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Biography

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 in 2015. 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. She now serves as the Award Coordinator of the MSc in Manipulative Physiotherapy Programme at PolyU and member of the Standards Committee of The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapist Incorporated.

Sharon 's research focuses 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. 

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

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

Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Master of Manipulative Therapy, Curtin University of Technology

Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Roehampton

External positions

Member of Standards Committee, International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapist Incorporated

1 Jul 2022 → …

Honourary Senior Physiotherapist, Physiotherapy Department, Prince of Wales Hospital

2017 → …

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