Professor Mee Kam NG is Vice-Chairman of the Department of Geography and Resource Management, the Director of the Urban Studies Programme, Associate Director of the Institute of Future Cities and the Hong Kong Institute of Asian Pacific Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Urban Design. She has completed over 20 research projects and published widely on planning, governance and sustainability issues in Pacific Asia. Her publications have earned her six Hong Kong Institute of Planners’ Awards. At the international level, she has been consultant to the United Nations, the European Union and the Municipal Government of Shenzhen. She is an associate editor for the Current Research on Cities supplement section of the Elsevier Ltd journal “Cities” and a member of the editorial board of Town Planning Review, Planning Theory and Practice, DisP— The Planning Review and City, Culture and Society, and Business Strategy and the Environment.
Professor Winnie W.S. MAK is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is also an Associate Professor (by courtesy) of the School of Public Health and Primary Care, CUHK. She co-found the Hong Kong Society of Behavioral Health and is currently the Vice-President of the Society. She is a clinical psychologist with a community focus. Her research interests are in the areas of stigma and well-being of social minorities, personal recovery of people with mental illness, mindfulness, and mental health promotion. She is keen in promoting social inclusion and reducing stigma of people with a range of mental and physical health conditions and other minority statuses. Recently, she applies internet and other mobile technologies in the delivery of mental health promotion programmes to the general public with the aim to disseminate evidence-based programmes for the improvement of overall well-being in the community. She is also at the forefront of transforming mental health services to be recovery-oriented in Hong Kong.
Dr. Oi-ling WONG BSocSc, MSocSc, PhD HK; RSW; AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Dr Wong is an AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy) Approved Supervisor. Dr Wong worked as a Clinical Supervisor/Senior Teaching Consultant with the University of Hong Kong from 2002 to 2011, and as Assistant Professor with the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 2012 to 2014. Her teaching duties include didactic courses in marriage and family therapy and clinical supervision. She also conducted live case demonstrations in the weekly evening family therapy clinic to teach students in the master’s degree programmes how to work with families with a variety of potential problems. Dr Wong has been conducting training and delivering supervision courses in the field of marriage and family therapy for universities, hospitals, and social service agencies since 2000 in mainland China, Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong. She also has many years of direct practice experience, especially in the mental health field. She now conducts family therapy in a private practice setting. Her expertise is primarily in the area of family therapy training, clinical supervision, children and adolescent family, mental health, parental mental illness, and families living with dementia. Dr Wong has published a Chinese casebook titled “夾縫 中的孩子”.
Ms. Amy CHEUNG is a conceptual artist, co-founder of art and design collective “handkerchief” and a Parttime Lecturer at the Department of Fine Arts, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She specialises in large-scale installation and interdisciplinary collaboration, primarily uses “question- as-medium” to begin her creative process in dialogue with the public, and she has learned from refrigeration workers, psychologist, robotic/structural engineer, architect and novelist to break out from the boundary of art, the resulted attempts often transcend her artwork into an investigation of how our internal human conditions are in constant struggle with the external “nonstop” advancement of our technological society. Cheung gained her BA in History of Art & Fine Art from Goldsmith’s College, University of London and her MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art at UCL, University of London. She exhibited internationally including MoMA (New York), Saatchi Gallery (London), Kiasma (Helsinki), Mori (Tokyo) and Guangzhou Museum of Art (Guangzhou)..., etc. She was Beck’s New Contemporaries in U.K. and UNESCOAschberg Laureate awarded by UNESCO’s International Fund for the Promotion of Culture, Asian Cultural Council Lee Hysan Fellow and represented Hong Kong in the 52th Venice Biennale.
The Knowledge Transfer team would like to thank the Knowledge Transfer Fund at the Chinese University of Hong Kong to support this exciting and meaningful project. The team also likes to acknowledge the assistance of Mr. Chiu Man TSANG, Miss Fanny Ka Wing FU and Miss Sandy Ngai FUNG and student helpers from the Urban Studies Programme and the Department of Geography and Resource Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in assisting the organization of various activities and translating parts of this booklet.
Special thanks should go to Mr. Andrew TSANG and Miss Theresa YEUNG for their unfailing support and valuable advice throughout the project. Miss Sindy Ying Chi YIP and Prof. Maggie Mei Kei HUI contributed to presentations and activities during the knowledge transfer sessions which also enriched the thinking process in writing up this booklet.
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