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Prof Stephen Heung-Sang WONG


Department of Sports Science and Physical Education
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

2015 – 2021
Department of Sports Science & PE, CUHK
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. Zhang, X.Y., Sun, F.H., Wongpipit, W., Huang, W.Y., Wong, S.H.* (2021) Accuracy of flash glucose monitoring during postprandial rest and different walking conditions in overweight or obese young adults. Frontiers in Physiology (In Press)

  2. Liang, X., Li, R., Wong, S. H., Sum, R. K., & Sit, C. H. (2021). The impact of exercise interventions concerning executive functions of children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 18(1), 68. DOI: 10.1186/s12966-021-01135-6

  3. Huang, W. Y., Ho, R. S. T., Tremblay, M. S., & Wong, S. H.* (2021). Relationships of physical activity and sedentary behaviour with the previous and subsequent nights’ sleep in children and youth: A systematic review and meta‐analysis. Journal of Sleep Research, e13378. DOI: 10.1111/jsr.13378

  4. He, G., Huang, W., Salmon, J., & Wong, S. H.* (2021). Adaptation and evaluation of the neighborhood environment walkability scale for youth for Chinese children (NEWS-CC). BMC Public Health, 21(1), 480. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-10530-4.

  5. Poon, E., Wongpipit, W., Ho, R. S., Wong, S.H.* (2021) Interval Training versus Moderate-intensity Continuous Training for Cardiorespiratory Fitness Improvements in Middle-aged and Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of Sports Sciences, doi: 10.1080/02640414.2021.1912453

  6. Feng, J., Huang, W.Y., Reilly. J.J., Wong, S.H. (2021) Compliance with the WHO 24-hour movement guidelines and associations with body weight status among preschool children in Hong Kong. Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism, doi: 10.1139/apnm-2020-1035

  7. Lee, D.C.W., Sheridan, S.E., Ali, A., Sutanto, D., Wong, S.H.* (2021) Wearing compression tights post-exercise enhances recovery hemodynamics and subsequent cycling performance. European Journal of Applied Physiology, doi: 10.1007/s00421-021-04661-0

  8. Zheng, C., Feng, J., Huang, W.Y., Wong, S.H.* (2021) Associations between weather conditions and physical activity and sedentary time in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Health & Place, doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102546

  9. Zheng, C., Zhang, X.Y., Sheridan, S., Ho, R. S., Sit, C.H., Huang, Y., Wong, S.H.* (2021) Effect of sedentary behavior interventions on vascular function in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, doi: 10.1111/sms.13947

  10. Wongpipit, W., Huang, W.Y., Miyashita M., Tian, X.Y., Wong, S.H. (2021) Frequency of Interruptions to Prolonged Sitting and Postprandial Metabolic Responses in Young, Obese, Chinese Men. Journal of Sports Sciences. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2021.1874170

  11. Zhang, X.Y., Wongpipit, W., Sun, F.H., Sheridan, S., Huang, W.Y., Sit, C.H., Wong, S.H.* (2021) Walking initiated 20 minutes before the time of individual postprandial glucose peak reduces the glucose response in young men with overweight or obesity: a randomized crossover study. Journal of Nutrition. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxaa420.

  12. Wongpipit, W., Zhang, X.Y., Miyashita M., Wong, S.H.* (2021) Interrupting Prolonged Sitting Reduces Postprandial Glucose Concentration in Young Men with Central Obesity. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 106(2), e791-e802. doi: 10.1210/clinem/dgaa834

  13. Lai, L., Cai, L., Tan W., Zeng, X., Sun, F.H., Huang, W.Y., Wong, S.H., Chen, Y. (2020) Adiposity mediates the association of objectively-measured physical activity with cardiorespiratory fitness in children. Childhood Obesity, 16(8):554-563. doi: 10.1089/chi.2020.0009

  14. Zheng, C., Tian, X.Y., Sun, F.H., Huang, W.Y., Sheridan, S., Wu, Y.L., Wong, S.H.* (2020) Associations of sedentary patterns with cardiometabolic biomarkers in physically active young males. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000002528

  15. Lee, D.C., Ali, A., Sheridan, S., Chan, D.K., Wong, S.H.* (2020) Wearing Compression Garment Enhances Central Hemodynamics? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000003801

  16. Zheng, C., Huang, W.Y., Sheridan, S., Sit, C.H.P., Chen, X., Wong, S.H.* (2020) COVID-19 pandemic brings a sedentary lifestyle in young adults: a cross-sectional and longitudinal study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(17): 6035. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17176035

  17. Li, M.H., Sum, R.K.W., Tremblay, M., Sit, C., Ha, A.S., Wong, S.H. (2020) Cross-validation of the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy Second Edition (CAPL-2): the case of a Chinese population. Journal of Sports Sciences, 38(24): 2850-2857. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2020.1803016.

  18. Poon, E., Little, J.P., Sit, C.H.P., Wong, S.H.* (2020) The effect of low-volume high-intensity interval training on cardiometabolic health and psychological responses in overweight/obese middle-aged men. Journal of Sports Sciences, 38(17): 1997-2004. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2020.1766178

  19. Sit, C.H., Yu, J.J., Huang, W.Y., Wong, M.C., Sum, R.S., Tremblay, M., Wong, S.H.* (2020) Results from Hong Kong’s 2019 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth with Special Educational Needs. Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness, 18: 177-182. doi: 10.1016/j.jesf.2020.05.004

  20. Zeng, X., Cai, L., Wong, S.H., Lai, L., Lv, Y., Tan, W., Jing, J., Chen, Y. (2020) Associations of sedentary time and physical activity with executive function among children. Academic Pediatrics, 21(1): 63-69. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2020.02.027

  21. Li, M.H., Sum, R.K.W., Sit, C.H.P., Wong, S.H.S., Ha, A.S.C. (2020) Associations between perceived and actual physical literacy level in Chinese primary school children. BMC Public Health, 20: 207. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-8318-4

  22. Shi, Y., Huang, W.Y., Sit, C.H., Wong, S.H.* (2020) Compliance with 24-hour movement guidelines in Hong Kong adolescents: associations with weight status. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 17(3): 287-292. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2019-0230

  23. Lee, D.C.W., Law, H.K, Ali, A., Sheridan, S.E., Wong, S.H,.* & Lee, S.W. (2020) Compression garments-induced leg changes increase hemodynamic responses in healthy individuals. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 41(1): 3-11. doi: 10.1055/a-0970-5399

  24. Chin, E.C., Yu, A.P., Lai, C.W., Fong, D.Y., Chan, D.K., Wong, S.H., Sun, F.H., Ngai, H.H., Yung, P.S., Siu, P.M. (2020) Low-frequency HIIT improves body composition andsaerobic capacity in overweight men. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 52(1): 56-66. doi: 10.1249/mss.0000000000002097

  25. Zheng, C., Huang, W.Y., Wong, S.H.* (2019) Associations of weather conditions with adolescents’ daily physical activity, sedentary time, and sleep duration. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 44(12): 1339-1344. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2019-0309

  26. Sit, C.H.P., Yu, J.J., Wong, S.H.S., Capio, C.M., Master, R. (2019) Physical activity of children with physical disabilities: associations with environmental and behavioral variables at home and school. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(8): 1394. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16081394

  27. Sit, C.H.P., Yu, J.J., Wong, S.H.S., Capio, C.M., Master, R. (2019) A school-based physical activity intervention for children with developmental coordination disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 89: 1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2019.03.004

  28. Shi, Y., Huang, W.Y., Yu, J.J., Sheridan, S., Sit, C.H.P., Wong, SH.S.* (2019) Compliance and practical utility of continuous wearing of activPALTM in adolescents. Pediatric Exercise Science, doi: 10.1123/pes.2018-0170

  29. Qin, L., Sun, F.H., Huang, Y., Sheridan, S., Sit, C.H.P., Wong, S.H.* (2019) Effect of pre-exercise ingestion of alpha-lactalbumin on subsequent endurance exercise performance and mood states. British Journal of Nutrition, 121 (1): 22-29.

  30. Huang, W.Y. and Wong, S.H.* (2019) Prospective associations between weekend catch-up sleep, physical activity, and childhood obesity. Childhood Obesity, 15(1): 40-47. doi: 10.1089/chi.2018.0158

  31. Cerin, E., Sit, C.H., Wong, S.H., Huang, W.Y., Gao, G.Y., Lai, P.C., Macfarlane, D.J., Barnett, A. (2019) Relative contribution and interactive effects of psychological, social, and environmental correlates of physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and dietary behaviours in Hong Kong adolescents. Hong Kong Medical Journal, 25(Suppl 2): 34-39.

  32. Tomkinson, G., Wong, S.H.S. (2019) Special issue: Global Matrix 3.0 – An introduction to the report cards on the physical activity of children and youth from five Asian countries and regions. Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness, 17(1): 1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jesf.2018.11.004

  33. Huang, W.Y., Wong, S.H.S.,* Sit, C.H.P., Wong, M.C.S., Sum, R.K.W., Wong, S.W.S., Yu, J.J. (2019) Results of the Hong Kong’s 2018 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness, 15(1):14-19. doi: 10.1016/j.jesf.2018.10.003

  34. Aubert, S., Barnes, J. D., Abdeta, C., Nader, P. A., Adeniyi, A. F., Aguilar-Farias, N., Tenesaca, D. S. A., Bhawra, J., Brazo-Sayavera, J., Cardon, G., Chang, C.-K., Nyström, C. D., Demetriou, Y., Draper, C. E., Edwards, L., Emeljanovas, A., Gába, A., Galaviz, K. I., González, S. A., Herrera-Cuenca, M., Huang, W.Y., Ibrahim, I. A.E., Jürimäe, J., Kämppi, K., Katapally, T. R., Katewongsa, P., Katzmarzyk, P. T., Khan, A., Korcz, A., Kim, Y.S., Lambert, E., Lee, E.-Y., Löf, M., Loney, T., López-Taylor, J., Liu, Y., Makaza, D., Manyanga, T., Mileva, B., Morrison, S. A., Mota, J., Nyawornota, V. K., Ocansey, R., Reilly, J. J., Roman-Viñas, B., Silva, D.A.S., Saonuam, P., Scriven, J., Seghers, J., Schranz, N., Skovgaard, T., Smith, M., Standage, M., Starc, G., Stratton, G., Subedi, N., Takken, T., Tammelin, T., Tanaka, C., Thivel, D., Tladi, D., Tyler, R., Uddin, R., Williams, A., Wong, S.H.S., Wu, C.-L., Zembura, P., & Tremblay, M.S. (2018) Global Matrix 3.0 Physical Activity Report Card grades for children and youth: results and analysis from 49 countries. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 15(S2): S251-S273.

  35. Aubert, S., Barnes, J.D., Aguilar-Farias, N., Cardon, G., Chang, C.K., Delisle Nyström, C., Demetriou, Y., Edwards, L., Emeljanovas, A., Gába, A., Huang, W.Y., Ibrahim, I.A.E., Jürimäe J, Katzmarzyk PT, Korcz A, Kim YS, Lee EY, Löf M, Loney T, Morrison SA, Mota J, Reilly, J.J., Roman-Viñas, B., Schranz, N., Scriven, J., Seghers, J., Skovgaard, T., Smith, M., Standage, M., Starc, G., Stratton, G., Takken, T., Tammelin, T., Tanaka, C., Thivel, D., Tyler, R., Williams, A., Wong, S.H.S., Zembura, P. & Tremblay, M.S. (2018) Report Card grades on the physical activity of children and youth comparing 30 very high human development index countries. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 15(S2): S298-S314.

  36. Poon, E., Sun, F.H., Chung, A.P., Wong, S.H.* (2018) Post-exercise appetite and ad libitum energy intake in response to high-intensity interval exercise versus moderate- or vigorous-intensity continuous exercise among physically inactive middle-aged adults. Nutrients, 10 (10) doi: 10.3390/nu10101408.

  37. Poon, E., Sheridan, S., Chung, A.P., Wong, S.H.* (2018) Age-specific affective responses and self-efficacy to acute high-intensity interval training and continuous exercise in insufficiently active young and middle-aged men. Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness, 16(3): 106-111.

  38. Lee, D.C., Lee, S.W., Khaw, K., Ali, A., Sheridan, S.E., and 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, 21(10): 1062-1067. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2017.12.004

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. 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

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. 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

  1. “Wearing face masks during exercise in the heat: Does intensity and physical activity level matter?”, 2022-2024
    (RGC General Research Fund)

  2. "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)

  3. "2018 Hong Kong Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth”.
    (Tin Ka Ping Foundation)

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

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

  Undergraduate program
  • SPED3550 Physiology of Human Performance
  • SPED4570 Education and Promotion of Exercise and Health
  • SPED4900 Research Project
  Postgraduate program
  • SSPA6201 Exercise: Physiological Benefits, Limits and Adaptation
  • SSPA6202 Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance
  • SSPA6102 Research Colloquia
  • SSPA6900 Research Project

  1. “AHKGA and Global Matrix for Children and Youth - the Asian Perspective”. International Webinar for Physically Active and Healthy Children.” Active Healthy Kids Indonesia and Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA). Sep 29, 2020.

  2. “The Practice of Well-rounded Education: A Perspective from Children’s Health”. The 25th Anniversary Academic Symposium cum the 4th Award Ceremony of Fellowship. Hong Kong Primary Education Research Association, Hong Kong. Nov 30, 2019.

  3. “Sedentary Behaviour: From Research to Actions”. The 2nd Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Forum for Collaborative Innovation in Sports and Health. Guangzhou Sport University, Guangzhou, China. Nov 9-10, 2019.

  4. “From Sitting to Moving: Research Evidence on Children and Young Adults”. The 4th International Conference on Sport Science, Health and P.E. Faculty of Sport and Heath Education, Indonesia University of Education, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Oct 8-9, 2019

  5. “Physical Activity and Health - Report Cards”. UOS-CUHK Sport Science Academic Forum. Department of Sport Science, University of Seoul, Korea. Sep 30, 2019.

  6. “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)

  7. “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)

  8. “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)

  9. “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)

  10. “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)


  • 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)
  • Outstanding Fellow of Faculty of Education (2014-2019)
  • Honorary Professor, University of Sydney (2015 - 2020)
  • Adjunct Professor, Peking Union Medical College (2018 - present)
  • Research Excellence Award, Education Panel, CUHK (2010)
  • Honorary Professor, Guangzhou Sport University (2015 - present)

  • Chairman, Hong Kong Physical Education Teachers Society (From January 2021)
  • Chairman, 2021, 2018 Assessment Panel on Physical Education Key Learning Area, the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CEATE), Education Bureau
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Exercise Science and Fitness
  • 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. W. Chan Memorial College
  • Member, Registered Management Committee, Christian Alliance International School
  • Member, Board of Trustees, United College, CUHK
  • Member, Education Panel, 2020, 2014 Research Assessment Exercise, University Grants Council, Hong Kong
  • Member, Grant Review Board, Health and Medical Research Fund (HMRF), Food and Health Bureau (August 2018 - September 2020)
  • Executive Committee Member, Physical Fitness Association of Hong Kong
  • Council Member, The Society of Chinese Scholars on Exercise Physiology and Fitness
  • Council Member, Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sports Science
  • Co-Chair, Organising Committee, 2018 Annual Meeting of International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Hong Kong, June 3 - 6, 2018.
  • Member, 2018 Assessment Working Group, the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence (CEATE), Education Bureau.