Dr. Jacky Choy
Research Assistant Professor
Jacky is interested in understanding family care provided by multiple family members and other informal carers as well as ways for improving wellbeing of caregiving family as a holistic unit. In his PhD study, he examined the longitudinal impact of size of caregiving family on care burden among carers of older adults with long-term care needs, explored family preparedness for care of families living with dementia, and inquired the formation of an informal care team serendipitously providing dementia intervention in collaboration with the formal care sector. Earlier during his master study, he investigated the association between distress and appraisal of caregiving experience among family carers of persons living with psychosis. These research work across disciplines have deepened his understanding in family and family care and provided him with insights for developing family-based interventions and services in his future research.
Over the past few years, Jacky has been working on mixed methods programme evaluation research in relation to long-term care policy and dementia care service in Hong Kong. Currently, as a research coordinator in the team, he is involved in the TIP-CARD project for developing dementia policy solutions, the Good Life project for promoting and improving the use of non-pharmacological interventions for families living with dementia, and the BrainLive project for implementing a barrier-free dementia care model using information and communications technology and productive ageing. He is also coordinating knowledge exchange activities such as the Certified Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) Practitioner Training Course in collaboration with the International CST Centre of University College London.