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Dr Chan, Derwin King Chung 陳勁聰

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Assistant Professor

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Dr Chan, Derwin King Chung 陳勁聰

Title:
Assistant Professor

Also Cited As:
Chan, Derwin King-Chung
Chan, King Chung Derwin
Chan, DK
Chan, KCD
Chan, DKC

Short Biography:

I am a researcher and educator with expertise in the broad areas of sport psychology, health psychology, and behavioural medicine. I was an elite triathlete in Hong Kong before receiving my education and training from the UK. Following the completion of my PhD from the University of Nottingham in 2012, I worked as a post-doctoral research fellow, and then a research fellow/ lecturer at the the School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University, until mid 2015. I am presently working as an assistant professor in the Institute of Human Performance, the University of Hong Kong. And I still hold an adjunct senior lecturer position at Curtin University. I am a Charted Psychologist and an Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society (BPS), and a Charted Scientist with the British Science Council.

My research primarily focuses on psychosocial, motivational, and social cognitive processes underpinning individuals’ health behaviours, including (but not exclusive to) injury rehabilitation, and the prevention of work-related injury (e.g., sport/ occupational injury), deficiency (e.g., myopia), and illegal substance-use (e.g., doping). In addition, I am keen to examine the relative influence of significant others (e.g., coach, parents, physicians, and physiotherapists) in the area of sport and other health care contexts. My research is developed based on a number of psychological theories such as Self-Determination Theory, the Theory of Planned Behaviour, Stregth Energy Model of Self-Control, and Achievement Goal Theory. 

Here are some example non-technical questions in my research: 

  • How do we motivate people to act healthily (e.g., exercise more, better diet)?
  • Will patients be less likely to follow their prescribed treatments if they feel that it is their obligation to do so? 
  • Why athletes who like to do sport are more likely to commit to safety guidelines and to prevent sport injuries? 
  • What can supervisors do in order to promote workers’ initiative and sense of ownership towards health behaviours?

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
2012University of NottinghamPhD in Psychology ​
2009Loughborough UniversityMS in Psychology of Sport and Exercise (Distinction)
British Psychological Society (BPS)Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol) and an Associate Fellow (AFBPsS)
British Science CouncilChartered Scientist (CSci)
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Prevention and rehabilitation of injury or diseases創傷與疾病的預防和復康
Motivation and emotion動機和情感
Health psychology健康心理學
Doping control運動違禁藥物控制
Behavioural medicine行為醫學
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English, Cantonese, Putonghua英語、粵語、普通話
Written Languages:
Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English, Chinese英文、中文
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