Rainbow T. H. Ho

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Rainbow T. H. Ho is the Director of the Centre On Behavioral Health and Associate Professor of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong. Dr. Ho holds degrees in biology, biomedical sciences (anatomy), and social work, social administration and professional diplomas in performing arts (dance) and movement analysis and pedagogy of dance and somatic movement therapy. She is a registered and board-certified dance movement therapist, a certified movement analyst, and a registered medical technologist. Dr. Ho is a competent researcher. She has worked in the fields of cancer biology and cancer immunology, and currently she works in the interdisciplinary areas that integrate biomedical sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Her current research interests include psychooncology, psychoneuroimmunology, psychoendocrinology, mind-body medicine, complementary and alternative medicine, dance movement therapy, creative and expressive arts therapy, physical activity, spirituality, and nonverbal communications in disease populations, aging populations, and healthy populations. Apart from teaching and research, Dr. Ho is also active in clinical practice. She has been practicing creative arts therapy in Hong Kong with diverse populations for all age groups in both clinical and educational settings since 2001. She has extensive experiences in working with children with issues like autism, learning disabilities, ADHD, emotional disturbance, and also trauma experiences including violence, sexual and physical abuse, and natural disasters. Dr. Ho is one of the important pioneers in dance movement therapy in Hong Kong and Asian area, and she is frequently invited for teaching and lecturing in the region as well as in North America. Besides creative arts, Dr. Ho also works on medical humanities. She has projects on introducing mindfulness meditation and expressive arts in medical education.

Biography Updated on 31 July 2013

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