Dr. AU May-lan, Alma 區美蘭博士

Title: 
Associate Professor
Qualifications: 

Registered Clinical Psychologist (HKPS) & Neuropsychologist (BPS)
PhD (CUHK)
PgD (LondonU)
MScoSci (HKU)
MSc (Edinburgh)
BSc (Lancaster)

Email: 
ssalma@polyu.edu.hk
Phone: 
2766 7746
Office: 
GH313
Specialism: 

Development of Bio-psychosocial Model of Care in Neuropsychology;
Medical and Health Psychology
Bio-psychosocial and sustainable models of care

My URLs:  
ORCID

Teaching: 

Cognitive Neuroscience Methods in Applied Settings
Psycho-Educational Assessment II
Attentional Control and Social Adaptation
Foundational Competencies

Selected Publications: 

Hofer, Busch, Au A., Poláčková Šolcová I, Tavel P, Tsien T. (In press). Generativity does not necessarily satisfy all your needs: Associations among cultural demand for generativity, generative concern, generative action and need satisfaction in the elderly in four cultures. Developmental Psychology.

Au, A. (2015.). Working with Older Adults: Innovations and Implementation [Special Issue]. Clinical Gerontologist, 38 (3).

Au, A., Gallagher-Thompson, D., Wong, M.K., Leung, J., Chan, W.C., Chan, C.C., Lai, M.K., Lu, H. J., Chan K. (2015). Behavioral activation for dementia caregivers: Scheduling pleasant events and enhancing communications. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 10, 611-619.

Hofer, Busch, Au A., Poláčková Šolcová I, Tavel P, Tsien T. (2014). Generativity does not necessarily satisfy all your needs: Associations among cultural demand for generativity, generative concern, generative action and need satisfaction in the elderly in four cultures.
Psychology and Aging, 29, 764-775.

Hofer, Busch, Au A., Poláčková Šolcová I, Tavel P, Tsien T. (2014). For the benefit of others: Generativity and meaning in life in the elderly in four cultures. Psychology of Aging. 29(4), , 764-775

Kwok, T., Au, A., Wong, B., Ip, I. Mak, V. & Ho, F. (2014). Effectiveness of online cognitive behavioral therapy on family caregivers of people with dementia. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 631-636.

Ivanova, M.Y., Achenbach, T.M., Rescorla, L.A, Turner, L.V., Au, A., Bellini, M., et al. (2015). Syndromes of self-reported psychopathology for ages 18-59 in 28 societies. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 37, 171-183.

Chambers, S. K. , Hyde, M. K. , Au, A., Ip, D. , Shum, D. & Dunn, J. (2013). A systematic review of psycho-oncology research in Chinese populations: emerging trends. European Journal of Cancer Care, 22(6), 824-31.

Au, A., Li, S., Lee, K., Leung, P., Pan, P. C. , Thompson, L. & Gallagher-Thompson, D. (2010). The coping with caregiving group program for Chinese caregivers of patients with Alzheimer’s disease in Hong Kong. Patient Education and Counseling, 78, 256-260.

Au, A., Shardlow, S. M., Teng, Y., Tsien, T . & Chan C. (2013). Coping strategies and social support seeking behaviour among Chinese caring for older people with dementia. Aging & Society, 33, 1422-1441.

Au A, Lai M. K., Lau K. M., Pan P. C., Lam L., Thompson L. & Gallagher-Thompson D. (2009). “Social support and well-being in dementia family caregivers: The mediating role of self-efficacy”. Aging and Mental Health, 13, 761-768.


Au A., Cheng, C., Chan, I., Leung, P., Li, P. & Heaton R. K. (2008). “Subjective memory complaints, mood and memory deficits among HIV/AIDS patients in Hong Kong.” Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 30, 338-348.

 

Major Grants 

Health Care and Promotion Fund (Re: H-ZG45 from 2010 to 2011): 03100115)
(As principal investigator)
Volunteer Assisted Support Teleprogram for Dementia Caregivers

German Research Council (Re: H-ZG45 from 2010 to 2011)
(As principal investigator)
Determinants of successful aging: a cross-cultural study

AIDS Trust Fund (Ref: MSS 205R from 2012 to 2014)
(As principal investigator)
Exploring Prospective Memory in HIV: Objective measures versus subjective reports of difficulties in remembering to remember

Save the Children Hong Kong (from 2014 to 2015)
(As principal investigator)
Commissioned Study on Poverty and Special Educational Needs: Interventions

Health and Medical Research Fund: (from 2014 to 2016)(As co-investigator)
The effectiveness of group behavioral activation in the treatment of sub-threshold depression in primary care in Hong Kong

UCG Teaching and Learning Grant (from 2014 to 2017)
(As co-investigator)
Transforming Large Classes into Interactive Learning Environment: Implementation and evaluation of blended learning strategies with LMS and Students Response System

Employment Retraining Board (from 2014 to 2015)
(As principal investigator)
Training older adults

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Faculty Collaborative Research Scheme between Social Sciences and Health Sciences (from 2015 to 2017)
(As principal investigator)
Towards sustainable health care: Capitalizing on the multiple benefits of volunteer-assisted telephone coaching (VATC) program for parents

Hong Kong Jockey Club (from 2015 to 2018)
Age Friendly Cities
(As principal investigator with Teresa Tsien)