Jing-Yu (Benjamin) Tan

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

Registered to supervise postgraduate research


Research output per year

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.

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

2020-2021. 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

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

Current HDR Supervision

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

Education/Academic qualification

PhD Attachment Program, The University of Manchester

PhD, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU)

External positions

Editorial Board Member, European Journal of Oncology Nursing [ISSN 1462-3889]

2020 → …

Academic Editor, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (SJR-Q1) [ISSN 1741-4288]

2020 → …

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

2019 → …

Senior Associate Editor, TMR Integrative Nursing [ISSN 2522-6371]

2019 → …

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

2018 → …

Adjunct Professor in Nursing, Southwest Medical University Hospital

2018 → …

International Review Panel Member (Research Grants), The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International

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



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.
  • 13 Similar Profiles


Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.