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Dr Camilla Kin-ming Lo
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Dr Camilla LO

Assistant Professor


Dr Camilla Lo is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is a registered social worker in Hong Kong and has extensive practice experience in the fields of addiction and children and families. Her research work focuses on child maltreatment, addiction, attachment and close relationships across the life span. Her current research examines risk/protective factors and biopsychosocial impacts of different types of family violence; family involvement in treatment for adolescent gaming disorder; mentalizing in the context of parent-child relationship in Chinese culture; and video intervention for at-risk parents of young children. Her work has been published in international journals such as Trauma, Violence & Abuse, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Child Abuse & Neglect, Journal of Pediatrics, and Attachment & Human Development.

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong
  • Master of Social Work, The University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Magna Cum Laude), Stony Brook University, USA

Professional Qualifications

Registered Social Worker

Research Interests

  • Child maltreatment
  • Addiction
  • Gaming disorder
  • Attachment

PI: Lo, C.K.M. Co-I: Chan, K.L., Leung, W.C., Cheung, K.W., Ip, P., Loke Yuen, A., Choi, K.S., Ho, F.K., & Yu, L. Engaging the whole family to support expectant mothers: A family-based mHealth intervention to reduce maternal postnatal depression and promote family health. Funded by Health and Medical Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau, Hong Kong. Approved amount: HK$780,160 Start date: January 2022 (24 months). 

PI: Lo, C.K.M. The impacts of different types of screen time on children’s health and mental health, and the mediating roles of individual and relationship factors. Funded by RGC Early Career Scheme, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong. Approved amount: HK$631,984 Start date: January 2021 (18 months).

PI: Chan, K.L. Co-I: Ho, F.K., Lo, C.K.M., Ip, P. The effect of family hierarchy on family polyvictimization in Chinese culture. Funded by RGC GRF, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong. Approved amount: HK$1,189,976 Start date: January 2021 (24 months). 

Co-PI: Chan, K.L. & Lo, Ruby; CI: Ip, P., Lo, C.K.M., Yu, L., Chen, M., Lai, H.Y.A., & Su, Z. Family Surveys 2021. Funded by the Home Affairs Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Approved amount: HK$1,288,000. Starting date: 1 July 2021. Completion date: 31 October 2022. 

PI: Chan, K.L. Co-I: Lo, R., Ip, P., Yu, L., Lo, C.K.M., Chen, M.T., Wong, J. Consolidation of Findings of Family Surveys Conducted since 2011. Funded by Home Affairs Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Approved amount: HK$368,000. Start date: April 2020 (6 months).


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