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Alice Chow is Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences. She has joined the Department since 2010 as Post-doctoral Fellow. She received her Master in China Area Studies and PhD in Geography from the University of Hong Kong in 2002 and 2010 respectively. Current research areas are urban form and travel studies; excess commuting; sustainable transport development and transit-oriented development. She is also conducting research on environmental education and geographical education, especially on the application of AR Sandbox for geographical learning. She has published several papers in top-ranked international journals including Urban Studies, Journal of Transport Geography and International Journal of Sustainable Transportation. Major teaching areas include geography, sustainable development and policy, environmental studies and community studies.

Research interests

Urban form and travel; excess commuting; sustainable transport development; transit-oriented development; environmental education; geographical education

External Appointments

Member, CDC-HKEAA Committee on Geography, Curriculum Development Council, 2019-present.

Member, Transport and Logistics Training Board, Vocational Training Council (VTC), 2021-2022.

International Task Force member, International Geography Olympiad (iGeo), 2018-2021.

Affiliate Fellow, The Institute of Transport Studies (ITS), The University of Hong Kong, since April 2017.

Chartered Member, The Chartered Insitute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong, since June 2015.

Advisor, Environmental advisory committee of the Harbourview Hotel, Y.M.C.A., since 2014.

External Examiner of master dissertation, Master of Arts in Transport Policy and Planning, The University of Hong Kong, since 2013.

Hong Kong Geographical Association. Executive Committee member since May 2005.

Hong Kong Geographical Association. Hononary Treasurer since March 2009.

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  • Gold Medal

    JIM, Chi Yung 詹志勇 (Recipient), LEE, Chi Kin, John (Recipient) & CHOW, Sin Yin, Alice 鄒倩賢 (Recipient), 31 Aug 2021

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  • Silver Medal of the Invention Geneva 2021

    JIM, Chi Yung 詹志勇 (Recipient), LEE, Chi Kin, John 李子建 (Recipient) & CHOW, Sin Yin, Alice 鄒倩賢 (Recipient), May 2021

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