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Camilla
 

Title:
Assistant Professor


Qualifications:

PhD (HKU)

MSW (HKU)

BA (Stony Brook)

 

Email:
camilla.lo@polyu.edu.hk


Phone:
2766 5760


Office:
HJ429


Specialism:

Child maltreatment

Gaming disorder

Addiction

Adult attachment

 

My URLs:

ORCID

 

 

Teaching:

Violence in Intimate Relationships

Child Maltreatment & Protection

Social Work Theory & Practice

Capstone Project

Family and Social Work

 

Selected Publications (Scholarly Books & Monographs, Journals, Book Chapters, Conference papers):

PEER-REVIEW JOURNAL PAPERS

Chan, K.L., Lo, C.K.M., Ho, F.K., Leung, W.C., & Ip, P. (In press). Intimate partner violence before pregnancy, during pregnancy, and after childbirth: A new conceptualisation highlighting individual changes in violence against pregnant women over time. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260521997451 (IF = 6.144; Ranked 2/47 in Family Studies; Top 5%)

 

Chan, K.L., Lo, C.K.M., Ho, F.K., Chen, Q., Chen, M., & Ip, P. (2021). Modifiable factors for the trajectory of health-related quality of life among youth growing up in poverty: A prospective cohort study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 9221. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179221 (IF = 3.390; Ranked 41/176 in Public, Environmental & Occupational Health)

 

Lo, C.K.M.*, Ho, F.K., Clifton, E., Chan, K.L., Wong, R.S., Tung, K.T.S., & Ip, P.* (2021). Association of harsh parenting and maltreatment with Internet addiction, and the mediating role of bullying and social support. Child Abuse & Neglect, 113, 104928. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2021.104928 (IF = 3.928; Ranked 2/44 in Social Work; Top 5%) [*Corresponding author]

 

Lo, C.K.M., & Cho, Y.W. (2021). Community-based interventions to reduce child maltreatment. Research on Social Work Practice, 1– https://doi.org/10.1177/1049731520986968. (IF = 2.236; Ranked 15/44 in Social Work)

 

Lo, C.K.M., Yu, L., Cho, Y.W., & Chan, K.L. (2021). A qualitative study of practitioners’ views on family involvement in treatment process of adolescent Internet addiction. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(1). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18010086 (IF = 3.390; Ranked 41/176 in Public, Environmental & Occupational Health)

 

Lo, C.K.M., & Wong, S.Y. (2020). The effectiveness of parenting programs in regard to improving parental reflective functioning: A meta-analysis. Attachment & Human Development. https://doi.org/10.1080/14616734.2020.1844247. (IF = 3.833; Ranked 20/77, in Developmental Psychology)

 

Chan, K.L., Lo, C.K.M., Ho, F.K., Yan, E., & Ip. P. (2020). A child development fund program, emotional development, and poverty reduction. Pediatrics, e2020007534. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2020-007534 (IF=7.124; Ranked 4/129 in Pediatrics; Top 5%)

 

Tung, K.T.S., Wong, R.S., Wong, W.H.S., Lam, A.L.N., Tso, W.W.Y., Ho, M.S.P., Ho, F.K., Lo, C.K.M., Chow, C.B., Chan, K.L., & Ip, P. (2020). Risk of child maltreatment in teenage and young mothers with rapid repeat pregnancy: The moderating role of family cohesion. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/1177/0886260520905079 (IF = 6.144; Ranked 2/47 in Family Studies; Top 5%)

 

Chan, K.L., Lo, C.K.M.*, Ho, F.K.W., Leung, W.C., Yee, B.K., & Ip, P. (2019). The association between intimate partner violence against women and newborn telomere length. Translational Psychiatry, 9(239). https://doi.org/1038/s41398-019-0575-6 (IF=6.222; Rank 24/156 in Psychiatry)[*Corresponding author]

 

Chan, K.L., Chen, Q., Chen, M., Lo, C.K.M., & Yu, L. (2019). Screening for multiple types of family violence: Development and validation of the Family Polyvictimization Screen. Frontiers in Public Health, 7, 282. https://doi.org/3389/fpubh.2019.00282 (IF = 3.709; Ranked 35/176 in Public, Environmental & Occupational Health)

 

Lo, C.K.M., Chan, K.L., Ho, F.K.W., Yan, E., Lu, Y., & Ip, P. (2019). Associations of child maltreatment on health-related quality of life and emotional and peer problems in adolescents from low income families, and the moderating role of social support. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/1177/0886260519835880 (IF = 6.144; Ranked 2/47 in Family Studies; Top 5%)

 

Lo, C.K.M., Ho, F.K.W., Wong, R.S., Tung, K.T.S., Tso, W.W.Y., Ho, M.S.P., Chow, C.B., Chan, K.L., & Ip, P. (2019). Prevalence of child maltreatment and its association with parenting style: A population study in Hong Kong. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, 1130. https://doi.org/3390/ijerph16071130 (IF = 3.390; Ranked 41/176 in Public, Environmental & Occupational Health)

 

Wong, R.S., Tung, K.T.S., Cheng, A.W.F., Shiu, Y.K., Wong, W.H.S., Tso, W.W.Y., Ho, M.S.P., Chan, K.L., Ho, F.K.W., Lo, C.K.M., Chow, C.B., & Ip, P. (2019). Disentangling the effects of exposure to maternal substance misuse and physical abuse and neglect on child behavioral problems. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260519849661. (IF = 6.144; Ranked 2/47 in Family Studies; Top 5%)

 

Chan, K.L.*, Lo, C.K.M.*, Ho, F.K.W., & Ip, P. Disability-specific associations with child health and functioning. (2019). International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16061024 (IF = 3.390; Ranked 41/176 in Public, Environmental & Occupational Health)[*Corresponding author]

 

Chan, K.L., Chen, M., Chen, Q., Lo, C.K.M., Kelley, S., & Ip, P. (2019). The effectiveness of interventions for grandparents providing childcare: A meta-analysis. Research on Social Work Practice, 29(6), 607 – 617. (IF = 2.236; Ranked 15/44 in Social Work)

 

Lo, C.K.M., Chan, K.L., & Ip, P. (2019). Insecure adult attachment and child maltreatment: A meta-analysis. Trauma, Violence & Abuse. 20(5), 706 – 719. (IF = 10.570; Ranked 1/69 in Criminology & Penology)

 

Chan, K.L.*, Lo, C.K.M.*, & Ip, P. (2018). Associating disabilities, school environments, and child victimization. Child Abuse & Neglect, 83, 21 – 30. (IF = 3.928; Ranked 2/44 in Social Work; Top 5%) [*Corresponding author]

 

Lo, C.K.M., Ho, F.K.W., Chan, K.L., Wong, W.H.S., Wong, R.S.M., Tsang, A.M.C., Tso, W.W.Y., & Ip, P. (2018). Linking health care and social service database to study the epidemiology of child maltreatment and associated health problems: Hong Kong’s experience. Journal of Pediatrics, 202, 291 – (IF = 4.406; Ranked 11/129 in Pediatrics; Top 10%)

 

Chan, K.L., Lo, C.K.M.*, Ho, F.K.W., Zhu, S., Lai, S.M.K., & Ip, P. (2018). Longer term development of participants in the Hong Kong Child Development Fund. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 6(147). https://doi.org/3389/fped.2018.00147 (IF = 3.418, Ranked 24/129 in Pediatrics) [*Corresponding author]

 

Shaffer, H.J., Tom, M.A., Wiley, C., Wong, M.F.Y., Chan, E.M.L., Cheng, G.L.F., Lo, C.K.M., Ma, E.K.Y., Wong, R.H.Y., & Lee, M. (2018). Using the Syndrome Model of Addiction: A preliminary consideration of psychological processes. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 16(6), 1373 – 1393. (IF=3.836; Ranked 42/143 in Psychiatry)

 

Leung, H., Shek, D.T.L., Lu, Y., Wu, F.K.Y., Law, M.Y.M., Chan, E.M.L., & Lo, C.K.M. (2018). Preliminary evaluation of "Colorful Life": A multi-addiction expressive arts intervention program for parents with addictive behavior and their children. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 16(6), 1343 – (IF=3.836; Ranked 42/143 in Psychiatry)

 

Chen, Q., Lo, C.K.M., Zhu, Y., Cheung, A., Chan, K.L., & Ip, P. (2018). Family poly-victimization and cyberbullying among adolescents in a Chinese school sample. Child Abuse & Neglect, 77, 180 – 187. (IF = 3.928; Ranked 2/44 in Social Work; Top 5%)

 

Lo, C.K.M., Tung, K.T.S., Chan, K.L., Yip, P.S.F., Wong, W.H.S., Wong, R.S., Tsang, A.M.C., Tsang, H.Y.H., Tso, W.W.Y., & Ip, P. (2017). Risk factors for child physical abuse and neglect among Chinese young mothers. Child Abuse & Neglect, 67, 193 – 206. (IF = 3.928; Ranked 2/44 in Social Work; Top 5%)

 

Current Research Projects:

PI: 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. Start date: January 2022 (24 months).

 

PI: 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. Start date: January 2021 (18 months).

 

Co-I: The effect of family hierarchy on family polyvictimization in Chinese culture. Funded by RGC GRF, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong. Start date: January 2021 (24 months).