Prof CHAN, Che Hin Chetwyn   陳智軒
Vice President (Research and Development)
Office of the Vice President (Research and Development)
Phone No: (852) 2948 6322
Email: cchchan@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0003-0307-6337
Phone
(852) 2948 6322
Email
cchchan@eduhk.hk
Scopus ID
16244174500
Research Interest

Professor Chan’s research work focuses on exploring mechanisms underlying human learning particularly perceptual and cross-modal learning employing brain imaging, electroencephalogram, and behavioral methods. He also applies the mechanisms to understand the behaviors of people with disabilities and older individuals, and design interventions to enhance individuals’ functional capabilities. He published more than 200 research papers and secured more than $20 million competitive research and development grants. Professor Chan is chief specialty editor of Frontiers in Rehabilitation Science and associate editor of Journal of Sports and Health Science.

External Appointment

2020 - Present Chief Editor, Translational Research in Rehabilitation Specialty, Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences

2020 – Present Member, Employees Retraining Board, Hong Kong; member, Finance and Administration Committee, Employees Retraining Board, Hong Kong

2020 – Present Convenor, Quality Assurance and Review Committee, Employees Retraining Board, Hong Kong

2019 - Present International Advisor, Advisory Committee, University of Rehabilitation, China

2019 - Present Member, Committee on Enhancing of Franchised Bus Safety, Transport Department, HKSAR Government

2018 – Present Member, Medical Social Collaboration Liaison Meeting, Hong Kong Hospital Authority

2018 – Present Chairman, Advisory Committee on Social Work Training and Manpower Planning, Labour and Welfare Bureau, HKSAR Government

2017 – Present Member, Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education (CSPE), Education Bureau, HKSAR Government

2017 – Present Member, Quality Assurance Council, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong

2016 – Present Member, School Allocation Committee, Education Bureau, HKSAR Government

2015 – Present Chair, Committee on Rehabilitation, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation

2015 – Present Vice-Chair, Executive Committee, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation

2014 – Present Member, Review Panel, Health and Medical Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau, HKSAR Government

2013 – Present Member, Hospital Governing Committee, Princess Margaret Hospital and Kwai Chung

Hospital, Hong Kong Hospital Authority

2013 – Present Associate Editor, Journal of Sport and Health Science

Professional Profile

Professor Chetwyn Chan is Vice President (Research and Development) and Chair Professor of Psychology. He obtained his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology in 1995 from the University of Alberta, Canada. He is Peter T. C. Lee Endowed Chair Professor of Psychology. Professor Chan has been an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association since 2008 and Fellow of the Hong Kong Psychological Society since 2007. In 2008, in recognition of his contributions to psychology and rehabilitation sciences, Professor Chan received the Global Leadership in Rehabilitation Science Award from Virginia Commonwealth University in the United States. In 2011, he received the Alumni Honour Award from the University of Alberta to recognize his influence on research and education development in rehabilitation in Asia. In 2018, Professor Chan and his research team won the First Prize in Science and Technology from the Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine on post-stroke cognitive assessment and intervention innovation. In 2019, his research team won the Second Class State Scientific and Technology Progress Award from the State Council of the People’s Republic of China to integrate Chinese medicine into innovative post-stroke rehabilitation.

Research Interest

Professor Chan’s research work focuses on exploring mechanisms underlying human learning particularly perceptual and cross-modal learning employing brain imaging, electroencephalogram, and behavioral methods. He also applies the mechanisms to understand the behaviors of people with disabilities and older individuals, and design interventions to enhance individuals’ functional capabilities. He published more than 200 research papers and secured more than $20 million competitive research and development grants. Professor Chan is chief specialty editor of Frontiers in Rehabilitation Science and associate editor of Journal of Sports and Health Science.

External Appointment

2020 - Present Chief Editor, Translational Research in Rehabilitation Specialty, Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences

2020 – Present Member, Employees Retraining Board, Hong Kong; member, Finance and Administration Committee, Employees Retraining Board, Hong Kong

2020 – Present Convenor, Quality Assurance and Review Committee, Employees Retraining Board, Hong Kong

2019 - Present International Advisor, Advisory Committee, University of Rehabilitation, China

2019 - Present Member, Committee on Enhancing of Franchised Bus Safety, Transport Department, HKSAR Government

2018 – Present Member, Medical Social Collaboration Liaison Meeting, Hong Kong Hospital Authority

2018 – Present Chairman, Advisory Committee on Social Work Training and Manpower Planning, Labour and Welfare Bureau, HKSAR Government

2017 – Present Member, Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education (CSPE), Education Bureau, HKSAR Government

2017 – Present Member, Quality Assurance Council, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong

2016 – Present Member, School Allocation Committee, Education Bureau, HKSAR Government

2015 – Present Chair, Committee on Rehabilitation, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation

2015 – Present Vice-Chair, Executive Committee, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation

2014 – Present Member, Review Panel, Health and Medical Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau, HKSAR Government

2013 – Present Member, Hospital Governing Committee, Princess Margaret Hospital and Kwai Chung

Hospital, Hong Kong Hospital Authority

2013 – Present Associate Editor, Journal of Sport and Health Science

Selected Output

Journal Publications
Ahadullah, Yau, S.-Y., Lu, H.-X., Lee, T. M. C., Guo, H., & Chan, C. C. H. (2021). PM2.5 as a potential risk factor for autism spectrum disorder: Its possible link to neuroinflammation, oxidative stress and changes in gene expression. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 128, 534-548.
Bello, U. M., Chan, C. C. H., & Winser, S. J. (2021). Task complexity and image clarity facilitate motor and visuo-motor activities in mirror therapy in post-stroke patients. Frontiers in Neurology, 12, 1-13.
Hui, K. Y. L., Wong, C. H. Y., Siu, A. M. H., Lee, T. M. C., & Chan, C. C. H. (2021). Cognitive and emotional appraisal of motivational interviewing statements: An event-related potential study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 15, 1-12.
Qi, D., Wong, N. M. L., Shao, R., Man, I. S. C., Wong, C. H. Y., Yuen, L. P., . . . Lee, T. M. C. (2021). Qigong exercise enhances cognitive functions in the elderly via an interleukin-6-hippocampus pathway: A randomized active-controlled trial. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 95, 381-390.
Yu, Q., Cheval, B., Becker, B., Herold, F., Chan, C. C. H., Delevoye-Turrell, Y. N., . . . Zou, L. (2021). Episodic memory encoding and retrieval in face-name paired paradigm: An fNIRS study. Brain Sciences, 11(7), 1-16.
Zhang, B. B. B., Kan, R. L. D., Woo, T.-F., Chan, C. C. H., Fong, K. N. K., & Kranz, G. S. (2021). Probing the effects of single-session iTBS on associative memory: A prospective, randomized, controlled cross-over study. Brain Stimulation, 14(4), 924-926.
Yung, T. W. K., Lai, C. Y. Y., Chan, J. Y. C., Ng, S. S. M., & Chan, C. C. H. (2021). Examining the role of attention deficits in the social problems and withdrawn behavior of children with sluggish cognitive tempo symptoms. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, 1-12.
Gao, M., Wong, C. H. Y., Huang, H., Shao, R., Huang, R., Chan, C. C. H., & Lee, T. M. C. (2020). Connectome-based models can predict processing speed in older adults. NeuroImage, 223, 1-14.

Project

Probing homeostatic plasticity with priming theta-burst stimulation of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex
This study is aimed to investigate the homeostatic plasticity of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex by using transcranial magnetic stimulation; and explore the stimulation effects using the priming theta-burst protocol.
Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): Kranz, Georg (CHAN, Che Hin Chetwyn 陳智軒 as Co-Investigator)
 
Influence of the Gut-microbiota-brain Axis and Adiponectin on pro-cognitive functions of physical exercise
This study investigate how physical exercise can modulate the Gut-microbiota-brain Axis and Adiponectin by in an autism spectral disorder animal model.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): Yau, Sonata (CHAN, Che Hin Chetwyn 陳智軒 as Co-Investigator)
 
Maternal exposure to PM2.5 as a risk factor for developing autism-like behavior in offspring: the role of impaired hippocampal plasticity
This study is aimed to investigate the potential impacts of PM2.5 on the plasticity of the hippocampus and its relationships with developing autism-like behaviors in an animal model.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): Yau, Sonata (CHAN, Che Hin Chetwyn 陳智軒 as Co-Investigator)
 
Investigation of effect of maternal physical exercise on reversing chronic maternal exposure to PM2.5 - Induced autistic-like behavior in offspring
This study is aimed to investigate the effect of physical exercise on reversing the insults of offspring's brain functions by chronic maternal exposure to PM2.5 using an animal model.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): Yau, Sonata (CHAN, Che Hin Chetwyn 陳智軒 as Co-Investigator)
 
Tunable sonic perception control headset for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
This study is aimed to detect auditory sensitivity with event-related potentials in children with autism spectral disorder; and to design a personalized noise-reduction algorithm and device for intervention.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): Choy, Tracy (CHAN, Che Hin Chetwyn 陳智軒 as Co-Investigator)