Projects per year
Associate Professor Benjamin Tan would be willing to accept PhD and Master by Research students in areas of cancer symptom management, integrative medicine, and evidence-based practice for chronic disease management.
Selected Research Awards (as Lead Chief Investigator or Co-Investigator)
2021-2025. Acupressure for the fatigue-sleep disturbance-depression symptom cluster in breast cancer: A three-arm, sham-controlled, randomized trial. CDIPS Research Award, AUD$≈200,000.00
2020-2022. A nurse-led palliative care clinic. Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association 2020 Building Nurse Capacity Project [Collaborator], AUD$20,000.00
2020-2021. Massage therapy for breast cancer symptom cluster management: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial. CDU Institute of Advanced Studies Rainmaker Scheme Grants, AUD$20,000.00
2019-2021. Acupuncture for joint symptoms in breast cancer: A randomized controlled trial. HKPU-SMUH Collaborative Research Project, HKD$101,459.00
2019-2021. Resistance inspiratory muscle training for breathlessness in lung cancer patients. HKPU-SMUH Collaborative Research Project, HKD$105,657.00
2018-2021. Somatic acupressure for breast cancer symptom cluster. CDU Institute of Advanced Studies Rainmaker Scheme Grants, AUD$60,000.00
2018-2021. Effects of traditional respiratory exercise on inflammatory process in COPD patients. Natural Science Foundation of Fujian Province, CNY¥100,000.00
2019-2020. Self-acupressure for arthralgia-fatigue-sleep disturbance symptom cluster in breast cancer survivors. HKPU School of Nursing, HKD$164,300.00
2015-2017. Medicated food for chemotherapy-induced gastrointestinal mucositis: Role of TLR4/NF-κB pathway. NSFC, CNY¥230,000.00
2015-2016. Doctoral research attachment program at the University of Manchester, UK. HKPU, Grant Awardee, HKD$21,250.00
2014-2017. Ear acupressure for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Fully Funded Doctoral Project, HKPU School of Nursing, HKD$531,600.00
2012-2016. Traditional six-character respiratory exercise for COPD management: Role of PPARγ and PGC-1α. NSFC, CNY¥240,000.00
2011-2014. Food therapy for chemotherapy-induced gastrointestinal mucositis. Fujian Science and Technology Department Fund, CNY¥30,000.00
Current HDR Supervision
2021-Ongoing. PhD. Evidence-based non-pharmacological intervention for cancer pain management. Australian Government RTP Scholarship. Principal Advisor
2020-Ongoing. PhD. Ghanaian midwives’ experiences of accessing pre-eclampsia management CPD. Australian Government RTP Scholarship. Principal Advisor
2019-Ongoing. PhD. Traditional exercise program for breast cancer symptom cluster management. Australian Government RTP Scholarship. Principal Advisor
PhD Attachment Program, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom
PhD in Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Associate Editor in Cancer Palliative Care Section, BMC Palliative Care [ISSN 1472-684X, 2019 5-Year Impact Factor 2.65]2021 → …
Editorial Board Member, European Journal of Oncology Nursing [ISSN 1462-3889, 2019 5-Year Impact Factor 2.337]2020 → …
Academic Editor, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (SJR-Q1) [ISSN 1741-4288, 2019 5-Year Impact Factor 2.179]2020 → …
Committee Member and Lead Role Researcher (Northern Territory and North Queensland Group), Cancer Nurse Society of Australia2019 → …
Senior Associate Editor, TMR Integrative Nursing [ISSN 2522-6371]2019 → …
Executive Committee Member (Young Scholar Committee), China Anti-Cancer Association Rehabilitation Branch Nursing Committee2018 → …
Adjunct Professor in Nursing, Southwest Medical University Hospital2018 → …
International Review Panel Member (Research Grants), The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International2018 → …
Visiting Doctoral Researcher in Nursing, The University of Manchester2016
Doctoral Training Fellow/Postdoctoral Fellow in Nursing, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University2014 → 2018
Research Secretary/Graduate Assistant Lecturer/Associate Lecturer/Lecturer, School of Nursing, Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine2011 → 2018
Montayre, J., Salamonson, Y., Ramjan , L., Ferguson, C., Stanley , D., Barnewall, K., Campbell, S., Tan, J. (., Liu, X. L., Wall, P., Richards , G., Beaument, T., Pelentsov, L., Ireland, C. & Alananzeh , I.
5/03/21 → 5/03/22
Development and validation of a Tai Chi intervention protocol for managing the fatigue-sleep disturbance-depression symptom cluster in female breast cancer patientsYao, L., Tan, J-Y., Turner, C. & Wang, A., Jan 2021, In : Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 56, p. 1-7 7 p., 102634.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile2 Downloads (Pure)
Moxibustion for post-stroke urinary incontinence in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsLi, X., Li, Z. M., Tan, J-Y., Wang, A., Chen, J-X., Chen, X., Yang, L. & Suen, L. K. P., Feb 2021, In : Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. 42, p. 1-11 11 p., 101294.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Auricular therapy for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in cancer patients: Perspectives from the traditional zang-fu organs and meridians theoryTan, J-Y., Suen, L. K. P. & Wang, T., 2020, In : TMR Integrative Nursing. 4, 5, p. 149-155 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review articleOpen AccessFile3 Downloads (Pure)
Development and validation of an evidence-based auricular acupressure intervention for managing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in breast cancer patientsTan, J-Y., Liu, J., Suen, L. K. P., Molassiotis, A. & Wang, T., Aug 2020, In : Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 52, p. 1-7 7 p., 102502.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Doctoral nursing education in east and Southeast Asia: Characteristics of the programs and students' experiences of and satisfaction with their studiesMolassiotis, A., Wang, T., Hoang, H. T. X., Tan, J. Y., Yamamoto-Mitani, N., Cheng, K. F., Tuazon, J. A., Kunaviktikul, W. & Suen, L. K. P., 8 May 2020, In : BMC Medical Education. 20, p. 1-12 12 p., 143.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)