Skip to main content Start main content
Dr Lo Hay-ming Herman
PolyU Scholars Hub

Dr Herman LO

Associate Professor


Dr Lo is a Registered Social Worker of the Social Workers Registration Board, Associate Fellow and Approved Supervisor of the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association. Before his completion of PhD study at The University of Hong Kong, he used to be a family social worker in a Hong Kong NGO. Dr Lo is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher by the Brown Mindfulness Center at the Brown University, United States, and he has been teaching mindfulness-based programmes for more than 15 years. His research interest is mindfulness-based intervention, and application of mindfulness in parenting and caregiving. Dr Lo has obtained several competitive external grants, including Early Career Scheme, General Research Fund, and Public Policy Research Scheme based on randomised controlled trials of mindfulness-based intervention for parents and caregivers. Based on his previous family service practice experience, he has developed low intensity mindfulness-based programme into advanced practice related projects based on the needs of families across family life cycle. Dr. Lo serves as a committee member in several NGOs, and professional bodies, and currently he is also the editorial board member of Frontiers in Psychology, and China Journal of Social Work.

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong
  • Master of Social Work, The University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons.), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professional Qualifications

  • Registered Social Worker, Social Workers Registration Board, Hong Kong
  • Associate Fellow, Approved Supervisor, Certified Counsellor, Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association
  • Certified MBSR Teacher, Brown Mindfulness Center, United States
  • Certified Trainer, International Academy of Mindful Teaching, The Netherlands

Research Interests

  • Mindfulness-based intervention in social and health care
  • Application of mindfulness in parenting and caregiving
  • Practice research
  • Mental health in asian and chinese families

Grants (selected)

Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Caregivers of Frail Older Chinese Adults: Testing a Model of Intergenerational Caregiving. General Research Fund, 2021-2023, 15604220, $936,000.

A Stepped-Care, Multi-disciplinary, Evidence-based Approach to Strengthen Adolescence and Family Wellbeing after Social Unrest. Public Policy Research (PPR) Funding Scheme (Special Round), 2019, SR2020.A6.004, $560,165. 

Brief Mindfulness-Based Family Psychoeducation for Students With Early Psychosis: A Mixed Methods Study. General Research Fund, #15604118, 2019-2021. $623,800. 

Application of mindfulness training in a family-based intervention for improving Early Child Development and Stress Management in Economic Disadvantaged Families, Early Career Scheme, #21611415, 2016 - 2018, $478,000.

Promoting wellbeing of families with children at-risk of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder using Family-Based Mindfulness Intervention, Health Care and Promotion Fund, #28140664, 2015 - 2016, $252,390.


Your browser is not the latest version. If you continue to browse our website, Some pages may not function properly.

You are recommended to upgrade to a newer version or switch to a different browser. A list of the web browsers that we support can be found here