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Dr. Anson Chui Yan TANG (鄧翠欣博士)
Associate Dean (Practical Education) & Associate Professor (副院長(實習教育)及副教授)
Office: 16/F, School of Nursing, Tower 2, Kowloon Commerce Centre, 51 Kwai Cheong Road, Kwai Chung, New Territories, Hong Kong
Telephone: (852) 3468 6832
Dr. Anson Tang is an Associate Professor of the School of Nursing at Tung Wah College.  She has tremendous experience in tertiary education in Hong Kong, including programme development and management, and had been the programme leader for higher diploma and baccalaureate nursing programmes for nearly ten years.
Dr. Tang is also the Chairperson of the Professional and Education Development Committee of Hong Kong School Nurses Association.  She has organized seminars and has initiated research projects that promote evidence-based practices related to child and school health.  Dr. Tang’s research interests include mindfulness intervention, behavioural addiction and nursing education.  She has led projects to explore the effectiveness of online learning and innovative pedagogies in nursing education.  Recently, she has put her focus on applying mindfulness interventions to manage behavioural addiction in children and adolescents, especially smartphone addiction and gaming disorder.
Academic and Professional Qualifications
BSN (Hons), PhD, RN
Author Identifications
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-4293-8449
Post-Registration Certificate Course in Respiratory Nursing, Institute of Advanced Nursing Studies, Hospital Authority (Passed with distinction) (Hong Kong)
Doctor of Philosophy, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong)
1st Class Honour, Bachelor of Sciences (Honours) in Nursing, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong)
Teaching Areas
Research method
Evidence-based practice
Nursing therapeutics
Research Interests
Nursing education
Behavioral addiction
School health
Mindfulness intervention
Funded Projects (Selected)
School Nurses’ Perceived Stresses, Coping and Mental Wellbeing during COVID-19: A Mixed Methods Design. Funded by The Hong Kong School Nurses Association (Co-Investigator) (2020)
A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial of a Group Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Programme for Adolescents in Hong Kong: Its Effect on Smartphone Behavior, Symptoms of Smartphone Addiction and Resilience. Funded by College Research Grant, Tung Wah College (Principal Investigator) (2019)
To evaluate the effectiveness of an online workplace English course for Chinese nursing students. Funded by College Research Grant, Tung Wah College (Principal Investigator) (2019)
Factors associated with self-directed learning among undergraduate nursing students: A systematic review. Funded by College Research Grant, Tung Wah College (Co-investigator) (2018)
The effect of challenge based learning on baccalaureate nursing education. Funded by College Research Grant, Tung Wah College (Principal Investigator (2016)
Publications (Selected)
Lee, R.L.T., West, S., Tang, A.C.Y., Cheng, H.Y., Chong, C.Y.Y., Chien, W.T., & Chan, SWC. (2020). A qualitative exploration of the experiences of school nurses during COVID-19 pandemic as the frontline primary health care professionals. Nursing Outlook, S0029-6554(20), 30710-7.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2020.12.003
Lee, R.L.T., Lane, S.J., Tang, A.C.Y., Leung, C., Louie, L.H.T., Browne, G., & Chan, S.W.C. (2020). Effects of unstructured free play and mindfulness intervention on wellbeing in kindergarten students. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(15),5382.  https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17155382
Tang, A.C.Y., Kwong, E.W.Y., Chen, L.Y., & Cheng, W.L.S. (2020). Associations between demographic characteristics, perceived threat, perceived stress, coping responses and adherence to COVID-19 Prevention Measures among Healthcare Students in China: A Cross-Sectional Survey with Implications for the Control of COVID-19. MedRxiv. Published July 16, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.15.20154997
Tang, A.C.Y., & Chow, M.C.M. (2020). To Evaluate the Effect of Challenge-Based Learning on the Approaches to Learning of Chinese Nursing Students: A Quasi-Experimental Study. Nurse Education Today, 85:104293. 10.1016/j.nedt.2019.104293
Tang, A.C.Y., Wong, N., & Wong, T.K.S. (2014). Learning experience of Chinese nursing students in an online clinical English course: Qualitative study. Nurse Education Today, 35(2):e61-6. 1 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2014.11.017
Tang, A.C.Y., Chung, J.W.Y., & Wong, T.K.S. (2012). Validation of a novel traditional Chinese medicine pulse diagnostic model using artificial neural network. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2012, 685094. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/685094
Tang, A.C.Y., Chung, J.W.Y., & Wong, T.K.S. (2012). Digitalizing traditional Chinese medicine pulse diagnosis with artificial neural network. Telemedicine & e-Health., 18(6), 446-453. https://doi.org/10.1089/tmj.2011.0204
Tang, A.C.Y. (2012). Review of traditional Chinese medicine pulse diagnosis. In M. Saad (Ed.), Complementary therapies for the contemporary healthcare. IntechOpen. 10.5772/3307
Community/ Professional Contributions (Selected)
Reviewer, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2020 - Present)
Board member and Chairperson of The Professional and Education Development Committee, Hong Kong School Nurses Association (2019 - Present)

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