About Chair Prof. Joanne CHUNG Wai Yee



Professor CHUNG is the Dean of School of Nursing and Health Studies of Hong Kong Metropolitan University. She obtained her Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Nursing) from The University of Sydney, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Education from The University of Portsmouth, Master of Health Administration from The University of New South Wales, Australia, Master of Buddhist Studies from The University of Hong Kong (HKU), Master of Science in Acupuncture from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Ph.D. from HKU.

Professor CHUNG is one of the pioneers in translational research particularly in integrating Western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and technology for the purpose of preserving good health.  She publishes extensively, with over 150 papers in many international refereed journals, and has obtained 16 patents.  Her creativity, leadership and perseverance in research activities in the emerging field of digital health and pain study also led her to many international awards. 

Professor CHUNG is also the Distinguished Professor of Guangzhou Medical University and serves various government and non-government organizations like the Assessment Panel for Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector, the Elderly Care Service Industry Training Advisory Committee of the Education Bureau, the Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education, the Executive Committee of the Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care, etc.



Title: How Do We Know Our Client's Emotion in an Intelligent Society?

Emotion is fundamental means of communication for human beings to inform others of their feelings. Unfortunately, there are people who cannot or do not accurately express their emotions, e.g. people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, depression, dementia, emotional disorder, Parkinson’s disease that we commonly encounter in hospital, clinics, schools and community. 

In recent years, the global development in gerontechnology such as 5G technologies, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, big data analytics and robotics enhances older people’s independence and quality of life.  In this digital era, lots of technological inventions for elderly care, like humanoid robots.   The presentation will share an invention which contributes to the further development of humanoid robots, be able to respond appropriately taking into account the emotional state of others.