Prof. To Siu-ming

Prof. To Siu-ming


Chairperson and Associate Professor

BSSc (CUHK), PhD (CUHK), RSW 3943 7375
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Specialty and Research Interests

  • Youth development and empowerment
  • Parent education and empowerment
  • Existential- narrative approaches
  • Programme evaluation


Curriculum Vitae

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Selected Publications

  • To, S.M., Lau, C.D., So, Y.Y., Chung, M.Y., & Liu, X.Y. (2021). Identity transformation of mothers with substance abuse histories during a support group. Child & Family Social Work, Advance Online Publication, DOI: 10.1111/cfs/12859 (SSCI Journal; Impact Factor: 2.386)
  • To, S.M., & Liu, X.Y. (2021). Outcomes of community-based youth empowerment programs adopting design thinking: A quasi-experimental study. Research on Social Work Practice, 31(7), 728-741. (SSCI Journal; Impact Factor: 2.236)
  • To, S.M., Wong, C.W.V., Leung, D.M.D., Lau, C.D., & Su, X. (2020). Navigating risk discourses: A narrative analysis of parental experiences in the career and life development of youth not in education, employment, or training. Applied Research in Quality of Life, Advance Online Publication, DOI 10.1007/s11482-020-09855-w (SSCI Journal; Impact Factor: 3.078)
  • To, S. M., Chun-Sing Cheung, J., Liu, X., Lau, C. D., Zeng, H. J., & Chan, A. M. Y. (2020). Youth empowerment in the community and young people’s creative self-efficacy: The moderating role of youth–adult partnerships in youth service. Youth & Society, 53(6), 1021-1043. (SSCI Journal; Five-Year Impact Factor: 2.923)
  • To, S.M., Kwok, C.M., So, Y.Y., & Yan, M.W. (2018). Parent education for migrant mothers of left-behind children in China: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Family Process, 58(2), 318-333. (SSCI Journal; Five-Year Impact Factor: 3.532)
  • To, S.M. (2016). Loneliness, the search for meaning, and the psychological well-being of economically disadvantaged Chinese adolescents living in Hong Kong: Implications for life skills development programs. Children and Youth Services Review, 71, 52-60. (SSCI Journal; Five-Year Impact Factor: 2.393)


Selected Projects

  • Capacity Building and Project Evaluation of the Parent Empowerment Project granted by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust (Principal Investigator)
  • The Influence of Intrapersonal, Interpersonal and Community Protective Factors on Hong Kong Adolescents’ Stress during Political Life Events and their Mental Health,” granted by the Public Policy Research Funding Scheme of the HKSAR Government (Principal Investigator)
  • Project Evaluation and Impact Assessment of the Youth Service Innovation Programme granted by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust (Principal Investigator)
  • Childrearing at a Distance: Development of an Evidence-Based Parent Support Group and Education Program for Migrant Mothers of Left-behind Children in China granted by the General Research Fund of the Research Grant Council (Principal Investigator)
  • A Holistic Parent Counselling, Education and Support Program for Drug-abusing Parents granted by the Beat Drugs Fund of the HKSAR Government (Principal Investigator)