Eleanor Holroyd, PhD (Med Anthro), RN
Asian and Gender Nursing
School of Health Sciences
Discipline of Nursing and Midwifery School of Health Sciences
Bundoora, Melbourne, Australia
• (1999) PhD Anthropology (Sociology) Hong Kong University
• (1992) Master Nursing Curtin, Australia
• (1987) Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery Curtin, Australia
• (1986) Bachelor Applied Science Nursing, Curtin, Australia
• (1980) Diploma of Nursing NZ ATI
• (2006-Present) Professor, Asian and Gender Nursing, Discipline of Nursing and Midwifery School of Health Sciences.RMIT university
• (2006-2010) Head, Discipline of Nursing and Midwifery School of Health Sciences, RMIT University
• (1992-2006) Associate Professor, Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine Chinese University of Hong
• (1989-1992) Lecturer Edith Cowan, University, Perth, Western Australia
Her research interests include: Anthrology, Womens health, Sexual and reproductive health, STI research and Qualitive methodologies.
• (2012) Hong Kong Health care and promotion. Internet based mental illness prevention programme for African refugees and asylum seekers in Hong Kong Wong, WCW, Pau, Holroyd, E, Chan, E A. HKD 4600000 submitted June 2013 Seong, Sk, Holroyd, E, Shafer,B Exploring factors influencing career choice among students pursuing courses at aged care post education institutions in Singapore.Education Dept Government Tender; SD 257000.submitted June, 2013 Pisani, H, Chester A , Jones J, Holroyd E (2011 ) Social Media in Professional Practice: Development of a Professional Digital Identities (PDI) Resource for Health Sciences Students. STElar RMIT Funding AUD $15 000
• (2010) Wu , J Holroyd EA Social environment and unprotected commercial sex in a bridge population of female injecting drug users who are sex workers. China medical Board CI Lau,.J Chung,T, Holroyd E Ma, J Food avoidance behaviors among HK cancer patents; HK Anti Cancer Foundation, 190,230 HKD CI Holroyd E and Jones, L Australia- Thai Foreign Affairs Department. Continuity of care education of Thai and Australian Midwives; Nursing and Midwifery WHO Collaborating Centre, AUD 11180 PI
• (2008) Zhang, A., Xue, C., Story, D., Smith, DeV, Holroyd, E. The use of complementary medicine by patients attending the Emergency Department and their communication with medical staff. Funding: RMIT Emerging Grants $9000 AUD
• (2007) Holroyd, E. Social determinates of health: comparing Thai (Mahidol) and Australia (RMIT) Post Graduate Womens Health Curricula .Funding: Thai Australia. Institute, Federal Government Canberra $ 20000 AUD
• (2007) Wong, W. & Holroyd, E. A Griffiths, S and Fong, Piloting a mobile health clinic for Hong Kong sex workers. Condom negotiations for female sex workers. Funding: Hk Jockey club. 2.5 million HK
• (2006) Choi, S, and Holroyd, E. Sex work in the era of aids in Hong Kong: Structure, identity and strategy. RGCCompetitive Earmarked Research Grant. 2006-2008. HK$ 230 000
• (2006) Holroyd, E. Survey of Hong Kong registered nurses beliefs about, attitudes towards and utilization of, complimentary medicine. Funding: United College $HK 7,500 Holroyd, E, Chan, S and Lopez, V. “Doing the month”. An exploratory study of three generations of Chinese women. Funding Central HK. Ear marked grant $HK 34700
• (2006) Wong W & Holroyd E. Involving the “hard to reach” Developing and evaluating a peer education sexual health programme to target early school leavers in Hong Kong adolescents. Funding: Department of Family Medicine, YMCA and Health Care and Promotion Fund. $ HK 456000
• (2005) Holroyd E. Survey of Hong Kong registered nurses beliefs, about and attitudes towards and utilization of, complementary and alternative medicine. Funding: CUHK Shaw College $HK7,500 Holroyd E. Promotion of STI awareness and to develop specifically peer-led sexual education programmes as a means of reducing risk of HIV infection and to examine sexual and health screening attitudes. Funding: AIDS Trust Fund $HK 221,565 Holroyd E. Developing and evaluating a peer education sexual health programme to target early school leavers. Funding: Health Care and Promotion Fund $HK 300,000
• (2004) Twinn, S., Lee, A., Holroyd, E., Cheng, F. & Shiu, A.T.Y. (2004). An assessment of a school based nurse-led sexual health promotion project for Hong Kong adolescents. Research Report. Funding: Hong Kong: Health Care & Promotion Fund. $ HK 432 000 Twinn, S., Holroyd, E., Fabrizio, C. & Moore, A. (2004). Increasing knowledge and uptake of screening for cervical cancer amongst Hong Kong Chinese women over 40 years: an evaluation of a health promotion programme. Research Report. Funding: Hong Kong: Health Care & Promotion Fund.$ 346000
• (2003)Holroyd,E. A. Twinn, S.F. & Ip, W.Y. (2003). Preparation for pregnancy, labour and the early postpartum period: An evaluation of two hospital based antenatal education programs. Research Report. Hong Kong: Funding: Health Care and Promotion HK388000 Twinn, S. & Holroyd, E. (2003). The beliefs, behaviours and attitudes of Chinese women about cervical screening programmes in Hong Kong. Funding: Hong Kong: Department of Health $ 40 000 HK
• (2002) Holroyd, E. Increasing knowledge and uptake of screening for cervical cancer amongst Hong Kong Chinese women over 40 years: an evaluation of a community health promotion campaign. Funding: Health Care and Promotion Fund $HK 292,266.00
• (2001) Twinn, S., Holroyd, E. & Adab, P. (2000). The influence of extrinsic and intrinsic factors on uptake rates for cervical screening: A comparison of perceptions of Hong Kong Chinese women and practitioners. Funding: Hong Kong: Health Services Research Fund $HK 517 000 Twinn, S and Holroyd. E. To assess the effectiveness of a nurse-led sexual health promotion project amongst Hong Kong adolescents. Funding: Health Care and Promotion Fund. $HK 527,960.00 Holroyd, E. Preparation for pregnancy, labour and the early post partum period: an evaluation of a hospital based antenatal education programme. Funding: Health Care and Promotion Fund $HK481,751.00
1. Holroyd E, Wong WW. Migrant Chinese Women and Sexual health: 384. Singapore Nurses Journal. 2012; 22-26.
2. Ngai FW, Chan SCW, Holroyd EA. Maternal Coping During Early Motherhood Among First-Time Chinese Mothers. Journal of Health Psychology. 2011; http://hpq.sagepub.com/content/early/2011/07/21/1359105311415728 doi: 10.1177/1359105311415728
3. Wong WW, Holroyd E, Wong JCP, Yuen SW, Leung WS. Involving the hard to reach : developing and evaluating a sexual health program involving early school leavers in Hong Kong . Sex education. 2011; 11(1): 77-97. doi: 10.1080/14681811.2011.538153
4. Wong W, Holroyd E, Bingham A. Stigma and sex work from the perspective of female sex workers in Hong Kong . Sociology of Health and Illness. 2011; 33(1): 50-65. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9566.2010.01276.x
5. Thwala S, Jones L, Holroyd E. Swaziland rural maternal care: ethnographgy of the interface of culture and biomedicine. International Journal of Nursing Practice. 2011; 17(1): 93-101. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-172X.2010.01911.x.
6. Holroyd EA, Twinn SF, Yip YW. Chinese womens perspective of the effectiveness of ante natal education in Southern China: appropriateness. British Journal of Midwifery. 2011; 19(2): 92-98.
7. Ngai, F W , Chan SCW , Holroyd EA. Journal of Clinical Nursing Chinese primiparous womens experiences of early motherhood: factors affecting maternal role competence: 8. 2011.
8. Holroyd E, Lopez V, Chan SW. Doing the month: Kinship support in Chinese families. Nursing & Health Sciences . 2011; 13(1): 47-52.
9. Kwok Q, Chau JP, Holroyd EA. Examining the relationships between condom use self-efficacy and condom use among Mainland Chinese Sex Workers in Hong Kong. Journal of Nursing Sciences. 2010; 28(2).
10. Lee H, Birningham A, Lau J, Holroyd E. Negotiating homosexual identities: the experiences of men who have sex with men in Guangzhou. Culture, health and sexuality. 2010; 124: 401-410.
11. Ngai V, Chan S, Holroyd E. Chinese primiparous womens experiences of early motherhood: factors affecting maternal role competence. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 2010. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03415.x
12. Li H1, Lau JT, Holroyd E, Yi H. Sociocultural facilitators and barriers to condom use during anal sex among men who have sex with men in Guangzhou, China: an ethnographic study. AIDS Care. 2010; 22(12): 1481-1486. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2010.482121
13. Holroyd E, Wong W, Yuen SW, Leung WS. The gender implications of sex education for Hong Kongs early adolescent school leavers. The Hong Practitioner, V. 2009; 31(3): 120-128.
14. Lee LYK, Holroyd E. Evaluating the effect of a childbirth education class: a mixed-method study. International Nursing Review. 2009; 56: 316-381. doi: 10.1111/j.1466-7657.2008.00701.x
15. Ngai V, Chan S, Holroyd E. Translation and validation of a Chinese version of the Self-Control Schedule in Chinese childbearing women. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 2008; 17(3): 323-332. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2006.01882.x
16. Holroyd EA, McNaught C. The SARS crisis reflections of nurses. International Nursing Review, Blackwell Scientific. 2008; 57: 27-33. doi: 10.1111/j.1466-7657.2007.00586.x
17. Wong W, Holroyd E, Chan EY, Griffiths S. One country, two systems: Sociopolitical implications for female migrant sex workers in Hong Kong. BMC International Health and Human Rights. 2008; 8: 13. doi: 10.1186/1472-698X-8-13
18. Holroyd E, Wong W, Grey A, Ling DC. Environmental health and safety needs of Chinese female sex workers: a cross sectional study. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 2008. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2006.04.020
19. Xue C, Holroyd E, Zhang T, Suen L. Personal use and professional recommendations of alternative medicine by Hong Kong RNs. Hong Kong Medical Journal. 2008; 14(1): 31-36.
20. Ngai FW, Wan-CHi Chan S, Holroyd EA. Translation and validation of a Chinese version of the parenting sense of competence scale in Chinese mothers. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 2008; 17(3): 323-332.
21. Holroyd E, Xue C, Zhang T, Suen L. Beliefs and attitudes towards complementary medicine among registered nurses in Hong Kong. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 2008; 11: 1660-1666. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2008.04.003
22. Choi S, Holroyd E. The influence of poverty, power and agency on condom negotiation among female sex workers in Mainland China. Culture, Health and Society. 2007; 9(5): 489-503. doi: 10.1080/13691050701220446
23. Ling DC, Wong CW, Holroyd EA, Grey A. Silent killers of the night: An exploration of psychological health and suicidality among female sex workers. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. 2007; 33(4): 281-299. doi: 10.1080/00926230701385498
24. Twinn SFT, Chau J, Moore A, Holroyd E. Understanding older Chinese womens pattern of screening for cervical cancer: implications for increasing screening rates. Journal of Cancer Nursing. 2007.
25. Holroyd EA. Commentary on being asked not to tell: nurses experiences of caring for cancer patients not told of their diagnosis. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 2007. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2006.01676.x
26. Wong W, Holroyd E, Ling D, Grey A. The social construction implications of stigmatization among female sex workers in Hong Kong health behaviors among street sex workers in Hong Kong. Health Policy. 2006; 77(2): 140-148.
27. Wong W, Holroyd E, Grey A, Ling D. Female street sex workers in Hong Kong: moving beyond sexual health. Journal of Womens Health. 2006; 15(4): 390-399. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2006.15.390
28. Tong FY, Holroyd E, Cheng B. The needs and experiences of Hong Kong Chinese cadaveric organ donor families. Hong Kong Journal of Nephrology. 2006; 8(1): 25-31. doi: 10.1016/S1561-5413(09)60226-X
29. Wong W, Grey A, Ling D, Holroyd E. Patterns of health care utilization and health behaviors among street sex workers in Hong Kong. Health Policy. 2006; 77(2): 140-148. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2005.04.007
30. Holroyd E. Developing a cultural model of caregiving obligations for elderly Chinese wives. Western Journal of Nursing Research. 2005; 27(4): 437-456. doi: 10.1177/0193945905274907
31. Holroyd E, Wong W, Grey A, Ling D. Working the streets across the border: The occupational health of Hong Kongs mainland Chinese migrant sex workers. Journal of Comparative Asian Development. 2005; 3(2): 235-248.
32. Holroyd E. Response by Holroyd to elderly Hong Kong Chinese caregiving wives: Constructing cultural models of family obligation. Western Journal of Nursing Research. 2005; 27(4): 462-464.
33. Holroyd E. Commentary on Lee I, Lee E O, Young SP , Soon M, Youn HP. Concept development of family resilience: a study of Korean families with a chronically ill child. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 2005; 13: 636-645.
34. Holroyd E, Twinn S, Yip Y. Exploring Chinese womens cultural beliefs and behaviours regarding the practice of doing the month. Women & Health. 2004; 40(3): 109-123.
35. Holroyd E, Twinn S, Adab P. Socio-cultural influences on Chinese womens attendance for cervical screening. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2004; 46(1): 42-52. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2003.02964.x
36. Holroyd E. Chinese cultural influences on parental caregiving obligations toward children with disabilities. Qualitative Health Research. 2003; 13(1): 4-19. doi: 10.1177/1049732302239408
37. Holroyd E, Taylor-Pillae R, Twinn S. Investigating Hong Kongs Filippino domestic workers healthcare behavior, knowledge, beliefs and attitudes towards cervical cancer and cervical screening. Women and Health. 2003; 38: 169-183. doi: 10.1300/J013v38n01_05
38. Holroyd E. Chinese family obligations towards chronically ill elderly members: Comparing caregivers in Beijing and Hong Kong. Qualitative Health Research. 2003; 13(3): 302-318. doi: 10.1177/1049732302250127
39. Holroyd E, Taylor-Pillae R, Twinn S. Investigating Hong Kongs Filippino domestic workers healthcare behavior, knowledge, beliefs and attitudes towards cervical cancer and cervical screening. Women and Health. 2003; 38: 69-83. doi: 10.1300/J013v38n01_05
40. Ho I, Holroyd E. Chinese womens perceptions of the effectiveness of antenatal education in the preparation for motherhood. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2002; 38(1): 74-85. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.2002.02148.x
41. Holroyd E. Health seeking behaviors and social change: The experience of the Hong Kong Chinese elderly. Qualitative Health Research. 2002; 12(6): 731-750. doi: 10.1177/10432302012006002
42. Holroyd E, Bond MH, Chan HY. Perception of sex role stereotypes, self-concept, and nursing role ideal in Chinese nursing students. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2002; 37(3): 294-303. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.2002.02091.x
43. Twinn S, Shiu ATY, Holroyd E. Womens knowledge about cervical cancer and cervical screening practice: A pilot study of Hong Kong Chinese women. Cancer Nursing. 2002; 25(5): 377-384.
44. Holroyd E. Hong Kong Chinese daughters intergenerational caregiving obligations: a cultural model approach. Social Science & Medicine. 2001; 53: 1125-1134. doi: 10.1016/S0277-9536(00)00406-8
45. Holroyd E, Molassiotis A, Taylor-Pilliae RE. Filipino domestic workers in Hong Kong: Health related behaviors, health locus of control and social support. Women & Health. 2001; 33(1/2): 181-205. doi: 10.1300/J013v33n01_11
46. Holroyd E, Twinn S, Shiu ATY. Chinese womens experiences and images of the pap smear examination. Cancer Nursing. 2001; 24(1): 68-75.
47. Holroyd E, Twinn S, Shiu ATY. Evaluating psychosocial nursing interventions for cardiac clients and their caregivers: a case study of the community rehabilitation network in Hong Kong. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2001; 35(3): 393-401.
48. Lee YK, Holroyd E, Ng CY. Exploring factors influencing Chinese womens decision to have elective caesarean surgery. Midwifery. 2001; 17: 314-322. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1054/midw.2001.0274
49. Holroyd E, Molassiotis A. Hong Kong Chinese perceptions of the experience of unrelated bone marrow donation. Social Science & Medicine. 2000; 51: 29-40. doi: 10.1016/S0277-9536(99)00427-X
50. Chang AM, Chau JPC, Holroyd E. Translation of questionnaires and issues of equivalence. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 1999; 29(2): 316-322. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1999.00891.x
51. Molassiotis A, Holroyd E. Assessment of psychosocial adjustment in Chinese unrelated bone marrow donors. Bone Marrow Transplantation. 1999; 24: 903-910.
52. Shiu ATY, Twinn S, Holroyd E. The contribution of nursing to an interprofessional community-based rehabilitation team: perceptions of nurses, patients and carers. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 1999; 13(1): 65-75.
53. French PH, Callaghan P, Dudley-Brown S, Holroyd E, Sellick K. The effectiveness of tutorials in behaviourial sciences for nurses: an action learning project. Nurse Education Today. 1998; 18: 116-124.
54. Holroyd E, Chang AM, Chau JPC. Assessing premenstrual syndrome in Chinese society. Social Sciences in Health. 1998; 4(3): 143-153.
55. Holroyd E, Cheung YK, Cheung SW, Luk FS, Wong WW. A Chinese cultural perspective of nursing care behaviours in an acute setting. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 1998; 28(6): 1289-1294. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1998.00849.x
56. Lee YK, Holroyd E, Wong PYL, Yau KHF, Leung SLB. Hong Kong Chinese women in labour: implication to midwifery. Journal of Midwifery and Womens health. 1998; 1(11): 26-28.
57. Mackenzie AE, Holroyd E, Liu HL. Community nurses assessment of the needs of Hong Kong family carers who are looking after stroke patients. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 1998; 35: 132-140. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0020-7489(98)00008-X
58. Holroyd E, Fung KL, Lam SC, Sin WH. Doing the month: An exploration of postpartum practices in Chinese women. Women Health. 1998; 18: 301-313. doi: 10.1080/07399339709516282
59. Holroyd E, Lee YK, WongLPY, Yau FKH, Leung BSL. Hong Kong Chinese womens perception of support from midwives during labour. Midwifery. 1997; 13: 66-72. doi: 10.1016/S0266-6138(97)90058-9
60. Holroyd E, Mackenzie AE. Beijing families: The behavior and sentiment of caregiving. Journal of Family Nursing. 1997; 3(4): 348-364. doi: 10.1177/107484079700300403
61. Simsen BJ, Holroyd E. Developing a framework for the future: a qualitative perspective on postgraduate nursing education in Hong Kong. Nurse Education Today. 1997; 17: 370-375. doi: 10.1016/S0260-6917(97)80097-4
62. Gibb H, Holroyd E. Images of old age in the Hong Kong print media. Ageing and Society. 1996; 16: 151-175. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X00003275
63. Mackenzie AE, Holroyd E. An exploration of the carers perceptions of caregiving and caring responsibilities in Chinese families. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 1996; 33(1): 1-12. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0020-7489(95)00066-6
64. Simsen BJ, Holroyd E, Sellick K. Postgraduate education expectations: a survey of Hong Kong graduate nurses. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 1996; 24: 827-835. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1996.26022.x
65. Chang AM, Holroyd E, Chau JPC. Premenstrual syndrome in employed Chinese women in Hong Kong. Health Care for Women International. 1995; 16: 551-561. doi: 10.1080/07399339509516209
66. Holroyd E, Mackenzie AE. A review of the historical and social processes contributing to care and caregiving in Chinese families. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 1995; 22(3): 473-479. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.1995.22030473.x
67. Mackenzie AE, Holroyd E. An exploration of the carers perceptions of caregiving and caring responsibilities in Chinese families. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 1994; 4: 267-270. doi: 10.1016/0020-7489(95)00066-6
National and Asian Regional Journals
68. Molassiotis A, Holroyd E, Taylor-Piliae R. Psychometric evaluation of the Chinese translation of the profile of mood states. The Hong Kong Nursing Journal. 1999; 35(2): 7-13.
69. Twinn S, Holroyd E, Shiu CTY. A case study of the community rehabilitation network: an evaluation of an innovative strategy in nursing practice. The Hong Kong Nursing Journal. 1998; 34(4): 6-13.
70. Holroyd, E. & Chan, C.W.H. The clinical nurse specialist – friend or foe? (editorial)). The Hong Kong Nursing Journal. 1997; 33(2): 2-3.
71. Mackenzie AE, Holroyd E. A community perspective of caring in Chinese family. The Hong Kong Journal of Nursing. 1996; 45: 34-42.
72. Au V, Chiu C, Lee CH, Leung YM, Holroyd E. Exploring nutritional knowledge levels in paediatric and obstetric nurses in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics. 1995; 12: 31-39.
73. Simsen BJ, Holroyd E, Sellick K. Specialist education in Hong Kong: Short Report. Nursing Times. 1995; 91: 12.
74. Chang K, Cheng L, Fong O, Holroyd E, Johnston B. Taking into account womens roles. The Hong Kong Nurses Journal. 1994; 65: 24-28.
75. Holroyd E. Towards a discipline of Nursing. The Hong Kong Nursing Journal. 1994; 65: 41.
76. Kwong K, Chang HM, Cheng LH, et al. Contemporary womens health care issues: some implications for Hong Kong nurses. The Hong Kong Nursing Journal. 1994; 65: 35-37.
77. Mackenzie AE, Holroyd E. Study of caring and caregiving in Chinese families in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Nursing Journal. 1994; 68: 8-11.
78. Holroyd E. Provision of care for Hong Kong families: Nursing implications. The Hong Kong Nursing Journal. 1993; 58: 23-27.
79. Holroyd E. Provision of nursing care for Hong Kong families: Future implications. The Hong Kong Nursing Journal. 1993; 62: 23-27.