Department of Sports Science and Physical Education

Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prof Amy Sau-Ching HA

夏秀禎教授


Position:
Professor  
Department of Sports Science and Physical Education
Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Education
Associate Director, Centre for University and School Partnership
Address:
G05 Kwok Sports Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
Telephone:
(852) 3943 6083
Email:

BIOGRAPHY
Professor Amy Ha is currently the Associate Dean for Research and former Chairperson (2009-2015) of the Department of Sports Science and Physical Education at the CUHK. She is the leader of the Sport Pedagogy & Physical Activity Assessment Laboratory and her research interests include Exercise Science, Physical Education, Teachers' Professional Development and Family-based Physical Activity. As a principal investigator (PI), Prof Ha has secured a wide range of competitive research funding, including four grants from the RGC General Research Fund, one from the UGC matching fund, two from the Quality Education Fund, three Knowledge Transfer Grants and six commercial research fund grants. She was also awarded twenty external competitive grants as a co-investigator (CI), including two from the RGC General Research Fund. In 2014-2015, Prof Ha successfully procured two international research fund grants, from the Australian Research Council and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). She is on the European Physical Education Review editorial board and regularly reviews grants for international research agencies. Professor Ha is a board member of the International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP). She received the CUHK Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award in 2009 and the University Research Excellence Award in 2015. In her role as Founder and President of the Hong Kong Rope Skipping Association, Professor Ha received the Leader of the Year 2016 in the Sports / Culture / Performing Arts category from the Sing Tao Newspaper Group in 2017 on the association's behalf.

EDUCATION
BA (First Hon) (Fu-jen Catholic University)
MPE (Springfield College)
PhD (Walden University)

RESEARCH INTEREST
Teacher Education
Sports and Physical Activity
Professional Development

PUBLICATIONS
  1. Ha, A. S., Lonsdale, C., Lubans, D. R., & Ng, J. Y. Y. (2017). Increasing students' physical activity during school physical education: rationale and protocol for the SELF-FIT cluster randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 18:11.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-017-4553-8 [Pdf]

  2. Ha, A. S., Lonsdale, C., Ng, J. Y. Y., & Lubans, D. R. (2017). A school-based rope skipping program for adolescents: Results of a randomized trial. Preventive Medicine, 101, 188-194.
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091743517302050

  3. Ha, A.S. (2016). Student Learning Outcome and Teacher’s Autonomy Support Toward Teaching Games for Understanding Through Adopting Accessible Technology and Alternative Sport Equipment: An Asian Experience. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 87, S12-S13. 
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02701367.2016.1200415

  4. Chan, C. H., Ha, A.S. & Ng, J. Y. Y. (2016). Improving Fundamental Movement Skills in Hong Kong Students Through an Assessment for Learning Intervention that Emphasizes Fun, Mastery, and Support: The A + FMS Randomized Controlled Trial Study Protocol. SpringerPlus, 5, 724-735.      
    https://doi.org/10.1186/s40064-016-2517-6 [Pdf]

  5. Qi, J., Wang, L.J., Ha, A.S. (2016). Perceptions of Hong Kong physical education teachers on the inclusion of students with disabilities. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 37, 86-102.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02188791.2016.1169992

  6. Sum, R.K. W., Ha, A.S., Cheng, C.F., Chung, P.K., Yiu, T.C., Kuo, C.C., Yu, C.K., & Wang, F.J. (2016). Construction and Validation of a Perceived Physical Literacy Instrument for Physical Education Teachers. PLOS One, 11(5): e0155610.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0155610 [Pdf]

  7. Sum, R. K. W., Ma, M. S., Ha, A.S., Tang, T. M., Shek, C. K., Cheng, C. L. & Kong F. (2016) Action research exploring Chinese physical education teachers’ value of physical education: from belief to culture. Asia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science, 5, 70-84.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21640599.2016.1164942

  8. Tan, B-K., Burnett, A., Hallett, J., Ha, A.S., & Briggs, A. M. (2016). Back pain beliefs in adolescents and adults in Australasia: A cross-sectional pilot study of selected psychometric properties of paper-based and web-based questionnaires in two diverse countries. Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 29, 565-574.
    http://doi.org/10.3233/BMR-160658

  9. Yu, J., Sit, C.H.P., Capio, C.M., Burnett, A., Ha, A.S., & Huang, W.Y.J. (2016). Effects of fundamental movement skills training on children with developmental coordination disorder. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 33, 134-155. 
    https://doi.org/10.1123/APAQ.2015-0008

  10. Ha, A.S., Burnett, A., Sum, R., Medic, N., & Ng, J.Y.Y. (2015). Outcomes of the Rope Skipping ‘STAR’ Programme for Schoolchildren. Journal of Human Kinetics, 45, 233-240.
    https://doi.org/10.1515/hukin-2015-0024 [Pdf]

  11. Ha, A.S., & Ng, J.Y.Y. (2015). Autonomous motivation predicts leisure time physical activity in Hong Kong students. Applied Psychology, Health and Well-Being. 7(2), 214-220.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aphw.12045

  12. Ng, J.Y.Y., Burnett, A., Ha, A.S., & Sum, K.W. (2015). Psychometric properties of the Chinese (Cantonese) versions of the KIDSCREEN health-related quality of life questionnaire. Quality of Life Research, 24, 2415-2421.
    https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-015-0973-z

  13. Ha, A. S., Ng, J.Y.Y., Lonsdale, C., & Lubans, D. (2014). A School-based rope skipping intervention for adolescents in Hong Kong: Protocol of a matched-pair cluster randomized control trial. BMC Public Health, 14:535.
    https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-14-535

  14. Ha, A.S., Sum, R.K., Chan, C.H. & Ng, J.Y.Y. (2014). Promoting rope skipping at Hong Kong schools with low and mid socioeconomic statuses: An ecological perspective. International Review of Social Science, 2, 104-115.
    [Pdf]

  15. Wang, C.L., Ha, A.S., & Wen Xu. (2014). Teaching perspectives of Chinese in-service teachers: Compatibility with goals of physical education curriculum. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 33, 213-231.
    https://doi.org/10.1123/jtpe.2013-0055

  16. Fong, S.S., Ha, A.S., Chan, T. W., & Au, M.K. (2014). The enjoyment of physical activity determines body mass index in young people with physical disabilities. Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, 4, 241-249.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ojpm.2014.45030 [Pdf]

  17. Wang, C.L., & Ha, A. S., (2013). The theory of planned behaviour: predicting pre-service teachers' teaching behaviour towards a constructivist approach. Sport, Education, and Society, 18(2), 222-242.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2011.558572

  18. Wang, C.L., & Ha, A. S., (2013). Three groups of teachers' views, learning experiences and understanding of Teaching Games for Understanding. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 18(3), 336-350.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17408989.2012.666789

  19. Qi, J., & Ha, A. S., (2012). Hong Kong physical education teachers’ beliefs about teaching students with disabilities: A qualitative analysis. Asian Social Science , 8(8), 3-14.
     http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ass.v8n8p3 [Pdf]

  20. Qi, J., & Ha, A. S., (2012). Inclusion in physical education: A review of literature. International
    Journal of Disability, Development and Education
    , 59(3), 257-281.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1034912X.2012.697737

  21. Wang, C.L., & Ha, A.S., (2012). Factors influencing pre-service teachers' perception of Teaching Games for Understanding: A constructivist perspective. Sport, Education, and Society, 17(2), 261-280.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2011.607954

  22. Wang, C.L., & Ha, A.S., (2012). Mentoring in TGfU Teaching: Mutual engagement of pre-service teachers, teachers, cooperating teachers and university supervisors. European Physical Education Review, 18(1), 47-61.
    https://doi.org/10.1177/1356336X11430654

  23. Qi, J., Ha, A.S., & Wang, C.L. (2011). Qualitative research method and its application in physical education (in Chinese). China Sport Science, 31(6), 74-80. 
    質的研究方法概述及其在學校體育研究中的應用《體育科學》

  24. Ha, A.S., Sum, R.K., O' Sullivan, M., Pang, B., & Chan, D.W. (2010). Effects of a professional development programme on teacher receptivity and curriculum change in physical education. Educational Research Journal, 25(1), 47-80.
    http://hkier.fed.cuhk.edu.hk/journal/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/erj_v25n1_47-80.pdf

  25. Ha, A.S., Macdonald, D., & Pang, B. (2010). Physical activity in the lives of Hong Kong Chinese children. Sport, Education, and Society, 15(3), 331-346. 
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13573322.2010.493313

  26. Ha, A.S., & Pang, B. (2010). Physical activity and confucianism: relationships between Hong Kong children and their parents In J., Wright & D., Macdonald (Ed). Young People, Physical Activity and The Everyday, pp. 93-103. United Kingdom - London: Routledge.

  27. Pang, B., & Ha, A.S., (2010). Subjective task value in physical activity participation: The perspective of Hong Kong schoolchildren. European Physical Education Review, 16(3), 223-235.
    https://doi.org/10.1177/1356336X10382971

  28. Wang C.L., & Ha, A.S., (2009). Pre-service teachers' perception of Teaching Games for Understanding: A Hong Kong perspective. European Physical Education Review, 15(3), 407-429.
    https://doi.org/10.1177/1356336X09364724

  29. Wang C.L., & Ha, A.S., (2009). The teacher development in physical education: A review of the literature. Asian Social Science, 15(3), 4(12), 3-18.
    [Pdf]

  30. Ha, A.S., Abbott, R., Macdonald, D., & Pang, B. (2009). Comparison of perceived support for physical activity and physical activity related practices of children and young adolescents in Hong Kong and Australia. European Physical Education Review, 15(2), 155-171.
    https://doi.org/10.1177/1356336X09345219

  31. Ha, A.S., & Wang, C.L. (2009) A critical review of Hong Kong School physical education – 1984-2009. Educational Research Journal, 24(1), 71-94. 
    http://hkier.fed.cuhk.edu.hk/journal/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/erj_v24n1_71-94.pdf

  32. Lonsdale, C., Sabiston, C.M., Raedeke, T.D., Ha, A.S., & Sum, R.K. (2009). Self-determined motivation and students' physical activity during structured physical education lessons and free choice periods. Preventive Medicine, 48(1), 69-73.
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0091743508005094

  33. Ha, A.S., Wong, A.C., Sum, R.K. & Chan, W.K. (2008). Understanding teachers’ will capacity to accomplish physical education curriculum reform: The implications for teacher development. Sport, Education, and Society, 13(1), 77-95.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13573320701780746

FUNDED RESEARCH (PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR)
  1. Principal Investigator, “Promoting physical activity of children by improving parental behaviours and family-based physical activity: A randomised controlled trial”
    (RGC General Research Fund)

  2. Principal Investigator, “Sport and physical activity development model for primary schools”
    (The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charity Trust)

  3. Principal Investigator, “The Coca-Cola Foundation Skipping to Happiness Program 2016”
    (The Coca Cola Foundation)

  4. Principal Investigator, “Promoting physical and health literacy in Hong Kong pre-school teachers, children and their families”
    (Knowledge Transfer Project Fund, CUHK)

  5. Principal Investigator, “Examining the effectiveness of “the flipped classroom” in teacher education profession”
    (Micro-Module Courseware Development Grant, CUHK)

  6. Principal Investigator, “Increasing Hong Kong Chinese students’ physical activity through fitness infusion and an autonomy supportive learning environment: Evaluation of the SELF-FIT program using a clustered randomized controlled trial”
    (RGC General Research Fund)

  7. Principal Investigator, “The Coca-Cola Foundation Skipping to Happiness Program 2015”
    (The Coca Cola Foundation)

  8. Principal Investigator, “Active Hong Kong, Healthy Citizens – A Family-based Physical Activity, Fundamental Movement Skill, and Nutrition Program”
    (Knowledge Transfer Project Fund, CUHK)

  9. Principal Investigator, “Impact of rope skipping on health-related fitness, fundamental movements skills, bone mineral density, and academic performance in Hong Kong Chinese pre-and early pubertal girls: A quasi-experiment”
    (Direct Grant, CUHK)

  10. Principal Investigator, “The Coca-Cola Foundation Skipping to Happiness Program 2014”
    (The Coca Cola Foundation)

  11. Principal Investigator, "Active and Positive Living through Demo Cup among Hong Kong Schoolchildren." 
    (The Coca-cola Foundation)

  12. Principal Investigator, "Coca-cola Rope Skipping STAR Program - Effect of Rope Skipping to Hong Kong Children." 
    (The Coca-cola Foundation)

  13. Principal Investigator, "Physical Education Teachers' Perception and Application of Teaching Games for Understanding." 
    (Direct Grant, CUHK)

  14. Principal Investigator, "Creating and Sustaining "Communities of Practice" for Physical Education Teacher's Continuing Professional Development (CPD)." 
    (Knowledge Transfer Project Fund, CUHK)

  15. Principal Investigator, "Teachers' Attitude towards Teaching Students with Disabilities in General Physical Education." 
    (Endowment Fund Research Grant, United College, CUHK)

  16. Principal Investigator, "Fostering Children's Moral Development through Physical Education with Olympism." 
    (RGC Competitive Earmarked Research Grant)

  17. Principal Investigator, "Effects of a Health-related Curriculum, Teacher Development Programme, and Student Assessment on School Physical Education." 
    (RGC Competitive Earmarked Research Grant)

  18. Principal Investigator, "Physical Education Teachers Development Programme - Workshops for PE Curriculum Leaders in Primary and Secondary Schools."
    Education and Manpower Bureau, Hong Kong SAR Government)

  19. Principal Investigator, "Comparison of Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity Pattern in Hong Kong and Australia." 
    (Endowment Fund Research Grant, United College, CUHK)

  20. Principal Investigator, "Effect of an In-service Teacher Development Programme on the Quality of School Physical Education." 
    (District Teacher Network, Education Manpower Bureau, Hong Kong SAR Government)

  21. Principal Investigator, "Physical Education Teachers Development Programme - Workshops for PE Curriculum Leaders in Primary Schools." 
    (Education Department, Hong Kong SAR Government)

  22. Principal Investigator, "Quality Assessment of Hong Kong Secondary School Physical Education: the Use of Self-Evaluation Approach and Performance Indicators." 
    (Quality Education Fund)

  23. Principal Investigator, "The Jump Rope for Heart Project: An Education Programme for Hong Kong School Children."
    (Quality Education Fund)

SUPERVISION OF POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS (AS A PRIMARY SUPERVISOR)
Current students
Juanita Cheung (PhD) - Review of self-determination theory and its application to the study of adolescent’s sport participation

Helen He (PhD) - Individual and environmental factors on physical activity among Chinese adolescent girls: A social-ecological perspective

Graduates
Cecilia Chan (PhD) - Understanding and Supporting Hong Kong Schoolchildren’s Learning in Fundamental Movement Skills in Primary Physical Education

Sally Sun (PhD) - Correlates of social support on physical activity in adolescent girls

Cathy Hilbornfeng (MA) - A qualitative analysis of motivation of female runners - a self-determination theory approach

Iain M. Shortt (MEd) - Teaching Games for Understanding in Hong Kong: A study of teaching volleyball in a Hong Kong international school setting

Shirley Fong (MEd) - Correlates of participation in physical activity in young people with and without physical disabilities

Qijing (PhD) - Including students with disabilities in physical education: Teachers’ perceptions and teaching behaviors

Timothy Cresswell (MEd) - Does motivation, SDT (Self Determination Theory), differ between Eastern and Western Children in an international school context in competitive team sports

Ryan Barnstable (MA) - An analysis and strategic planning for Christian Alliance International School’s Athletics Program

Lijuan Carrie Wang (PhD) - Perception, implementation and mentoring relationship: A constructivist approach to pre-service physical education teachers 

Benjamin Ralph Blain (MEd) - Analyzing physical education and sport instruction

Choi Ki Clara Wong (MEd) - Perceived autonomy support, behavioral regulations and physical activity intention of University students toward regular physical education courses

On Hei Bonnie Pang (MPhil.) - Parental socialization into children’s sport value and participation: A Hong Kong’s perspective

Sau Han Yoki Cheng (MA) - Difference of Achievement Orientations and Intrinsic Motivation among Secondary School Male and Female Athletes: A Case Study

Kim Fung Louis Wong (MEd) - Effects of a Sportsmanship Programme on Primary Children’s Social Behaviour Chi–wing

Ada Wong (MPhil.) - Comparison of Beginning and Experienced Teachers’ Receptivity and Concerns to Physical Education Curriculum Change 

Muk Yan Mike Cheung (MSc.) - Pedometer – determined Physical (ambulatory) Activity of Hong Kong Adolescents: Relationship with Body Composition Variables 

Chi Ming Ng (MSc.) - Physical Educators’ Attitudes toward Teaching Students with Disabilities

Ka Yi Crystal Cheung (MPhil.) - Effects of a Moral Education Programme on Hong Kong Primary School Physical Education

Chi Jing Agatha Pang (MPhil.) - The Effects of Standard and Modified Sports Equipment on Student Learning

Wing Yi Ellen Shiu (MPhil.) - Comparison between Experience and Novice Physical Educators’ Planning Decisions and Instructional Behaviours on Student Achievement


COURSES TAUGHT
  Post-graduate Programme:
  • SSPE6701 Guided Studies
  • SSPE6000 Research Methods in Physical Education
  • SSPE6901 Research Project
  • SSPE6002 Pedagogy of Sports and Adapted Physical Activities
Undergraduate Programme:
  • SPED3910 Adapted Physical Education and Sports
  • SPED3450 Pedagogy of Primary Physical Education
  • SPED3440 Pedagogy of Secondary Physical Education
  • SPED4900 Research Project
  • SPED2200, 3200, 4200 Teaching Practice

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Association for Educational Research
  • American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Curriculum and Instruction Academy of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education
  • The Hong Kong Educational Research Association
  • The Hong Kong Primary Education Research Association
  • Asian Society for Adapted Physical Education and Exercise (ASAPE)

HONOURS AND AWARDS
  • Awardee of Outbound Research Mobility Scheme - Visiting Scholar - University of Bristol, United Kingdom 2017-18
  • Leader of the Year 2016 – The Hong Kong Rope Skipping Association, China
  • Research Excellence Award 2015
  • Long Service Award 2015
  • Awardee of International Partnerships Development Program, CUHK Visiting Scholar, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore 2014-15
  • Vice-chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award, Faculty of Education, CUHK 2009
  • Faculty Exemplary Teaching Awards 1999-2010
        Courses Received Outstanding Teaching Award:
  • Research Methods in Physical Education
  • Adapted Physical Education and Sports
  • Pedagogy of Secondary Physical Education
  • Pedagogy of Primary Physical Education

  • Honorary Consultant, School of Professional and Continuing Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Honorary Professor, Nanjing Normal University, China
  • Honorary Professor, Shanghai University of Sport, China
  • Invited Consultant, Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong
  • Visiting Scholar Department of Physical Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
  1. Member, Editorial Board, European Physical Education Review
  2. Board Member (Research Committee), International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP)
  3. Board Member, Asian Society for Adapted Physical Education and Exercise (ASAPE)
  4. Co-editor, International Journal of Eastern Sports & Physical Education
  5. Founding President, Hong Kong Rope Skipping Association China
  6. Member, International Rope Skipping Federations
  7. Member, Physical Education Subject Committee, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority, HKSAR
  8. Paper reviewer, Educational Research Journal, The Hong Kong Educational Research Association
  9. Paper reviewer, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, United States of America
  10. Paper reviewer, Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, United States of America
  11. President (2008-2012), Asian Rope Skipping Federations
  12. Subject Specialist, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications