Dr. CHEUNG Hang Cheong Derek



Dr. Cheung Hang Cheong Derek obtained B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research mainly focused on studying the regulatory pathway of a telomerase protein and its implication on cancer cell growth. He has been working as a lecturer in the Office of University General Education since 2012 and is responsible for teaching one of the compulsory General Education Foundation (GEF) courses UGFN1000 In Dialogue with Nature. Dr. Cheung is actively developing online micro-modules and educational mobile applications to meet the diverse needs of students. He is also interested in pedagogical research on evaluating the effectiveness of various learning activities and innovations in facilitating students’ attainment of learning outcomes. He was the awardee of Exemplary Teaching Award in General Education (CUHK) and Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award (CUHK) in 2018.

Courses Taught

UGFN1000 In Dialogue with Nature

Selected Publications

  • Hin-Yan Chan, Chun-Yeung Lo, Andy Ka-Leung Ng, Derek Hang-Cheong Cheung, Kai-Ming Kiang. “Relation Between Interactive Learning and Prior Knowledge: Insights from a General Education Program of Science and Humanities”. <Journal of General Education> vol.66 no.3-4 136-165 pgs. Penn State University Press, 2019.
  • Sai-Tim Ho, Rui Jin, Derek Hang-Cheong Cheung, Jun-Jian Huang, Pang-Chui Shaw. “The PinX1/NPM interaction associates with hTERT in early-S phase and facilitates telomerase activation”. <Cell & Bioscience> vol.9 no.47, 2019
  • Derek Hang-Cheong Cheung, Andy Ka-Leung Ng, Kai-Ming Kiang, Henry Hin-Yan Chan. “Creating a community of inquiry in the science classroom: an effective pedagogy for teaching diverse students?”. <Journal of Further and Higher Education> 2018.
  • Cheung DH, Ho ST, Lau KF, Jin R, Wang YN, Kung HF, Huang JJ, Shaw PC. “Nucleophosmin Interacts with PIN2/TERF1-interacting Telomerase Inhibitor 1 (PinX1) and Attenuates the PinX1 Inhibition on Telomerase Activity.”. <Scientific Reports> Article number: 43650 vol.7 Nature publish group, 2017.
  • KIANG Kai Ming, CHAN Hin Yan, NG Ka Leung, CHEUNG Hang Cheong. “Effectiveness of Micro-Modules in a Science Classics Course”. <American Journal of Educational Research> vol.4 no.13 917-926 pgs. United States of America: Science and Education Publishing, 2016.
  • Andy Ka-Leung Ng, Kai-Ming Kiang, Derek Hang-Cheong Cheung. “Assessing Students’ Attainment in Learning Outcomes: A Comparison of Course-End Evaluation and Entry-Exit Surveys”. <World Journal of Education> vol.6 no.3 56-65 pgs. 2016

Research Projects

Principle Investigator of Teaching Development and Language Enhancement (TDLEG) for 2019-22 Triennium:

  • Development of Blackboard-Integrated Knowledge Management Web Application for Fostering Students’ Global Vision in General Education Foundation Programme
  • Enhancing Scientific Communication Through a Life Sciences and General Education Partnership

Principle Investigator of Teaching Development and Language Enhancement (TDLEG) for 2022-25 Triennium:

  • Developing an inter-departmental program to foster scientific communication