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BIlly is a Assistant Professor (Physiotherapy) in the Department of Rehabilitation (RS) at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Prior to joining the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, he was appointed as a Lecturer (2011-2012) and Adjunct Assistant Professor (2012-2015) at Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology of CUHK, coordinating and teaching a MSc/PgD programme in musculoskeletal medicine and rehabilitation. Billy has worked as a physiotherapist for over 16 years and gained solid clinical experience in different clinical settings. 

Billy is an active educator at different health-related areas and he has extensive teaching experience at the community and tertiary levels. He is the recipient of the RS Outstanding Teaching Award 2016/17 and FHSS Teaching Prize 2016/17 of PolyU. He is being appointed as a Guest Lecturer of Occupational Safety and Health Council (OSHC) and Lecturer of Hong Kong Physical Fitness Association (HKPFA). 

Billy is serving in different professional organizations. He is an Executive Committee Member of the Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association, the General Secretary of Hong Kong Ergonomics Society, a Specialist of Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.  

Billy holds different qualifications which include APA Aquatic Physiotherapy Level 3 Certificate (APA, Australia), the Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM, US), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA, US), St John Lecturer in First Aid, St. John Instructor in PHTLS, AED & Sport Emergencies. Billy also interested in aquatic-related sport coaching and he is the holder of Swimming Teacher Certificate & Swimming Technical Official Certificate (HKASA), Lifesaving Teacher Certificate & Aquatic First Aid Instructor Certificate (HKLSS) and Hydro Fitness Instructor Certificate (HKPFA).

Billy's research interest primarily focuses on applying ergonomic principle in preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders. His PhD thesis was awarded the Best Occupational Safety and Health Project Award 2011 by Occupational Safety and Health Council. He was also awarded the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Scholarship for Post-Doctoral training on the Work Disability Prevention CIHR Strategic Training Program at University of Toronto (2013-2015). He has published papers in international journals and he is serving as a member of Work journal editorial board. 

Billy also interested in aquatic therapy related research. He is the convener of Aquatic Physiotherapy Working Group of Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association. He has collaborated with different local and Mainland China organizations for aquatic therapy training and research. He has published articles related Ai Chi and Deep Water running in international journals.

Research interests

  • Occupational Health and Ergonomics
  • Work Disability Prevention
  • Aquatic Physiotherapy
  • Exoskeleton for preventing of Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Sports Physiotherapy
  • Acupuncture for rehabilitation 

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
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science in Manipulative Physiotherapy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Award Date: 15 Nov 2014

Diploma in Acupuncture for Physiotherapists, Sun Yat-Sen University

Award Date: 1 Feb 2005

Master of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Doctor of Philosophy in Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


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