Dr CHAN Chitat 陳智達博士
PgDip (Theatre Studies)
Technology in social work
Self & Identity
Social Work Theory & Practice
Human Behavior in Social Environment
Dr Chitat Chan is an assistant professor at the Department of Applied Social Sciences of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, his research centers around youth identity, storytelling, and technology. Dr Chan worked in the social work sector in 1990s, worked in the secondary education sector in 2000s, and started working in the tertiary education sector in 2010. For years, he has been using various narrative means, such as theatre, photos, videos, and multimedia to work with different social groups to explore their strengths and voices. He received his social work degree from the Hong Kong Baptist University, Postgraduate Diploma in Theatre Studies from HKU SPACE, MPhil from the PolyU, and PhD from UCL Institute of Education. In 2019, Dr Chan launched Human Libraries Hub, which supports the education sector and the public to deeper understand various real-life stories, aiming to promote social connectedness and inclusiveness.
Chan, Chitat, & Holosko, M. (in press). Utilizing youth media practice to influence change: A pretest-posttest study. Research on Social Work Practice.
Chan, Chitat., & Ngai, S. S. Y. (2018). Utilizing social media for social work: Insights from clients in online youth services (e-pub ahead of print). Journal of Social Work Practice. doi:10.1080/02650533.2018.1504286
Cheung, J. C. S., Chan, K. H. W., Lui, Y. W., Tsui, M. S., & Chan, Chitat. (2018). Psychological Well-Being and Adolescents’ Internet Addiction: A School-Based Cross-Sectional Study in Hong Kong. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 1-11. doi:10.1007/s10560-018-0543-7
Fung, H. W., Choi, T. M., Chan, C., & Ross, C. A. (2018). Psychometric properties of the pathological dissociation measures among Chinese – a pilot study using online methods. Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work, 15(4), 371-384. doi:10.1080/23761407.2018.1456995
Chan, Chitat. (2018). Analysing social networks for social work practice: A case study of the Facebook fan page of an online youth outreach project. Children and Youth Services Review, 85, 143-150. doi:10.1016/j.childyouth.2017.12.021
Chan, Chitat, Fung, H. W., Choi, T. M., & Ross, C. A. (2017). Using online methods to develop and examine the Hong Kong Chinese translation of the Dissociative Experiences Scale. Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work, 14(2), 70-85. doi:10.1080/23761407.2017.1298073
Chan, Chitat., & Holosko, Michael. J. (2017). Selected recent articles about Chinese instrument/scale development and intervention research. Research on Social Work Practice, 27(1). doi:10.1177/1049731516659541
Chan, Chitat. & Holosko, Michael. J. (2016). An overview of the use of Mechanical Turk in behavioral sciences: Implications for social work. Research on Social Work Practice. 26(4). 441-448 doi:10.1177/1049731515594024
Chan, Chitat. & Holosko, Michael J. (2016). A review of information and communication technology enhanced social work interventions. Research on Social Work Practice, 26(1), 88-100. doi:10.1177/1049731515578884
Chan, Chitat. (2013). Young activists and the anti-patriotic education movement in postcolonial Hong Kong: some insights from Twitter. Journal of Citizenship, Social and Economics Education. 12(3). 148 - 162. doi:dx.doi.org/10.2304/csee.2013.12.3.148
Chan, Chitat. & Ting, W.F. (2012). The deficit representation of youth at different levels of curriculum-making: a case study on the Liberal Studies curriculum in Hong Kong. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. 33(4). 529 -544. doi:10.1080/01596306.2012.692960
Chan, Chitat. , Ngai, K. H., K.H. & Wong, C. K. (2012). Using photographs in narrative therapy to externalise the problem: A substance abuse case. Journal of Systemic Therapies. 31(2). 1 - 17. doi:10.1521/jsyt.2012.31.2.1
Chan, Chitat. (2010). Revisiting the 'self' in self-directed inquiry learning: a heuristic case study of an independent media production directed by students. The International Journal of Learning. 17(4). 131 - 144.
Shek, D.T.L. & Chan, Chitat. (2011). Perceptions of adolescents amongst teachers and social workers in the context of training programs in Hong Kong. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. 23(4). 373 - 378. doi:10.1515/IJAMH.2011.035
Shek, D.T.L. & Chan, Chitat. (2011). Qualitative evaluation of the secondary 3 training program of the project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. 23(4). 351 - 356. doi:10.1515/IJAMH.2011.032
Shek, D.T.L. & Chan, Chitat. (2011). Secondary 1 training program of the project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong: Qualitative evaluation findings. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. 23(4). 365 - 371. doi:10.1515/IJAMH.2011.034
Shek, D.T.L. & Chan, Chitat. (2010). Qualitative evaluation of the project P.A.T.H.S. based on junior secondary school students in Hong Kong. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. 22(4). 511 - 525. doi:10.1515/IJAMH.2010.22.4.511
Chan, Chitat, & Yau, C. (in press). Digital storytelling for social work interventions. In E. Mullen (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Social Work. New York: Oxford University Press.
Chan, Chitat., & Ho, C. Y. S. (2017). Youth-at risk of socio-economic exclusion, information and communication technology, and case management practice. In M. J. Holosko (Ed.), Case Studies from the Frontlines: Social Work Case Management (pp. 223-233). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Scholarly Books & Monographs:
陳智達 (2018). 雅集新高中通識教育系列:個人成長與人際關係(第四版). 香港: 雅集出版社
Current Research Projects :
Chan, Chitat. (PI). Ethical Challenges in Cyber Youth Work – An Exploratory Study (Departmental General Research Fund, APSS, PolyU, 2016-2017)
Chan, Chitat. (PI). Evaluation Study of Cyber Youth Outreach Project (HKJC Charities Trust, 2016-2019)
Chan, Chitat. (PI). Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Human Services: Toward a Credit-bearing Course offered by APSS (Start-up Fund, PolyU, 2016-2019)
Chan, Chitat. (PI). Digital Photo Story in Narrative Practice: A Pilot Trial (Professional Practice and Assessment Centre, PolyU, 2016-2017)
Chan, Chitat. (PI). Nurturing adolescents’ critical thinking disposition through youth media practice: A randomized controlled trial (ECS, RGC, 2018-2019)
Chan, Chitat. (PI). A Peer-to-Peer Online Sharing Platform of Chinese Research Instruments in Health and Social Sciences (Faculty Collaborative Research Scheme between Social Sciences and Health Sciences, FHSS, PolyU, 2018-2020)
Chan, Chitat. (PI). The Tendency of Closed-mindedness in Different Web-based Project Learning Designs in Civic Education – Argumentative Writing, Propaganda Production, and Scoping Review (GRF, RGC, 2019-2020)
Professional & Community Service:
Associate Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Technology in Human Services (2017-2018)
Editorial Board Member, Research on Social Work Practice (2016-2017)