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Dr. CHAN Kit Yan Janet

Dr. CHAN Kit Yan Janet

Senior Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, HKU

BSc (HKU); MSc (HKBU; Distinction); PhD (HKBU)


  • 2299 0614
  • 2559 9114
  • KBSB 7N08

Teaching Areas 

  • Manage Master of Science in Environmental Management (MSc ENVM) (Programme Coordinator)
  • Teach core MSc ENVM courses, including:
  1. Research Methods and Report Writing in Environmental Management (>90 students) (Course Coordinator)
  2. Environmental Quality Management (>90 students) (Course Coordinator)
  3. Environmental Field Studies (experiential learning) (>100 students) (Course Coordinator)
  4. Dissertation in Environmental Management for Part-time Students (>50 students) (Course Coordinator)
  5. Project in Environmental Management for Part-time Students (>50 students) (Course Coordinator)
  6. Environmental Health and Risk Assessment (>70 students)
  7. Directed Studies in Environmental Management (6 projects in 2018-19) (Project supervisor)
  • Biostatistics (300 undergraduates and research postgraduates)
  1. Lecturer (2017-18)
  2. Course Coordinator (2016-17)

Research Interests

  • Waste management
  • Environmental education
  • Environmental pollution
  • Environmental health risk assessment
  • Teaching & learning in higher education

Current Research

  • Waste management
  • Environmental education
  • Teaching & learning in higher education

Research Team

Research Dissertation Projects on Environmental Management (2011-2019)

Year

Number of supervised students

Number of examined dissertations

as the second/third examiner

Total number of marked dissertations

2018-19

6

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

2017-18

7

8

15

2016-17

15

14

29

2015-16

7

15

22

2014-15

3

14

17

2013-14

4

12

16

2012-13

4

6

10

2011-12

2

4

6

2010-11

Not applicable

5

5

 

Supervised Research Projects (2011-2019)

Research Topic

MSc EMVM

Student Name

Year

 

Waste Management

A case study on Hong Kong plastic recycling practice with the influence of China’s ban of the imported waste

CHAN Chak Cheung

2018-19

Rethink, repackage, recycle: improving product packaging and enhancing their recycling as a means to reduce municipal solid waste in Hong Kong

CHAU Hiu Yan

2018-19

A study on polyfoam waste management in Hong Kong

CHEUNG Ngai Lee

2018-19

A study on factors that affect the willingness of housewives to support Municipal Solid Waste Charging Scheme (MSWCS) in Hong Kong

SUEN Sung Yim Gary

2018-19

The role and challenges of Hong Kong in global waste trade

CHAN Hoi Man Daisy

2017-18

Evaluation of the effectiveness of recycling fund in Hong Kong

CHAN Yung Yeung Riley

2017-18

A study of domestic food waste collection cum waste-to-energy for village households in Hong Kong

CHEUNG Tsz Ching Kimmy

2017-18

The feasibility of introducing food waste policies to facilitate food donation and food waste reduction in Hong Kong

HUI Wai Vivien

2017-18

Environmental impact of construction and demolition (C&D) waste in Hong Kong

LAI Lok Hang Darius

2017-18

Public Awareness and Behaviour towards Food Packaging Waste Management in Hong Kong

POON Wing Tung Tiffany

2017-18

Investigation on the Effectiveness and Promoting Strategies of Municipal Solid Waste Sorting In China

QIAN Jiahao

2017-18

Public acceptance of integrated waste management facilities: a Hong Kong case study

CHAN Kit Wa Emily

2016-17

Full implementation of plastic shopping bag charging and green citizenship on plastic bag behaviour in Hong Kong

CHAU Wung Chun

2016-17

The feasibility of implementing mandatory producer responsibility scheme (PRS) on plastic beverage container in Hong Kong

LAI Pui Wing Vera

2016-17

The clinical waste management system in Hong Kong

NG Chung Hang Thomson

2016-17

The effectiveness of Community Green Stations: a case study on the Sha Tin and the Eastern Community Green Stations

WONG Lok Hin

2016-17

A study on general public's attitude, behaviour and knowledge towards festival waste: Implications for waste reduction strategies in Hong Kong

WONG Tik Man Denis

2016-17

Aseptic carton package recycling: Knowledge and acceptability in Hong Kong

YU Wai Han Veronica

2016-17

Awareness of housewives on sorting and recycling of domestic wastes in Hong Kong

CHAN Ho Wan

2015-16

An investigation on country parks visitors' beverages waste production, reduction and recycling practices in Hong Kong

LUK Tsz Fu

2015-16

Developing effective furniture reuse scheme in workspace of Hong Kong

SZETO Vivian Wai Mun

2015-16

Used cooking oil management in Hong Kong

WONG Ho Yee

2015-16

Students' awareness and opinion on plastic bag levy and recycling plastic shopping bag

YEUNG Wing Hang Rachel

2015-16

Recycling and mandatory waste sorting in Hong Kong: issue and potential

LUK Ting Yan

2014-15

Study of glass bottle recycling programme implemented by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government

CHOW Ho Yin

2013-14

Feasibility of integrated waste management facility in Hong Kong

HO Tin Kau

2013-14

Food waste management in Hong Kong and other countries, public behaviour and views on food waste management.

LO Ka Wai

2013-14

The comparison of using different types of Composting Machines in treating food waste in Hong Kong

SO Chi Fai

2013-14

Food waste management in Hong Kong

NG Chiu Ue

2012-13

A study of municipal solid waste

ROLLINSON David Robert

2012-13

 

Environmental Education

Environmental education in Hong Kong universities

SO Jun Yin

2018-19

Environmental education in Hong Kong primary schools

CHAN Kam Kong

2016-17

The implementation of an educational programme on recycling in kindergartens

CHENG Tsz Yin

2016-17

Intergenerational influence on environmental sustainability knowledge and practices: A Hong Kong case study

FAUST Tyler Timothy

2015-16

A case-study of green lifestyle and its management programme in a small local secondary school

WONG Sai Lai

2014-15

Students’ perceptions on climate change and engagement in low-carbon behaviours: implications for climate change education in Hong Kong

 

TSE Ka Ho Alan

2012-13

 

Environmental Health and Risk Assessment

Environmental health risk assessment of cadmium and mercury in Hong Kong, with a particular focus on dietary exposure

WAN Wing Hong

2017-18

Microbeads in Hong Kong

LAW Ho Yi

2016-17

Endocrine disrupting chemicals in food and their impact on human health

LI Yik Chun

2012-13

E-Waste and human health

CHING Hei Wai

2011-12

Electronic waste and environmental impacts

MAK Ka Cheong

2011-12

 

Green Building and/or Energy Management

Evaluation on the incentives for participating in green building assessment schemes for existing residential buildings in Hong Kong

CHOI Lok Yin

2016-17

The comparison and analysis of existing energy management system applied to building industry in Hong Kong

LEE Tin Ho

2016-17

Evaluation of green building as a key element to sustainable urban planning: a case study in Hong Kong

YUEN Ming Yin

2014-15

 

Environmental Sustainability / Policy

Food sustainability

HIOKI GREENBERG Keiko

2018-19

Carbon footprint of food: a study of sustainable food in Hong Kong

LAM Ching

2016-17

Green procurement for Hong Kong's food industry

LAU Tsz Ching

2016-17

The light pollution in Hong Kong: a case study on the use of external lighting in Tsim Sha Tsui areas

YIP Yuen Man

2016-17

The feasibility of building Sponge Eco-city in Hong Kong

WONG Shing Wai

2015-16

 

  • Mentor of the following PhD students:
  1. Lai Weng Seng
  2. Lo Chi Chiu
  3. Sham Ronia Chung-tin
  4. Yau Kin Chung Jason
  5. Yeung Wan Yee Katie 
  • Co-supervisor of a PhD student:
  1. Tao Shiru (2014-2018) (Topic: Effects of the trawling ban on demersal crustacean resources in the marine environment of Hong Kong)

Professional Qualifications

  • Editorial Board Member of HOSA Journal of Toxicology: Current Research (2017-Present)
  • Honorary Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, HKU (2012-18)                               
  • Professional Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals Limited (HKIQEP) (2017-Present)
  • Certified Member (2016-Present) & General Secretary (2014-Present) of the Environmental Management Association of Hong Kong (EMAHK)                           
  • Member of the Hong Kong Waste Management Association (HKWMA) (2016-Present)
  • Organizing committee of the 5th World Conference on Climate Change (October 4 – 6, 2018). Conference theme: Climate Change and Sustainable Futures. Park Inn by Radisson, London, UK.
  • Chair of the organizing committee of the Green Building and Energy Management Conference (April 8, 2017). The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.
  • Organizing committee of Workshop on E-waste Recycling and Management (March 5-8 & 9, 2015). Various local recyclers in Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.
  • Chair of the organizing committee of Symposium on E-waste Management (March 10, 2015). The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.
  • Assessor and facilitator of Hong Kong Green School Award (2015-17)
  • Social Service Committee Member of Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong (2017-Present)
  • Service Development and Member Affairs Committee Member of Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong (2012-17)

Publications and News

  • Book
  1. Our Home, Our Future: Environmental Issues in Hong Kong. Project principal investigator. Published by the School of Biological Sciences, the University of Hong Kong. August 2013. Available here.
  • Media Coverage
  1. “Fighting Food Contaminants”. June 2016. Yellow Bus (A popular children’s magazine). Hong Kong.
  2. “Food Waste Management in Hong Kong”. 25 Nov 2013. New Thinking in New Management (管理新思維). RTHK Radio 1. Hong Kong
  3. Hong Kong Baptist University. 2014. Alumni Sharing “My Days at HKBU”. Available here.
  • Press Release
  1. Au WT and Chan JKY (2008) Press release of Friends of the Earth (HK). E-waste transfer poisoning our environment. Dated 11 January 2008. Available here.
  • Article on United Nations Millennium Development Goals
  1. Janet Chan (2009) Challenges to achieving MDG 5: improving maternal health. In: YMCA World - Sept. 2009 - Gender Justice - Rethinking Masculinities. The World Alliance of YMCAs, Geneva, Switzerland. Available here.
  • Video about Climate Change
  1. Janet Chan (2009) World Alliance of YMCAs at COP 15. Available here.

Awards and Honours

  • Environmental Campaign Committee (Student Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme (SEPAS) (2018/19): Environmental Training Workshops for Teachers) (2019) (HK$5,399)
  • HKU Continuing Professional Development Grants for attending an international conference on teaching & learning in higher education (covered transportation and accommodation expenses) (2018)
  • Environment and Conservation Fund (International Conference on Deriving Environmental Quality Standards for the Protection of Aquatic Ecosystems (EQSPAE – 2016)) (HK$386,000) (Co-investigator) (2015)
  • Arts & Humanities Research Council Award, UK (£43, 300 eq. to HK$562,900) (Co-investigator) (2014 – 15)
  • HKU Knowledge Exchange Fund (HK$50,000) (2012 – 13)
  • HKU 82' Green Fund (HK$16,000) (2011 – 12)