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Research interests

Gerontological nursing, dementia care, caregiver support, evidence-based practice, technology-based interventions, robot-assisted activity

Teaching

SN523 Care of Older Persons with Cognitive Impairment 

SN5851 Dissertation I — Master student supervisor

SN5851 Dissertation II — Master student supervisor

SN5102 Nursing Older People

SN402 Gerontological Nursing

SN3209 Health and Ageing 

 

Biography

Dr. Shanshan Wang is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is a registered nurse and nursing researcher. Dr. Wang was honored with the prestigious RGC-Fulbright Hong Kong Research Scholar Award, which facilitated her academic pursuits at Johns Hopkins University from 2019 to 2020. Her research expertise lies in the field of gerontological nursing, specifically focusing on dementia care, evidence-based practice, bibliotherapy, and self-help intervention. She is dedicated in developing and implementing evidence-based interventions to enhance the well-being of older adults, especially those with cognitive impairment, and their informal caregivers.

Driven by her passion for advancing knowledge in this domain, Dr. Wang has successfully secured several competitive external research grants including the General Research Fund (GRF), Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF), and the Health and Medical Research Fund Research Fellowship Scheme (HMRF Fellowship). Furthermore, she actively contributes to academia through her roles as an editorial board member for BMC Nursing and Special Issue Editor for Nursing Open while also serving as a reviewer for esteemed peer-reviewed journals such as The Lancet Healthy Longevity, International Journal of Nursing Studies, Journal of Aging and Health, Frontiers in Psychiatry, and BMC Geriatrics.

Dr. Wang is currently accepting PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. If you are interested, please kindly submit your CV via email, along with a statement outlining your research interests.

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 Sept 202230 Sept 2024

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