11 April 2017 Leave a comment
Wayne Chan is a Physiotherapist at Chi Lin Nunnery Elderly Services and a Visiting Lecturer at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
He was formerly a full-time lecturer, and taught a number of subjects ranging from paediatrics to geriatrics. He is interested in geriatric rehabilitation, dementia, and active ageing.
He tweets at @WaynelsChan.
When I graduated from university, I never thought I would study for a PhD.
I’m a physiotherapist and love taking care of people with needs.
I hate being stuck behind a desk doing lots of writing and data processing on computers.
Due to the economic recession, however, there was almost no jobs available for physiotherapists.
Around this time, I joined the geriatrics program at The Chinese University of Hong Kong as a research assistant. With a passion for clinical research and having built a reputation for being reliable, I was given the chance to study for a doctorate.
The reasons I decided to do a PhD were two-fold: to give myself more options, and bargaining power, to choose what I would like to do at work, and to be less affected by the changes in overall economics. I had never previously thought about being an academic. Read more of this post