Dr CHAN, Chun Ho Randolph   陳俊豪
Associate Head
Department of Special Education and Counselling
Phone No: (852) 2948 8408
Fax No: (852) 2948 7794
Email: rchchan@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0002-4604-5154
Phone
(852) 2948 8408
Fax
(852) 2948 7794
Email
rchchan@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
56814258300
Research Interest
  • Mental and behavioral health of youth and marginalized populations
  • Sexual and gender diversity
  • Recovery-oriented mental health services
  • Minority stress, stigma, and resilience processes
    • People with mental health difficulties
    • People of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC)
    • People living with HIV
Teaching Interest
  • Inclusive classroom for diverse learning
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Education project
Professional Profile

Dr. Randolph Chan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Special Education and Counselling (SEC). He obtained his PhD in Psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Before joining SEC, he worked as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at the University of Hong Kong. His research areas focus on health and well-being of youth and marginalized populations with a particular emphasis on sexual and gender minorities as well as people with mental health difficulties. Specifically, his research examines social and community factors (such as minority stress and societal stigma) that affect wellness and diversity. His research also seeks to understand how members of marginalized groups draw on resilience resources to positively adapt within the context of social adversity.

Research Interest

  • Mental and behavioral health of youth and marginalized populations
  • Sexual and gender diversity
  • Recovery-oriented mental health services
  • Minority stress, stigma, and resilience processes
    • People with mental health difficulties
    • People of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC)
    • People living with HIV
Teaching Interest

  • Inclusive classroom for diverse learning
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Education project
Selected Output

Journal Publications
Chan, R. C. H. (2021). Effects of online heterosexist experiences on physical and mental health in sexual minorities: An examination of the cognitive and affective mechanisms. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, ., .-.
Chan, R. C. H, & Mak, W. W. S. (2021). Resistance as a form of resilience in sexual and gender minorities: Differential moderating roles of collective action on the discrimination–depression relationship among sexual minority men and women. Social Science and Medicine, 280, .-.
Mak, W. W. S., Fu, A. C. M., Auyeung, L., Cheng, W. W. L., Chan, R. C. H., Tse, S., Ho, K., Chan, S. K., & Wong, S. (2021). Nine-month longitudinal impact of peer support workers’ recovery attributes on service users’ personal recovery in Hong Kong. Psychiatric Services, ., .-.
Suen, Y. T., Chan, R. C. H., & Wong, E. M. Y. (2021). An exploratory study of factors associated with difficulties in accessing HIV services during COVID-19 among Chinese gay and bisexual men in Hong Kong. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 106, 358-362.
Chan, R. C. H., & Fung, S. C. (2021). Elevated levels of COVID-19-related stress and mental health problems among parents of children with developmental disorders during the pandemic. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, ., .-.
Chan, R. C. H., & Huang, Y.-T. (2021). A minority stress response model of health behaviors in gay and bisexual men: Results from a Taiwanese sample. LGBT Health, 8(3), 209-221.
Suen, Y. T., Chan, R. C. H., & Badgett, M. V. L. (2021). The experiences of sexual and gender minorities in employment: Evidence from a large-scale survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in China. China Quarterly, 245, 142-164.
Chan, R. C. H., & Huang, Y.‑T. (2021). A typology of intergenerational relationships between Taiwanese gay and bisexual men and their parents: Negotiating outness and co-residence in Chinese families. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, ., .-.
Chan, R. C. H., Mak, W. W. S., Ma, G. Y. K., & Cheung, M. (2021). Interpersonal and intrapersonal manifestations of HIV stigma and their impacts on psychological distress and life satisfaction among people living with HIV: Toward a dual-process model. Quality of Life Research, 30(1), 145-156.
Suen, Y. T., Chan, R. C. H., & Wong, E. M. Y. (2021). To have or not to have sex? COVID-19 and sexual activity among Chinese-speaking gay and bisexual men in Hong Kong. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 18(1), 29-34.
Chan, R. C. H., & Mak, W. W. S. (2020). Protective and compensatory effects of group identification on the mental health of people living with HIV. Archives of Sexual Behavior, ., .-.
Suen, Y.-T., & Chan, R. C. H. (2020). Relationship between religion and non-heterosexuality: A study of lesbian, gay and bisexual people of diverse religions in China. Journal of Sex Research, 57(8), 1036-1047.
Suen, Y.-T., Chan, R. C. H., & Wong, E. M. Y. (2020). Effects of general and sexual minority-specific COVID-19-related stressors on the mental health of lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Hong Kong. Psychiatry Research, 292, .-.
Suen, Y. T., & Chan, R. C. H. (2020). “Gay brain drain”: Hong Kong lesbian, gay, and bisexual people’s consideration of emigration because of non-inclusive social policies. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, ., .-.
Chan, R. C. H., Mak, W. W. S., Chan, W.‑Y., & Lin, W.‑Y. (2020). Effects of social movement participation on political efficacy and well-being: A longitudinal study of civically engaged youth. Journal of Happiness Studies, ., .-.
Chan, R. C. H., Yi, H., & Siu, Q. K. Y. (2020). Polymorbidity of developmental disabilities: Additive effects on child psychosocial functioning and parental distress. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 99, .-.
Suen, Y. T., & Chan R. C. H. (2020). Prevalence and risk and protective factors associated with HIV-related behavior among transgender people in Hong Kong. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 32(2), 146-163.
Suen, Y. T., & Chan, R. C. H. (2020). A nationwide cross-sectional study of 15,611 lesbian, gay and bisexual people in China: disclosure of sexual orientation and experiences of negative treatment in health care. International Journal for Equity in Health, 19(1):46, .-.
Chan, R. C. H., & Mak, W. W. S. (2020). Empowerment for civic engagement and well-being in emerging adulthood: Evidence from cross-regional and cross-lagged analyses. Social Science & Medicine, 244, .-.
Chan, R. C. H., & Mak, W. W. S. (2020). Liberating and empowering effects of critical reflection on collective action in LGBT and cisgender heterosexual individuals. American Journal of Community Psychology, 65(1-2), 63-77.
Chan, R. C. H., Operario, D., & Mak, W. W. S. (2020). Bisexual individuals are at greater risk of poor mental health than lesbians and gay men: The mediating role of sexual identity stress at multiple levels. Journal of Affective Disorders, 260, 292-301.
Chan, R. C. H., Operario, D., & Mak, W. W. S. (2020). Effects of HIV-Related Discrimination on Psychosocial Syndemics and Sexual Risk Behavior among People Living with HIV. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(6), .-.
Huang, Y. T., Chan R. C. H., & Cui, L (2020). Filial piety, internalized homonegativity, and depressive symptoms among Taiwanese gay and bisexual men: A mediation analysis. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 90(3), 340-349.
Chan, R. C. H., & Mak, W. W. S. (2019). Cognitive, regulatory, and interpersonal mechanisms of HIV stigma on the mental and social health of men who have sex with men living with HIV. American Journal of Men’s Health, 13(5)), 0-0.
Restar, A. J., Chan, R. C. H., Adia, A., Quilantang, M. L., Nazareno, J., Hernandez, L., … Operario, D. (2019). Prioritizing HIV services for transgender women and men who have sex with men in Manila, Philippines: An opportunity for HIV provider interventions. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, (in press), 0-0.
Restar, A. J., Santamaria E. K., Adia, A., Nazareno, J., Chan R. C. H., Lurie, M., Sandfort, T., Hernandez, L., Cu-Uvin, S., & Operario, D. (2019). Gender affirmative HIV care framework: Decisions on feminizing hormone therapy (FHT) and antiretroviral therapy (ART) among transgender women. PLOS ONE, 14(10), e0224133-.
Mak, W. W. S., Chan, R. C. H., & Yau, S. S. W. (2019). Brief psychoeducation program to enhance recovery knowledge and attitudes of mental health service providers and users: Randomized controlled trials. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 46(2), 200-208.
Siu, Q. K. Y., Yi, H., Chan, R. C. H., Chio, F. H. N., Chan, D. F. Y., & Mak, W. W. S. (2019). The role of child problem behaviors in autism spectrum symptoms and parenting stress: A primary school-based study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 49(3), 857-870.
Chu, S. K. W., Ravana, S. D., Mok, S. S. W., & Chan, R. C. H. (2018). Behavior, perceptions and learning experience of undergraduates using social technologies during internship. Educational Technology Research and Development, 67(4), 881-906.
Chan, R. C. H., Mak, W. W. S., Chio, F. H. N., & Tong, A. C. Y. (2018). Flourishing with psychosis: A prospective examination on the interactions between clinical, functional, and personal recovery processes on well-being among individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 44(4), 778-786.
Mak, W. W. S., Chan, R. C. H., & Yau, S. S. W. (2018). Development and validation of Attitudes towards Recovery Questionnaire across Chinese people in recovery, their family carers, and service providers in Hong Kong. Psychiatry Research, 267, 48-55.
Chan, R. C. H., Mak, W. W. S., & Lam, M. Y. Y. (2018). Self-stigma and empowerment as mediating mechanisms between ingroup perceptions and recovery among people with mental illness. Stigma and Health, 3(3), 283-293.
Chan, R. C. H., Mak, W. W. S., Pang, I. H. Y., Wong, S. Y. S., Tang, W. K., Lau, J. T. F., . . . Cheung, F. M. (2018). Utility and cost-effectiveness of motivational messaging to increase survey response in physicians: A randomized controlled trial. Field Methods, 30(1), 37-55.
Suen, Y. T., Chan, R. C. H., & Wong, E. M. Y. (2018). Mental health of transgender people in Hong Kong: A community-driven, large-scale quantitative study documenting demographics and correlates of quality of life and suicidality. Journal of Homosexuality, 65(8), 1093-1113.
Chio, F. H. N., Mak, W. W. S., Chan, R. C. H., & Tong, A. C. Y. (2018). Unraveling the insight paradox: One-year longitudinal study on the relationships between insight, self-stigma, and life satisfaction among people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders. Schizophrenia Research, 197, 124-130.
Mak, W. W. S., Chan, R. C. H., Wong, S. Y. S., Lau, J. T. F., Tang, W. K., Tang, A. K. L., . . . Lee, D. T. F. (2017). A cross-diagnostic investigation of the differential impact of discrimination on clinical and personal recovery. Psychiatric Services, 68(2), 159-166.
Zhang, R., Mak, W. W. S., & Chan, R. C. H. (2017). Perceived primal threat of mental illness and recovery: The mediating role of self-stigma and self-empowerment. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 87(1), 44-51.
Chan, R. C. H., & Mak, W. W. S. (2016). Common sense model of mental illness: Understanding the impact of cognitive and emotional representations of mental illness on recovery through the mediation of self-stigma. Psychiatry Research, 246, 16-24.
Du, H., Chu, S. K. W., Chan, R. C. H., & He, W. (2016). Collaborative writing with Wikis: An empirical investigation. Online Information Review, 40(3), 380-399.
Mak, W. W. S., Chan, R. C. H., & Yau, S. S. W. (2016). Validation of the Recovery Assessment Scale for Chinese in recovery of mental illness in Hong Kong. Quality of Life Research, 25(5), 1303-1311.
Mak, W. W. S., Chan, R. C. H., Pang, I. H. Y., Chung, N. Y. L., Yau, S. S. W., & Tang, J. P. S. (2016). Effectiveness of Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) for Chinese in Hong Kong. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 19(3), 235-251.
Theng, Y.-L., Lee, E. A., Chu, S. K.-W., Lee, C. W. Y., Chiu, M. M.-L., & Chan, R. C. H. (2016). Scaffolding in information search: Effects on less experienced searchers. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, 48(2), 177-190.
Mak, W. W. S., Ho, C. Y. Y., Wong, V. U. T., Law, R. W., & Chan, R. C. H. (2015). Cultural model of self-stigma among Chinese with substance use problems. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 155, 83-89.

Conference Papers
Chan, R. C. H., & Suen, Y. T. (2019, October). Identity disclosure, school victimization, and educational outcomes among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex students in China: Implications for sexual/gender diversity education and school policies. Oral presentation presented at the 7th Asian Conference on Sexuality Education, Hong Kong.
Chan, R. C. H., & Mak, W. W. S. (2019, June). Critical action as a buffer of the psychological impact of minority stress in LGBT individuals. Poster presentation presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) 2019 Conference, San Diego, C. A., United States.
Chan, R. C. H., & Mak, W. W. S. (2019, June). Mental health disparities between lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. Oral presentation presented at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) 2019 Conference, San Diego, C. A., United States.
Choy, C. H. Y., & Chan, R. C. H. (2019, May). Embodied, embedded, and everyday: How and why do lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals connect on or/and off social media?. Oral presentation presented at the 69th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, Washington, D. C., United States.

Project

Toward a sexuality and gender affirming campus: Effectiveness, challenges, and opportunities of implementing inclusive school policies and practices for sexual and gender minority students
The study utilizes a concurrent mixed-methods design to examine the effectiveness, challenges, and opportunities of implementing inclusive school policies and practices in the Chinese educational context.
Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): CHAN, Chun Ho Randolph 陳俊豪
 
Awareness, Acceptability, and Effects of HIV Treatment as Prevention among Men Who Have Sex with Men at Risk of and Living with HIV
The study aims to examine awareness, acceptability, and effects of HIV treatment as prevention among sexual minority individuals who are at risk of and living with HIV
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): CHAN, Chun Ho Randolph 陳俊豪
 
Critical Consciousness as a Building Block for Positive Development among Sexual Minority Youth: A Longitudinal Prospective Study
Critical Consciousness as a Building Block for Positive Development among Sexual Minority Youth: A Longitudinal Prospective Study
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): CHAN, Chun Ho Randolph 陳俊豪
 
Campus Climate for Sexual and Gender Diversity: An Investigation of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity /Expression Related Attitudes, Behaviors, and Experiences among Middle and High School Students in China
Understand the sexual orientation and gender identity/expression related attitudes, behaviors, and experiences among middle and high school students in China
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): CHAN, Chun Ho Randolph 陳俊豪
 
Effects of Teacher Attitude Toward Gender and Sexuality on School Belonging and Academic Engagement in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Students : A Multi-Level Study
Effects of teacher attitude toward gender and sexuality on school belonging and academic engagement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students : A multi-level study
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): CHAN, Chun Ho Randolph 陳俊豪
 
Informing Policy and Service Development for Transgender People in Hong Kong: A Community-based Study of Transgender People’s Lived Experiences and Attitudes toward Legal Rights and Protection
Examine transgender people’s experiences in different spheres of life (including workplace, education, health, social services, family and social relationships) and their attitudes toward legal rights and protection
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): Suen, Y. T. (CHAN, Chun Ho Randolph 陳俊豪 as Co-Investigator)
 
Minority Stress, Resilience, and Behavioral Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People in Hong Kong: A Comprehensive Community Risk and Needs Assessment
Assess the risk and resilience factors related to different domains of behavioral health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Hong Kong
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): CHAN, Chun Ho Randolph 陳俊豪
 
Families and physical and mental health of LGBT youth in Hong Kong
Examine how families' acceptance or rejection is associated with physical health and mental health of LGBT youth in Hong Kong
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): Suen, Y. T. (CHAN, Chun Ho Randolph 陳俊豪 as Co-Principal Investigator)
 
In search of safety and peace during terrorist attacks: Network approach to on-offline communication and social support
Examine characteristics of networked communication and social support on social media during terrorist attacks
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): Choy, C. H. Y. (CHAN, Chun Ho Randolph 陳俊豪 as Co-Investigator)
 
Social media as a resource and stressor: A mixed-method investigation of social networks and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals
Determine the protective and deleterious effects of social media usage on well-being among LGBTQ individuals
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): CHAN, Chun Ho Randolph 陳俊豪
 
Uprooting stigma through interconnectedness: A correlational, experimental, and intervention-based examination
Examine the relationship between interconnectedness and stigma towards people with mental illness
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): Mak, W. W. S. (CHAN, Chun Ho Randolph 陳俊豪 as Co-Investigator)
 
Wheel We Meet?@CUHK: A collective action for promoting social and spatial inclusion of people with physical disability
Examine the challenges in spatial environment faced by people with physical disabilities
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): Ma, G. Y. K. (CHAN, Chun Ho Randolph 陳俊豪 as Co-Investigator)
 
Ecological approach to the association of justice and well-being: A closer examination into spatial justice
Examine the mechanisms of how different dimensions of justice and well-being are interrelated across socio-ecological levels, with a focus on spatial justice
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): Ma, G. Y. K. (CHAN, Chun Ho Randolph 陳俊豪 as Co-Investigator)
 
Engaging the majority in anti-stigma collective action: An extension of the social identity model of collective action
Examine the underlying motivational mechanism of collective action for minority rights
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): Mak, W. W. S. (CHAN, Chun Ho Randolph 陳俊豪 as Co-Investigator)
 
Negotiating safer sex in Chinese culture: A comparative study of rural and urban China
Assess the knowledge of HIV transmission as well as the prevalence of HIV testing and risky sexual behavior among the younger generation in Hong Kong and Mainland China
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): CHAN, Chun Ho Randolph 陳俊豪
 
Prizes and awards

President’s Awards for Outstanding Performance in Research 2020/21 (Early Career Research Award)

Date of receipt: /5/2021, Conferred by: The Education University of Hong Kong
 
Dean’s Research Awards 2019/20

Date of receipt: /6/2020, Conferred by: Faculty of Education and Human Development, The Education University of Hong Kong
 
Lion Dr Francis K Pan Scholarship

Date of receipt: /1/2018, Conferred by: Faculty of Social Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
 
Betty Jamie Chung Memorial Scholarship

Date of receipt: /1/2018, Conferred by: Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
 
Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence 2017-18

Date of receipt: /9/2017, Conferred by: Office of Academic Links, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
 
APA Travel Grant for International Psychologists

Date of receipt: /8/2017, Conferred by: American Psychological Association
 
Dr. Richard A. Rodriguez Travel Award

Date of receipt: /8/2017, Conferred by: Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues, APA
 
Full Scholarship for the Summer Institute in Social and Personality Psychology

Date of receipt: /7/2017, Conferred by: National Science Foundation and Society for Personality and Social Psychology
 
Best Poster Presentation Award (First Prize)

Date of receipt: /6/2017, Conferred by: Hong Kong Psychological Society
 
Reaching Out Award 2016/17

Date of receipt: /6/2017, Conferred by: Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
 
International Travel Award for the 2017 SCRA Biennial conference

Date of receipt: /6/2017, Conferred by: Society for Community Research and Action, American Psychological Association (APA, Division 27)
 
Best Poster Presentation Award (Second Runner-up), Research Poster Exhibition 2017

Date of receipt: /5/2017, Conferred by: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
 
Graduate Student Travel Award and Diversity Fund Graduate Travel Award for the 2017 SPSP Convention

Date of receipt: /1/2017, Conferred by: Society for Personality and Social Psychology
 
Best Poster Presentation Award, International Behavioral Health Conference (BeHealth2)

Date of receipt: /11/2016, Conferred by: Hong Kong Society of Behavioral Health
 
Full Scholarship for the ICP2016 Emerging Psychologists’ Program

Date of receipt: /7/2016, Conferred by: International Congress of Psychology
 
Full Scholarship for the 7th International Together against Stigma Conference

Date of receipt: /2/2015, Conferred by: The California Mental Health Services Authority