Prof. TO is an Associate Professor and Head of Graduate Division of the Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include youth development and empowerment, parenting and parent empowerment, existential-narrative approaches, practice-based research, and programme evaluation. Since 2010, either as Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator, he has successfully obtained 17 research grants. Among them, 13 are external grants funded by government funding bodies, non-governmental organisations and foundations in Hong Kong. Furthermore, he has had over 130 publications, including refereed journal articles, edited books/manuals, book chapters, research/evaluation reports, and articles in conference proceedings. Also, he has received The Exemplary Teaching Award of the Faculty of Social Science, CUHK and The Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award, CUHK. Besides his teaching duties, he is now a Cabinet Member and the Director of Service-Learning Centre of Chung Chi College, CUHK, and an Executive Committee Member of The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong. He has also been providing parent support and education programmes, youth development and empowerment programmes, and professional training for social workers, teachers, parents, and young people.
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