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Department of Psychology (PSY)

Professor LO Chuen Yee, Barbara


Adjunct Associate Professor


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.