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Social Gerontology, Case Management, Consumer-directed Care, Long-term Care, Health and Social Care Policy, Process Evaluation 


Dr. KAN obtained her Bachelor of Social Sciences (Sociology) from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her Master of Social Work and Ph.D (Gerontology) from The University of Hong Kong. Dr. KAN is a registered social worker who specializes in aged care. Her research and clinical practice revolve around an empowerment-based perspective with respect to older people and other groups. She brings this same nurturing philosophy to the classroom.

Prior to joining Hong Kong Baptist University, Dr. KAN worked in management positions in different NGOs, carrying out aged care service planning and professional practice. Dr. KAN has had extensive research and teaching experience with her previous teaching and research positions at The University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Lingnan University, Hong Kong Metropolitan University (formerly The Open University of Hong Kong) and Caritas Institute of Higher Education. 

Her scholarly interests revolve around social gerontology, case management, consumer-directed care, health and social policy, long-term care, and process evaluation. Dr. KAN received a Competitive Research Funding under the Faculty Development Scheme (FDS) from the Research Grant Council (RGC), to study conceptual and practical approaches for introducing case management model to long-term care in Hong Kong. She published her work in the British Journal of Social Work, Ageing & Society and other influential journals. She also serves as peer reviewer for a number of international journals. 

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 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

-, PhD, The University of Hong Kong


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