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Prof. Mak graduated as a physiotherapist and obtained her PhD from Curtin University of Technology, Australia. Her research focuses on neurological rehabilitation, with special emphasis on Parkinson’s disease. Using augmented technology-assisted training and blended motor-cognitive training paradigm, she has developed an innovative fall-prevention programme.  She has also been conducting research into neurophysiological mechanisms underlying the positive effects of physiotherapy treatment in people with Parkinson’s disease and the application of non-invasive stimulation in Parkinson’s disease. 

In recognition of her innovative teaching methods such as blended e-learning and simulated based learning, Prof. Mak was honoured with the Departmental outstanding teaching award in 2015 and Faculty teaching prize in 2016. Equally dedicated in her professional contributions, she has been serving as an appointed chief examiner of Board of Examiners for Physiotherapists Full Registration Examination, and a council member of both the Hong Kong Parkinson’s Disease Foundation and Hong Kong Movement Disorder Society.

Research interests

  • Neurorehabilitation and neural plasticity
  • Gait and balance disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease

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

Education/Academic qualification

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology

Master of Applied Science, Curtin University of Technology

Doctor of Philosophy, Curtin University of Technology

Professional Diploma in Physiotherapy, Hong Kong Polytechnic


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