Research Projects
Clinical and Translational Research on Scoliosis

Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☒ MPhil/PhD ☑ MRes[Med] ☒ URIS

The aim of study is to study scoliosis both in terms of clinical research and basic science studies. The following areas will be covered:

  1. Scoliosis screening
  2. Radiographic assessments
  3. Outcome measures
  4. Surgical outcomes
  5. Bracing
  6. Genetics
  7. Modelling

Research Plan and Methodology:

Study protocols will be developed based on each respective objective. The main purpose is to fully investigate various aspects of scoliosis research.

Professor KMC Cheung, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology


For more information or to express interest for this project, please email the supervisor or the specified contact point in the project description.  Interested candidates are advised to enclose with your email:

  1. your CV,
  2. a brief description of your research interest and experience, and
  3. two reference letters (not required for HKUMed UG students seeking MRes[Med]/URIS projects).

Information on the research programme, funding support and admission documentations could be referenced online at the Research Postgraduate Admissions website. General admission enquiries should be directed to

HKUMed MBBS students interested in the Master of Research in Medicine (MRes[Med]) programme may visit the programme website for more information.  

HKUMed UG students interested in the Undergraduate Research Internship Scheme (URIS) may visit the scheme’s website for more information.