Paul S.F. YIP

Senior Lecturer

BSc(Hons)(Melb); PhD, DCS(La Trobe)


Rm 521, Meng Wah Complex



(852) 2859-1989


(852) 2858-9041


Research Interests

  • Capture-recapture experiments

  • Analysis of infectious diseases data

  • Modelling of biological and ecological systems

  • Analysis of suicide data

  • Conditional inference

  • Software reliability


Selected Publications

  1. Yip PSF and Liu K. (2006) The ecological fallacy of suicide gender ratio in China. The British Journal of Psychiatry (2006) 189: 465-466

  2. YIP, P.S.F., Xi LQ, LIU, LP and (2006). A Proportional Trapping-removal models. Statistica Sinica, 127, 131-142.

  3. Cheung, YB, Law CK, Chan, B, Liu KY and Yip PSF (2006) Suicide ideation and suicide attempts in a population based study of Chinese people: Risk Attributable to hopelessness, depression, and social factors. Journal of Affective Disorder, 90, 193-1999

  4. Yip PSF and Cheung, YB, (2006) Quick assessment of hopelessness: a cross-sectional study. Health and Quality of Life, 1:4-13

  5. Yip PSF, Yang KC and Qin, P (2006) Seasonality of suicides with and without psychiatric illness in Denmark. Journal Affective Disorder, 96, 117-21.

  6. Yip, PSF, Fu, KW, Yang KC, Ip, BY, Chan CL, Chen EY, Lee DT, Law FY, Hawton, K (2006) The effects of a celebrity suicide on Suicide rates in Hong Kong. Journal Affective Disorder, 93, 24-29

  7. YIP, P.S.F., LAU, E., LAM, KF, HUGGINS, R. (2005). A multinomial model for estimating the real time fatality rate for an emerging epidemic. American Journal of Epidemiology, 161, 700-706.

  8. YIP, P.S.F., LAM, KF, LAU, E., CHAU, P, TSANG, K.W.T., CHAO, A. (2005). A comparison study of real time fatality rates: severe acute respiratory syndrome in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Toronto and Beijing, China. Journal of Royal Statistical Society A, 168, 233-243.

  9. YIP, P.S.F., LIN, H.Z. and Xi, L. (2005). A semi-parametric method of estimating population size for capture-recapture experiment with random covariates in continuous time. Biometrics, 61 1085-1092

  10. YIP, P.S.F., XI, L., ARNOLD, R. and HAYAKWA, Y. (2005). A beta binomial model for estimating the size of a heterogeneous population. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 47, 901-910

  11. Mann JJ, Apter A, Bertolote J, Beautrais A, Currier D, Haas A, Hegerl U, Lonnqvist J, Malone K, Marusic A, Mehlum L, Patton G, Phillips M, Rutz W, Rihmer Z, Schmidtke A, Shaffer D, Silverman M, Takahashi Y, Varnik A, Wasserman D,Yip P, Hendin H(2005). Suicide prevention strategies: a systematic review. Journal of American Medical Association, 26; 294(16):2064-74.

  12. HO, P.L., CHAU, P., YIP, P.S.F., TSANG, K.W.T. (2005). A Prediction rule for clinical diagnosis of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). European Respiratory Journal, 26, 474-479.

  13. CHAN, K.P.M., YIP, P.S.F. and LEE, D.T.S. (2005). Charcoal-burning is also popular for suicide pacts made on the internet. British Medical Journal, 330, 602

  14. TSOH, J. CHIU, H.F.K., DUBERSTEIN, P.R., CHAN, S.S.M., CHI, I., YIP, P.S.F. and CONWELL, Y. (2005). Atempted suicide in elderly Chinese persons: A multi-group, controlled study. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 13: 1-10

  15. YIP, P.S.F. LIU, K. SONG, X.M. and Hu, J.P. (2005). Suicide rate in China during a decade of rapid social changes. Social. Psychiatric and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 40, 792-798

  16. YIP, P.S.F. LIU, K.Y., C.K. LAW and Law, F.Y.W. (2005). Social and Economic Burden of suicide in Hong Kong SAR . Crisis, 26 156-159

  17. Yip PSF. A Public Health Approach to Suicide Prevention. Hong Kong J Psychiatry (2005); 15, 29-31

  18. CUI, J., YIP, P.S.F. and CHAU, P. (2004). Adjustment for reporting delay in estimating the number of suicides in Hong Kong SAR. Statistics in Medicine, 23, 467-476.

  19. AU, J., YIP, P.S.F., CHAN, C. and LAW Y.W. (2004). Newspaper reporting on suicides cases in Hong Kong: Crisis, 161-168.

  20. YIP, P.S.F. and YANG, K.C.T. (2004). A comparison of seasonal variation between suicide deaths and attempts in Hong Kong SAR. Journal of Affective Disorder, 81, 251-257.

  21. YIP, P.S.F., LIU, K.Y., LAM, T.H., STEWART, Fan S. (2004). Suicides among High school students in Hong Kong, SAR Suicide and life threatening behaviour. 34, 284-297.

  22. CHAU, P.H. and YIP, P.S.F. (2003). Monitoring the severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic and assessing effectiveness of interventions in Hong Kong. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 57, 766-769.

  23. CHAU, P.H.; YIP, P.S.F. and CUI, J.S. (2003). Reconstructing the incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Hong Kong using data from HIV positive tests and diagnoses of acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Journal of Royal Statistical Society Series C Applied Statistics, 52, 237-248.

  24. WANG, Y. and YIP, P.S.F. (2003). A semi-parametric model for recapture experiments. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, 30, 667-676.

  25. YIP, P.S.F, FANG, X.Z., ZHOU, Y. and WANG, Y. (2003). Sequential procedure for fixed accuracy estimation of the population size in recapture sampling. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistical, 45, 207-216.

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