Lau YingPhD, MN, BN (Hon), BSc, IBCLC, RM, RN
Dr. Lau has over 25 years of nursing experience in various clinical and educational settings. She had a wide range of teaching experience in both undergraduate and postgraduate nursing programmes. She awarded a teaching enhancement grant (TEG) for evaluating the effectiveness of interprofessional Advanced Life Cardiac Support (ALCS) training for NUR4102A (Consolidate Clinical Practice) and a Learning Innovation Fund–Technology (LIF-T) grant to develop an Internal Blended Online Course (iBLOC) on NUR5203 (Evidence-Based Healthcare). Prior to her current position, she was an Associate Professor at School of Health Sciences, Macao Polytechnic Institute for over 6 years. She has been awarded “Degree Programme Distinguished Teacher Award” in 2009/2010 and “Faculty Teaching Excellence Award” in 2016/2017.
Dr. Lau focuses her research programme on health promotion among women and their families. Using her methodological expertise in systematic reviews and meta-analyses, psychometric assessments and large-scale studies, her specific areas of research focus include: (1) promoting breastfeeding; (2) preventing obesity and gestational diabetes in pregnancy; (3) achieving psychological well-being among perinatal women. Dr. Lau has extensive research experience in Singapore, Hong Kong, Macao and Mainland China. She has published more than 90 international peer review journals, professional journals, book and book chapters. She has secured over SGD$ 1 million research grants of principal investigator or co-investigator in Singapore and Macao. She has published as first author in high impact journals including Obesity Review (2016 5-year IF: 9.025), Journal of Medical Internet Research (2016 5-year IF: 5.835), International Journal of Nursing Studies (Top one in Nursing, 2016 5-year IF: 4.278). The h-index and citations of her papers in Scopus are “14” and “562” respectively on Jun 19, 2018.
She has been appointed as a Programme Director for BSc (Nursing)(Honours), a member of the ALCNS Executive Committee, a member of the ALCNS Education Committee, a member of the Nursing Curriculum Review Committee, a chairperson and member of the Department Search Committee, a chairperson of the ALCNS House System and a Student Support Manager to provide her service contributions. As module lead, she develops, coordinates, evaluates and refines the curriculum for six modules (NUR1115, NUR4101, NUR4103, NUR4104, NUR5202 and NUR5203) because she considers the learning needs, learning styles and uniqueness of her students. She is a reviewer of 26 international refereed journals in past ten years.