Prof. David Man obtained his occupational therapy qualification in Hong Kong, a Master of Sciences in Rehabilitation Studies at Southampton University, UK, and a PhD from The University of Hong Kong. He received neuro-rehabilitation and cognitive therapy training in the USA and the UK. Prof. Man's specialties are in memory research and innovative cognitive rehabilitation for ultimate community reintegration. Use of tele-rehabilitation, virtual reality systems, artificial intelligence and computer-assisted platforms for persons with acquired brain injury, mild cognitive impairment and schizophrenia are recent research foci. He has been the grant holder of many competitive grants including funding from Food & Health Bureau, HKSAR: Health Medical Research Grant, the Health Services Research Grant, Health Care and Promotion Fund. Other major grant includes General Research Grant (Research Grant Council), Fund, Innovation Technology Fund and the IGARD grant (Product Development). Prof. Man has published widely in journals in SCI and SCCI,and in the areas of neurorehabilitation, neuropsychology, geriatrics, rehabilitation psychology, occupational therapy and quality of life. He also developed two patented projects, an expert system in memory rehabilitation, Empowerment Questionnaires (EQ) in persons with brain injury and family caretakers, a Chinese and an online Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test, a Chinese version of the Cambridge Prospective Memory Test, Chinese IADL scale, and three licensing virtual-reality based software. He has been the Associate Head (Research), coordinator of the Neuroscience and Neurological Rehabilitation research group in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences. Currently Prof. Man is the Director of Mental Health Research Centre, a constituent unit under The PolyU Academy of Interdisciplinary Research (PAIR).
Education and Academic Qualifications
- Professional Diploma in Occupational Therapy, Hong Kong Polytechnic
- Master of Science, University of Southampton
- Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong