Institute of Ageing - People and Collaboration Networks Institute of Ageing
 

Affiliated Academics and Researchers


Professor Au Yeung Tung Wai 

Clinical Associate Professor (honorary)

Professor Helen Chan

Associate Professor

 
Professor Chung Yat Nork Roger
Assistant Professor

Professor Suzanne Ho

Adjunct Professor


Professor Elsie Hui

Clinical Associate Professor (honorary)

 

Professor Lee Shun Wah Jenny

Clinical Associate Professor (honorary)

 

Professor Lo See Kit Raymond  

Clinical Professor (honorary)

Professor Lui Siu Fai
Adjunct Professor

Professor Helen Meng

Professor

Professor Kelvin Tsoi

Associate Professor

Professor Samuel Wong

Professor


Professor Yang Yijian

Assistant Professor

 

 

 

Researchers Profile

  • University position


    Research Assistant Professor

     

    Organization


    Institute of Future Cities, CUHK

    CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing

    Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability, CUHK

     

    E-mail


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    Home Page


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    Dr Kevin Ka-Lun LAU 劉家麟

    PhD in Architecture (CUHK), BEnvSc (UNSW)
    Researcher ID:Q-9139-2016 http://www.researcherid.com/rid/Q-9139-2016

     

    Biography

    Dr Kevin Lau is a urban climatologist with research interests in outdoor thermal comfort in high-density cities and the effect of the built environment and urban green space on elderly health and well-being. He is also interested in spatial modelling of outdoor heat stress within complex urban environment. He has been involved in research projects of sustainable urban planning conducted in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Sweden and France.

     

    Research interest

    Effect of urban morphology and vegetation on urban climate and their implications on urban planning and design
    Dynamic (transient) thermal comfort in urban outdoor environment
    Spatial modelling of outdoor heat stress within complex urban environment
    Relationship between the built environment and elderly health and wellbeing in high-density cities

     

    Selected publication

    1. Ho HC, Lau KKL, Ren C, Ng E, 2017. Characterizing prolonged heat effects on mortality in a sub-tropical high-density city, Hong Kong. International Journal of Biometeorology, in press.
    2. Wang D, Lau KKL, Yu RHY, Wong SYS, Kwok TTY, Woo J, 2017. Neighboring green space and mortality of the Chinese elderly in Hong Kong: A retrospective cohort study. BMJ Open 7: e015794.
    3. Ho HC, Lau KKL, Yu R, Wang D, Woo J, Kwok TCY, Ng E, 2017. Spatial variability of geriatric depression risk in a high-density city: A data-driven socio-environmental vulnerability mapping approach. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 14(9), 994.
    4. Wang D, Lau KKL, Yu RHY, Wong SYS, Kwok TCY, Woo J, 2016. Neighbouring green space and all-cause mortality in elderly people in Hong Kong: a retrospective cohort study. The Lancet 388: S82. Available at: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)32009-8/fulltext
    5. Lau KKL, Ng EYY, Chan PW, Ho JCK, 2016. Near-extreme summer meteorological data set for sub-tropical climates. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, in press, DOI: 10.1177/0143624416675390.
    6. Lau KKL, Ren C, Ho J, Ng E, 2016. Numerical modelling of mean radiant temperature in high-density sub-tropical urban environment. Energy and Buildings 114: 80–86.
    7. Zheng T, Lau KKL, Ng E, 2016. Urban tree design approaches for mitigating daytime urban heat island effects in a high-density urban environment. Energy and Buildings 114: 265–274.
    8. Lau KKL, Lindberg F, Rayner D, Thorsson S, 2015. The effect of urban geometry on mean radiant temperature under future climate change: A study of three European cities. International Journal of Biometeorology 59(7): 799–814.

     

    Grants

    1. Principal Investigator, Designing Better Urban Green Spaces for Active Ageing in High-density Cities (General Research Fund, Research Grant Council, Hong Kong, 2017-2020)
    2. Co-Investigator, Climatic-responsive planning and action for mitigating heat-related health risk at community level in high density cities – A Case of Hong Kong (General Research Fund, Research Grant Council, Hong Kong, 2017-2019)
    3. Co-Investigator, A study on the long-term association between urban design and geography and mortality in Hong Kong: 2009-2013. (General Research Fund, Research Grant Council, Hong Kong, 2017-2019)
    4. Co-Investigator, Understanding Urban Transient Human Comfort for More Pedestrian Friendly Design of Urban Spaces in the Summer Months of High Density Tropical Cities (General Research Fund, Research Grant Council, Hong Kong, 2017-2019)

     

    Contact information

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  • University position


    Senior Research Fellow

     

    Organization


    CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing

    Department of Medicine & Therapeutics,
    Faculty of Medicine, CUHK

     

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    Home Page


    http://www.mect.cuhk.edu.hk/
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    Dr. Ruby HY YU 余浩欣

    BSc (HKUST), Pg Dip (CUHK), PhD (CUHK)
    Researcher ID (N-5006-2015) : http://www.researcherid.com/rid/N-5006-2015

     

    Biography

    Dr. Ruby Yu has studied the association of multiple health behaviors with physical and cognitive functioning. She has examined the factors associated with sarcopenia and the predictive ability of sarcopenia on fracture risk in community-dwelling older adults. She has been involved in several studies to assess the effects of mindfulness intervention (such as Dejian mind body intervention) on cognitive functions and physical fitness among older adults. She has authored and co-authored several book chapters, reports, and peer-reviewed journal articles.

     

    Research interest

    Ageing
    Frailty
    Sarcopenia
    Cognitive disorders
    Dementia care
    Mindfulness interventions
    Health services research

     

    Selected publication

    1. Yu R, Woo J. Exploring the link between depression and accelerate cellular ageing: telomeres hold the key. Research and Reports in Biochemistry 2015; 6: 1-12. doi: http://doi.org/10.2147/RRBC.S57484.
    2. Yu R, Tang N, Leung J, Woo J. Telomere length is not associated with frailty in older Chinese elderly: cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis. Mechanisms of Ageing and Development 2015; 152: 74-79. doi:10.1016/j.mad.2015.10.002.
    3. Yu R, Leung J, Woo J. Sarcopenia combined with FRAX probabilities improves fracture risk prediction in older Chinese men. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2014; 15(12): 918-23. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2014.07.011.
    4. Yu R, Leung J, Woo J. Incremental predictive value of sarcopenia for incident fracture in an elderly Chinese cohort: Results from MrOs (Hong Kong). Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2014; 15(8): 551-558. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2014.02.005.
    5. Yu R, Woo J, Chan AS, Sze SL. A Chinese Chan-based mind-body intervention improves psychological well-being and physical health of community-dwelling elderly: A pilot study. Clinical Interventions in Aging. 2014; 9: 727-736. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S59985.
    6. Yu R, Wong M, Leung J, Lee J, Auyeung TW, Woo J. Incidence, reversibility, risk factors and the protective effect of high body mass index against sarcopenia in community-dwelling older Chinese adults. Geriatrics & Gerontology International. 2014; 14(S1): 15-28. doi: 10.1111/ggi.12220.
    7. Yu R, Leung J, Woo J. Housework reduces all-cause and cancer mortality in Chinese men. PLoS ONE. 2013; 8(5): UNSP e61529. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0061529.
    8. Yu R, Chau PH, McGhee SM, Cheung WL, Chan KC, Cheung SH, Woo J. Trends in prevalence and mortality of dementia in elderly Hong Kong population: projections, disease burden, and implications for long-term care. International Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 2012; 406852, doi:10.1155/2012/406852.
    9. Yu R, Yau F, Ho SC, Woo J. Cardiorespiratory fitness and its association with body composition and physical activity in Hong Kong Chinese women aged from 55 to 94 years. Maturitas. 2011; 69(4): 348-353. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2011.05.003.
    10. Yu R, Woo J, Chan R, Sham A, Ho S, Tso A, Cheung B, Lam TH, Lam K. Relationship between dietary intake and the development of type 2 diabetes in a Chinese population: the Hong Kong Dietary Survey. Public Health Nutrition 2011; 14(7): 1133-1141. doi: 10.1017/S136898001100053X.

     

    Contact information

    Tel: (852) 3943 5142 / (852) 2632 2190
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  • University position


    Postdoctoral Fellow

     

    Organization


    CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing

     

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    Dr. Eric TC Lai 黎子俊

    BNurs (HKU), PhD(HKU)
    Researcher ID : https://publons.com/researcher/3105961/eric-lai/

     

    Biography

    Dr. Eric Lai is a social epidemiologist with an interest in social inequalities in determinants of health, the differential outcomes of diseases by socioeconomic status and life course epidemiology. He is particularly interested in early life determinants of health outcomes in adulthood. He is also interested in longitudinal data analysis and applying causal methodologies in observational data. Dr. Lai’s PhD mainly focused on the drivers of secular trends of timing of puberty and its consequences for non-communicable diseases.

     

    Research interest

    Social inequality
    Life course epidemiology – early life determinants of health outcomes
    Causal inference and mediation analysis

     

    Selected publication

    1. Taylor-Robinson D, Lai ETC, Wickham S, et al. Assessing the impact of rising child poverty on the unprecedented rise in infant mortality in England, 2000-2017: time trend analysis. BMJ open 2019; 9: e029424.
    2. Straatmann VS, Lai ETC, Lange T, et al. How do early-life factors explain social inequalities in adolescent mental health? Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Journal of epidemiology and community health 2019.
    3. Taylor-Robinson DC, Lai ET, Whitehead M, Barr B. Child health unravelling in UK. BMJ 2019; 364: l963.
    4. Lai ETC, Wickham S, Law C, Whitehead M, Barr B, Taylor-Robinson D. Poverty dynamics and health in late childhood in the UK: evidence from the Millennium Cohort Study. Archives of disease in childhood 2019.
    5. (Press released by the ADC, received wide international media coverage. Taken to the Parliament by an MP as a parliamentary question to the government.
    6. Campbell M, Straatmann VS, Lai ETC, et al. Understanding social inequalities in children being bullied: UK Millennium Cohort Study findings. PLoS One 2019; 14: e0217162.
    7. Campbell M, Lai ETC, Pearce A, et al. Understanding pathways to social inequalities in childhood unintentional injuries: findings from the UK millennium cohort study. BMC pediatrics 2019; 19: 150.
    8. Taylor-Robinson D, Lai E, Bradshaw J. Death rate continues to rise for poorest infants in England and Wales. BMJ 2018; 360: k1090.
    9. Lai TC, Au Yeung SL, Lin SL, Leung GM, Schooling CM. Brief Report: Maternal Age of Menarche and Adiposity: Evidence from Hong Kong's "Children of 1997" Birth Cohort. Epidemiology 2016; 27: 433-7.
    10. Lai TC, Leung GM, Schooling CM. Maternal Age of Menarche and Blood Pressure in Adolescence: Evidence from Hong Kong's "Children of 1997" Birth Cohort. PLoS One 2016; 11: e0159855.

     

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  • University position


    PhD Student

     

    Organization


    CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing

    Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, CUHK

     

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    Ms.Demi Dan WANG 王丹

    Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CUHK)
    Researcher ID:L-2520-2017 http://www.researcherid.com/rid/L-2520-2017

     

    Biography

    Ms.Dan Wang is now a PhD student in the Institute of Ageing, placing under the School of Public Health and Primary Care in Faculty of Medicine. Dan got her Bachelor’s degree in Preventive Medicine from Southern Medical University and Master’s degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from CUHK. She has been systematically trained in clinical medicine and public health, as well as conducting clinical trials and epidemiological studies for six years. Particularly, she is experienced in doing systematic review and meta-analysis and now her PhD research interests are the influence of built environment on wellness of the elderly.

     

    Research interest

    Living environment and wellness of the elderly
    Risk assessment and potential preventive strategy for frailty
    Active ageing and ageing-in-place
    Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of geriatric depression

     

    Selected publication

    1. Wang D, Lau KK, Yu R, et al. Neighbouring green space and mortality in community-dwelling elderly Hong Kong Chinese: a cohort study. BMJ Open 2017;7:e015794. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015794
    2. Chen, S., Wang, D., Fung, H., Wong, L. Y., & Xiang, L. (2017). Psychological aid following medical crises in China. The Lancet, 389(10066), 250. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30086-7
    3. D. WANG, K. Lau, R. Yu, S. Wong, T. Kwok, J. Woo; NEIGHBORING GREEN SPACE AND TRANSITIONS BETWEEN FRAILTY STATES AMONG CHINESE ELDERLY IN HONG KONG[abstract], Innovation in Aging, Volume 1, Issue suppl_1, 1 July 2017, Pages 433, https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igx004.1553
    4. Wang, D., Lau, K. K. L., Ruby, H. Y., Wong, S. Y., Kwok, T. C., & Woo, J. (2016). Neighbouring green space and all-cause mortality in elderly people in Hong Kong: a retrospective cohort study. The Lancet, 388, S82. DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(16)32009-8
    5. Yang, S., Wang, D., Zhang, Y., Yu, C., Ren, J., Xu, K., ... & Li, Y. (2015). Transmission of Hepatitis B and C Virus Infection Through Body Piercing: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Medicine, 94(47), e1893. DOI:10.1097/MD.0000000000001893

     

    Award

    The Best 'Living' Building Award, WSBE17 Hong Kong - International Youth Competition.
    http://wsbe17hongkong.hk/iyc

     

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Collaboration Network

 
City/Country Institute Area/Theme
Australia

University of Adelaide

Impact of Environment on Health
China

Department of Neurobiology, Geriatrics, and Neurology, Capital Medical University
Beijing Key Laboratory for Parkinson's Disease, Xuanwu Hospital  

Frailty and neurological diseases / cognitive impairment
China The Key Laboratory of Geriatrics, Beijing Hospital and Beijing Institute of Geriatrics Sarcopenia
China The Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology Gerontechnology
Japan Department of Human Health Sciences, Kyoto University Sarcopenia
Japan Institute of Gerontology, The University of Tokyo Ageing well
Japan National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tokyo Institute of Technology Gerontechnology
Korea Institution of Aging, Ajou University Health behavioral research, sarcopenia
Korea Seoul National University Active Ageing Index
Korea The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG)  
Malaysia Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya Frailty and sarcopenia
Singapore Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, National University of Singapore Ageing well
Singapore National University of Singapore Sarcopenia
Taiwan National Cheng Kung University Age-friendly City
Thailand Siriraj Hospital, Division of Geriatric, Faculty of Medicine Frailty and sarcopenia
United Kingdom Ageing Research at King’s,
King’s College London
Brain ageing and mental wellness
United Kingdom Alzheimer's Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice, The University of the Western Scotland Long-term care, dementia and other later life conditions
United Kingdom Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow Ageing well indicators and contributory factors
United Kingdom International Longevity Centre UK Ageing Well
United Kingdom MRC Lifecourse Epidemiological Unit, University of Southampton Sarcopenia
United Kingdom University of Stirling Dementia
United States Boston University Public Health
United States Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care End-of-Life Care
United States Oregon Health & Science University Osteoporosis
United States Saint Louis University Medical Center, Division of Geriatric Medicine Frailty, comorbidities, and dementia research
United States The Hastings Center Health and long-term care systems
Sweden University of Gothenburg Bone health