- Fellowship in 2000 at the University of Cambridge
- Scholarship in 1997 at the University of Cambridge
Sam is currently Principal Lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University. Sam is also Assistant Director of Institute of Bioresource and Agriculture (IBA).
Sam specializes in wetland ecology, nature conservation and management, and environmental pollution and impact. He is leading the Multidisciplinary Research Centre which was established in 2016 with the support of RGC funding.
Sam is passionate about teaching and learning. He incorporates active learning strategies into his classroom and beyond to engage students in learning science. He makes science relevant and fun to students.
Sam is an active science communicator. He believes that science communication is part of a scientist's everyday life and is also an essential part of the scientific process. Sam has been promoting science with the community. Some projects include "Croucher Science Week", "Science Tours to Schools" and "Science Communication Workshops".