Dr. Lo Hay-ming, Herman 盧希皿博士

Assistant Professor
2766 5769

Family-based mindfulness intervention
Mental health and family process
Spirituality and mental health

My URLs:  


Advanced Social Work Theory & Practice II
Contemporary family issues and problems in marriage and family
Capstone project 

Research Interests: 

Stress in family

Mindfulness-based intervention

Family-based intervention

Mental health, culture and spirituality

Selected Publications: 

Lo, H.H.M., Wong, S.Y.S., Wong, J.Y.H., Wong, S. W. L., & Yeung, J.W.K. (2016). The effect of family-based mindfulness intervention on children with attention deficit and hyperactivity symptoms and their parents: Design and rationale for a randomized, controlled clinical trial (study protocol). BMC Psychiatry. 16. doi:10.1186/s12888-016-0773-1.

Wong, J.Y.H., Choi, E.P.H., Lo, H.H.M., Wong, W., Chio, J.H.M., Choi, A.W.M., Fong, D.Y.T. (in press). Dating violence, quality of life and mental health in sexual minority populations: A path analysis. Quality of Life Research.

Busiol, D., Lo, H.H.M., & T.Y. Lee (2016). A review of research on major depressive disorder and depressive mood among youth in Hong Kong. In Merrick, J. (ed.) Child and adolescent health yearbook 2016 (pp.127-138). New York: Nova Science.

Lo, H.H.M. , Ng, S.M. & Chan, C.L.W. (2015). Evaluating Compassion-Mindfulness Therapy for recurrent depression and anxiety: A randomized control trial. Research on Social Work Practice. Doi:10.1177/1049731514537686.

Kwok, S.Y.C.L. , Yeung, J.W.K. , Low, A.Y.T. , Lo, H.H.M., & Tam, C.H.L. (2015). The roles of emotional competence and social problem-solving in the relationship between physical abuse and adolescent suicidal ideation in China. Child Abuse & Neglect. doi:10.1016/j.chiabu.2015.03.020.

Lam, C.C., Lau, N.S., Lo, B.C.Y., Lo, H.H.M., Woo, D.M.S. (2015). Developing mindfulness programs for adolescents: Lessons learnt from an attempt in Hong Kong. Social Work in Mental Health, 13. Doi:10.1080/15332985.2014.932885.

Lo, H.H.M. (2014). The application of Buddhist compassion meditation in Confucian relational framework for Hong Kong Chinese with depression and anxiety. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 33, 19-32.

Hou, J., Wong, S.Y.S., Lo, H.H.M., Mak, W.W.S., Ma, H.S.W. (2014). Validation of a Chinese version of the five facet mindfulness questionnaire in Hong Kong and development of a short form. Assessment, 21, 363 - 371. doi:10.1177/1073191113485121.

Hou, J. , Wong, S.Y.S. , Yip, B.H.K. , Hung, A.T.F. , Lo, H.H.M. , Chan, P.H.S. , Lo, C.S.L. , Kwok, T.C.Y. , Tang, W.K. , Mak, W.W.S. , Mercer, S.W. & Ma, S.H. (2014). The effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction program on the mental health of family caregivers: A randomized controlled trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. 83. 45 - 53. doi:10.1159/000353278.

Lo, H.H.M., Ng, S.M., Chan, C.L.W., Lam, K.F., Lau B.H.P. (2013). The Chinese medicine construct “stagnation” in mind-body connection mediates the effects of mindfulness training on depression and anxiety. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. doi:10.1016/j.ctim.2013.05.008.

Lo, H.H.M., Epstein, I., Ng, S.M., Chan, C.L.W., Kwan Ho, C.S.F. (2011). When Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy Works and When It Doesn’t?: Clinical Data Mining on Good and Poor CBGT Outcomes for Depression and Anxiety among Hong Kong Chinese. Social Work in Mental Health , 9(6), 456-472.

Current Research Projects : 

Application of mindfulness training in a family-based intervention for improving stress responses and child adjustment in economic disadvantaged families, General Research Fund (Early Career Scheme), 2016-2017.

Promoting wellbeing of families with children at-risk of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder using Family-Based Mindfulness Intervention, Health Care and Promotion Fund, 2015-2016.

Application of mindfulness training in reducing stress of parents of children with special needs. Social Welfare Development Fund, 2013-2015, Commissioned by Heep Hong Society.

Evidence-based practice on working with depression in older adults. Social Welfare Development Fund, 2014-2015, Commissioned by Hong Kong Family Welfare Society.

Exploratory study on family happiness in seven Asian regions. A research project by The Consortium of Institute on Family in the Asia Region, Co-PI.

Professional & Community Service: 

Approved Counseling Supervisor and Associate Fellow, Hong Kong Professional Counseling Association

Research and Training Committee Member, Editor of CIFA-Net (Newsletter of CIFA), The Consortium of Institute on Family in the Asia Region (CIFA)

Advisor, Hong Kong Mindful Yoga Association