Dr Li, William Ho Cheung 李浩祥
The second research area involves promoting smoking cessation to the youth, helping smokers with chronic diseases, such as cancer and diabetic patients, quit smoking. Dr Li had been leading the smoking cessation team at the School of Nursing since 2012. His major roles are to supervise and monitor the performance of team members, and provide supervision and guidance for the team members on research methodology, report and academic paper writing, and grant application for research projects.
Dr Li conducted the 1st RCT to help smokers who attended emergency departments to quit smoking. Dr Li’s research involves testing the effectiveness of various smoking cessation interventions, which generates new knowledge and evidence and have the greatest potential to effectively implement routinely in clinical and community settings, thus have major clinical and public health implications. Most importantly, the results provide support for the development of clinical practice guidelines, motivate more healthcare professionals and other caregivers, such as the family members of smokers, to routinely promote smoking cessation to smokers in clinical and community settings, and prompt more researchers to design and evaluate other brief smoking cessation programmes.
He has published articles as the first author about the largest trial that addressed an important, but underexplored health issue related to cancer and its treatment on the fatigue and quality of life of childhood cancer survivors in International Journal of Nursing Studies, the first and largest trial conducted to evaluate a smoking cessation intervention to help cancer patients quit smoking in Scientific Reports and first clinical trial to evaluate our developed brief self-determination theory-based smoking cessation intervention to help smokers attending emergency departments in JAMA Internal Medicine. Dr Li has also published an article to provide evidence that highlights the potential for music‐based rehabilitation treatments to alleviate the psychological sequela for these pediatric brain tumor survivors in Psycho-Oncology as the corresponding author.
Dr Li is actively collaborating with local and international renowned scholars to conduct research, teaching, and knowledge exchange. Up to 2020, Dr Li, as the Principal Investigator, has obtained eight external peer-reviewed competitive research grants (6 HMRF and 2 HCPF) and more than 40 grants from both external and internal funding sources. Additionally, Dr Li has published more than 110 peer reviewed international journal articles with high impact factors and most of these publications are in the upper 1/3 of the nursing and health-related categories of the Journal Citation Reports in ISI Web of Knowledge, 10 book chapters and over 140 international conference papers.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2019-12-01||Best Poster Award, Chat-Based Instant Messaging Support for Smoking Cessation in Workplaces: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial: The 9th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum cum 1st Greater Bay Area Nursing Conference, December 9-10, 2019, Shenzhen, China||Others|
|2018-12-01||The University Postgraduate Fellowship 2018-19 to my PhD student: Miss Cheung Tan||Research Achievement|
|2018-12-01||The University Postgraduat Fellowship 2018-2019 to my PhD student: Miss Ho Long Kwan||Research Achievement|
|2018-12-01||Best Poster Award: Frontiers in Medical and Health Sciences Education 2018: “Learning in Alliance: Inter-professional Health Education and Practice”||Research Achievement|
|2019-06-01||Excellent Health Promotion Project Award: Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF), Food and Health Bureau||Research Achievement|
|2018-12-01||Best poster presentation award: The 8th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum cum 2018 International Council on Women’s Health Issues (ICOWHI) Congress||Research Achievement|
|2009-11-01||Excellent paper of 2009 Shanghai International Nursing Conference (SHINC): Strategies used by Hong Kong Chinese children to cope with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer: Shanghai Nursing Association, 2009 Shanghai International Nursing Conference||Research Achievement|
|2013-03-01||Serena Yang Fellowship in Nursing||Research Achievement|
|2008-11-01||Best Poster Presentation Award: Joint Annual Scientific Meeting for Paediatricians and Paediatric Nurses. The Hong Kong Paediatric Society & Hong Kong Paediatric Nurses Associated Ltd.||Research Achievement|
|2011-01-01||Faculty Teaching Medal: Lee Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong||Teaching Accomplishment|
|2007-04-01||Best Oral Presentation Award: Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: Paradigms and Dialogue, 19-21 April 2007 Hong Kong||Others|
|2015-12-01||Best Poster Award, Effectiveness of a Workplace Intervention to Promote Smoking Cessation in Hong Kong: The 6th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum, 10-11 December, Hong Kong||Others|
|2015-12-01||Best Poster Award, Incentive-Based Smoking Cessation via Quit to Win Contest (2009) in Hong Kong: The 6th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum, 10-11 December, Hong Kong||Others|
|2016-01-01||Best Oral Presentation Award: 15th Asia Pacific Congress of Pediatrics – 53rd Annual Conference of India Academy of Pediatrics & 5th Asia pacific Congress of Pediatrics Nursing: Indian Academy of Pediatric||Research Achievement|
|2016-06-01||Outstanding Oral Presentations Award: Establishment of Quitline Service in Helping Youth Quit Smoking: A 10-year Experience in Hong Kong: Optimizing Healthcare Quality: Teamwork in Education, Research, and Practice, Chiang Mai, Thailand||Research Achievement|
|2016-06-01||Outstanding Oral Presentations Award: Optimizing Healthcare Quality: Teamwork in Education, Research, and Practice, Chiang Mai, Thailand||Research Achievement|
|2018-04-01||Winner ‘conference paper of the day’: Royal College of Nursing, Journal of Research in Nursing and SAGE publications||Research Achievement|
|2019-02-01||SRNT Travel Award, Chat-based instant messaging support combined with brief advice and active referral for smoking cessation in proactively recruited community smokers: a pragmatic, cluster randomized controlled trial (abstract): The Society For Research On Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT) 2019 Annual Meeting, February 20-23, 2019, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.||Research Achievement|
|2017-12-01||Best Poster Award, The 7th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum . 2017.: The School of Nursing, University of Hong Kong||Research Achievement|
|2018-11-01||Conference paper award: November 2-4, 2018, Zhejiang Province, China, 優秀論文《企業戒煙干預：香港的經驗》, 第十九届全國控煙學術研討會||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|10/2019-||Fellow||American Academy of Nursing|
|01/03/2015 -28/02/2017||vice chairman||Hong Kong Colleage of Education and Research in Nursing|
|09/2017-08/2019||Board for Professional Doctorates (BPD) in the capacity of co-opted member||Graduate School, University of Hong Kong|
|08/2017 - 12/2020||Specialist||Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications|
|03/2018 - 02/2021||Scientific Membership||Institutional Review Board of the University of Hong Kong / Hospital Authority Hong Kong West Cluster (HKU / HA HKW IRB)|
|10/2016 - 09/2020||Member of the Grand Review Board||Health and Medical Research Fund Research Council Food and Health Bureau|
|04/2016 -03/2020||Vice-President||Hong Kong College of Education and Research in Nursing|
|01/04-Date||Member||Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing|
|04/2016 -03/2020||Chairperson||Hong Kong Society for Nursing Education|
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