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Dr. Lawla Lan Fong LAW
Associate Professor
Office: Room 1801E, 18/F, Cheung Kung Hai Memorial Building, 90A, Mongkok, Hong Kong
Tel : (852) 3468 6737
Dr. Lawla Law is an Associate Professor and currently the Deputy Programme Leader of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Occupational Therapy programme of the School of Medical Health and Sciences.  She has been practising as an Occupational Therapist for more than 30 years in Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. Before joining Tung Wah College in 2014, she worked as an academic in tertiary education in Hong Kong and Australia. With her specialization in cognitive rehabilitation and geriatric rehabilitation, she had served as honorary consultants of several well-known community services organizations in Hong Kong. She received the College Research Excellence Award in 2016. She had been awarded in the Competitive Research Funding Schemes for the Local Self-financing Degree Sector-Faculty Development Scheme (FDS) Grant from the Research Grants Council (RGC) in Hong Kong. She also has been invited to serve as reviewer of the Health Research Council of New Zealand. She has a strong passion for sharing her clinical experience and professional knowledge with the students and facilitating their confidence and competence to join the professional workforce as a clinician. Her key research interests are exploring innovative interventions for persons with cognitive impairment as well as everyday problem solving and in-home safety of older adults.
Academic and Professional Qualifications
Professional Diploma in Occupational Therapy, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong)
Master of Science in Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Management, The University of Portsmouth (UK)
Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Gerontology, The Flinders University (Australia)
Doctor of Philosophy (Rehabilitation Sciences), The James Cook University (Australia)
Author Identifications
ORCID ID: 0000-0003-4993-259X
Honours and Awards
Research Excellence Award (2016/17), The Tung Wah College
Teaching Areas
Applied Research Methodology in Rehabilitation Science
Aging and Wellness
OT Theory and Process
Ageing and Diseases
Work Rehabilitation
Capstone Project
Research Interests
Cognitive functions and cognitive interventions
Problem solving abilities and everyday functions
Neurorehabilitation for people with stroke
Application of technology in aged care and elderly in-home safety
Funded Projects (Selected)
Faculty Development Scheme, RGC: Effects of combined cognitive and exercise training for older adult with mild cognitive impairment, August 2016. Grant: $1.1m (Principal Investigator, Project No.: UGC/FDS17/M05/20)
Publications (Selected)
Law LF, Mok V, Yau MK (2019). Effect of Combined cognitive and exercise training on cognitive function and functional status in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy, 11(98). doi:10.1186/s13195-019-0548-2 
Fong KNK, Ma WY, Pang HK, Tang PPK, & Law LF (2019). Immediate effects of coloured overlays on the reading performance of preschool children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder using eye tracking. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 89, 141-148.
Gonzalez PC, Fong NK, Chung CK, Ting KH, Law LF, Brown T (2018). Can transcranial direct-current stimulation be used as a clinical intervention to improve cognitive functioning in persons with mild cognitive impairment and dementia? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 12, 416. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2018.00416 
Law LF, Fong NK & Li KF (2018). Multisensory stimulation to promote upper extremity motor recovery in stroke: A pilot study. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 11(81), 641-648.
Law LF, Fong NK & Yau MK (2018). Can functional task exercise improve executive function and functional balance of older adults with mild cognitive impairment? British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 81(9), 495-502.
Law LF, Barnett F, Yau MK, & Gray MA (2014). Effects of combined cognitive and exercise interventions on cognition in older adults with and without cognitive impairment: A Systematic Review. Ageing Research Reviews, 15, 61-75. doi: 10.1016/j.arr.2014.02.008
Law LF, Barnett F, Yau MK, & Gray MA (2014). Effects of Functional Tasks Exercise on Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment at Risk of Alzheimer Disease – A randomized controlled trial. Age and Ageing, 43(6), 813-20. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afu055
Law LF, Barnett F, Gray MA, Yau MK & Siu AM (2014). Translation and validation of Chinese version of Problems in Everyday Living (PEDL) Test in patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment. International Psychogeriatrics, 26(2), 273-84. doi: 10.1017/S1041610213001889
Law LF, Barnett F, Yau MK, & Gray MA (2013). Development and initial testing of Functional Tasks Exercise on Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment at Risk of Alzheimer Disease –FcTSim program a feasibility study. Occupational Therapy International, 20(4), 185 – 197. doi: 10.1002/oti.1355
Law LF, Barnett F, Yau MK, & Gray MA (2012). Measures of everyday competence in older adults with cognitive impairment – A systematic review. Age and Ageing, 41(1), 9-16. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afr104
Community/ Professional Contributions (Selected)
Member, Accreditation and Review Committee of Occupational Therapist Board (October 2020 – present)
Member, Examination Committee of Occupational Therapists Board (July 2020 – present)
Member, Task for on Competency Document of Occupational Therapist Board (July 2019 – present)
Member, Clinical Governance Committee, the Jockey Club Home for Hospice, Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care (2016 – 2018).
Consultant for the United Christian Nethersole Community Health Services (2015 – 2016).
Journal reviewer for peer-reviewed journals such as Age and Ageing, Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, International Psychogeriatrics, British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Aging and Mental Health, Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, and PLOS ONE

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