Research Projects
Personalised intervention to promote healthy lifestyle behaviours

Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☑ MPhil/PhD ☒ MRes[Med] ☒ URIS

Advanced health communication technologies enables the collection of wide range of data for designing personalised interventions to modify unhealthy lifestyle behaviours. Brief and scalable interventions evaluated using advanced randomised controlled trials. Projects related include:

- Smoking cessation
- Alcohol reduction
- Reduction of internet gaming and smartphone addiction
- Physical activity promotion
- Mental wellbeing promotion

Advanced methodologies to understand the intervention mechanisms, cost-effectiveness and implementation potential are the focus. "

Prof MP Wang, School of Nursing

Kelvin obtained his nursing and PhD degrees in HKU. He is Fellow of American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), Associate Professor (HKU), Director, Bachelor of Nursing (FT) Programme and Advanced Leadership Track; Chair, Teaching & Learning (Undergraduate Education) (HKU).

He is the team leader of Smoking Cessation & Tobacco Control team (HKU) and has published more than 160 papers (e.g. JAMA Internal Medicine, Lancet Digital Health, Addiction, Tobacco Control, JMIR, etc.). Kelvin is a randomista and particularly interested in complex intervention design, personalised intervention and advanced statistical analysis for trials."

Scholars Hub

For more information or to express interest for this project, please email the supervisor or the specified contact point in the project description.  Interested candidates are advised to enclose with your email:

  1. your CV,
  2. a brief description of your research interest and experience, and
  3. two reference letters (not required for HKUMed UG students seeking MRes[Med]/URIS projects).

Information on the research programme, funding support and admission documentations could be referenced online at the Research Postgraduate Admissions website. General admission enquiries should be directed to

HKUMed MBBS students interested in the Master of Research in Medicine (MRes[Med]) programme may visit the programme website for more information.  

HKUMed UG students interested in the Undergraduate Research Internship Scheme (URIS) may visit the scheme’s website for more information.