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Wayne obtained his BSc in physiotherapy at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, MSc in Clinical Gerontology and PhD in Medical Sciences at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has been awarded the SH Ho Fellowship to support his PhD study in geriatrics. His clinical experience in the community and residential care settings, and research experience in older populations has motivated him to continue to improve the overall care for older adults with chronic conditions and geriatric syndromes. He also held various teaching positions in different tertiary institutions, including The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2013-2015, before the appointment as the Assistant Professor in 2019.

Wayne has conducted a number of studies including systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials, longitudinal cohort studies, and experimental studies on older adults with chronic conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic heart failure. His latest research interests focus on falls prevention and exercise intervention for healthy older adults and those with cognitive impairment and dementia. He recently received a full research funding from Health and Medical Research Fund to support his research on improving the physical performance assessment for older adults with dementia. Wayne also serves as a review editor of the most cited and largest research publishers in the world - Frontiers in Psychology - Educational Psychology, and provides professional support in various scientific committees of local and regional conferences.

Translating research findings into daily clinical practice has been his goal as a clinical researcher and geriatric physiotherapy practitioner.

Research interests

  • Geriatric physiotherapy
  • Physical performance measures for older adults
  • Falls prevention
  • Dementia care
  • Self-management of chronic diseases

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

Master of Science in Clinical Gerontology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


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