Research InterestsEvidence-based practice for professional accountability and development is essential. Past research primarily involved partnerships with NGOs in outcome studies: Senior Citizen Card (1996), Community Rehabilitation Network (1996), Estate Management Advisory Committee (1997), Networking Strategies Initiatives (1997–2000; 2004-6), Community Care Services (2003), Self-help organization (2007), Elderly vaccination behavior (2009), and Drug Formulary (2010).
Current research interests are:
.Health and aging
.Disability and rehabilitation
.Resilience and spirituality
Working with Older Adults
Working with Groups
Team Building and Group Skill Laboratory
Master of counseling student projects supervision
M Phil and PhD student supervision
Practice Inquiry Laboratory
Social Work Coordination: Practicum I and II
Current Research Projects
.As Co-principal Investigator (2012-2014) “Rainbow Project: Support of Community Care in Choi Hung Estate” funded by Yang Memorial Methodist Social Service, Hong Kong.
.As Principal Investigator (2011-2012) “The Development of an Indigenous Training Package in Life Education: Working with Older Adults” funded by Teaching Development Grant, City University of Hong Kong.
.As Principal Investigator (2009-2013) "A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Specific Narrative Group in Enhancing the Personal Well-being of Stroke Survivors in Hong Kong" funded by Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.
.As Principal Investigator (2010-2011) "Wisdom Manifestation of Older Adults' in Hong Kong" funded by Teaching Development Grant, City University of Hong Kong.
.As Principal Investigator (2009-2010) “Study on Low-income People's Access to Medicine” funded by GlaxoSmithKline, Hong Kong.
.As Principal Investigator (2009-2010) “Awareness Survey on Pneumococcal Vaccine” funded by Sanofi Aventis, Hong Kong.
Publications (Selected List from 2005)
- CHOW, E.O.W., & HO, C.Y.H. (in press) The Relationship between Psychological Resources, Social Resources, and Depression: Results from Older Spousal Caregivers in Hong Kong. Aging and Mental Health.
- LEE, T.Y., CHOW, O.W., & LEE, J. (2012) Subjective process and outcome evaluation: Evaluation of a Social Work methods course: Findings based on the perspective of the students. In ENG, B.C. (Ed.), A Chinese Perspective on Teaching and Learning (pp. 92—120). New York: Routledge.
- CHEUNG, C.K., & CHOW, E.O.W. (2011) Reciprocal Influences between Burnout and Effectiveness in Professional Care for Elders. Social Work in Health Care, 50, 694-718.
- CHEUNG, C.K., & CHOW, O.W. (2011) Interpersonal influences between the care provider’s burnout and the older care recipient’s quality of life. Administration in Social Work, 35(4), 425-445.
- CHOW, O.W. (2011) Hidden Elderly: Case Study. Professor Alex Kwan Y.H. (ed.), A Practical Guide in Counselling Series 1: Hidden Elderly (pp.15—76). Hong Kong: Chinese Christian Literature Council (in Chinese).
- CHOW, O.W.E., & NELSON-BECKER, H. (2010) Spiritual Distress to Spiritual Transformation: Stroke Survivor Narratives from Hong Kong. Journal of Aging Studies, 24(4), 313-324.
- CHOW, O.W.E., & CHEUNG, C.K.J. (2009) Raising Self-Esteem through Social Networking Intervention for Older Chinese Adults in Hong Kong. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work & Development, 19(1), 66-81.
- LEE, T.Y., CHOW, O.W., & MERRICK, J. (2009) Special issue on conflict and harmony. International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 2(4). New York: Nova Science.
- Lee, T.Y., Lo, J.Y.S., & CHOW, O.W.E. (Eds) (2008) Writing Reflection Logs in Social Work Practicum. Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong.
- Chow, E.O.W. (2007) Enriching the interpersonal relationships with older adults: Activity Manual (in Chinese). Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong. (ISBN: 978-962-442-289-4).
- Cheung, C.K., & Chow, E.O.W. (2006) Spilling over strain between elders and their caregivers in Hong Kong. International Journal of Ageing and Human Development, 61(1), 73-93. (ISSN: 0091-4150).
- Chow, E.O.W. (2006) Resilience among stroke survivors: The experience of Hong Kong Chinese women. [Unpublished PhD Thesis]. Hong Kong: Department of Social Work and Social Administration, University of Hong Kong.
Commendation & Awards
Research Fellow, Sau Po Centre of Aging, University of Hong Kong, since 2009.
CADENZA Fellow, Faculty Leadership Initiative in Aging Research, Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, since 2008.