Kwok Ng


 
researcher

Biography

Kwok Ng, 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 European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity, the European representative of the board to the International 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. 

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
Behavioural change
Social Cognitive Theory

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'Adapted Physical Activity through COVID-19'
Ng,K (2020) 'Adapted Physical Activity through COVID-19'. European Journal Of Adapted Physical Activity, 13 (1):1-3 [DOI] [Details]
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, 15 (6) [DOI] [Details]
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-Cie¿lik 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, 66 (6):S40-S49 [DOI] [Details]
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, 4 (1) [DOI] [Details]
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, 5 [DOI] [Details]
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, 16 (17) [DOI] [Details]
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, 77 (1) [DOI] [Details]
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, [DOI] [Details]
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 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
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, 49 (2):67-74 [DOI] [Details]
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, 43 (2):337-348 [DOI] [Details]
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'. Advances In Human-Computer Interaction, [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Coaches' Health Promotion Activity and Substance Use in Youth Sports'
Kwok Ng (2017) 'Coaches' Health Promotion Activity and Substance Use in Youth Sports'. Sports, 7 (2) [DOI] [Details]
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, 5 (5) [DOI] [Details]
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?'. 4 (1) [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
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, [DOI] [Details]
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'. 25 :60-63 [DOI] [Details]
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, [DOI] [Details]
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, 34 (4):456-465 [DOI] [Details]
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, [DOI] [Details]
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, [DOI] [Details]
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, [Details]
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, 4 (1):80-97 [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
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, 23 (1) :1-19. [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2019 Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019
Montero C.;Kärnä E.;Ng K. (2019) Digipack pro-revamping social interactions and supporting physical activity Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019 , pp.751-754 [DOI] [Details]
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) Move 4 Life: An evaluation of a peer mentoring intervention designed to cascade and consequently up-scale existing programmes to help inactive 50+become more active Congress of the International society of physical activity for health , pp.133-134 [Details]
2018 Congress of the International society of physical activity for health
Ng, K;Leppa, N;Asunta, P;Rintala, P (2018) Protocol for converting physical activity surveys for children with special needs Congress of the International society of physical activity for health , pp.2-2 [Details]
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) Post primary school pupils' views on strategies employed by school based physical activity interventions: The Healthy Ireland Demonstration Project Congress of the International society of physical activity for health , pp.125-126 [Details]
2018 Congress of the International society of physical activity for health
Ng, K;Woods, C;Mansergh, F;McCarthy, K;O'Shea, D (2018) Multisectoral approaches in physical activity Intervention development: Healthy Ireland Demonstration Project Congress of the International society of physical activity for health , pp.229-229 [Details]

ANET/COS

  Year Publication
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. ANET/COS [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2017 Young Professional Award International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity
2019 Evidence Synthesis Ireland Fellowship Evidence Synthesis Ireland

Reviews

  Journal Role
Bmc Public Health Editor
European Journal Of Adapted Physical Activity Editor

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity Vice-President 03-JUL-18 /
International Society of Physical Activity and Health Member 03-MAY-18 / 03-MAY-20
European Network of Young Specialists in Sport Psychology Managing Council 01-JUL-11 / 01-JUL-15
International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity Board Member 01-JAN-09 / 30-JUL-19