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The Chancellor, Mr David Morgan presided, assisted by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International and Development) Ms Robin Buckham.
The MC was the Manager, Assessments and Graduations, Mr Ross Buchan.
The Mace-bearer was Mr Richard Fogarty.
Dean, Faculty of Business and Law, Professor Gael McDonald.
Deputy Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology, Associate Professor Dineli Mather.
The student response was delivered by Daisy Carolina Halim.
Doctoral Degree Recipients
Dr Juliana Chau - Thesis title: “Developing English Skills Through Reflective Portfolios in Hong Kong Universities.”
This thesis concerns the use of reflective portfolios by teachers of English as a second language to assist non-native speakers in Hong Kong universities to complete their studies in English. Data analysis contributes to an enhanced understanding of the connection between second language acquisition, portfolios and reflection.
Dr Fiona Starr - Thesis title: “Mobilising Corporate Social Responsibility for World Cultural Heritage Conservation.”
Through case studies and international surveys, this thesis investigates means to mobilise further corporate responsibility for World Cultural Heritage conservation. It reveals a strong business case for support, based on the sustainable development benefits and shared value for all stakeholders and makes recommendations for using the findings to engage companies.
Dr Kwan Lan Vicky Tsang - Thesis title: “Assessment of Movement Participation for Children with Developmental Coordination Disorders.”
The Caregiver Assessment of Movement Participation was developed to identify children of 5-10 years old for movement participation difficulties in home contexts. Its psychometric properties were investigated including its usefulness as a screening instrument using both classical test theory methods and Rasch analyis. Results confirmed its validity and reliability.
Dr Chi-Cheng Wu - Thesis title: “The Outcomes, Processes and Challenges of Inclusive Education in Victoria.”
A collaborative school culture is important to improve the learning of students with special education needs. This could be met through a consolidation of a school's understanding of student’s learning difficulties as environmental causes and an increase of teacher’s confidence and knowledge on addressing student's diverse needs.
The occasional address was delivered by Mr Bernard Poon.
Mr Bernard Poon is the Managing Director for Transaction Advisory Services with Ernst & Young.
With more than 15 years of experience, Mr Poon specialises in valuations and financial modelling engagements principally in Greater China. He has been involved in numerous cross-border transactions and has extensive experience in the valuation of businesses, shares and intangible assets for transaction analysis, business strategy, expert witness or accounting purposes.
Mr Poon has assisted audit teams in reviewing valuation reports prepared by the independent valuers or management of their audit clients, which includes companies from various industry sectors.
In addition to valuations, Bernard has led a number of financial modelling advisory and financial due diligence engagements.
Mr Poon is a fellow of CPA Australia and in 2010 is a Councillor for their Hong Kong Division. He is also a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Practising Accountants.