Dr SUN, Fenghua   孫風華
Associate Professor
Department of Health and Physical Education
Phone No: (852) 2948 7854
Email: fhsun@eduhk.hk
Contact
ORCiD
0000-0001-5251-4087
Phone
(852) 2948 7854
Email
fhsun@eduhk.hk
Address
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
Scopus ID
36025864300
ResearcherID
N-4299-2014
Research Interest
  • Exercise Nutrition, Exercise Metabolism, and Exercise Performance
  • Physical Activity, Exercise Nutrition, and Health Promotion


Teaching Interest
  • Exercise Physiology
  • High Performance Nutrition
  • Research Methods
External Appointment

Member The Society of Chinese Scholars on Exercise Physiology and Fitness (SCSEPF)

Member European College of Sports Science (ECSS)

Member Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science (HKASMSS)

Member American Physiology Society (APS)

Member American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Personal Profile

Dr. Bob Fenghua SUN is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Physical Education (HPE), The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). He got his doctoral degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). During the past several years, Dr. SUN has published numbers of refereed journal articles in exercise physiology and sports nutrition research areas.


Research Interest

  • Exercise Nutrition, Exercise Metabolism, and Exercise Performance
  • Physical Activity, Exercise Nutrition, and Health Promotion


Teaching Interest

  • Exercise Physiology
  • High Performance Nutrition
  • Research Methods
External Appointment

Member The Society of Chinese Scholars on Exercise Physiology and Fitness (SCSEPF)

Member European College of Sports Science (ECSS)

Member Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science (HKASMSS)

Member American Physiology Society (APS)

Member American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

Selected Output

Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters
Chapter in an edited book (author)
Cooper S.B., and Sun F.H. (2017). Glycaemic index: A review of the effects on exercise metabolism and cognitive function. in L.T. Duncan, Advances in Health and Disease (115-142). New York: Nova Science Publishers
Textbook (author)
Sun F.H. (2021). The principle of human movement. Beijing, China: Higher Education Press

Journal Publications
Publication in refereed journal
Li C, Haegele JA, Sun FH, Alves MLT, Ang SHC, Lee J, Ng K, Alves IdS, Healy S, Huang WY, Rintala P, Tan JSY, Wu Y, Yang H, Karna E, Maeng H, Schliemann AL, and Ding D. (2022). Meeting the 24-h movement guidelines and health-related outcomes among youth with autism spectrum disorder: A seven-country observational study. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 16 Doi:10.1186/s13034-022-00488-5.
Wang Z, Fang Y, Yu FY, Chan PSF, Chen S, and Sun FH (2022). Facilitators and barriers to take up a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose among community-dwelling older adults in Hong Kong: A population-based random telephone survey. Vaccines, 10 Doi:10.3390/vaccines10060966.
Zhu Y.X., Sun F.H., Li C., Huang J.H., Hu M., Wang K., He S., and Wu J. (2022). Acute effects of mindfulness-based intervention on athlete cognitive function: An fNIRS investigation. Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness, 20(2), 90-99 Doi:10.1016/j.jesf.2022.01.003.
Williams RA, Cooper SB, Dring KJ, Hatch L, Morris JG, and Sun FH (2022). Physical fitness, physical activity and adiposity: Associations with risk factors for cardiometabolic disease and cognitive function across adolescence. BMC Pediatrics, 22 Doi:10.1186/s12887-022-03118-3.
Zhang X.Y., Sun F.H., Wongpipit W., Huang W.Y.J., and Wong S.H.S. (2021). Accuracy of flash glucose monitoring during postprandial rest and different walking conditions in overweight or obese young adults. Frontiers in Physiology, 12, 732751
Zhu Y.X., Sun F.H., Chiu M.M., and Siu A.Y.S. (2021). Effects of high-intensity interval exercise and moderate-intensity continuous exercise on executive function of healthy young males. Physiology & Behavior, 239, 113505
Kannan P., Cheung K.K., Lau B.W.M., Li L., Chen H., and Sun F.H. (2021). A mixed-methods study to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of aerobic exercise for primary dysmenorrhea: A study protocol. PLoS ONE, 16(8), e0256263
Wang K.L., Zhu Y.X., Wong S.H.S., Chen Y.J., Siu P.M.F., Baker, J.S., and Sun, F.H. (2021). Effects and dose-response relationship of high-intensity interval training on cardiorespiratory fitness in overweight and obese adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Sports Sciences, in press, 1-18
Zhang X.Y., Wongpipit W., Sun F.H., Sheridan S., Huang W.Y.J., Sit C.H.P., and Wong S.H.S. (2021). Walking initiated 20 minutes before the time of individual postprandial glucose peak reduces the glucose response in young men with overweight or obesity: a randomized crossover study. Journal of Nutrition, 151(4), 866-875
Zheng C., Tian X.Y., Sun F.H., Huang W.Y.J., Sheridan S., Wu Y.L., and Wong S.H.S. (2021). Associations of objectively measured sedentary patterns with cardiometabolic biomarkers in young male adults. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 53(4), 838-844
Lai L.J., Cai L., Tan W.Q., Zeng X., Sun F.H., Huang W.Y.J., Wong S.H.S., and Chen Y.J. (2020). Adiposity mediates the association of objectively-measured physical activity with cardiorespiratory fitness in children. Childhood Obesity, 16(8), 554-563
Zhu Y.X., Sun F.H., Li C., & Chow D.H.K. (2020). Acute effects of brief mindfulness intervention coupled with carbohydrate ingestion to re-energize soccer players: A randomized crossover trial. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(23), 9037
Zhu Y.X., Sun F.H., Li C., Chow D.H.K., Wang K.L. (2020). Acute effect of brief mindfulness-based intervention coupled with fluid intake on athletes’ cognitive function. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 19 (4), 753-760
Sun, F. H., Cooper, S. B., & Tse, F. C. F. (2020). Effects of different solutions consumed during exercise on cognitive function of male college soccer players. Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness, 18(3), 155-161
Sun F.H., Cooper S.B., and Gui Z.H. (2020). ) Effects of carbohydrate and protein co-ingestion during short-term moderate-intensity exercise on cognitive function. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 60(4), 656-663
Chin E.C., Yu A.P., Lai C.W., Fong D.Y., Chan D.K., Wong S.H., Sun F.H., Ngai H.H., and Siu P.M. (2020). Low-frequency HIIT improves body composition and aerobic capacity in overweight men. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 52(1), 56-66
Cai L., Tan M.Y., Tan W.Q., Zeng X., Wan N.Q., Wong S.H.S., O'Reilly J., Sun F.H., Yang J.W., Chen Y.J.# (2019). Associations of circulating Irisin concentrations with cardiometabolic risk factors among children vary by physical activity or sedentary time levels. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 10, 549
Hung K.C., Chung H.W., Yu C.C.W, Lai H.C., and Sun F.H.# (2019). Effects of 8-week core training on core endurance and running economy. PLoS ONE, 14(3), e0213158
Qin L., Sun F.H.#, Huang Y., Sheridan S., Sit C.H.P., and Wong S.H.S. (2019). Effects of pre-exercise ingestion of alpha-lactalbumin on subsequent endurance exercise performance and mood states.. British Journal of Nutrition, 121(1), 22-29
Poon T.C., Sun F.H., Chung A.P.W., and Wong S.H.S. (2018). Post-Exercise appetite and ad libitum energy intake in response to high-intensity interval exercise versus moderate- or vigorous-intensity continuous exercise among physically inactive middle-aged adults. Nutrients, 10 (10), 1408
Li L., Sun F.H., Huang W.Y.J., and Wong S.H.S. (2018). Effects of whey protein in carbohydrate-electrolyte drinks on post-exercise rehydration. European Journal of Sports Science, 18 (5), 685-694
Li, C., Sun, F.-H., Zhang, L., & Chan, D. K. C. (2018). Predicting athletes’ pre-exercise fluid intake: A theoretical integration approach. Nutrients, 10(5), 646
Gui Z.H., Sun F.H., Si G.Y., and Chen Y.J. (2017). Effect of protein and carbohydrate solutions on running performance and cognitive function in female recreational runners. PLoS ONE, 12 (10), e0185982
Gui Z.H., Zhu Y.N., Cai L., Sun F.H., Ma Y.H., Jing J., and Chen Y.J. (2017). Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and risks of obesity and hypertension in Chinese children and adolescents: a national cross-sectional analysis. Nutrients, 9, 1302
Qin L., Wong S.H.#, Sun F.H., Huang Y., Sheridan S., and Sit C.H.P. (2017). Effects of alpha-lactalbumin or whey protein isolate on muscle damage, muscle pain and mood states following prolonged strenuous endurance exercise. Frontiers in Physiology, 8, 754
Sun F.H., and Si G.Y. (2017). Effect of carbohydrate and protein solutions consumed during a moderate intensity exercise on post-exercise appetite. Physiology & Behavior, 179, 510-515
Qin L., Wong S.H., Sun F.H., Huang Y., Sheridan S., Sit C.H.P. (2017). The effect of carbohydrate and protein co-ingestion on energy substrate metabolism, sense of effort, and affective responses during prolonged strenuous endurance exercise. Physiology & Behavior, 174, 170-177
Wong S.H., Sun F.H., Chen Y.J., Li C., Zhang Y.J., and Huang W.Y.J. (2017). Effect of pre-exercise carbohydrate diets with high- and low- glycemic index on exercise performance: A meta-analysis. Nutrition Reviews, 75(5), 327-338
GUI Z.H., SUN F.H., SI G.Y., and CHEN Y.J. (2017). Effects of different beverages consumption on 21km running performance and physiological functions in female recreational marathon runners. Chinese Journal of Sport Medicine (In Chinese), 36(3), 44-49
Chung, L.M.Y., Sun, Fenghua, Cheng, Chris Tze Man (2017). Physiological and perceived responses in different levels of exergames in elite athletes. . Games for Health, 6(1), 57-60
GUI Z.H., SUN F.H., WONG S.H.S., CHEN Y.J. (2016). Pre-exercise carbohydrate consumption and substrate utilization: Short term effect of glycemic index and fructose content. Chinese Journal of Sport Medicine (In Chinese), 35(9), 869-880
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
Sun F.H., Wong S.H.S., and Liu Z.G. (2016). Post-exercise appetite was affected by fructose content but not glycemic index of pre-exercise meals. Appetite, 96, 481-486
Sun, F.-H., Li, C., Zhang, Y.-J., Wong, S. H.-S., & Wang, L. (2016). Effect of glycemic index of breakfast on short-term energy intake: A meta-analysis. Nutrients, 8(1), 37
Sun F.H., Wong S.H.S., Chen S.H., and Poon Z.C. (2015). Carbohydrate electrolyte solutions enhance endurance capacity in active females. Nutrients, 7, 3739-3750
Sun F.H., Wang L.J., and Wang L. (2015). Effects of weight management program on postural stability and neuromuscular function among obese children: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 16, 143
LI L., WONG S.H.S., & SUN F.H. (2015). Effects of protein addition to carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions on postexercise rehydration. Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness, 13(1), 8-15
Wong S.H., Sun F.H., Huang W.Y.J., and Chen Y.J. (2014). Effects of beverages with variable nutrients on rehydration and cognitive function. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 35(14), 1208-1215
Wong S.H. and Sun F.H. (2014). Effect of beverage flavor on body hydration in Hong Kong Chinese children exercising in a hot environment. Pediatric Exercise Science, 26(2), 177-186
Sun F.H., O’Reilly J., Li L., and Wong S.H. (2013). Effect of the glycemic index of pre-exercise snack bars on substrate utilization during subsequent exercise. International Journal of Food Sciences & Nutrition, 64(8), 1001-1006
Sun F.H., Huang W.Y.J., Wong S.H., Li L., and Fu Y.L. (2013). Metabolic and muscular responses during and after a 100 km hill walk. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 53 (4), 368-377
Sun F.H., Wong S.H., Huang Y.J., Chen Y.J., and Tsang K.F. (2012). Substrate utilization during brisk walking is affected by glycemic index and fructose content of a pre-exercise meal. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 112 (7), 2565-2574
Sun F.H., Wong S.H., Chen Y.J., Huang Y.J., and Hsieh S.S. (2011). Effect of glycemic index and fructose content in lunch on substrate utilization during subsequent brisk walking. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, 36 (6), 985-995
Chen Y.J., Sun F.H., Wong S.H., and Huang Y.J. (2010). Glycemic index and glycemic load of selected Chinese traditional foods. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 16 (12), 1512-1517
Sun F.H., Wong S.H., Chen Y.J., and Huang Y.J. (2010). Evaluation of a glucose meter in determining the glycemic index of Chinese traditional foods. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, 12 (3), 193-199
Pang J.Z., Xiang J.H., Sha H.Y, Sun F.H., Zhou J, Wei B., Qiao L, and Wang R.X. (2006). The investigation of body composition of Chinese athletic bodybuilders. Chinese Journal of Sports Medicine (in Chinese), 25 (1), 50-53
Tang J., Chen P.J., and Sun F.H. (2004). The effect of physical activity to the bone mineral density and hormone in old men. Chinese Journal of Sports Medicine (in Chinese), 23 (2), 187-189
Chen P.J., and Sun F.H. (2003). NK cells functions and exercises. Journal of Shenyang Institute of Physical Education (in Chinese), 22 (1), 5-9
Publication in policy or professional journal
Sun F.H. (2015). Different solutions consumed during exercise show no effect on post-exercise appetite regulation. Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science (HKASMSS) Newsletter , 1, 9

Conference Papers
Refereed conference paper
Tang R.H., and Sun F.H. (2021, 12). Efficacy and effect of Baduanjin Qigong combined with acupotomy on the treatment of neck-type cervical spondylosis. The 7th HKASMSS Student Conference on Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation and Exercise Science 2021 cum AFSM Scientific Symposium 2021 (Poster Presentation), Hong Kong
Zhang B.R., and Sun F.H. (2021, 12). Effects of Exercise on Executive Function of Sedentary Young Adults and Possible Neurophysiological Mechanisms: Proposal of A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. The 7th HKASMSS Student Conference on Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation and Exercise Science 2021 cum AFSM Scientific Symposium 2021 (Poster Presentation), Hong Kong
Wang K.L., Zhu Y.X., and Sun F.H. (2021, 10). Review of aerobic intermittent exercise for aerobic capacity in overweight and obesity adults. The 19th Annual Conference of The Society of Chinese Scholars on Exercise Physiology and Fitness (SCSEPF), (Oral Presentation), Virtual Congress
Kung C.Y., Sun F.H., Chow C.C.C., and Zhang B.R. (2021, 9). Effect of an 8-week weight training program on rope skipping performance. The 26th Annual Congress of European College of Sport Science, Virtual Congress (Poster presentation), Virtual Congress
Poon S.C.L., and Sun F.H. (2021, 9). Effect of beetroot juice supplementation on 5-km intermittent swimming performance in elite swimmers. The 26th Annual Congress of European College of Sport Science (Poster Presentation), Virtual Congress
Sun F.H., and Zhu Y.X. (2021, 9). Acute effect of brief mindfulness-based intervention on athletes’ mood and salivary cortisol concentration. The 26th Annual Congress of European College of Sport Science (Poster Presentation), Virtual Congress
Sun F.H., Zhu Y.X., and Yu C.C.W. (2020, 11). Effects of high-intensity interval exercise and moderate-intensity continuous exercise on executive function of healthy young males. The American Physiological Society’s (APS) Integrative Physiology of Exercise (IPE) 2020 conference (Poster Presentation), Virtual Conference
Sun F.H., Yu C.C.W., and Cheung P.P.Y. (2020, 10). Physical activity and sleep in kindergarten children in Hong Kong. The 25th Annual Congress of European College of Sport Science (Poster Presentation), Virtual Conference
Zhu Y.X., Sun F.H., Li C.X., and Chow D.H.K. (2020, 7). The effect of brief mindfulness intervention as adjuvant of fluid intake on athletes’ cognitive function. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Virtual Conference
Sun F.H., and Tse C.F. (2019, 7). Effect of carbohydrate and protein co-ingestion on cognitive function of college soccer players (Poster presentation). The 24th Annual Congress of European College of Sport Science, Prague, Czech Republic
Sun F.H., Li L., and Wong S.H.S. (2018, 8). Effects of whey protein added in carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions on post-exercise appetite. International Conference on Health, Fitness and Exercise Science, Tokyo, Japan
Li, L., Wong, S. H., Sun, F. H., & Huang, W. Y. (2018, 6). Carbohydrate-electrolyte drink plus whey protein increase post-exercise rehydration. Paper presented at the ISBNPA 2018 Annual Meeting, Hong Kong
Li, C., Sun, F., Chan, C, K. D., Zhang, L., & Wang, X. (2017, 7). Predicting fluid intake before exercise among athletes: A theoretical integration perspective. Paper presented at the 14 World ISSP Congress of Sport Psychology, Sevilla, Spain
Sun F.H., Si G.Y., Li C., and Kam W.K. (2017, 7). Effect of voluntary drinking behavior on fluid balance and sprint performance in college soccer players. 22nd Annual Congress of European College of Sport Science, Essen, Germany
Qin L., Sun F.H., Sinead S., and Wong S.H. (2017, 5). Comparison of whey protein and alpha-lactalbumin in muscle pain, pressure pain threshold and mood states following strenuous prolonged running. 65th American College of Sport Medicine annual conference, Denvor, USA
SUN F.H., and GUI Z.H. (2016, 9). Effect of carbohydrate-electrolyte-protein solution ingestion on 21-km running performance in female marathon runners. International Sports Science + Sports Medicine Conference 2016 (Oral Presentation), Newcastle, U.K.
Chen Y.J., Ma L., Wong S.H., and Sun F.H. (2016, 6). The association of PA and sedentary behavior with cardiometabolic risk factors in Chinese children aged 8-15. 64th ACSM Annual Conference (Poster presentation), Boston, USA
Gui Z.H., Chen Y.J., and Sun F.H. (2016, 6). Fatness, health-related physical fitness, and cardiovascular disease risk factors in Chinese adolescents. 64th ACSM Annual Conference (Poster presentation), Boston, USA.
Qin L., Wong S.H.S., and Sun F.H. (2016, 6). Effects of carbohydrate and protein supplementation on mood, affect and discomfort perception during endurance exercise. 64th American College of Sports Medicine Annual Conference (Poster Presentation), Boston, USA.
Sun F.H., Si G.Y., and Wong S.H.S. (2016, 6). Effect of different solutions consumed during moderate intensity exercise on post-exercise appetite. 64th American College of Sports Medicine Annual Coference (Poster Presentation), Boston, USA.
Gui Z, Sun FH, Zhu Y, Cai L, Ma L, Jing J, and Chen YJ (2016, 1). Fatness, health-related physical fitness, and cardiovascular disease risk factors in Chinese adolescents.
Gui, Z., Sun, F., Zhu, Y., Cai, L., Ma, L., Jing, J., et al. (2016, 1). Fatness, health-related physical fitness, and cardiovascular disease risk factors in Chinese adolescents. The International Behavioral Health Conference (BeHealth 2016): Multiplicity in action for better health, Hong Kong
Sun, F. H. and Shi, Y. (2015, 7). Effect of carbohydrate-electrolyte solution and skimmed-milk consumption during exercise on physiological responses and mood. Paper presented at the 14th Annual Conference for the Society of Chinese Scholars on Exercise Physiology and Fitness: Attaining quality of life through physical activity, Macau
Sun F.H., Si G.Y., Shi Y., and Chen W.P. (2015, 6). Effect of different solutions consumed during exercise on post-exercise appetite. 20th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (Oral Presentation), Malmo, Sweden
Lee D.C., O'Reilly J., Sun F.H., and Wong S.H.S. (2015, 5). Effect of an electrolyte beverage on blood hydration markers following 45 minutes of high-intensity exercise. 62nd ACSM Annual Conference (Poster presentation), Sandiego, USA
Li L., Sun F.H., and Wong S.H.S. (2015, 5). Fluid-regulating hormones' responses after the ingestion of carbohydrate-electrolyte- whey protein solution during post-exercise recovery. 62nd ACSM Annual Conference (Poster presentation), Sandiego, USA
Li L., Sun F.H., Huang W.Y., and Wong S.H. (2014, 5). Effect of whey protein in carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions on post-exercise rehydration. 61st ACSM Annual Meeting (Poster presentation), Orlando, USA
Sun F.H., Wong S.H., Leung P.C., Fung K.P., Wong C.K., and Huang W.Y. (2014, 5). Effect of Chinese herbal supplement on muscle micro-damage after eccentric exercise in healthy young males. 61st ACSM Annual Meeting (Poster presentation), Orlando, USA
Wong S.H., Sun F.H., Leung P.C., Fung K.P., Wong C.K., and Huang W.Y. (2014, 5). Effect of Chinese herbal supplement on oxidative stress after eccentric exercise in healthy young males. 61st ACSM Annual Meeting (Poster presentation), Orlando, USA
O'Reilly J., Sun F.H., and Wong S.H. (2013, 6). The Influence of Additional Sodium in a Beverage on Repeated Sprint Ability in Professional Soccer Players. European Congress of Sports Science (Poster presentation), Barcelona, Spain
Li L., Sun F.H., and Wong S.H. (2012, 12). Effect of the addition of protein to carbohydrate-electrolyte drinks on postexercise rehydration. The International Sports + Exercise Nutrition Conference 2012 (Poster presentation), Newcastle, UK
Sun F.H., Li L, O’Reilly J., and Wong S.H. (2012, 12). Effect of carbohydrate-electrolyte-protein solution on hydration. The International Sports + Exercise Nutrition Conference 2012 (Oral presentation), Newcastle, UK
Huang Y.J., Wong, S.H., Sun F.H., and Chen Y.J. (2012, 7). Effect of a carbohydrate-electrolyte beverage, lemon tea, or water on rehydration after a 60-minute endurance exercise in hot and humid environment. International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (Oral presentation), Glasgow, Scotland
Chen Y.J., Wong S.H., and Sun F.H. (2012, 5). Rehydration and cognitive performance after moderate endurance exercise in a hot and humid environment in women. 59th ACSM Annual Meeting (Poster presentation), San Francisco, USA
Huang W.Y., Wong S.H., Sun F.H., and Tsang, K.F. (2012, 5). Effect of glycemic index of snack bars on substrate utilization during subsequent moderate intensity exercise. 59th ACSM Annual Meeting (Poster presentation), San Francisco, USA
O'Reilly J., Wong S.H., and Sun F.H. (2012, 5). Electrolyte loss, hydration status and sweat rate of South-East Asian soccer players during consecutive days training. The 3rd World Conference on Science and Soccer (Poster presentation), Ghent, Belgium
O’Reilly J., Wong S.H., and Sun F.H. (2012, 5). Hydration status, perceived thirst and RPE of South-East Asian soccer players during consecutive days training. 59th ACSM Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA
Sun F.H., Wong S.H., Huang W.Y., and Chen Y.J. (2012, 4). Post-exercise appetite was affected by fructose content but not glycemic index of pre-exercise meals. Experimental Biology (Poster presentation), San Diego, USA
Sun F.H., Wong S.H., Chen Y.J., and Huang Y.J. (2011, 5). Substrate utilization during brisk walking was affected by glycemic index and fructose content in breakfast. 58th ACSM Annual Meeting (Poster presentation), Denver, USA
Sun F.H., Wong S.H., Chen Y.J., and Huang Y.J. (2010, 5). Glycemic index and glycemic load of selected Chinese traditional foods. 57th ACSM Annual Meeting (Poster presentation), Baltimore, USA
Sun F. H., Wong S.H., and Zhang Z. M. (2009, 5). The profile of the absolute power spectrums of the Chinese elite boxers before a major competition. 56th ACSM Annual Meeting (Poster presentation), Seattle, USA
Wong S.H., Sun F.H., Chen Y.J., and Huang Y.J. (2009, 5). Determination of the glycemic index of selected Chinese traditional foods using different glucose analyzers. 56th ACSM Annual Meeting (Poster presentation), Seattle, USA

Project

Impacts of Physical Activity and Psychological Factors on the Association between Embodied Cognition and Literacy Development in Chinese Children
The project aims to use a cross-sectional design to investigate the impacts of physical activity and psychological factors on the association between embodied cognition and literacy performance in Chinese children.
Project Start Year: 2022, Principal Investigator(s): SUN, Fenghua 孫風華
 
Effects of mobile health-based exercise and earlier sleep onset intervention on cardiovascular risk factors and sleep health in young women with unhealthy lifestyle
This study aims to find a feasible way to use mobile health-based intervention to improve the health of young females with unhealthy lifestyles and also try to investigate the effects of high-intensity circuit training, earlier sleep onset, and combined influences on different health outcomes among this population.
Project Start Year: 2022, Principal Investigator(s): SUN, Fenghua 孫風華
 
Effects of exercise on executive function of sedentary young adults and possible neurophysiological mechanisms: A pilot randomized controlled trial
The proposed project aims to investigate the effects of two time-efficient exercise protocols, i.e., high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and high intensity circuit training (HICT), on executive function of sedentary young adults.
Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): SUN, Fenghua 孫風華
 
Pilot and Feasibility Studies of Applying Remote Assessment in Physical Education
In response to the social distancing measures in Hong Kong during pandemic, Department of Health and Physical Education (HPE) of The Education University of Hong Kong, in collaboration with Hong Kong Physical Education Association, created a series of home exercise videos to encourage people to stay physically active at home. This was covered by numerous media in Hong Kong. However, without having any evaluating strategies, the effectiveness is in doubt. Consequently, the ultimate aim of the current project is to develop a low-cost, easy-to-use and attracting portable device which allows children to self-motivate to do exercise and self-administer assessments. Rope skipping can be done anytime and anywhere; therefore, this project will start with incorporating technology into this sport. The research team will cooperate with a technology company to invent a portable technological rope which incorporates heart rate monitor, pedometer and accelerometer to record exercise intensity, the number of steps/jumps taken and movement speed respectively. These can reflect energy expenditure and will be provided to the users instantly. Rewards, for example, badges, positive feedback and school ranking, will be offered as children seem to be keen to compete. As a result, the deliverables from the project will provide handy resources for teachers to guide the school children to do exercise at home and offer guidelines on how much exercise should be done with health benefits so as to promote an active lifestyle in the society.
Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): CHOW, Chi Ching 周志清 (SUN, Fenghua 孫風華 as Co-Investigator)
 
Effects of Game-based High-Intensity Interval Training Program on the Executive Function of Children with ADHD: A Randomized Controlled Trial (GRF)
Effects of Game-based High-Intensity Interval Training on the Executive Function of Children with ADHD: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Project Start Year: 2021, Principal Investigator(s): SUN, Fenghua 孫風華
 
Environmental correlates of health-related behaviors in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders: The International Network for Physical Activity and Disability (INPAD)
To investigate the associations between environmental factors and health-related behaviors in adolescents with ASD across different countries and regions
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): SUN, Fenghua 孫風華
 
The neurons mechanism behind performance of brief mindfulness intervention during half time break of simulative soccer competition
The purpose of the current study is to investigate the effectiveness and mechanism of brief mindfulness-based-intervention (MBI) on athletes’ fatigue recovery during the half-time break in a simulative soccer competition.
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): SUN, Fenghua 孫風華
 
Data Analysis in Using fNIRS to Investigate the Effect of High-intensity Interval Exercise on Cognitive Function
Explore new statistical methods in analyzing fNIRS data
Project Start Year: 2020, Principal Investigator(s): SUN, Fenghua 孫風華
 
Effect of Game-based High-Intensity Interval Training on the Executive Function of Children with ADHD: A Randomized Controlled Trial
This study will examine whether a game-based HIIT program can improve the executive function of children with ADHD, compared with a traditional structured aerobic exercise program and a non-treatment control group.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): SUN, Fenghua 孫風華
 
Strategies in developing physical education with special education need (PE-SEN)
To develop the research, reputation and leading role of department in PE-SEN in Hong Kong and East Asia
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): SUN, Fenghua 孫風華
 
Promotion of STEM in PE to the Schools in Hong Kong
A research project together with a STEM competition to develop students’ sense of inquiry to enhance either sports performance or health promotion is proposed. A STEM-based approach in teaching PE with specific features will be proposed and identified. Data from both local schools for the STEM-based approach in teaching PE. Pedagogical cases on the approach will be developed with collaboration from local schools by July 2020.
In order to develop this STEM based alternate teaching strategy in PE, a research-based project could be conducted in 2020 to develop some pedagogical cases and illuminate the features of the approach. At the same time, interest of students from local primary and secondary schools as well as general public could be aroused by promoting a STEM competition for sports performance enhancement and health promotion in June 2021.

Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): CHOW, Chi Ching 周志清 (SUN, Fenghua 孫風華 as Co-Investigator)
 
Provision of Services for the Hong Kong PE Teacher Conference (2019 and 2020)
Hong Kong Physical Education Teachers Conference 2019 (formerly known as Summer School for PE Teachers), featuring the theme "Strengthening the Implementation of Six Strands in PE Curriculum" in 2019 and "Meaningful PE for Next Generation" initiated by the Education Bureau, is organized by the Department of Health and Physical Education, the Education University of Hong Kong. It is an annual professional development programme focusing on sharing innovative curricular practices, pedagogy and assessment.
Project Start Year: 2019, Principal Investigator(s): KAM, Wai Keung Kevin 甘偉強 (SUN, Fenghua 孫風華 as Co-Investigator)
 
A Comparison of the Physical Activity, Physical Fitness, Cognitive Function and Cardiometabolic Health of Young People in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom
The proposed project aims to investigate whether there are differences in physical activity, physical fitness, cognitive function and cardiometabolic health between young people in HK and UK, as well as how physical activity and physical fitness affect cognitive function of young people.
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): SUN, Fenghua 孫風華
 
Effect of Different High Intensity Intermittent Exercise (HIIE) Modes on Cognitive Function
To investigate the effect of HIIE on cognitive function of college athletes
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): SUN, Fenghua 孫風華
 
Effect of Brief Mindfulness Induction on University Athletes’ Sleep Quality Following Night Training: A Pilot Study
To examine the effect of brief mindfulness induction on university athletes’ sleep quality following night training.
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): LI CHUNXIAO 李春晓 (SUN, Fenghua 孫風華 as Co-Investigator)
 
Reliability and Validity of the Modified Chinese Version of the Netherlands Physical Activity Questionnaire for Young Children (NPAQ) in Assessing Physical Activity Behaviors in Preschool Children in Hong Kong
To translate and validate a physical activity questionnaire for preschool children in Hong Kong
Project Start Year: 2018, Principal Investigator(s): SUN, Fenghua 孫風華
 
Effects of Different Solutions Consumed during Soccer-specific Exercise Protocol on Sprint Performance and Cognitive Function in Male College Soccer Players
To investigate the effect of three different solutions consumed during soccer training on sprint performance and cognitive function of college soccer players
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): SUN, Fenghua 孫風華
 
Effectiveness of blended learning in promoting student's involvement and academic performance in exercise physiology course
To investigate whether one new novel blended learning methods will benefit the students' learning and teaching in one course
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): SUN, Fenghua 孫風華
 
Effect of Exercise Modes on Post-Exercise Appetite Regulation
The purpose of this project is to investigate the potential effect of different exercise modes on post-exercise appetite
Project Start Year: 2017, Principal Investigator(s): SUN, Fenghua 孫風華
 
Enhancement of training and performance of recreational long distance runners through smart drinking knowledge
To educate long distance runners to drink smartly to improve their training and exercise performance
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): SUN, Fenghua 孫風華
 
Professional Development Programmes on STEM in PE
The project provides PDPs for the course participants concerning concepts, development, issues, experiences and practices of STEM with reference to PE teaching and learning in Hong Kong. The course participants are expected to be strengthened with their understanding of STEM in Education from at least five different learning and teaching activities by applying STEM in PE proposed. The programmes also provides an opportunity and platform for PE teachers to share, discuss and disseminate effective learning and teaching strategies in applying STEM in teaching PE.

Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): KAM, Wai Keung Kevin 甘偉強 (SUN, Fenghua 孫風華 as Co-Investigator)
 
Effect of exercise modes and pre-exercise carbohydrate load on post-exercise appetite regulation
The purposes of the proposed study are to investigate the effects of different exercise modes (running and cycling) and different pre-exercise carbohydrate loads (glucose, fructose, and sucrose) on post-exercise appetite (measured by three different methods). The potential mechanism behind these effects will also be explored.
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): SUN, Fenghua 孫風華
 
Predicting Fluid Intake Before Exercise among University Athletes: A Theoretical Integration Perspective
To investigate fluid intake behaviors before exercise using a theoretical integration approach.
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): LI CHUNXIAO 李春晓 (SUN, Fenghua 孫風華 as Co-Investigator)
 
Teachers’ Self-Efficacy and its Sources toward Including Students with Autism in Physical Education
This project is to understand physical education teachers’ self-efficacy toward teaching students with autism in an inclusive class.
Project Start Year: 2016, Principal Investigator(s): LI CHUNXIAO 李春晓 (SUN, Fenghua 孫風華 as Co-Investigator)
 
Effect of carbohydrate-electrolyte-protein solutions consumption during marathon running on physiological and psychological functions, as well as performance in female marathon runners
The proposed study aims to investigate the effect of three different solutions, i.e., water, carbohydrate-electrolyte solution, and carbohydrate-electrolyte-protein solution, consumed during marathon running on multiple physiological and psychological functions, as well as running performance in female marathon runners.
Project Start Year: 2015, Principal Investigator(s): SUN, Fenghua 孫風華
 
Effect of sodium content in solutions on field-based sprint ability test performance in Hong Kong young soccer players
A research project to investigate the effect of sodium content in solutions on soccer performance of young soccer players
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): SUN, Fenghua 孫風華
 
Effect of different solutions consumed during exercise on post-exercise appetite regulation
An Internal Research Grant project to further investigate whether different solutions consumed during exercise will affect appetite.
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): SUN, Fenghua 孫風華
 
Interaction-designed activities inspire students’ active communication and involvement through blended learning
Design some activities to inspire the students' active communication and involvement, so as to improve their learning.
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): CHEN SHIHUI 陳適暉 (SUN, Fenghua 孫風華 as Co-Investigator)
 
Effects of different solutions consumed during exercise on post-exercise appetite regulation
A "start-up" Research Grant to investigate whether different beverages consumed during exercise will affect the appetite after exercise.
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): SUN, Fenghua 孫風華
 
Engaging students learning from research activities
Engaging students learn through several different research-related activities.
Project Start Year: 2014, Principal Investigator(s): SUN, Fenghua 孫風華
 
“Shi-Tu” Scheme 2013-14, HKIEd
A Scheme to provide the students extra learning experience
Project Start Year: 2013, Principal Investigator(s): SUN, Fenghua 孫風華