in medical and health sciences students in Hong Kong, The Asia Pacific Scholar, 6 (2), 31-37.

Modified Date: 15 May, 2024
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