Prof Stephen Heung-Sang WONG


Professor & Chairman, Department of Sports Science & PE
Co-Director, Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research 
Associate Head, United College 
G08 Kwok Sports Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T., HONG KONG
(852) 3943 6095

BEd (Hon) (Liverpool), MSc, PhD (Loughborough), FACSM, R.Nutr

2011 - 2015 
Associate Dean (Research)
2009 - 2011 
Associate Dean (Student Affairs)
2007 - 2012
Dean of Students

Nutritional and metabolic aspects of exercise 
Physical activity and sedentary behavior 

  1. Lee, D.C., Lee, S.W., Khaw, K., Ali, A., Sheridan, S.E., Wong, S.H. (2018) Haemodynamic responses of wearing low-pressure sports compression tights during an orthostatic challenge in healthy individuals. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (In Press). Doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2017.12.004

  2. Li, L., Sun, F.H., Huang, W.Y.J., Wong, S.H. (2018) Effects of whey protein in carbohydrate-electrolyte drinks on post-exercise rehydration. European Journal of Sport Science, 18(5): 685-694. Doi: 10.1080/17461391.2018.1442499

  3. He, G., Wong, S.H., Huang, W.Y. (2018) Built environment and physical activity in children and youth. Chinese Journal of Sports Medicine, 37(2): 166-171. Doi: 10.16038/j.1000-6710.2018.02.013

  4. Wong, S.H., Sun, F., Chen, Y., Li., C, Zhang, Y., Huang, W.Y. (2017) Effect of Pre-exercise Carbohydrate Diets with High- and Low- Glycemic Index on Exercise Performance: A Meta-Analysis. Nutrition Reviews, 60(10): 1435-1444. Doi: 10.1093/nutrit/nux003

  5. Qin L., Wong, S.H., Sun, F.H., Huang, Y., Sheridan, S., and Sit, C.H.P. (2017) Effects of alpha-lactalbumin or whey protein isolate on muscle damage, muscles pain and mood states following prolonged strenuous endurance exercise. Frontiers in Physiology-Exercise Physiology, 8: 254 Doi: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00754

  6. Qin, L., Wong, S.H., Sit, C.H.P., Huang, Y., Sun, F.H., Sheridan, S. (2017) The Effect of Carbohydrate and Protein Co-ingestion on Energy Substrate Metabolism, Sense of Effort, and Affective Responses during Prolonged Strenuous Endurance Exercise. Physiology & Behavior, 174: 170-177. Doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2017.02.035

  7. Cerin, E., Sit, C.H.P., Barnett, A., Huang, W.Y.J., Gao, G. Y., Wong, S.H., Sallis, J.F. (2017) Reliability of self-report measures of correlates of obesity-related behaviours in Hong Kong adolescents for the iHealt(H) and IPEN adolescent studies. Archives of Public Health, 75: 38. Doi: 10.1186/s13690-017-0209-5

  8. Huang, W.Y., Wong, S.H., He, G. (2017) Is a change to active travel to school an important source of physical activity for Chinese children? Pediatric Exercise Science. 29: 161-168. Doi: 10.1123/pes.2016-0001

  9. Jiao, J., Li, Y., Yao, L., Chen, Y., Wong, S.H., Ng, F.S., Hu, J. (2017) Effects of Body-Mapping-Designed clothing on Heat Stress and Running Performance in a Hot Environment. Ergonomics, 60(10): 1435-1444. Doi: 10.1080/00140139.2017.1306630

  10. Huang, W.Y., Wong, S.H., Wong, M.C.S., Sit, C.H.P., Sum, R.K.W., He, G. (2016) Results from the Hong Kong 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 13 (Suppl 2): S169 -S175. Doi: 10.1123/jpah.2016-0302

  11. Tremblay, M.S., Barnes, J.D., González, S.A., Peter T. Katzmarzyk, P.T., Onywera, V.O., Reilly, J.J, Tomkinson, G.R., ... Wong, S.H. (2016) Global Matrix 2.0: Report Card Grades on the Physical Activity of Children and Youth Comparing 38 countries. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 13 (Suppl 2): S343-366. Doi: 10.1123/jpah.2016-0594

  12. Wong, S.H., Huang, W.Y., Cerin, E., Gao, Y., Lai, P.C., Burnett, A. (2016) Home and neighbourhood environment: associations with children’s physical activity and obesity-related dietary behaviours. Hong Kong Medical Journal. 22 (Supplement 6): S43-47

  13. Huang, W.Y., Wong, S.H., He, G., Salmon, J. (2016) Isotemporal substitution analysis for sedentary behavior and BMI. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 48(11): 2135-2141. Doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001002

  14. Li, R., Sit, C.H.P., Yu, J., Duan, Z.Q., Fan, T., McKenzie, T.L., Wong, S.H. (2016) Correlates of physical activity in children and adolescents with physical disabilities: a systematic review. Preventive Medicine, 89: 184-193. Doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.05.029

  15. Sun F.H., Li C., Zhang Y.J., Wong S.H., and Wang L. (2016) Effect of glycemic index of breakfast on energy intake at subsequent meal among healthy people: A meta-analysis. Nutrients, 8, 37. Doi: 10.3390/nu8010037

  16. Wong S.H., Huang W.Y., and He G. (2015) Longitudinal changes in objectively measured physical activity differ for weekdays and weekends among Chinese children in Hong Kong. BMC Public Health, 15:1310. Doi:10.1186/s12889-015-2618-0

  17. Sun F.H., Wong S.H., and Liu Z.G. (2015) Post-exercise appetite was affected by fructose content but not glycemic index of pre-exercise meals. Appetite, 96: 481-486. Doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2015.10.013

  18. Huang W.Y. and Wong S.H. (2016) Time use clusters in children and their associations with sociodemographic factors. Journal of Public Health, 38(2): e106-e113. Doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdv088

  19. Sun F.H., Wong S.H., Chen S.H., and Poon T.C. (2015) Carbohydrate electrolyte solutions enhance endurance capacity in active females. Nutrients, 7: 3739-3750. Doi: 10.3390/nu7053739

  20. Li L., Wong S.H., and Sun, F.H. (2015) Effect of protein addition to carbohydrate-electrolyte solutions on postexercise rehydration. Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness, 13: 8-15. Doi: 10.1016/j.jesf.2014.11.001

  21. Wong S.H., Sun F.H., Huang Y.J., and Chen Y.J. (2014) Effects of beverages with variable nutrients on rehydration and cognitive function. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 35:1208-1215. Doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1370968

  22. He G., Cerin E., Huang W.Y., and Wong S.H. (2014) Understanding Neighborhood Environment Related to Hong Kong Children’s Physical Activity: A Qualitative Study Using Nominal Group Technique. PLoS ONE, 9: e106578. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0106578

  23. Wong S.H., and Sun F.H. (2014) Effect of beverage flavor on body hydration in Hong Kong Chinese children exercising in a hot environment. Pediatric Exercise Science, 26: 177-186. Doi: 10.1123/pes.2013-0080

  24. He G., Huang Y.J., Wong, S.H. (2014) Physical activity research in Hong Kong from 1987 to 2012: evidence on children and adolescents. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 26:560-574. Doi: 10.1177/1010539513499623

  25. Cerin E., Sit C.H.P., Huang Y.J., Barnett A., Macfarlane D.J., Wong S.H. (2014) Repeatability of self-report measures of physical activity, sedentary and travel behaviour in Hong Kong adolescents for the iHealt(H) and IPEN – Adolescent studies. BMC Pediatrics, 14:142. Doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-14-142

  1. "2018 Hong Kong Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth”.
    (Tin Ka Ping Foundation)

  2. "Compensating for insufficient weekday physical activity and sleep on weekends: associations with obesity risk in adolescents".
    (RGC General Research Fund)

  3. "Promoting Physical Activity among Adolescents in Hong Kong Using an Internet-based Program".
    (Health Care Promotion Fund)

  4. "A model of knowledge translation: the Active Healthy Kids Report Card on Physical Activity for Hong Kong Youth".
    (Knowledge Transfer Project Fund, CUHK)

  5. "Sports Science Support: Coach and Player Education within the Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA)" to develop structures for enhancement of preparation and performance of the national football team.
    (Knowledge Transfer Project Fund, CUHK)

  6. "Home and Neighbourhood Environment: Associations with Children's Physical Activity and Obesity-related Dietary Behaviours".
    (Health and Medical Research Fund)

  7. "A Longitudinal Study of Physical Activity, Nutrition and Childhood Obesity in Hong Kong"
    (RGC General Research Fund)

  8. "Environmental Determinants of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior among Hong Kong Schoolchildren"
    (RGC General Research Fund)

  9. "Effect of Low and High Pre-exercise Glycemic Index Meal on Running Performance when Carbohydrate-electrolyte Solution is Consumed during Exercise"
    (RGC General Research Fund)

  10. "Rehydration and Cognitive Performance after Moderate Endurance Exercise in a Hot and Humid Environment: Comparison of 3 Commonly Used Drinks"
    (Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd., Japan)

  11. "Effect of Pre-exercise Glycemic Index Meals on Running Performance"
    (GlaxoSmithKline Nutritional Healthcare, U.K.)

  Undergraduate program
  • SPED3550 Physiology of Human Performance
  • SPED4570 Education and Promotion of Exercise and Health
  • SPED4900 Research Project
  Postgraduate program
  • EXSC6201 Exercise: Physiological Benefits, Limits and Adaptation
  • EXSC6202 Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance
  • EXSC6212 Guided Study
  • EXSC6300 Research Project

  1. “From sitting to moving: research evidence on children and young adults.” The 2nd International Summit Forum on “Exercise and Healthy China 2030”. Beijing Sport University. June 9-10, 2018. (Invited Presentation)

  2. “Weekly Patterns on Sedentary Behavior, Physical Activity, Sleep & Obesity Risk in Children & Youth”. 1st Interdisciplinary Behavioral Health Conference: Opportunities and Challenges. JC School of Public Health, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Xiangya School of Public Health, Central South University, School of Public Health, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen University. Changsha, Hunan. Nov 17-19, 2017. (Keynote Presentation)

  3. “Leisure-time Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour in Schoolchildren”. International Conference on Culture of Leisure: Balance of Life. 2017 Chulalongkorn Asian Heritage Forum: A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. August 7-8, 2017. (Invited Presentation)

  4. “2016 Hong Kong Report Card on Physical Activity for Children”. 2017 International Conference on Physical Activity and Exercise Science. National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan. May 20-21, 2017. (Keynote Presentation)

  5. “High-Intensity Interval Training: Its Physiological and Psychological Responses”. The First Peking University Forum on Sports Medicine. Institute of Sports Medicine, Peking University, Beijing, China. August 31 – September 3, 2017. (Invited Presentation)

  6. "Physical activity and sedentary behavior for young populations residing in ultra-dense metropolis". The 15th Annual Conference of The Society of Chinese Scholars on Exercise Physiology and Fitness, Hong Kong. Jul 21, 2016. (Keynote Presentation)

  7. "Sedentary behavior and health in children: evaluating the evidence". SYSU-CUHK Interdisciplinary Conference on Behavioral Health. Organised by Sun Yat-Sen University and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Jun 28, 2016. (Invited Presentation)

  8. "Built Environment and Physical Activity in Hong Kong Children: A Social-ecological Perspective". The Second Guangzhou International Conference on Exercise & Health and The Fourth National Teaching Conference on Kinesiology. Guangzhou Sport University, China. Jun 28, 2015. (Invited Presentation)

  9. "Addition of Protein to Carbohydrate-electrolyte Solutions: The Effects on Post-exercise Rehydration". 1st International Conference in Sports Science & Technology. Organised by the Institute for Sports Research (ISR) of The Nanyang Technological University-Loughborough University, Dec 11-12, 2014, Singapore. (Invited Presentation)

  10. "Nutrition and Weight Control for Athletes". The 5th International Forum on Sports Nutrition Food. Invited by the China Sports Nutrition and Food Society of the Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology. Beijing, China. Nov 17 - 18, 2014. (Keynote Presentation)

  11. "Does Built Environment Influence Children’s Physical Activity? — A Social-Ecological Perspective". The 13th Annual Conference of The Society of Chinese Scholars on Exercise Physiology and Fitness. Hebei Normal University, Shijazhuang, China. Sep 20 - 21, 2014. (Keynote Presentation)

  12. "Effect of a Carbohydrate-electrolyte Beverage, Lemon Tea, or Water on Rehydration during Short-term Recovery from Exercise". 2014 Incheon Asian Games International Sport Science Congress. Invited by the Korean Society for Exercise Nutrition. Gyeongin National University of Education, Incheon, Korea. Aug 20 - 22, 2014. (Invited Presentation)


  • Outstanding Fellow of Faculty of Education (2014-2019)
  • Honorary Professor, University of Sydney (2015 - present)
  • Adjunct Professor, Peking Union Medical College (2018 - present)
  • Research Excellence Award, Education Panel, CUHK (2010)
  • Honorary Professor, Guangzhou Sport University (2015 - present)
  • Visiting Scholar, National Taiwan Sports University (2009); Hokkaido University of Education (1999 - present)
  • The Best Presenter Award, Annual Conference of British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Belfast, UK, 1995
  • Commonwealth Scholar, Commonwealth Scholarship Award, UK, 1993