Dr. LAU Hi Po Bobo
Assistant Professor

QUALIFICATIONS
Ph.D., University of Hong Kong

M.Phil. Social & Developmental Psychology, Cambridge University, United Kingdom

B.Soc.Sc., University of Hong Kong

CONTACT
Office: Room LG223, Main Building
Hong Kong Shue Yan University
10 Wai Tsui Crescent, Braemer Hill,
North Point, Hong Kong

Phone: (852) 2570-7110 ext.141

Fax: (852) 2806-8044
Email: hplau@hksyu.edu

 

COURSES
Current Academic Year

COUN390 Gerontological Counselling
PSY103P Statistics for Social Sciences
PSY216 Psychology of Aging
PSY300 Abnormal Psychology
PSY371 Research Project I
PSY371P Research Project I
PSY372P Research Project II
PSY401 Research Thesis I
PSY411 Honours Research Project I
CP530 Dissertation I
CP531 Dissertation II

 

OFFICE HOURS
(by appointment)

AREAS OF RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Health psychology
  • Positive psychology
  • Holistic health
  • Behavioral health
  • Psycho-oncology and end-of-life care
  • Reproductive health and sexuality
  • Gerontology
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    PUBLICATION

  • Lau, B. H. P., Chow, A. Y. M., Wong, D. F. K., Chan, J. S. M., Chan. C. H. Y., Ho, R. T. H., So, T. H., Lam, T. C., Lee, V. H. F., Lee, A. W. M., Chow, S. F., & Chan, C. L. W. (Accepted for publication). Study Protocol of a Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Intervention and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Fostering Quality of Life of Patients with Lung Cancer and their Family Caregivers. Journal of evidence-informed social work.

  • Nan, J. K. M., Lau, B. H. P., Szeto, M. M. L., Lam, K. K. F., Man, J. C. N., & Chan, C. L. W. (Accepted for publication). Competence enhancement program of expressive arts in end-of-life care for health and social care professionals: A mixed-method evaluation. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

  • Lau, B. H. P., & Cheng, C. (2017). Gratitude and coping among familial caregivers of persons with dementia. Aging and Mental Health, 21, 445-453. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2015.1114588

  • Rentala, S., Lau, B. H. P., & Chan, C. L. W. (2017). Association between spirituality and depression among depressive disorder patients. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 4, 318-330. doi: 10.1080/19349637.2017.1286962

  • Ng, S. M., Chow, K. W., Lau, B. H. P., & Wang, Q. (2017). Awareness vs. un-clinging: Which matters in mindfulness. Contemporary Buddhism. Advance online publication. Doi: 10.1080/14639947.2017.1374326

  • Ji, X. W., Chan, C. H. Y., Lau, B. H. P., Chan, J. S. M., Chan, C. L. W. & Chung, K. F. (2017). The interrelationship between sleep and depressive symptoms: A secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial on Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit intervention. Sleep Medicine, 29, 41-46. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2016.08.025

  • Chan, C. H. Y., Ji, X., Chan, J. S. M., Lau, B. H. P., So, K. F., Li, A., Chung, K. F., & Chan, C. L. W. (2017). Effects of the integrative mind-body intervention on depression, sleep disturbances, and plasma IL-6. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 86, 54-56. doi: 10.1159/000447541

  • Lau, B. H. P., Kwan, J. S. K., Cheung, K. S. L., & Martin, P. (2016). Depression moderates the frailty-subjective health link among Chinese near centenarians and centenarians. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24, 753-761. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2016.05.014

  • Lau, H. P. B., Kwan, J., & Cheung, S. L. K. (2016). Overlap of frailty, comorbidity, disability, and poor self-rated health in community-dwelling near-centenarians and centenarians. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64, 900-901. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14063

  • Chan, C. H. Y., Lau, B. H. P., Tam, M. Y. J., & Ng, E. H. Y. (2016). A longitudinal study investigating the role of decisional conflicts and regret and short-term psychological adjustment after IVF treatment failure. Human Reproduction, 31, 2772-2780. doi: 10.1093/humrep/dew233

  • Brodaty, H., Woolf, C., Andersen, S., Barcilai, N., Brayne, C., Cheung, K. S. L., . . . Lau, B. H. P., . . . Sachdev, P. (2016). ICC-Dementia (International Centenarian Consortium - Dementia): An international consortium to determine the prevalence and incidence of dementia in centenarians across diverse ethnoracial and sociocultural groups. BMC Neurology, 16, 52. doi: 10.1186/s12883-016-0569-4

  • Kwan, J. S. K., Lau, H. P. B., & Cheung, S. L. K. (2015). Towards a comprehensive model of frailty: an emerging concept from the Hong Kong Centenarian Study. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 16, 536.e1 - 536.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2015.03.005

  • Cheung, S. L. K., Lau, H. P. B., Leung, Y. M. A., Wong, W.C. P., Lou, V., Chan, M. Y. G., . . . Schulz, R. (2015). Multicomponent intervention on enhancing dementia caregiver well-being and reducing behavioral problems among Hong Kong Chinese: A translational study based on REACH II. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 30, 460-469. doi: 10.1002/gps.4160

  • Lou, V. W. Q., Lau, H. P. B., & Cheung, S. L. K. (2015). Positive Aspects of Caregiving (PAC): Scale validation among Chinese dementia caregivers. Archives of Gerontology & Geriatrics, 60, 299-306. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2014.10.019

  • Cheung, S. L. K. & Lau, H. P. B. (2015). Successful aging among Chinese near-centenarians and centenarians in Hong Kong: A multidimensional and interdisciplinary approach. Aging and Mental Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2015.1078281 0.1080/13607863.2015.1078281

  • Tang, J. Y., Ho, A. H., Luo, H., Wong, G. H., Lau, B. H., Lum, T. Y., & Cheung, K. S. (2015). Validating a Chinese short version of the Zarit Burden Interview (CZBI-Short) for dementia caregivers. Aging and Mental Health, 20, 996-1001. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2015.1047323

  • Cheng, C., Lau, H. P. B., & Chan, M. P. S. (2014). Coping flexibility and psychological adjustment to stressful life changes: A meta-analytic review. Psychological Bulletin, 140, 1582-1607. doi: 10.1037/a0037913

  • Wong, P. W. C., Lau, H. P. B., Kwok, N. C. F., Chan, M. Y. G., Chan, W. M., & Cheung, S. L. K. (2014). The well-being of community-dwelling near-centenarians and centenarians in Hong Kong - A qualitative study. BMC Geriatrics, 14, 63-70. doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-14-63

  • Lo, H. H. M., Ng, S. M., Chan, C. L. W., Lam, K. F., & Lau, B. H. P. (2013). The Chinese medicine construct "stagnation" in mind-body connection mediates the effects of mindfulness training on depression and anxiety. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 21, 348-357. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2013.05.008

  • Lau, H. P. B., Schnall, S., & White, M. P. (2012). Quantifying the value of emotions using a willingness-to-pay approach. Journal of Happiness Studies, 14, 1543-1561. doi: 10.1007/s10902-012-9394-7

  • Tam, K. P., Lau, H. P. B., & Jiang, D. (2012). Culture and subjective well-being: A dynamic constructivist view. Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, 43, 23-31. doi: 10.1177/0022022110388568

  • Lau, H. P. B., & Cheng, C. (2018). Coping with the Yin/Yang of stress: The link between dialectical thinking and coping. In J. Spender-Rodgers & K. Peng (Eds.), The cultural and psychological foundations of East Asian cognition: contradiction, change, and holism. New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Lau, B. H. P., Fong, C. H. C., & Yu, N. X (2018). Towards the Development of Holistic Well Being Measurement. In M. Y. Lee, C. H. Y. Chan, C. L. W. Chan, S. M. Ng, & P. P. Y. Leung (Eds.), Integrative body-mind-spirit social work for health and mental health: An empirically-based approach to assessment and treatment (2nd Edition). New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Lau, B. H. P., Fong, C. H. C., & Chan, C. H. Y (2017). Reaching the Unspoken Grief: Artifacts as a Symbol of the Continuing Parental Bond during Pregnancy Loss. In D. Klass & E. Steffen (Eds.), Continuing bonds - Second Edition: The presence of the dead in personal, social and cultural lives. New York: Routledge.

  • Lau, H. P. B., & Cheung, S. L. K. (2017). Hong Kong Centenarian Study. In N. A. Pachana (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Geropsychology. Singapore: Springer Science+Business Media.

  • CONFERENCE PRESENTATION

  • Lau, B. H. P. , Chan, C. L. W., Chow, A. Y. M., Wong, D. F. K., Lam, T. C., Fung, Y. L., Chan, J., Tam, M., Tsang, M. W., & Chow, S. F. (2018, October). Applying Eastern Body-Mind-Spirit intervention in lung cancer care: Preliminary evidence from a parallel group intervention with patients and caregivers. Paper presented at the 20th International Psycho-oncology Society World Congress of Psycho-oncology (IPOS 2018), Hong Kong.

  • Lau, B. H. P. (2018, July). Seeing the invisible: Applying the IBMS model on children with eczema. Invited workshop at Research and Clinical Application of the Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit in Social Work, Hong Kong.

  • Chan, C. L. W., & Lau, B. H. P. (2017, November). How an eastern body-mind-spirit intervention empower end-stage lung cancer patients and their family caregivers? A RCT of IBMS and CBT. Invited paper presented at BeHealth 3-Interdisciplinary Forum on Behavioral Health: International Perspectives, Hong Kong.

  • Lau, B. , Chan, C. L. W., & Chow, A. Y. M. (2017, July). Coping with the finitude of life together: Dyadic relationships between spiritual well-being and death anxiety among patients with lung cancer and their family caregivers. Paper presented at 11th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society, Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Lau, B. , Fong, C. H. C., Chan, C. L. W., & Chow, A. Y. M. (2017, July). Unarticulated demand for community end-of-life care: Results from a population-based survey on preferences on place of end-of-life care and death and implications for general practitioners. Paper presented at 11th International Conference on Grief and Bereavement in Contemporary Society, Lisbon, Portugal.

  • Lau, B. , Chan, C., Tam, M., & Wong, Q. (2017, July). A re-examination of the factor structure of Traditional Chinese FERTIQOL with subfertile women undergoing ART. Poster presented at 33rd Annual Meeting of European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Lau, B. H. P. , Chow, A. M. Y., Wong, D. F. K., Chan, J. S. M., & Chan, C. L. W. (2017, May). Multi-component, psychosocial support for patients with lung cancer and their family members: Protocol of a RCT comparing body-mind-spirit intervention and cognitive behavioral therapy. Paper to be presented at 4th International Conference on Practice Research, Hong Kong.

  • Lau, B. H. P. , Wong, P. W. C., & Cheung, S. L. K. (2016, December). The association between frailty and end-of-life care attitudes: An investigation among Hong Kong's most long-lived older adults. Paper presented at the Centenarians Conference 2016: Are centenarians the realization of successful ageing, Singapore.

  • Lau, B. H. P. , & Cheung, S. L. K. (2016, November). Good practice in dementia caregiver services and behavioral problems - REACH-HK. Invited presentation at HKPGA Annual Scientific Meeting cum AGM 2016, Hong Kong.

  • Lau, B. , & Fong, C. (2015, November). Beyond the body: Multi-disciplinary and family-oriented perspective to care in end-of-life. Paper presented at CUHK School of Public Health System for Health Seminar, Hong Kong.

  • Lau, H. P. B. , & Cheung, S. L. K. (2015, November). Successful Aging Among Chinese Centenarians in Hong Kong: A Multidimensional Approach. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, Florida, U.S.

  • Lau, H. P. B. , Martin, P., Kwan, J., & Cheung, S. L. K. (2015, November). Depression moderates the frailty-subjective health relationship among centenarians. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, Florida, U.S.

  • Lau, H. P. B. , Kwan, J., & Cheung, S. L. K. (2015, November). Conceptualizing frailty as a multidimensional construct: Findings from the Hong Kong Centenarian Study. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, Florida, U.S.

  • Cheung S. L. K., & Lau, B. H. P. (2015, June). Successful aging among near- and centenarians in Hong Kong: A multidimensional approach. Paper presented at the International Centenarian Consortium, Sardinia, Italy.

  • Kwan, J. S. K., Lau, B. H. P. , & Cheung, S. L. K. (2015, June). Examining frailty among Hong Kong Chinese near- and centenarians using a multidimensional approach. Paper presented at the International Centenarian Consortium, Sardinia, Italy.

  • Lau, H. P. B. (2015, April). Positive aspects of caregiving: Factor structure and association with exemplary care among Chinese dementia caregivers. Paper presented at 30th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International, Perth, Australia.

  • Cheung, S. L. K., & Lau, H. P. B. (2015, April). Multicomponent intervention on enhancing dementia caregiver well-being and reducing behavioral problems among Hong Kong Chinese: A translational study based on REACH II. Poster presented at 30th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International, Perth, Australia.

  • Lau, H. P. B. , Gu, D., & Cheung, S. L. K. (2015, January). How Do Near- and Centenarians Self-Rate Their Overall Health? A Comparative Study. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America U.S.-Hong Kong 2015 Conference: Putting Aging Research and Clinical Practice in Cultural Context, Hong Kong.

  • Lau, H. P. B. , Lou, V. W. Q., & Cheung, S. L. K. (2015, January). Positive aspects of caregiving: Factor structure and association with exemplary care among Chinese dementia caregivers. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America U.S.-Hong Kong 2015 Conference: Putting Aging Research and Clinical Practice in Cultural Context, Hong Kong.

  • Lau, H. P. B. (2014, October). Successful Aging in Hong Kong Chinese Centenarians - A Multidimensional Approach. Paper presented at departmental seminar of Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University, Iowa, U.S.

  • Lau, B. H. P. & Cheung S. L. K. (2014, May). Living arrangements and health statuses of Chinese centenarians in Hong Kong. Paper presented at the International Centenarian Consortium, Osaka, Japan.

  • Cheung, S. L. K., & Lau, B. H. P. (2014, May). Health correlates of psychological well-being of Chinese centenarians. Paper presented at the International Centenarian Consortium, Osaka, Japan.

  • Lau, B. H. P. & Cheng, C. (2013, August). Is counting blessing beneficial to Chinese well-being? Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section Annual Conference, Exeter, U.K.

  • Lau, B. H. P., , & Cheng, C. (2013, August). Trait gratitude and well-being among the Chinese: A multiple-domain approach. Poster presented at the British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section Annual Conference, Exeter, U.K.

  • Lau, B. H. P. ,& Tam, K. P. (2013, August). Lay theories of money-happiness relationship: The behavioral correlates. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section Annual Conference, Exeter, U.K.

  • Lau, B. H. P. , & Tam, K. P. (2012, November). Lay theories of the money-happiness relationship: How and why. Paper presented at the 2nd China International Conference on Positive Psychology, Beijing, China.

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