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Dr Li, William Ho Cheung 李浩祥

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Dr Li, William Ho Cheung 李浩祥

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Associate Professor

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Also Cited As:
Li, HCW
Li, HC
Li, William
Li, W
Li, H

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
1988The Nursing Council of Hong KongRegistered Nurse
2000The Nursing Council of Hong KongIndicative Register of Teachers of Nurses
Biography
Dr William LI is currently an Associate Professor and the Director of Doctor of Nursing Programme at the School of Nursing, the University of Hong Kong. He has a strong research interest in the field of child and adolescent care, and has much skill and knowledge in developing, validating and testing the psychometric properties of instruments for children.
 
Specifically, Dr William Li’s research interests focus on two distinct areas. The first research area involves providing physical and psychological interventions to those children required hospitalization or surgery, children with cancer and children surviving from cancer. In particular, Dr Li conducted the first study on exploring the ways of coping and coping strategies used by Hong Kong Chinese children hospitalized with cancer, which is an essential pre-requisite for designing appropriate psycho-educational interventions to ease the burden of cancer treatment. The findings increase knowledge and awareness of health-care professionals of the impact of socio-cultural factors on the coping of children. Additionally, Dr Li conducted the 1st RCT study on integrating the adventure-based training and health education program in promoting regular physical activity for childhood cancer survivors, which is essential for their physical and psychological well-being, and consequently enhancing their quality of life.
 

 

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.

 

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
Weng, X
Lau, OS
2019-12-01Best 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
2018-12-01The University Postgraduate Fellowship 2018-19 to my PhD student: Miss Cheung Tan
Research Achievement
2018-12-01The University Postgraduat Fellowship 2018-2019 to my PhD student: Miss Ho Long Kwan
Research Achievement
Kwan, SWG
2018-12-01Best Poster Award: Frontiers in Medical and Health Sciences Education 2018: “Learning in Alliance: Inter-professional Health Education and Practice”
Research Achievement
2019-06-01Excellent Health Promotion Project Award: Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF), Food and Health Bureau
Research Achievement
Kwan, SWG
2018-12-01Best poster presentation award: The 8th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum cum 2018 International Council on Women’s Health Issues (ICOWHI) Congress
Research Achievement
2009-11-01Excellent 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
2013-03-01Serena Yang Fellowship in Nursing
Research Achievement
2008-11-01Best 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
2011-01-01Faculty Teaching Medal: Lee Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
Teaching Accomplishment
2007-04-01Best Oral Presentation Award: Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: Paradigms and Dialogue, 19-21 April 2007 Hong Kong
Others
Chan, WF
Lau, OS
2015-12-01Best 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
Lam, OBC
Kwong, A
Lai, V
2015-12-01Best 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
2016-01-01Best 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
2016-06-01Outstanding 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
HO, KY
2016-06-01Outstanding Oral Presentations Award: Optimizing Healthcare Quality: Teamwork in Education, Research, and Practice, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Research Achievement
2018-04-01Winner ‘conference paper of the day’: Royal College of Nursing, Journal of Research in Nursing and SAGE publications
Research Achievement
LUK, TT
Kwong, ACS
Lai, VWY
2019-02-01SRNT 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
2017-12-01Best Poster Award, The 7th Hong Kong International Nursing Forum . 2017.: The School of Nursing, University of Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Weng, X
Lau, AOS
2018-11-01Conference 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
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
10/2019-FellowAmerican Academy of Nursing
01/03/2015 -28/02/2017vice chairmanHong Kong Colleage of Education and Research in Nursing
09/2017-08/2019Board for Professional Doctorates (BPD) in the capacity of co-opted memberGraduate School, University of Hong Kong
08/2017 - 12/2020SpecialistHong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic & Vocational Qualifications
03/2018 - 02/2021Scientific MembershipInstitutional Review Board of the University of Hong Kong / Hospital Authority Hong Kong West Cluster (HKU / HA HKW IRB)
10/2016 - 09/2020Member of the Grand Review BoardHealth and Medical Research Fund Research Council Food and Health Bureau
04/2016 -03/2020Vice-PresidentHong Kong College of Education and Research in Nursing
01/04-DateMemberSigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
04/2016 -03/2020ChairpersonHong Kong Society for Nursing Education
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