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Dr. Gary Chow joined the Department of Health and Physical Education in 2016, bringing extensive experience from other departments at the Education University of Hong Kong. He has established himself as a key knowledge leader in the field of physical education in Hong Kong, consistently making significant contributions to advancements in the field. Dr. Chow actively engages with the physical education community, sharing unique insights and driving progress in an ever-evolving educational landscape. He is highly dedicated to sharing his experience and thoughts on learning and teaching with others.

In November 2023, Dr. Chow was invited to present at the collaborative learning and teaching seminar titled "Adapting Authentic Assessment for Diverse Disciplines and Enhanced Learning Outcomes," which brought together EdUHK and HKBU. During the seminar, he presented his transformative journey, highlighting the integration of AI technology, specifically speech-to-text, to revolutionize authentic assessment and micro-teaching practices in the field of Physical Education. This innovative approach empowered students, fostering collaboration and significantly enhancing learning outcomes.

Dr. Chow's outstanding teaching and commitment to disseminating innovative and effective teaching practices have been recognized through various accolades. In the 2020/21 academic year, he received the FLASS Teaching Awards. Moreover, he was appointed to the Assessment Panel on Physical Education Key Learning Area and the Assessment Working Group (AWG) for the Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence (CEATE) in the 2021/2022 academic year, further acknowledging his expertise and dedication.

As a researcher, Dr. Gary Chow has covered diverse areas within the field, including postural control, performance analysis, sports training, and recovery. Recently, he has focused on utilizing technology in sports and physical education, addressing community concerns through his research. In the 2020/21 academic year, Dr. Chow was awarded the Early Career Scheme (ECS) Project Grant by the Research Grants Council (RGC), supporting his study on remote exercise at home. In 2023/24, he secured support from the RGC again for his first General Research Fund (GRF) project, which explores the process of learning to cycle through a balance bike from the perspective of postural control. These grants illustrate the excellence of his research and emphasize the significance of competitive funding in supporting Dr. Chow's ongoing academic development.

Research interests

Projects / Research Works

  • Chow, C.C.G., & Ho Y.K.K. (2024). Real Programme – Curriculum Review. Project code: C1196. HK$90,000. (PI)
  • Chow, C.C.G., Sun, F.H., & Mok, K.M. (2024). Balance Bike: An Evidenced Solution for Better Postural Stability and Control in Children. General Research Fund 2023-2024, Research Grant Council (RGC), HKSAR. Grant code: 18602223. HK$663,907. (PI).
  • Wong, L.Y.A., Chan, C.Y.R., Chan, K.M.C., Chow, C.C.G., Ho, Y.K.K., & Or, P.L. (2023). Integrating physical activity with music to enhance mental health and wellbeing. Faculty Funding Support on External Collaboration in Teaching Development 2023/2024. The Education University of Hong Kong. Grant code: TBC. HK$200,000 (Co-I).
  • Wong, H.W.H., 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. (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. & 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$300,000). (PI)
  • Sun, F.H.B, Yu C.W.C, Chow, C.C.G., Liu D., Wong H.S.S., Siu, M.F.P., Cooper, S., & Jenkins, D. (Re-submission). Effects of game-based high-intensity interval training on the executive function of children with ADHD: A randomized controlled trial. General Research Fund 2020-2021, Research Grant Council (RGC), HKSAR. Grant code: 18603120. HK$ 609,440 (Co-I)
  • Chow, C.C.G. & 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)
  • 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)
  Research Interests
  • Performance analysis
  • Sports recovery
  • Postural control
  • Rugby science
  • Sports Training
  • Sports Coaching
  • Technology in PE
  • Self-Determination Theory
  • 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)

For Bachelor of Education (Physical Education)

  • PES3180C – Methods of Teaching in. Physical Education
  • PES4268E – Honours Project I
  • PES4270E – Capstone Project I

For PDP on New Paradigm of Learning and Teaching in Physical Education & PDP on STEAM in Physical Education

  • PES5242C – Current Issues and Controversies in Hong Kong Physical Education
  • PES5244C – New Technology in Sports and Physical Education

For Master of Social Sciences in Sports Coaching and Management

  • PES6252E – Theory and Practice of Sports Coaching
  • PES6255E – Current Issues and Trends in Sports Coaching and Management

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

3. 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)

4. 2018 – Present: Hong Kong Physical Education Association (HKPEA, 香港學校體育學會) - Member of Executive Committee (Publication)

5. 2018 – Present: Christian & Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Primary School (基督教宣道會宣基小學) - PE Panel Consultant

Completed (Selected)

1. 2021 - 2022: Assessment Panel on Physical Education Key Learning Area: Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CEATE) (2021/2022) - Member of the Assessment Panel

2. 2021 – 2022: Assessment Working Group (AWG) of Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CEATE) (2021/2022) - Members of AWG

3. 2021 – 2022: Executive Committee The University Sports Federation of Hong Kong (USFHK) - Member of Executive Committee

4. 2018 – 2021: Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority - HKDSE Physical Education - Subject Committee Member

Member of Programme Validation / Revalidation Panels

  1. Appointed Member on Self-Evaluation Panel, Programme Area Accreditation (PAA) in the area of Sports and Recreation Management (SRM), Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi), 2024
  2. Chair of External Reviewer Panel, Rugby English Active Learning (REAL) Program, Rugby for Good (RFG, 欖球成長基金), 2024
  3. Chair of External Reviewer Panel, Tackling Language with Kadoorie Foundation Project, The Hong Kong Rugby Union Community Foundation (HKRUCF, 香港欖球總會社區基金), 2022
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Member, Programme Revalidation Team for Associate of Applied Science (Sports Coaching and Management) Programme which was successfully revalidated by the HKCAAVQ, 2009 and 2012
  7. Member, Programme Validation Team for Associate of Education (Youth Leadership) Programme which was successfully validated by the External Reviewer invited by HKIEd, 2011

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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