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Chinese Name : 馬慧穎

Variants : Ma, A. W. W.

Dr Ada Ma, Associate Professor is currently the Head of the Department of Health & Physical Education.

Dr Ma is an ‘all-round’ Home Economist who has provided excellent teaching for various areas of study including Food, Textiles, Family and Technology and Living (T&L) Education of T&L programs in the past 15 years and she was the awardee of the Teaching Awards of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in 2010-11, the nominee of the 2012 UGC Teaching Award and the awardee of the President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching 2012-13. As a Home Economics educator, her major role is to develop reflective capabilities among the student-teachers as well as to encourage them to address those issues that impact on every human existence, including basic survival needs, social and emotional needs and issues related to the economics, political and environmental needs of individual, families, and society through Home Economics Education.

Health Education and Home Economics share the same core value, that is, ‘well-being’ is the focus of study. With her transferrable creative teaching skills and potential research capabilities, Dr Ma has successfully transformed to be a health educator and served the Bachelor of Health Education (Honours) Programme as Programme Leader since 2011. She is currently teaching Health Education with a focus on school health for both full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. As a health educator, her major role is to foster graduates to be self-reliant and lifelong learners that model healthy behaviors both personally and professionally. Dr Ma is also the licensed Basic Life Support Instructor.

Dr. Ma is interested in various research areas such as health education and promotion, computer-supported collaborative learning, lifelong learning, curriculum innovations, assessment and textiles education. She has participated actively in various academic activities ranging from publication of newspaper articles, teaching manuals, CD-Rom, learning websites, referred conference proceedings, book chapters and referred journals to being a research investigator of internal and external funded projects.

Dr. Ma has participated actively in professional and community services relating to the discipline as well, such as reviewer of various international referred journals, reviewer/program committee member of international referred conferences, consultant of secondary school programs both in HK and overseas, and facilitator of workshops/seminars for secondary school teachers. Currently, Dr. Ma is the member of CDC-HKEAA Committee on Technology and Living (Senior Secondary) / Assessment Panel on Technology Education [AP(TE)] Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (ATE) / HKDSE Technology and Living Subject Committee, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority

Research interests

Health Education, Health Promotion, School Health, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, Web-based Learning, Life-long Learning, Curriculum Innovations, Assessments, Textiles Education

Professional information

Scopus ID : 37110906100

ORCID : 0000-0002-0260-3513

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Research Outputs 1999 2019

Balance control, agility, eye-hand coordination, and sport performance of amateur badminton players: A cross-sectional study

WONG, T. K. K., MA, W. W. A., LIU, K. P. Y., CHUNG, M. Y., BAE, Y-H., FONG, S. S. M., GANESAN, B. & WANG, H-K., Jan 2019, In : Medicine. 98, 2, e14134.

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Chinese martial art training failed to improve balance or inhibit falls in older adults

MA, W. W. A., WANG, H-K., CHEN, D-R., CHEN, Y-M., CHAK, Y. T. C., CHAN, J. W. Y., YAM, T. T. T., CHENG, Y. T. Y., GANESAN, B. & FONG, S. S. M., Feb 2019, In : Perceptual and Motor Skills.

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A comparison of shoulder muscular performance and lean mass between elite and recreational swimmers: Implications for talent identification and development

CHEUNG, A. T. H., MA, W. W. A., FONG, S. S. M., CHUNG, M. Y., BAE, Y-H., LIU, K. P. Y., KAM, W. K. K. & CHUNG, W. Y. J., Nov 2018, In : Medicine. 97, 47, e13258.

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Adapted Taekwondo training for prepubertal children with developmental coordination disorder: A randomized, controlled trial

MA, W. W. A., FONG, S. S. M., GUO, X., LIU, K. P. Y., FONG, D. Y. T., BAE, Y-H., YUEN, L., CHENG, Y. T. Y. & TSANG, W. W. N., Jul 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 10330.

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