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Dr. Wong Wai Ning Kris 黃偉寧

PDPT PolyU, MPhil PolyU, PhD HKU
RPT, FRSB, CBiol, CSci

Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education

Email: kriswong@ouhk.edu.hk
Tel: 31209888


Dr. Wong received his Professional Diploma in Physiotherapy from the Hong Kong Polytechnic.  Subsequently, he acquired a Master of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Doctor of Philosophy from the Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong.  He was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology in the United Kingdom and is a Chartered Scientist, a Chartered Biologist and also a Registered Physiotherapist.

Dr. Wong started his academic career from 2000 and took up academic positions in various higher education institutes.  Dr. Wong was appointed as Director of Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education since 2016 and was conferred the title of Adjunct Professor of Applied Life Science in the School of Science and Technology in 2017.  Prior to joining the Open University, Dr. Wong has over 20 years of clinical and management experience in Hospital Authority, private and community medical sectors.  Dr. Wong’s research interests lie mainly in the areas of physical and psychological health, geriatrics, and adolescent and continuing education.  Dr. Wong is currently the Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member of three scientific journals.  He is also the Sector Specialist of HKCAAVQ in both Health Care and Beauty industries. 

Teaching Areas & Research Interests

  • Open and Life-long Learning
  • Women and Elderly Service
  • Physical and Mental Health
  • Vocational and Professional Education and Training

Academic & Professional Experience

Honors and Awards

  • HKCAAVQ Sector Specialist in Health Care (since 2011)
  • HKCAAVQ Sector Specialist in Beauty (since 2011)
  • International Professional Standards Network Technical Delegate (2012 - 2014)
  • Guangdong Occupational Skill Testing Authority Expert (2011 -  2013)
  • Leader of the Outstanding Team Award, The Hospital Authority 2006
  • Best paper award, Conference of the Hong Kong College of Emergency Medicine 2004
  • Best paper award, 22nd Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association
  • Best paper award, Queen Elizabeth Hospital 7th Convention
  • Best paper award, Queen Elizabeth Hospital 6th Convention
  • Best paper award, Work health and safety campaign, Hospital Authority 1998


  • Life Member of Hong Kong Physiotherapists Union
  • Member of Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association since 1993
  • Member of The International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine since 2008
  • Founding Member of the The International Quantitative Fluoroscopy Forum since 2009

Selected Publications


  • 黃偉寧, 陳玉儀 (2011) 。 減肥真相。 新人才文化。

Book Chapters

  • Detiz, A.K., Breen, A.C., Mellor, F.E, Teyhan, D.S., Wong, K.W.N. & Panjabi, M.M. (2011). “Kinematics of Aging Spine: A Review of Past Knowledge and Survey of Recent Developments, with a Focus on Patient-Management Implications for the Clinical Practitioner. In Yue, Guyer, Johnson, Khoo, Hochschuler (Eds.), The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine: Minimally Invasive and Advanced Techniques. Elsevier. Philadelphia, 51-62.

Journal Articles

  • Wong, K.W.N., To Lau, D., Kwok S.T. & Lee, T.Y.A. (2016). A Quantitative Report of a Peer-Mentorship Program in Hong Kong Vocational Education and training – Evaluation of Personal Growth, Self-Empowerment, Self-Regulation, Autonomy and Interpersonal Skills. TMC Academic Journal, 10(2), 21 – 39.
  • Wong, K.W.N., Kwok S.T. & Luk, F. (2015). Elderly’s perception towards ageing in place in Hong Kong, SpringerPlus, 4(Suppl 1): O4.
  • Wong, K.W.N., Kwok S.T. & Lee, T.Y.A. (2014). Recruitment challenges facing elderly care service providers in Hong Kong. British Journal of Healthcare Management, 20(4), 184 –190.
  • Wong, K.W.N., Kwok S.T. & Lee, T.Y.A. (2014). Challenges facing the elderly services industry in Hong Kong: Shortage of the frontline care workforce. Journal of Aging in Emerging Economies, 4(2), 32 – 47.
  • Wong K.W.N., Kwok S.T. (2014). Challenges encountered by non-governmental organisations in Hong Kong to facilitate ageing in place: A qualitative study. Asian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 9(1), 48.
  • Kwok S.T., Wong, K.W.N., Lee & T.Y.A. (2013). Effect of resilience on self-perceived stress and experiences on stress symptoms – A surveillance report. Universal Journal of Public Health, 2(2), 64 - 72.
  • Wong, K.W.N., To Lau, D., Kwok S.T. & Lee, T.Y.A. (2013). Learning and Assessment: Students’ experiences of peer-mentorship programme at a Hong Kong vocational education institute. TMC Academic Journal, 8(1): 28-42.
  • Lee, T.Y.A., Wong, K.W.N. & Kwok S.T., (2013). Perceived stress affects the quality of life among students of post-secondary institution. HKPS special summer issue, 47 (June), 6.
  • Breen, A.C., Teyhan, D.S., Mellor, F., Breen A., Wong, K.W.N. & Deitz A. (2012). Measurement of inter-vertebral motion using quantitative fluoroscopy: report of an international forum and proposal for use in the assessment of degenerative disc disease in the lumbar spine. Advances in Orthopaedics, doi: 10.1155/2012/802350.
  • Wong, K.W.N., Kwok S.T. (2012). The role of personal resources in patients with coronary heart disease in response to cardiac rehabilitation programme. Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology, 20, 2, B2.
  • Wong, K.W.N., Luk, K.D.K., Leong, J.C.Y. & Lu, W.W. (2007). Lumbar segmental motion patterns in patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis were detected with digital videofluoroscopic videos and distortion compensated roentgen analysis system. Spine, doi: 10.1097/01.brs0000317501.67541.31.
  • Wong, K.W.N., Luk, K.D.K., Leong, J.C.Y., Wong, S.F. & Wong, K.Y.K. (2006). Continuous Dynamic spinal motion analysis. Spine, 31, 4, 414-419.
  • Chan, I.W.S., Lai, J.C.L. & Wong, K.W.N. (2006). Resilience is associated with better recovery in Chinese people diagnosed with Coronary Heart Disease. Journal of Health Psychology, 21, 3, 335-349.
  • Wong, K.W.N., Leong, J.C.Y., Luk, K.D.K., Wong, S.F., Wong, K.Y.K. (2004). New Dynamic Lumbar Motion Analysis for Spinal Instability. Hong Kong Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery, 8: S20.
  • Wong, K.W.N., Leong, J.C.Y., Chan, M.K., Luk, K.D.K. & Lu, W.W. (2004). The flexion/extension profile of lumbar spine in 100 healthy volunteers. Spine, 29, 15, 1636-1641.
  • Wong, S.F., Wong, K.Y.K., Wong, K.W.N, Leong, J.C.Y. & Luk, K.D.K (2004). Tracking Lumbar Vertebrae in Digital Videofluoroscopic Video Automatically. Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality, 3150, 154-162.

Selected Professional & Community Services

  • Member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal, HKSAR (2017 - 2019)
  • Honorary Advisor of the Federation of Beauty Industry (H.K.) (2017)
  • Member of Kwai Tsing Safe & Healthy School Steering Committee (since 2017)
  • Member of Board of Directors, The Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education (FSTE) (since 2014)
  • Member of Steering Committee of CBMP, Women Commission, HKSAR (since 2014)
  • Associate Editor, The Trends Journal of Sciences Research (since 2014)
  • Editorial board member, The Universal Journal of Public Health (since 2013)
  • Editorial board member, The American Journal of Applied Psychology (since 2012)
  • Chairman of Electro-Physical Therapy Special Group, The Hong Kong Physiotherapy Association (2011 – 2015)
  • Member, The Beauty Care and Hairdressing Training Board, Vocational Training Council (2011 – 2012)

Modified Date: Nov 14, 2017
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