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Linda Yin King Lee

Hong Kong Metropolitan University

Linda Yin King Lee

Prof. Linda Yin-King Lee is a Professor in the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Hong Kong Metropolitan University. She obtained her PhD degree from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2006. Prof. Lee entered the academic field in 1999, specializing in nursing research and evidence-based nursing.

Prof. Lee is dedicated to nursing and health research, with a mission on developing, sharing, and applying scientific evidence to improve the health of older adults. Her research addresses challenging issues related to ageing in place and dying in place, with a particular emphasis on gerontological care, long term care, healthy ageing, and health behaviours in the older population. Recently, she has been involved in investigating palliative care, end-of-life care, and dying in place. Prof. Lee’s research portfolio demonstrates her ambition to enhance the health condition and address the health issues faced by older adults. Some of her recent research projects include:

  1. Dirty work: A photovoice study of residential aged care in Hong Kong
  2. Dying in place and related policy: Knowledge, preference and stages of decision making
  3. A qualitative study to understand how older residents experience relocation from the existing nursing home to a new nursing home
  4. Ageing without children: The lived experience of childless Chinese older couples
  5. Preferences for assistance from domestic robots among older individuals in Hong Kong

Since 2014, Prof. Lee has played a significant role in a territory-wide training programme for health volunteers. Leading a team of academics, she has implemented flexible learning as the pedagogy to provide comprehensive and systematic training to over 3,000 health volunteers. These health volunteers form a strong community network and deliver basic health care support to community-based older adults and individuals with chronic illnesses. The programme has gained recognition from community bodies and has received multiple awards for its valuable contribution to supporting healthy ageing. Prof. Lee’s efforts in promoting health volunteering in Hong Kong are indispensable.


Countries Hong Kong SAR;
Topics Ageing in place; Community-based LTC; End-of-life care and LTC; LTC Workforce; Residential LTC services;
Methods Mixed methods; Qualitative studies; Quantitative data analysis; Quasi-experimental methods; Questionnaire; Thematic analysis;
Role Research;
Research interests

ageing in place; dying in place; long term care; palliative care; gerontology

Key publications

Lee, L. Y. K., Yeung, C. K., Choi, C. W., Leung, M. N., Lui, S. Y., Tam, W. Y., Tang, K. Y., Wong, C. S., Wong, Y. S., Yau, C. Y., Yeung T. L., Lee, J. K. L., & Chui, D. L. K. (2024). Comparison of assistance preferences of older adults with different functional dependence levels on domestic tasks performed by robots. BMC Geriatrics, 24, 58.

Lee, L. Y. K., & Chu, E. C. P. (2023). Tai Chi as a body-mind exercise for promotion of healthy aging in nursing home residents: Appropriateness, feasibility, and effectiveness. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 18, 1949-1959.

Lee, L. Y. K., Pang, R. C. W., & Tiu, M. M. H. (2023). Physical activity level of physically independent older adults in a densely populated city. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 31(3), 371-382.

Yau, S. Y., Lee, L. Y. K., Li, S. Y., Huang, S., Law, S. O., Lai, S. K., Lee, J. L. C., & Wong, S. L. (2023). Experiences in working at residential care home for the elderly: Voices from health care workers. In B. Y. F. Fong, & W. C. W. Wong (Eds). Gaps and Actions in Health Improvement from Hong Kong and Beyond (pp.467-476). Singapore: Springer.

Lai, V. S. K., Yau, S. Y., Lee, L. Y. K., Li, B. S. Y., Law, S. S. P., & Huang, S. (2022). Caring for older people during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic: Experiences of residential health care workers. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19, 15287.

Yau, S. Y., Lee, Y. K., Li, S. Y., Lai, S. K., Law, S. P., & Huang, S. (2022). The social construction of “dirty work” for working in residential care homes for the elderly. In V. T. S. Law & B. Y. F. Fong (Eds.), Aging with Dignity in Hong Kong and Asia: Holistic and Humanistic Care (pp.53-64). Singapore: Springer.

Lee, L. Y. K., Lam, E. P. W., Chan, C. K., Chan, S. Y., Chiu M. K., Chong, W. H., Chu, K. W., Hon, M. S., Kwan, L. K., Tsang, K. L., Tsoi, S. L., & Wu, C. W. (2021). Practice and technique of using a protective mask in older adults. Asian Journal of Gerontology & Geriatrics, 16(1), 18-21.

Lee, L. Y. K., Tiu, M. M. H., Charm, C. Y. C., & Wong, K. F. (2015). An observational study on work interruptions during medication administration in residential care homes for older people. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24, 3336-3339.

Lee, L. Y. K., Lee, D. T. F., & Woo, J. (2010). The psychosocial effect of Tai Chi on nursing home residents. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19(7-8), 927-938.