Colin studied the MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy in 2004 and during the programme Colin spent his internship in the International Intelligence on Culture, mainly assisted the research on Hong Kong Arts & Cultural Indicators. He also joined the Creative Clusters conference which was held in Brighton. As a student representative he kept abreast of the latest development of the global creative sectors; and in which he was able to meet his future bosses.
After the MA programme Colin returned Hong Kong and worked as a researcher for Centre for Cultural Policy Research, University of Hong Kong. He became involved in cultural researches for Hong Kong and Beijing, and tried pursue a PhD with his immense interest on cultural and creative districts. However, desperate for a stable income to maintain his family, Colin eventually joined the Government service as a police inspector.
As a police inspector Colin managed his subordinates with an open mind inherited from the MA programme. His international exposure during the programme paved the way for effective communications between the police and the general public. The programme not only brought creative thoughts to Colin, but also the working attitude inspired by the professors, guest lecturers and students of Goldsmiths.