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Dr. Patrick KOR is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research interests include gerontology, cognitive impairment, caregivers support, mindfulness and nursing education. He has received numerous awards for his outstanding teaching and research, including the QS Stars-Wharton Reimagine Education Awards, Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing (US National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence), Hong Kong ICT Award’s Smart People (Smart Education and Learning); Faculty Team Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching, Faculty Distinguished Thesis Award, and Top Cited Article. 

Dr KOR has also secured more than HKD$6,000,000 of external funding as a principal investigator, from various sources such as University Grants Committee, Health, Medical Research Fund, Bright Future Charitable Foundation, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (US), and Nethersole Institute of Continuing Holistic Health Education. Additionally, Dr. KOR has published numerous articles in high impact factor journals, including The Gerontologist, International Journal of Nursing Studies, Experimental Gerontology. He also serves as the editorial board of BMC Geriatrics. 

Dr. KOR is involved in various committees and leadership role, including the Program Leader (Master of Nursing), School Learning and Teaching Committee (SLTC), Research Activity Exercise (RAE) working group, PolyU Institutional Review Board Panel. He is currently accepting postdoctoral fellow and Ph.D. students to mentor. Interested individuals are invited to send their CV and research interests via email.


  • Post-registration Certificate in Intensive Care Nursing, Institute of Advanced Nursing Studies
  • Bachelor of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Master of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


  • Registered Nurse


  • Dementia care
  • Gerontology
  • Caregiver Support
  • Mindfulness based intervention