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Biography

Kenneth N. K. Fong is Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. His background training is in occupational therapy. He is now the Editor-in-Chief of the Hong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy (HKJOT) (indexed in SCI with 2019 Impact Factor: 0.480 and 5-year impact factor: 0.803), and honorary advisors of several organizations for people with chronic diseases and disabilities in Hong Kong. 

He received the Department Outstanding Teaching Award in 2011, the Department Outstanding Team Teaching Award in 2018, and the Faculty Team Teaching Award of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences in 2010 and 2019 respectively. Currently, he is supervising 4 PhD students and 4 DHSc students, and co-supervising 4 PhD students. His undergraduate students received overseas awards in design of assistive technology products every year in the Student Innovation World Challenge, i-CREATe held in different countries in Asia.

His records of competitive public research grants as Principal Investigator include:

Research Impact Fund (RIF) (R5028, 2021-), Research Grants Council, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong

General Research Fund (GRF) (15105919M, 2019-) (15103915M, 2016-18), (560812M, 2013-16), Research Grants Council, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong

Hospital and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) (01121966, 2014-16), Food & Health Bureau, Hong Kong

Innovation and Technology Fund – Mid-stream Research Programme for Universities (MRP/011/17X, 2018-21), Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong

His records of competitive public research grants as Co-Investigator include:

General Research Fund (GRF) (15100120, 2021-), (15200619E, 2019-) (15104415M, 2016-18), Early Career Scheme (25100219M, 2019-), Research Grants Council, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong

Innovation and Technology Fund  For Better Living (ITF/FBL/4015/19P, 2020-), Innovation and Technology Commission, Hong Kong

Research interests

  • Mechanism of human performance particularly in the integration of cognitive and motor performances
  • Neurorehabilitation for clients with stroke, brain injury and dementia
  • Environmental issues & assistive technology for people with disabilities

Education/Academic qualification

Professional Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health, Hong Kong Baptist University

Professional Diploma in Occupational Therapy, Hong Kong Polytechnic

Master of Science in Health Care (Occupational Therapy), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Certificate in Child Mental Health, University of Hong Kong

Doctor of Philosophy (Education), University of Hull

Bachelor of Science (Health Studies), University of Paisley

Postgraduate Diploma in Biomechanics, University of Strathclyde

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