Prof. Andy Cheng, Ph.D.

Assoc. Head(RS) & Professor
D (OHP), PD (OT), PgD (WDP), BSc (H&S), MPhil, PhD, CMIOSH
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong

About - Prof. Andy Cheng, Ph.D.
      Professor Cheng is a registered occupational therapist (HK and UK), chartered safety and health practitioner, certified work capacity evaluator, and registered driving assessor. He received his professional training in occupational therapy at former Hong Kong Polytechnic. He got his bachelor’s degree in Health and Safety at Curtin University and completed his MPhil and PhD in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and certificate course in big data analysis from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He was the first Asian recipient of Canadian Institutes of Health Research Scholarship for postgraduate training on the Work Disability Prevention CIHR Strategic Training Programme at Université de Sherbrooke and University of Toronto.
      Professor Cheng was the President of the Hong Kong Ergonomics Society, Council Member of the International Ergonomics Association, and Member of Hong Kong Occupational Therapists Board. Currently, he is Treasurer of the Chinese Association of Ergonomics Societies, Associate Editor of American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Academic Editor of Occupational Therapy International, Editorial board of Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, Approved Assessor for persons with disabilities under the Minimum Wage Ordinance by Labour Department, Specialist of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications, and Vice Chairperson of Hong Kong Occupational Therapy Association. Prior to joining the Department, he worked as an occupational therapist in public hospitals and then ran his own private rehabilitation centres. He has extensive experience in hand rehabilitation and medico-legal evaluation.
      Professor Cheng’s research interest is centered on Work Disability Prevention and Management for injured workers / people with disability, occupational drivers, and cancer survivors. His research agenda is organized around three core questions: 1) What are the human factors resulting in occupational injury? 2) What are the risk factors in delayed return-to-work (RTW)? and 3) How different RTW interventions, including both rehabilitative and administrative strategies, can promote timely and safe RTW?

Healthy Aging

Keynote Topic
Determination of fitness to drive of senior commercial drivers
Supporting Organizations
Chiang Mai University
Chiang Mai
Government Office
Chiang Mai Provincial
Public Health Office
Chiang Mai Provincial Office of Tourism and Sports
Chiang Mai Provincial Administrative Organization
The Occupational Therapist Association of Thailand (OTAT)
The Physical Therapy Association of Thailand (PTAT)
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau