Dr. TSANG Kit Man, Sandra

Joined the Department since 1990 and served as Head from 2007 to 2013 and Associate Dean from 2004 to 2007. Research, publications and media profile focus on parent education, children with special educational needs, children and youth development, drug prevention and family services revamping. With funding from government organizations and private foundations, she has developed many evidence-based parent-child education programs for local Chinese families. She also completed the Family support review of a large scale Jockey Club-funded project for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Examples of her current work include In-depth study on Divorce in Hong Kong, impact study on the Fun to Learn for Young program (FLY) and evaluation of the Healthy Start @ School project. She was awarded the HKU University Teaching Fellow for outstanding teaching, and the Chief Executive’s Commendation for Community Services. She is a member of the Commission on Children, the Nursing Council, and the Long Term Sentence Review Committee of the Security Bureau. She is the Chairperson of Chinese Baptist Press (international). She was a former member of the Equal Opportunities Commission, Social Welfare Advisory Council, Education Commission, and the Public Libraries Advisory Committee. She is also the advisor of many social services agencies and Christian Organizations.

Leung, C., Tsang, S., & Li, B. (2017). Efficacy of Fun to Learn for the Young (FLY) program: Randomized controlled trial. Journal of Child and Adolescent Studies, DOI: 10.1007/s10826-017-0790-9
Leung, C., Chan, S., Lam, T., Yau, S. & Tsang, S.K.M. (2016). The effect of parent education program for preschool children with developmental disabilities: A randomized controlled trial. Research in Developmental Disabilities, (56), 18-28. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2016.05.015.
Leung, C., Tsang, S.K.M., Ng, G. S.H., & Choi, S.Y. (2016). Efficacy of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy with Chinese ADHD children: Randomized controlled trial. Research on Social Work Practice. DOI: 10.1177/1049731516643837, April 21, 2016.
Leung, C., Tsang, S.K.M., & Kwan, H.W. (2015). The efficacy of a universal parent training program (HOPE-20) for preschool children in Hong Kong: Cluster randomized controlled trial. Research on Social Work Practice. DOI: 10.1177/1049731515593810.
Research on Social Work Practice. DOI: 10.1177/1049731515593810. Leung, C., Tsang, S.K.M. & Lo, C. (2015). Evaluation of Parent and Child Enhancement (PACE) program: Randomized controlled trial. Research on Social Work Practice. DOI: 10.1177/1049731515578882.
Leung, C., Tsang, S., & Heung, K. (5.2015). The effectiveness of Healthy Start Home Visit Program: Cluster randomized controlled trial. Research on Social Work Practice. Published online before print May 8, 2014, DOI: 10.1177/1049731514533390. 25(3), 322-333.
6.2018-6.2020 Child Commission, Labour and Welfare Bureau
4.2018- Chairperson, Chinese Baptist Press (International)
6.2017- Long-term Prison Sentences Review Board, Security Bureau
6.2015- Committee on Community Support for Rehabilitated Offenders, Correctional Services Department, Security Bureau
8.2015-9.2021 Nursing Council
6.2015-5-2018 Advisory Group on Mental Health Promotion, Review Committee on Mental Health, Food and Health Bureau.
6.2014-5.2018 Public Libraries Advisory Committee, Home Affairs Bureau
2014-2018 Hong Kong Spastics Association B. K. Kotewall Memorial School School Board Member
12.2012- Hong Kong Baptist Press Board of Directors
7.2011- Community Chest Admissions, Budgets and Allocation Committee
5.2011-4.2017 Equal Opportunities Commission
[NGO] 2018- Silver Lining Foundation
[NGO] 2018- Plan International Hong Kong Limited
[NGO] 2018- St. James Settlement Positive Centre
[NGO] 2017- InspiringHK
[NGO] 2017- Simon K. Y. Lee Foundation Children’s Fund
[NGO] 2017- Hong Kong Association for Specific Learning Disabilities
[NGO] 2016-9 Singapore Government Early Childhood Development Agency overseas advisor
[NGO] 2016- Hong Kong Council of Social Service website on Special Educational Needs
[NGO] 2012- Division of Clinical Psychology, The Hong Kong Psychological Society
Co-PI Project: Further In-depth study on the phenomenon of divorce in Hong Kong Team: Prof. Paul Yip, Dr. Frances Law, Ms Jacqueline Mak, Prof Frank He, 11 NGOs and 3 law firms. Duration: July 2018 to December 2019. Funding: HK$ 4million Funder: Home Affairs Department
PI Project: Impact study on FLY: Fun to Learn for Young children. Duration: May to December 2018 Funding: $125,000 Grant: Simon K.Y. Lee Children’s Foundation.
Co-PI Project: Consultancy Study on Communication between Schools and Parents. Team: Dr. Cheung Kwok Wa, The Open University of Hong Kong; and Policy 21. Duration: 1.2017-8.2018 Grant: HK$1,084,000 Funder: Education Bureau of the HK SAR Government.
Co-PI Project: School leaving transition of youth with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and its impact on families in Hong Kong. Co-PI: Dr. Vivian Lou, HKU Duration: 2017 Grant: $200,000 Funders: SWSA Department Research Matching Grant and Sau Po Centre on Aging.
Co-PI Project: Quality Education Fund Thematic Network on Parent Education: Healthy Start at School Program HSS (2017/18 School year) Team: Prof. Cynthia Leung, Department of Applied Social Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University; and TWGHs. Project code number: EDB/QEF22/17/14 Duration: 2017-2018 Grant: $4,583,000 Funder: Quality Education Fund
Co-PI Project: The development and evaluation of an evidence-based program/service model (FLY: Fun to Learn for Young children) to promote the development of preschool children from disadvantaged families. Team: Professor Cynthia Leung of the HK PolyU; and the Hong Kong Christian Service. Duration: (FLY I Pilot: June 2013-2014; RCT: 2015 to 2016); (FLY II Implementation in 13 NGOs and 28 centres: 2016-2017), (FLY III Implementation in 18 NGOs in 18 districts: 2017-2018, FLY IV in 15 NGOs in 24 centres in 18 districts) Funding: $100,000 per year in 2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 as consultancy fee Grant: Simon K.Y. Lee Children’s Foundation.
Co-I: Project: Evaluation on Parent-Child interaction therapy (PCIT) Service Team: Prof Cynthia Leung, HK PolyU; TWGHs Duration: (11.2008-10.2011 on PCIT, a new initiative against child battering, 5.09M); (4.2012-3.2015 on PCIT service, 7.441M); (4.2015-3.2018 on PCIT service, 8.036M) Grant: 20.567M from 2008 to 2018 Funder: HK Jockey Club Community Project Grant (CPG)