Dr Derwin Chan was an elite athlete who represented Hong Kong to participate in many international swimming and triathlon competitions for over ten years. In the pursuit of his dream to become a psychologist specialised in sport and health, he spent 8 years for university education for obtaining a bachelor degree (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), master degree (Loughborough University, UK), and PhD (University of Nottingham, UK) in psychology. Following his university education, Dr Chan worked as a post-doctoral research fellow, and then a lecturer at Curtin University. In 2015 he was appointed assistant professor in the University of Hong Kong. Dr Chan is a chartered psychologist and an associate fellow with the British Psychological Society, a chartered scientist with UK Science Council, and a registered consultant for occupational safety and health. He has over 50 publications of peer-review articles or book chapters related to the psychology of sport, health, and medical treatment. Dr Chan’s research primarily focuses on psychosocial, motivational, and social cognitive processes underpinning individuals’ health behaviours. He develops evidence-based digital health interventions in a number of health contexts, such as injury and disease prevention, safety in sport, and anti-doping. He has attracted competitive research funding, as principal investigators, from governments (e.g., General Research Fund, Health and Medical Research Fund), local funding bodies (e.g., Hong Kong Jockey Club), and international organisations (e.g., World Anti-Doping Agency). In recognition to his expertise in sport medicine, health psychology, and sport psychology, Dr Chan has been invited to serve important roles in the editorial boards of a number of scientific scholarly journals. He has been invited regularly by sport/ health organisations to deliver seminars about sport psychology, anti-doping, sport injury prevention, and other health talks to the public and young athletes.
Section Editor of Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science (2015-Present)
Executive Editor of Health Psychology Bulletin (2016-Present)
Consulting Editor of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology (2016-Present)
Editorial board member of Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being (2017-Present)
Editorial board member of Scandinavian Journal of Science and Medicine in Sports (2016-Present)
Editorial board member of Frontiers in Psychology (2016-Present)
Editorial board member of Stress and Health (2013-Present)
Editorial board member of Health Science Reports (2017-Present)
Editorial board member of Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness (2017-Present)
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology and Speech Pathology, Curtin University
Member of Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine Group, Curtin University
Chartered Psychologist, and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Chan, D. K. C., Ntoumanis, N., Gucciardi, D. F., Donovan, R. J., Dimmock, J. A., Hardcastle, S. J., & Hagger, M. S. (2016). What if it really was an accident? The psychology of unintentional doping. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 50, 898-899. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-094678
Chan, D. K. C., Zhang, X., Fung, H. H., & Hagger, M. S. (2016). Affect, affective variability and physical health: Results from a population-based investigation in China. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 23(4), 438-446. doi:10.1007/s12529-015-9510-2
Chan, D. K. C., Yang, S. X., Mullan, B., Zhang, X., Du, X., Chatzisarantis, N. L. D., & Hagger, M. S. (2015). Preventing the spread of H1N1 influenza infection during a pandemic: Autonomy-supportive advice versus controlling instruction. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 38(3), 416-426. doi: 10.1007/s10865-014-9616-z
Chan, D. K. C., Dimmock, J. A., Donovan, R. J., Hardcastle, S., Lentillon-Kaestner, V., & Hagger, M. S. (2015). Self-determined motivation in sport predicts anti-doping motivation and intention: A perspective from the trans-contextual model. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 18(3), 315-322. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2014.04.001
Chan, D. K. C., Fung, Y. K., Xing, S., & Hagger, M. S. (2014). Myopia prevention, near work, and visual acuity of college students: Integrating the theory of planned behavior and self-determination theory. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 37(3), 369-380. Doi: 10.1007/s10865-013-9494-9
Chan, D. K. C., & Hagger, M. S. (2012). Trans-contextual motivation in sport injury prevention among elite athletes. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 34(5), 661-682.
Chan, D. K. C., & Hagger, M. S. (2012). Theoretical integration and the psychology of sport injury prevention. Sports Medicine, 42(9), 725-732.
Chan, D. K. C., & Hagger, M. S. (2012). Self-determined forms of motivation predict sport injury prevention and rehabilitation intentions. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 15(5), 398-405.
Chan, D. K., Lonsdale, C., Ho, P. Y., Yung, P. S. H., & Chan, K. M. (2009). Patient motivation and adherence to post-surgery rehabilitation exercise recommendations: The influence of physiotherapists' autonomy supportive behaviors. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 90, 1977-1982. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2009.05.024