After graduating from the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley, Professor Lo Sing-kai had been an academic staff in a number of universities in the US, Australia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Prior to joining The Education University of Hong Kong (the then Hong Kong Institute of Education), he was Associate Dean of Research at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia; overseeing the Higher Degree by Research Program in the Health Faculty and coordinating research collaborations with China.
He has a solid track record in securing research incomes; and has published more than 200 articles, mainly in journals with high impact factors. He has also won numerous teaching awards, both from tertiary institutions he taught before and from private educational foundations.
He has a strong background in capacity building; and is particularly experienced in providing mentorship services to early and mid-career researchers.
His areas of research include evidence-based methodologies, and social and personal health and wellbeing.
In terms of personal "hobby", he is very interested in oriental medicine; he used to be an adjunct professor at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and still has closed link with colleagues in Korean medicine at Seoul National University.