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Dr Arkers K .C. Wong
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Dr Arkers WONG

Associate Professor


Dr. Arkers Wong is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he has been recognized for his extensive experience in nursing education, and research. He has received numerous awards for his teaching and research, including the University Grants Committee (UGC) Teaching Award, 2024 International Sigma Emerging Nurse Researcher/Scholar, QS Stars-Wharton Reimagine Education Awards, Faculty Team Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching, the School of Nursing Teaching Prize (Individual), Faculty Distinguished Thesis Award, and Best Research Paper Award.

Dr. Wong is an active board member of the Hong Kong College of Education and Research in Nursing (HKCERN), Hong Kong Jockey Club Innovative Learning Centre for Medicine (HKJCILCM), Pi Lota Chapter, and Nursing Council of Hong Kong. He has also secured more than HKD$50,000,000 of external funding as a principal investigator, from sources such as Li Ka Shing Foundation Fund, Health and Medical Research Fund, General Research Fund, Chinese Medicine development Fund, Health and Medical Research Fellowship, and The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund, The Government of HKSAR.

Dr. Wong's research interests include telehealth, mobile health (mHealth), primary health care, self-care, and health promotion and prevention. He has published numerous articles in high impact factor journals, including Age and Ageing (IF: 12.782) and JAMA network (IF: 13.37). Additionally, he serves as a Guest Editor of the Journal of Advanced Nursing (IF: 3.057), an Academic Editor of PLOS ONE (IF: 3.752), a Topic Editor of Frontiers in Psychiatry (IF: 4.687), and a reviewer for many journals in nursing, healthcare, and multidisciplinary fields.

Dr. Wong's research findings have been featured in over 35 local and international media outlets, including the South China Morning Post, the Standard, Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), Now TV, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), China Central Television (CCTV), and China Times.

In addition to his academic and research accomplishments, Dr. Wong is also an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Institute for Higher Education Research and Development (IHERD), and the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing (HKAN). These designations reflect his commitment to advancing the nursing profession and promoting excellence in nursing education and practice. Dr. Wong's expertise as an APN and his dedication to nursing education and research have contributed significantly to the development of nursing practice and education in Hong Kong and beyond.

At the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Dr. Wong is involved in various committees and initiatives, including the School Research Committee (SRC), Research Activity Exercise (RAE) working group, International Rankings Strategy (IRS) group, Departmental Staffing Committee (DSC), The Ministry of Education ((MoE) Committee, School Health, Safety, and Environmental Committee (SHSEC), Strategic Plan Initiatives Selection panel, School of Design Board, and Student Academic Advisor. He also serves as a specialty coordinator for MSc in Nursing, an overseas exchange coordinator, and a mentor for the PolyU Junior Research Mentoring Programme and is currently accepting postdoctoral fellow students and Ph.D. students to mentor. Interested individuals are invited to send their CV and research interests via email.

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Master of Science in Management (Health Services Management), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Professional Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse

Research Interests

  • Telehealth/ Telemedicine
  • mHealth
  • Health promotion and prevention
  • Self-care
  • Interdisciplinary care
  • Transitional care
  • Healthy aging
  • Aging-in-place
  • Community health
  • Telecare

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