Dr. Diana Kwok is Associate Professor of the Department of Special Education and Counselling. She is a registered social worker, approved counselling supervisor, and a certified sex therapist/supervisor. Diana used to work in school, family, mental health, and LGBTQIA+ social service settings, in Hong Kong, and in the U.S.. She is currently board member of the The Hong Kong Association of Sexuality Educators, Researchers & Therapists; panel member of the Disciplinary Committee and Assessment Committee of the Hong Kong Social Workers' Registration Board. Her research projects were funded by RGC, HK Government, Equal Opportunities Fund, and private fundings, mostly focused on sexual/transgender prejudice, life experiences of sexual and gender diverse individuals (LGBTQIPA+), rights-based sexuality education, and cultural competence of professionals. Diana actively engages in knowledge transfer, to inform and to advocate for a shift of paradigm in sexuality education for educators, mental health professionals, and the general public. Throughout the years, she has been interviewed by international and Hong Kong media outlets such as the BBC, SCMP, Mingpao Daily, RTHK, the Standard News. Her op-eds have also been published in the Mingpao Daily, Singtao Daily, Hong Kong Economic Journal and among other diverse outlets. Informed from her research, she provides professional training and clinical supervision to educators, social workers, counsellors, and mental health practitioners on mental health, sexuality education, and sexual diversity in various universities, schools, NGOs, and government organizations, in Hong Kong and in other Asian cities. The research results were published in a wide range of international journals including Journal of Social Work Education, Journal of LGBT Youth, Sex Education, International Review of Psychiatry, British Journal of Guidance and Counselling etc..
Ed.D University of Hong KongMSW (Mental Health Counselling) California State University, USAPgD (Sex Therapy) Florida Postgraduate Sex Therapy Training InstitutePgD (Sexuality Studies) University of AmsterdamB.Soc.Sci (Social Work) Chinese University of Hong Kong
Registered Social Worker (HKSWRB)Approved Counselling Supervisor (HKPCA) Certified Sex Therapist (HKASERT)
Current Teaching and Course Coordination
Supervision of Postgraduate Research Students
Past Teaching Experiences
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