HKBU confers title of Emeritus Professor on Professor Frank Fu
28 Dec 2016
The University announced the conferment of the title of Emeritus Professor on Professor Frank Fu, effective 1 January 2017, for his distinguished and sustained contributions to academic work and the University’s activities during his service of over 24 years. He is currently Associate Vice-President, Chair Professor in Physical Education and Sports Science, Director of the Dr Stephen Hui Research Centre for Physical Recreation and Wellness, and Secretary-General of the HKBU Foundation.
Professor Fu has made enormous contributions to the development of the Faculty of Social Sciences and HKBU. He joined the then Hong Kong Baptist College in 1992 as Reader and Head of the Department of Physical Education. Professor Fu was promoted to Chair Professor in Physical Education and Sports Science in 1998 and was Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences from 2000 to 2010. In 2004, Professor Fu was appointed Associate Vice-President of the University to assist in special capital projects and later to focus on building community relations. For over a decade, he has been playing a significant role in developing and driving the fundraising campaigns of the University. In addition, Professor Fu has been leading various administrative offices in coordinating the University’s 55th and 60th anniversary celebrations. He has been the Supervisor of the HKBU Affiliated School Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School since 2006.
A prolific scholar in the areas of exercise physiology and fitness, Professor Fu has published over 120 refereed articles in renowned international journals, and over the years, he has delivered over 130 lectures or presentations at conferences or seminars around the world. His research was supported by various funding bodies and covers development of sports culture; physical fitness and psychological profile of different populations; exercise prescriptions and intervention programmes; quality of life and wellness; historical studies on the development of physical education and sport in Hong Kong; cardiovascular risk factors and lifestyle management; cardio-respiratory functions and selected biomarkers of endurance athletes; and implications of air pollution and high altitude training on physical activity and health fitness.
He has been very active in public service for the development of sports science in Hong Kong. He has served as Chairman on a number of committees in public bodies, including the Elite Sports Committee, Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science and the Hong Kong Coaching Committee. He is currently Chairman of the Anti-Doping Committee and the Hong Kong Olympic Academy.
Professor Fu is devoted to advancing sport development in Hong Kong. His excellent performance was recognised by the Hong Kong SAR Government with the appointment as Justice of the Peace and the awarding of the Medal of Honour.