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Professor Patrick WC Lau is the Professor in the Department of Sport, Physical Education and Health, and was the Director of Centre for Olympic Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University. His research area covers the childhood obesity, exercise science and public health, and Olympism. Since 1998, Prof. Lau has published more than 210 research articles and conference papers in international referred journals and publishers in USA, UK, Europe, Australia, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Prof. Lau is the Accredited Sport Psychologist of British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) since 2005, Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health, Peking University, Beijing since 2012, and the Fellow of the European College of Sport Science (FECSS) since 2019. He serves as external examiner/advisor for Hong Kong universities, 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 as the journal reviewer for different international referred journals. He is also the host of radio (RTHK) and TV sports program related to Olympic Games and sport sociology.

Research Interests

  • Exercise & overweight children’s behavioral modification
  • Olympic Studies

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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