Head and Professor


CHOW, Bik Chu 周碧珠

Position:              Head and Professor

Coordinator of Research Post-graduate Program

Director, Dr. Stephen Hui Research Centre for Physical Recreation and Wellness
Office:                  AAB 936, Academic and Administration Building, Baptist University Road Campus
Telephone No.:   3411 7007  (office)
Fax No.:               3411 5757  (office)              
Email:                  bchow@hkbu.edu.hk



Ph.D., University of Georgia, USA
M.S., B.S. Springfield College, MA, USA
Advanced Teacher's Certificate, Grantham College of Education, HK
Teacher Certificate, Sir Robert Black College of Education, HK

Research Focus

  • Test & measurements
  • Fitness testing
  • Women in sport
  • Children's physical activity

Honours/Awards/Professional Qualifications

  • Research Award: 2008 Metzler-Freedman Outstanding Paper Award for best paper in Journal of Teaching in Physical Education for the year of 2008.
  • Teaching Award: President's Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching: Hong Kong Baptist University, 2002
  • Valedictorian, Class of 1987: Springfield College, USA
  • All-college Graduate Fellowship Award (1987): Springfield College, USA

Recent Publications (Since 2013)

  • Sit, C.H.P., McKenzie, T.L., Ester, C., Chow, B.C., Huang, W.Y., & Yu, J. (2017). Physical activity and sedentary time among children with disabilities at school. Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise, 49(2):292-297.
  • Lam, M.H.S., Chow, B. C., Cheung, S.Y., Lee, K.Y., Li, W.H.C., Ho, E., Flint, S.W., Yang, L., & Yung, N.K.F. (2017). A Systematic Review of Recreation Therapy for Depression in Older Adults. Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy, 7(2). DOI: 10.4172/2161-0487.1000298
  • Chow, B.C., McKenzie, T.L., & Sit, C.H.P. (2016). Public parks in Hong Kong: Characteristics of physical activity areas and their users. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(7), 639-654. doi: 10.3390/ijerph13070639
  • Chow, B.C., Huang W.Y.J., Choi, P.H.N. & Pan, C. (2016). Design and methods of a multi-component physical activity program for adults with intellectual disabilities living in group. Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness, 14, 35-40.
  • Sivan, A., Tam, V. C., Hu, A., Chan, D. W. K., Leung, A. Y. L., Chaudhuri, T., Chow, B. C., Hung, S. S. L., Kim, L. E., Mah, D. N. Y., Shroff, R., & Wong, 0. M. H. (2016). Designing and implementing a two-level community of practice project to develop a teaching portfolio framework. Learning Communities Journal, 8(2), 51-69.
  • Chow, B. C., McKenzie, T. L., & Louie, L. (2015). Physical activity and its contexts during preschool classroom sessions. Advances in Physical Education, 5(3), 194-203. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ape.2015.53024
  • Chow, B. C., McKenzie, T. L., & Louie, L. (2015). Children’s physical activity and associated variables during preschool physical education. Advances in Physical Education, 5(1), 39-49. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/ape.2015.51005
  • Sam, K. L., Chow, B. C., & Tong, K. K. (2015, in press). Effectiveness of exercise-based interventions for children with autism: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Learning & Teaching.
  • Chow, B. C., Louie, L., & Cheung, P. P. (2014). Physical activity of young children in Hong Kong preschools. Asian Journal of Physical Education & Recreation, 19(1), 70-75.
  • Louie, L., Wong, K. C., & Chow, B. C. (2014). A survey on the swimming abilities among secondary school students in Hong Kong. Asian Journal of Physical Education & Recreation, 20(1).
  • Chow, B.C., & Louie, L.H.T. (2013). Differences in children's gross motor skills between two types of preschool. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 116(1 ), 253-261. DOI 10.2466/25.06.10.PMS.116.1.253-261
  • FUNG, Y. K., Chan, D. K., Caudwell, K. M., & Chow, B. C. (2013). Is the wheelchair fencing classification fair enough? A kinematic analysis among world-class wheelchair fencers. European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity, 6(1), 17-29.
  • Chow, B. C., Chan, A. S. Y., Tong, T. K. K., & Louie, L. H. T. (2013). Social cognitive theory based intervention targeting non-working time physical activity in adults with intellectual disabilities. Medicine & Science in Sports Exercise, l 5(Supplement), 375.


Research Grants (Since 2013)

  • PI- "School-based motor skills and physical activity programme for preschoolers with developmental delay". Faculty Research Grant, HK$98,910 (2017-2018).
  • PI- "Effectiveness of a physical activity intervention program for adults with intellectual disabilities living in group homes". Faculty Research Grant, HK$99,800 (2015-2016).
  • Co-I-"Active transport in children and adolescents: What factors matter? Faculty Research Grant, HK$98,000 (2015-2016) (PI- W. Huang)
  • Co-I-"Influences on preschool children's physical activity: a qualitative study of parents' perspectives. Faculty Research Grant, HK$60,000 (2015-2016) (Pl- L. Louie)
  • Co-I-"Physical activity engagement and opportunities for children with disabilities in special school environments. GRF, HK$407,994 (2013-2015) (PI-C. Sit, CUHK)

Community/Professional Services (Ongoing)

  • Specialist, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications (2015-2018)
  • Member, HKDSE Physical Education Subject Committee (2013-2016)
  • Vice-Chairman, Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, China (Since 1998)