Dr Sunny Chan

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  • Qualifications:PhD (Mental Health), PgD (Psychology), MSocSc (Mental Health), Master of Counseling
  • Position:Senior Lecturer Occupational Therapy
  • Department:HAS - Allied Health Professions
  • Telephone:+4411732 82092
  • Email:Sunny.Chan@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Before joining UWE as a Senior Lecturer in March 2022, Dr Sunny Chan worked as an Assistant Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 2018 to 2021. Within these three years, in the role of principal investigator, Dr Chan has obtained research grants such as Early Career Scheme (ECS), General Research Fund (GRF) and the Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF) from Hong Kong, totaling more than £511,000. In the past few years, he has published nearly 30 peer-reviewed journal papers and book chapters.

His research interests mainly focus on mental health, sleep, mood disorder, emotion regulation, and mind-body intervention, specifically on mindfulness and tai chi. He has gained ample clinical experiences in the field of mental health through working in various public hospitals and non-governmental organizations in Hong Kong, including acute psychiatric service, community psychiatric rehabilitation, and psychological intervention for common mental disorders. 

Apart from his endeavor in research, he is also a certified cognitive therapist, private counselor, mindfulness teacher, and tai chi practitioner. He has several years of experience in mindfulness practice and conducting mindfulness-based intervention programme. He even received extensive training on mindfulness in Hong Kong, Beijing, Taiwan and USA.  

Area of expertise

Mind-body intervention, Mindfulness, Tai Chi, East meets West rehabilitation, Mood disorders, Emotion regulation, Sleep, Older people


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