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Dr. Fowie NG

Associate Professor (副教授)

Contact Information
Office: 2101, 21/F, School of Management, Cheung Kung Hai Memorial Building,
90A Shantung Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon Kowloon, Hong Kong
Telephone: (852) 3468 6789

Email : [email protected]


Dr. Ng is currently Associate Professor at the School of Management and Programme Leader of the Bachelor of Health Information and Services Management (Honours) of Tung Wah College. He received his PhD in Health Policy and Management from the University of Hull in UK. Before joining Tung Wah College, he has extensive teaching, research and management experiences at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, SPEED, University of Hong Kong, HKUSPACE, Chinese University of Hong Kong, CUSCS, Hong Kong Baptist University SCE, CityU SCOPE, Open University of Hong Kong and University of Sunderland.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

Author Identifications
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6634-0345
SCOPUS Author ID: 57215580795
Researcher ID (Web of Science): AAZ-6397-2020
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fowie-Ng

PhD in Health Policy and Management, University of Hull, UK
MSc in Health Services Research, University of Hull. UK
Professional Diploma in Occupational Therapy, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BOLT, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Honours and Awards
Top 10 most downloaded papers of the Journal of Clinical Nursing 2019-2020 (COVID-19: Emerging compassion, courage and resilience in the face of misinformation and adversity) https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15231

Champion of the Suggestion Award 2019/2020 of Tung Wah College on 3 Feb 2021
Winner of the First Award of Haier Cup (海爾杯) for Distinguished Papers on Modern Distance Education in China 2001
Zhang WY., Jedege J., Tsui C., Ng F. and Kwok L. (2001), A Research Report on the Administrative work, teaching and evaluation criteria of Open Universities in Asia, Open Education Research, Vol. 29. No. 1, pp. 17-22. (In Chinese)

Teaching Areas
Health Policies and Healthcare Systems
Human Resources in Healthcare
Healthcare Operations Management
Introduction to Health Services Management
Healthcare Information Systems

Research Interests
Health Services Management
Health Information Management
Health Policy
Service Design for Healthcare
Digital Health

End of Life Care

Funded Projects (Selected)
2023-2025 Inclusive Virtual Reality and Mental Well-being in Older Adults (Funding: HK$1,879,388 from Mental Health Initiatives Funding Scheme Phase 2, on-going as Co-I)

2023-2025 Developing a national and values education online learning platform (Funding: HK$6,259,278 from Quality Enhancement Support Scheme, on-going as Project Team Domain Coordinator)

2022-2024 Digital Buddy: Digital Inclusion for the Elderly (Funding: HK$1,929,774 from Mental Health Initiatives Funding Scheme, on-going as Co-I)

2022-2024 Effectiveness of telehealth in preventive care: a randomised controlled trial of tele-exercise programme involving elderly with possible sarcopenia or at risk of fall (Funding: HK$1,258,820 from Health and Medical Research Fund, on-going as Co-Applicant)

2021-2022   A pilot study of telemedicine in Hong Kong: Opportunities and challenges (Funding: HK$49,920 from School Research Grant, Tung Wah College, on-going, as PI)

2011-2012   A Study on Brand Building for Higher Education in Hong Kong: Prospects and Strategies (Funding: HK$200,000 from Central Policy Unit of Hong Kong Government, completed, as member)

2009-2010   Etoolkit in Public Health (Funding: HK$50,000 from Courseware Development Grant, Chinese University of Hong Kong, completed, as PI)

1998-2000   A comparative study of the administrative style, educational processes, and outcomes of selected Asian open universities (Funding: HK$755,500 from Open University of Hong Kong, completed, as member)

1998-1999   In search of collaboration excellence: study of students’ perceptions in non-local courses in Hong Kong by SERVQUAL approach (Funding: HK$49,965 from Open University of Hong Kong, completed, as member)

1995-2002   Charterism and Charterization within Health Services: A Public Choice Analysis of the implementation of the Patient’s Charter in England and Hong Kong (Funding: HK$80,000 PhD staff development project from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, completed, as PI)

1994-1995   A Model of Reformin
g Public Health Care Expenditure in China (Funding: HK$13,500 from departmental research funding, Hong Kong polytechnic University, completed, as PI)

Publications (Selected)
Teo A.C.Y., Ng F.S.F. and Lam L.K.F. (2023), ESG in Health Services: Implications for Healthcare Professional Management in Hong Kong, CPCE Health Conference 2023, SPEED, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 22 April.

Chan K.O.W., Yuen P.P.M., Fong B.Y.F., Law V.T.S., Ng F.S.F., Fung W.C.P., Ng T.K.C. and Cheung I.S. (2023), Acceptance and Safety of Tele-exercise among the older adults at risk of fall: a mixed method study protocol, CPCE Health Conference 2023, SPEED, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 22 April.

Kwan R.Y.C., Ng F., Lai M., Wong D. and Chan S. (2023), The effects of Digital Buddy programme on older adults’ mental well-being: study protocol for a multi-centre, cluster randomized controlled trial, Trials, 24, 95, https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-023-07130-5

Brommeyer M., Whittaker M., Mackay M., Ng F., Liang Z. (2023), Building health service management workforce capacity in the era of health informatics and digital health – A scoping review, International Journal of Medical Informatics, Volume 169, 104909, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2022.104909

Ng F. (2022), Management Strategies in Information System, Technology Adoption and Medical Products for Community Health. In Fong B.Y.F. (ed) Systems Thinking and Sustainable Healthcare Delivery, Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003305637-5

Ng F., Ng H.. and Lai M. (2022), Navigating developments in telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic in Hong Kong: A qualitative analysis, Asia-Pacific Health Leadership Congress, Perth, Australasian College of Health Service Management, 21-23 September.

Ng F., Watson R. and Smith G.D. (2022), Longevity and ageing of world citizens. In Fong B and Law V. (eds) Ageing with Dignity in Hong Kong and Asia: Holistic and Humanistic Care, Springer, Singapore. pp.177-188.

Ng F., Briggs D. and Liu Y. (2021), Smart health communities: From sick care to health care. In: Fong B.Y.F. and Wong M.C.S. (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Public Health and the Community. Routledge, London. pp.302-312.

Ng F.S.F. and Ng H.C.Y. (2021), Telemedicine and telehealth for health and long-term care in Hong Kong: A policy analysis, CPCE Health Conference 2021, SPEED, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 20 September.

Ng F (2020), Digital Health and Telemedicine for Aged-Care: Challenges and Opportunities in Hong Kong, The Tung Wah College 2020 Conference on Transdisciplinary Model of Urban Aged-Care, 31 October (Oral Presentation)

Smith G.D., Ng F. and Watson R. (2020), COVID-19: “Masking the evidence: Perspectives of the COVID-19 pandemic, Editorial, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 00: pp.1-4.

Ng F., Smith G.D., Ma C.C., Li L.W. (2020) Health Seeking Behaviour: Doctor Shopping. In: Fong B., Law V., Lee A. (eds) Primary Care Revisited. Springer, Singapore. pp. 241-252.

Smith G.D., Ng F. and Li W.H.C. (2020), COVID-19: Emerging compassion, courage and resilience in the face of misinformation and adversity, Editorial, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29: pp.1425-1428.

Ng F. and Ma H.C. (2020), Comparative Analysis of Policy in End-of-Life Issues in Hong Kong and Macau, CPCE Health Conference 2020, SPEED, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 13 January.

Ng F. (2019), New Model of ''Internet + Healthcare": case study of online health services in China, in Abstracts from the 7th International Jerusalem Conference on Health Policy, Israel Journal of Health Policy Research, 2019, 8(Suppl 1):69, pg 10-11

Ng F. and Sham A.S.K. (2019), The Changing Landscape of Hong Kong Health System, SHAPE Symposium 2019, La Trobe University, Melbourne, 25 July.

Smith G., Tsoi Y.Y.C., Chan J.Y.F. and Ng F. (2019), Breastfeeding Innovations at District Level: Welcome in Hong Kong?, CPCE Health Conference 2019, SPEED, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 14 Jan.

Ng F., Smith G. and Chau K. (2018), Service Design for Healthcare: Innovations for Better Health Services, CPCE Health Conference 2018, SPEED, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 12 January.

Ng F., Smith G. (2017), Shared Economy and Health Services: Implications for United Kingdom and Hong Kong, CPCE Health Conference 2017, SPEED, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 16 January (Oral Presentation)

Ng F., Smith G. (2016), Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Regulation and Education for Health Care Professionals: A Comparison between the UK and Hong Kong, CPCE Health Conference 2016, SPEED, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 11 January.

Ng F., L Lam (2015), A Comparison Study of Student Acceptance of Mobile Network Services and Mobile Technologies in Hybrid Learning, Hybrid Learning: Innovation in Educational Practices: 8th International Conference, ICHL Wuhan, China, July 27-29, Springer, pp. 334-345

Community/ Professional Contributions (Selected)
Reviewer, Informatics for Health and Social Care, ISSN: 1753-8157 (print), ISSN: 1753-8165 (online)
Reviewer, Cogent Public Health, ISSN: 2770-7571 (online)
Reviewer, Social Science and Medicine, ISSN: 0277-9536
Reviewer, Cogent Medicine, ISSN: 2331-205X (online)
Reviewer, Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, ISSN 2204-3136 (online); ISSN 1833-3818 (print)
Reviewer, Journal of Women & Aging, ISSN: 1540-7322 (online); ISSN: 0895-2841 (print)
Associate, Faculty of Clinical Informatics, UK (FCI)
Vice President and Council Member of the Hong Kong College of Health Service Executives (HKCHSE)
Executive Committee Member of the Hong Kong Community Care Society (HKCCS)
Deputy Chair of the Society for Health Administration Programs in Education, Australia (SHAPE)
Advisor, Institute of Professional Education, Hong Kong Baptist Hospital (HKBH)
Associate Editor (2016-2019), Public Administration and Policy: An Asia-Pacific Journal ISSN: 2517-679X (Emerald)


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