Lab Manager

Brian YAN | Email

MRes in Health Psychology, IPCAS (2023)

Brian joined the lab in January 2024 after graduating from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. His research interests lie in the fields of stress, depression, and PTSD. He aspires to pursue a doctoral degree in the foreseeable future.

Research Assistant Professor

Mary MA | CV

PhD in Social Science, HKUST (2023)

Mary is a Research Assistant Professor at the Division of Social Science, HKUST. Prior to joining the division, she served as a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Psychology, University of Virginia from 2023 to 2024, and as a visiting scholar at the Graduate School of Education, Harvard University from 2022 to 2023. Her research focuses on social cognitive and emotional development, with a particular interest in how both children and adults utilize various cues to identify reliable partners for cooperation and trustworthy informants for learning in the social environment.


Graduate Students

Felity KWOK

PhD in Social Science, HKUST (expected in 2024)

Felity joined the lab in 2016 and served as a Lab Co-ordinator for four years before starting graduate studies at HKUST. She is currently completing her PhD study on coping and emotion. Felity is an awardee of HKPFS

Poppy ZHU

MPhil in Social Science, HKUST (expected in 2025)

Poppy joined the lab in August 2023 after obtaining her MA degree in social science from HKUST. She is now completing her MPhil study. Her research interest lies in the sentiment analysis of social media data.

FOK Hung-kit

Lecturer, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Associate Professor, The Education University of Hong Kong

Ines LIN

Research Assistant Professor, The Education University of Hong Kong

Winnie YANG

PhD Candidate, University of Groningen

Michael BOND

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


National Tsing Hua University


Universidad Autonoma de Madrid


KU Leuven


National Institute on Aging


University of British Columbia


Boston College

Ellick WONG

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology