Research Projects
Promotion of Respiratory Health by Improving Awareness of Environmental Exposure to Air Toxics among School Children

Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☒ MPhil/PhD ☑ MRes[Med] ☒ URIS

Objective and Significance:

To investigate gaps in knowledge about respiratory effects of air toxics in children with a view to promoting environmental health

Research Plan and Methodology:

  • Recruitment of school children to air toxic exposure measurements and respiratory responses monitoring.
  • Identification of sensitive subgroups such as asthmatic children who are under specialty care.
  • Linkage of medical and school records. Statistical analysis of health effects of air toxics.
  • Development of practice guidelines with environmental medicine.

Dr LW Tian, School of Public Health


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.