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Dr Edwin Chun-yip CHIN

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Sports Science and Physical Education
PhD, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong
BScEd(Sports Science) (1st in Class), The Education University of Hong Kong
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Research Interest
  • Exercise prescription
  • Exercise and mental health
Selected Publications
  1. Recchia F, Leung CK, Chin EC, Fong DY, Montero D, Cheng CP, Yau SY, Siu PM (2022). Comparative effectiveness of exercise, antidepressants and their combination in treating non-severe depression: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 56:1375-80. Impact factor 2021: 18.5; Top 1% ranked 1/88 in Sports Science
  2. Siu PM, Yu AP, Chin EC, Yu DS, Hui SS, Woo J, Fong DY, Wei GX, and Irwin MR (2021). Effects of Tai Chi or conventional exercise on central obesity in middle-aged and older adults: A three-group randomized controlled trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, 174(8):1050-1057. Impact factor 2020: 25.4; Top 2% rank 6/318 in Medicine, General & Internal
  3. Siu PM, Yu AP, Tam BT, Chin EC, Yu DS, Chung KF, Hui SS, Woo J, Fong DY, Lee PH, Wei GX, and Irwin MR (2021). Effects of Tai Chi or exercise on sleep in older adults with insomnia: A three-arm randomized controlled trial. JAMA Network Open, 4(2):e203719. Impact factor 2020: 8.5; Top 5% rank 15/318 in Medicine, General & Internal
  4. Chin EC, Yu AP, Lai CW, Fong DY, Chan DK, Wong SH, Sun FH, Ngai HH, Yung PS, and Siu PM (2020). Low-frequency HIIT improves body composition and aerobic capacity in overweight men. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 52(1): 56-66. Impact factor 2020: 5.4; Top 7% rank 8/116 in Sports Science
  5. Chin EC, Yu AP, Leung CK, Bernal JDK, Au WW, Fong DY, Cheng CP, Siu PM (2022). Effects of Exercise Frequency and Intensity on Reducing Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults With Insomnia: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Frontiers in Physiology, 13:863457. Impact factor 2021: 4.8; Top 25% rank 20/81 in Physiology
  6. Yu AP, Chin EC, Yu DJ, Fong DY, Cheng CP, Hu X, Wei GX, Siu PM. (2022). Tai Chi versus conventional exercise for improving cognitive function in older adults: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 8868. Impact factor 2020: 4.4; Top 13% rank 17/129 in Multidisciplinary Sciences
  7. Yu DJ, Yu AP, Leung CK, Chin EC, Fong DY, Cheng CP, Yau SY, Siu PM (2022). Comparison of moderate and vigorous walking exercise on reducing depression in middle-aged and older adults: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Eur J Sport Sci, Impact factor 2022: 3.98; Top 27% ranked 24/88 in Sports Science
  8. Chin EC, Leung CK, Yu, DJ, Yu AP, Bernal JDK, Lai CW, Chan DK, Ngai HH, Yung PS, Lee CH, Fong DY, Keating SE, Coombes JS, Siu PM (2022). Effects of one-year once-weekly high-intensity interval training on body adiposity and liver fat in adults with central obesity: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness, 20(2): 161-171. Impact factor 2021: 3.1; Top 38% rank 33/88 in Sports Science
Conference/Symposium Presentation
  • Chin EC, Leung CK, Yu DJ, Yu AP, Bernal J, Au WW, Siu PM. The effects of once weekly high-intensity interval training on improving body adiposity in adults with obesity: A 9-month follow-up of a randomized controlled trial. 7th HKASMSS Student Conference on Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation and Exercise Science 2021 cum Asian Federation of Sports Medicine Scientific Symposium 2021. Hong Kong, China, 2021 (Oral Presentation)
  • Chin EC, Au WW, Leung CK, Yu AP, Bernal JDK, Mo JM, Recchia F, Yu DJ, Siu PM. Effects of Intensity and Frequency of Walking Exercise on Cardiorespiratory Fitness among Older Adults with Insomnia: A Pilot Study. APRU Global Health Conference. Hong Kong, China, 2021 (Virtual Poster Presentation)
  • Chin E, Leung C, Yu A, Leung W, Yu J, Fong D, Cheung C, Siu P. Effects of Walking Intensity and Frequency on Improving Mood in Older Adults with Depressive Symptoms: A Pilot Study. 25th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science. 2020 (Virtual Poster Presentation)
  • Chin EC & Siu PM. Different Frequencies of High-intensity Interval Training on Aerobic Fitness and Fatness in Overweight/obese Young Adults. ACSM’s 66th Annual Meeting, Orlando, USA, 2019 (Poster Presentation)
Teaching Experience
  • Exercise Physiology
Selected Honours and Awards
  • RGC Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme (2023-24), University Grants Committee
  • Faculty Outstanding Research Output Awards (2022), LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
  • Dr. Barbara Kwok Young Postdoctoral Researcher Travel Grants 2023, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 1st Prize of Oral Presentation – Sports Medicine & Exercise Science Category (7th HKASMSS Student Conference on Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation and Exercise Science 2021 cum Asian Federation of Sports Medicine Scientific Symposium 2021)
Selected Professional Services/Affiliations
  • Physical Activity and Public Health Specialist (American College of Sports Medicine/National Physical Activity Society)
  • Honorary Secretary, Exercise is Medicine® Hong Kong Advisory Board, American College of Sports Medicine
  • Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) Credential (American College of Sports Medicine)
  • Exercise Physiologist (American College of Sports Medicine)
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