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Research Faculty

Kris Yuet Wan LOK

Dr Kris Lok is currently a Research Assistant Professor at School of Nursing, The University Hong Kong. She is also an Academy Fellow at the World Cancer Research Fund International, UK and an Ambassador at the World Cancer Research Fund, HK. Dr Kris Lok is a registered dietitian who has worked in academic institutions and hospitals both in Hong Kong and UK. Her current research interests include maternal and child health, specifically infant feeding. She has conducted a number of large randomized controlled trials of interventions to improve maternal and child health outcomes.

Funding Scheme Project Title Approved Amount (HK$)
Health and Medical Research Fund Impact of breastfeeding on postpartum glucose regulation in women with recent gestational diabetes 871,835
Seed Fund for Basic Research for New Staff, HKU Breast milk expression practices, breastfeeding self-efficacy and breastfeeding duration in Hong Kong mothers 150,000

1.    Bai DL, Fong DY, Lok KY, Wong JY, Tarrant M. Practices, predictors and consequences of expressed breast-milk feeding in healthy full-term infants. Public Health Nutrition. 2017;20(3):492-503.

2.    Lok, KY, Bai, DL, Chan, NPT., Wong, JY, Tarrant M. Time since migration and breastfeeding duration among mainland Chinese immigrant women: a two-phase prospective cohort study. The Lancet. 2016; 388:S58.

3.    Wong VW, Lok KY, Tarrant M. Interventions to increase the uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination among pregnant women: A systematic review. Vaccine. 2016;34(1):20-32.

4.    Wong VW, Fong DY, Lok KY, Wong JY, Sing C, Choi AY, et al. Brief education to promote maternal influenza vaccine uptake: A randomized controlled trial. Vaccine. 2016;34(44):5243-50.

5.    Wong JY, Chan MM, Lok KY, Ngai VF, Pang MT, Chan CK, et al. Chinese women health ambassadors programme: A process evaluation. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 2016. Epub 2016/11/20.

6.    Tarrant M, Lok KY, Fong DY, Wu KM, Lee IL, Sham A, et al. Effect on Baby-Friendly Hospital Steps When Hospitals Implement a Policy to Pay for Infant Formula. Journal of Human Lactation. 2016;32(2):238-49.

7.    Bai DL, Fong DY, Lok KY, Tarrant M. Relationship between the Infant Feeding Preferences of Chinese Mothers' Immediate Social Network and Early Breastfeeding Cessation. Journal of Human Lactation. 2016;32(2):301-8.

8.    Wong KL, Tarrant M, Lok KY. Group versus Individual Professional Antenatal Breastfeeding Education for Extending Breastfeeding Duration and Exclusivity: A Systematic Review. Journal of Human Lactation. 2015;31(3):354-66.

9.    Tarrant M, Lok KY, Fong DY, Lee IL, Sham A, Lam C, et al. Effect of a hospital policy of not accepting free infant formula on in-hospital formula supplementation rates and breast-feeding duration. Public Health Nutrition. 2015;18(14):2689-99.

Lok KY, Bai DL, Tarrant M. Predictors of breastfeeding initiation in Hong Kong and Mainland China born mothers. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2015;15:286.

  • 2014  Awarded the International Fellowship World Cancer Research Fund International.