Academic Staff
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Professor Lai Wing-leung, Daniel
PhD Case Western Reserve, MSW Calgary, MSocSc HKU, BSocSc CUHK

Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences & Chair Professor of Social Work
AAB1325
3411 7127
daniel_lai@hkbu.edu.hk

Research Focus

Social work and Gerontology, Health and Aging, Culture and Immigration, and Outcome Evaluation

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2021

  • 05/2021-04/2024. Inter-Generational Engagement in Secondary Schools (iGESS) (Funder: Zeshan Foundation and Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation, HK$5,988,761)
  • 01/2021 to 12/2024, Health differences among South Asian and Chinese older adults in Hong Kong: The role of social capital (Funder Research Grant Council - General Research Fund, HK$902,148)

2020

  • 09/2020-11/2022, Project Evaluation of the Mapperthon Sports Project (Funder: Chinese YMCA, HK$400,000
  • 04/2020-10/2020, Effects of social and political unrests on mental health of older people in Hong Kong (Funder: Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office, HK$492,200)
  • 06/2020-07/2024. Enhancement of Positive Ageing, Family Relations, and Quality of Later Life (Funder: University Grant Council – Matching Grant (Switched to another PI in 08/2020), $2.23 million)

2019

  • 10/2019-04/2021, Consultancy Study on Managing the Occupational Safety and Health Challenges on Ageing Workforce in Hong Kong (Funder: Occupational Safety and Health Council, HK991,011 (operated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University))
  • 09/2019-09/2021, Positive Ageing and Happiness (Funder: Occupational Safety and Health Council, HK$650,000 (operated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University))
 
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2021

  • 01/2021 to 12/2024, Health differences among South Asian and Chinese older adults in Hong Kong: The role of social capital (Funder Research Grant Council - General Research Fund, HK$902,148)

2020

  • 09/2020-11/2022, Project Evaluation of the Mapperthon Sports Project (Funder: Chinese YMCA, HK$400,000
  • 04/2020-10/2020, Effects of social and political unrests on mental health of older people in Hong Kong (Funder: Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office, HK$492,200)

2019

  • 10/2019-04/2021, Consultancy Study on Managing the Occupational Safety and Health Challenges on Ageing Workforce in Hong Kong (Funder: Occupational Safety and Health Council, HK991,011 (operated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University))
  • 09/2019-09/2021, Positive Ageing and Happiness (Funder: Occupational Safety and Health Council, HK$650,000 (operated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University))
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2022

  • Lee, V.W.P., Lai, D.W.L., & Ou, X. (2022). Perspectives of Community Processes in Establishing Community-Based Mental Health Services in Hong Kong: A Case Study. International Journal of Mental Health Systems.

2021

  • Leung, V. W., Tan, W., Chuang, D. M., Tsang, K. T., & Lai, D. W. (2021). A Multidimensional Approach to Explore the Experiences with Ethnic Matching amongst Chinese Social Service Practitioners in the Greater Toronto Area. The British Journal of Social Work.
  • Wong, M. N. K., Lai, D. W. L., Chan, H. H., & Lam, B. Y. (2021). Neural and Retinal Characteristics in Relation to Working Memory in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Current Alzheimer Research.
  • Yan, E., Lai, D. W. L., & Lee, V. W. P. (2021). Predictors of Intention to Vaccinate against COVID-19 in the General Public in Hong Kong: Findings from a Population-Based, Cross-Sectional Survey. Vaccines, 9(7), 696. MDPI AG. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9070696
  • Baines, D., & Lai, D. (2021). Guest Editorial—Social Justice and an Ethic of Care. Research on Social Work Practice, 31(6), 559–560. https://doi.org/10.1177/10497315211016042
  • Lai, D.W.L., Liu, E., Ruan, Y. X., Lee, V., Ou, A., & Wu, Z. Y. (2021). Back to the campus: lifelong experience of older learners in a university setting.Gerontology & geriatrics education, 1–12. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/02701960.2021.1988588
  • Li, J., Lai, D. W.,& Chappell, N. L. (2021). The Older, the Happier?: A Cross-Sectional Study on the “Paradox of Aging” in China. Research on aging, 0164027521994225.
  • Lai, D. W., Chan, K. C., Daoust, G. D., & Xie, X. J. (2021). Hopes and Wishes of Clients with Mentally Illness in Hong Kong. Community Mental Health Journal, 1-10.

2020

  • Bai, X., Lai, D.W.L., & Liu, C. (2020). Personal care expectations: Photovoices of Chinese ageing adults in Hong Kong. Health and Social Care in the Community, 28(3), 1071-1081. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12940
  • Au, A., Lai, D. W. L., Biggs, S., Cheng, S.-T., Haapala-Biggs, I., Chow, A., & Gallagher-Thompson, D. (2020). Perspective-Taking Interventions for Intergenerational Caregivers of Alzheimer’s Diseases: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Research on Social Work Practice, 30(3), 306–319. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731519864165
  • Au, A., Lai, D.W.L., Yip, H. M., Chan, S., Lai, S., Chaudhury, H., Scharlach, A., & Leeson, G. (2020). Sense of community mediating between age-friendly characteristics and life satisfaction of community-dwelling older Adults. Frontiers in psychology11, 86. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00086
  • Lee, L. P., Har, A. W. Y., Ngai, C. H., Lai, D. W. L., Lam, B. Y. H., & Chan, C. C. H. (2020). Audiovisual integrative training for augmenting cognitive-motor functions in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. BMC Geriatrics, 20(64). https://doi:10.1186/s12877-020-1465-8
  • Wang, J., & Lai, D. (2020). Mental health of older migrants migrating along with adult children in China: A systematic review. Ageing and Society,1-26. doi:10.1017/S0144686X20001166
  • Lai, D., Li, J., Ou, X., & Li, C. (2020). Effectiveness of a peer-based intervention on loneliness and social isolation of older Chinese immigrants in Canada: a randomized controlled trial.BMC Geriatrics20(1), 356. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-020-01756-9
  • Lee, V.W.P., Lai, D.L., & Ruan, Y. (2020). Receptivity and readiness for cultural competence training amongst the social workers in Hong Kong. British Journal of Social Work, 00, 1-20. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcaa191
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2022

  • Lee, V.W.P., Lai, D.W.L., & Ou, X. (2022). Perspectives of Community Processes in Establishing Community-Based Mental Health Services in Hong Kong: A Case Study. International Journal of Mental Health Systems.

2021

  • Leung, V. W., Tan, W., Chuang, D. M., Tsang, K. T., & Lai, D. W. (2021). A Multidimensional Approach to Explore the Experiences with Ethnic Matching amongst Chinese Social Service Practitioners in the Greater Toronto Area. The British Journal of Social Work.
  • Wong, M. N. K., Lai, D. W. L., Chan, H. H., & Lam, B. Y. (2021). Neural and Retinal Characteristics in Relation to Working Memory in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Current Alzheimer Research.
  • Yan, E., Lai, D. W. L., & Lee, V. W. P. (2021). Predictors of Intention to Vaccinate against COVID-19 in the General Public in Hong Kong: Findings from a Population-Based, Cross-Sectional Survey. Vaccines, 9(7), 696. MDPI AG. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/vaccines9070696
  • Baines, D., & Lai, D. (2021). Guest Editorial—Social Justice and an Ethic of Care. Research on Social Work Practice, 31(6), 559–560. https://doi.org/10.1177/10497315211016042
  • Lai, D.W.L., Liu, E., Ruan, Y. X., Lee, V., Ou, A., & Wu, Z. Y. (2021). Back to the campus: lifelong experience of older learners in a university setting.Gerontology & geriatrics education, 1–12. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/02701960.2021.1988588
  • Li, J., Lai, D. W.,& Chappell, N. L. (2021). The Older, the Happier?: A Cross-Sectional Study on the “Paradox of Aging” in China. Research on aging, 0164027521994225.
  • Lai, D. W., Chan, K. C., Daoust, G. D., & Xie, X. J. (2021). Hopes and Wishes of Clients with Mentally Illness in Hong Kong. Community Mental Health Journal, 1-10.

2020

  • Bai, X., Lai, D.W.L., & Liu, C. (2020). Personal care expectations: Photovoices of Chinese ageing adults in Hong Kong. Health and Social Care in the Community, 28(3), 1071-1081. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12940
  • Au, A., Lai, D. W. L., Biggs, S., Cheng, S.-T., Haapala-Biggs, I., Chow, A., & Gallagher-Thompson, D. (2020). Perspective-Taking Interventions for Intergenerational Caregivers of Alzheimer’s Diseases: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Research on Social Work Practice, 30(3), 306–319. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731519864165
  • Au, A., Lai, D.W.L., Yip, H. M., Chan, S., Lai, S., Chaudhury, H., Scharlach, A., & Leeson, G. (2020). Sense of community mediating between age-friendly characteristics and life satisfaction of community-dwelling older Adults. Frontiers in psychology11, 86. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00086
  • Lee, L. P., Har, A. W. Y., Ngai, C. H., Lai, D. W. L., Lam, B. Y. H., & Chan, C. C. H. (2020). Audiovisual integrative training for augmenting cognitive-motor functions in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. BMC Geriatrics, 20(64). https://doi:10.1186/s12877-020-1465-8
  • Wang, J., & Lai, D. (2020). Mental health of older migrants migrating along with adult children in China: A systematic review. Ageing and Society,1-26. doi:10.1017/S0144686X20001166
  • Lai, D., Li, J., Ou, X., & Li, C. (2020). Effectiveness of a peer-based intervention on loneliness and social isolation of older Chinese immigrants in Canada: a randomized controlled trial.BMC Geriatrics20(1), 356. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-020-01756-9
  • Lee, V.W.P., Lai, D.L., & Ruan, Y. (2020). Receptivity and readiness for cultural competence training amongst the social workers in Hong Kong. British Journal of Social Work, 00, 1-20. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcaa191

2019

  • Cheung, D.S.K., Li, B.Y., Lai, D.W.L., Leung, A.Y.M., Yu, C.T.K., & Tsang, K.T. (2019). Cognitive stimulating play intervention for dementia: a feasibility randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias, , 34(1), 63-71. DOI: 10.1177/1533317518808036.
  • Tong, H. M., Lai, D. W. L. & Walsh. C. (2019). Formal social participation and utilization of community service among urban Chinese who live alone in Shanghai, China. Journal of Social Service Research, 45(4), 520-529, DOI: 1080/01488376.2018.1481172. (Co-Authorship: 30%)
  • Yan, M. C., Wong, K, & Lai, D. (2019). Subethnic interpersonal dynamics in diasporic community: A study on Chinese immigrants in Vancouver. Asian Ethnicity, 20(4), 451-468, DOI: 10.1080/14631369.2019.1613885
  • Lai, D.W.L., Chan, K.C., Xie, X.J., & Daoust, G.D. (2019). The experience of growing old in chronic mental health patients. Aging & Mental Health, 24(9), 1514-1522.
  • Lai, D.W. L., Lee, V. W., Li, J. and Dong, X. (2019), The Impact of Intergenerational Relationship on Health and Well‐Being of Older Chinese Americans. J Am Geriatr Soc, 67: S557-S563. doi:1111/jgs.15893
  • Lai, D.W.L., Li, J., Lee, V. W. and Dong, X. (2019), Environmental Factors Associated with Chinese Older Immigrants' Social Engagement. J Am Geriatr Soc, 67: S571-S576. doi:1111/jgs.15899
  • Fang, B., Yan, E., & Lai, D. W. L. (2019). Risk and protective factors associated with domestic abuse among older Chinese in the People’s Republic of China. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 82, 120-127, DOI: doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2019.02.001