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Prof. Edward Chan is a Fulbright Scholar, committed to the prevention of family violence through the development of high-impact and socially relevant research.  He is an international leading scholar in the field of family violence studies with groundbreaking research on child and family poly-victimization.  His major research interests include partner violence, child abuse and neglect, disadvantaged children with poverty and disability, and internal migration in the Chinese mainland.


An outstanding scholar with intellectual rigor and passion in his research, Prof. Chan received the Senior Scholar Award, RGC-Fulbright Hong Kong Research Scholar Program in 2013-14, and was awarded as outstanding scholar by the RGC Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme in 2016. His international leadership was recognized by being nominated as the first social work academia board member of the Academy on Violence and Abuse, an international health professional association based in USA. He has also been appointed as Honorary Professor of the University of Tokyo, Tokyo and Yonsei University, Seoul.  


Prof. Chan excels in his research, and his academic outputs stand out among his peers. He has authored about 200 research publications, which have been frequently cited by scholars around the globe. Prof. Chan has been sustainably awarded large and competitive research grants from both local and international funding agencies. 

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Social Work, Hong Kong Baptist University

Postgraduate Diploma in Social Service Administration, Hong Kong Polytechnic

Master of Arts in Social Work, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong


  • HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
  • Chinese Migration and Child Welfare
  • HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
  • Child Maltreatment
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Child and Family Poly-victimizat
  • Prevention of Family Violence
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Social Work Education in China


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