Contact Information
Research Team
Name Position Office Phone Email
Wen DANGPhD Student (Lab Representative)E12-1056yc27639@um.edu.mo
Shuyuan SHENPhD Student
Xiaoyi HUANGPhD Student
Huiru LIPhD Student
PhD University of Keele, United Kingdom (2017)
MMS Karolinska Institutet, Sweden (2010)
BSc Coventry University, United Kingdom (2008)



06/2022 – Present Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Macau
01/2017 – 05/2022 Assistant Research Officer, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
07/2015 – 01/2017 Post-doctoral Research Fellow, University of York, United Kingdom
08/2012 – 07/2015 PhD Studentship, Keele University, Keele, United Kingdom
01/2010 – 06/2010 Research Assistant, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
Research Interests
Research interests include evaluating health healthcare data to identify areas of possible health inequalities and develop strategies and tools to reduce health inequalities using advanced methodologies and statistical analysis techniques. Particular areas of interest are addressing inequalities experienced in people with mental illnesses.
Representative Publications
  1. Ho, M., Smith, R. D., Chau, P. H., Chung, C. Y., Schembre, S. M., & Fong, D. Y. (2022). Psychometric Evaluation of the Chinese Version of a Weight-Related Eating Questionnaire Using an Item Response Theory Approach. Nutrients, 14(8), 1627.
  2. Yu, D. S. F., Li, P. W. C., Li, S. X., Smith, R. D., Yue, S. C. S., & Yan, B. P. (2022). Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness of an Empowerment-Based Self-care Education Program on Health Outcomes Among Patients With Heart Failure: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Network Open, 5(4), e225982-e225982.
  3. Kwok J.Y.Y., Smith R.D., Lam L.C.C., Fong D.Y.T., Choi E.P.H., Lok K.Y.W., Lee J.J., Auyeung M., Bastiaan R.B., (2022) Managing freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Journal of neurology, 1-15.
  4. Chua G.T., Kwan M.Y.W., Chui C.S.L., Smith R.D…. & Ip P. (2021) Acute Myocarditis in Hong Kong Adolescents Following Comirnaty Vaccination. Clinical Infectious Diseases. ciab989.
  5. Smith R.D., Quicke J.G., McHugh G.A., Finney A., Dziedzic K.S., & Healey E. L. (2021) Levels of physical activity in those with multisite peripheral joint pain: A cross-sectional survey. Musculoskeletal Care. 10.1002/msc.1593
  6. Ng A.Y.N., Takmura N., Xinyi X., Smith R.D., Kwok J.Y.Y., Cheung D.S.T., Lin C.C. (2021) Effects of advance care planning on end-of-life care outcomes in nursing home: a meta-analysis. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 104276.
  7. Smith R. D., Hung S. C., Goh J., Hoi, L. I., Fong D. Y. T., Ali S., Wilson C. A., & Lok K.Y.W. (2021) Protocol of a systematic review and network meta-analysis for the prevention and treatment of perinatal depression. BMJ Open.
  8. Cheung D.S.T., Takemura N., Lam T.C., Ho J.C.M., Deng W., Smith R.D., Y Y.; Lee A.W.M, & Lin C.C. (2021) Feasibility of aerobic exercise and tai-chi interventions in advanced lung cancer patients: a randomized controlled trial. Integrative Cancer Therapies.
  9. Smith R. D., McHugh G. A., Quicke J. G., Dziedzic K. S., & Healey E. L. (2021). Comparison of reliability, construct validity and responsiveness of the IPAQ‐SF and PASE in adults with osteoarthritis. Musculoskeletal Care.
  10. Takemura N., Chan S. L., Smith R.D., Cheung D. S. T., & Lin, C. C. (2021). The effects of physical activity on overall survival among advanced cancer patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC cancer, 21(1), 1-13.
  11. Xu X., Cheung D. S. T., Smith R.D., Lai A. Y. K. & Lin C. C. (2021) The effectiveness of pre- and post-operative rehabilitation for lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis on postoperative pulmonary complications and length of hospital stay. Clinical Rehabilitation.
  12. Healey, E.L., Allen, K.D., Bennell, K., Bowden, J.L., Quicke, J.G., & Smith, R. (2020), Self‐Report Measures of Physical Activity. Arthritis Care Res, 72: 717-730.
  13. Xu X. Y., Leung A. Y. M., Smith R.D., Wong J. Y. H., Chau P. H., & Fong D. Y. T. (2020) The relative risk of developing type 2 diabetes among individuals with prediabetes compared with individuals with normoglycaemia: Meta‐analysis and meta‐regression. Journal Advanced Nursing 1– 17.
  14. Choi, E.P.H., Ho M. & Smith R.D. (2020) What can we do for our part-time nursing students during COVID-19 pandemic? Medical Education.
  15. Lee, J. J., Wu, Y., Wang, M. P., Yeung, K. C. Y., Wong, J. Y. H., & Smith, R.D. (2020). Waterpipe smoking among university students in Hong Kong: a cross-sectional study. BMC public health, 20, 1-10.
  16. Takemura, N., Cheung, D. S. T., Smith, R.D., Deng, W., Ho, K. Y., Lin, J. & Lin, C. C. (2020). Effectiveness of aerobic exercise and mind-body exercise in cancer patients with poor sleep quality: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 101334.
  17. Smith R.D., Han L., Taylor J., Ali S., Prady S., Hughes T., Ajjan R., Siddiqi N. & Doran, T. (2019) Glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure in type II diabetes: a longitudinal observational study comparing patients with and without severe mental illness. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 26(9-10), 347-357.
  18. Smith R.D., Dziedzic K.S., Quicke J.G., Holden M.A., McHugh G.A. & Healey E.L., (2018) Identification and evaluation of self-reported physical activity instruments in adults with osteoarthritis: A systematic review. Arthritis Care and Research. 71(2):237-251.
  19. Liao M.Y., Lee J.J.J., Smith R.D. & Lin CC. (2018) Knowledge and Attitudes toward Advance Directives in Patients with Advanced Heart Failure, Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing., 20.
  20. Wang PY, Smith R.D. & Lin CC. (2018) Changes in the Use of Intensive and Supportive Procedures for Patients with Stroke in Taiwan in the Last Month of Life between 2000 and 2010. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.
  21. Chang WP, Smith R.D., Lin CC. (2018) Age and rest-activity rhythm as predictors of survival in patients with newly diagnosed lung cancer. Chronobiology International. (SCI)
  22. Taylor, J., Stubbs, B., Hewitt, C., Ramzi, A., Alderson, S., Gilbody, S., Holt, R., Hughes, T., Kellar, I., Smith, R.D. & Siddiqi, N. (2017) Pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for improving diabetes outcomes in severe mental illness: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PloS One. 12, 1, p. e0168549.
  23. Harrison, S., Horton, E., Smith, R.D., Sandland, C., Steiner, M., Morgan, M., & Singh S. (2013) Physical activity monitoring: addressing the difficulties of accurately detecting slow walking speeds. Heart Lung. Vol. 42(5), pp. 361-4.
Full Publications List
Research Grants
2018 Lok, K.Y.W., Smith, R.D., Lin, J.J., Fong, D.Y.T., Validation and translation of the Whooley questions to identify perinatal depression in Chinese women. Seed Fund for Basic Research, HKU.
2016 Smith, R.D., Ratschen, E. “Smoking, diabetes and severe mental illness: exploring clinical practice of treating smoking in people with comorbid SMI and diabetes, and associations between diabetes control/outcomes and smoking status in CPRD” Research Capability Funds (RCF) 2016-17 CLAHRC York and Humber (UK).
Professional Activities
08/2019 – Present Associate Editor, BMC Cancer Journal