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Prof. Raymond Kim-wai SUM


Prof. Raymond Kim-Wai SUM
Associate Professor
Department of Sports Science and Physical Education
Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies)
Faculty of Education
BEd (NTNU), MPE (Springfield), EdD (Leicester)
+852 3943 6091
Professor Raymond SUM is the Founding President of the Chinese Physical Literacy Association (CPLA) and the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong China (PFAHK). Raymond is also a Committee Member of Advocacy and Collaboration, and Ambassador of the International Physical Literacy Association (IPLA), and a Member of the Leadership Committee of the Physical Literacy Special Interest Group (PL SIG) of the Asia-Pacific Society for Physical Activity (ASPA).

Raymond leads the Sports and Society Research Group, which focuses on examining physical literacy, its application to different populations, operationalizing physical literacy and assessment of the interventions of physical literacy on PE teachers’ professional development and students learning outcomes. He has published more than 100 publications including scientific papers, book chapters/books, and conference proceedings in the areas of physical literacy and PE teachers’ professional development.
Research Interests
  • Physical literacy and its application to different populations
  • Professionalization of PE teachers and their learning communities
Selected Publications (*denotes corresponding author)
  1. Choi, S. M. Sum, K. W. R.*, Leung F. L. E., & Sit, H. P. C. (2023). The relationship and effect among physical literacy attributes in university physical education during the pandemic quarantine period. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education.
  2. Feng, H., Yang, L., Liang, Y. Y., Ai, S., Liu, Y., Liu, Y., Jin, X., Lei, B., Wang, J., Chen, X., Chan, J. W. Y., Sum, R. K. W., Tan, X., Benedict, C., Wing, Y. K.*, & Zhang, J.* (2023). The associations of timing of physical activity with all-cause and cause-specific mortality. Nature Communications, 14(930).
  3. Carl, J., Barratt, J., Arbour-Nicitopoulos, K. P., Barnett, L. M., Dudley, D. A., Keegan, R., Kwan, M., Scurati, R., Sum, R. K. W., Wainwright, N., Cairney, J.* (2023). Development, explanation, and presentation of the physical literacy interventions reporting template (PLIRT). International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.
  4. Li, M. H., Yu, J. J., Wong, S. H. S., Sum, R. K. W., Sit, C. H. P. (2023). Associations between perceived social support, perceived competence, and physical activity in Hong Kong children with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 40(1), 126-141.
  5. Gandrieau, J., Schnitzler, C., Cairney, J., Keegan, R., Roberts, W. M., Barnett, L. M., Bentsen, P., Dudley, D. A., Sum., K. W. R., Venetsanou, F., Button, C., Turcotte, S., Berrigan, F., Cloes, M., Rudd, J. R., Riga, V., Mouton, A., Vašíčková, J., Blanchard, J., Mekkaoui, L., Derigny, T., Franck, N., Repond, M-R., Markovič, M., Scheuer, C. & Potdevin, F. (2023). Development of ELIP to assess physical literacy for emerging adults. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.
  6. Li, M. H., Kaioglou, V., Ma, R. S., Choi, S. M., Venetsanou, F., & Sum, K. W. R.* (2022). Exploring physical literacy in children aged 8 to 12 years old: A cross-cultural comparison between China and Greece. BMC Public Health, 22(2122), 1-11.
  7. Li, M. H., Sit, H. P., Wong, S. H., Wing, Y. K., Ng, C. K., Rudd, J., Chow, J. Y. & Sum, K. W. R.* (2022). Effects of a blended classroom-based intervention on aerobic fitness, motor skills, inhibition and daytime sleepiness among Hong Kong children. Frontiers in Public Health, 10, 944423.
  8. Sum, K. W. R.*, Wallhead, T., Wang, F. J., & Choi, S. M., Li, M. H., Y. Liu. (2022). Effects of teachers’ participation in continuing professional development on students’ perceived physical literacy, motivation and enjoyment of physical activity. Journal of Psychodidactics (Revista de Psicodidáctica), 27(2), 176-185.
  9. Ma, R. S., Ng, S. L., Lee, T., Yang, Y. J., & Sum, K. W. R.* (2022). Validation of a speech database for assessing college students’ physical competence under the concept of physical literacy. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(12), 7046.
  10. Li, M. H., Whitehead, M., Green, N., Ren, H., Cheng, C. F., Lin, L. C., Lin, C. P., Liu, Y., Wen, X., Lei, S. M., Li, H. J., Shy, D. Y., Tang, Y., Choi, S. M., Huang, Y., Ma, R. S., Wang, F. J., Cheng, S. T., Sum, K. W. R.* (2022). Operational Definition of Physical Literacy in the Greater China Region: Results of a Meta-Narrative Synthesis and the Panel’s Recommendations. Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness, 20, 236-248.
Funded Research Grants/Community Projects as Principal Investigator (in the past five years)
  • An Ecological Dynamics Approach to Promote Physical Literacy and Well-being of Primary School Children: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. General Research Fund, Research Grant Council (RGC), 2024-2026
  • Physical Literacy Academy for Children and Youth (PLACY®). Sustainable Knowledge Transfer Project Fund (S-KPF), CUHK, 2022-2024
  • Hong Kong Physical Education Teachers Conference 2021-2022. Education Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR, 2021-2022
  • IntergenerationABILITY: Enhancement of Physical Literacy of Students with Disabilities and Older Baby Boomers in Hong Kong. Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund (SIE Fund) & Knowledge Transfer Project Fund (KPF), CUHK, 2021-2022
  • Effects of Physical Education Continuing Professional Development on Teachers’ Physical Literacy and Self-Efficacy and Students' Learning Outcomes. General Research Fund, Research Grant Council (RGC), 2016-2018
Courses Taught
  • Selected Topics in Sports Sociology
  • Socio-Cultural Issues in Physical Activity
Selected Honours and Awards
  • Exemplary Teaching Award, Faculty of Education, CUHK, 2022-2013, 2019
  • University Education Award (Teams), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, 2019
  • Excellence Oral Presentation (2012). International Conference on the Philosophy of Sport, 22-24 December 2012, Taiwan, ROC.
Selected Professional Services
  • Founding President (2022- ). Chinese Physical Literacy Association, China.
  • Managing Director (2022- ). Physical Literacy Academy for Children and Youth (PLACY), Hong Kong SAR, China.
  • Chairman (2022-2025). Executive Committee of the Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.
  • Member of Leadership Committee (2022- ). Physical Literacy Special Interest Group (PL SIG), Asia-Pacific Society for Physical Activity (ASPA), Australia.
  • Management Team Member and Ambassador (2019- ). International Physical Literacy Association, United Kingdom.
  • Managing Editor (2022-2023). Special Issue (Cultural Perspectives on Physical Literacy) of the Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness, Elsevier.
  • Chairman (2016- ). Education and Recreation, Employees Retraining Board (ERB), Hong Kong SAR
  • Vice President (2009- ). Hong Kong Rope Skipping Association China, Hong Kong SAR.
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