Affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Shirley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. Her PhD thesis entitled “Effect of Acu-TENS on airway obstructive diseases” was awarded “Faculty Distinguished Thesis Award” by the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2010. In addition, she is the recipient of 2011 Australian Endeavor Research Fellowship and 2013 Asian Pacific Society of Respirology Short Term Research Fellowship for pursuing research in the area of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Her research interests include COPD, pulmonary rehabilitation, exercise, alternative and complementary medicine. Other than research, Shirley is also dedicated in education. She is the recipient of multiple teaching awards such as 2016 University Grants Council (UGC) Teaching Award (Early Career Faculty Member) in Hong Kong and the 2018 National Teaching Achievement Award in Higher Education Cluster (Second Class) from the Ministry of Education in China which evident her excellent achievement in educational development. She is currently serving as associate editor of Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal, Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Society for Simulation in Healthcare, executive member of the Cardiopulmonary Specialty Group of the Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association and Chairman of International Affairs and Publication subcommittee of the Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association.