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Social Sciences scholars awarded grants from the Research Impact Fund 

25 Jan 2019

Dr Leung Ka-man (left) and Dr Pan Jiayan receive grants from the RGC for their research projects.
Dr Leung Ka-man (left) and Dr Pan Jiayan receive grants from the RGC for their research projects.

Two scholars from the Faculty of Social Sciences have received funding from the Research Grants Council’s (RGC) Research Impact Fund (RIF) 2018-19 to carry out research into healthy ageing and social anxiety disorder. 

 

Dr Leung Ka-man, Research Assistant Professor from the Department of Sports and Physical Education, received HK$5.8 million from RGC to conduct a project titled “Healthy ageing through light volley ball promotion in Hong Kong and Mainland China”. 

 

Dr Pan Jiayan, Associate Professor from the Department of Social Work, has secured HK$4.4 million from RGC for a project titled “Development and evaluation of the effectiveness of an online cognitive behavioural intervention program for Hong Kong people with social anxiety disorder”.  

 

The RGC received a total of 164 proposals and provided support for 30 of the projects, including the above two proposals.