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Dr Fong, Siu Ming 方少萌

Title:
Assistant Professor

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Dr Fong, Siu Ming 方少萌

Title:
Assistant Professor

Also Cited As:
Fong, Shirley S M
Fong, Shirley Siu Ming
Fong, S. S M
Fong, SSM

Biography

Shirley is an Assistant Professor and the Departmental Research Postgraduate Committee Chairperson in the Institute of Human Performance at the University of Hong Kong. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Physical Education at the Hong Kong Institute of Education and an Honorary Fellow (Physiotherapy) in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Before joining the University of Hong Kong, Shirley worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Physical Education at the Hong Kong Institute of Education and was a Clinical Associate (Physiotherapy) in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She also worked as a physiotherapist for over 13 years and gained extensive clinical experience in pediatric, orthopedic and geriatric settings. She is licensed to practise acupuncture and is a certified Clinical Densitometrist (ISCD), Health Fitness Specialist (ACSM), Personal Trainer (NSCA, ACSM, IPTFA and ATFP), Tai Chi Qigong instructor (HK Wushu and Art Service Centre) and Ving Tsun martial art instructor (VTAA and HKWCU).

Being an allied health professional and a recreational martial art coach, Shirley is particularly interested in research related to sports science and rehabilitation, complementary and alternative medicine and rehabilitation for children with disabilities. Her research has produced a number of publications in highly-rated journals and she has published over 60 scientific articles and edited one book. Shirley also works closely with frontline clinicians and the mass media to translate her research findings into clinical practice and to benefit the community.

Shirley is also an educator and has over 8 years of teaching experience at the tertiary level. She received teaching award from the Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union and a MEd degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Currently, she teaches in the areas of research design and analysis and physical activity measurement.

Shirley is a specialist (medicine, health sciences, education and sports science) of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications and was the public relations manager of the Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association (a member organization of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy). She sits on the editorial committee of a number of journals such as Medicine and BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2010-11-01Best Martial Art Instructor Award: HK Wushu Union, Hung Hom (Three Districts) Kai Fong Association and Hung Hom Society for Community Organization
Others
2005-08-01Outstanding Academic Achievement in MSc Health Care (Physiotherapy): Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Research Achievement
2012-11-01Faculty Distinguished Thesis Award (PhD thesis): HK Polytechnic University Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Research Achievement
2004-09-01Best Oral Presentation Award: Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association, HK Occupational Therapy Association & HK Polytechnic University ‘4th Pan-Pacific Conference on Rehabilitation’
Research Achievement
2008-12-01‘Rehabilitation Equipment Design Competition’ 2nd prize: Association for Engineering and Medical Volunteer Services
Others
2012-01-01Project advisor of certificate of excellence winning team: Hong Kong Polytechnic University Student Affairs Office Community Service Learning Awards
Others
2011-11-01Best Free Paper Presentation Award: Hong Kong Association of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2011
Research Achievement
2004-12-01‘Rehabilitative Aids Design Competition’ 3rd prize and ‘Most Popular Aid’ prize: Physically Handicapped and Able-Bodied Association & the HK Polytechnic University
Others
2014-01-01‘Good Teacher’ teaching award: Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union Szeto Wah Education Fund
Teaching Accomplishment
2010-06-01Best Paper Award (oral presentation): The 3rd HKASMSS Student Conference on Sport Medicine, Rehabilitation and Exercise Science
Research Achievement
2014-11-01Dean’s Honours List 2013-14 (Master of Education): Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Education
Others
2015-06-01Biographical record in Who’s Who in America Sixty-Ninth Edition 2015: The Marquis Who's Who Publications Board
Research Achievement
2014-05-01Qigong Research Award: Nature Health Qigong Association
Others
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
2015-MemberOrganization for Women in Science for the Developing World
2013-2015Academic advisorNatural Health Qigong Association
2014-Education AdvisorHong Kong Bodybuilding & Physique Sports Federation
2010-MemberPhysical Fitness Association of HK, China
2014-External ExaminerHong Kong Institute of Technology School of Nursing and Health Science Associate of Health Studies programme
02/2014-06/2017SpecialistHong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications
10/2011-08/2012Public Relations ManagerHong Kong Physiotherapy Association
1999-Life memberHong Kong Physiotherapy Association
2009-2011Committee memberHong Kong Physiotherapy Association Pediatric Specialty Group
2016Regular memberInternational Association of Special Education
04/2014Advanced diploma/certificate in sport injury prevention and management programme review panel memberHKU SPACE
2008-Life-long member and JudgeHK Chinese Martial Arts Dragon and lion Dance Association
2015-MemberHK Breast Cancer Foundation
2016-2019Honorary ConsultantHong Kong Christian Service (Active Ageing Service of Elderly Core Business)
2010-2012Educational advisorHong Kong Physiotherapy Association Electrophysical therapy special interest group
2013-2015Individual memberHong Kong Association of Gerontology
2010-MemberHK Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science
05/2012-2015Medical consultant (Physiotherapy) and academic committee memberHong Kong Sport Education Association
03/2002-Acupuncture accreditationHK Physiotherapy Association Acupuncture Accreditation Board
2008-Irradiating apparatus userRadiation Board Hong Kong
1999-Registered Physiotherapist (Part 1a)Physiotherapists Board Hong Kong
2015-2016Executive committee memberHong Kong Physiotherapy Union
2010-MemberThe Society of Chinese Scholars on Exercise Physiology and Fitness
2013MemberEuropean College of Sport Science
2009-2011MemberHK Wing Chun Union
2013-2015Individual associate memberInternational Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
2002-Permanent memberVing Tsun Athletic Association
2005-Life memberAuthentic Ving Tsun Association
2013-2019Member and certified clinical densitometristInternational Society for Clinical Densitometry
2015-2018MemberHong Kong Society of Behavioral Health
2016-2018Professional memberInternational Society of Biomechanics in Sports
2011-Affiliate memberHK Society of Child Neurology and Developmental Paediatrics
2012-2015Certified Health Fitness SpecialistAmerican College of Sports Medicine
2012-2015Certified Personal Trainer and memberAmerican College of Sports Medicine
2011-2025Certified Personal TrainerNational Strength and Conditioning Association, USA
1999-MemberHong Kong Physiotherapy Union
2012-2013MemberNational Association for Sport and Physical Education
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Science of martial arts武術運動的科學
Rehabilitation and physiotherapy復康醫學及物理治療
Physical activity for children with and without disabilities正常及有特殊需要兒童的體育活動
Complementary and alternative medicine另類療法及輔助治療
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Cantonese英語、粵語
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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