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Sharon joined the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences as the Clinical Instructor in 2005. She held the Senior Clinical Associate position before the appointment as Assistant Professor. Sharon has solid clinical and teaching experience in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. She obtained her postgraduate qualifications in Hong Kong, Australia and the United Kingdom, and the Fellowship (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) of the Hong Kong College of Physiotherapy. She has been appointed as the Honourary Senior Physiotherapist at the Physiotherapy Department in hospitals under the New Territories East Cluster of the Hospital Authority since 2017.

Sharon 's PhD focused on studying the dynamic interplay of the cervical and thoracic spine in people suffered from chronic mechanical neck disorder. Her main research interests are on the biomechanics of the human spine with the focus on analysis of the movement and motor control of spine for people with different spinal dysfunction. She is also keen to develop the classification system for the neck dysfunction which would be having a great impact on the clinical practice in managing problems associated with neck pain.

Sharon adopts an integrated approach to facilitate students' learning and helps them apply their knowledge to the clinical reasoning and practice in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She received the Departmental Outstanding Teaching Award in 2009 and 2018, and the Faculty Award of Outstanding Performance in Teaching in 2018.

Research interests

  • Dynamic interplay between cervical and thoracic spine
  • Motor control and reorganisation of muscle coordination in neck pain
  • Classification and management of non specific neck pain

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Manipulative Therapy, Curtin University of Technology

Doctor of Philosophy, Roehampton University

Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Master of Science in Health Care, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


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