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Prof. Stephen Heung-sang WONG


Prof. Stephen Heung-Sang WONG
Department of Sports Science and Physical Education
BEd (Liverpool), MSc, PhD (Loughborough), FACSM
+852 3943 6095
Stephen H. Wong is currently Professor of the Department of Sports Science & Physical Education at CUHK. He also serves as Head of United College and Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research. Professor Wong is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the Asian Representative of the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA) Board and the Co-leader of the Active Healthy Kids Hong Kong Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. His research focuses on physical activity and sedentary behaviour on children, and nutritional and metabolic aspects of exercise. He has published extensively in the leading journals of his field and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness. Professor Wong obtained his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from Loughborough University as a Commonwealth Scholar.
Research Interests
  • Nutritional and metabolic aspects of exercise
  • Physical activity and sedentary behaviour
Selected Publications
  1. Recchia, F., Bernal, J.D.K., Fong, D.Y., Wong, S.H., et al. (2023) Physical Activity Interventions to Alleviate Depressive Symptoms in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatrics, 177(2):132–140.
  2. Zheng, C., Gill, J. M. R., Sun, F., Huang, W. Y., Sheridan, S., Chen, X., Wu, Y., Wong, C., Tian, X., & Wong, S.H.* (2023). Effects of increasing light versus moderate-to-vigorous physical activity on cardiometabolic health in Chinese adults with obesity. Journal of Sports Sciences, 1–11. Advance online publication.
  3. Poon, E.T., Tomkinson, G.R., Lang, J.J., Huang, W.Y., & Wong, S.H.* (2023). Temporal trends in the physical fitness of Hong Kong children aged 6–12 years between 2003–04 and 2015–16, Journal of Sports Sciences, 41(13), 1271–1278.
  4. Huang, W. Y., Feng, J., Zheng, C., Jiao, J., & Wong, S.H.* (2023). Associations of social jetlag with physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children and adolescents: A systematic review and meta‐analysis. Journal of Sleep Research, e13997.
  5. Ho, R.S.T., Chui, K.Y., Huang, W.Y., & Wong, S.H.* (2023) Methodological Quality of Systematic Reviews on Bodyweight Management Strategies for Children and Adolescents. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.
  6. Zheng, C., Poon, E.T.C., Wan, K., Dai, Z., & Wong, S.H.* (2023) Effects of Wearing a Mask During Exercise on Physiological and Psychological Outcomes in Healthy Individuals: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Sports Medicine, 53: 125–150.
  7. Huang, W.Y., Salomé, S., Tremblay, M.S., Wong, S.H.* (2022) Global Matrix 4.0 Physical Activity Report Cards Grades for Children and Adolescents: A Comparison Among 15 Asian Countries and Regions. Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness 20(4), 372-381.
  8. Ho, R. S., Chan, E. K., Liu, K. K., Wong, S.H.* (2022) Active Video Game on Children and Adolescents' Physical Activity and Weight Management: A Network Meta‐Analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 32(8), 1268-1286.
  9. Wongpipit, W., Zhang, X.Y., Miyashita, M., Wong, S.H.* (2021) Interrupting Prolonged Sitting Reduces Postprandial Glucose Concentration in Young Men with Central Obesity. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 106: e791-e802.
  10. Zheng, C., Tian, X.Y., Sun, F.H., Huang, W.Y., Sheridan, S., Wu, Y.L., & Wong, S.H.* (2021) Associations of Sedentary Patterns with Cardiometabolic Biomarkers in Physically Active Young Males. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 53: 838–844.
Funded Research Grants as Principal Investigator (in the past five years)
  • “Wearing face masks during exercise in the heat: Does intensity and physical activity level matter?”, 2022-2024 (RGC General Research Fund)
  • "Promoting physical activity among primary school children and their families in Hong Kong: A community-based healthy lifestyle program ("F.I.T. Family")", 2021-2024 (RGC Research Impact Fund)
  • “Hong Kong Sport History Project”, 2022-2024 (Hong Kong Chronicles Institute)
Courses Taught
  • Exercise physiology and sport nutrition
  • Physical activity and health
Selected Honours and Awards
  • Best Report Card Promoter, Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance 2018
  • Best Report Card 2018 Runner up. Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance 2018 (as Co-leader of Hong Kong Report Card)
  • VC Outstanding Fellow of Faculty of Education (2014-2019)
  • Adjunct Professor, Peking Union Medical College (2018 - present)
  • Research Excellence Award, CUHK, 2010
Selected Professional Services
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness (JESF)
  • Member, Editorial Board/Advisory Board
    • International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
    • International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
    • Journal of Sport Sciences
  • Asia representative, Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA) Board of Directors
  • Supervisor, Christian Alliance S.C. Chan Memorial College
  • Chairman, Hong Kong Physical Education Teachers Society
  • Chairman, 2022, 2018 Assessment Panel on Physical Education Key Learning Area, the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CEATE), Education Bureau
  • Member, Education Panel, 2020, 2014 Research Assessment Exercise, University Grants Council, Hong Kong
  • Co-Chair, Organising Committee, 2018 Annual Meeting of International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Hong Kong, June 3 - 6, 2018
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