20 March 2020

Foreign Journalists in Mainland; Covid-19 in Asia and Europe

In the programme, Dr Nicholas Thomas, Associate Professor from City University’s Department of Public and International Affairs, talked about how different countries in Asia and Europe are handling the COVID-19 situation.
6 May 2020

Duterte’s ‘shoot-them-all’ approach to Covid-19 threatens his legacy as poor suffer in the Philippines

Professor Mark R THOMPSON of CityU's Department of Public and International Affairs comments on Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's handling of COVID-19 in the Philippines.
3 August 2020

How can study of social sciences and humanities help overcome global crises such as Covid-19 pandemic?

Professor Richard M Walker, Dean of CityU's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, says experts in social sciences and humanities matter in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
21 September 2020

Reconstruction of Transmission Pairs for novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in mainland China : Estimation of Super-spreading Events, Serial Interval, and Hazard of Infection

Knowledge on the epidemiological features and transmission patterns of COVID-19 is accumulating. Detailed line-list data with household settings can advance the understanding of COVID-19 transmission dynamics.
7 October 2020

媒體在流行病爆發事件中的干預作用 : 基於傳染病模型理論和新型冠狀病毒疫情案例的分析

10 February 2021

One Health Seminar – Global Responses to COVID-19

Date 26 February 2021 (Friday) Time 8pm (HKT) / 12nn (GMT) / 7am (EST) Format Conducted via Zoom Register Click here to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. Topics & Speakers 1) China’s Public Health Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak, Huang Yanzhong (Council on Foreign Relations, USA) 2) COVID-19 and China’s Belt and Road Diplomacy in Eurasia, Elizabeth Wishnick (Montclair University, USA) 3) The Securitization of COVID-19 and The Myth of the Authoritarian Advantage in Infectious Disease Control, Catherine Yuk-ping Lo (University College Maastricht, Netherlands) 4) COVID19: A Lens into the Past and Future of Health Security in Africa, Anne Roemer-Mahler (University of Sussex, UK) | Lewis Husain (Institute of Development Studies, UK) Adamu Addissie (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia) | Yisambi Mwanshemele (EngenderHealth, Tanzania) Enquiries +852-3442-2849 / Click here for Event Poster
24 February 2021

越年輕越高學歷越唔會打針 城大調查:因唔信政府向疫苗say no (Chinese Version Only)

24 February 2021

Investigating Hong Kong Nurses’ Intention to Take Vaccines

Dr Ben LI Kin-kit and his collaborators conducted a study to investigate Hong Kong nurses’ influenza vaccine uptake rate, their intention to have COVID-19 vaccine and the psychological underpinnings of their vaccine hesitancy.
25 February 2021

Background and trust in government affect citizens’ willingness to receive COVID-19 vaccines

A research team led by Professor Christine HUANG Yihui, Chair Professor of Communication and Media, conducted a poll to find out citizens’ willingness to get vaccinated and any correlation between their tendencies and backgrounds.
27 April 2021

Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic Through International Virtual Platform

Date: 7 May 2021 (Friday) Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm (HKT) / 6:30am – 8:30am (US, EST) / 11:30am – 1:30pm (UKT) Zoom registration: Meeting ID: 965 2753 2526 Passcode: 798600 Speakers & Topics: – Social isolation among HK community elderly before and during COVID-19, and its implication for new community care model by Prof Stephen SHUM & Ms Hera LEUNG, College of Business, City University of Hong Kong – Challenges and strategies to maintain fidelity when providing care to older adults amidst of COVID-19 pandemic by Melanie A PRINCE, President of Case Management Society of America, USA – Being adaptable: Reflections on the challenge and successes of health and social care practice to families during the pandemic in the UK by Sue FORD, Vice-Chair, Case Management Society, UK – Can technology be used to progress case management for catastrophically injured clients: a reflection of the COVID-19 crisis on effective rehabilitation advocacy and care support for our clients by Niccola IRWIN, Non-Executive Director, Case Management Society, UK Please click here to learn more about the details and rundown. Enquiries Tel: +852 3442 6541 Email:
5 May 2021

Don’t treat helpers as scapegoats for Hong Kong’s struggling vaccine drive

Professor Mark R THOMPSON of CityU's Department of Public and International Affairs comments on Hong Kong government's plan to make vaccination mandatory for domestic helpers, which was suspended after a diplomatic backlash.
31 May 2021

As borders reopen, Asia’s ‘zero-Covid’ economies need to start puzzling it out

Dr Nicolas Thomas explains why a conversation needs to be started as to what the pandemic endgame will look like, as Hong Kong and the world look forward to the reopening of borders, and the resumption of trade and travel.
7 June 2021

How China can safely open its borders as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic

Dr Nicolas Thomas discusses how China can safely open its borders as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.
23 June 2021

有效傳播健康資訊 促進公眾關注及減低恐懼 (Chinese Version Only)

19 July 2021

Bridging the Gap between Scientists and the Public – Human Behaviour Research and its Communication in Pandemic Times

Date 24 August 2021 (Tue) Time 4pm – 5:10pm (HKT) 9am – 10:10am (UKT) Format Zoom Meeting Registration Click here for registration. Speaker Dr Stavroula KOUSTA, Chief Editor, Nature Human Behaviour, Nature Publishing Group Abstract Human behaviour has been critical in shaping the COVID-19 pandemic, and the actions of individuals, groups, nation states and international bodies have all had a role to play in curbing its spread. This means that insights from the behavioural, social and health sciences have been and will continue to be invaluable throughout the course of the pandemic. The behavioural, social and health science communities responded rapidly to the crisis by sharing insights from the existing literature and, importantly, by mobilising swiftly to collect new, directly applicable evidence to guide policy and assist individuals, communities and governments in managing the pandemic. At the same time, behavioural, social and health scientists have faced the challenge of balancing the urgent need for evidence to guide policy with the need to communicate uncertainties responsibly. In this talk, Dr Kousta will discuss how the pandemic reshaped how human behavioural research is carried out and communicated, as well as the challenges in bridging the gap between science, policy and the general public in a time of crisis. Enquiries +852 3442-2849 /
4 August 2021
COVID-19 is here to stay — that’s why we need to reassess risk, competing interests, and relevant context

COVID-19 is here to stay — that’s why we need to reassess risk, competing interests, and relevant context

COVID-19 is here to stay — that’s why we need to reassess risk, competing interests, and relevant context Dr Toby Carroll of the Department of Public and International Affairs opines that COVID-19 is here to stay and it is needed to re-evaluate the solutions and bolster the lines of accountability between state and citizen.
27 August 2021

在陌生的大學校園中保存自我 (Chinese Version Only)

在陌生的大學校園中保存自我 城大公共及國際事務學系葉健民教授撰文評論大學環境及氣氛變遷,疫情亦令師生難以完全正常地上課,並寄語新生面對陌生校園環境時細心經營,努力尋找自我。
7 September 2021

Language and Discourse in COVID-19 Response: The New Zealand Case

Given New Zealand has so far been regarded as successful in fighting the pandemic, Dr Christoph HAFNER of CityU’s Department of English investigates whether (and how) the NZ government’s communication practices have played a role throughout the process.
17 November 2021

研究指疫下港人訊息恐慌程度低 (Chinese Version Only)

研究指疫下港人訊息恐慌程度低 城大公共及國際事務學系鄭煒博士接受電台訪問,闡釋有關香港受訪市民在疫情期間的訊息恐慌程度在六個地區內最低之研究發現。
18 March 2022

One Health Seminar – The Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Formal and Informal Caregivers

Date 8 April 2022 (Fri) Time 4pm – 6pm (HKT) Format Zoom Meeting Registration Click here for registration. Speakers – Challenges of Delivering Psychoeducation Programme for Family Caregivers of Community Dwelling Senior in Pandemic Time by Professor Marcus Yu-lung CHIU, PhD, Visiting Professor, School of Health & Wellbeing, University of Bolton, UK – The Role of Emotion Regulation in Managing Paid Work and Informal Eldercare by Ms Winnie LAM Wing-yee , BEcon&Fin, MSocSc, Doctoral researcher, Institute of Work Psychology, Sheffield University Management School, UK – How Formal Caregiver’s Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) Knowledge Influences Positive Aspects of Caregiving: A Moderated Mediation Model by Dr ZHANG Fan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Jinan University, China Moderator: Dr Dannii YEUNG, Associate Professor, Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, City University of Hong Kong Please click here to learn more about the biographies of speakers. Enquiries +852 3442-5843 /