Dr HOU Wai Kai

Associate Professor / Director of Centre for Psychosocial Health
Department of Psychology,
The Education University of Hong Kong                         

Phone: (852) 29488841
Email: wkhou@eduhk.hk
ORCID: 0000-0003-1402-2318

Education PhD, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong
Biography Dr Wai-Kai Hou, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Department of Psychology, and Director of Centre of Psychosocial Health, EdUHK. He was Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University in New York. His research focuses on everyday processes and mechanisms of psychological resilience across trauma and chronic stress conditions, with the ultimate goal of optimizing assessment and intervention for stress and health.
Research Interests
  • Everyday life processes and mechanisms of resilience
  • Public mental health
  • Psychometrics and psychological assessment
  • Stress and coping
5 Representative Publications

= Student/mentored author; * = Corresponding author

  • Liu, H., Li, T. W., Liang, L., & Hou, W. K.* (in press). Trauma and mental health of prisoners and ex-prisoners: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review.

  • Hou, W. K.*, Lee, T. M. C., Liang, L., Li, T. W., Liu, H., Ettman, C. K., & Galea, S. (2021). Civil unrest, COVID-19 stressors, anxiety, and depression in the acute phase of the pandemic in Hong Kong. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 56, 1499-1508.

  • Hou, W. K.*, Lee, T. M. C.*, Liang, L., Li, T. W., Liu, H., Tong, H., Ben-Ezra, M., & Goodwin, R. (2021). Psychiatric symptoms and behavioral adjustment during the Covid-19 pandemic: Evidence from two population-representative cohorts. Translational Psychiatry, 11, 174.

  • Liang, L., Ben-Ezra, M., Chan, E. W. W., Liu, H., Lavenda, O., & Hou, W. K.* (2021). Psychometric evaluation of the Adjustment Disorder New Module-20 (ADNM-20): A multi-study analysis. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 81, 102406.

  • Lai, F. T. T., Hall, B. J., Liang, L., Galea, S., & Hou, W. K.* (2020). Socioeconomic determinants of depression amid the anti-extradition bill protests in Hong Kong: The mediating role of daily routine disruptions. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 74, 988-994.