Prof David Shum
Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences and Chair Professor of Neuropsychology at the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Professor Shum is a neuropsychologist with over 30 years of university teaching experience in Australia. In 2018, Prof. Shum returned to Hong Kong to accept the appointment as the Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences and Chair Professor of Neuropsychology at the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
He specialises in the field of brain injury, ageing, cognitive impairments, and rehabilitation. His research focuses on attention, memory, and executive function in both normal individuals and those with brain injuries.
In recognition of his teaching excellence, Professor Shum received the Griffith Award for Excellence in Teaching (Honours and Postgraduate Coursework Supervision) in 2002. He is also renowned for his research supervision and was honored with the Griffith University Pro Vice Chancellor (Health) Research Excellence Award in 2016.
Throughout his career, Professor Shum has secured funding from prestigious bodies such as the Australian Research Council, the National Health and Medical Research Council in Australia, and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council. His extensive publication record includes 4 books, 8 book chapters, and over 300 refereed journal articles. Notably, he has authored a textbook entitled Psychological Testing and Assessment (now in its 3rd edition) published by the Oxford University Press.
Professor Shum’s expertise has been sought after internationally, leading to invitations to present his research at various conferences. He serves on the editorial boards of esteemed journals such as Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, Brain Impairment, and PsyCh Journal.
In addition to his academic achievements, Professor Shum holds honorary positions at the Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, Chinese Mainland.