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Prof. Stephen Heung-sang WONG


Prof. Stephen Heung-Sang WONG
Department of Sports Science and Physical Education
BEd (Liverpool), MSc, PhD (Loughborough), FACSM
+852 3943 6095
Stephen H. Wong is currently Professor of the Department of Sports Science & Physical Education at CUHK. He also serves as Head of United College and Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research. Professor Wong is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the Asian Representative of the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA) Board and the Co-leader of the Active Healthy Kids Hong Kong Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. His research focuses on physical activity and sedentary behaviour on children, and nutritional and metabolic aspects of exercise. He has published extensively in the leading journals of his field and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness. Professor Wong obtained his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from Loughborough University as a Commonwealth Scholar.
Research Interests
  • Nutritional and metabolic aspects of exercise
  • Physical activity and sedentary behaviour
Selected Publications
  1. Zhang, X., Zheng, C., Ho, R.S.T., Miyashida, M., & Wong, S.H.* (2022) The effects of accumulated versus continuous exercise on postprandial glycemia, insulin, and triglycerides in adults with or without diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Medicine - Open, 8(14).
  2. Poon, E.T.C., Siu, P.M.F., Wongpipit, W., Gibala, M., & Wong, S.H.* (2021) Alternating high-intensity interval training and continuous training is efficacious in improving cardiometabolic health in obese middle-aged men. Journal of Exercise Science & Fitness.
  3. Poon, E., Zheng, C., Wong, S.H.* (2021) Effect of wearing surgical face masks during exercise: does intensity matter? Frontiers in Physiology.
  4. Huang, W.Y., Ho, R., Tremblay, M.S., & Wong, S.H.* (2021) Relationships of physical activity and sedentary behavior with the previous and subsequent nights’ sleep in children and youth: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Sleep Research. 30, e13378.
  5. 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.
  6. Zheng, C., Zhang, X.Y., Ho., R., Sit, H.P., 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 and Science in Sports, 31: 1395-1410.
  7. Zhang, X.Y., Wongpipit, W., Sun, F.H., Sheridan, S., Huang, W., Sit, C.H., & Wong, S.H.* (2021) Effect of individualized exercise timing on postprandial glycemia in insufficiently active young males who were overweight/obese: A randomized crossover study. Journal of Nutrition. 151: 866–875.
  8. Wongpipit, W., Zhang, X.Y., Miyashita, M., Wong, S.H.* (2021) Interrupting prolonged sitting reduces postprandial glucose concentration in young men with central obesity. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 106: e791-e802.
  9. Zheng, C., Tian, X.Y., Sun, F.H., Huang, W.Y., Sheridan, S., Wu, Y.L., & Wong, S.H.* (2021) Associations of sedentary patterns with cardiometabolic biomarkers in physically active young males. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 53: 838–844. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000002528
  10. Lee, D.C.W., Ali, A., Sheridan, S.E., Chan, D.K.C., & 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
Funded Research Grants as Principal Investigator (in the past five years)
  • “Wearing face masks during exercise in the heat: Does intensity and physical activity level matter?”, 2022-2024 (RGC General Research Fund)
  • "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)
  • "2018 Hong Kong Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth”. (Tin Ka Ping Foundation)
Courses Taught
  • Exercise physiology and sport nutrition
  • Physical activity and health
Selected Honours and Awards
  • 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)
  • VC Outstanding Fellow of Faculty of Education (2014-2019)
  • Adjunct Professor, Peking Union Medical College (2018 - present)
  • Research Excellence Award, CUHK, 2010
Selected Professional Services
  • Chairman, Hong Kong Physical Education Teachers Society
  • Chairman, 2022, 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 (JESF)
  • 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 (CAIS)
  • Member, Board of Trustees, United College, CUHK
  • Member, Education Panel, 2020, 2014 Research Assessment Exercise, University Grants Council, Hong Kong
  • Co-Chair, Organising Committee, 2018 Annual Meeting of International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Hong Kong, June 3 - 6, 2018.
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