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Dr. LO Hay Ming Herman (盧希皿博士)

BSSc (Hons.), CUHK

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office: B7409 AC1
Phone: 34428116
Fax: 34420283
Email: hm.lo@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Mindfulness-based intervention
  • Mindful parenting & family-based mindfulness intervention
  • mental health, family process & stress
  • depression & anxiety

Award and Achievement

  • 2014 “Emerging Scholar Award” Third International Conference on Practice Research.
  • 2010 “Gold Award, Asian Award for Advancing Family Well-Being” The Consortium of Institute on Family in the Asia Region .
  • 2010 “Best Abstract Award (Practitioner)” 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work & Social Development: The Agenda.

Previous Experience

  • 2011 - 2013, Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Hong Kong.
  • 2008 - 2011, Social Work Consultant, Hong Kong Family Welfare Society.
  • 2005 - Now, MBSR/MBCT teacher, Hong Kong.
  • 1994 - 2007, Social Worker in Family and Mental Health Services, Hong Kong Family Welfare Society.

Research Grant

  • 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), 2015 - 2017, Lo H.H.M. (PI).
  • Effect of Qigong and Yoga on people with chronic depression, SK Yee Foundation, 2015 - 2016, Lo, H.H.M. (PI).
  • 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, Lo, H.H.M. (PI).
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of an integrated cognitive-behavioural model for people with problem gambling in Hong Kong: A randomized waitlist control design, GRF, 2014 - 2017, Daniel Wong (PI), Lo H.H.M. (Co-I).
  • Home-based intervention for depression in older adults , Social Welfare Development Fund, 2014 - 2015, Lo, H.H.M. (PI).
  • An exploratory study on the construct of mindful parenting and a pilot study of a family-based mindfulness intervention for Hong Kong Chinese children and parents, CityU Start-up Grant For New Faculty, 2013 - 2016, Lo, H.H.M. (PI).
  • Application of mindfulness training in reducing stress of parents of children with special needs, Social Welfare Development Fund, 2013 - 2016, Lo, H.H.M. (PI).
  • Art-based Cognitive Therapy for people with chronic depression, SK Yee Foundation, 2013 - 2014, Lo, H.H.M. (PI), Byrne, J. (Co-I).
  • Enhancing well-being of caregivers of people with chornic illnesses using mindfulness training, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation, 2013 - 2016, Lo, H.H.M. (PI).
  • Stress of parents with special educational needs, Marden Seed Grant, 2013 - 2014, Lo, H.H.M. (PI).
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for people with chronic depression, SK Yee Foundation, 2011 - 2013, Lo, H.H.M. (PI).

Publication Show All Publications Show Prominent Publications


  • Wong, S.Y.S. , Yip, B.H.K. , Mak, W.W.S. , Mercer, S. , Cheung, E.Y.L. , Ling, C.Y.M. , Lui, W.W.S. , Tang, W.K. , Lo, H.H.M. , Wu, J.C.Y. , Lee, T.M.C. , Gao, T. , Griffiths, S. , Chan, P.H.S. & Ma, H.S.W. (2016). Mindfulness based cognitive therapy versus group psycho-education for people with generalized anxiety disorder: A randomized controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry. 208. doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.115.166124
  • Lo, H.H.M. , Wong, S.Y.S. , Wong, J.Y.H. , Wong, S.W.L. & Yeung, J.W.K. (2016). The effect of a 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
  • Lo, H.H.M. (2015). Conflict Resolution for The Helping Professions, Second edition (Book review). Hong Kong Journal of Social Work. doi:10.1142/S0219246215000091
  • Lam, C.C. , Lau, E.N.S. , 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. , Ng, S.M. & Chan, C.L.W. (2015). Evaluating Compassion-Mindfulness Therapy for recurrent depression and anxiety: A randomized control trial. Research in 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
  • Lo, H.H.M. (2014). Applications of Buddhist compassion practices among people suffering from depression and anxiety in Confucian societies in East Asia. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought. 33. 19 - 32.
  • Lo, H.H.M. (2014). Managing parents’ emotions-theory and application of cognitive behavior therapy (Book review). Social Work Education: The International Journal. doi:10.1080/02615479.2014.983742
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wong, S.Y.S. , Mak, W.W.S. , Cheung, E.Y.L. , Ling, C.Y.M. , Lui, W.W.S. , Tang, W.K. , Wong, R.L.P. , Lo, H.H.M. , Mercer, S. & Ma, H.S.W. (2011). A randomized, controlled clinical trial: The effect of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on generalized anxiety disorder among Chinese community patients: protocol for a randomized trial. BMC Psychiatry. 11. doi:10.1186/1471-244X-11-187
  • 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.


  • Ng, S.M. , Wang, X.L. & Lo, H.H.M. (2012). The Active Interest Mentorship Scheme Training Manual. Hong Kong:  Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Service in CityU

Teaching Service

  • 2015 - Now, Counseling children and youth.
  • 2013 - Now, Assessment and intervention in Mental Health Counseling.
  • 2013 - Now, Family-based practice.
  • 2013 - Now, Multi-cultural counseling.

Professional Engagement

  • Executive Committee Member, Hong Kong Mindful Yoga Association
  • Editor, CIFANet, Newsletter of Consortium of Institutes on Family in the Asian Region (CIFA)
  • Member, Research and Training Committee, Consortium of Institutes on Family in the Asian Region (CIFA)

Last update date : 15 Mar 2016