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Doris Yu



University of Hong Kong

Professor Doris Yu is Professor at the School of Nursing, LKS Faculty of Medicine, HKU. With the research expertise in gerontology and geriatric care, Professor Yu obtained over USD$ 21.7 million research grants to support the studies on prevalent elderly issues including geriatric symptom management, disease management models for debilitating diseases, brain health promotion, strength-based and family-oriented models on dementia care and caregiving. She is currently the Associate Director of the Sau Po Center on Aging, HKU. She actively support the development and application of evidence-based practice in aged care service. In terms of academic contribution, she is the Editor of the Journal of Advanced Nursing, and serves the editorial board of several journals in nursing, gerontology and geriatric cardiology. Professor Yu actively engages in knowledge translation, and successfully secured about USD$ 11 million of donations to implement evidence-based programs to prepare the society for population aging, enhance territory-wide brain health promotion and develop social capital to increase the wellness of socially deprived older adults. Professor Yu is member of several expert advisory panels of the HKSAR Government to support priority-setting for research funding and aged care policy. She also acts as consultant to support aged service development in the flagship NGOs in Hong Kong.

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