Dr Joanna Ting Wai Chu

BSc/BA, BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD, University of Auckland

Biography

Dr Joanna Ting Wai Chu is a Research Fellow at the National Institute for Health Innovation, School of Population, University of Auckland. She holds postgraduate qualifications in psychology and earned her Ph.D from the University of Auckland. She is a recipient  of a Heart Foundation Fellowship.

Previously, she worked as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong where she was involved in a number of community-based projects aimed at building community capacity and improving family-related outcomes. Her research focuses on the risk and protective factors of adolescents, and on developing and evaluating new and innovative approaches to improving adolescent health and development.

 

Postgraduate supervision

 

 

Areas of expertise

Adolescent Health, developmental psychology, digital health, family intervention, tobacco control

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Humphrey, G., Chu, J., Dowling, N., Rodda, S., Merkouris, S., Parag, V., ... Ruwhui-Collins, R. (2020). Manaaki – a cognitive behavioral therapy mobile health app to support people experiencing gambling problems: a randomized control trial protocol. BMC Public Health, 2010.1186/s12889-020-8304-x
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Newcombe, Gayl Humphrey, Simone Rodda, Elsie Ho, Vili Nosa, Chris Bullen
  • Chu, J. T. W., Wadham, A., Jiang, Y., Whittaker, R., Stasiak, K., Shepherd, M., & Bullen, C. (2019). Development of MyTeen Text Messaging Program to Support Parents of Adolescents: Qualitative Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 7 (11)10.2196/15664
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Yannan Jiang, Karolina Stasiak, Chris Bullen
  • Chu, J. T. W., Wadham, A., Jiang, Y., Whittaker, R., Stasiak, K., Shepherd, M., & Bullen, C. (2019). Effect of MyTeen SMS-Based Mobile Intervention for Parents of Adolescents: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA network open, 2 (9)10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.11120
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Karolina Stasiak, Yannan Jiang, Chris Bullen
  • Ruddy, B. P., Bullen, C., Chu, J. T. W., Jeong, S. H., Madadkhahsalmassi, B., McKeage, J. W., ... Taberner, A. J. (2019). Subcutaneous nicotine delivery via needle-free jet injection: A porcine model. Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society, 306, 83-88. 10.1016/j.jconrel.2019.05.040
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48227
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Bryan Ruddy, Chris Bullen, Soo Hee Jeong, James McKeage, Darren Svirskis, Malcolm Tingle, Andrew Taberner
  • Chu, J. T. W., Whittaker, R., Jiang, Y., Wadham, A., Stasiak, K., Shepherd, M., & Bullen, C. (2018). Evaluation of MyTeen - a SMS-based mobile intervention for parents of adolescents: a randomised controlled trial protocol. BMC public health, 18 (1)10.1186/s12889-018-6132-z
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Chris Bullen, Yannan Jiang, Karolina Stasiak
  • Chu, J. T. W., Ho, H. C. Y., Mui, M., Wan, A., Stewart, S. M., Lam, T. H., & Chan, S. S. (2018). Happy Family Kitchen II: Participants’ Perspectives of a Community-based Family Intervention. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27 (5), 1629-1639. 10.1007/s10826-017-0998-8
  • Chu, J. T. W., Wan, A., Stewart, S. M., Ng, K. T., Lam, T. H., & Chan, S. S. (2018). Recruitment and Lessons Learned from a Community-Based Intervention Program: The Learning Families Project in Hong Kong. Frontiers in Public Health, 6.10.3389/fpubh.2018.00016
  • Shen, C., Wang, M., Chu, J. T., Wan, A., Viswanath, K., Chan, S., & Lam, T. H. (2017). Health App Possession Among Smartphone or Tablet Owners in Hong Kong: Population-Based Survey. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 5 (6)10.2196/mhealth.7628

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 507 - Bldg 507
Level 1, Room 1069
28 PARK AVE
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand