UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
People
Chan, Isabelle Y. S.
BEng(Hons); MPhil; PhD; FISHP; MRICS; MCIOB, MHKICM

Dr. Chan is an Assistant Professor and Deputy Program Director of BSc (Surveying) in the Department of Real Estate and Construction at the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include construction health and safety, stress management in construction, construction innovation, leadership, culture, sustainable development, and so on. In line with these research interests, she has been involved in various externally and internally funded projects. The fruitful results of these projects were widely disseminated through books, international journals, conferences, workshops and seminars.

Isabelle is the Chairman of the Institute of Safety and Health Practitioners, Hong Kong; and is also the Chairman of the Research and Development Committee at the Institute. She has awarded the Doris-Zimmern Hughes Hall Fellowship at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. She is a Chartered Surveyor and a Chartered Construction Manager.

Research Projects

Principal-Investigator for the project entitled: ‘Enhancing Underground Development Users’ Health through an Automated Risk Assessment System for Facilities Management’ funded by General Research Fund (GRF), Research Grant Council (RGC), HKSAR, 2021-24.

Co-Investigator for the project entitled: ‘Online Teaching and Learning by “Tracing” Real-time Daily Site Operations: Development of Automated Surveillance Network Cameras’ funded by Teaching Development Grant, City University of Hong Kong, 2020-22.

Principal-Investigator for the project entitled: ‘Enhancing Underground Development Users’ Health through a Holistic Facilities Management Model: Empirical Evidence from On-site Studies and a Virtual Experiment’ funded by Early Career Scheme, Research Grant Council (RGC), HKSAR, 2019-22.

Principal-Investigator for the project entitled: ‘Underground Facilities Management and Occupant Health: Case Studies in Hong Kong’ funded by Seed Fund for Basic Research, University of Hong Kong (HKU), 2019-21.

Principal-Investigator for the project entitled: ‘Review of Adoption of New Engineering Contract (NEC) in Public Works Projects in Hong Kong’ funded by Development Bureau (DEVB), HKSAR, 2019-20.

Co-Investigator for the project entitled: ‘Comparison of Practice in Construction Industry between Hong Kong and the Mainland’ funded by Development Bureau (DEVB), HKSAR, 2019-20.

Co-Principal Investigator for the project entitled: ‘A Review of the Current RISC (Request for Inspection and Survey Checking) Forms Mechanism in Hong Kong’ funded by Hong Kong Construction Association (HKCA), 2019-20.

Principal-Investigator for the project entitled: ‘Enhancing the Research-teaching Nexus by Incorporating BIM in Sustainable Construction Teachings to Enrich Learning Outcomes’ under Teaching Development Grant (TDG), HKU, 2018-19.

Principal-Investigator for the project entitled: ‘Tangible Benefits of Green Commercial and Residential Development’ funded by the Pacific (Asia) Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS), 2018.

Co-Principal Investigator for the project entitled: ‘Sustainable Development Worldwide: Assessment Standards, Policies & Costs of Green Commercial & Residential Buildings’ funded by Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS), 2016-17.

Co-Investigator for the project entitled: ‘The Influence of National and Organizational Culture on Innovation in Facilities Management: Case study comparison of public healthcare organisations in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom’ under Seed Funding for Basic Research, HKU, 2016-2018.

Co-Investigator for the project entitled: ‘Learning and Teaching Professional Competence in the Built Environment using Serious Video Game Technology’ under TDG, HKU, 2015-17.

Principal-Investigator for the project entitled: ‘Fostering Innovation in Facilities Management in the Public Healthcare Sector: the Role of Organizational Culture, Leadership and the Cultural-Leadership Fit’ under Small Project Funding, The University of Hong Kong, 2014-2015.

Principal-Investigator for the project entitled: ‘Integrating Moodle in BIM-facilitated Quantity Surveying Education’ under TDG, HKU, 2014-2016.

Co-Investigator for the project entitled: ‘Off-Campus Experiential E-Learning for Students During Construction Site Visits: Development of Innovative Mobile App in Safety Audit for Civil and Construction Projects’ under TDG, City University of Hong Kong, 2013-15.

Co-Investigator for the project entitled:Optimizing the Performance of HK Construction Professionals in Mainland China via a Stress Management (SM) Model’ under Strategic Research Grant, City University of Hong Kong, 2012-14.

Co-Investigator for the project entitled: ‘Student Participation in Design and Development of Construction Safety Planning Model for Educational-BIM in Hong Kong Civil Engineering and Building Industry’ under TDG, City University of Hong Kong, 2012-13.

Office Hour

Office hours may be subject to change at short notice. Students are advised to make appointments for, inter alia, academic advising, dissertation and other learning related meetings with individual teacher during their office hours in advance.

Some courses may have specific consultation hour arrangement. Please refer to the respective course planner or announcement at Moodle for details.

Office: KB511
Office Hour: Thu, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Email: iyschan@hku.hk

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