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Personal profile

Personal profile

Andy obtained his BSc (Sports Science)and PhD (Speech Motor Learning)from the University of Hong Kong in 2008 and 2012 respectively. Then Andy worked as a cadet pilot of Cathay Pacific Airways in 2013 and back to academia as a post-docotoral fellow inthe University of Hong Kong in 2014. He joined the Department of Health and PhysicalEducation at the Hong Kong Institute of Education inAug, 2015.

Membership in Professional Societies

Member of International Society for Autism Research 2019 - present

Member of North America Sports Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity2018 - present

Member of International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2018 - present

Member of Sedentary Behavior Research Network 2017 - present

Vice President, Hong Kong Society of Sports and Exercise Psychology 2015 - 2019

Member, Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union 2015 - present

Member of European Federation of Sports Psychology 2014 - present

Qualified swimming coach of Swimming and Water Safety, AUSTSWIM 2015 - present

Award

President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Administrative Services (Team Award- Student Affair Office), The Education University of Hong Kong

President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Research 2019, The Education University of Hong Kong

Teaching Award 2019, Faculty of Liberal Art and Social Science, The Education University of Hong Kong

Research Output Prize, Dean’s Research Fund 2018, Faculty of Liberal Art and Social Science, The Education University of Hong Kong

Grant records

External

Health and Medical Research Fund 2019-2020(Co-investigator; full funding: HK$628,076)

The efficacy of a simplified Pilates exercise training in reducing the risk of falling in Hong Kong's older adults: a wait-list randomized controlled trial. Project completion: Septermber, 2022

RGC GRF 2017-2018(Principal Investigator; full funding: HK$640,437)

Improving cognitive functions in children with autism via physical activity: December, 2021.

RGC ECS 2016-2017(Principal Investigator; full funding: HK$461,160)

Examining the association between physical activity and sleep quality in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder using melatonin-mediated mechanism model: A randomized controlled trial. Project completion: June, 2019.

Health and Medical Research Fund 2016-2017, HKSAR (Co-investigator; full funding: HK$436,724)

Fesibility and preliminary efficacy of Ai Chi acquatic exercise training in Hong Kong’s older adults with risk of failing. Project completion: June, 2020

Health and Medical Research Fund 2016-2017, HKSAR (Co-Investigator; full funding: HK$513,340)

Temporal Association Between Objectively-Measured Smartphone Usage, Sleeping Quality, and Physical Activity in Hong Kong Adolescents and Young Adults. Project Completion: June, 2018

Internal

EdUHK – Funding Support to GRF proposal rated 3.5 by RGC(Principal investigator; full funding: HK$80,000)

Why does Learning to Ride A Bike Improve Executive Functions In Children with ASD? Project Completion: 30 August, 2022

EdUHK – Internal Research Fund(Principal investigator; full funding: HK$150,000)

Developing a Mobile App for Analysing Gaze Pattern in Children with Autism. Project Completion: 18 July, 2022

EDUHK - Teaching Development Grant (Co- Investigator; full funding: $396,700)

Promoting Pre-Service Teachers' Psychological Competence for Online Learning and Teaching: The T.E.A.C.H. Programme. Project Completion: 30 June, 2022

EdUHK – International Research Scheme(Principal investigator; full funding: HK$400,000)

Examining whether visual proprioception mediates the relation between crawling experience and wariness of height. Project Completion: 30 June, 2020

EdUHK – Dean's Research Grant 2018-2019(Principal investigator; full funding: HK$149,500)

Developing a database of global trends in secondary behavior pattern: A pooled analysis of health surveys. Project Completion: 30 April, 2020

EdUHK – Internal Research Fund 2018-2019(Principal investigator; full funding: HK$100,000)

Physical Exercise or supplemental melatonin to treat sleep disturbance in children with ASD: A pilot study to test which is better. Project Completion: 26 December, 2019

EdUHK – Dean’s Research Grant 2017-2018(Principal investigator; full funding: HK$79,974.75)

Examining the underlying mechanism of physical exercise in treating stereotypic behavior of children with autism spectrum disorder in the context of sensory consequence. Project Completion: 1 November, 2018

EdUHK -Research and Development Initiatives Fund 2017-2018(Principal Investigator, HK$100,000)

Effect of physical activity on emotional well-being in children with autism spectrum disorder. Project Completion: 1 March, 2018

EdUHK – Research and Development Initiatives Fund 2016-2017(Principal investigator; full funding: HK$149,374.52)

Randomized control trial on examining the association between physical activity and sleep quality in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder using melatonin-mediated mechanism model: A pilot study. Project Completion: 25 September, 2017

EdUHK – Dean’s Research Grant 2016-2017(Principal investigator; full funding: HK$59,778.7)

The relationship between attentional focus instruction and reinvestment propensity in children’s motor skill acquisition. Project Completion: 31 March, 2017

EdUHK – Start up Fund 2016-2017 (Principal investigator; full funding: HK$30,000)

Investigation on school-aged children’s free-play pattern in Hong Kong and its relationship with their well-being. Project Completion: 31 January, 2017

EdUHK – Funding Support to ECS proposal rated 3.0 rated by UGC(Principal investigator; full funding: HK$29,991.2)

A swimming study exploring the use of analogy in children's motor learning: Implication for effective sports coaching and physical education. Project Completion: 1 November, 2018

EdUHK - Internal Research Grant 2015-2016 (Principal investigator; full funding: HK$99,043)

Examining the use of analogy instruction in motor learning by older adults. Project Completion: 27 December 2016

HKU – Seed Funding 2016-2017 (Co-investigator; full funding: HK$45,980)

Examining the Role of External and Internal Attention Focus Instructions during Rehabilitative Walking Training on Real-time Conscious Motor Processing by Older Adults at Risk of Falling in Hong Kong – A Pilot Study. Project Completion: 30 June, 2017

HKU - Knowledge Exchange Funding 2015 (Co-investigator; full funding: HK$85,000)

Development of a mobile app to promote fall prevention exercises for older adults in Hong Kong. Project Completion: September 2015.

HKU - Small Project funding 2014-2015 (Principal Investigator; full funding: HK$39,757)

Physical exercise participation of community-dwelling older adults in Hong Kong. Project Completion: August 2015

HKU - Seed funding 2014-2015 (Co-investigator; full funding: HK$119, 956)

Title: Effect of Pilates exercise on Core stability of older adults at high fall risk. Project Competition: 30 June 2016

Research interests

Andy’s primary research interest lies on the motor learning and impact of physical activity on psychological, cognitive and physical well-being in children with autism spectrum disorder. He is also interested in motor development and the effect of free-play on overall quality of life in typically developing children. He recently initiates new research project on the impact of cycling on cognitive functions in children with ASD and the investigation of the crawling-cognition in infant with typical development.

Teaching Interests

Andy's teaching duty includes:

PE Curriculum and Teaching Technique (Motor Learning); Sports Measurement and Statistics; Motor Skill Acquisition; Motor Control and Development; Research Methods in Sports Science; Strength and Conditioning and Exercise and Sport Event Management. Comments from students are generally good to very good and his avaerage SET score of each academic year is over 3.5.

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