Dr Daniel Fong gained his BSc in Physics, MSc in Exercise Science, and PhD in Orthopaedics and Traumatology from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has served as a Research Assistant Professor and Deputy Co-Director of the MSc Sports Medicine and Health Science programme in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology in The Chinese University of Hong Kong. During May to September 2012, he was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh.
In February 2014, Daniel joined Loughborough University as a Senior Lecturer in Rehabilitation Science, and was promoted to Reader in Sports Medicine and Biomechanics in November 2021. He has been the Programme Leader of the MSc Musculoskeletal Sport Science and Health since 2015.
Dr Daniel Fong has gained £2.2M research grant since 2006. His major research is on the mechanism and prevention of ankle sprain injury in sports. He is the first and also one of the leading researchers quantifying the mechanism of ankle sprain injury with biomechanics quantities. Daniel has invented a patented method which utilises a motion sensor to detect hazardous ankle motions which may lead to an ankle sprain injury and then actuate electrical stimulation on the lateral shank to stop the injurious motion to prevent the injury. In addition, he conducted research into knee injury, rehabilitation, slips and falls, orthopaedic devices and biomedical engineering topics.
Daniel has won several research awards: Hong Kong Occupational Safety and Health Council Best Project Award 2003-2004, The Hong Kong Ergonomics Society Outstanding Project Award 2004, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Young Researcher Award 2008-2009, The Institution of Engineering and Technology Innovation Awards “Highly Commented” finalists 2012, and Hans Gros Emerging Researcher Award of The International Society of Biomechanics in Sports 2013.
Since 2014, Dr Daniel Fong has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Sports Biomechanics Journal (Taylor and Francis), the official journal of The International Society of Biomechanics in Sports. He has also served as the Membership Chair of the International Ankle Consortium (2020-2022), Young Scholar Committee of the World Association of Chinese Biomedical Engineers (2020-2022), Research Committee Member (2020-2022) and Council Member (2010-2014) of The Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science, Vice President of Publication (2012-2014) and Board of Directors (2009-2011) of The International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, and Treasurer of the Asian Society of Sport Biomechanics (2010-2012).
Daniel has been appointed External Examiner of University College Dublin, and Honorary/Adjunct Professor or Associate Professor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Mahidol University, and Shandong Sport University. He has served as research proposal reviewer and PhD external examiner for 15+ organisations and institutes, as editorial board member or guest editor for 10+ journals, and as reviewer on over 300 occasions for 50+ different journals in sports medicine, orthopaedics, biomechanics and related subjects.
- Frias Bocanegra J, Fong DTP* (accepted). Playing surface traction influences movement strategies during a sidestep cutting task in futsal: implications for ankle performance and sprain injury risk. Sports Biomechanics.
- Mok KM, Ha SCW, Chan ZYS, Yung PSH, Fong DTP* (2021). An inverted ankle joint orientation at foot strike could incite ankle inversion sprain: Comparison between injured and non-injured cutting motions of a tennis player. The Foot, 48, 101853.
- Fong DTP, Ko JKL, Yung PSH* (2021). Using fast Fourier transform and polynomial fitting on dorsal foot kinematics data to identify simulated ankle sprain motion from common sporting motions. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine in Biology, 21(4), 2150040.
- Fong DTP*, Mok KM, Thompson IM, Wang Y, Shan W, King MA (accepted). A lateral ankle sprain during a lateral backward stepping in badminton: a case report of a televised injury incident. Journal of Sport and Health Science.
- Fong DTP, Chan YY, Chu VWS, Lam AHF, Yung PSH* (2021). Using a single uniaxial gyroscope to detect lateral ankle sprain hazard. IEEE Sensors Journal, 21(3), 3757-3762.
- Fong DTP, Leung WC, Mok KM, Yung PSH* (2020). Delayed ankle muscle reaction time in female amateur footballers after the first 15 minutes of a simulated prolonged football protocol. Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics, 7, 54.
- Panagiotakis E, Mok KM, Fong DTP, Bull AMJ* (2017). Biomechanical analysis of ankle ligamentous sprain injury cases from televised basketball games: understanding when, how and why ligament failure occurs. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20(12), 1057-1061.
- Wei F, Fong DTP*, Chan KM, Haut R (2015). Estimation of ligament strains and joint moments in the ankle during a supination sprain injury. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 18(3), 243-248.
- Fong DTP*, Chu VWS, Chan KM (2012). Myoelectric stimulation on peroneal muscles resists simulated ankle sprain motion. Journal of Biomechanics, 45(11), 2055-2057.
- Fong DTP, Chan YY, Mok KM, Yung PSH, Chan KM* (2009). Understanding acute ankle ligamentous sprain injury in sports. BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 1, 14.
- Fong DTP, Hong Y*, Shima Y, Krosshaug T, Yung PSH, Chan KM (2009). Biomechanics of supination ankle sprain – a case report of an accidental injury event in laboratory. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 37(4), 822-827.
- Fong DTP, Hong Y, Chan LK, Yung PSH, Chan KM* (2007). A systematic review on ankle injury and ankle sprain in sports. Sports Medicine, 37(1), 73-94.