Dr Andrian Liem, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, recruited under the UM Macao Talent Programme, has published an article on the mental health of migrant workers in Lancet Psychiatry, a renowned international medical journal (Q1, 2/142; JIF 18.369).

The article highlights the needs of migrant workers during the pandemic. Since its online publication in February this year, the article has been cited many times and has been covered by the South China Morning Post and World Economic Forum. Dr Liem also co-leads a longitudinal study in Greater China (Macao, Hong Kong, and Taiwan) to study the health and wellbeing of international migrants during the COVID-19 pandemic. The preliminary findings from this work has been included by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in a high-level UN policy briefing to advocate for a multilateral international mental health action plan in May.

Dr Liem graduated from the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland (which is ranked the 23rd in the world in the subject of psychology). He joined UM’s Department of Psychology in September last year to work with Prof Brian Hall and the UM Global and Community Mental Health Research Group on research related to migrant health in the Greater Bay Area of China. Dr Liem was selected as a fellow under the Emerging Psychologists’ Programme, a prestigious and competitive fellowship, at the International Congress of Psychology 2020, organised by the International Union of Psychological Science.

澳門大學社會科學學院心理學系、澳大濠江人才計劃博士後研究員Andrian Liem博士在權威的國際醫學期刊《柳葉刀精神病學》(Q1 / 2/142;JIF 18.369)上發表了關於外來勞工健康的研究。

Andrian Liem的研究題目為《新冠病毒期間被忽視的國際外勞的健康狀況》(The neglected health of international migrant workers in the COVID-19 epidemic),內容提到外來勞工於疫情期間的健康狀況及需求。該研究自2020年2月在線發表以來多次被引用,並被《南華早報》和世界經濟論壇報導。另外,Liem博士還與其他學者共同領導了澳門、香港和台灣的一個縱向研究,記錄COVID-19疫情期間國際移民的健康狀況;世界衛生組織(WHO)已將這項研究的初步發現納入了聯合國高層政策簡報中,並於5月倡導一項多邊國際心理健康行動方案。