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Professor LO Chuen Yee, Barbara


Adjunct Associate Professor

e-Mail:  [email protected]

Barbara received her Master of Social Science (Clinical Psychology) degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and her PhD degree at the University of Melbourne. She is a registered psychologist in Hong Kong and Australia. Her research interest is on affective dysregulation, risk identification and treatment in depression, emotional wellness in youths and technological applications in mental health. 



  • Emotion Regulation Processes in Youths and Parenting
  • Affective Disorders and Information Processing
  • Metacognitive and Executive Dysfunctions in Rumination
  • Emotional Wellbeing, Positive Coping and Health Psychology
  • Advanced Computer Technology Applications in Mental Health



Lo, B.C.Y.,  Chan, S.K. Ng, T.K., & Choi, A.W.M. (2019). Parental Demandingness and Executive Functioning in Predicting Youth Anxiety in a Longitudinal Community Study. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

Lo, B.C.Y., So, W.Y., Yang J,H,T & Ng, T.K.C. (forthcoming) Assessment of Adolescent Mental Disorders: Cross-cultural Issues. In. D. Shek & J. Leung (Ed.). The Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development Volume VII: History, Theory & Culture. US: Wiley-Blackwell

Choi, A.W. M, Lo, B.C.Y., Wong, J.Y.H., Lo, R.T.F., Chau, P.C.W., Wong, J.K.S., Lau, C.L., & Kam, C.W. (2019). Clinical Features of Heterosexual Intimate Partner Violence Victims with Escalating Injury Severity. Journal of Interpersonal Violence doi: 10.1177/0886260519850539

Li, A Y-L, Lo, B.C.Y & Cheng, C. (2018) It is the Family Context that Matters: Concurrent and Predictive Effects of Aspects of Parent-Child Interaction on Video Gaming-related Problems. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 21, 374-380.

Barry, T. J., Baker, H., Chiu, H.M., Lo, B.C.Y. & Lau, J.Y.F. (2018) Factor Analysis and Validation of a Self-report Measure of Impaired Fear Inhibition. Cognition and Emotion, p.1-12

Lo, B.C.Y., Zhao, Y., Kwok, A.W.Y., Chan, W., & Chan C.K.Y. (2017). Evaluation of the Psychometric Properties and Construction of a Short Form of the Asian Adolescent Depression Scale: An Item Response Theory (IRT) Analysis. Assessment, 24(5): 660-676

Lo, B.C.Y., Zhao, Y., Ho, Y.C., & Au, T.K.F. (2017). Psychometric Properties of the Children’s Response Styles Questionnaire in a Hong Kong Chinese Community Sample. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 15:198

Zhao, Y., Chan, W., & Lo, B.C.Y. (2017). Comparing Five Depression Measures in Chinese Depressed Patients Using Item Response Theory (IRT): Examination of Item Properties, Measurement Precision and Score Comparability. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 15:60.

Lo, B.C.Y. & Liu, J.C.C (2017) Executive Control in Depressive Rumination: Backward Inhibition and Non-inhibitory Switching Performance in a Modified Mixed Antisaccade Task. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:136.

Chow, K.W. & Lo, B.C.Y. (2017). Parental Factors Associated with Rumination Related Metacognitive Beliefs in Adolescence. Frontiers in Psychology, 8:536.

Cheng, C., Cheung, M. W.L. & Lo, B.C.Y. (2016). Relationship of Health Locus of Control with Specific Health Behavior and Global Health Appraisal: Meta-analysis of Moderating Effects. Health Psychology Review, 10(4), 460-477.

Kwok, S.S.W., Chan, E. C. C. Chen, P.P. & Lo, B. C. Y. (2016). The “Self” in Pain: The Role of Psychological Inflexibility in Affective Regulation of Chronic Pain. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 39(5), 908-915.

Tan, L., Lo, B.C.Y. & Macrae, N. (2014) Brief Mindfulness Meditation Improves Mental State Attribution and Empathizing. PLoS ONE, 9(10): e110510.

Young, C.M.Y., & Lo, B.C.Y. (2012). Cognitive Appraisal Mediating Relationship between Social Anxiety and Internet Communication in Adolescents. Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 78-83.

Lo, B.C.Y., Lau, S., Cheung, S-H, & Allen, N.B. (2012).The Impact of Rumination on Internal Attention Switching. Cognition and Emotion, 26, 209-223.

Lo, B.C.Y., & Allen, N.B. (2011). Affective Bias in Internal Attention Shifting Among Depressed Youths. Psychiatry Research, 187, 125-129

Chambers, R., Lo, B.C.Y. & Allen, N.B. (2008). The Impact of Intensive Mindfulness Training on Attentional Control, Cognitive Style and Affect. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 32, 303-322.