Social Work Theory & Practice
Human Behavior in Social Environment
Dr Chitat CHAN is an assistant professor at the Department of Applied Social Sciences of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, his research focuses on the interplay between human behavior and new media technology (ICT), particularly issues related to behavioral interventions, youth, self and identity. He got his social work degree from the Hong Kong Baptist University, MPhil from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and PhD from the Institute of Education, University of London. Before his current academic position, he has been a school social worker, a secondary school teacher, and a manager in an education technology company. Dr. Chan’s unique career path presents a good blend of frontline, management, and academic experience, which makes him an effective leader in large scale projects requiring multidisciplinary and multilevel collaborations.
Chan, Chitat, Fung, H. W., Choi, T. M., & Ross, C. A. (2017). Using online methods to develop and examine the Hong Kong Chinese translation of the Dissociative Experiences Scale. Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work, 14(2), 70-85. doi:10.1080/23761407.2017.1298073
Chan, Chitat., & Holosko, Michael. J. (2017). Selected recent articles about Chinese instrument/scale development and intervention research. Research on Social Work Practice, 27(1). doi:10.1177/1049731516659541
Chan, Chitat. & Holosko, Michael. J. (2016). An overview of the use of Mechanical Turk in behavioral sciences: Implications for social work. Research on Social Work Practice. 26(4). 441-448 doi:10.1177/1049731515594024
Chan, Chitat. & Holosko, Michael J. (2016). A review of information and communication technology enhanced social work interventions. Research on Social Work Practice, 26(1), 88-100. doi:10.1177/1049731515578884
Chan, Chitat. (2013). Young activists and the anti-patriotic education movement in postcolonial Hong Kong: some insights from Twitter. Journal of Citizenship, Social and Economics Education. 12(3). 148 - 162. doi:dx.doi.org/10.2304/csee.2013.12.3.148
Chan, Chitat. & Ting, W.F. (2012). The deficit representation of youth at different levels of curriculum-making: a case study on the Liberal Studies curriculum in Hong Kong. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. 33(4). 529 -544. doi:10.1080/01596306.2012.692960
Chan, Chitat. , Ngai, K. H., K.H. & Wong, C. K. (2012). Using photographs in narrative therapy to externalise the problem: A substance abuse case. Journal of Systemic Therapies. 31(2). 1 - 17. doi:10.1521/jsyt.2012.31.2.1
Chan, Chitat. (2010). Revisiting the 'self' in self-directed inquiry learning: a heuristic case study of an independent media production directed by students. The International Journal of Learning. 17(4). 131 - 144.
Shek, D.T.L. & Chan, Chitat. (2011). Perceptions of adolescents amongst teachers and social workers in the context of training programs in Hong Kong. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. 23(4). 373 - 378. doi:10.1515/IJAMH.2011.035
Shek, D.T.L. & Chan, Chitat. (2011). Qualitative evaluation of the secondary 3 training program of the project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. 23(4). 351 - 356. doi:10.1515/IJAMH.2011.032
Shek, D.T.L. & Chan, Chitat. (2011). Secondary 1 training program of the project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong: Qualitative evaluation findings. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. 23(4). 365 - 371. doi:10.1515/IJAMH.2011.034
Shek, D.T.L. & Chan, Chitat. (2010). Qualitative evaluation of the project P.A.T.H.S. based on junior secondary school students in Hong Kong. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. 22(4). 511 - 525. doi:10.1515/IJAMH.2010.22.4.511
Chan, C., & Ho, C. Y. S. (2017). Youth-at risk of socio-economic exclusion, information and communication technology, and case management practice. In M. J. Holosko (Ed.), Case Studies from the Frontlines: Social Work Case Management (pp. 223-233). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Chan, Chitat. (PI). Ethical Challenges in Cyber Youth Work – An Exploratory Study(Departmental General Research Fund, APSS, PolyU, 2016-2017)
Chan, Chitat. (PI). Digital Photo Story in Narrative Practice: A Pilot Trial (Professional Practice and Assessment Centre, PolyU, 2016-2017)
Chan, Chitat. (PI). Evaluation Study of Cyber Youth Outreach Project (Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, 2015-2018)
Chan, Chitat. (PI). Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Human Services: Toward a Credit-bearing Course offered by APSS (Start-up Fund, PolyU, 2016-2017)