Thomas, Kwok-shing WONG, RN, PhD, JP

Academic Qualification:


Diploma of Teaching (Nurse Education) - South Australian College of Advanced Education (SACAE)


Bachelor of Education (Sociology) - SACAE


Graduate Diploma in Instructional Uses of Computers - SACAE


Master of Science (Information Technology) - Loughborough University of Technology Loughborough, Leicestershire, U.K.


Doctor of Philosophy, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, U.K

Present Positions Held:

Dean, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Chair Professor, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Most Representative Publications in Recent Five Years:

Tsai, Y.F., Wong, T.K.S., Juang, Y.Y. & Tsai, H.S. (2004). The effects of light therapy on depressed elders. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 19, 545-548.

Tsai, Yun-Fang, Chung, W.Y. Joanne, Wong, K.S. Thomas & Huang Chiu-Mieh (2005). Comparison of the prevalence and risk factors for depressive symptoms among elderly nursing home residents in Taiwan and Hong Kong. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 20, 315-321.

Kwong, Enid W.Y., Pang, Samantha M.C., Wong, Thomas K.S., Ho, Jacqueline S.C., Xue, Shao-ling and Tao, Li-jun (2005), Predicting pressure ulcer risk with the modified Braden, Braden and Norton scales in acute care hospitals in Mainland China. Applied Nursing Research, 18, 122-128.

Suen, L.K.P., Lai, C.K.Y., Wong, T.K.S., Chow, S.K.Y., Kong, S.K.F., Ho, J.Y.L., Kong, T.K., Leung, J.S.C. and Wong, I.Y.C. (2006). Use of physical restrains in rehabilitation settings: staff knowledge, attitudes and predictors. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 55:1, 20-28.

Chung, J.W.Y., & Wong, T.K.S. (2007). Prevalence of pain in a community population. Pain Medicine, 8:3, 235-242.

Chow, Susan K.Y., Lai, Claudia K.Y., Wong, Thomas K.S., Suen, Lorna K.P., Kong, Sarah K.F., Chan, Chi Kin & Wong, Ivan Y.C. (2007). Evaluation of the Morse Fall Scale: Applicability in Chinese hospital populations. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 44, 556-565

 Wong, M. C., Chung, J. W. Y., & Wong, T. K. S. (2007). Effects of treatments for symptoms of painful diabetic neuropathy: systematic review. British Medical Journal. Retrieved June 13, 2007, from

Research Related Prizes and Awards (2006-07)

2006 Gold Medal Award and Russian Ministry of Education and Science Award for the Telemedication Management System (eMed Administrator) conferred in the 34th International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products at Geneva

2006 Gold Medal Award, Honouring of University Inventions for the Smart Wristband for Sleep Apnoea conferred in the International Trade Fair Ideas, Inventions and Novelties (IENA) at Nuremberg, Germany

2007 Jury Commendation and Gold Medal Award for the Non-invasive Glucose Meter (quantitative analysis) conferred in the 35th International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products at Geneva

Details of on-going and completed research projects in the past five years

Seq. No.

Name of Co-I (s)

Project Title

Funding Source(s)

and Amount (HK$)





Wong Thomas Kwok-shing

Data mining: Knowledge discovery in our experience with SARS patients (G-U099)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Departmental General Research Funds)


March 2005

February 2008

Wong Thomas Kwok-shing

The need for a Fit Test to determine respirator efficacy to protect health care workers


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Research Funds for Chair Professors)


July 2005

May 2008

Wong Thomas Kwok-shing

Implement an Injury Surveillance System for safe community setup (H.53.09.ZW78)

Occupational Safety and Health Research Grant (HK$227,058)

April 2005

February 2006

Wong Thomas Kwok-shing

Area of Strategic Development, Centre for Telehealth and Telecare

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


October 2002

September 2006

Wong Thomas Kwok-shing

Development of Children’s Playground Safety Mat Testing Devices

Innovation and Technology Fund $399,857 and Jets Technics Ltd., $399,857.

June 2003

May 2005