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About Professor Patrick W.C. Lau

Professor Patrick WC Lau is Professor in the Department of Physical Education, Hong Kong Baptist University. His research focus is on childhood obesity and physical activity and Olympism development. Since 1998, Prof. Lau has published more than 100 research articles and conference papers in international refereed journals and with publishers in the United States, Europe, Australia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. He has been an Accredited Sport Psychologist of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences since 2005, and has been appointed as advisor or consultant for 18 governmental and commercial organizations in Hong Kong and overseas. Since 2002, he has been invited to serve as a reviewer for many different international and regional refereed journals.


Present Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University Department of Physical Education

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance in Scholarly Work in 2015 at HKBU
  • Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching in 2014 at HKBU
  • Faculty Award for Outstanding Academic Contribution to Service in 2013 at HKBU


  • Historical & Philosophical Foundation in Physical Education & Recreation
  • Theory & practice in physical education & recreation
  • Health fitness evaluation & assessment
  • Programme planning & implementation
  • Marketing in leisure services
  • Marketing of sport and leisure services
  • Management of health fitness programmes
  • Public & community recreation
  • Sociology of Sport and recreation
  • Thesis supervision (Honor projects, Master of Social Science in Sport & Leisure Management, & Master of Philosophy)

Contact Information

Department of Physical Education
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, HONG KONG
Tel: (852) 3411 5634
Fax: (852) 3411 5757


Journal Articles (50)