Professor Shek (PhD, FHKPS, BBS, SBS, JP) is Associate Vice President, Chair Professor of Applied Social Sciences, and Li and Fung Professor in Service Leadership Education at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is also Advisory Professor of East China Normal University and Honorary Professor of Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau.
During his stay at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, he was awarded two teaching awards. In 2016, he was awarded the Bronze Award (Ethical Leadership) and the Bronze Award (Social Enterprise) in the QS Reimagine Education Awards. In 2017, he was again awarded the Silver Award (Ethical Leadership) and the Gold Award (Sustainability) in the QS Reimagine Education Awards. In 2018, he was awarded the University Grants Committee Teaching Award in Hong Kong.
He is the Chief Editor of Journal of Youth Studies and Applied Research in Quality of Life and past Consulting Editor of Journal of Clinical Psychology and Editorial Advisor of British Journal of Social Work. 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 Editorial Board member of many international journals, including Journal of Child and Family Studies, Children and Youth Services Review, International Journal of Behavioral Development and Journal of Adolescent Health. He was awarded the 2017 ISQOLS Distinguished QOL Researcher Award by the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies.
Professor Shek is the former Chairman of Action Committee Against Narcotics and current Chairman of the Family Council of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.