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Dr. Chan joined academia with a wealth of practice experiences as an executive director, social worker, clinical team leader, and private practitioner in family therapy. He is a registered counsellor, a registered social worker, a certified marriage and family therapist, and a certified supervisor in practice. His expertise is in the area of multiple family narrative therapy, men studies, practice research and families of children with special education need (SEN).

Dr. Chan has published 70 publications since 2007, including 42 international refereed journal articles and three book chapters. Within the past two years under the global pandemic, he has been awarded 2 UGC-GRF grants for the application of Multiple Family Narrative Therapy for Chinese families of Children with Dyslexia, and Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder respectively.

He also serves as Managing Editor of a highly reputable journal Research on Social Work Practice, and an editorial board member of Qualitative Social Work and Psychology of Men and Masculinities. The following website can summarize his contribution to Men’s studies in Greater China: https://digital.lib.hkbu.edu.hk/menstudies/index.php?lang=EN

Research Interests

Men-in-Trauma, Multiple Family Narrative Therapy, Families of Children with Special Education Need, Ethnic Minority, Practice Research;

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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