Projects per year
- Psychosocial interventions for people with mental illness.
- Physical health interventions and multimorbidity in people with severe mental illness.
- Mental health literacy and stigma.
- Treatment satisfaction and adherence.
- Complex PTSD
- Methodological expertise: Clinical Trials, Systematic Reviews, Observational and Mixed-Methods Studies.
Dan would be willing to consider PhD and Master by Research students in mental health related subject areas.
Selected recent Research Awards (as Lead Chief Investigator or Co-Investigator):
2021-2023. Behavioural Activation (BA) for Depressive Symptoms in young people with emerging or early psychosis: a pilot study. CDU Competitive COVID-19 Supplementary Funding Pool Scheme distributed by the Australian Federal Government. AUD $171,000
2021-2022. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD in Australian Defence Force Veterans: A cross-sectional survey. CDU internal Rainmaker Start-up grant. AUD $20,000.
2021-2024. Effects of Physical-Psychological-Integrative (PPI) intervention on Physical Inactivity, Depression and Chronic Pain for Community-Dwelling Spinal Cord Injury Survivors – A Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial. Health and Medical Research Fund Research Fellowship Scheme, Food and Health Bureau, Hong Kong Government. HKD$ 1,000,855.
2020-2023. Evaluating the effectiveness of a peer-led management program for people with recent-onset psychosis: A randomized controlled trial. Health and Medical Research Fund, Hong Kong Government, HKD $ 861,880.
2020-2022. Learning to learn reflectively: Using individual serial concept maps to enhance reflective thinking, reduce the theory-practice gap and improve learning self-efficacy, academic-related stress and academic achievement in mental health nursing students. Teaching Development Grant, PolyU/University Grants Committee, Hong Kong, HK$198,500.
2019-2022. “Mind Space”- The Castle Peak Hospital Mental Health Experience Museum: A Service Evaluation. PolyU Departmental General Research Funds, HKD $149,764.
2019-2021. The impact of video gaming on cognitive function in Schizophrenia (GAME-S).General Research Fund, Hong Kong Government, HKD $1,151,999,
2018-2020. An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Professional-supported Problem-solving-based Self- learning Program for Family Carers of People with Recent-onset Psychosis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Health and Medical Research Fund, Hong Kong Government, HKD $697,060.
2017-2020. Thai Health Improvement Profile intervention to prevent weight gain in people with early psychosis (HIP-T First). International Research Network, Thailand Research Fund, Royal Thai Government, THB 280,000.
2017-2019. Laughter Yoga for improving depression, anxiety and stress in people diagnosed with major depressive disorder: A feasibility study. PolyU, Departmental General Research Funds, HKD $149,969.
2017-2019. Relationship between physical fitness, cardiovascular risk, recovery of mental illness and quality of life among people with severe mental illness in Hong Kong. PolyU Departmental General Research Funds, HKD $150,000.
2016-2017. Mental health literacy and health-seeking behaviour in the Western Pacific. World Health Organization competitive funding grant. USD $19,142.00
Academic Editor, PLoS ONE
Aug 2021 → …
Editorial Board Member, BMC Psychiatry. ISSN: 1471-244X. IF= 2.74
2021 → …
Visiting Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne
2021 → …
Adjunct Professor of Mental Health Nursing, School of Nursing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
2021 → …
Associate Editor, Public Mental Health (specialty section of Frontiers in Psychiatry). ISSN:1664-0640 IF=2.85.
2020 → …
Associate Editor, Nursing Open (Wiley). ISSN:2054-1058. IF=1.36.
2018 → Sept 2021
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (Wiley). ISSN:1365-2850. IF=1.90.
2014 → …
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2021 IAS Rainmaker: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD in Australian Defence Force Veterans
1/12/21 → 31/08/22
CSFP - Behavioural Activation (BA) for Depressive Symptoms in young people with emerging or early psychosis: a pilot study
1/10/21 → 30/09/23
1/07/22 → 31/12/23
General practitioner and nurse-led telehealth-based self-management intervention for improving cardiovascular health in breast cancer survivors with cardiovascular diseases: Intervention development and pilot testing
18/07/22 → 31/12/25
Adherence therapy for adults with type 2 diabetes: A feasibility study of a randomized controlled trialAlenazi, F., Peddle, M., Bressington, D., Mahzari, M. & Gray, R., Dec 2023, In: Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 9, 1, p. 1-14 14 p., 71.
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An international multi-site, randomized controlled trial of a mindfulness-based psycho-education group program for people with schizophrenia - CORRIGENDUMChien, W. T., Bressington, D., Yip, A. & Karatzias, T., 1 Apr 2023, In: Psychological Medicine. 53, 6, p. 2720 1 p.
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Are People Willing to Take Regular COVID-19 Vaccines? Prevalence and Determinants of Hesitancy for Regular COVID-19 Vaccination: A Random Population-Based Survey in Hong KongLi, Y., Li, M., Yang, L., Bressington, D., Leung, S. F., Xie, Y. J., Qin, J., Molasiotis, A. & Leung, A. Y. M., Aug 2023, In: Vaccines. 11, 8, p. 1-15 15 p., 1388.
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Attitudes towards family involvement in nursing care among psychiatric nurses in Hong Kong: A cross-sectional descriptive studyWong, W. K., Ho, Y. W. B., To, K. L. & Bressington, D. T., Aug 2023, In: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 30, 4, p. 865-874 10 p.
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Behavioural activation for depressive symptoms in young people with emerging or early psychosis: A pilot study protocolByrne, M. K., Easpaig, B. N. G., Gray, R., Creek, R., Jones, M., Brown, E., Mitchell, D., Zhai, J., Tan, J. Y., Denis, S. & Bressington, D., Jan 2023, In: PLoS One. 18, 1, p. 1-16 16 p., e0280559.
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