Dr Ka Ming CHOWAssociate Professor, The Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
DNur, FHKAN (Education)
Dr Ka Ming CHOW is an Associate Professor of the Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a registered nurse and registered midwife. Dr Chow is a Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Education and Research in Nursing (HKCERN), and the Vice-President of HKCERN. Apart from active participation in research activities with grant application and paper publication, Dr Chow has actively participated in teaching and learning research, and successfully obtained a total amount of exceeding HKD19.4 million from teaching and learning grants in the capacity of Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator to support and develop active teaching and learning pedagogies in nursing education. Her teaching and learning projects focus on developing courseware for interactive eLearning and enhancing resilience and well-being of nursing students, promoting active learning strategies in classroom teaching, developing curricular and co-curricular activities to enrich learning experiences of sub-degree transfer students, development of simulation training unit and evaluation of effects of simulation training, and implementation of team-based simulation training for interprofessional education. She has disseminated these project findings in peer reviewed journals and has been invited to present at various local and regional conferences.
Today, she will share her experiences in interprofessional education and discuss how to develop, deliver and evaluate interprofessional education.
Professor Simon Shui-Man KwanAssociate Director, Divinity School of Chung Chi College
Head, Graduate Division of Theology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Simon Shui-Man KWAN is professor at the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and associate director of the Divinity School of Chung Chi College CUHK, as well as head of Graduate Division of Theology CUHK. He is one of the founders of the Asia Academy of Practical Theology (Hong Kong) and its current president. He is also a registered social worker, and a practicing Christian counselor. Christian counseling, practical theology, and Asian spiritualities are among Kwan's research specialties. He has authored over 80 articles and book chapters, and authored, co-authored, and edited 7 books. His recent books include Postcolonial Resistance and Asian Theology (Routledge 2014), Negotiating a Presence-Centred Christian Counselling: Towards a Theologically Informed and Culturally Sensitive Approach (CSP 2016), and Asian Spiritualities and Social Transformation (Springer, Forthcoming in 2023).
Professor Wai Tong ChienPhD, MPhil, PGDip (NEd), BN (Hons), RMN, FAAN, FHKAN
Professor and Director, The Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Wai Tong CHIEN is a professor and the Director at the Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also the Co-Director of Cochrane Hong Kong and Director of Asia-Pacific Genomic and Genetic Nursing Centre at the School. As an advanced mental health nursing practitioner and active researcher, Prof. CHIEN has strived to improve mental health in her native Hong Kong SAR, China in the past 35 years through research, advocacy and mental health promotion. He has established and tested the effects of psychoeducation, motivational interviewing, mindfulness-based, mutual support group, and other psychosocial intervention programmes for community-resided people with mental health problems and their family members in Chinese communities. He obtained the Fellowships of American Academy of Nursing (2018) and Hong Kong Academy of Nursing in Education and Research (2012). He has also served as editors and editorial board members of international refereed nursing and health care journals, as well as invited speakers of local and international conferences and seminars. He has obtained over 50 external competitive and 30 university-funded or inter-disciplinary collaborative health research grants and published over 250 articles in peer-reviewed international nursing, psychiatric or health care journals, and substantial numbers of conference papers and book chapters.
Dr Emma TonkinAssociate Professor (Genomics Healthcare) University of South Wales UK
My research and consultancy activity centres on the delivery of genomic healthcare to improve patient, family and community outcomes globally. Primarily working with the nursing and midwifery professions, my work has focused on health professional education and engagement and service development initiatives within the UK for mainstreaming genomics across health services.
I lead the Genomics Policy Unit at the University of South Wales and I am a founding member and co-lead for the Global Genomics Nursing Alliance https://www.g2na.org/ an initiative that initially brought together representatives from 19 countries to develop a roadmap and benchmarking tool (ASIGN) to drive nursing and genomics forward internationally.
I have just completed an 18month post as the Academic Lead for the National Nursing & Midwifery Genomics Transformation Programme, funded by NHS England and I have also been a subject matter expert for a number of years for Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programmme contributing to a number of activities including supporting the revision of national nursing competencies in genomics.
I teach genomics across the undergraduate and postgraduate health courses at the University of South Wales. The 18 years working in this field (including two career breaks) has yielded over 40 journal publication, numerous reports, four book chapter and an award winning education website Telling Stories, Understanding Real Life Genetics www.tellingstories.nhs.uk. I review for a number of journals.
Mr Stephen Leungex Country Manager of Pfizer HK and Pfizer Indonesia
Chairman of CUHK, School of Pharmacy Advisory Board
Consultative Committee of the School of Nursing
Council members of the Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA)
Council members of the College of Health Service Executives (HKCHSE)
Council members of the College of Pharmacy Practice (CPP)
ex Member of HK Advisory Council on Food; Environmental Hygiene and Human Reproductive Technology
Stephen retired from Pfizer on March 1, 2022 after having 39 joyful and fulfilling years there in three different continents (Asia, Australia and USA).
Stephen graduated in the UK as a pharmacist. He started his distinguished career at Pfizer HK as a sales representative in 1983 and gradually moved up the rank.
Stephen was transferred to Pfizer Australia in 1986 and was promoted to New York Headquarters in 1991 as International Marketing Manager. After 3 years, he returned to Pfizer Australia as Sales Manager and Disease Management Manager before returning to Hong Kong as Country Manager in 1997.
Prior to his retirement, Stephen was Country Manager of Pfizer HK and Pfizer Indonesia. Under his leadership, Pfizer HK won the prestigious HKMA Quality Gold Award, Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Gold Award and Best Companies to Work for in Asia.
Over the decades, Stephen has been very active serving the community in various capacities including Chairman of CUHK, School of Pharmacy Advisory Board; Consultative Committee of the School of Nursing, Council members of various Associations including the Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA), College of Health Service Executives (HKCHSE), the College of Pharmacy Practice (CPP), the Common Purpose, ex Member of HK Advisory Council on Food & Environmental Hygiene and Human Reproductive Technology.
Stephen has a strong passion for building a people-oriented culture and inspiring people to unleash their potential to the fullest. He is a Fellow of the HKMA, HKCHSE, ACHSM as well as a registered Corporate Coach.
Stephen was honoured with the Asia Coaching Leadership Excellence Award in 2015, the Leader of the Year Award 2016 and the Exemplary Leader Award in 2021, recognizing his visionary leadership and unremitting contribution to the industry.
Professor Sally ChanPhD, MSc, BSc, RN, RMN, RN (Psy.), FAAN, FHKAN, FFNMRCSI Ad Eundem
President and Professor, Tung Wah College, Hong Kong
Professor Chan is a global healthcare educator and researcher. Her career influences the tripartite mission of research, education and practice. She focuses on translating evidence to improve healthcare practice outcomes, implementing teaching innovations, and mentoring new generations of healthcare professionals. Professor Chan has developed and sustained international inter-institutional partnerships. The results of her sustained research agenda and scholarship have made a recognized impact on healthcare practice and education in the Region. She has been named by the Journal of Advanced Nursing (JAN) as the top 10 Australia and New Zealand Professors with the highest education-focused citations (JAN 2018 https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13698). She is on the list of the World's top 2% Scientists (2020) and the top 2% most-cited scientists in 2021 and 2022 released by the Stanford University.
Professor Chan has rich leadership and management experience in higher education institutions. Before she returned to Hong Kong in 2021, she served as the Pro Vice-Chancellor (PVC) of the University of Newcastle (UON) Singapore Campus (UON Singapore), she successfully led the University to achieve prudent growths in student population and financial capacity despite COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to that, she was the Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery of UON in Australia from 2014 to 2019.
Professor Chan was appointed the third President of Tung Wah College (TWC) in January 2021, undertaking an important responsibility to lead the College to become a renowned private university. In the past two years, she has been a key opinion leader in providing views and advice to the Hong Kong SAR Government and various professional bodies on healthcare related topics. Under her leadership, TWC has expanded new programmes and successfully been awarded accreditation and reaccreditation of 11 programmes by Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications. The College’s research capabilities and academic teams have been greatly strengthened to uplift the College image and reputation in education sector.
Professor Chan has been honoured for her significant and sustained contribution to nursing which improved the nursing profession and the people it serves. In 2022, she received the Honorary Fellowship awarded by the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing as well as Fellow Ad Eundem by Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery in recognition of their work and achievements in nursing and midwifery, healthcare, education and research. In 2018, she received Research Supervision Excellence Award from the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle. She also received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Hong Kong College of Mental Health Nursing. In 2017, she received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University for her significant achievement and contribution to nursing development and Hong Kong community. In 2016, she received the University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor’s Award for International Engagement; and the Faculty of Health and Medicine International Award for her exceptional achievement in building and sustaining international relations and engagement for the University. In 2013, she has been awarded the ‘International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame’ by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honours Society of Nursing. She was also inducted into the Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2013.
Prof Alice Yuen LokeProf Alice Yuen Loke was the President of the College of Education and Research in Nursing (for the terms 2015-2018, 2018-2021).
Prof Loke is currently the Director of the Department of Nursing, Adventist College, where a nursing program is reaccredited under her leadership since last program offered 30 years ago. Concurrently, she is Professor of Practice (Family and Community Health) at the School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
In her role as the Associate Head of the School of Nursing, at HKPU, Prof Loke oversaw the Postgraduate program on Disaster Nursing in collaboration with the Institute of Disaster Management and Reconstruction at Sichuan, and a Master of Science in Disaster Management with Manchester University.
Prof Loke was Secretariat, for the Asia-Pacific Emergency and Disaster Nursing Network (2016 - 2019), and was invited by The International Council of Nurses among a panel of global experts to develop the Disaster Nursing Competencies Version 2.0. (2019, 2022).
Prof Loke has published extensively on disaster nursing, and has written a Book Chapter in Langan J. ‘Preparing Nurses for Disaster Management: A Global Approach’. (Elsevier Inc., 2023). Her latest publications focused on the development of disaster education, and research directions. She is an Editor for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (Disaster Medicine Section).
Prof Loke received world recognition in her work. She was a Recipient of Hall of Fame - International Nurse Researcher Awards in 2020, and was recognized as a World’s Top 2% Most-cited Scientist in 2021.
Dr Sharron LEUNGRN, PhD, FHKAN (Edu & Res), FHKAN (NHCM)
Head of Nursing Education, The Hong Kong Baptist University
Dr Sharron LEUNG is the Head of Nursing Education, the founding head of the
department, at The Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). She started her nursing career in
1985 and obtained Doctor of Philosophy in 2001. Dr Leung began academic career in The University of Hong Kong (HKU) the same year. In 2018, she established a new department for nursing education and successfully led HKBU to be a new Registered Nurses Gazette School and obtain approval from the NCHK for the Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) programme. The programme uniquely puts emphasis on spirituality and health equity for students to serve underprivileged populations in partnerships with non-government organizations.
She took the leadership positions in several professional bodies including Chairperson of the Hong Kong Society for Nursing Education and Vice-President of the former Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Pi Iota Chapter and the recently established Pi Iota At-Large Chapter. She was a Founding Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Education and Research in Nursing and has been the Vice-President from 2012 to 2018.
Her research expertise in the field of the peri-natal and psychosocial research has well recognized internationally. She sat in review boards for international peer-reviewed journals and competitive grant. In recent years, Dr Leung extends her research to spirituality and to promote spiritual care among undergraduate students and healthcare professionals.