Samson Tse University of Hong Kong

Samson Tse

Dr Samson Tse is a Professor in Mental Health, Associate Dean (Undergraduate Education) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, and Director of Master of Social Sciences in Counselling in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong. Prior to his relocation to Hong Kong, he worked in New Zealand – Dunedin and Auckland − for over 20 years.

Prof. Tse has had a long standing interest in supporting people (e.g., migrants, international students) affected by gambling harms and mental health issues by using recovery approach and strengths-based interventions. He has authored/co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the field of addiction and mental health. His publications appear in Addiction, Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, Bipolar Disorders, International Journal of Social Psychiatry, Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, Psychiatry Research, and Psychiatric Services. Prof. Tse has served in government, and non-government organisation advisory committees in New Zealand (Mental Health Commission), Singapore (International Advisory Panel for the National Addictions Management Centre, and the National Council on Problem Gambling) and Hong Kong (Caritas Rehabilitation Services). He has presented to groups around the globe about issues he is passionate about: Living beyond the diagnostic label and improving service users’ experience. Since 2012, Prof. Tse has been appointed as the Regional Assistant Editor of International Gambling Studies (Taylor & Francis, London, United Kingdom). Currently he supervises two doctoral candidates working on addiction topics; he holds honorary/visiting professorial positions in Yale University, The University of Melbourne and The University of Auckland.


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