Jing-Yu (Benjamin) Tan

BNSc, MMed, PhD, RN, MCNSA, Associate Dean for Research

Accepting PhD Students

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research interests

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.

Latest Research Grants (as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator)

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

2019-2020. Self-acupressure for arthralgia-fatigue-sleep disturbance symptom cluster in breast cancer survivors. HKPU School of Nursing, HKD 164,300.00

2018-2020. Somatic acupressure for breast cancer symptom cluster. CDU Institute of Advanced Studies Rainmaker Readiness Grants, AUD 60,000.00

2015-2017. Medicated food for chemotherapy-induced gastrointestinal mucositis: Role of TLR4/NF-κB pathway. NSFC, CNY 230,000.00

2014-2017. Ear acupressure for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Fully Funded Doctoral Project, HKPU School of Nursing, HKD 531,600.00

Current HDR Supervision

2019-Ongoing. Traditional exercise for symptom cluster management in breast cancer. PhD (Australian Government RTP Scholarship). Principal Supervisor

Education/Academic qualification

PhD Attachment Program, The University of Manchester

PhD, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU)

External positions

Committee Member (Northern Territory & North Queensland Group), Cancer Nurse Society of Australia

2019 → …

Executive Administrative Member (Young Scholar Committee), China Anti-Cancer Association Rehabilitation Branch Nursing Committee

2018 → …

Adjunct Professor in Nursing, Southwest Medical University Hospital

2018 → …

Postdoctoral Fellow/Doctoral Training Fellow, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Lecturer/Associate Lecturer/Graduate Assistant Lecturer/Research Secretary, School of Nursing, Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine


Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Jing-Yu (Benjamin) Tan is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 9 Similar Profiles
Randomized Controlled Trials Medicine & Life Sciences
Nausea Medicine & Life Sciences
Drug Therapy Medicine & Life Sciences
Acupressure Medicine & Life Sciences
Vomiting Medicine & Life Sciences
Meta-Analysis Medicine & Life Sciences
Acupuncture Medicine & Life Sciences
Nursing Medicine & Life Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2011 2019

Acupuncture, its place in nursing: safety and side effects of acupuncture therapy in Australia

Wang, C. C., Tan, J-Y. & Williams, A., Nov 2019. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Acupuncture Therapy
Clinical Trials

Nurses and Holistic Modalities: The History of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture

Wang, C. C., Zhu, R. & Tan, J-Y., Mar 2019, In : Holistic Nursing Practice. 33, 2, p. 90-94 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

History of Medicine
Chinese Traditional Medicine
Holistic Nursing

Psychometric assessment of the Chinese version of the Problems and Needs in Palliative Care questionnaire-short version in advanced cancer patients

Wang, T., Molassiotis, A., Chung, B. P. M. & Tan, J. Y., 6 Aug 2019, In : BMC Palliative Care. 18, 1, p. 1-12 12 p., 68.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Palliative Care
Reproducibility of Results
Surveys and Questionnaires

Safety and side effects of acupuncture therapy in Australia: A systematic review

Wang, C. C., Tan, J. Y. & Williams, A., Apr 2019, In : European Journal of Integrative Medicine. 27, p. 81-89 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Acupuncture Therapy
Clinical Trials

Burden, emotional distress and quality of life among informal caregivers of lung cancer patients: An exploratory study

Tan, J. Y., Molassiotis, A., Lloyd-Williams, M. & Yorke, J., 1 Jan 2018, In : European Journal of Cancer Care. 27, 1, p. 1-11 11 p., e12691.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Lung Neoplasms
Quality of Life