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Jay Jung Jae LEE

Dr Jay Lee is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing of the University of Hong Kong. He started his early career as a stroke nurse. After five years clinical experience, he went on to pursue his Masters and PhD in the School of Health and Social Sciences (Nursing Studies) at the University of Edinburgh. Dr Lee has conducted studies in the research topics of stroke care, addictive behaviours including tobacco smoking, alcohol drinking, and e-device use, and nursing and health education using diverse research designs including mixed methods. Particularly, he has significant experience in using research methodologies such as grounded theory, phenomenology, interpretive description, and thematic analysis to conduct rigorous qualitative studies.

Funding Scheme Project Title Approved Amount (HK$)
General Research Fund (GRF) Ecological momentary intervention for stroke caregivers’ psychological support: a randomised controlled trial 734,456
Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Blood transfusion education using virtual reality simulation for nursing undergraduate students 283,319
Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) Waterpipe smoking experiences, perceptions and motivations amongst young adults in Hong Kong: a qualitative study 134,000
Seed Fund for Basic Research, HKU Indoor air quality in waterpipe establishments in Hong Kong 149,976
Seed Fund for Basic Research, HKU The effect of instant message intervention for psychological well-being among stroke survivors 55,460
Knowledge Exchange (KE) Funding Exercise Using YouTube videos for health education on emerging alternative tobacco products in Hong Kong. 75,000
Knowledge Exchange (KE) Funding Exercise YouTube videos for tobacco industry denormalisation in young people 98,174
  • Clinical experience
     - Stroke specialist nurse (2009)
     - Stroke ward staff nurse (2005-2008)
  • Teaching
     - Qualitative research course at undergraduate, master and doctoral levels
     - Nursing theories and models (undergraduate course)
     - Health promotion (undergraduate course)
  • Stroke research (mHealth for stroke survivors’ and caregivers’ psychological well-being, and stroke risk factor management)
  • Smoking research (waterpipe smoking, e-cigarette, denormalization of tobacco industry and smoking in North Korea)
  • E-device use research (e-device use with psychological distress, cyberincivility and digital professional)
  • Nursing education (clinical placement and simulation-based learning).
  1. Lee JJ*, Yeung KC, Wang MP, Thorne S. Arabian nights in Hong Kong: Chinese young adults’ experience of waterpipe smoking. Tobacco Control. 2020 Aug 20. Available from: doi:10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-055699
  2. Lee JJ, Wang MP, Luk TT, Guo N, Chan SS, Lam TH. Associations of Electronic Device Use Before and After Sleep With Psychological Distress Among Chinese Adults in Hong Kong: Cross-Sectional Study. JMIR Mental Health. 2020 Jun;7(6):e15403. Available from: doi:10.2196/15403 
  3. Lee JJ*, Wang MP, Yang SC. Will the tobacco industry ultimately triumph in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic?: a call for nurses’ action in tobacco control. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 2020 Jul 25. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2020.103726 
  4. Lee JJ*, Wu Y, Wang MP, Yeung KC, Wong JY, Smith R. Waterpipe smoking among university students in Hong Kong: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2020 Apr 21;20:253. Available from: doi:10.1186/s12889-020-08686-6
  5. Lee JJ, Yeung KC, Clarke CL, Yoo J. Nursing Students' Learning Dynamics and Perception of High-Fidelity Simulation-Based Learning. Clinical Simulation in Nursing. 2019 Aug;33:7-16. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2019.04.008
  6. Luk TT, Wong SW, Lee JJ, Chan SS, Lam TH, Wang MP. Exploring community smokers’ perspectives for developing a chat-based smoking cessation intervention delivered through mobile instant messaging: qualitative study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 2019 Jan 31;7(1):e11954. Available from: doi:10.2196/11954
  7. Lee JJ*, Carson MN, Clarke CL, Yang SC, Nam SJ. Nursing students' learning dynamics with clinical information and communication technology: A constructive grounded theory approach. Nurse Education Today. 2019 Feb;73:41-7. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2018.11.007
  8. Lee JJ*, Clarke CL, Carson MN, Yang SC. How do Korean nursing students build knowledge? A constructivist grounded theory study. BMJ Open. 2018 Jul 23;8(7):e022050. Available from: doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022050
  9. Jang H, Lee JJ, Lee MJ, Ryoo S, Yoon CH, Kim GM, Chung CS, Lee KH, Bang OY, Kim SJ. Comparison of enoxaparin and warfarin for secondary prevention of cancer-associated stroke. Journal of Oncology. 2015 May 7;2015: 502089. Available from: doi:10.1155/2015/502089
  10. Lee JJ*, Clarke CL. Nursing students' attitudes towards information and communication technology: an exploratory and confirmatory factor analytic approach. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2015 Jan 13;71(5):1181-93. Available from: doi:10.1111/jan.12611