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Personal profile

Dr. Gary Chow has joined the Department of Health and Physical Education in 2016 after his long working experience in other departments of the Education University of Hong Kong. He is one of the important and emerging knowledge leaders in physical education of Hong Kong who can generate knowledge that advances the field. He constantly communicates with the PE community, provided unique visions and even drives the community forward in the ever-changing education environment. He equipped the students, colleagues, and community with the ability to wisely use e-learning strategies and advanced technology in PE and sports science.

In 2020/21, he received the FLASS Teaching Awards, which is established to recognize, encourage and reward excellence in teaching and sustained involvement in disseminating and sharing the results of effective and innovative teaching. In the same year, he also received the Early Career Scheme (ECS) Project Grant by the University Grants Committee. In 2021/22, Dr. Gary Chow was appointed to be the Assessment Panel on Physical Education Key Learning Area and the Assessment Working Group (AWG) for the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CREATE) (行政長官卓越教學獎) (2021/2022). 

Research interests

Projects / Research Works

  • Tam, S.M.S., Chow, C.C.G., Chan, C.Y.R., & So, C.F.H. (2023). Empowering artificial intelligence assessment of skills proficiency test for pre-service teachers in physical education. Teaching Development Grant (TDG) (University-level), The Education University of Hong Kong. Grant code: T0270. HK$399,900. (PPS).
  • Chow, C.C.G. & Tam, S.M.S. (2022). Provision of Services for ONE PDP “Preparation Strategies of the Practical Component in HKDSE (PE) exam” and composing video clips of training drills on fitness, basketball and volleyball” (EDB(CD)-PE-2223-16). Grant code: 08232. (PI)
  • Chow, C.C.G. (2022). Tackling Language – Curriculum Review. Project code: C1165. HK$120,000. (PI)
  • Chow, C.C.G. (2022). Online SDT Informed Intervention Motivates Children to Exercise at Home: A RCT Study. Early Career Scheme Fund 2021-2022, Research Grant Council (RGC), HKSAR. Grant code:  28602121. HK$685,964. (PI)
  • Chow, C.C.G. & Kam W.K.K. (2022). Provision of Services for Two PDPs on “Assessment for Learning in the Practical Components of the HKDSE PE examination” (EDB(CD)-PE-2122-21). Grant code: 08216. (PI)
  • Chow, C.C.G. & Ha, C.W.S. (2021). Teaching adults to ride a bike through a novel cycling task: Differences of electromyography activity, gait and posture between bikers and non-bikers on a balance bike. Seed Funding Grant 2020/21, Research and Development Office, Project code: RG70/2020-2021R. HK$124,410. (PI)
  • Chow, C.C.G., Kam, W.K.K., & Sun, F.H.B (2021). Pilot and Feasibility Studies of Applying Remote Assessment in Physical Education (Active Learning Solutions Limited Donation: Project code: CB308 + Research Matching Grant Scheme: 1:1 Matching Ratio, HK$300,000). (PI)
  • Chow, C.C.G., Chan, C.Y.R., & Kam, W.K.K. (2021). Provision of Services for TWO Professional Development Programmes (PDPs) on "Information Technology (IT) in Physical Education (PE)” and composing ONE "Information Technology (IT) in Physical Education (PE)" Learning and Teaching Materials (EDB(CD)-PE-1921-16). (PI)
  • Sun, F.H.B, Yu C.W.C, Chow, C.C.G., Liu D., Wong H.S.S., Siu, M.F.P., Cooper, S., & Jenkins, D. (Re-submission). Effects of game-based high-intensity interval training on the executive function of children with ADHD: A randomized controlled trial. General Research Fund 2020-2021, Research Grant Council (RGC), HKSAR. Grant code: 18603120. HK$ 609,440 (Co-I)
  • Chow, C.C.G. (2020). Provision of Services for composing Two “Information Technology (IT) in Physical Education (PE)” Learning and Teaching Materials (EDB(CD)-PE-1920-30). (PI)
  • Chow, C.C.G. (2020). Provision of Services for composing Two Professional Development Programmes (PDP)s on “Information Technology (IT) in Physical Education (PE)” (EDB(CD)-PE-1920-29). (PI)
  • Chow, C.C.G. & Kam, W.K.K. (2019). EdU Touch Resource Pack-Phase 2 (KT-2019-2020-0014, Knowledge Transfer Fund: HK$100,000). (PI)
  • Chow, C.C.G. (2019). Start-up Research Grant for Newly Recruited Assistant Professors (Movement Pattern of Touch Rugby: Comparison between National Players and Collegiate Players in Small Sized Games) (RG 58/2019-2020R; HK$30,000). (PI)
  • Kam K.W.K., Sun, F.H. & Chow, G.C.C. (2019). Provision of Services for “the Hong Kong PE Teacher Conference 2019 and 2020”; EDB(CD)-PE-1819-12; HK$1,195,000). (Co-I)
  • Chow, G.C.C., Co-I: Kam K.W.K., Sun, F.H., Tse, A.C.Y. (2019). Promotion of STEM in PE to the Schools in Hong Kong. (EdUHK- Internal Research Grant; HK$443,200). (PI)
  • Sun, F.H., Cooper, S., Li, C.X., Chow, C.C.G., Nevill, M., & Williams, R. (2018). A Comparison of the Physical Activity, Physical Fitness, Cognitive Function and Cardiometabolic Health of Young People in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. 6/2018 – 6/2019. (EdUHK-Internal Research Grant; HK$199,248). (Co-I)

Research Interests

  • Performance analysis
  • Sports recovery
  • Postural control
  • Rugby science
  • Sports Training
  • Sports Coaching
  • Technology in PE
  • Generic skills and sports participation

Teaching Interests

Area(s) of Teaching Expertise

  • Measurement and Assessment
  • Sports Coaching
  • Monitoring Exercise Intensity
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sports Injury
  • Physical Fitness
  • Skills: Rugby, Volleyball

Course Subject Taught (Selected)

  • PES2202E – Measurement and Statistics in Sports Science
  • PES4169E – Psychology and Sociology of Sport and Exercise
  • PES4268E – Honours Project I
  • PES5242C – Current Issues and Controversies in Hong Kong Physical Education
  • PES5244C – New Technology in Sports and Physical Education
  • PES6252E – Theory and Practice of Sports Coaching

Professional information

Scopus ID: 57185155000

ORCID: 0000-0003-2286-7927

ResearcherID: C-7509-2014

External Appointments

Member of Professional Bodies

1. 2022 – Present: Hong Kong Rugby Union (HKRU) Augment & Transition Working Group 

2. 2021 - 2022: Assessment Panel on Physical Education Key Learning Area: Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CREATE) (2021/2022) - Member of the Assessment Panel

3. 2021 – 2022: Assessment Working Group (AWG) of Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2021/2022) - Members of AWG

4. 9/2021 – 8/2023 : Curriculum Development Council (CDC) Committee on Physical Education - Member of Curriculum Development Council (CDC) Committee

5. 2021 – 2022t: Executive Committee The University Sports Federation of Hong Kong (USFHK) - Member of Executive Committee

6. 2020 – Present: Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine & Sports Science (HKASMSS, 香港運動醫學及科學學會) - Commission Member (Strength & Conditioning Commission)

7. 2018 – Present: Hong Kong Physical Education Association (HKPEA, 香港學校體育學會) - Member of Executive Committee (Publication)

8. 2018 – Present: Christian & Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Primary School (基督教宣道會宣基小學) - PE Panel Consultant

9. 2018 – 2021: Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority - HKDSE Physical Education - Subject Committee Member

Member of Programme Validation / Revalidation Panels

1. External Assessor, New 2-Year Top-up Bachelor Degree Programme: Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) in Sports Management and Coaching Psychology, Institute of Policy Studies, Lingnan University, 2021/2022

2. Programme Validation Panel on Revalidation of Professional Diploma in Sports Management and Coaching Studies (QF Level 4) 2018/19, Hong Kong College of Technology, 2019

Assessment Panel on Physical Education Key Learning Area

Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CREATE) (2021/2022)


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