Prof. Hector Tsang

Cally Kwong Mei Wan Professor in Psychosocial Health, Chair Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences and Head

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Trained as an occupational therapist, he has had more than 10 years of clinical experience in psychiatric and geriatric rehabilitation before moving to PolyU in 1997 as Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor and then Professor in 2002 and 2010 respectively. Prof. Hector Tsang has been Head of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences since 2017. He was appointed Cally Kwong Mei Wan Professor in Psychosocial Rehabilitation in 2018 and promoted to Chair Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences in July 2019. Prof. Tsang focuses on neuropsychiatric rehabilitation for people with severe mental illness (SMI) and integrative medicine over the past two decades. His research on workplace social skills, and integrated supported employment as vocational rehabilitation strategies for people with severe mental illness has attracted worldwide interest. In 2007, he spent his sabbatical year at the School of Medicine, Yale University, and investigated the role of social cognition in community function of schizophrenia. He has altogether secured more than 70 million research grants and more than academic 200 publications. His H-index is 41 with citations approaching 6000. He is also Honorary Professor of the University of Hong Kong, and a Visiting Professor of Peking University, Sichuan University, and Kunming Medical University. He has recently been appointed as Nanshan Scholar by the Guangzhou Medical University. He is also the leading consultant for the Rehabilitation Programme Plan (RPP) of the Hong Kong the Government of the HKSAR.

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