Design Education/ Research/ Professional Engagement

2021-2024

Visiting Professor at Design School Kolding in collaboration with BEVICA Foundation in Denmark to re-introduce the concept of Universal Design (UD) into the school curriculum with aim to balance between academic and real-life practice

Since 2017             

CEO & Co-founder, Enable Foundation, Hong Kong based design research and education charity 

Since 2017             

Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor, Design Department, Linnaeus University, Sweden   

2013-2017    

Founding Director of HKDI DESIS Lab for Social Design Research, Hong Kong Design Institute, Vocational Training Council (VTC) 

Since 2004             

Founding Director of EXHIBIT at Golden Lane Estate CIC, London, UK 

2000 - 2012   

Research Fellow/Leader of Education Programme at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, London, UK 



Awards

2017

Winner of British Council Alumni Award 2017 – Social Impact (https://www.britishcouncil.hk/en/study-uk/alumni/alumniawards)

2014

Asia Social Innovation Awards 2014 on Best Development Potential Award and Best Multimedia Award for HKDI DESIS Lab

2012

Honorary Fellow, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2011

UK-China Fellow of Excellence, Department of Business, Innovation and Skill (BIS), UK

2011

EPSRC’s Public Engagement Award, UK

2009

Connections through Culture Development Grant winner, British Council, UK


Education

2010

Postgraduate Certificate in Research Supervisors’ Training, UK

2009

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, UK

2002-2007

PhD in Design, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

1998-2000

MA in Architecture, Royal College of Art, UK

1993-1996

BA (Hon) in Interior Design, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

1993

Diploma in Design, Swire School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University