About Dr. Ngai

Dr. Shirley NGAI

PhD (HKPU), MScMed (Sleep Medicine) (USYD), MSc Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CUHK), BSc PT (HKPU)

Dr. Shirley Ngai is an Associate Professor of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She serves as the Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy and was the former Programme Leader for Master in Physiotherapy and Clinical Education Coordinator for local and overseas clinical placement. She concurrently holds the position as Co-Chairman of the Working Group of Subject Quality Assurance of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Secretary of the International Confederation of Cardiorespiratory Physical Therapists under World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Chairperson of International Affairs and Publication Subcommittee of Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association and Vice-Chairman of Hong Kong Society for Simulation in Healthcare.  Shirley’s research interests include management of airway obstructive disease, cardiopulmonary physiotherapy, exercise physiology and medical simulation. She was the recipient of 2011 Australian Endeavour Research Fellowship, 2013 Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR) short term research fellowship and 2018 APSR COPD Assembly Award. In addition, Shirley has led several teaching and learning projects to develop teaching innovation such as Mobile Apps, online resources, Flipped Classroom, MOOC to address students’ learning needs and to enhance their learning experience. She was the recipient of 2013/14 RS Outstanding teaching award, 2013/14 Faculty award for outstanding performance in teaching (FHSS), 2016 UGC Teaching Award (Early Career Faculty Member) and Second Prize of 2018 National Teaching Achievement Award (Higher Education).