Working Experience:
2012-2013 Research Assistant - Department of Health and Physical Education, Hong Kong Institution of Education
2014-present Lecturer- The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen

  1. * corresponding author; # co-first author

  2. 1.     Su, Y., Zhang, Y., Chen, S. T., Hong, J. T., & Wang, H. (2022). Is the Health Behavior in School-Aged Survey Questionnaire Reliable and Valid in Assessing Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Young Populations? A Systematic Review. Frontiers in Public Health10, 729641.

  3. 2.     Li, X., Chi, G., Taylor, A., Chen, S. T., Memon, A., Zhang, Y., ... & Zou, L. (2021). Lifestyle behaviours and suicide-related outcomes in adolescents: Cross-sectional study using the 2019 YRBS data. Frontiers in public health, 1703.

  4. 3.     Liang, K., Chi, X., Chen, S. T., Clark, C. C. T., Zhang, Y., & Wang, J. (2021). Food insecurity and bullying victimization among 170,618 adolescents in 59 countries. Frontiers in psychiatry12.

  5. 4.     Zhang, Y., Chen, S., Wang, C., Zhang, X., Zou, L., Chi, X., & Jiao, C. (2021). Does more sedentary time associate with higher risks for sleep disorder among adolescents? A pooled analysis. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 8, 571.

  6. 5.     Lu, S., Herold, F., Zhang, Y.,* Lei, Y., Kramer, A. F., Jiao, C., ... & Zou, L. (2021). Higher Handgrip Strength Is Linked to Better Cognitive Performance in Chinese Adults with Hypertension. Brain Sciences11(8), 985.

  7. 6.     Zhang, Y., Zou, L., Chen, S. T., Bae, J. H., Kim, D. Y., Liu, X., & SONG, W. (2021). Effects and Moderators of Exercise on Sarcopenic components in Sarcopenic Elderly: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Frontiers in Medicine8, 571.

  8. 7.     Zhao, M., Chen, S., You, Y., Wang, Y., & Zhang, Y.* (2021). Effects of a Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program on Social Interaction and Communication in Children with Autism. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health18(5), 2656.

  9. 8.     Yu, Q., Herold, F., Becker, B., KluGah-Brown, B., Zhang, Y., Perrey, S., ... & Zou, L. (2021). Cognitive benefits of exercise interventions: an fMRI activation likelihood estimation meta-analysis. Brain Structure and Function, 1-19.

  10. 9.     Zhu, X., Chu, T., Yu, Q., Li, J., Zhang, X., Zhang, Y.,* & Zou, L. (2021). Effectiveness of Mind-Body Exercise on Burnout and Stress in Female Undergraduate Students. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion23(3), 353-360.

  11. 10.  Lu, C., Zou, L., Becker, B., Griffiths, M. D., Yu, Q., Chen, S. T., ... & Zhang, Y.* (2020). Comparative effectiveness of mind-body exercise versus cognitive behavioral therapy for college students with problematic smartphone use: a randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion22(4), 271-282.

  12. 11.  Zhang, J., Zou, L., Jiao, C., Zhang, M., Wang, L., Song, W., Zhang, Y., ... & Yang, L. (2020). Cognitive Benefits of Activity Engagement among 12,093 Adults Aged over 65 Years. Brain sciences10(12), 967.

  13. 12.  Chen, S., Zhang, Y.*, Wang, Y., Liu, X., Song W., & Du, X. (2020). The Effect of Qigong-based Therapy on Patients with Parkinson’s Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Clinical Rehabilitation, 34(12):1436-1448.

  14. 13.  Li, C., Zhang, Y.*, Randhawa, A.K., Madigan, D.J., (2020). Emotional exhaustion and sleep problems in university students: Does mental toughness matter? Personality and Individual Differences. 163, 110046.

  15. 14.  Cui, J., Zou, L., Herold, F., Yu, Q., Jiao, C., Zhang, Y., ... & Wang, C. (2020). Does Cardiorespiratory Fitness Influence the Effect of Acute Aerobic Exercise on Executive Function?. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience14.

  16. 15.  Noh, K., Lee, K., Jamrasi, P., Zhang, Y., Park, S., Seo, D., ... & Song, W. (2020). Physical fitness levels of South Korean national male and female firefighters. Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness. 18(3), 109.

  17. 16.  Yue, C., Zhang, Y.#, Jian, M., Herold, F., Yu, Q., Mueller, P., ... & Zou, L. (2020). Differential Effects of Tai Chi Chuan (Motor-Cognitive Training) and Walking on Brain Networks: A Resting-State fMRI Study in Chinese Women Aged 60. Healthcare, 8(1).

  18. 17.  Zhang, Y., Ma, Y., Chen, S., Liu, X., Kang, H. J., Nelson, S., & Bell, S. (2019). Long-term cognitive performance of retired athletes with sport-related concussion: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Brain sciences9(8), 199.

  19. 18.  Zhang, Y., Loprinzi, P. D., Yang, L., Liu, J., Liu, S., & Zou, L. (2019). The Beneficial Effects of Traditional Chinese Exercises for Adults with Low Back Pain: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Medicina, 55(5), 118. [Cover page]

  20. 19.  Zhou, S., Zhang, Y., Kong, Z., Loprinzi, P. D., Hu, Y., Ye, J., ... & Zou, L. (2019). The Effects of tai chi on markers of atherosclerosis, lower-limb physical function, and cognitive ability in adults aged over 60: A randomized controlled trial. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(5).

  21. 20.  Zou, L., Zhang, Y., Liu, Y., Tian, X., Xiao, T., Liu, X., ... & Yang, Q. (2019). The Effects of Tai Chi Chuan Versus Core Stability Training on Lower-Limb Neuromuscular Function in Aging Individuals with Non-Specific Chronic Lower Back Pain. Medicina, 55(3), 60.

  22. 21.  Guo, L., Kong, Z., & Zhang, Y.* (2019). Qigong-Based Therapy for Treating Adults with Major Depressive Disorder: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. International journal of environmental research and public health, 16(5), 826.

  23. 22.  Zhang Y. J., Li C. X., Zou, L., Liu X. L., & Song W. (2018) The Effects of Mind-body Exercise on Cognitive Performance in Elderly: A Meta-analysis. International Journal of Environment and Public Health, 15 (12), 2791.

  24. 23.  Sun, F. H., Stephen, H. S. Wong, Li, C. X., Chen, Y. J., Zhang, Y. J. & Huang, Y. J. (2017). Effect of Pre-exercise Carbohydrate Diets with High- and Low- Glycemic Index on Exercise Performance: A Meta-Analysis. Nutrition Reviews.

  25. 24.  Chen, S. H., Zhang, Y. J., Wang, Y, T. & Liu, X. L. (2016). Traditional Chinese Mind and Body Exercises for Promoting Balance Ability of Old Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2.

  26. 25.  Sun, F. H., Li, C. X., Zhang, Y. J., Stephen, H. S. Wong & Wang, L. (2016). Effect of Glycemic Index of Breakfast on Energy Intake at Subsequent Meal among Healthy People: A Meta-Analysis. Nutrients. 8,