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Meet Our Team

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DR. FRANCES JINGWEN JIN

Principal Investigator.

Licensed Psychologist, New York State, USA (2020 - )
Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, 2018, Stony Brook University
B.S. with Highest Distinction, Honors in Psychology, 2011, The University of Iowa

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HILARY NGAI

I am a final-year PhD student at the PANDM Lab. I grew up in Hong Kong and obtained my Bachelor of Science (BS) in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior with a minor in English Literature in the University of California, Davis. My research interest include decision-making, neural mechanisms of affective experiences and related issues in internalising disorders. My passions include working out, coffee and teaching!

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RAMESH RAMCHAND KARNANI

With deep sadness we mourn the passing of our lab member Mr Ramesh Ramchand Karnani in late 2022. Ramesh was a dedicated and talented researcher, a great achiever, and a careful listener. He had a genuine interest in those he interacted with and always met them where they were. Ramesh will be fondly remembered and missed for his kindness, insights, and passion.

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IMOGEN YIH

I am a first-year PhD student in the lab. I was born and raised in Hong Kong, and graduated from Wellesley College with a BA in Psychology. My research mostly concerns emotion-related decision making, and how such processes can inform psychiatric nosology and digital phenotyping methods. Outside of the lab, I enjoy running, reading, and making pottery.

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LEXI YINGHAO ZHANG

I am a first-year PhD student at the PANDM Lab. I studied Neuroscience (BSc) and Early Child Development and Clinical Applications (MSc) at UCL. I am interested in using multidisciplinary methods to understand adaptive and maladaptive human learning in dynamic environments. I enjoy reading and gaming, and I am a big fan of musicals.

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FRIEDERIKE ELISABETH HEDLEY

I am about to graduate with an MPhil in Cognitive Psychology & Neuroscience from HKU, and I am PANDM's new lab manager. The (developing) human brain fascinates me. I am interested in the complexities of emotional and attentional processes and how they are modulated by psychopathology. I love (classical) music, and growing up in the marshlands of Northern Germany has given me a passion for sailing.

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YUMEI TANG

I am currently a third-year undergraduate student at HKU, double majoring in Biomedical Sciences and Neuroscience. I have been part of the PANDM lab since the start of 2023. I am interested in understanding emotions and the psychopathology of internalising disorders.

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ALICE WU

I have graduated with a MSocSc (Psychology) degree at HKU and have been a member of the PANDM Lab since 2021. I have broad interests in psychopathology and its etiology and look to pursue those research interests in the future. Prior to HKU, I completed a MS in Computer Engineering, an MBA, and worked in various technical and managerial roles.

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BLURRY LAM MUN

I have graduated with a MSocSc(Psychology) at HKU. After obtaining a BSc in Biochemistry (with a minor in psychology) from HKU, I have worked in medical affairs for a number of pharmaceutical and medical device companies, with a specific focus on clinical studies in oncology. My curiosity of psychopathology, especially the anxiety and depression spectrum and their underlying mental processes, is what has encouraged me to join the PANDM lab.

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MICHAEL C.W. CHIU

I am a graduate of the MSocSc (Psychology) program at HKU and currently served as a volunteer research assistant at PANDM since mid-2023. My primary interest lies in exploring the definition of psychopathology (e.g. depression and anxiety) and how to enhance the current diagnostic systems. Additionally, I am a professional photographer specializing in portraits and performance art photography.

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HAYLEY YING YING LEUNG

I am currently studying for MSocSc(Psychology) at HKU. I have been a volunteer research assistant in PANDM lab since mid of 2023. My strong interest in psychopathology drives me to the team of clinical diagnosis

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NICOLE POON

After graduating with an MSocSc(Psychology) degree from HKU, I have been actively engaging in counselling work, and I am now excited to embark on a new journey as a clinical psychology assistant. My interest lies in understanding human emotional processes and exploring the underlying mechanisms in psychopathology. I love music, driving, and interacting with people from diverse backgrounds.

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ANDREA MARIA HOSKING

I'm a final year undergraduate student at HKU majoring in psychology. I have just recently joined the lab as an undergraduate thesis student. My research is looking at the role of top-down and bottom-up factors in facilitating threat-related perceptual learning.

ALUMNI

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RIDDHI JAIN PITLIYA

Whilst I obtained my undergraduate degree (in psychology, neuroscience and cognitive science; with first honours) at The University of Hong Kong, I worked at the Psychopathology, Affective Neuroscience & Decision Making Laboratory (PANDM) as a laboratory coordinator.  

I am currently obtaining a DPhil degree at the University of Oxford, under the supervision of Prof. Robin A. Murphy at the Computational Psychopathology Laboratory. 

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 WING MAN LAM

I was an undergraduate student and the lab coordinator of PANDM Lab and am currently pursuing a masters degree at UCL.

I double majored in Psychology and Neuroscience, with research interests in decision-making and internalising disorders, particularly on its underlying mechanisms.

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YIMING ZHONG

I held BA and MA degrees in Economics from University of Cambridge. I joined PANDM lab as a volunteer research assistant while completing the MSocSc (Psychology) conversion programm, during which I received trainings to administer clinical diagnostic interviews, eye-tracking and behavioural tasks for emotion-related studies. I am a current MSocSc(Clinical Psychology) student at University of Hong Kong.

MSocSc (Clinical Psychology) thesis students

  • Karen Pui Kei Chan

  • Veronica Hei Yan Chan

  • Larissa Louie

  • Andreas Wong

MSocSc (Psychology) research assistants

  • Kelvin Ip

  • Annabel Shin Ling Tong 

Undergraduate research assistants

  • Mia Siyue Chen

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