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Professor. Sally CHAN

President of TWC

Director of TRC-DMH

Professor Sally Chan is the third President of the Tung Wah College (TWC). 

Sally is a global healthcare educator and researcher.  Her career influences the tripartite mission of research, education and practice. She focuses on translating evidence to improve mental healthcare outcomes, implementing teaching innovations, and mentoring new generations of healthcare professionals. Supported by more than 120 funded studies, more than 400 publications in international healthcare journals and international presentations, Sally has developed and sustained international inter-institutional partnerships. The results of her sustained research agenda and scholarship have made a recognized impact on healthcare practice and education in the Region. She was the Deputy Director of the Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health at the University of Newcastle, Australia from 2016-2020 and the Project holder of the Translational Centre for Digital Mental Health from January 2024 at the Tung Wah College.

Sally has served on the editorial and advisory board of many renowned journals. She was a former member of the World Health Organization (WHO) to the Primary Care Consultation group for Revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorder; former member of the Expert Group on Mental Health Services appointed by the Hong Kong SAR Government; and the National Nursing Task Force appointed by the Singapore Government. 

Sally is on the list of the World's top 2% Scientists (2020) and the top 2% most-cited scientists in 2021, 2022 and 2023 released by the Stanford University. She has been honoured for her significant and sustained contribution to nursing which improved the nursing profession and the people it serves. In 2013, she has been awarded the ‘International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame’ by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honours Society of Nursing. She was also inducted into the Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2013.  In 2017, she received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In 2018, she received Research Supervision Excellence Award from the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle. She also received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Hong Kong College of Mental Health Nursing.  In 2022, she received the Honorary Fellowship awarded by the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing as well as Fellow Ad Eundem by Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery in recognition of her achievements in nursing and midwifery, healthcare, education and research. In 2023, she received the Senior Fellowship Award from the Social Enterprise Research Academy Asia.


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