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Prof Cindy Hui-Ping SIT

薛慧萍教授


Position:
Chairperson and Professor
Department of Sports Science and Physical Education
Faculty of Education
Address:
G06 Kwok Sports Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T., HONG KONG
Telephone:
(852) 3943 4126
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BIOGRAPHY
Professor Cindy Sit has been at The Chinese University of Hong Kong since 2012. She is a Fellow of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (IFAPA) and Fellow of the Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science (HKASMSS). She directs the Exercise Psychology and Motor Learning Laboratory, which focuses on investigations of physical activity and participation motivation, and the development and assessment of the impact of physical activity interventions on motor skills and psychosocial outcomes of children with and without disabilities. Currently, Cindy is the President of the Asian Society for Adapted Physical Education and Exercise (ASAPE) and President-Elect of IFAPA. She has published more than 110 scientific papers in the areas of adapted physical activity, exercise science, and public health.

EDUCATION
BA (First Hon) (Hong Kong Baptist University), MPhil (The University of Hong Kong), PhD (The University of Hong Kong)

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Physical activity and sedentary behaviour of children with disabilities or special educational needs (SEN)
  • Adapted physical activity and school-based interventions

PUBLICATIONS (SELECTED, *corresponding author)
  1. Liang, X., Li, R., Wong, S. H. S., Sum, R. K. W., & Sit, C. H. P.* (in press). The effects of exercise intervention on executive functions in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Medicine.

  2. Yu, J. J., Capio C. M., Abernethy B., & Sit, C. H. P.* (in press). Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and sedentary behavior in children with and without developmental coordination disorder: Associations with fundamental movement skills. Research in Developmental Disabilities.

  3. Liang, X., Li, R., Wong, S. H. S., Sum, R. K. W., & Sit, C. H. P.* (2021). The impact of exercise interventions concerning executive functions of children and adolescents with attention-deficit/ hyperactive disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 18, 68. doi: 10.1186/s12966-021-01135-6

  4. Yang, W., Wong, S. H. S., Sum, R. K. W., & Sit, C. H. P. (2021). The association between physical activity and mental health in children with special educational needs: A systematic review. Preventive Medicine Reports, 23:101419. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101419

  5. Yu, J. J., Tsai, C, L., Li, R., Pan, C. Y., & Sit, C. H. P.* (2020). The relationship between physical activity and inhibition in children with and without motor impairments. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 17, 1118-1124. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2020-0091

  6. Sit, C. H. P., Yu, J. Y., Huang, W. Y. J., Wong, M. C. S., Sum, R. K. W., Tremblay, M. S., & Wong, S. H. S.* (2020). Results from Hong Kong’s 2019 Report Card on physical activity for children and youth with special educational needs. Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness, 18, 177-182. doi: 10.1016/j.jesf.2020.05.004

  7. Sit, C. H. P.*, Yu, J. J., Wong, S. H. S., Capio, C. M., & Masters, R. (2019). A school-based physical activity intervention for children with developmental coordination disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 89, 1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2019.03.004

  8. Sit, C. H. P.*, Li, R., McKenzie, T. L., Cerin, E., Wong, S. H. S., Sum, R. K. W., & Leung, F. L. (2019). Physical activity of children with physical disabilities: Associations with environmental and behavioral variables at home and school. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16:1394. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16081394

  9. Yu, J., Burnett, A., & Sit, C. H. P.* (2018). Motor skill interventions in children with developmental coordination disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 99, 2076-2099. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.12.009

  10. Sit, C. H. P.*, McKenzie, T. L., Cerin, E., Chow, B. C., Huang, W. Y. J., & Yu, J. J. (2017). Physical activity and sedentary time among children with different disabilities at school. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 49, 292-297. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001097

KEY FUNDED RESEARCH (SELECTED, AS PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR)
  1. A cluster randomized controlled trial of school-based physical activity intervention on mental health and risk behaviours in adolescents with special educational needs. RGC General Research Fund (GRF), 2021-2023

  2. A cluster randomized controlled trial of physical activity intervention on motor and cognitive functions and psychosocial outcomes of children with developmental coordination disorder. RGC General Research Fund (GRF), 2019-2021

  3. Jockey Club “Sports without Limits” Youth Empowerment Programme. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, 2018-2021

  4. Getting our kids active: Promoting motor skills proficiency of Hong Kong children with developmental coordination disorder. Knowledge Transfer Project Fund (KPF), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2016-2018

  5. Environmental and psychosocial correlates of physical activity among children with physical disabilities in home and school settings. RGC General Research Fund (GRF), 2015-2016

  6. Physical activity and fundamental movement skills in children with developmental coordination disorder. Health & Medical Research Fund (HMRF), 2014-2016

  7. Physical activity engagement and opportunities for children with disabilities in special school environments. RGC General Research Fund (GRF), 2013-2015

COURSES TAUGHT
  • Psychology for physical activity and exercise
  • Motor learning
  • Guided study
  • Research project

HONOURS AND AWARDS (SELECTED)
  • Research Excellence Award, CUHK, 2019
  • Exemplary Teaching Award, Faculty of Education, CUHK, 2012, 2015
  • Fellow, Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science, 2018
  • Fellow, International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity, 2013

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES (SELECTED)
  • Associate Editor, Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, Archives of Public Health, Frontier in Education, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
  • Editorial Board Member, Asian Journal of Exercise and Sports Science, Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness
  • Member, Curriculum Development Council, Education Bureau, HKSAR Government
  • Member, High-level Advisory Panel (HAP) of the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Education Bureau, Hong Kong SAR Government
  • Member, Community Sports Committee, Home Affairs Bureau, HKSAR Government
  • Member, Grant Review Board, Health and Medical Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau, HKSAR Government
  • Member, Enterprise Support Scheme (ESS) Assessment Panel, Innovation Technology Fund, Innovation and Technology Commission, HKSAR Government
  • Member, Hong Kong Diploma Secondary Education (HKDSE) Physical Education Subject Committee, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority
  • Subject Specialist, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications
  • Member, Incorporated Management Committee (IMC), CUHKFAA Chan Chun Ha Secondary School
  • Registered Social Worker, Hong Kong Social Workers Registration Board
  • President, Asian Society for Adapted Physical Education and Exercise
  • President-Elect, International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity