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Prof. Kara Ka Wah CHAN

Kara Ka Wah

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Tel: 3411-7836

Associate Dean (T & L), Office of the Dean of Communication Professor, Department of Communication Studies


Dr. Kara Chan (PhD in psychology; City University of Hong Kong) worked in the advertising profession and as a statistician for the Hong Kong Government before she joined the academia. Her research areas include advertising and children/youth, cross cultural consumer studies, environment and health communication, social inclusion, and active ageing. She is the editor-in-chief of Young Consumers. She has published eight books as well as over 170 journal articles and book chapters. She was a Fulbright Scholar at Bradley University. Her journal articles won five Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. She received Outstanding Performance in Scholarly Work at Hong Kong Baptist University in 2006 and 2014 and a Knowledge Transfer Award in 2016. She was the recipient of the President’s Award of Outstanding Performance in Research Supervision in 2018, General Education Teaching Award 2020/21, and the Finalist for the 2020 University Grants Committee Teaching Award. She served as the editor-in-chief of Young Consumers since 2020.