Zhirui Chen

Zhirui Chen received her BSW at East China University of Science and Technology (2017) and her MSW in health and mental health concentration from the University of Hong Kong (2019). In the six years of studying social work, she gained rich field experiences. As a BSW student, Zhirui once conducted growth groups for teenagers in Xingyu Family Service Center in Shanghai; and provided counselling service for children with leukemia and their caregivers in Children’s Hospital of Fudan University. In MSW program, she implemented cognitive stimulation therapy (CST) groups for older adults with dementia at Yee Hong Center for Geriatric Care in Toronto; and provided support service in Cancer Care & Support Unit at Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong. Currently, Zhirui’s research interests include aging, end-of-life care, bereavement, Alzheimer's disease and related dementia, home- and community-based services, and family caregiving.