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Dr. CHIU Yu Lung Marcus (趙雨龍博士)

BSW(HKP), MSc(Manchester), PhD(Manchester)
PQS(UK)

Associate Professor

Research Studies Coordinator

Contact Information

Office: Y7518 ACAD
Phone: 34425218
Email: mylchiu@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Program Evaluation, Caregiving, Mental Health, Child & Family

Dr. Chiu prides himself as a pioneer in the mental health field of carer advocacy. The Family Link mental health psychoeducation program he launched has benefited several thousands of carers in six different Asian countries/cities (i.e. Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, and Philippines). He was formerly the Chief Editor for the Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, and the Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, and is currently a member of the Editorial Committees of six peer-reviewed journals. Before joining CityU, he was the Graduate Coordinator and the Deputy Head of the Social Work Department of National University of Singapore. He is an honorary fellow to a number of research institute and is a Steering Committee member for the NAI, of NUS, which is a bilateral collaboration with University of Washngton St. Louis. He is still leading a few consultancy projects of the MSF of Singapore Government.

He earned his Masters of Science and Doctoral Degree in mental health social work, from the Victoria University of Manchester respectively in 1991 and 1995. He is a teacher, practitioner, and researcher and has close affiliation with mental health service providers in Hong Kong and Singapore. He has been an old comrade who has rendered his faithful teaching and services for more than 20 years.



Award and Achievement

  • Jun 2016 “Excellent Research Award Grant” ODPRT, National University of Singapore.


Previous Experience

  • 2012 - 2016, Associate Professor (Tenured), National University of Singapore.
  • 1997 - 2012, Asst, Associate Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University.
  • 1996 - 1997, Lecturer, Hong Kong Polytechnic.


Research Grant

  • Empowering Caregivers of People with Schizophrenia: Comparing Intervention Effectiveness of Family Link Education Programme (FLEP), Narrative Practice Group (CNGP) and Integrative Pee, UGC/FDS15/M01/15, UGC, Amount: HKD $849,850, 2016 - 2017, Ruth Zhou (PI), Marcus Chiu (Co-I).
  • 2015-16 Smoking habits, knowledge and attitudes towards smoking between people with and without mental illness in Singapore , SATA Health Research Fund, Amount: SGD $86,000, 2015 - 2016, Marcus Y L Chiu (PI), Roger Ho (Co-I), Cyrus Ho (Co-I).
  • A Baseline Study of Social Work Practice in Family Services, and the validation of FAST Assessment Tool , Ministry of Social & Family Development, Singapore, Amount: SGD $442,239, 2015 - 2017, Marcus Y L Chiu (PI), Corinne Goh (Co-I), K P Choi (Co-I), Peace Wong (Co-I), Y M Chan (Co-I).
  • An Evaluation of A Pilot Project To Strengthen Support For Vulnerable Families In Singapore, Ministry of Social & Family Development, Singapore, Amount: SGD $518,208, 2014 - 2017, Marcus Y L Chiu (PI), Corinne Goh (Co-I), K P Choi (Co-I).


External Services


Community Service

  • 2017 - Now, Board Member, Stewards (Hong Kong).Hong Kong.


Service in CityU


Administrative Assignment

  • Jan 2017 - Now, Department Strategic Planning Committee, Member.
  • Jan 2017 - Now, Research Education Committee, Chair.


Editorial Committee Works

  • 1. Editor-In-Chief, Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work (Jun 2013-Dec 2016 ) (Routledge)
    2. Editorial Committee, Hong Kong Journal of Social Work (2011- ) (World Scientific)
    3. Editorial Committee, Social Work in Mental Health (2015- ) (Taylor & Francis)
    4. Editorial Committee, Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work (2015-) (Taylor & Francis)
    5. Editorial Committee, Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy (2017-) (Taylor & Francis)
    6. Editorial Committee, Contemporary Social Work (Taiwan) (2016-)
    7. Editorial Committee, Applied Research in Quality of Life (Springer) (2017-)
    8. Editor-In-Chief, Hong Kong Journal of Social Work (Jan 2009- Dec 2010)
    9. Managing Editor, Hong Kong Journal of Social Work (Jan 2006- Dec 2008)


Editorial Reviewer for Journals

  • Mindfulness (Springer)
    Research in Developmental Disabilities (Elsevier)
    Journal of Intellectual Disability Research (Sage)
    Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities (Wiley)
    Japan Journal of Nursing Science (Wiley)
    Human Relations (Sage)
    Quality of Life Research (Springer)
    British Journal of Social Work (Oxford University Press)
    Community Mental Health Journal (Springer)
    Social Work in Health (Taylor & Francis)
    Social Work in Mental Health (Taylor & Francis)
    Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work (Taylor & Francis)
    Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health (Springer)


Refereed Journal Articles

  • Ho, S.C., Ho, R., Chiu, Y.L.M. (forthcoming) Global Prevalence of Elder Abuse: A Meta-Analysis and Meta-Regression. East Asian Archives of Psychiatry.

    Chiu M.Y.L. (forthcoming) Chapter 7: Familization of Indonesian Domestic Workers in Singapore, in. Reiko Ogawa, Akiko Oishi, Raymond K H Chan & Lih-Rong Wang (eds) Gender, Care and Migration in East Asia. Palgrave Macmillan.

    Chiu M.Y.L., Zhou, R.D.H., Tong, A.K.K., Tonsing, K.N., & Yiu, M.G.C. (2017) Asset-Based Community Mental Health: An evidence-based support program by lay mental health ambassadors. Asia Pacific Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy, 8(2):150-164. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21507686.2017.1349684

    Zhou, R.D.H., Chiu, Y.L.M, Chui, W.Y. (2017) Development and Validation of the Marital Metaphor Questionnaire (MMQ-10) for Urban Chinese Women. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 43(1): 65-81. DOI: 10.1111/jmft.12181 (IF:2.528)

    Chan, K.K.W., Chiu, Y.L.M., Evans, S., Huxley, P. and Ng, Y.L. (2016) Application of SCOPE-C to measure social inclusion among mental health services users in Hong Kong. Community Mental Health Journal, 52(8): 1113-1117. DOI: 10.1007/s10597-015-9907.z (IF:1.111).

    Chiu, Y.L.M, Wong, H.T., Yang, X. (2016) Weather Preference and Perceived Weather Effects among Chinese Adolescents. Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics, 21(3):168-177. (IF: 0.106)

    Teo, P.L., Chiu, M.Y.L. (2016) An Ecological Study of Families in Transitional Housing-'Housed but not Homed'. Housing Studies, 31(5):560-577. DOI: 10.1080/02673037.2015.1106064. First online 12 Jan 2016 (IF:1.309).

    Ho, T.W., Guo, Y.Q., Chiu, M.Y.L., Chen, S., Zhao, Y. (2016) Spatial Illustration of Healthcare Workforce Accessibility Index in China—How Far Has the Healthcare Reform from 2009 Brought Us?. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 24(1):54-60. doi: 10.1111/ajr.12198. (IF:1.343).

    Chan, K., Huxley, P., Chiu, M.Y.L., Evans, S., Ma, Y. (2016). Social inclusion and health conditions among Chinese immigrants in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom: An exploratory study. Social Indicators Research, 126(2), pp 657-672. DOI: 10.1007/s11205-015-0910-0. (IF:1.26)

    Yang, X., Bryne, V., Chiu, M.Y.L (2016) Caregiving Experience for Children with Intellectual Disabilities among Parents in a Developing Area in China. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 29(1):46-57 Article first published online : 5 MAR 2015, DOI: 10.1111/jar.12157 (IF:1.137)

    Huxley, P.J., Chan, K., Chiu, M., Ma, Y., Gaze, S., Evans, S. (2016) The social and community opportunities profile social inclusion measure: Structural equivalence and differential item functioning in community mental health residents in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 62(2): 133–140. DOI: 10.1177/0020764015607550.

    Chan, K., Evans, S., Chiu, M.Y.L., Leung, L., Huxley, P. (2015). Relationship between health, experience of discrimination, and social inclusion among mental health service users in Hong Kong. Social Indicators Research, 124(1): 127-139. (IF:1.26) DOI: 1007/s11205-014-0780-x

    Chiu, M.Y.L., Yang, X., Wong, F.H.T., Li, J. (2015). The mediating effect of affective stigma between face concern and general mental health – the case of Chinese caregivers of children with intellectual disability. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 36:437-446. (DOI) 10.1016/j.ridd.2014.10.024 (IF:2.735)

    Wong, F.H.T., Chiu, M.Y.L., Lee T.C., Senior Citizen Home Safety Association. (2015) The Influence of Weather on Health-related Help-seeking Behavior of Senior Citizens in Hong Kong. International Journal of Biometeorology, 59(3): 373-376. (DOI) 10.1007/s00484-014-0831-7 (IF: 2.59)

    Chan, K., Evans, S., Ng, Y.L., Chiu, M.Y.L., Huxley, P.J. (2014). A Concept Mapping Study On Social Inclusion In Hong Kong. Social Indicator Research, 119:121-137. (DOI) 10.1007/s11205-013-0498-1 (IF:1.26)

    Davidson, L., Chiu, M.Y.L. (2014). An Introduction to the Special Issue on Recovery. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 24(1-2):1-4. (SSCI)

    Chiu, M.Y.L., Wong, F.H.T., Ho, W.W.N. (2014). Rasch analysis of the SAMHSA Recovery Inventory for Chinese (SAMHSA-RIC). International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 60(3): 254–262. First online first published on May 23, 2013 as doi:10.1177/0020764013485327 (IF:1.50)

    Chiu, M.Y.L., Davidson, L., Lo, T.L., Yiu, G.C. and Ho, W.W.N. (2013) "Modeling self-agency among People with Schizophrenia: empirical evidence for consumer-based recovery". Psychopathology, 46(6):413-20. Article first published online: 14 Feb 2013 DOI: 10.1159/000345834 (IF: 1.89)

    Chiu, M.Y.L., Zhou, R.D. (2013) Single Mothers or Women in Single Parenthood? The report and reflection on the development of a brief marital metaphor questionnaire (MMQ-10). Asian Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 23(3): 198-214. Online first on 12 June 2013; DOI:10.1080/02185385.2013.803934 (SSCI)

    Chiu, M.Y.L., Yang, X., Wong, F.H.T., Li, J.H. and Li, J. (2013) Caregiving of children with intellectual disabilities in China – an examination of affiliate stigma and the cultural thesis. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 57(12): 1117-1129. Article first published online: 24 SEP 2012. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2012.01624.x (IF: 2.41)

    Chiu, M.Y.L., Wei, G. F.W., Lee S., Choovanichvong, S., Wong, F.H.T. (2013) Empowering caregivers – Impact analysis of FamilyLink Education Programme (FLEP) in Hong Kong, Taipei, and Bangkok. International Journal of Social Psychiatry. 59(1):28-39. doi: 10.1177/0020764011423171. Epub 2011 Oct 3. (IF:1.50)

    19. Davidson, L., Chiu, M.Y.L. (2014). An Introduction to the Special Issue on Recovery. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 24(1-2):1-4. (SSCI)

    Chiu, M.Y.L., Davidson, L., Lo, T.L., Yiu, G.C. and Ho, W.W.N. (2013) "Modeling self-agency among People with Schizophrenia: empirical evidence for consumer-based recovery". Psychopathology, 46(6):413-20. Article first published online: 14 Feb 2013 DOI: 10.1159/000345834 (IF: 1.89)

    Chiu, M.Y.L., Zhou, R.D. (2013) Single Mothers or Women in Single Parenthood? The report and reflection on the development of a brief marital metaphor questionnaire (MMQ-10). Asian Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 23(3): 198-214. Online first on 12 June 2013; DOI:10.1080/02185385.2013.803934 (SSCI)

    Chiu, M.Y.L., Yang, X., Wong, F.H.T., Li, J.H. and Li, J. (2013) Caregiving of children with intellectual disabilities in China – an examination of affiliate stigma and the cultural thesis. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 57(12): 1117-1129. Article first published online: 24 SEP 2012. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2012.01624.x (IF: 2.41)

    Chiu, M.Y.L., Wei, G. F.W., Lee S., Choovanichvong, S., Wong, F.H.T. (2013) Empowering caregivers – Impact analysis of FamilyLink Education Programme (FLEP) in Hong Kong, Taipei, and Bangkok. International Journal of Social Psychiatry. 59(1):28-39. doi: 10.1177/0020764011423171. Epub 2011 Oct 3. (IF:1.50)

    Chiu, M.Y.L. (2012) Recovery and advocacy: contextualizing justice in relation to recovery from mental illness in East Asia. In Rudnick, A. (ed). Recovery of People with Mental Illness: Philosophical and Related Perspectives. Oxford University Press, pp.279-303.

    Shen, A.C.T., Chiu, M.Y.L., Gao, J.X. (2012). Predictors of dating violence among Chinese adolescents: The role of gender-role beliefs and justification of violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27(6): 1066-1089. First online February 10, 2012, doi: 10.1177/0886260511424497. (IF: 1.64)

    Ho, W.W.N., Chiu, M.Y.L., Lo, T.L., Yiu, M.G.C. (2010) Relevancy and Challenges of Recovery Model: a primer review. Hong Kong Journal of Mental Health, 36(2): 50-63.

    Chiu, M.Y.L., Winnie W.N. Ho (2010) Intent to Re-marry among Chinese Elderly Widowers - an oasis or an abyss? American Journal of Men’s Health. 4(3): 258-266. (IF:1.269)

    Chiu, M.Y.L., Ho,W.W.N., Lo, T.L., Yiu, M.G.C. (2010) Operationalization of the SAMHSA Model of Recovery: a quality of life perspective. Quality of Life Research, 19(1):1-13. (IF: 2.86)

    Ho, W.W.N., Chiu, M.Y.L., Lo, T.L., Yiu, M.G.C. (2010) Recovery Components as Determinants of the Health Related Quality of Life among Patients with Schizophrenia: A Structural Equation Modeling Analysis. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 44:71-84. (IF:3.765)

    Chan, T.M. Simon, Chiu, W.S. Sammy, Chiu, M.Y.L. (2010) One Country Two Cities: Comparison of the Perceived Cohesion in Guangzhou and Hong Kong. In K.H. Mok & Y.W. Ku (Eds.) Social Cohesion in Greater China: Challenges for Social Policy and Governance. London: Imperial College Press and World Scientific, pp121-146.

    Chiu, M.Y.L., Winnie W.N. Ho (2009) Mental Distress and Internal Stigma in Seeking Professional Help among Women of Tin Shui Wai. Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, 43(1):67-76.

    Chiu, M.Y.L. (2007) Re-searching Social Work Research, China Social Work Research 5:239-255.(in Chinese)

    Chan K.K.L., Chiu, M.Y.L. (2007) The Politics of Citizenship Formation: Political Participation of Mental Health Service Users in Hong Kong. Asian Journal of Social Science, 35(2):195-215. (SSCI)

    Chiu, M.Y.L., Chan K.K.L. (2007) Community Attitudes toward Discriminatory Practice against People with Severe Mental Illness in Hong Kong. International Journal of Social Psychiatry 53(2): 159-174. (IF:1.50)

    Chiu, M.Y.L., Wei, G.F.W., Lee, S. (2006) Personal Tragedy or System Failure – A Qualitative Analysis of Narratives of Caregivers of People with Severe Mental Illness in Hong Kong and Taiwan. International Journal of Social Psychiatry. 52: 413-423. (IF:1.50)

    Chiu, M.Y.L., Hung R.C.H. (2006) Decision-Making of Chinese Caregivers for Adult Out-of-home Placement, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 50(9): 678-89. (IF: 2.41)

    Chiu, M.Y.L., Winnie W.N. Ho (2006) Family relations and mental health of unemployed middle-aged Chinese men. Journal of Mental Health, 15(2):191-203. (IF:1.762)

    Lee, S., Chiu, M.Y.L., Tsang, A., Chui, H., & Kleinman, A. (2006) Stigmatizing experience and structural discrimination associated with the treatment of schizophrenia in Hong Kong. Social Science & Medicine, 62:1685-1696. (IF: 2.558)

    Wei, F.W., Chiu, M.Y.L. (2005) The Pilot Study of the Effectiveness of the FamilyLink Mental Health Education Program in Taiwan, Soochow Journal of Social Work, 12(6), 19-29. (In Chinese)

    Lee, S., Lee, M.T.Y., Chiu, M.Y.L. & Kleinman, A. (2005) Experience of Social Stigma by People with Schizophrenia in Hong Kong. British Journal of Psychiatry, 186:153-157. (IF: 6.62)

    Chiu, M.Y.L. (2004) Why Chinese Women did not seek help: a cultural perspective on the psychology of women. Counselling Psychology Quarterly. 17(2): 155-166.

    Chiu, M.Y.L. (2002) “Formal and Informal Help-seeking of Chinese Families in a Hong Kong New Town”. Journal of Social Policy and Social Work 6(1): 221-240. (TSSCI)

    Chiu, M.Y.L. (2000) “A critical Review of the Development of Mental Health Services in 60s and 70s – a triangular analysis of state, NGOs and citizens”, Hong Kong Journal of Mental Health, 29(1):p26-48. (In Chinese)


Authored / Edited Books and Manuals

  • 1. Chiu, M.Y.L. & Davidson, L. (Eds) (2014) Special Issue: Recovery-Oriented Practices in Mental Health – Experiences in Asia and Oceania. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 24(1-2), 125 pages.

    2. Chiu M.Y.L. (ed.) (2007) The Stories of 11 People with Mental Handicap. Mental Health Association of Hong Kong (in Chinese). (ISBN: 961-8230-13-1)

    3. Chiu M.Y.L Tsun, A.O.K. (ed.) (2005) Child & Adolescent Mental Health – touch & care. Taiwan: Taiwan Psychological Press (in Chinese). (ISBN: 957-7028-06-6)

    4. Chiu, M.Y.L.(ed) (2005) Days after Tomorrow – Teenage Suicide Prevention Manual. Mental Health Association of Hong Kong.

    5. Chiu, M.Y.L., Cheung, M.T.Y., Ng, L.K., Ng, S.Y.Y. (2004) FamilyLink Mental Health Education Pack. (ISBN: 988-9724-51-0)

    6. Chiu, M.Y.L., Tong, A.K.K., Law, E.Y.M.(2003) A Practice Manual on Resilient Life Education Project. Hong Kong Baptist University. (ISBN: 988-9724-51-0)

    7. Chiu M.Y.L., Wong, V.C.W., Chiu, S.W.S., (ed.) (2003) Empowerment: New Social Work Perspectives. Taiwan: WuNam Press, p368. (in Chinese).

    8. Chiu M.Y.L., Hui-Lo, J.M.C. (2000) The Inner Work with Adults, Hong Kong Writers’ and Poublishers’ Co-operative, 162 pp. (in Chinese) 。(ISBN: 962-7104-53-1)

    9. Chiu M.Y.L. (1999) Social Evolution of Love: a study of mate selection among psychiatric sufferers, London: Ashgate, (ISBN: 1-84014-940-X)


Last update date : 03 Mar 2017