Ms. Roni Man Ying CHIU

Roni completed her Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Hong Kong, before studying a Master's degree in Cognitive Neurosciences at University College London. She joined our team as a research assistant at the Centre of Child and Family Sciences at EDUHK. Her research interests include cognitive and psychological changes induced by health behaviours. She likes travelling (she backpacked around Europe in 20 days – worst decision of her life, she now prefers slow-travelling), reading (currently her favorite fiction is If We Were Villains, by M.L Rio and non-fiction-wise, The Consciousness Instinct by Prof. Machael S. Gazzniga), and playing video games(she considers BOTW, The legend of Zelda, as the greatest game of all time bar none!).



Ms. Siwei XU

Siwei is a Doctor of Education student at EdUHK. She completed her undergraduate studies at Shenzhen University, before moving to England to study a Master's at Durham University. Whilst working as a research assistant at Vanke School of Public Health, Tsinghua University, she became interested in health psychology and health education. She was fascinated by how different behavioural psychology theories could be applied in health interventions. In addition to research, she also enjoys meditation and reading spiritual books.




Behavioural Assessment, Digital Health, and Social Science Laboratory 

Ms. Kiko Ka Hei LEUNG (Lab Manager)

Kiko is the Lab Manager at BADHASS Lab, and is currently a full-time Project Assistant at EdUHK’s Faculty of Education and Human Development. After completing her Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management at the Open University of Hong Kong, she went on to work at a variety of HK universities over 9 years. Her research interests include health promotion and motivation. When she’s not researching “Active School Programme”, you will find Kiko exploring the world or cooking yummy food.

Derwin Chan Research

 Lab Members

Dr. Derwin King Chung CHAN (Director)

Derwin is the director of BADHASS Lab. He leads the lab’s research into the psychological and behavioural processes involved in health, sport, education, and medical adherence. Derwin works closely with all lab members, from collaborators and research assistants to admin and students. He loves sports, and when he’s not spending time with his two young kids, you will be able to find Derwin somewhere in Hong Kong either running, cycling, inline skating, playing golf, or swimming.


Dr. Kyra Hamilton

  • Health and Psychology Innovations (HaPILaborary, School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Australia

Postgraduate Researchers

Collaborators and Friends


Ms. SU Linyi

Diana earned both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Sichuan University, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education degree at EdUHK. Diana's research interests include organisational behaviour, sports psychology, and personal well-being. Outside of the lab, you can find Diana with her hands covered in chalk, attached to a rope, clinging perilously to the side of a cliff, as climbing allows her to be close to nature.




Prof. Martin Hagger

  • Social & Health Psychology Applied Behavioral Research for Promotion & Prevention (SHARPP) Lab, Psychological Sciences, University of California, Merced, USA


Dr. James Dimmock

  • Psychology of Active, Health Living Group (PAHL),  Department of Psychology, James Cook University, Australia

Dr. Alfred Sing Yeung LEE

Alfred is a motivated young scholar whose expertise is in the areas of school psychology, health psychology, and behavioural medicine. Alfred obtained his PhD from the University of Hong Kong in 2020. His PhD  focused on applying psychological theories for the development of health-related smartphone applications. Following his PhD, Alfred has worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Centre for Child and Family Science at the Education University of Hong Kong. Here he researches the development and evaluation of positive psychology interventions that promote the well-being of kindergarten teachers and parents.

Ms. Tracy Chor Wai TANG

Tracy completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of London’s Goldsmiths’ College, and her Master’s degree at King’s College, London. Now, after working at two universities to enrich her research experience, she is pursuing a PhD at EdUHK. Tracy’s research experience lies in health-related psychological processes, behavioural medicine, and wellbeing.  She is a managing associate editor of Stress and Health, and provides support and training to the editorial board of the journal. When she’s not hard at work you can find her exploring Hong Kong’s hiking trails and finding places with good food.

Lab Members

Ms. Alison Wing Lam WAN 

Alison is currently studying for a PhD at EdUHK’s Faculty of Education and Human Development. After completing a bachelor’s degree in Applied Sciences (Health Studies) from SPEED at HK Polytechnic University, and a Master’s Degree in Nutrition, Food Science and Technology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, she worked as a Research Assistant at the Centre for Child and Family Science at EdUHK.

Alison’s research looks at the factors associated with healthy diets, food choices, and eating behaviours among children. In her spare time, she loves travelling to Japan, listening to Taylor Swift or watching the American television situation comedies, such as the Big Bang Theory.

Dr. Joan CHUNG

Joan finished her first degree and PGDE at the University of Hong Kong. Recently, she completed her doctorate at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and spent time as a visiting scholar for research at Trinity Western University in Canada,  as well as being a postdoctoral researcher at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Joan’s research  interests include intercultural communication and critical discourse analysis in Applied Linguistics, self-regulated writing, and curriculum and assessments in English Language Education, and sport psychology in Early Childhood Education. When not hard at work you can find Joan relaxing in the pool or playing badminton.