Dr Eli Chu
Name: Eli Chu
Title in Occupational Therapy Department:
Phone number: +613 9904 4530
Eli Chu is a registered occupational therapist with extensive clinical experience in Hong Kong and Australia in both public and private health settings. Eli has specialties in chronic pain management; management and rehabilitation of rheumatology conditions; rehabilitation for adult and geriatric population with neurological conditions and spinal cord injuries as well as assistive technology. Eli is passionate about engaging people with health challenges in self-management and peer support. She is one of the founding executive members of Hong Kong Arthritis & Rheumatism Foundation.
Eli’s academic career involves undergraduate teaching, curriculum development, use of simulation in health education.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), 2005, The University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Medicine, Hong Kong
Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, 2015, Australian Catholic University, Victoria, Australia
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, 2011, Swinburne University of Technology, Victoria, Australia
Certificate in Traditional Chinese Medicine for Practitioner, 1994, School of Professional and Continuing Education, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Bachelor of Science (O.T.), 1989, University of Wisconsin – Madison, United States of America
Accredited Occupational Therapist
- Health and quality of life for people with chronic health conditions or disabilities
- Chronic pain and chronic disease self-management
- Evidence based practice
- Interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary rehabilitation
- Use of simulation in health education
- Personal, environmental and cultural factors related to occupation
Co-investigator on research project for Department of Health, Australia, Embedding simulation into clinical training in occupational therapy (with embedded economic evaluation), May 2014 to June 2017, amount funded: $1,294,220.00.
Co-investigator of Facilitating excellent teaching practices in role-play for the Health Sciences: A toolkit for staff and students informed by drama (2016 –2017), funded by Australian Catholic University Teaching and Learning Development Grant, amount funded: $19897.20.
Harding, K. E., Stephens, D., Taylor, N. F., Chu, E. & Wilby, A. (2010). Development and evaluation of an allied health research training scheme. Journal of allied health, 39 (4) 143E-148E.
Johnston, M. & Chu, E. (2010). Does attendance at a multidisciplinary outpatient rehabilitation program for people with Parkinson’s disease produce quantitative short term or long term improvements? A systematic review. NeuroRehabilitation, 26 (4), 375-383.
Lau, C.S., Chiu, K.Y., Chu, E. M., Cheng, I.Y.W., Tang, W.M., Man R.Y.K. & Halpern, G.M.(2004). Treatment of knee osteoarthritis with Lyprinol, lipid extract of the green –lipped mussel- a double-blind placebo-controlled study. Progress in Nutrition, 6 (1) 17-31.
Chu, E. M., Chiu, K.Y., Wong, R. W., Tang, W.M. & Lau, C.S. (2004). Translation and validation of Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales 2 into Chinese: CAIMS2. Arthritis Care and Research. 51(1), 20-7.
Imms, C., Chu, E., Guinea, S., Sheppard, L., Froude, E., & Carter, R. (2014). National Consultation Report – Embedding Simulation in Occupational Therapy. Australian Catholic University on behalf of Department of Health (previous Health Workforce Australia): Melbourne, Australia.
Recent Conference Presentations:
- Guinea, S., Imms, C., Chu, E., Darzins, S., Sheppard, L., Froude, E., Carter, R., Mathew, E., Penman, M., Gilbert-Hunt, S., Gribble, N., Nicola-Richmond, K., Ashby, S. (2017, May) Achieving professional competencies through a simulated clinical placement. Poster presented at the 7th International Clinical Skills, Prato, Italy.
- Guinea, S., Chu, E. & Sheppard, L (2015). Designing simulation for authentic learning. Poster presented at the Sim Health 2015, Adelaide, Australia.
- Sheppard, L., & Chu, E. (2014, May). Thinking outside the box: Engaging occupational therapy students in workplace practice…in the university. Paper presented at the OT Australia Victoria 2014 State Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
- Chu, E. & Millar, S. (2014, April). Factors that may predict patients who is more likely to drop out from an inter-disciplinary Chronic Pain Management Program. Poster presented at the Australian Pain Society 34th Annual Scientific Meeting, Hobart, Australia.
- Yeomanson, A., Millar, S. & Chu E. (2013, March). Redesigning a public ambulatory pain service to optimize wait times and care quality. Poster presented at the Australian Pain Society 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Canberra, Australia.
- Chu, E., Yeomanson, A. & Yencken, S. (2011, June). Short term and medium term effectiveness of a multidisciplinary pain management program in a public health service. Poster presented at the Australian Pain Society 31st Annual Scientific Meeting, Darwin, Australia.
- Chu, E. M. Y., Ip, H. C., Wong, P. C., & Chan, A. (2005). Survey on the Service Needs of People with Disabilities for Community Living. Paper presented at the Hospital Authority Convention, Hong Kong.
- Chu, E.M.Y., Yung, P., Li, C., Lau, W. C. S. & Leung, B. (2003) A randomized controlled study on the rehabilitation of rheumatoid arthritis patients with the use of psychological and occupational therapy. The 8th Medical Research Conference Abstracts, Hong Kong Medical Journal, China, 25-26 January 2003, 9 (1) Supp 1, 68.
- Chu, E. M. Y. & Lau, C. S. (2001). A new model of health identified through qualitative and quantitative analysis of the Chinese Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales 2. Cultural issues in the translation and validation and health status measures. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 2001 Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts, November 10–15, 2001, SanFrancisco, CA. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 44: 277–390. doi:10.1002/1529-0131(200109)44:9+<::AID-ART427>3.0.CO;2-4.
- Chu, M. Y., Chiu, P. K. Y., Wong, R. W. S. & Lau, C. S. (2000, Oct) Use of health status measurement scales among arthritis patients with low educational level. Poster presented at the 35th Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Annual Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
- Chu, M. Y., Chiu, P. K. Y., Wong, R. W. S. & Lau, C. S. (2000, May). Translation and validation of the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales 2 (AIMS2) into Chinese. Poster presented at the Asian Pacific Rheumatology League of Association 2000, Beijing, China
- Lau, W. C. S., Chu, E. M Y., Leung, P.Y., Chiu, P.K. Y., Tang, W. M. & Wong, R. W. S. (2000) The need for tools to measure rheumatic disease outcomes in the Asian Pacific Region. Proceeding/Conference: Abstract of the 9th Asia Pacific League of Rheumatology Congress, p77.
- Chu, M. Y. & Wong, J. W. H. (2000). Integrating tradition Chinese Medicine and occupational therapy in the rehabilitation of chronic disease. A pilot study on the use of “Tui Na” in facilitating functional performance and improving quality of life of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Paper presented at the First National Quality of Life Symposium, Guangzhou 2000, China.
- Chu, M. Y., Chan, E. & Ho, R. S. W. (2000). The application of “Tui Na” to facilitate spastic hand function after stroke Paper presented at the OT Symposium 2000, Hong Kong.