Dr. Sung Chan Po Lin, Pauline

Associate Professor,
Department of Applied Social Sciences
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Sung Chan, Pauline is an Associate Professor in Social Work in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. With Professor Donald Schon of MIT, she has developed a groundbreaking theory to explain how practitioners learn new knowledge for making innovative organizational changes. She has actively promoted partnership between academics and non-profit-making organizations to pioneer the use of action research to promote organizational change and generate practice knowledge in Hong Kong and China. Her academic and research interest include organizational learning and change, collaborative action research, family and couple therapy, professional education, educating reflective practitioners.


  • BES (Environment Studies)
  • MSW (HK)
  • Pgd Cert in Marital & Family Therapy, PhD (Nott)