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 Children's Sport Participation and Physical Activity Study and 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 20 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

Peer Reviewed Journals

2021

Speeding up or Slowing Down? Analysis of Race Results in Elite-level Swimming from 2011-2019 to Predict Future Olympic Games Performances

Crowley, E;Ng, K;Mujika, I;Powell, C (2021) Speeding up or Slowing Down? Analysis of Race Results in Elite-level Swimming from 2011-2019 to Predict Future Olympic Games Performances. ABINGDON Measurement In Physical Education And Exercise Science

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2021

People, Ideas, Milestones: A Scientometric Study of Computational Thinking

Saqr, M;Ng, K;Oyelere, SS;Tedre, M (2021) People, Ideas, Milestones: A Scientometric Study of Computational Thinking. NEW YORK : ASSOC COMPUTING MACHINERY Acm Transactions On Computing Education

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2021

Czech adolescents' remote school and health experiences during the spring 2020 COVID-19 lockdown

Ng, K;Cosma, A;Svacina, K;Boniel-Nissim, M;Badura, P (2021) Czech adolescents' remote school and health experiences during the spring 2020 COVID-19 lockdown. AMSTERDAM : ELSEVIER Preventive Medicine Reports

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2021

Participation of people living with disabilities in physical activity: a global perspective

Ginis, KAM;van der Ploeg, HP;Foster, C;Lai, B;McBride, CB;Ng, K;Pratt, M;Shirazipour, CH;Smith, B;Vasquez, PM;Heath, GW (2021) Participation of people living with disabilities in physical activity: a global perspective. NEW YORK : ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC Lancet :443-455

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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.. Preventive Medicine Reports

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2021

Finnish late adolescents' physical activity during COVID-19 spring 2020 lockdown

Ng, K;Koski, P;Lyyra, N;Palomaki, S;Mononen, K;Blomqvist, M;Vasankari, T;Kokko, S (2021) Finnish late adolescents' physical activity during COVID-19 spring 2020 lockdown. LONDON : BMC Bmc Public Health

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2021

A Systematic Literature Review of Peer-led Strategies for Promoting Physical Activity Levels of Adolescents

McHale, F;Ng, K;Taylor, S;Bengoechea, E;Norton, C;O'Shea, D;Woods, C (2021) A Systematic Literature Review of Peer-led Strategies for Promoting Physical Activity Levels of Adolescents. THOUSAND OAKS Health Education & Behavior

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2021

Teachers' preparedness to deliver remote adapted physical education from different european perspectives: updates to the european standards in adapted physical activity

Ng, K;Klavina, A;Ferreira, JP;Barrett, U;Pozeriene, J;Reina, R (2021) Teachers' preparedness to deliver remote adapted physical education from different european perspectives: updates to the european standards in adapted physical activity. ABINGDON : ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD European Journal Of Special Needs Education :98-113

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2021

Physical and psychological health outcomes of a sitting light volleyball intervention program on adults with physical disabilities: a non-randomized controlled pre-post study

Leung, KM;Chung, PK;Chu, W;Ng, K (2021) Physical and psychological health outcomes of a sitting light volleyball intervention program on adults with physical disabilities: a non-randomized controlled pre-post study. LONDON : BMC Bmc Sports Science Medicine And Rehabilitation

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2021

Physical activity intention and attendance behaviour in Finnish youth with cerebral palsy - results from a physical activity intervention: an application of the theory of planned behaviour

Ruiz, A;Ng, K;Rintala, P;Kaseva, K;Finni, T (2021) Physical activity intention and attendance behaviour in Finnish youth with cerebral palsy - results from a physical activity intervention: an application of the theory of planned behaviour. SEOUL : KOREAN SOC EXERCISE REHABILITATION JOURNAL OF EXERCISE REHABILITATION :370-378

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2021

Physical activity, sedentary screen time and bullying behaviors: exploring differences between adolescents with and without disabilities

Hutzler, Y;Tesler, R;Ng, K;Barak, S;Kazula, H;Harel-Fisch, Y (2021) Physical activity, sedentary screen time and bullying behaviors: exploring differences between adolescents with and without disabilities. ABINGDON : ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD International Journal Of Adolescence And Youth :110-126

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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. Plos One :-e0234686

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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. Journal of Physical Activity and Health :698-708

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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. Journal Of Medical Internet Research :-e18509

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2020

Adapted Physical Activity through COVID-19

Ng,K (2020) Adapted Physical Activity through COVID-19. Czechia European Journal Of Adapted Physical Activity :1-3

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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. Journal Of Adolescent Health :S40-S49

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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.. Appetite

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2020

Intra-Rater Test-Retest Reliability of a Modified Child Functioning Module, Self-Report Version

Ng, K;Asunta, P;Leppa, N;Rintala, P (2020) Intra-Rater Test-Retest Reliability of a Modified Child Functioning Module, Self-Report Version. BASEL : MDPI International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health

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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. Bmj Open Sport And Exercise Medicine

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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. Journal Of Teaching In Physical Education :59-68

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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. Journal Of Functional Morphology And Kinesiology

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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.. Pilot And Feasibility Studies

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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. Acta Gymnica :67-74

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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. Archives Of Public Health

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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. International Journal Of Public Health

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2019

Social learning among transplant sports event volunteers

Ng K.;Salmikangas A. (2019) Social learning among transplant sports event volunteers. European Journal Of Adapted Physical Activity :1-13

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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. American Journal Of Health Behavior :337-348

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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. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health

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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. Journal of Disability and Religion :1-19

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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. European Journal Of Pain :1-11

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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. LONDON : HINDAWI LTD Advances In Human-Computer Interaction

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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. :60-63

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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. Disability and Health Journal

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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. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly :456-465

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2017

Coaches' Health Promotion Activity and Substance Use in Youth Sports

Kwok Ng (2017) Coaches' Health Promotion Activity and Substance Use in Youth Sports. Geneva Sports

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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. Jmir Mhealth And Uhealth :e61-

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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. Sports

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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?.

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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. Epidemiology Biostatistics and Public Health

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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. Journal of Physical Activity and Health

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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. European Journal of Adapted Physical Activity

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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. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health :80-97

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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. :751-754

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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. :133-134

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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 . :229-229

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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. :2-2

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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 . :125-126

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Editorials

2020

Adapted physical activity through COVID-19

Ng K. (2020) Adapted physical activity through COVID-19. European Journal Of Adapted Physical Activity :1-3

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Book Reviews

2021

ICF: A Hands-on Approach for Clinicians and Families

Ng, K (2021) ICF: A Hands-on Approach for Clinicians and Families. CHAMPAIGN : HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly :170-172

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Other Publications

2021

ICF: A Hands-on Approach for Clinicians and Families

Ng, K (2021) ICF: A Hands-on Approach for Clinicians and Families. CHAMPAIGN : HUMAN KINETICS PUBL INC Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly :170-172

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2020

Adapted physical activity through COVID-19

Ng K. (2020) Adapted physical activity through COVID-19. European Journal Of Adapted Physical Activity :1-3

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