Daniel Shek-Wofoo Foundation Track for the Advancement of Adolescent Quality of Life Research
Named for an ISQOLS leader and pioneer in the advancement of adolescent quality of life research, contributions made to the “Daniel Shek-Wofoo Foundation Track” will permanently endow a track on the “Advancement of Adolescent Quality of Life Research” to be held as part of each ISQOLS international conference program. This track will include as least two sessions consisting of three or more participants whose research activities overlap with the purpose of this endowment.
Sessions organized by each Conference Program Committee will represent topical areas of the theme “Advancement of Adolescent Quality of Life Research.” Such topical areas could be, but are not limited to, any of the following: adolescent well-being, positive youth development, positive youth development or adolescent prevention programs, family and adolescent well-being, culture and adolescent well-being, adolescent spirituality, assessment of adolescent well-being, youth leadership, service leadership, service-learning, etc.
Only the income earned from this Fund will be used to support the endowed track.
Daniel Shek (PhD, FHKPS, BBS, SBS, JP) is Associate Vice President (Undergraduate Programme) and Chair Professor of Applied Social Sciences at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is also Advisory Professor of East China Normal University, Honorary Professor of Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau, Adjunct Professor of University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Fellow of the Hong Kong Psychological Society. During his stay at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, he was awarded two teaching awards. He was also awarded the Bronze Award (Ethical Leadership) and the Bronze Award (Social Enterprise) in the QS Reimagine Education Awards 2016.
Daniel Shek has to date published 144 books, 394 book chapters and more than 650 articles in international refereed journals. He is the Chief Editor of Journal of Youth Studies and Applied Research in Quality of Life. He is a Series Editor of Quality of Life in Asia published by Springer and an Associate Editor of the Encyclopedia of Family Studies published by Wiley-Blackwell. He is an Editorial Advisor of The British Journal of Social Work and an Editorial Board member of many journals, including Social Indicators Research and Journal of Adolescent Health.
Daniel Shek is a psychologist with research interests in positive youth development, family processes, scale development, quality of life, program evaluation, addiction and spirituality. In the past decade, he has been leading a research project entitled “P.A.T.H.S. to Adulthood: A Jockey Club Youth Enhancement Scheme” (Project P.A.T.H.S.) which is financially supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.
Professor Shek was the past Chairman of the Action Committee against Narcotics (2009-2014) and he is currently Chairman of the Family Council, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star and Silver Bauhinia Star by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2000 and 2013, respectively.