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Biography

Dr Chitat Chan, is a registered social worker and associate professor at the Department of Applied Social Sciences of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research focuses on identity, narrative, and media. Dr. Chan has used narrative and media for many years. He uses these to enable individuals and groups to explore their strengths, so that they can face difficulties and challenges more confidently. Dr Chan worked in school social work in the 1990s, in secondary school education and educational technology in the 2000s, and has been teaching social work since 2010. He received his social work degree, theatre studies diploma, and MPhil in Hong Kong; and his PhD from UCL Institute of Education. Subjects taught by Dr. Chan at PolyU include narrative therapy, innovations and social work education, adn social work integrative practice. A number of Dr Chan’s research projects have been funded by the RGC of the UGC, or by large charity foundations. These projects include a digital storytelling project exploring diverse identities of Hongkongers, a civic education program developing open-mindedness and social inclusiveness, and the human libraries hub project addressing social prejudices.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Social Work, Hong Kong Baptist College

Master of Philosophy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Doctor of Philosophy, University of London

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