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Prof. Chetwyn Chan
Chair Professor
PDOT, BScOT, MSc, PhD (Alberta)
Contact: (852) 2766 6727
Room: QT508
Email: Chetwyn.Chan@polyu.edu.hk
 
Research Interests:
Applied cognitive neuroscience
Frontal lobe function and use of cognitive strategies
Workers' compensation and return to work
 
Biography:
Prof. Chetwyn Chan is Associate Vice-President and Chair Professor of rehabilitation science. He is occupational therapist and psychologist by training. He obtained his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from University of Alberta in Canada in 1995. Prof. Chan specializes in cognitive neuroscience and its application to occupational therapy and human-task interface, and occupational rehabilitation. He publishes widely in international journals such as Human Brain Mapping, Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, Molecular Psychiatry, Neuropsychologia and STROKE. He is associate editor of Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation and Journal of Sports and Health Science. Prof. Chan's clinical expertise is in prevention and intervention for the people with work-related problems and occupational health and ergonomics. Prof. Chan is elected fellow of American Psychological Association and fellow of Hong Kong Psychological Society. He is a former member of Occupational Safety and Health Council of Hong Kong and Rehabilitation Advisory Committee of Government of HKSAR. Besides, Prof. Chan has been appointed as national expert and advisor to Workers’ Injury and Rehabilitation Advisory Committee by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, People’s Republic of China, and advisor to the Education Committee of the Chinese Association of Rehabilitation.
 
Recent Publications:
Sun D, Lee TMC, Chan CCH* (2013). Unfolding the spatial and temporal neural processing of lying about face familiarity. Cerebral Cortex. doi:10.1093/cercor/bht284.
Kuo MCC, Liu KPY, Ting K-H, Chan CCH (2013). Differentiation of perceptual and semantic subsequent memory effects using an orthographic paradigm. Brain Research, 1486, 82-91.
Chan SCC, Chan CCH*, Kwan ASK, Ting K-H, Chui T-Y (2012). Orienting attention modulates pain perception: An ERP study. PLoS ONE, 7(6), e40215.
Chan CCH*, Wong AWK, Ting K-H, Whitfield-Gabrieli S, He J-F, Lee TMC (2012). Cross auditory-spatial learning in early-blind individuals. Human Brain Mapping, 33, 2714-27.
Liu KPY, Chan CCH*, Wong RSM, Kwan IWL, Yau CSF, Li LSW, Lee TMC (2009). A randomized controlled trial of mental imagery augment generalization of learning in acute post-stroke patients. Stroke, 40(6), 2222-2225.