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Professor Shum is a neuropsychologist who has over 30 years of experience in the assessment and rehabilitation of higher-level cognitive functions (e.g., attention, memory, and executive function) in normal and brain-injured children and adults. He has published a number of neuropsychological tests such as theComprehensive Assessment of Prospective Memory and the Australian Retrograde Memory Test and has also conducted many randomized controlled trials that evaluated the effectiveness of training/intervention on brain functions. Professor Shum has been awarded over 25 national and international competitive grants by funding bodies such as the Australian Research Council, the National Health and Medical Research Council in Australia and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council. He has published 4 books, 1 edited book, 8 book chapters, over 235 refereed journal articles, and 6 encyclopaedia entries. Professor Shum has been invited to present his research at many national and international conferences and he is on the editorial board of international journals such as Neuropsychological Rehabilitation and PsyCh Journal. In 2015, Professor Shum was appointed an Honorary Academic Consultant at the Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, Chinese Mainland. In 2017, he was appointed a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, Chinese Mainland.

Research interests

  • Prospective memory problems in older individuals and patients with brain injury
  • Cognitive neuroscience of human memory and executive function
  • Cognitive and social cognitive impairments in people with mental health problems

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Arts, Massey University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Massey University



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