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Professor Chan, Cecilia Lai Wan 陳麗雲

Title:
Honorary Research Fellow
Founder of the Centre on Behavioral Health
Professor
Associate Director, Centre on Behavioral Health within the Faculty of Social Sciences
Si Yuan Professorship in Health and Social Work
Professor
Honorary Professor

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Professor Chan, Cecilia Lai Wan 陳麗雲

Title:
Honorary Research Fellow
Founder of the Centre on Behavioral Health
Professor
Associate Director, Centre on Behavioral Health within the Faculty of Social Sciences
Si Yuan Professorship in Health and Social Work
Professor
Honorary Professor

Curriculum Vitae:

Also Cited As:
Chan, C
Chan, Cecilia
Chan, Lai-wan, Cecilia

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
1978The University of Hong KongB. Soc. Sc.
1982The University of Hong KongCertificate of Health Services Administration
1984The University of Hong KongM. Soc. Sc.
1991The University of Hong KongPh.D.
Biography

Professor Chan is editor and author of over 30 books, author of over 300 articles and book chapters in health and mental health in social work, eastern integrative empowerment intervention and outcome research, psychosocial oncology, death and bereavement care. She advocated for a strength-oriented empowerment approach in her work with traumatized individuals such as cancer patients, women of divorce, bereaved persons, couples with fertility issues, suicide survivors and victims of disaster. Her focus is on transformation through pain and suffering. She adopted vigorous bio-psycho-social outcome indicators in her randomized trials on measuring impact of her innovative Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit (IBMS) interventions on different population groups. She leads the first multi-disciplinary team using salivary cortisol (stress) and telomerase (anti-aging) as physiological impact on psychosocial and qigong exercises training by social workers. Her creative synergy of Chinese philosophies and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practices into holistic behavioral health intervention is ground breaking. Her integrative meaning-making empowerment strategies effectively nurture spirituality of forgiveness, appreciation, gratitude, peace, hope, resilience and optimism, which are fundamental to building a harmonious society. Her leadership in the study of hospice, palliative, trauma, disaster and bereavement care is also recognized by her many international awards and local recognitions. She has graduated 48 research postgraduate students, many of them has taken up leadership positions in prestigious universities. She has established new service delivery systems like Hospital Patients’ Resource Centers and Community Rehabilitation Network, as well as establish new services for orphans, chronic patients and victims of disaster. She is an excellent social work academic and practitioner, a social entrepreneur and a Change Maker in society.  

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2011-03-01Clinical Practice Award: The Association of Death Education and Counseling
Others
Tin, AF
Leung, KT
2010-06-012010 Communication Awards: International Award for Creative Output to the Project ENABLE Website
Teaching Accomplishment
2007-12-01Distinguished Alumni Award of the Faculty of Social Sciences 40th Anniversary: Faculty of Social Sciences 40th Anniversary, the University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
1993-03-01Justice of Peace: Hong Kong Government
Research Achievement
2008-05-01Council Member of the First Psychooncology Committee of the China: Anticancer Association of China
Others
2005-07-01British Academy Visiting Professorship: British Academy Visiting Professorship Scheme, United Kingdom,
Research Achievement
2010-04-01Outstanding Research Student Supervisor Award: The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
1999-11-01The 1999 Hong Kong Baha’i Award For Service to Humanity: The Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Hong Kong
Others
2007-04-01Si Yuan Professor in Health and Social Work: Endow Professor Scheme, The University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
2013-11-01Young Investigator Award: 20th International Cancer Congress
Research Achievement
2011-04-01Approved Supervisor of the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association: The Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association
Teaching Accomplishment
2008-05-01International Oncology Social Worker Leadership Award: Association of Oncology Social Workers
Research Achievement
1994-01-01Outstanding Social Workers Award for Outstanding Achievements: Hong Kong Social Workers Association
Research Achievement
2007-11-01Board Member of the International Workgroup on Death, Dying and Bereavement (IWG).: International Workgroup on Death, Dying and Bereavement (IWG).
Research Achievement
2010-11-01Young Investigator Award: 17th Hong Kong International Cancer Congress
Research Achievement
Tin, AF
Chan, WCH
Chan, TYF
2010-06-0116th Annual Communicator Award of Excellence: International Academy of the Visual Arts to the Project ENABLE Website
Teaching Accomplishment
2008-07-01Lydia Rapoport Distinguished Visiting Professorship,: School of Social Work, Smith College, Massachusetts, USA.
Research Achievement
Chan, JSM
Yuen, LP
Leung, KT
Wong, PY
2011-04-01Efficacy of Qiqong in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome: A prospective randomized controlled trial.: Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Poster presentation at 32nd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of Society of Behavioral Medicine and rewarded a complementary and integrative medicine student research SIG award in Washington D.C. U.S. (April 27-30,2011)
Research Achievement
Chan, JSM
Yuen, LP
Chan, HY
Sham, JST
2012-04-01Effects of Qigong exercise and its dose-response relationship in reducing fatigue for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: a randomized waitlist-controlled trial: Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Oral presentation at the 33rd Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of Society of Behavioral Medicine and recognized as a Meritorious Student Abstract in New Orleans, LA. U.S. (April 11-14, 2012)
Research Achievement
Chan, JSM
2012-09-01The predictors of quality of life in persons with chronic fatigue syndrome-like illness: Won the Scholarship at 2012 Asian Chinese Quality of life Conference and 5th National Quality of life Conference in Guangzhou, China (September 13-16, 2012)
Research Achievement
Chan, JSM
2014-05-31Qigong exercise reduces fatigue, anxiety and depressive symptoms in chronic fatigue syndrome in a randomized controlled trial: mediating effects of spirituality: Got certificate of distinction for outstanding poster presentation at 14th Annual Research Postgraduate Conference in the Faculty of Social Sciences HKU on 31 May 2014
Research Achievement
Guo, LT
Xiang, MZ
2015-02-01Outstanding Research Award: Faculty of Social Sciences, HKU, Psychological Medicine
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
2009-2015Panel memberResearch Grants Council (RGC) - Humanities, Social sciences and business studies panel
2006-2009MemberHong Kong Social Workers Registration Board
1978-dateMemberHong Kong Social Workers Association
1990-dateFellowHong Kong Professional Counselling Association
06/1992-dateMemberOncology Social Worker Association
07/1998-dateMemberInternational Psycho Oncology Society
1985-dateMemberHong Kong Council of Social Services
06/2009-05/2015MemberHKCOG Ethics Committee
01/2003-dateMemberInternational Workgroup on Death, Dying and Bereavement
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Medical social work醫務社會工作
Emotions and health情緒與健康
Community work社區工作
Community rehabilitation社區復康
Behavioral health行為健康
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
Cantonese, English, Putonghua粵語、英語、普通話
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
Chinese, English中文、英文
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