Professor Sandra Chan

Coordinator, Suicide Research, Chinese University of Hong Kong

 Sandra Sau Man Chan is currently based at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Assistant Dean for Student Support in the Faculty of Medicine.

Dr Chan received her MBChB from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK), the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists, and the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Psychiatry). Her current clinical expertise encompasses mood disorders, neuroimaging-guided neuromodulation for treatment-refractory depression, and psychodynamic psychotherapy; while her research interests lie in functional brain mapping for mood disorders, and network-informed transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment-refractory major depressive disorder.

Her research has been widely published in leading international peer-review journals. She has received multiple competitive grants and funding for both population-based and clinic-based studies from organisations such as the US National Institute of Health, the Hong Kong Research Grant Council and the Hospital Authority Health Care & Promotion Fund, where she regularly collaborates with local and international institutions in the capacity of principle or co-investigator. Aside from her everyday duties, Dr Chan is actively involved with professional societies, and holds many positions including, among many others, the incumbent Chair of the Research Committee and Council Member of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists; Chair and Convenor of the DEC Subcommittee for MMR, the Mental Health Association of Hong Kong; and a Member of the World Psychiatric Association Psychotherapy Section.


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