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Research Faculty

Sophia Siu Chee CHAN
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate nursing education
  • Nursing administration
  • Child health nursing
  • Neonatal and paediatric critical care nursing
  • Gynaecological nursing
  • Medical and surgical nursing
  • Tobacco and health
  • Nursing education
  • Health promotion and education
  • Health communication
Funding Scheme Project Title Approved Amount (HK$)

Pilot Project on Smoking Cessation Programme in Workplace (SCPW)

Assessing the corporate environment in promoting tobacco control and evaluation of smoking cessation programme in workplaces in Hong Kong


Cancer Research United Kingdom (CRUK) - General Award

Smoking cessation and advocacy training among health professionals in Beijing and Guangzhou


Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health - General Award

Promoting smoking cessation in the community via Quit to Win Contest 2012: a cluster randomized control trial of 18 districts in Hong Kong


Health and Health Services Research Fund - Full Grants

A proactive family smoking cessation intervention for parents of children 0-18 months: a randomized controlled trial


Studies in Health Services

An evaluation of the new anti-smoking legislation on youth smoking and quitting behaviour in Hong Kong


Studies in Health Services

Evaluating the impact of the new anti-smoking legislation on secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure of children in the homes


Health Care and Promotion Fund 

Youth Quitline: an accessible telephone-based smoking cessation hotline for youth


Health Care and Promotion Fund 

Promoting women’s health: a gender specific smoking cessation program for female smokers in Hong Kong


RGC General Research Fund (GRF)

A randomised controlled trial of a nurse delivered staged-matched smoking cessation intervention to promote heart health of cardiac patients



  1. Chan SS, Cheung YT, Fong DY, Emmons K, Leung AY, Leung DY, Lam TH. Family-based smoking cessation intervention for smoking fathers and nonsmoking mothers with a child: a randomized controlled trial. The Journal of pediatrics. 2017 Mar;182:260-6. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.11.021
  2. Chan SS*, Leung DY, Leung AY, Lam C, Hung I, Chu D, Chan CK, Johnston J, Liu SH, Liang R, Lam TH. A nurse-delivered brief health education intervention to improve pneumococcal vaccination rate among older patients with chronic diseases: a cluster randomized controlled trial. International journal of nursing studies. 2015 Jan;52(1):317-24. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2014.06.008
  3. Wong DC, Chan SS*, Lam TH. Depressive symptoms delayed quit attempts and shortened abstinence in young smokers of the Hong Kong Youth Quitline. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2015 Mar;18(3):251-8. Available from: doi:10.1093/ntr/ntv065
  4. Chan SS*, Leung DY, Wong DC, Lau CP, Wong VT, Lam TH. A randomized controlled trial of stage‐matched intervention for smoking cessation in cardiac out‐patients. Addiction. 2012 Apr;107(4):829-37. Available from: doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03733.x
  5. Chan SS, Leung DY, Abdullah AS, Wong VT, Hedley AJ, Lam TH. A randomized controlled trial of a smoking reduction plus nicotine replacement therapy intervention for smokers not willing to quit smoking. Addiction. 2011 Jan 13;106(6):1155-63. Available from: doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03363.x
  6. Chan SS*, Wong DC, Fong DY, Leung AY, Mak YW, Lam DO, Lam TH. Short-term impact of new smoke-free legislation on the utilization of a quitline in Hong Kong. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 2009 Apr;11(4):356-61. Available from: doi:10.1093/ntr/ntp025
  7. Chan SS*, Leung GM, Wong DC, Lam TH. Helping Chinese fathers quit smoking through educating their nonsmoking spouses: a randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2008 Sep 1;23(1):31-4. Available from: doi:10.4278/ajhp.07043040
  8. Chan SS*, So WK, Wong DC, Lam TH. Building an integrated model of tobacco control education in the nursing curriculum: findings of a students' survey. The Journal of nursing education. 2008 May 1;47(5):223-6. Available from: doi:10.3928/01484834-20080501-01
  9. Chan SS*, Wong DC, Fong DY, Leung AY, Lam DO, Mak YW, Lam TH. The Establishment and Promotion of the First Youth Quitline in Hong Kong Challenges and Opportunities. Evaluation & the health professions. 2008 Sep 1;31(3):258-71. Available from: doi:10.1177/0163278708320156
  10. Chan SS*, Sarna L, Danao LL. Are nurses prepared to curb the tobacco epidemic in China? A questionnaire survey of schools of nursing. International journal of nursing studies. 2008 May;45(5):706-13. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2006.12.008
  11. Chan SS*, Leung D, Chui H, Tiwari AF, Wong EM, Wong DC, Barnsteiner JH, Lau YL. Parental response to child's isolation during the SARS outbreak. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2007 Sep;7(5):401-4. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.ambp.2007.06.002
  12. Chan SS*, So WK, Wong DC, Lee AC, Tiwari A. Improving older adults’ knowledge and practice of preventive measures through a telephone health education during the SARS epidemic in Hong Kong: A pilot study. International journal of nursing studies. 2007 Sep;44(7):1120-7. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2006.04.019
  13. Chan SS, Lam TH. A randomised controlled trial of a health education intervention provided by nurses to mothers of sick children. Hong Kong Medical Journal. 2007 Aug;13(4): 25-7.
  14. Chan SS, Wong EM, Leung GM, Lam TH. For women smokers in Hong Kong: Providing a gender specific smoking cessation program. International Network of Women Against Tobacco. 2007 Mar-Aug;14-5.
  15. Chan SS*, Chow DM, Loh EK, Wong DC, Cheng KK, Fung WY, Cheung PS. Using a community‐based outreach program to improve breast health awareness among women in Hong Kong. Public Health Nursing. 2007 Apr 19;24(3):265-73. Available from: doi:10.1111/j.1525-1446.2007.00633.x
  16. Chan SS*, Sarna L, Wong DC, Lam TH. Nurses' tobacco‐related knowledge, attitudes, and practice in four major cities in China. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 2007 Feb 26;39(1):46-53. Available from: doi:10.1111/j.1547-5069.2007.00142.x