Paul YIP


Paul Yip



Given name:                              Paul

Country of nationality:             Hong Kong
Country of residence:              
Hong Kong

Mailing address:                       Social Work and Social Administration Department
                                                  The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Email address:                         
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Telephone (Home):                  (852) 2831 5190
Telephone (Office):                
(852) 2831 5232


Highest degree:                         PhD
Year:                                         1989
Institution:                                 La Trobe University (Australia)
Discipline:                                  Statistics

Current employment/position: Professor

Previous employment:
1. Professor, Social Work and Social Administration Department, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2. Director, Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, The University of Hong Kong
3. Senior Lecturer, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, The University of Hong Kong

Other honorary or professional positions:
1. Associate member of Central Policy Unit, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong SAR,
2. Member of Steering Committee of Population Policy of Hong Kong SAR Government
3. Chairman of Research Committee and Council member of Family Planning Association of Hong Kong SAR



1. Yip, P. S. F., Yousuf, S., Chan, C. H., Yung, T., & Wu, K. C. C. (2015). The roles of culture and gender in the relationship between divorce and suicide risk: A meta-analysis. Social Science & Medicine, 128, 87-94.

2. Wang, H., Liddell, C. A., . . . . Yip, P. S. F., . . . . Murray, C. J. L. (2014). Global, regional, and national levels of neonatal, infant, and under-5 mortality during 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. Lancet, 384(9947), 957–979.

3. Yip, P. S. F., Zhang, H., Lam, T. H., Lam, K. F., Lee, A. M., Chan, J., & Fan, S. (2013). Sex knowledge, attitudes, and high-risk sexual behaviors among unmarried youth in Hong Kong. BMC Public Health, 13 (1), 691.

4. Basten, S., Yip, P. S. F., & Chui, E. (2013). Remeasuring ageing in Hong Kong SAR; or 'keeping the demographic window open'. Journal of Population Research, 30(3), 249-264

5. Yip, P. S. F., Caine, E., Yousuf, S., Chang, S.S, Wu, K.C. & Chen, Y.Y. (2012). Means restriction for suicide prevention. Lancet, 379, 2293-2399. (IF 45.22)

6. Yip, P.S.F., Law, C.K. & Cheung, K. (2009). Ultra-low fertility in Hong Kong: a review of related demographic transitions, social issues, and policies to encourage childbirth. Jones Gavin et al (ed) Ultra-low fertility in Pacific Asia: Trends, Causes and Policy Issues 132-159, Routledge: London.


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