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Prof. Lilian Lee Ping KWAN

Prof. Kwan is a graduate of University of Hong Kong where she acquired her BSc (Hons.), MPhil and PhD degrees. Mycology is the discipline of her choice, with an initial research focus on the taxonomy and general eco-physiology of fungi in mangroves and the indoor environment. Recent work includes the bioremediation role of mangrove sediment fungi on recalcitrant compounds and indoor fungi in built environment causing indoor air quality problems.

Teaching and learning work is a continual interest in Prof Kwan’s academic career. Efforts in this area lead to her being presented the Teaching Excellence Award by the City University of Hong Kong in 1997 and 2004 respectively. She was appointed Dean of Student Learning at CityU from 2005-2008 and subsequently as adviser to the Vice-President (Student Affairs) on Student Learning from 2009-2010. Her current interest is in the development of novel pedagogy to actively engage students in self-directed learning both in their academic endeavours and personal growth