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跨学科学术研究中心

Multi-Disciplinary Research Centre (MRC)

The Multi-disciplinary Research Centre (MRC) was established by the School of Continuing Education (SCE) in 2016 aiming to expand SCE’s research infrastructure and capacity and facilitate exchanges and collaboration across multiple disciplines and sectors. The MRC was funded by Research Grants Council (RGC) with a grant of HK$6M of the Competitive Research Funding Exercise for Local Self-financing Degree Sector. The MRC comprises of 3 research laboratories, including Active Living Laboratory, Testing and Analytical Laboratory, and Social Science Research Laboratory. Through a community participatory research approach, research findings have been disseminated through report to stakeholders, public seminars/workshops, training sessions, workshops for professionals, journal article, conference abstracts and organisation of conference.

 

 

 

 

Laboratories

MRC User Guidelines and Booking Procedures

 

Active Living Lab (ALL)

The goal of ALL is to advance knowledge of healthy, active living, with an emphasis on the interactions between lifestyle and human health in compact cities like Hong Kong. Located on 5/F HKBU Shek Mun Campus, the ALL is well equipped with a suite of instruments and equipment to facilitate the research process ranging from cardiovascular and respiratory fitness assessment, muscular strength and endurance assessment, body composition assessment to anaerobic fitness assessment. Key equipment includes treadmill integrated with CPX system, back-chest-leg dynamometer and Body Composition Analyzer. To inspire communities and individuals to lead healthy lifestyles, various workshops to reach out to wider community have been organized, such as “Workshops on Disability Sport Theory Learning and Field Practice”, “Elderly Research Workshops” and “Workshop – Evaluation of Physical Fitness and Lifestyle of Older Adults”.  

 

Active Living Lab image
Active Living Lab image
Active Living Lab image
Active Living Lab image

 

 

Testing and Analytical Lab (TAL)

The TAL is well equipped with a range of analytical and environmental monitoring instruments and advanced diagnosis equipment, such as ICP-OES, air samplers, freeze dryer, PM meters, Tomograph and Resistograph. Located on 12/F HKBU Shek Mun Campus, the TAL serves as an environmental science research lab for academics, researchers and students to engage in environmental-related research. The overall goal of TAL is to enhance knowledge in environmental science and the quality of the environment. Thematic workshops have been organized to reach out to industry professionals, government officials and the wider community, such as “Workshop on Advanced Tools and Practices for Detection and Assessment of Internal Tree Decay”, “Workshop on Tree Management Research Session”, and “Workshop – Biochars in Pollution Control: The Potential in the Removal of Heavy Metals”.

 

Testing and Analytical Lab image
Testing and Analytical Lab image
Testing and Analytical Lab image
Testing and Analytical Lab image

 

 

Social Science Research Lab (SSRL)

The SSRL endeavors to offer a computer-oriented laboratory environment to faculty members, researchers and students to conduct social science research. Located on 9/F HKBU Shek Mun Campus, the SSRL serves as a data analysis platform and the SPSS is installed to support data analysis. Various workshops have been organised to enhance research knowledge and skills, such as “Workshop – How the Quota Systems promotes the employment of people with disabilities – a case study of Guangdong Province) and “Case Study Research: Design, Methods and Writing”.

 

Social Science Research Lab image
Social Science Research Lab image
Social Science Research Lab image
Social Science Research Lab image

 

 


Research-related events/ activities

The MRC had led to the initiation of a diverse range of research and practical/training workshops and conference/ press conference with organisations/ personnel in different disciplines to enhance the interest and atmosphere of research among the staff and students. Some examples are:

 

Enhancing quality of life and human health

 In collaboration with Department of Sports and Physical Education

Speakers/ organisations: 

Dr. Allison Wong of Hong Kong Sports Association for the Persons with Intellectual Disability;

Mr. Ricky Lau and Miss Tse Sau Kam of Hong Kong Paralympic Committee;

Sports Association for the Physically Disabled

In collaboration with Department of Sports and Physical Education

Speakers/ organisations: 

Dr. Allison Wong of Hong Kong Sports Association for the Persons with Intellectual Disability;

Mr. Ricky Lau and Miss Tse Sau Kam of Hong Kong Paralympic Committee;

Sports Association for the Physically Disabled

In collaboration with 4 Elderly centres:
1. C & M A – Cheung Hang Neighborhood Elderly Centre

2. The Hong Kong Society for the Aged – Sage Wong Wha San Memorial Neighbourhood Elderly Centre

3. Pok Oi Hospital – Mr. Kwok Hing Kwan Neighbourhood Elderly Centre

4. Pok Oi Hospital – Mrs. Wong Tung Yuen District Elder Community Centre

Speakers/ organisations: 

Mr. Wu Shing, Lecturer of Department of Physical Education

Elderly Research Workshops image
Elderly Research Workshops image

In collaboration with Department of Sports and Physical Education

Speakers/ organisations: 

Prof. Ralf Schwarzer of Freie University of Berlin, Germany; Prof. Sonia Lippke of Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

Speakers/ organisations: 

Mr. Wu Shing, Lecturer of Department of Sport and Physical Education;

Dr. Sindy Lau, Research Associate of MRC

Workshops – Evaluation of Physical Fitness and Lifestyle of Older Adults image
Workshops – Evaluation of Physical Fitness and Lifestyle of Older Adults image

In collaboration with The Hong Kong Joint Council of Parents of the Mentally Handicapped

Speakers/ organisations: 

Dr. Sam Lau, Principal Lecturer, School of Continuing Education;

Ms. Isabel Chen, Centre-in-Charge, The Hong Kong Joint Council of Parents of the Mentally Handicapped;

Mr. Haston Liu, President, Hong Kong Dental Association Ltd.;

Parent representatives.

Media coverage: 

Press Conference on the Survey Findings on Dental Services for Persons with Intellectual Disability image
Press Conference on the Survey Findings on Dental Services for Persons with Intellectual Disability image

 

Enhancing conservation and management of the environment

Speakers/ organisations: 

Mr. Kevin K. Eckert, President, Managing Director and Chief Consulting Arborist of Arbor Global Hong Kong Ltd. and Arbor Global USA

Workshop on Advanced Tools and Practices for Detection and Assessment of Internal Tree Decay Workshop on Adventure-based Learning for the Future image
Workshop on Advanced Tools and Practices for Detection and Assessment of Internal Tree Decay Workshop on Adventure-based Learning for the Future image

Speakers/ organisations: 

Dr. Peter Yau, Tree Expert & Managing Director of PSY Pty Ltd, Australia

Speakers/ organisations: 

Dr. Alvin Tang, Tree Expert and Lecturer in Tree Management

Workshop on Tree Management Research Session image
Workshop on Tree Management Research Session image

Speakers/ organisations: 

Dr. Sam Lau, Principal Lecturer, School of Continuing Education;

Dr. Wallis Lam, Research Associate, Multi-disciplinary Research Centre, School of Continuing Education

Workshop - Biochars in Pollution Control: The Potential in the Removal of Heavy Metals image
Workshop - Biochars in Pollution Control: The Potential in the Removal of Heavy Metals image

In collaboration with Institute of Bioresources and Agriculture, HKBU

Speakers/ organisations: 

Mr. Andy Lipkis, Founder of TreePeople, USA

Workshop on Tree Management Research Session image
Workshop on Tree Management Research Session image

 

Enhancing research knowledge and skills

In collaboration with Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Social Policy, Faculty of Social Sciences, HKBU

Speakers/ organisations: 

Mrs. Anna Wong, Consultant, Channel Plus Ltd / Part-time Lecturer of Social Work Department / Registered Social Worker

Workshop - How the Quota Systems promotes the employment of people with disabilities - a case study of Guangdong Province image
Workshop - How the Quota Systems promotes the employment of people with disabilities - a case study of Guangdong Province image

In collaboration with Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Human Resources Management, School of Business, HKBU

Speakers/ organisations: 

Dr. Caleb Chen, Research Associate of Chinese Businesses Case Centre, School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University

Case Study Research: Design, Methods and Writing image
Case Study Research: Design, Methods and Writing image

Speakers/ organisations: 

Dr. Sam Lau, Principal Lecturer, School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong Baptist University;

Dr. Ruby Chiu, Research Associate, Multi-disciplinary Research Centre, School of Continuing Education;

Dr. Wallis Lam, Research Associate, Multi-disciplinary Research Centre, School of Continuing Education.

Workshop on Research training for New Student Helpers of Testing and Analytical Research Laboratory image
Workshop on Research training for New Student Helpers of Testing and Analytical Research Laboratory image

Speakers/ organisations:

  • Prof. Thomas L. McKenzie of San Diego State University, USA
  • Prof. Sonia Lippke of Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
  • Prof. Julien S. Baker of University of the West of Scotland, UK
  • Prof. Sebastien Chastin of Glasgow Caledonian University, U.K. and Ghent University, Belgium
  • Prof. Cecilie Thøgersen-Ntoumani of Curtin University, Australia
  • Dr. Jason A. Bennie of University of Southern Queensland, Australia
  • Prof. Gladys Shuk Fong Li of National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
  • Prof. Hsiu-Hua Wang of National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
  • Prof. Bik Chu Chow of Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
  • Dr. Allison Wong of Hong Kong Sports Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability
  • Department of Sport and Physical Education, HKBU
  • Dr. Stephen Hui Research Centre for Physical Recreation and Wellness
2018 International Conference on Active Living and Health image
2018 International Conference on Active Living and Health image

 

 

 


Achievements

The MRC had facilitated the establishment of research culture of SCE and served as a centralized platform to promote communication, exchange and collaboration of research and to support staff and students to carry out research in their related discipline: