Dr. Ben LIU Chi-pun 廖志彬博士

Associate Professor of Social Work cum Director of Centre on Social Work Clinical Practice, Research, and Training Partnership, Hong Kong Shue Yan University
Academic and Professional Qualifications
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, United Kingdom
  • Ph.D. in Public Health, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • MA in Social Work Studies, University of Kent, United Kingdom
  • Diploma in Social Work, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Registered Social Worker (RSW), Social Workers Registration Board, Hong Kong
  • Registered Social Worker (RSW), Social Work England, United Kingdom
  • Fellow (FHEA), Advance HE, United Kingdom
Areas of Interest
  • Understanding ageing through an intersectional life course perspective, Safeguarding and protecting vulnerable people and families
Courses Taught
  • SW 300 Social Policy and Planning
  • SW 360 Working with New Arrivals and Ethnic Minorities
  • SW 361 Fieldwork I and II
  • SW 420 Medical Social Work
  • SW 441 Honours Project I and II
  • SW 471 Fieldwork IV and V
  1. Liu, B.C.P., & Liu, R.H.L. (Forthcoming). Early life adversities and discrimination, social activity, and loneliness among older adults in Europe: A moderated mediation analysis. Aging & Mental Health.
  2. Yeung, E.Y.W., Zhuang, J., Liu, B.C.P., Shardlow, S. (Forthcoming). Supervision of Chinese social work students during field practice: Harmonising a student- focussed, egalitarian approach with traditional teaching and learning. International Social Work.
  3. Al Abdullah, A, Whiting, L., Littlechild, B,  Liu, B.C.P. (2023). Workplace Stress in Paediatric Intensive Care Units in Saudi Arabia: A Mixed-Method Study. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 13(2), 44-57.
  4. Liu, B.C.P. (2021). The impact of intersectionality of Multiple Identities on the Digital Health Divide, Quality of Life and Loneliness amongst older Adults in the UK, The British Journal of Social Work51(8), 2077-3097.
  5. Wong, M.F.Y, Liu, B.C.P. & Chui, R.C.F, Tsui, C. (2021). What really matters? An exploratory study on perceived effectiveness, actual practice and determinants of advocacy in social work. Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, 55(1/2), 71-99.
  6. Leung, D.S.Y. & Liu, B.C.P. (2021). An interaction effect of life-threatening experiences, self-efficacy, and financial resources on the quality of life among Chinese middle-aged and older women. Ageing International, 11:1-16. doi: 10.1007/s12126-021-09439-5
  7. Irving, L. & Liu, B.C.P.  (2020). Beaten into submissiveness? An investigation into the protective strategies used by survivors of domestic abuse. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 35 (1-2), 294-318.
  8. Liu, B.C.P., Leung, D.S.Y. & Warrener, J. (2019). The interaction effect of gender and residential environment, individual resources, and needs satisfaction on quality of life among older adults in the UK. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 5: 1-11.
  9. Liu, B.C. (2017). Intersectional impact of multiple identities on social work education in the UK. Journal of Social Work, 17(2), 226-242.
  10. Leung, D.Y.P., Bai, X., Leung, A.Y.M., Liu, B.C.P., Chi, I. (2015). Prevalence of medication adherence and its associated factors among community-dwelling Chinese older adults in Hong Kong. Geriatrics & Gerontology International, 15(6):789-96.
  11. Liu, B.C.P. & Chi, I. (2013). The moderating effect of medication review on polypharmacy and loneliness among older Chinese primary care patients. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61(2), 290-292.
  12. Liu, B.C.P. (2013). Perceived pain and quality of life in older adults in the United Kingdom. In B. Li (Ed.) Global Aging Issues and Policies. Charles, C. Thomas Publisher, Ltd.
  13. Liu, B.C.P., Leung, S.Y. & Chi, I. (2011). Social functioning, polypharmacy and depression in older Chinese primary care patients, Aging & Mental Health, 15(6), 732-741.
  14. Leung, S.Y. & Liu, B.C.P. (2011). Lifelong education, quality of life and self-efficacy of Chinese older adults, Educational Gerontology, 37 (11), 967-981.
  15. Chi, I., Law, B.V.K.K., Leung, A.C.T., Liu, C.P., Yeoh, C.S., Cheng, Y.H., Ma, A.M.K., Kwan, C.W. & Lai C. (2010). Residential Assessment Instrument 2.0 in care planning for residents in nursing homes, Hong Kong Medical Journal, 16(3) (Supp), 29-33.
  16. Liu, B.C.P. & Leung, A.C. (2008). Care management for hospital-discharged older persons: An 18 month randomised controlled trial, Asian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 3, 105-112.
  17. Liu, C.P., Leung, A.C., Li, S.Y., Chi, I. & N.W.S. Chow (2004). An experience of social work case management for frail elders in Hong Kong. Gerontology & Geriatrics International, 4(1): 173-177.
  18. Leung, A.C., Liu, C.P., Chow, N. & Chi, I. (2004) Cost-benefit analysis of a case management project for the community-dwelling frail elderly in Hong Kong. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 23 (1), 70-85.
  19. Leung, A.C., Yau, D.C.N., Liu, C.P., Yeoh, C.S., Chui, T.Y., Chi, I., & Chow, N.W.S. (2004). Reducing utilisation of hospital services by case management: a randomised controlled trial. Australian Health Review, 28 (1), 79-86.
  20. Liu, C.P., Tsui, L.L., Leung, A.C., Siu, W.H., Tang, W.Y., Yau, D.C.N. & Li, S.Y. (2003). Informal Caregiving for Weak Seniors in Hong Kong. In Z. Shen (ed) Enhancing the Life Quality of the Elderly in the New Millennium. Shanghai: Wah Ling Press. 992-1005.
  21. Leung, A.C., Liu, C.P., Chi, I., & Chow, N.W.S. (2001). The use of Minimum Data Set—Home Care in a case management project in Hong Kong. Care Management Journals, 3 (1), pp.8-13.
  22. Chou, K.L., Chi, I., Leung, A.C., Wu, Y.M., & Liu, C.P. (2001). Validation of Minimum Data Set for Nursing Home in Hong Kong Chinese Elders. Clinical Gerontologist, 23 (1/2), pp.43-54.
  23. Chi, I., Leung, A.C., Cheng, Y.H., Liu, C.P., & Chou, K.L. (2001). Validation Study of the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI 2.0) for the Elderly in Residential Facilities in Hong Kong. Sau Po Centre on Ageing, the University of Hong Kong.
  24. Liu, C.P., Cheng, Y.H. & McGhee, S.M. (2001). Health care utilization patterns of the community-dwelling elderly persons in Hong Kong. In I Chi, NL Chappell & J Lubben (eds.) Elderly Chinese in Pacific Rim Countries. Hong Kong University Press, pp.241-256.
  25. Tsui, L.L., Liu, C.P., Li, S.Y., Tang, W.Y. & Leung, A.C. (2000). Intergenerational relationship and long-term care for the elderly in Hong Kong. In China Gerontology Association (ed) Gerontology and Ageing in the 21st Century. Shandong China Labour Social Security Press, pp.359-366.
  26. Liu, C.P., Cheng, Y.H., McGhee, S.M., & Hedley, A.J. (1999). Aged care and health-related quality of life: the significance of formal and informal care to elderly persons – the Hong Kong scene. In I Chi (ed) A Study on Chinese Ageing Issues, Hong Kong Hon Chuen Chinese Professional Management Centre, pp.65-79.
Conferences Attended and Papers Delivered
  1. The 51st British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference. United Kingdom, 6th – 8th July 2022. 
    Oral presentation: The moderated mediation effect of spirituality/ faith and polypharmacy on loneliness and Alzheimer’s disease among older adults in Europe: A longitudinal analysis
  2. The 25th Nordic Congress of Gerontology in Reykjavik, Iceland, 2nd – 5th June 2021. 
    Oral presentation: Social inclusion and loneliness among older adults in Europe
    Poster presentation: Health disparities in quality of life and loneliness due to digital health divide among older adults in the UK
Research Grants 
  1. 2023: Principal Investigator: Care for the carers through virtual and community-based peer support (照顧照顧者計劃 — “線上網下虛則實諮”). Phase 2 of Mental Health Initiatives Funding Scheme, Health Bureau, Hong Kong. HK$568,251 (Project Period: 2023-2025)
  2. 2022: Principal Investigator: Evaluation and Research Project on The Lifestyle Reactivation Project: Jockey Club Smart Homecare Solution (生活再動計劃:賽馬會居家安老新里程檢討及研究計劃). Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service – Hong Kong. HK$472,500 (Project Period: 2023-2024)
  3. 2022: Co-Principal Investigator: Mapping the grey digital divide and diversity in older ICT users post-COVID: A mixed-method research informing service and policy development (測繪後疫情的長者數碼鴻溝及資訊科技用戶多樣性:協助制定服務及政策發展的混合研究). Institutional Development Scheme Collaborative Research Grant, RGC, Hong Kong. HK$4,388,777 (Project Period: 2023-2026)
  4. 2021: Co-Principal Investigator: Jockey Club Smart Navigation Portal for Carers (賽馬會護老者資訊智能導航站). The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Hong Kong. HK$3,730,000 (Project Period: 2022-2025)
  1. Member, Editorial Board for Research on Social Work Practice
  2. Member:  Assessment Panel, Social Worker Registration Board, Hong Kong
  3. Honorary Research Fellow: School of Health and Social Work, University of Hertfordshire, the United Kingdom
  4. Journal reviewer: Aging & Mental Health, European Journal of Ageing, Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, British Journal of Social Work, Violence Against Women, Children and Youth Service Review, and SAGE Open