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Research interests

Gerontological nursing, dementia care, caregiver support, evidence-based practice for chronic disease management


SN523 Care of Older Persons with Cognitive Impairment 

SN3209 Health and Ageing 

SN5851 Dissertation I — Master student supervisor


Dr. Shanshan Wang is a Research Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is a registered nurse and nursing researcher. Dr. Wang was the awardee of the RGC-Fulbright Hong Kong Research Scholar Award, which supported her in studying at Johns Hopkins University from 2019 to 2020. Her research area is gerontological nursing, dementia care, evidence-based practice, bibliotherapy, and self-help intervention. She is passionate about using evidence-based interventions to promote the well-being of older adults, especially those with cognitive impairment, and their informal caregivers. Dr. Wang serves as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals, such as International Journal of Nursing Studies, Journal of Aging and Health, Frontiers in Psychiatry, BMC Geriatrics, and Nursing Open. 

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

Doctor of Philosophy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

External positions

External Examiner, Caritas Institute of Higher Education

1 Sep 202230 Sep 2024


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