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Cecilia Ka Yuk Chan

Professor/Director Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre, University of Hong Kong

Cecilia Ka Yuk Chan is Professor at the Faculty of Education and the Director at the Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre (TALIC) in the University of Hong Kong (HKU). She has a dual cultural and disciplinary background, with expertise in engineering and education, and has played a key role in enhancing engineering education and teaching and learning in higher education. Prof. Chan has led and conducted research in the areas of assessment, feedback, experiential learning, technology enhanced learning, and 21st century skills and has been involved in over 40 research projects worldwide. She is the Founding President of the Asian Society for Engineering Education and holds a Principal Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy in the UK. Prof. Chan leads CETL's Innovation and Support portfolio and is responsible for teaching and learning initiatives, faculty professional development, and strategic planning at HKU. She is also a leader in teaching and learning, represented HKU in various networks and is often invited to present her work internationally. Prof. Chan has secured more than 50 million research funding, and substantial donations and has received a Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award and HKU University Outstanding Young Researcher Award. She has recently written a book on Assessment for Experiential Learning, and have published widely in the area of teaching and learning particularly on holistic competency. More information can be found:


  • –present
    Associate Director/Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong


  • 2001 
    Trinity College Dublin, PhD