Prof. Chetwyn Chan is Chair Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is psychologist and occupational therapist by profession. Prof. Chan is elected fellow of American Psychological Association and fellow of Hong Kong Psychological Society. He obtained his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from University of Alberta in Canada in 1995. Prof. Chan is the founder of Applied Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory. The research focus of his laboratory is to study how learning potentials of individuals with disabilities can be enhanced. By investigating the modulation of neural processes due to compromised brain functions, interventions are to be designed to augment the impaired functions. Prof. Chan has published more than 100 papers with most of them appear in prestigious scientific and clinical journals such as Molecular Psychiatry, Neuropsychologia, and STROKE. He was visiting scholar of Harvard University and was invited as international scientific expert by National Institute of Health of the United States. In 2008, in recognition for his contributions to rehabilitation in Asia, Prof. Chan received the Global Leadership in Rehabilitation Science Award from Virginia Commonwealth University in the United States. He is the editorial board member of several international journals including Pain Practice, Rehabilitation Psychology and Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. Prof. Chan is appointed as expert and advisor to several important government committees of Hong Kong SAR and People’s Republic of China.
Biography Updated on 11 September 2011