Patrick Wing-Leung LEUNG


Ph.D., Sheffield
Research Professor & Director, Graduate Studies in Clinical Psychology
Room 356, Sino Building
3943 6502
2603 5019

Teaching Areas

  • PSYC6941- Clinical Seminar IV 

Research Interests

Child and adolescent psychiatry, cognitive processes and psychopathology, psychiatric rehabilitation, family functioning and parenting, psychotherapy.

My research interests lie on the psychopathology and molecular genetics of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as on the cognitive theory of psychopathology. My current research studies are deeply affected by the background of my career development. I had been a practicing clinical psychologist in a public hospital for more than 10 years. During that period, I worked with my mentor, who is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, to study various developmental disorders. We found that many of them, including ADHD, often had a strong biological basis. My training and practice background helps me to build up a multi-disciplinary network and lay a foundation for my research work now.



Au, A., Li, S., Lee, K., Leung, P. W. L., Pan, P. C., et al. (2010). The coping with Caregiving Group Program for Chinese caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease in Hong Kong. Patient Education and Counseling, 78, 256-260.

McAlonan, G. M., Cheung, V., Chua, S. E., Oosterlaan, J., Hung, S. F., Tang, C. P., Lee, C. C., Kwong, S. L., Ho, T. P., Cheung, C., Suckling, J., & Leung, P. W. L. (2009). Age-related grey matter volume correlates of response inhibition and shifting in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. British Journal of Psychiatry, 194, 123-129.

Leung, P. W. L., Hung, S. F., Ho, T. P., Lee, C. C., Liu, W. S., et al. (2008). Prevalence of DSM-IV disorders in Chinese adolescents and the effects of an impairment criterion: A pilot community study in Hong Kong. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 17, 452-461.

So, C. Y. C., Leung, P. W. L., & Hung, S. F. (2008). Treatment effectiveness of combined medication/behavioural treatment with Chinese ADHD children in routine practice. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 46, 983-992.

Leung, P. W. L., Kwong, S. L., Tang, C. P., Ho, T. P., Hung, S. F. Lee, C. C., Hong, S. L., Chiu, C. M., & Liu, W. S. (2006). Test-retest reliability and criterion validity of the Chinese version of CBCL, TRF, and YSR. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 47, 970-973.

Leung, P. W. L., Lee, C. C., Hung, S. F., Ho, T. P., Tang, C. P., Kwong, S. L., Leung, S. Y., Yuen, S. T., Lieh-Mak, F., Oosterlann, J., Grady, D., Harxhi, A., Ding, Y. C., Chi, H. C., Flodman, P., Schuck, S., Spence, M. A., Moyzis, R., & Swanson, J. (2005). The dopamine receptor D4 (DRD4) gene in Han Chinese children with attention-deflicit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): Increased prevalence of the 2-repeat allele. American Journal of Medical Genetics (Neuropsychiatric Genetics), 133B, 54-56.

Leung, P. W. L., & Wong, M. M. T. (2003). Measures of child and adolescent psychopathology in Asia. Psychological Assessment, 15, 268-279.

Leung, P. W. L., & Poon, M.W. L. (2001). Dysfunctional schemas and cognitive distortions in psychopathology: a test of the specificity hypothesis. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 42, 755-765.

Leung, P. W. L., & Connolly, K. J. (1997). Test of two views of impulsivity in hyperactive and conduct-disordered children. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 39, 574-582.

Leung, P. W. L., & Luk, S. L., Ho, T. P., Taylor, E., Lieh Mak, F., & Bacon-Shone, J. (1996). The diagnosis and prevalence of hyperactivity in Chinese schoolboys. British Journal of Psychiatry, 168, 486-496.

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