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Dr. Kwok Ng

Biography

Kwok Ng, holds the title of docent (adjunct professor) of health promotion and adapted physical activity and is a postdoctoral researcher, working with Professor Catherine Woods on the Healthy Ireland Demonstration Project. He completed his PhD from the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. He has over 15 years experience of sports coaching and officiating at various levels, from fundamentals to international levels to recreational for older populations, as well as expertise in working with people with various abilities. With these experiences, Kwok's main responsibility is to dedicate time on research and his main research interests include promoting physical activity among children and adolescents.
Currently, he is a member of the WHO collaborative cross-national Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study and is a chair of the working group on chronic conditions and disabilities. In addition he is the Assistant Editor of the European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity and on the editorial board of Injury Epidemiology and Associate Editor of BMC Public Health. He is currently the Vice President of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity and Vice President of the European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity and was on the managing council of the European Network of Young Specialists in Sport Psychology between 2011 and 2015. He is also a member of ISPAH and ISBNPA and on the Research Committee of World ParaVolley.

Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5461-7706
ResearcherID: K-6648-2013
Scopus: 5134452700
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kwok_Ng7
Publons:
https://publons.com/author/894628/

Research Interests

Adolescent health, specifically physical activity
Adapted Physical Activity and inclusion
Behaviour change
Social Cognitive Theory

Professional Activities

Award

  • 2019 - Evidence Synthesis Ireland Fellowship
  • 2017 - Young Professional Award

Association

  • 2018 Member, International Society of Physical Activity and Health
  • 2018 Vice-President, European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity
  • 2011 Managing Council, European Network of Young Specialists in Sport Psychology
  • 2009 Board Member, International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity

Other

  • Chief Historian Research Committee member

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

Socio-ecological correlates of physical activity in a nationally representative sample of adolescents across Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Woods CB;Crowley E;Powell C;O'Brien W;Murphy MH;Belton S;Saunders J;Connolly S;Farmer O;Ng K;
(2021) Socio-ecological correlates of physical activity in a nationally representative sample of adolescents across Ireland and Northern Ireland.
In Preventive Medicine Reports;
DOI: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101472

2020

Clusters of Contemporary Risk and Their Relationship to Mental Well-Being Among 15-Year-Old Adolescents Across 37 Countries
Walsh S.D.;Sela T.;De Looze M.;Craig W.;Cosma A.;Harel-Fisch Y.;Boniel-Nissim M.;Malinowska-Cieślik M.;Vieno A.;Molcho M.;Ng K.;Pickett W.
(2020) Clusters of Contemporary Risk and Their Relationship to Mental Well-Being Among 15-Year-Old Adolescents Across 37 Countries
In Journal Of Adolescent Health; pp. S40-S49
DOI: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.02.012

2020

Susceptibility to increased high energy dense sweet and savoury food intake in response to the COVID-19 lockdown: The role of craving control and acceptance coping strategies.
Buckland NJ;Swinnerton LF;Ng K;Price M;Wilkinson LL;Myers A;Dalton M;
(2020) Susceptibility to increased high energy dense sweet and savoury food intake in response to the COVID-19 lockdown: The role of craving control and acceptance coping strategies.
In Appetite;
DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2020.105017

2020

Associations between physical activity and perceived school performance of young adolescents in health behavior in school-aged children countries
Ng K.W.;Sudeck G.;Marques A.;Borraccino A.;Boberova Z.;Vasickova J.;Tesler R.;Kokko S.;Samdal O.
(2020) Associations between physical activity and perceived school performance of young adolescents in health behavior in school-aged children countries
In Journal of Physical Activity and Health; pp. 698-708
DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2019-0522

2020

Clusters of Adolescent Physical Activity Tracker Patterns and Their Associations With Physical Activity Behaviors in Finland and Ireland: Cross-Sectional Study
Ng K.;Kokko S.;Tammelin T.;Kallio J.;Belton S.;O'Brien W.;Murphy M.;Powell C.;Woods C.
(2020) Clusters of Adolescent Physical Activity Tracker Patterns and Their Associations With Physical Activity Behaviors in Finland and Ireland: Cross-Sectional Study
In Journal Of Medical Internet Research; pp. -e18509
DOI: 10.2196/18509

2020

Adapted Physical Activity through COVID-19
Ng,K
(2020) Adapted Physical Activity through COVID-19
In European Journal Of Adapted Physical Activity; Czechia : pp. 1-3
DOI: 10.5507/euj.2020.003

2020

Health-related fitness monitoring practices in secondary school-based physical education programs
O'Keeffe B.T.;MacDonncha C.;Ng K.;Donnelly A.E.
(2020) Health-related fitness monitoring practices in secondary school-based physical education programs
In Journal Of Teaching In Physical Education; pp. 59-68
DOI: 10.1123/jtpe.2018-0336

2020

Barriers and facilitators to changes in adolescent physical activity during COVID-19
Ng K.;Cooper J.;McHale F.;Clifford J.;Woods C.
(2020) Barriers and facilitators to changes in adolescent physical activity during COVID-19
In Bmj Open Sport And Exercise Medicine;
DOI: 10.1136/bmjsem-2020-000919

2020

Individual- and environmental-related correlates of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in 11-, 13-, and 15-year-old Finnish children
Mehtälä A.;Villberg J.;Blomqvist M.;Huotari P.;Jaakkola T.;Koski P.;Lintunen T.;Mononen K.;Ng K.;Palomäki S.;Sääkslahti A.;Tammelin T.;Vasankari T.;Kokko S.
(2020) Individual- and environmental-related correlates of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in 11-, 13-, and 15-year-old Finnish children
In Plos One; pp. -e0234686
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0234686

2019

Vigorous physical activity in relation to family affluence: time trends in Europe and North America
Sigmundová D.;Sigmund E.;Tesler R.;Ng K.;Hamrik Z.;Mathisen F.;Inchley J.;Bucksch J.
(2019) Vigorous physical activity in relation to family affluence: time trends in Europe and North America
In International Journal Of Public Health;
DOI: 10.1007/s00038-019-01271-8

2019

Feasibility study of the secondary level active school flag programme: Study protocol
Ng K.;McHale F.;Cotter K.;O’Shea D.;Woods C.
(2019) Feasibility study of the secondary level active school flag programme: Study protocol
In Journal Of Functional Morphology And Kinesiology;
DOI: 10.3390/jfmk4010016
[ULIR]

2019

An evaluation of an intervention designed to help inactive adults become more active with a peer mentoring component: a protocol for a cluster randomised feasibility trial of the Move for Life programme.
O'Regan A;Glynn L;Garcia Bengoechea E;Casey M;Clifford A;Donnelly A;Murphy AW;Gallagher S;Gillespie P;Newell J;Harkin M;Macken P;Sweeney J;Foley-Walsh M;Quinn G;Ng K;O'Sullivan N;Balfry G;Woods C;
(2019) An evaluation of an intervention designed to help inactive adults become more active with a peer mentoring component: a protocol for a cluster randomised feasibility trial of the Move for Life programme.
In Pilot And Feasibility Studies;
DOI: 10.1186/s40814-019-0473-y
[ULIR]

2019

Test-retest reliability of adolescents self-reported physical activity item in two consecutive surveys
Ng K.;Hämylä R.;Tynjälä J.;Villberg J.;Tammelin T.;Kannas L.;Kokko S.
(2019) Test-retest reliability of adolescents self-reported physical activity item in two consecutive surveys
In Archives Of Public Health;
DOI: 10.1186/s13690-019-0335-3

2019

Test-retest reliability of survey items on ownership and use of physical activity trackers
Ng K.;Badura P.;Dzielska A.;Kokko S.;Woods C.;Hamrik Z.
(2019) Test-retest reliability of survey items on ownership and use of physical activity trackers
In Acta Gymnica; pp. 67-74
DOI: 10.5507/ag.2019.001
[ULIR]

2019

Physical Activity of Adolescents with and without Disabilities from a Complete Enumeration Study (n = 128,803): School Health Promotion Study 2017
Ng K.;Sainio P.;Sit C.
(2019) Physical Activity of Adolescents with and without Disabilities from a Complete Enumeration Study (n = 128,803): School Health Promotion Study 2017
In International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health;
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16173156

2019

Ethnic disparities in physical activity among adolescents in Israel
Tesler R.;Kolobov T.;Ng K.;Shapiro E.;Walsh S.;Shuval K.;Harel-Fisch Y.
(2019) Ethnic disparities in physical activity among adolescents in Israel
In American Journal Of Health Behavior; pp. 337-348
DOI: 10.5993/AJHB.43.2.10

2018

The Quantified Athlete: Associations of Wearables for High School Athletes
Ng, K;Ryba, T
(2018) The Quantified Athlete: Associations of Wearables for High School Athletes
In Advances In Human-Computer Interaction; LONDON : HINDAWI LTD
DOI: 10.1155/2018/6317524

2018

Prevalence of self-reported chronic pain among adolescents: Evidence from 42 countries and regions
Inese Gobina and Jari Villberg and Raili Välimaa and Jorma Tynjälä and Ross Whitehead and Alina Cosma and Fiona Brooks and Franco Cavallo and Kwok Ng and Margarida Gaspar Matos and Anita Villerusa
(2018) Prevalence of self-reported chronic pain among adolescents: Evidence from 42 countries and regions
In European Journal Of Pain; pp. 1-11
DOI: 10.1002/ejp.1306
[ULIR]

2017

Organized Sport Participation and Physical Activity Levels among Adolescents with Functional Limitations
Kwok Ng
(2017) Organized Sport Participation and Physical Activity Levels among Adolescents with Functional Limitations
In Sports;
DOI: 10.3390/sports5040081

2017

Physical activity among adolescents with long-term illnesses or disabilities in 15 European countries
Ng, K. and Tynjälä, J. and Sigmundova, D. and Augustine, L. and Sentenac, M. and Rintala, P. and Inchley, J.
(2017) Physical activity among adolescents with long-term illnesses or disabilities in 15 European countries
In Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly; pp. 456-465
DOI: 10.1123/apaq.2016-0138

2017

Do adolescents with long-term illnesses and disabilities have increased risks of sports related injuries?
Kwok W. Ng and Jorma Tynjälä and Pauli Rintala and Sami Kokko and Lasse Kannas
(2017) Do adolescents with long-term illnesses and disabilities have increased risks of sports related injuries?

DOI: 10.1186/s40621-017-0112-0
[ULIR]

2017

Coaches' Health Promotion Activity and Substance Use in Youth Sports
Kwok Ng
(2017) Coaches' Health Promotion Activity and Substance Use in Youth Sports
In Sports; Geneva :
DOI: 10.3390/soc7020004

2017

A scoping review on interventions to promote physical activity among adults with disabilities
Castro, O. and Ng, K. and Novoradovskaya, E. and Bosselut, G. and Hassandra, M.
(2017) A scoping review on interventions to promote physical activity among adults with disabilities
In Disability and Health Journal;
DOI: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.10.013

2017

Ownership and Use of Commercial Physical Activity Trackers Among Finnish Adolescents: Cross-Sectional Study
Kwok Ng and Jorma Tynjälä and Sami Kokko
(2017) Ownership and Use of Commercial Physical Activity Trackers Among Finnish Adolescents: Cross-Sectional Study
In Jmir Mhealth And Uhealth; pp. e61-
DOI: 10.2196/mhealth.6940

2017

Trends in Medically Attended Injuries in Czech Adolescents
Ng, K. and Sigmundova, D. and Sigmund, E. and Pavelka, J. and Hamri­k, Z. and Molcho, M. and Kalman, M.
(2017) Trends in Medically Attended Injuries in Czech Adolescents
pp. 60-63
DOI: 10.21101/cejph.a5097

2016

Physical Activity Trends of Finnish Adolescents With Long-Term Illnesses or Disabilities From 2002 to 2014
Kwok Ng
(2016) Physical Activity Trends of Finnish Adolescents With Long-Term Illnesses or Disabilities From 2002 to 2014
In Journal of Physical Activity and Health;
DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2015-0539

2016

Daily physical activity in Finnish adolescents with long term illnesses or disabilities: psychosocial associations with participation in sports club
Kwok Ng
(2016) Daily physical activity in Finnish adolescents with long term illnesses or disabilities: psychosocial associations with participation in sports club
In Epidemiology Biostatistics and Public Health;
DOI: 2282-0930

2014

Physical activity patterns of adolescents with long term illnesses or disabilities in Finnish general education
Kwok Ng
(2014) Physical activity patterns of adolescents with long term illnesses or disabilities in Finnish general education
In European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity;

2012

Towards a conceptual understanding of acute cultural adaptation: A preliminary examination of ACA in female swimming
Ryba, T.V. and Haapanen, S. and Mosek, S. and Ng, K.
(2012) Towards a conceptual understanding of acute cultural adaptation: A preliminary examination of ACA in female swimming
In Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health; pp. 80-97
DOI: 10.1080/2159676X.2011.653498

Other Journals

2018

Activity Involvement and Spiritual Health in Children with ADHD and Learning Disabilities
Ng K.;Pickett W.;Michaelson V.;Freeman J.
(2018) Activity Involvement and Spiritual Health in Children with ADHD and Learning Disabilities
In Journal of Disability and Religion; pp. 1-19
DOI: 10.1080/23312521.2018.1467294

Conference Publications

2019

Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019
Montero C.;Kärnä E.;Ng K.
(2019) Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019
pp. 751-754
DOI: 10.1145/3311927.3326595

2018

Congress of the International society of physical activity for health
Woods, C;O'Regan, A;Glynn, L;Casey, M;Clifford, A;Donnelly, A;Murphy, AW;Gallagher, S;Coote, S;Gillespie, P;Harkin, M;Macken, P;Sweeney, J;Foley-Walsh, M;Quinn, G;Ng, K;O'Sullivan, N;Garcia, E
(2018) Congress of the International society of physical activity for health
pp. 133-134

2018

Congress of the International society of physical activity for health
Ng, K;Woods, C;Mansergh, F;McCarthy, K;O'Shea, D
(2018) Congress of the International society of physical activity for health
pp. 229-229

2018

Congress of the International society of physical activity for health
Ng, K;Leppa, N;Asunta, P;Rintala, P
(2018) Congress of the International society of physical activity for health
pp. 2-2

2018

Congress of the International society of physical activity for health
McHale, F;Ng, K;O'Shea, D;Norton, C;Barrett, G;Clifford, J;Murphy, P;Woods, C
(2018) Congress of the International society of physical activity for health
pp. 125-126

ANET/COSs

2014

Self-esteem and intentions mediate perceived fitness with physical activity in Finnish adolescents with long-term illness or disabilities
Ng, K. and Välimaa, R. and Rintala, P. and Tynjälä, J. and Villberg, J. and Kannas, L.
(2014) Self-esteem and intentions mediate perceived fitness with physical activity in Finnish adolescents with long-term illness or disabilities
pp. 185-192
DOI: 10.5507/ag.2014.019