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Prof. Edward Chan is a Fulbright Scholar committed to preventing family violence through the development of high-impact and socially relevant research.  He is an internationally leading scholar in family violence studies with groundbreaking research on child and family polyvictimization.  His primary 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 is conferred the title “RGC Senior Research Fellow” by the Research Grants Council in 2022. He received the Senior Scholar Award, RGC-Fulbright Hong Kong Research Scholar Program in 2013-14, and was awarded as an outstanding scholar by the RGC Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme in 2016, and was awarded RGC Senior Research Fellow Scheme in 2022/23.  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 the USA.  He has also been appointed as an 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 over 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.

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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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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