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Personal profile

Professor Chetwyn Chan is Vice President (Research and Development) and Chair Professor of Psychology. He obtained his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in 1995 from the University of Alberta, Canada. He is Peter T. C. Lee Endowed Chair Professor of Psychology. Professor Chan has been an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association since 2008 and Fellow of the Hong Kong Psychological Society since 2007. In 2008, in recognition of his contributions to psychology and rehabilitation sciences, Professor Chan received the Global Leadership in Rehabilitation Science Award from Virginia Commonwealth University in the United States. In 2011, he received the Alumni Honour Award from the University of Alberta to recognize his influence on research and education development in rehabilitation in Asia. In 2018, Professor Chan and his research team won the First Prize in Science and Technology from the Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine on post-stroke cognitive assessment and intervention innovation. In 2019, his research team won the Second Class State Scientific and Technology Progress Award from the State Council of the People’s Republic of China to integrate Chinese medicine into innovative post-stroke rehabilitation.

Research interests

Professor Chan’s research work focuses on exploring mechanisms underlying human learning particularly perceptual and cross-modal learning employing brain imaging, electroencephalogram, and behavioral methods. He also applies the mechanisms to understand the behaviors of people with disabilities and older individuals, and design interventions to enhance individuals’ functional capabilities. He published more than 200 research papers and secured more than $20 million competitive research and development grants. Professor Chan is chief specialty editor of Frontiers in Rehabilitation Science and associate editor of Journal of Sports and Health Science.

Professional information

External Appointments

2020 - Present Chief Editor, Translational Research in Rehabilitation Specialty, Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences

2020 – Present Member, Employees Retraining Board, Hong Kong; member, Finance and Administration Committee, Employees Retraining Board, Hong Kong

2020 – Present Convenor, Quality Assurance and Review Committee, Employees Retraining Board, Hong Kong

2019 - Present International Advisor, Advisory Committee, University of Rehabilitation, China

2019 - Present Member, Committee on Enhancing of Franchised Bus Safety, Transport Department, HKSAR Government

2018 – Present Member, Medical Social Collaboration Liaison Meeting, Hong Kong Hospital Authority

2018 – Present Chairman, Advisory Committee on Social Work Training and Manpower Planning, Labour and Welfare Bureau, HKSAR Government

2017 – Present Member, Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education (CSPE), Education Bureau, HKSAR Government

2017 – Present Member, Quality Assurance Council, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong

2016 – Present Member, School Allocation Committee, Education Bureau, HKSAR Government

2015 – Present Chair, Committee on Rehabilitation, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation

2015 – Present Vice-Chair, Executive Committee, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation

2014 – Present Member, Review Panel, Health and Medical Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau, HKSAR Government

2013 – Present Member, Hospital Governing Committee, Princess Margaret Hospital and Kwai Chung

Hospital, Hong Kong Hospital Authority

2013 – Present Associate Editor, Journal of Sport and Health Science

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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