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Research Faculty

Denise Shuk Ting CHEUNG

Dr Denise Cheung is currently a Research Assistant Professor at School of Nursing, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). She is a registered nurse who obtained her BNurs, MPhil, and PhD degrees in School of Nursing from the University of Hong Kong. She has been a tutor from 2013 to 2017 in the School primarily involved in undergraduate teaching in certain clinical and research subjects. Her research work is in the area of complementary and alternative therapy, with particular focus on populations in need of symptom management, such as survivors of intimate partner violence, cancer patients, and caregivers. Denise has successfully accomplished several research projects, including large randomized controlled trials of interventions to improve health outcomes of abused women and caregivers with caregiver stress.

  • Symptom Management
  • Complementary and alternative therapy
  • Cancer care
  • Intimate partner violence
  1. Cheung DST, Deng W, Tsao GSW, Ho RTH, Chan CLW, Fong DYT, Chau PH, Hong AWL, Yuk Fung HYK, Ma JLC, Tiwari A: Effects of a Qigong Intervention on Telomerase Activity in Chinese Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: A Randomized, Wait-list Controlled Trial. JAMA Network Open 2019, 2(1):e186967.
  2. Wu YL^, Cheung DST^ (co-first author), Takemura N, Lin CC: Effects of hemodialysis on the symptom burden of terminally ill and non-terminally ill end-stage renal disease patients. Journal of Palliative Medicine 2018, (IF=2.49)
  3. Cheung DST, Or C, So MKP, Tiwari A: Usability testing of a smartphone application for delivering Qigong training. Journal of Medical Systems 2018, 42(10):191. (IF=2.456)
  4. Shen HS, Chen, SY, Cheung DST, Wang SY, Lee JJ, Lin CC: Differential family experience of palliative sedation therapy in specialised palliative or critical care units. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2018, 55(6):1531-1539. (IF=2.64)
  5. Cheung DST, Tiwari A, Chan KL, Fong DYT, Chau P, Yuen FKH, Tolman RM: Validation of the Psychological Maltreatment of Women Inventory for Chinese Women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 2017, (IF 2.443)
  6. Tiwari A, Lao L, Wang AX, Cheung DST* (Corresponding author), So MK, Yu DS, et al: Self-administered acupressure for symptom management among Chinese family caregivers with caregiver stress: a randomized, wait-list controlled trial. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2016,16(1):424. (IF= 2.288)
  7. Deng W, Cheung DST, Tsao SW, Wang AXM, Tiwari AF: Telomerase activity and its association with psychological stress, mental disorders, lifestyle factors and interventions: A systematic review. Psychoneuroendocrinology 2016, 64:150-163. (IF= 4.944)
  8. Cheung DST, Tiwari A, Wang A: Intimate Partner Violence in Late Life: A Case Study of Older Chinese Women. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect 2015, 27(4-5):428-437. (IF=1.333)
  9. Tiwari A, Chan KL, Cheung DST, Fong DYT, Yan ECW, Tang DHM: The differential effects of intimate terrorism and situational couple violence on mental health outcomes among abused Chinese women: a mixed-method study. BMC Public Health 2015, 15(314). (IF=2.420)
  10. Tiwari A, Cheung DST, Chan KL, Fong DYT, Yan ECW, Lam GLL, Tang DHM: Intimate partner sexual aggression against Chinese women: a mixed methods study. BMC Women's Health 2014, 14(70). (IF=1.572)