With a special research interest in neuroscience, antisocial behaviours, social cognition, and mental health, Bess has received intensive training in these areas throughout her postgraduate studies. In the past eight years, she has dedicated her research in these areas in both Hong Kong and the United States. She has received her bachelor degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2007 and her masterís degree in psychology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2010. In 2015, she has obtained her Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) in neuropsychology investigating the neural and psychosocial underpinnings of aggression and social cognition in people with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Currently, she is working as an assistant professor at Gratia Christian College collaborating with scholars from different universities around the world on projects related to her research interests mentioned above.
Dr. Bess Lam Yin Hung is interested in investigating the neural and psychosocial underpinnings of social dysfunctions and aggressive or criminal behaviors in schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. Apart from focusing on schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, she is also interested in studying the subclinical group such as people with schizotypal personality traits who are at risk. Besides schizophrenia and criminals, she is also interested in examining the mental health of their family members. Last but not least, she is keen on psychoeducation and community projects pertaining to those areas.