Cally Kwong Mei Wan Endowed Professorship
in Psychosocial Health
(previously in Culture and Art)




“In its more than 3,000 years
of history and 5,000 years of
civilization, China’s culture
and arts have had a big
impact on people. It is my
hope that through the
promotion and study of
them, more people will be
aware of our traditional
virtues and develop
positive personal traits
including strong
compassion and

Miss Cally Kwong Mei-wan


Miss Cally Kwong Mei-wan, a showbiz figure-turned jewellery business owner, is Chairman of Cally K Jewellery Limited. Miss Kwong holds a Graduate Gemologist Diploma from the Gemological Institute of America and a Calligraphy Education Diploma from the City University of Hong Kong. She has been invited to act as judge for various competitions, including the Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition and the International Jewellery Design Excellence Award 2013.

In the Chinese Mainland, she is honorary principal of 50 schools, having funded their construction, and founder of the Cally Kwong Juvenile Activities Center in Jiujiang, Jiangxi, where she is guest lecturer at Jiujiang Vocational University – a post she also holds at Nanchang University. In 2008, she was named among the Jiangxi’s top ten philanthropists. Miss Kwong holds a number of important positions, including Director of the China Overseas Friendship Association, a member of the Jiangxi Provincial Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and Vice Director of the Jiangxi Overseas Friendship Association. In Hong Kong, an author of beauty and inspirational books, she is also Deputy Director of the Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA) World Headquarters Social Charity Committee and President of the BLIA of Hong Kong. Miss Kwong has generously supported the development of PolyU. In 2012, she was awarded a University Fellowship by PolyU and is currently a member of the Fund-raising Committee under the PolyU Council.

Professor Hector Tsang


Professor Hector Tsang is currently the Professor and Head of Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. He joined The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1997 after obtaining his Ph.D. degree from the University of Hong Kong. Before embarking on the career in research, Professor Tsang worked as occupational therapist in various hospitals. Professor Tsang was promoted to Associate Professor in 2002, and Professor in 2010. In 2017, he was appointed as Head of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. In 2007, he spent his sabbatical at the School of Medicine at Yale University.

Professor Tsang's research interests include neuropsychiatric and vocational rehabilitation of people with mental illness, East meets West approaches in rehabilitation, and stress management with CAM approaches. He has more than 200 publications and altogether secured 70 million research grants from Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Mainland China, and the United States. He was one of the small group of pioneering researchers in PolyU to receive fund from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in USA in collaboration with researchers from the University of Chicago. Professor Tsang is a prolific scholar and one of the top ten highly cited researchers in the field of occupational therapy around the world. He used to be the Associate Editor serving the American Journal of Occupational Therapy as the top journal in the discipline from 2002 to 2016. He is now the Associate Editor of Administration and Policy in Mental Health Services and reviewer of over 100 journals indexed in SCI/SSCI including Biological Psychiatry, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Schizophrenia Research, and American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. He was the first person to receive the Award of Outstanding Professional Service from the Hong Kong Occupational Therapy Association in 2018.

Professor Tsang is also Honorary Professor of the University of Hong Kong, and Visiting Professor of Peking University, Sichuan University, Kunming Medical University, and Guangzhou Medical University. He currently leads a large-scale consultancy project on the review of Rehabilitation Programme Plan (RPP) in Hong Kong, sits in the Steering Committee on Primary Health, and serves at the Assessment and Monitoring Sub-Committee of the Quality Education Fund of the Government of the HKSAR. He is also the principal investigator of another large-scale project on the rehabilitation program for early intervention and recovery enhancement of people with severe mental illness in Hong Kong and Beijing.

Appointed as the Cally Kwong Mei Wan Professor in Psychosocial Health, Professor Tsang will further the study in mind-body exercises and other East meets West approaches, especially the application to elderly. He will also promote the development of assistive technologies to improve psychosocial health of people in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

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Last update: Oct 2018

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