Samson Tse, PhD

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Samson Tse


PhD, Department of Psychological Medicine, University of Otago, New Zealand

Academic appointment

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education, Faculty of Social Sciences
Professor of Mental Health, Department of Social Work & Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong


Samson is trained in occupational therapy and psychology. His research has included comparing the recovery experiences of people living with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, reviewing the effectiveness of consumer-led mental health services, evaluating the use of the strength-based model in mental health services, and examining gambling disorders among adults. He provides doctoral supervision mainly in areas of recovery approach for people affected by mood disorders, and addiction problems. Prior to his return to Hong Kong in 2008, he worked as Director of the Centre for Asian Health Research and Evaluation in the School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, at The University of Auckland, New Zealand, where he was also the Faculty’s Associate Dean.

What I do when I'm not working

In the busy metropolis of Hong Kong, finding and enjoying a good coffee with my wife and friends or alone is a soul-nurturing activity. I also go for a swim in an unheated pool each morning before work- 30 or 13°C! (86 or 55°F).



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Curriculum vitae


Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work & Social Administration
The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong