Dr Ben FONG
|2019 - 2020||1. Inspiring Teaching Award and 2. Caring Teacher Award, in the SPEED Teaching Awards 2019/20, School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University|
|2018 - 2019||CPCE Outstanding Service Performance/Achievement Award 2018/19|
|2018 - 2019||Outstanding Reviewer for Public Administration and Policy in the 2019 Emerald Literati Awards.|
|2021 - 2024||Adjunct Associate Professor in the Hong Kong Institute of Integrated Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong|
|2020 - Now||Vice-chairman of the Clinical Governing Committee of the Jockey Club Home for Hospice|
|2020 - 2022||Honorary Programme Advisor of the Bachelor of Management (Honours) in Health Services and Information Management Programme offered by the School of Management at Tung Wah College.|
|2019 - 2020||Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee, Jockey Club Home for Hospice, Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care. |
|2017 - Now||President, Hong Kong College of Community Health Practitioners|
|2011 - Now||Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in Family Medicine, The University of Hong Kong|
|2004 - Now||Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Chinese Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong|
|1996 - Now||Clinical Associate Professor (Honorary) in Family Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong|
|1996 - Now||Hong Kong Practitioner, Journal of the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians|
|2022 - 2023||Co-Investigator of project, with Principal Investigator, Dr Wilson Leung, College of Professional and Continuing Education, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, “Investigating the Motivators and Obstacles of Mobile Health Apps Adoption and Continuance by Elderly: A Longitudinal Study using Extended Expectation-Confirmation Theory”, HK$465,850 funded by the Faculty Development Scheme (FDS), Research Grants Council (RGC) Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector 2020/21, for 2 years, 1 January 2022 – 31 December 2023. [Reference No. UGC/FDS24/B08/21] |
|2021 - 2022||Co-Investigator of project, with Principal Investigator, Dr Oscar Chiu, College of Professional and Continuing Education, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, “Pedagogic design of incorporating systems thinking in chemical education for a sustainable future”, HK$26,116 funded by CPCE Teaching Research / Excellence Funding 2020/21, for 18 months: 03/06/2021 – 02/12/2022. [Reference No. : SEHS-TF-2021-005(J)]|
|2021 - 2022||Co-Investigator of project, “The Innovative Combination of Hong Kong's Brand Strength and the Mainland's Advanced Manufacturing Technology in Developing the Greater Bay Area as a Centre of High-quality Proprietary Chinese Medicine”, under the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK$565,892 funded by the Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme, the Hong Kong SAR Government, for 12 months starting on 18 August 2021. [Project Number: 2021.A4.073.21A]|
|2021 - 2022||Co-Investigator of project, “To Give or Not to Give? Investigating the Effects of Trust on Time Banking Participation: A Longitudinal Study in Hong Kong Aging Population”, $713,100 funded by the Faculty Development Scheme (FDS), Research Grants Council (RGC) Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector 2020/21, for 2 years, 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2022. [Reference No. UGC/FDS24/B04/20]
The findings of this research can help (1) NGOs to identify the key factors of trust building at different points of time; (2) NGOs to improve the participation rate of time banking; (3) policymakers to launch the time banking program in different organizations for alleviating the excessive burden on the public health care system and attract more manpower for elderly care services; and (4) contribute to the trust and time banking literature.
|2020 - 2022||Co-Investigator of project, “Professional Traineeship Programme for First-time Job-seekers: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning research (MEL)”, under the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK$14,320,000, funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club.|
|2018 - 2022||Team Leader of Project - Director of CAHMR, A RGC Funded Project of $2,455,974 in the Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector in 2018/19 - “Establishment of Centre for Ageing and Healthcare Management Research (CAHMR)” at PolyU SPEED. [Reference No. UGC/IDS24/18]
PolyU SPEED aspires to make a difference to our community. One grand challenge facing Hong Kong today is the wellbeing of an ageing population and its impacts on the sustainability of the health and long-term care system. The Chief Executive, in the 2017 Policy Address, raised her concerns on the care for the elderly and pledged to devise a variety of support measures for elderly care services. It is clear that more concerted efforts among researchers, practitioners and policy makers are needed to tackle this grand challenge.
To respond to this challenge, SPEED proposes to establish the Centre for Ageing and Healthcare Management Research (CAHMR), leveraging the expertise and interest among faculty members, connecting them from a diverse array of disciplines and cultivating their scholarship in the realms of health care, health services management, finance, information technology, data science, public policy, marketing and hospitality management. The goal is to develop CAHMR into a centre of excellence with four fundamental objectives:
(1) generating novel and useful knowledge;
(2) developing research capabilities of faculty members;
(3) sharing insights with stakeholders; and
(4) informing curriculum development across related academic programmes.
Specific deliverables from this project include an efficient research infrastructure, regular network building conferences, impactful publications, relevant curriculum, and stakeholder dialogues.
|2018 - 2020||Co-investigator of the Project, $723,116.00 funded by HMRF-Health Promotion of the Government, with the title of "Development and evaluation of a culturally-relevant alcohol harms reduction programme for tertiary education students in Hong Kong". [Reference No. 01170608]
This project’s objectives are to develop and evaluate a culturally-relevant alcohol harms reduction program for Hong Kong tertiary education students. The programme would include not only informational content, but will also increase positive expectancies of alcohol-free socialization and equip students with harms-minimization skills. The target is 15% reduction in past -month binge drinking and reported alcohol-reported harms as compared with the non-intervention subjects at each assessment point.
|2018 - 2019||Team Member of STEM Maker Project, $492,600 awarded by Quality Education Fund
The project aims at enhancing teachers' professional capacity in implementing STEM education as well as students' interest in Science and application of cross-curricula knowledge for problem-solving through developing learning and teaching resources and providing professional training for teachers in secondary schools.