Social Work and Counselling
Research Assessment Exercise 2020 Impact Case Study
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Title of the Impact Case Study

Pioneering anti-aggression intervention: Reducing bullying behaviour in a range of settings

Summary of the impact

In 2015, Hong Kong was found to have the highest rate of school bullying among 72 countries worldwide. In response to the alarming level of aggressive behaviour among Hong Kong schoolchildren, Dr. Annis Fung and her team have developed innovative anti-aggression approaches and pioneering evidence-based interventions for reducing bullying and aggressive behaviour. Her research has since been applied across a range of other sectors and has impacted directly on policy and practice in government departments in social welfare, education, offender rehabilitation, and policing. Also, her findings have been widely implemented in various regions, including the US, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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