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Dr Andy Cheng
Open Platform for University Scholars


Assoc. Head(RS) & Associate Professor

D (OHP), PD (OT), PgD (WDP), BSc (H&S), MPhil, PhD, CMIOSH


Dr Cheng is a registered occupational therapist, chartered safety and health practitioner, certified work capacity evaluator, and registered driving assessor. He received his professional training in occupational therapy at former Hong Kong Polytechnic. He got his bachelor’s degree in Health and Safety at the Curtin University and completed his MPhil and PhD in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was the recipient of Canadian Institutes of Health Research Scholarship for postgraduate training on the Work Disability Prevention CIHR Strategic Training Programme at Université de Sherbrooke and University of Toronto. Dr Cheng is the President of the Hong Kong Ergonomics Society, Treasurer of the Chinese Association of Ergonomics Societies, and council member of the International Ergonomics Association. Prior to joining the Department, he worked as an occupational therapist in public hospitals and then ran his own private rehabilitation centres. He has extensive experience in hand rehabilitation and medico-legal evaluation for work-injured cases. Dr. Cheng’s research interests are in the prevention and management of work disability, cancer-related cognitive impairment, and supportive care in cancer survivors particularly in the area of self-management of late effect of cancer treatment and return to work of cancer survivors.

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Master of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Science in Health and Safety, Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia
  • Professional Diploma in Occupational Therapy, Hong Kong Polytechnic

Professional Qualifications

  • Chartered Member of Institution of Occupational Safety and Health

Research Interests

  • Hand and occupational rehabilitation
  • Driver assessment and rehabilitation
  • Ergonomics and work-related musculoskeletal disorders
  • Cancer survivorship

Research Output

  • Cheng, A.S.K., Liu, X., Kwok, C.T.T., Chung, R.C.K., Zeng, Y., & Feuerstein, M. (2019). Chinese translation of a measure of symptom burden, functional limitations, lifestyle, and health care-seeking skills in breast cancer survivors: the Cancer Survivor Profile. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. doi: 10.1007/s11764-019-0733-0.
  • Cheng, A.S.K., Zeng, Y., Liu, X., Liu, S., Cheng, S.W.C., Kwok, C.T.T., Chung, R.C.K., Xie. J., & Feuerstein, M. (2018). Cognitive challenges while at work and work output in breast cancer survivors employed in a rapidly evolving economy, Journal of Cancer Survivorship, doi: 10.1007/s11764-018-0712-x.
  • Luo, S.X., Liu, J.E., Cheng A.S.K., Xiao, S.Q., Su, Y.L., & Feuerstein, M. (2018). Breast Cancer Survivors Report Similar Concerns Related to Return to Work in Developed and Developing Nations, Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, doi: 10.1007/s10926-018-9762-1.
  • Zeng, Y.C., Cheng, A.S.K, Song, T., Sheng, X., Zhang, Y., Liu, X., & Chan, C.C.H. (2017). Subjective cognitive impairment and brain structural networks in Chinese gynaecological cancer survivors compared with age-matched controls: a cross-sectional study, BMC Cancer, Nov 28;17(1):796. doi: 10.1186/s12885-017-3793-4.
  • Zeng, Y.C., Cheng, A.S.K, Liu, X. Y., & Chan, C.C.H. (2017). Cervical cancer survivors' perceived cognitive complaints and supportive care needs in mainland China: a qualitative study. British Medical Journal Open, 17 Jun 22;7(6):e014078. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014078.
  • Zeng, Y.C., Cheng, A.S.K, & Feuerstein, M. (2017). Cognitive Limitations at Work among Employed Breast Cancer Survivors in China. Rehabilitation Nursing, 42(6), 347-353.
  • Cheng, A.S.K, Lau L.O.C., Ma, Y.N.H., Ngai, R.H., & Fong, S.S.L. (2016). Impact of cognitive symptoms on work productivity and quality of life among breast cancer survivors in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy, 28, 15-23.
  • Zeng, Y.C., Cheng, A.S.K., & Chan, C.C.H. (2016). Meta-analysis of the effects of neuropsychological interventions on cognitive function in non-central nervous system cancer survivors. Integrative Cancer Therapies, 15(4), 424-434.
  • Zeng, Y.C., Cheng A.S.K., Liu, X.Y., & Feuerstein, M. (2016). Symptom Profiles, Work Productivity and Quality of Life among Chinese Female Cancer Survivors. Gynecology & Obstetrics. (Sunnyvale) 6:357. doi:10.4172/2161-0932.1000357
  • Cheng, A.S.K., Zeng, Y.C., & Feuerstein, M. (2015). Validation of the Chinese version of the cognitive symptom checklist-work-21 in breast cancer survivors. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 25(4), 685-695.

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