Prof LO, Sing Kai    盧成皆 教授
Chair Professor
Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Associate Vice President (Internationalization)
Office of the Vice President (Research and Development)
Co-Director
Analytics\Assessment Research Centre
Co-Director
Centre for Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0001-8401-1759
Phone
(852) 2948 7332
Fax
(852) 2948 8744
Email
skl@eduhk.hk
Address
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
Scopus ID
7401542391
Research Interests

Evidence-based education

Social and personal wellbeing

Research methods

Traditional Chinese medicine

Personal Profile

After graduating from the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley, Professor Lo had been an academic staff in a number of universities in the US, Australia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Prior to joining EdUHK, he was Associate Dean of Research at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia; overseeing the Higher Degree by Research Program in the Health Faculty and coordinating research collaborations with China. He has a solid track record in securing research incomes; and has published over 200 articles, mainly in journals with high impact factors. He has also won numerous teaching awards. He has a strong background in capacity building; and is particularly experienced in providing mentorship services to early and mid-career researchers.

Research Interests

Evidence-based education

Social and personal wellbeing

Research methods

Traditional Chinese medicine

Research Outputs

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Chapter in an edited book (author)
Leung, Cynthia., Tsang, Sandra., Lo,Sing Kai., Chan Ruth (2020). Family mealtime environment and child behavior outcomes in Chinese perschool children. In Ariel Tenenbaum, Daniel TL Shek, Moon Law and Joav Merrick(Eds.), Advances in Chinese children,adolescent and family research (315-323). New York: Nova Science.

Journal Publications
Publication in refereed journal
Michelle W.T Cheng, Yi Xie, Sing Kai Lo (2023). Making the College Transition in China-Rural First-Generation College Students and Their Parents. Social Education Research, 4(1), 131-143. https://doi.org/10.37256/ser.4120232155
Michelle W.T. Cheng, D. Gaipov, S. Kadyrov, S.K. Lo (2022). Psychosocial Well-Being among Undergraduate Students in Hong Kong and Kazakhstan. International Journal of Higher Education Pedagogies, 3(4), 24-33. https://doi.org/10.33422/ijhep.v3i4.91
Huang,R.Q., Gung,Y.D., Lo,S.K. (2022). Pathways and Implications for Implementing Extended Core Curriculum for Students with Visual Impairments in U.S. Mainstream Schools. Modern Special Education, 05, 76-79.
Ya-Ying Wei, Chia-Lin Koh, Miao-Ju Hsu, Sing-Kai Lo, Chia-Hsim Chen, Jau- Hong Lin (2022). Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation combined with neuromuscular electrical stimulation on upper extremity motor function in patients with stroke. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 101(2), 145-151. https://doi.org/10.1097/PHM.0000000000001759
WANG ,Y.F.,&Lo,S.K. (2021). Construction of Family-School-Community Collaborative Support Model for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Modern Special Education (Research in Higher Education), 24, 36-41.
Cheng, L. W. K., Tsang, V., Cheung, R. Y. M., Sam, K.-L., & Lo, S. K. (2021). Can social inclusion be evaluated? Investigating the psychometric properties of the social inclusion intervention scale. Journal of Early Childhood Education Research, 10(2), 180-198.
Ng, David Tze Kin., Fisher, John W., Au, Mei Lan.,& Lo, Sing Kai (2021). International Society for Educational Planning. International Society for Educational Planning, 27(1), 49-60.
Yang, H., Lo Sing Kai.,Cheung, Pui Yee Peggy (2021). Knowledge, attitude, and intentions toward concussion management among Chinese undergraduate students majored in physical education: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 19(2), 149-158.
Ching, N Y Fiona.,So, Wing Mui Winne.,Lo Sing Kai., &Wong, W H savio (2020). Preservice teachers’ neuroscience literacy and perceptions of neuroscience in education: Implications for teacher education. Trends in Neuroscience and Education, 21, 100144.
Leung, Cynthia., Pin, Tamis., Siu, Andrew., Au, Alma., To, Carol., Lo, Sing Kai., Chan, Becky., Lau, Kelly., Ng, Theresa., Chan, Cyrus., Lam, Catherine., (2020). Development and pilot evaluation of the Cognition domain of the Hong Kong Comprehensive Assessment Scales for Toddlers. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 24(4), 244-255.
Ho, Fuk Chuen.,Lam, Sze Ching cici., Lo, Sing Kai (2020). Differences Between Students With Comorbid Intellectual Disability and Autism Spectrum Disorder and Those With Intellectual Disability Alone in the Recognition of and Reaction to Emotions. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1, 1-13.
Yang, L., Gao, F. Z., Sin, K. F. & Lo, S. K. (2020). Linking Family Functioning to Career Planning Self-Efficacy from both Theory and Assessment Perspectives. Advances in Psychology, 10(6), 814-829.
Chen, S. C.-J., Hsu, M.-J., Kuo, Y.-T., Lin, R.-T., Lo, S.-K., & Lin, J.-H. (2020). Immediate effects of noxious and innocuous thermal stimulation on brain activation in patients with stroke. Medicine, 99(9), e19386-e19386.
Leung C, Leung S, Lee F, Lo SK (2020). socioeconomic difference in development among preschool children. Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics, 25(2), 98-106.
Yang, H., Lo, SK., & Cheung, PY. (2019). Knowledge, attitude, and intentions toward concussion management among Chinese undergraduate students majored in physical education: A cross-sectional study. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/1612197X.2019.1655777, -
Chen, C. C., Tang, Y. C., Hsu, M. J., Lo, S. K., Lin, J. H. (2018). Effects of the hybrid of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and noxious thermal stimulation on upper extremity motor recovery in patients with stroke: A randomized controlled trial. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation,, 1, 1-7.
Chao, C. N., Lai, T. T., Ji, M. X., Lo. S. K., & Sin, K. F. (2018). Which inclusive teaching tasks represent the highest level of teacher efficacy in primary and secondary schools?. Teaching and Teacher Education, 75, 164-173.
Chen, S.-M., Lo, S.K., Cook, J. (2018). The effect of rigid taping with tension on mechanical displacement of the skin and change in pain perception. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 21 (4), 410-415.
Ng, T.K.-W., Kwan, R.L.C., Lo, S.K., Cheing, G.L.-Y. (2018). A tailor-made exercise program for improving balance and mobility in older adults with type 2 diabetes. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 44(2), 41-48.
Lo, S. W., Sun, F. H., Cheng, L. S (2017). The specific characteristics of childhood obesity and the effective strategies to combat childhood obesity in Hong Kong: A Short Review.. GSTF Journal of Nursing and Health Care (JNHC), 4(1), 36-42.
Ka-Lam Sam, Andrew W. Smith, and Lo Sing Kai (2017). Visual Cognition and Dynamic Balance in Persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder. International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, 7, 274-277.
Leung, C., Lo, S. K., Tsang, S., Chan, R. (2017). Child learning and family mealtime environment, parenting style and family functioning among preschoolers in Hong Kong. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 27(2), 69-82.
Leung, C., Lo, sk.,Tsang, S., Chan,R., Kung,E. (2016). The relationship between family dining practices,parenting style and family functioning and child learning.. International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 15, 267-276.
Lai, T.Z., LI, P.Y., Ji, M., Wong, W.K., Lo, S.K. (2016). What are the inclusive teaching tasks that require the highest self-efficacy?. Journal of Teaching and Teacher Education, 59, 338-346.
Sam, K. S., Li, C., Lo, S. K. (2016). Validation of the Mental Retardation Attitude Inventory-Revised (MRAI-R): A Multidimensional Rasch Analysis. International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, 7, 519-524.
LO S.W., SUN F.H., CHENG L.S.W., LO S.K. (2016). The specific characteristics of childhood obesity and the effective strategies to combat childhood obesity in Hong Kong: A short review. GSTF Journal of Nursing and Health Care, 4(1), 36-42.
Ji, M., Hui, E, Fu, H., Watkins, D., Tao, L., & Lo, S.K. (2016). Effects of a Culture-adaptive Forgiveness Intervention for Chinese College Students. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 44(3), 335-346.
Ng, T. K.W., Lo,S.K. & Cheinga, G.L.Y. (2014). The association between physical characteristics of the ankle joint and the mobility performance in elderly people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 59, 346-353.
Yang HC, Lee CL, Lin R, Hsu MJ, Chen CH, Lin JH, Lo SK (2014). Effect of biofeedback cycling training on functional recovery and walking ability of lower extremity in patients with stroke. Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences, 30, 35-42.
Cao H, Zhang L, Li LP, Lo SK. (2013). Risk Factors for Acute Endophthalmitis following Cataract Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLOS ONE, 8(8), 1-8.
Ho DST, Leung C, Lo SK (2013). Validation of the Gumpel Readiness Inventory for preschool children in Hong Kong. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 3066-3076.
Kwan, R., Cheing, G.L.Y., Vong, S., & Lo, S.K. (2013). Electrophysical therapy for managing diabetic foot ulcers: a systematic review. International Wound Journal, 10 (2), 121-131.
Sam KL, Wang HY, Li CX, Lo SK. (2013). Item Hierarchy of the Chinese version of Cerebral Palsy Quality of Life for Children. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology, 17(2), 1226-1234.
Leung, C., & Lo, S.K. (2013). Validation of a questionnaire to measure mastery motivation among Chinese preschool children. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34(1), 234-245.
Chen, S.M., Alexander, R., Lo, S.K., & Cook, J. (2012). Effects of Functional Fascial Taping on pain and function in patients with non-specific low back pain: a pilot randomized controlled trial.. Clinical Rehabilitation, 26(10), 924-933.
Leung, C., Lo, S.K., & Leung, S.S.L. (2012). Validation of a questionnaire on behaviour academic competence among Chinese preschool children. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 33(5), 1581-1593.
Liaw L.J., Hsieh C.L., Hsu M.J., Chen H.M., Lin J.H., & Lo S.K. (2012). Test-retest reproducibility of two short-form balance measures used in individuals with stroke. International J Rehabilitation Research, 35(3), 256-262.
Tsang, K.L.V., Wong, Y.H.P. & Lo, S.K. (2012). Assessing psychosocial wellbeing of adolescents: a systematic review of measuring instruments. Child: Care, Health and Development, 38(5), 629-646.
Tsoi WSE, Li CX, Zhang AL, Tsang KLV, Lo SK (2012). Improving quality of life of children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review of clinical trials. Child: Care, Health and Development, 38(1), 21-31.
Chen CM, Chen CY, Wu KP, Chen CL, Hsu HC, Lo SK (2011). Motor Factors Associated with Health-Related Quality of Life in Ambulatory Children with Cerebral Palsy. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 90(11), 940-947.
Lin JH, Ju YH, Lee SJ, Yang YH, Lo SK (2011). Examining changes in self-perceived quality of life in children and adolescents with physical disability using a longitudinal design. Disability & Rehabilitation, 33(19-20), 1873-1879.
Leung C, Lo SK (2011). The development and validation of a checklist for early identification of students with learning difficulties. International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 10(3), 217-225.
Wang HY, Huang TH, Lo SK (2011). Motor ability and adaptive function in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences, 27(10), 446-452.
Law, L., Lo, S.K., Chow, S., & Cheing, G.L.Y. (2011). Grip Force Control is Dependent on Task Constraints for Children with and without Developmental Coordination Disorder. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 34(2), 93-99.
Tsang, K.L., Bond, T., & Lo, S.K. (2010). Psychometric properties of the Caregiver Assessment of Movement Participation Scale for screening children with Developmental Coordination Disorders.. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 57(4), 383-402.
Wang, H.Y., Cheng, C.C., Hung, J.W., Ju, Y.H., Lin, J.H., & Lo, S.K. (2010). Validating the Cerebral Palsy Quality of Life for Children (CP QOL-Child) for use in Chinese populations. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 20(6), 883-898.
Wong, M. Y. E., Cheng, M. H. M., & Lo, S. K. (2010). Teachers’ risk perception and needs in addressing infectious disease outbreak. Journal of School Nursing, 26(5), 398-406.
Wong, M.Y.E., Cheng, M.H.M., & Lo, S.K. (2010). Teachers’ risk perception and needs in addressing infectious disease outbreak. The Journal of School Nursing, 26(5), 398-406.
Tsang, K.L., Stagnitti, K., & Lo, S.K. (2010). Screening children with developmental coordination disorder: the development of the Caregiver Assessment of Movement Participation. Children’s Health Care, 39(3), 232-248.
Stuchbery, P., Kong, D.C.M., DeSantis, G.N., & Lo, S.K. (2010). Clinical pharmacy workload in medical and surgical patients: Effect of patient partition, disease complexity and major disease category. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 18(3), 159-166.
Zhu, X.S., Wong, F., Bensoussan, A., Zhou, C.X., Yu, J., & Lo, S.K. (2010). Are there any cross-ethnic differences in menstrual profiles: a pilot comparative study on Australian and Chinese women with primary dysmenorrhoea. The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, 36(5), 1093-1101.
Cameron, J., Worrall-Carter, L., Page, K., Lo, S.K., & Stewart, S. (2010). Does cognitive impairment predict poor self-care in patients with heart failure?. European Journal of Heart Failure, 13(2), 115-126.
Davis. E., Sawyer, M.G., Lo, S.K., Priest, N., & Wake, M. (2010). Socioeconomic risk factors for mental health problems in 4-5 year old children: Australian population study. Academic Pediatrics, 10 (1), 41-47.
Lin LW, Fu YT, Dunning T, Zhang AL, Ho TH, Duke M, Lo SK (2009). The efficacy of traditional Chinese medicine for the management of constipation: a systematic review. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 15(12), 1335-1346.
Lu, S.H., Tian, B.C., Kang, X.P., Zhang, W., Meng, X.P., Zhang, J.B., & Lo, S.K. (2009). Public Awareness of Tuberculosis in China: a National Survey of 69,253 Subjects. International Journal of Tuberculosis Lung Disease, 13(12), 1493-1499.
Chao, L. F., Zhang, A. L., Liu, H. E., Cheng, M. H., Lam, H. B., & Lo, S. K. (2009). The efficacy of acupoint stimulation for the management of therapy-related adverse events on breast cancer survivors: A systematic review. Breast Cancer Research Treatment, 118 (2), 225-267.
Hung JW, Liou CW, Wang PW, Yeh SH, Lin LW, Lo SK (2009). Effect of 12-week tai chi chuan exercise on peripheral nerve modulation in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 41(11), 924-929.
Wang WC, Zhang AL, Rasmussen B, Lin LW, Dunning T, Kang SW, Park BJ, Lo SK (2009). The effect of Tai Chi on psychosocial wellbeing: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, 2(3), 171-181.
Vaughan C, Schoo A, Janus ED, Philpot B, Davis-Lameloise N, Lo SK, Laatikainen T, Vartiainen E, Dunbar JA (2009). The association of levels of physical activity with metabolic syndrome in rural Australian adults. BMC Public Health, 31(9), 273-275.
Swinburn, B. A., Sacks, G., Lo, S. K., Westerterp, K. R., Rush, E. C., Rosenbaum, M., Luk, A., Schoeller, D. A., DeLany, J. P., Butte, N. F., & Ravussin, E. (2009). Estimating the changes in energy flux that characterize the rise in obesity prevalence. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 89 (6), 1723-1728.
Wang HY, Hsu CY, Lee SJ, Ju YH, Lin JH, Lo SK (2009). Factors associated with self-perceived quality of life in children and adolescents with physical disability. The Formosan Journal of Physical Therapy, 34(4), 227-234.
Zhu, X., Bensoussan, A., Zhu, L., Qian, J., Xu, M., Zhou, C., Chao, P., & Lo, S. K. (2009). Primary dysmenorrhoea: A comparative study on Australian and Chinese women. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 17 (3), 155-160.
Bolsin, S.N.C., Raineri, F., Lo, S.K., Cattigan, C., Arblaster, R., & Colson, M. (2009). Cardiac complications and mortality rates in diabetic patients following non-cardiac surgery in an Australian teaching hospital. Anaesth Intensive Care, 37(4), 561-567.
Cheing, G. L. Y., Wan, S., & Lo, S. K. (2009). The use of auricular examination for screening hepatic disorders. Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, 2 (1), 34-39.
Chen SM, Liu MF, Cook J, Bass S, Lo SK (2009). Sedentary lifestyle as a risk factor for low back pain: a systematic review. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 82(7), 797-806.
Liu, B. C., Ivers, R., Norton, R., Boufous, S., Blows, S., & Lo, S. K. (2009). Helmets for preventing injury in motorcycle riders. Cochrane Library Systematic Reviews
Chao, L.F., Zhang, A.L., Liu, H.E., Cheng, M.H., Lam, H.B., & Lo, S.K. (2009). The efficacy of acupoint stimulation for the management of therapy-related adverse events on breast cancer survivors: a systematic review. Breast Cancer Research Treatment, 118(2), 255-267.
Lin, J. H., Ju, Y. H., Lee, S. J., Lee, C. H., Wang, H. Y., Teng, Y. L., & Lo, S. K. (2009). Do physical disabilities affect self-perceived quality of life in adolescents?. Disability and Rehabilitation, 31 (3), 181-188.
Dunbar, J. A., Reddy, P., Davis-Lameloise, N., Philpot, B., Laatikainen, T., Kilkkinen, A., Bunker, S. J., Best, J. D., Vartiainen, E., Lo, S. K., & Janus, E. D. (2008). Depression: An important comorbidity with metabolic syndrome in a general population. Diabetes Care, 31 (12), 2368-2373.
Waters, E., Ashbolt, R., Gibbs, L., Booth, M., Magarey, A., Gold, L., Lo, S. K., Gibbons, K., Green, J., O'Connor, T., Garrard, J., & Swinburn, B. (2008). Double disadvantage: The influence of ethnicity over socioeconomic position on childhood overweight and obesity: Findings from an inner urban population of primary school children. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 3 (4), 196-204.
Li, L. P., Li, G. L., Cai, Q. E., Zhang, A. L., & Lo, S. K. (2008). Improper motorcycle helmet use in provincial areas of a developing country. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 40 (6), 1937-1942.
Chen KM, Lin JN, Lin HS, Wu HC, Chen WT, Li CH, Lo SK (2008). The effects of a Simplified Tai-Chi Exercise Program (STEP) on the physical health of older adults living in long-term care facilities. Inter J Nurs Stud, 45, 501-507.
Garrard J, Rose G, Lo SK (2008). Promoting transportation cycling for women: the role of bicycle infrastructure. Prev Med, 46(1), 55-59.
Liaw LJ, Hsieh CL, Lo SK, Chen HM, Lee S, Lin JH (2008). The relative and absolute reliability of two balance performance measures in chronic stroke patients. Disabil Rehabil, 30(9), 656-661.
Stuchbery P, Kong DCM, DeSantis GN, Lo SK (2008). Determining clinical pharmacy workload by patient disease classification in medical and surgical patients. J Pharm Pract Res, 38, 126-31.
Waters, E., Davis, E., Nicolas, C., Wake, M., & Lo, S. K. (2008). The impact of childhood conditions and concurrent morbidities on child health and wellbeing. Child: Care, Health and Development, 34 (4), 418-429.
Publication in policy or professional journal
Leung C., Tsang S.,Chan R (2018). International Journal of Child Health and Human Development 11(3), 315-24.. International Journal of Child Health and Human Development, 11(3), 315-324.

Conference Papers
Invited conference paper
WANG. Y.F., & LO S.K. (2023, January). Teachers' Participation in School-Family-Community Partnerships for the Support of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. 5th International Multidisciplinary Research Conference, Philippines.
Li, E. P. Y., Lee, A. S. M., Ji, M., Sin, K. F., (2017, August). School principals: Challenges and teacher efficacy regarding inclusion of learners with autism. The European Proceedings of Social & Behavioural Science, Russia.
Refereed conference paper
Cheng, M.W.T., & Lo, S.-K. (2022, April). Development and Validation of an Instrument Measuring Postgraduates' Holistic Development. Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (AERA 2022), San Diego, US.
CHENG,M.W.T., & LO S.K. (2022, March). Psychosocial Well-being among Undergraduate Students in Hong Kong and Kazakhstan. 4th World Conference on Research in Teaching and Education, Prague, Czech Republic.
Lo, S.K., Li, P.Y.E. & Ji, M. (2015, August). The Impact of a Holistic Inclusive Model on Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Ordinary Schools. International Conference on Education, Psychology, and Social Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan.
Li, P. Y., Ji, M., Sin, K, F. & Lo, S.K. (2015, July). Challenges for Including Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Ordinary Schools: Implications on Education Policy and Resources. The Fifteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations: Affirming Diversity for Social and Educational Justice, Hong Kong, China.
Li, E.P.Y., Ji,R.M.X., Sin,K.K.F., & Lo, S.K. (2015, May). Holistic approach in engaging learners with autism spectrum disorder in inclusive setting: Good practice and teachers' roles. The First Asia-Pacific Conference on Inclusive Education, Taipei.
JI, R.M.X., LI,E.P.Y., & LO, S.K. (2014, November). Engaging Learners with ASD: Good Practice --The consolidated teaching model. Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA) International Conference 2014, Hong Kong.
JI, R.M.X., LI,E.P.Y., & LO, S.K. (2014, November). Teaching students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in ordinary schools: Good practice for inclusive education. The Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA) International Conference 2014, Hong Kong.
Other conference paper
Lo, S.K.; Li, P.Y.; Ji, M.; Lai, T.T.; Wong, W.K.; So, W. &Sin, K (2014, January). Teachers’ perspective on teaching students with autism spectrum disorders in non-English-speaking inclusive education setting. International Conference on Education, Economics and Humanities (ICEEH’2014), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).


Projects

Train the Trainers: Teaching in High School using English as the Medium of Instruction in the Greater Bay Area
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Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): LO, Sing Kai 盧成皆
 
Train the Trainers: Teaching a Simplified Style Tai Chi for the Elderly in France
Translate the 9-style Tai Chi (Appendix II) into English for non-Chinese speaking users.Based on the verbal description as shown in Appendix II, together with the Teaching Instructions presented in the HCPG Report, produce a user manual / CD / internet file showing the exact movements of the 9-style Tai Chi.To conduct a trainer workshop in France to train French Tai Chi coaches how to teach the 9-style Tai Chi Program correctly, effectively, and efficiently.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): LO, Sing Kai 盧成皆
 
Building School-Family-Community Partnerships in Inclusive Education Setting: Exploring the Predictors of the Achievements of Students With Special Education Needs
The number of students with special education needs (SEN) in inclusive settings in Hong Kong has increased rapidly in recent decades. In an inclusive setting, students with different kinds of SEN learn together with typically developing students in the same classroom. Throughout the process, one of the greatest challenges is the collaboration among schools, families and the community to better support all students in the inclusive setting. In studying the partnership of school, family and community in Western societies, the model of the overlapping spheres of influence has been examined; and it has been suggested that there is a positive influence on student achievement through the three-way collaboration. However, there is a severe lack of research on the mediating effect of teacher/parents/community and the moderating effect of special education needs on the association between the collaboration and student performance. Based on the school-family-community model, the proposed study seeks to fill this gap by examining the mediating effect of teacher efficacy, parental self-efficacy, parents’ attitude and community members’ attitudes and the moderating effect of special education needs on the association between the collaboration and students’ performance (academic performance and social behaviour).
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): LO, Sing Kai 盧成皆
 
Raising Awareness in Teachers and Parents in Mainland China in Support of High Functioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Evidence-based Approach for Developing Positive Efficacy
The proposed project responds to calls for the further and enhanced development of inclusive education for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the Greater China region; in this study special attention will be paid to Hong Kong and mainland China. The primary purpose of the project is to produce and promote a user-oriented package for teachers and parents to support high functioning students with ASD.

The project has three main objectives:
1. Based on results of a GRF awarded to the same research team, a teacher handbook (for use by teachers in Hong Kong) that has been produced during a previous Knowledge Transfer project (also conducted by the same project team), to design a User Handbook (for) introducing inclusive education for children with ASD and offering evidence-based strategies for helping high functioning students.

2. To conduct knowledge transfer and knowledge exchange workshops in Hong Kong and mainland China with the aid of the handbook, so as to share knowledge gained from previous research and to further the provision of inclusive education. The workshops will target two groups of stakeholders in inclusive education for children with ASD: parents and teachers. These workshops will also help to facilitate the establishment of home-school partnerships.

3. As the handbook as well as the KT workshops would target parents and teachers in the mainland, the project will also carry out a comparison of the level of knowledge and attitude towards ASD and inclusive education of parents and teachers in mainland China before attempting to achieve objectives 1 and 2 above.

Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): LO, Sing Kai 盧成皆
 
Assessing the Psychosocial Well-Being and Whole Person Development Status for the Purpose of Enhancing Supports for Postgraduate Students: An International Collaboration
Students’ mental health has always been the top concerns of EdUHK. In recent years, SAO has initiated a Questionnaire on Students’ Emotional State using the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales and The Sleep Condition Indicator for screening of students for counsellig support. The target populations included new full-time undergraduate (UG) and sub-degree students during first semester, PG students and third year full-time undergraduate students during second semester. However, the response rate is quite low, especially for PG students; and the questionnaire is only used for screening purpose, not a survey or assessment study. Thus, EdUHK PG students’ well-being remains to be explored. This project aims to foster students’ whole person development, facilitate the university’s diagnosis of students’ needs and requirements, locate indicators of students’ psychological well-being, and precise EdUHK’ student support service. As such, this project aims to assess the well-being of EdUHK students and examine the factors that may affect the well-being of our students during their study.
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): LO, Sing Kai 盧成皆
 
Enhancing Teacher Efficacy and Positive Parenting for the Support of High Functioning Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Evidence-based Professional Development and Practical Approach
In response to the contextual professional training needs in special needs, the main purpose of the project is to design, produce and promote a user-oriented package for use by front-line teachers as well as parents for supporting high functioning students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) based on the results derived from a GRF project completed by the same project team. The project outcomes are as follows:
1. Design a teacher handbook (in Chinese) on practical strategies for teaching high functioning students with ASD in inclusive settings and produce 2,000 copies. To enhance the efficiency of knowledge transfer, the electronic copy (both in traditional Chinese and Simplified Chines characters) are available online;
2. Conduct two professional teacher development workshops on the use of the above handbook with an aim to enhance efficacy for supporting high functioning students with ASD; and
3. Conduct one knowledge exchange seminar for parents of children with ASD with an aim to enhance positive parenting.

Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): LO, Sing Kai 盧成皆
 
Building School-Family-Community Partnerships in Inclusive Education Setting: Exploring the Predictors of the Achievements of Students with Special Education Needs
In recent decades the number of students with special education needs (SEN) in inclusive settings in Hong Kong has increased rapidly. In an inclusive setting, students with different kinds of SEN learn together with typically developing students in the same classroom. One of the greatest challenges throughout this process is developing collaboration between schools, families and the community to better support all students in the inclusive setting. In studying the partnership of school, family and community in Western societies, the model of overlapping spheres of influence has been examined; and it has been suggested that such a three-way collaboration has a positive influence on student achievement. However, there has been a severe lack of research on the mediating effect of teacher/parents/community and the moderating effect of special education needs on the association between such collaboration and student performance. The proposed study, based on the school-family-community model, seeks to fill this gap by examining the mediating effect of teacher efficacy, parental self-efficacy, parents’ attitudes and community members’ attitudes, and the moderating effect of special education needs on the association between the collaboration and student performance. In recent decades the number of students with special education needs (SEN) in inclusive settings in Hong Kong has increased rapidly. In an inclusive setting, students with different kinds of SEN learn together with typically developing students in the same classroom. One of the greatest challenges throughout this process is developing collaboration between schools, families and the community to better support all students in the inclusive setting. In studying the partnership of school, family and community in Western societies, the model of overlapping spheres of influence has been examined; and it has been suggested that such a three-way collaboration has a positive influence on student achievement. However, there has been a severe lack of research on the mediating effect of teacher/parents/community and the moderating effect of special education needs on the association between such collaboration and student performance. The proposed study, based on the school-family-community model, seeks to fill this gap by examining the mediating effect of teacher efficacy, parental self-efficacy, parents’ attitudes and community members’ attitudes, and the moderating effect of special education needs on the association between the collaboration and student performance.
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): LO, Sing Kai 盧成皆
 
Engaging Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Consolidated Model of Teaching Strategies and Support for Preschool Teachers in Chinese Speaking Populations
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Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): LO, Sing Kai 盧成皆
 
Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Ordinary Schools: Design and Evaluation of a Culturally Sensitive Holistic Inclusive Model
To design and evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed consolidated teaching model in terms of the academic and social performance of students with ASD.
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): LO, Sing Kai 盧成皆
 
Integrating Assessment for Learning (AfL) Strategies in Wiki-based Learning Activities: Pedagogy and the Effect on Teaching and Learning
GRF Project: The study aims to integrate AfL strategies in wiki-based learning activities for primary and secondary school pupils. The study will help us identify effective pedagogy and assessment strategies in these kinds of online learning activities. By the end of the study, we will develop basic guiding principles for using AfL in wiki-based activities and adapt some learning models that can be applied to other online collaborating tools and social networking websites. The study should be able to provide examples of good practices of e-learning implementation in school environments. This research is supported by General Research Fund, Research Grant Committee, Hong Kong.
Project Start Year: 2012, Principal Investigator(s): LAI, Yiu Chi 黎耀志 (LO, Sing Kai 盧成皆 as Co-Investigator)
 
Adaptation of Student Research Experience Questionnaire (SREQ) for Evaluation of Higher Degree Research Supervision in HKIEd
This project are to (a) adapt, and revise if necessary, the Student Research Experience Questionnaire (SREQ) for use in HKIEd to evaluate the quality of research supervision in the RPg and EdD programmes; (b) translate SREQ into Chinese and perform a comprehensive validation of the instrument using Item Response Theory for use in universities in Taiwan.
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): LO, Sing Kai 盧成皆
 
Validating the Chinese version of Cerebral Palsy Quality of Life for Children (C-CP QOL-Child) using Item Response Theory Models
The aim of this study is to validate comprehensively the Chinese version of CP QOL-Child using Rasch analysis.
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): LO, Sing Kai 盧成皆
 
Master of Education Programme Development and Studetn Recruitment from the Mainland for Under-enrolled Specialization in FAS
The main aim of the project is to assist under-enrolled Specialisations in the MEd programme to recruit students from mainland China
Project Start Year: 2011, Principal Investigator(s): LO, Sing Kai 盧成皆
 
Enhancing psychosocial wellbeing: a simplified Tai Chi program for adolescents with mild intellectual disabilities
This project will design, implement, and evaluate a simplified Tai Chi exercise program for adolescents with mild intellectual disabilities. The purpose of this program is to enhance their physical and psychosocial wellbeing.
Project Start Year: 2010, Principal Investigator(s): LO, Sing Kai 盧成皆
 
Evidence-based Community Fall Prevention Program for Older People with Diabetes
In Hong Kong, the prevalence of diabetes is greater than 20% in elderly people (HA 2008). Our recent findings demonstrated that strength of ankle muscles and tactile sensation of the foot region are significantly reduced, and tightness of foot-ankle complex is increased in diabetic patients, which lead to balance disorder and increased risk of fall.

Currently, there is no specific fall prevention program available for diabetic patients locally, only a few hospitals provide general exercise programs to these patients. This project aims to provide specific exercise program targeted at fall prevention for these patients in a community setting. Upon completion of this exercise program, participants are expected to have better balance control, reduce risk of fall, and develop good exercise regime will become known to more community centres, so that more patients will benefit from the program.

Project Start Year: 2010, Principal Investigator(s): CHEING, Gladys LY (LO, Sing Kai 盧成皆 as Co-Investigator)
 
Health-related psycho-social wellbeing for primary school students in Chinese speaking communities
This research aims to investigate psycho-social wellbeing among primary school children and their mental health risks. The evidence generated from this research will help to identify what focus school health education should have in order to promote the psycho-social wellbeing status of primary school students in general as well as among their various subgroups of health-at-risk. Appropriate teacher-training curriculum of school health consultation can be designed in the future.
Project Start Year: 2009, Principal Investigator(s): LO, Sing Kai 盧成皆