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Professor Simon Ching LAM (林清教授)
Professor (教授)
Office: 16/F, School of Nursing, Ma Kam Chan Memorial Building, 31 Wylie Road, Homantin, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Telephone: (852) 3468 6854
 
 
 
 
 
 
Biography
Professor Simon LAM is currently the Professor of the School of Nursing at Tung Wah College.   He has over 15 years of teaching experience as an academic in both UGC and self-financing tertiary institutions in Hong Kong.  He also serves as Associate Editor of BMC Infectious Diseases, Handling Editor of Frontiers in Public Health, Review Editor of Frontiers in Medicine, Editorial Broad Member of Korean Journal of Adult Nursing, Reviewer for many international journals (e.g., The BMJ, JAMA Network Open, BMC Medicine, and Environmental Science and Technology Letters). 
 
Before joining Tung Wah College in 2021, Professor Lam was the Deputy Director of the Squina International Centre for Infection Control, and Assistant Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  He left the Hong Kong Metropolitan University (formerly Open University of Hong Kong) in 2018 as the position of Associate Professor. 
 
Professor Lam has published over 70 refereed articles and 90 conference proceedings on the field of infection control, psychometric testing and elderly care.  He developed the Compliance with Standard Precautions Scale (CSPS) for measuring compliance with infection control practice among nursing in clinical settings.  This scale has been translated into more than nine languages and adopted for the use in over 26 countries.  Furthermore, he coordinated a multi-country comparative study of compliance with infection control practice among nursing staff from nine regions. For his expertise in mask and N95 respirators, he developed the first local Particle Filtration Efficiency (PFE) system for screening the quality of filtrating materials, like face masks, which the result of quality of 160 different brands of face mask have been published in American Journal of Infection Control.  Since 2011, he has published several impactful researches on N95 respirators among healthcare workers in clinical setting.  Recently, he has invented new N95 respirators (with filed Patent) as alternatives with better fit to Chinese healthcare workers.
 
Academic and Professional Qualifications
BN, MSc, PhD, RN, FHKAN
 
Author Identifications
ORCID: 0000-0002-2982-9192
Scopus ID: 35173272300
Web of Science Researcher ID: H-7361-2019
 
Education
Doctor of Philosophy, The Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Master of Science in Clinical Gerontology, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
Bachelor of Nursing, The Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
 
Honours and Awards
PCT Patent filed “Respirator with Adjustable Straps” filed with the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA), (PCT Application No.:  PCT/CN2021/099388) (10 June, 2021)
The 2nd place of the Most Outstanding Award, “Special Recognition Award 2020 for COVID-19 pandemic”, The Hong Kong Academy of Nursing (23 May, 2021)
2021 Emerging Nurse Researcher/Scholar Honorees, award for the Asia Region (one awardee from each of Sigma’s seven global regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America/Caribbean, Middle East, North America, and Oceania), Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma) https://www.sigmanursing.org/connect-engage/meetings-events/congress-2021/awards/emerging-nurse-researcher-awards (17 February, 2021)
Short-term Patent filed of “Respirator with Adjustable Straps” in a utility and design model, (Filer’s Reference No.: HK32020021992.3) [EFILEH-SFHC.FID720945], Patents Registry, Intellectual Property Department, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (11 December, 2020)
Faculty Award/ Prizes for Outstanding Achievement, Category: Faculty Award in Services (Team member), Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2019 - 2020)
Faculty Award/ Prizes for Outstanding Achievement, Category: Faculty Award in in Research and Scholarly Activities (Team member), Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2019 - 2020)
Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Nursing, FHKAN (Education and Research), (Registration No.: F04014919) (May, 2019 - Present)
 
Teaching Areas
Research project supervision
Research methods
Health management and economics
 
Research Interests
Infection control practice
Instrument development, adaptation and validation
Caring for older people
 
Funded Projects (Selected)
Evaluation of N95 respirators on fit rate, real-time leakage and usability among Chinese healthcare workers.  Funded by Health and Medical Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau (Principal Investigator, Project No.: 20190322) (Hong Kong) (1 November, 2021 - Present) 
 
Evaluation of the filtering efficiency, fit rate and mask usability of two newly developed N95 respirators.  Funded by Vannex International Limited. and Research Matching Grant Scheme, University Grants Committee (Principal Investigator, Project No.: P0034709) (Hong Kong) (5 November, 2020 - 4 November, 2021) 
 
Establishment of testing laboratory and investigation of the trends of quality of filtering facemask during and after the COVID-19.  Funded by Hip Seng Quality Advancement Centre Company Limited and Research Matching Grant Scheme, University Grants Committee (Principal Investigator, Project No.: P0034353) (Hong Kong) (1 October, 2020 - 30 September, 2023) 
 
Blended gaming COVID-19 training system (BGCTS) with WHO guidelines for staff in residential care homes: A cluster randomized controlled trial.  Funded by Commissioned Research on COVID-19, Health and Medical Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau (Co-investigator, Project No.: FHB/H/41/175) (Hong Kong) (1 September, 2020 - 28 February, 2022)
 
Disinfection and reuse of face masks in community setting during COVID-19 epidemic: An experimental study design.  Funded by New World Construction Company Limited and Research Matching Grant Scheme, University Grants Committee (Principal Investigator, Project No.: P0033743) (Hong Kong) (1 August, 2020 - 31 July, 2021)
 
Multi-national study on the facial mask use practice among the general public during the COVD-19 pandemic.  Funded by The Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq, Portuguese: Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico) (Co-investigator, Project No.: 401371/2020-4) (Brazil) (19 June, 2020 - 18 June, 2022) 
 
Investigation of happiness index and its explanatory model in Hong Kong: Repeated cross-sectional studies.  Funded by Wofoo Foundation Limited and Wofoo Social Enterprises Limited, and Research Matching Grant Scheme, University Grants Committee (Principal Investigator, Project No.: P0031566) (Hong Kong) (31 March, 2020 - 30 March, 2022)
 
Predictors of adherence to infection control practice of health care workers in residential care homes: a sequential exploratory mixed methods design.  Funded by Start-up Fund, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Principal investigator, Project No.: P0000247) (Hong Kong) (1 December, 2018 - 30 November, 2020)
 
Publications (Selected) 
Cheung, T., Jin, Y., Lam, S. C., Su, Z., Hall, B. J., Xiang, Y. T., & the International Research Collaboration on COVID-19. Network analysis of depressive symptoms in Hong Kong residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Translational Psychiatry, 11, 460. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41398-021-01543-z. [IF: 6.222, 2020]
 
Cheung, T, Lam, S. C.*, Lee, P. H., Xiang, Y. T., Yip, P. S. F., & the International Research Collaboration on COVID-19. (2021) Global Imperative of Suicidal Ideation in ten countries amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, 588781. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.588781. [IF: 4.157, 2020]
 
Kwan, R. Y. C., Lee, P. H., Cheung, D. S. K., & Lam, S. C.* (2021). Face mask wearing behaviours, depressive symptoms, and health belief in older people during the pandemic of COVID-19. Frontiers in Medicine, 8, 590936. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2021.590936. [IF: 5.091, 2020]
 
Au, J. K. L., Suen, L. K. P., & Lam, S. C.* (2021). Observational study of compliance with infection control practices among healthcare workers in subsidized and private residential care homes. BMC Infectious Diseases, 21, 75. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-021-05767-8. [IF: 3.090, 2020]
 
Suen, L. K. P., Guo, Y. P., Ho, S. S., Au-Yeung, C. H., & Lam, S. C. (2020). Comparing mask fit and usability of traditional and nanofibre N95 filtering facepiece respirators before and after nursing procedures. Journal of Hospital Infection, 104(3), 336-343. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2019.09.014. [IF: 3.926, 2020]
 
Lam, S. C.*, Chan, Z. S. L., Chong, A. C. Y., & Wong, W. W. C. (2018). Adaptation and validation of Richmond Compulsive Buying Scale in Chinese population. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 7(3), 760-769. https://doi.org/10.1556/2006.7.2018.94 [IF: 6.756, 2020]
 
Lam, S. C.*, Lui, A. K. F., Lee, L. Y. K., Lee, J. K. L., Wong, K. F., & Lee, C. N. Y. (2016). Evaluation of the user-seal-check on gross leakage detection of three different designs of N95 filtering facepiece respirators. American Journal of Infection Control, 44, 579-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2015.12.013. [IF: 1.971, 2018]
 
Lam, S. C.* (2014). Validation and cross-cultural pilot testing of Compliance with Standard Precautions Scale: Self-administered instrument for clinical nurses. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 35(5), 547-555. https://doi.org/10.1086/675835. [IF: 3.550, 2016]
 
Lam, S. C.*, Lee, D. T. F., & Yu, D. S. F. (2014). Establishing cutoff values for the Simplified Barthel Index in elderly adults in residential care homes. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(3), 575-577. https://doi.org/10.1111/jgs.12716. [IF: 4.388, 2016]
 
Lam, S. C.* (2011). Universal to standard precautions in disease prevention: Preliminary development of compliance scale for clinical nursing. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 48(12), 1533-1539. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2011.06.009. [IF: 2.248, 2013]
 
Lam, S. C.*, Lee, J. K. L., Lee, L. Y. K., Wong, K. F., & Lee, C. N. Y. (2011). Respiratory protection by respirators: The predictive value of user-seal-check for the fit determination in healthcare settings. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 32(4), 402-403. https://doi.org/10.1086/659151 [IF: 3.938, 2013]
 
Lam, S. C.*, Lee, J. K. L., Yau, S. Y., & Charm, C. Y. C. (2011) Sensitivity and specificity of the user-seal-check in determining the fit of N95 respirators. Journal of Hospital Infection, 77, 252-256. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhin.2010.09.034 [IF: 3.393, 2011]
 
Community/ Professional Contributions (Selected)
Co-opted Member of The Enrolled Nurse (General) Examination Sub-committee, Nursing Council of Hong Kong (2016 - Present)
Member of Sub-group for Syllabus and Core-competences for Training of EN (General), Working Group on review of the Syllabuses and Core Competencies for Training of Nurses, 
Nursing Council of Hong Kong (2015 - Present)
External Examiner of Board of Examination, School of Nursing, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, The Hospital Authority (2020 - Present)
Honorary Advisor of Haven of Hope Sister Annie Skau Holistic Care Centre (2020 - Present)
Chapter Secretary, and Board of Directors in Leadership Succession committee, Pi Iota Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (2020 - Present)
Honorable Consultant of Hong Kong Mask and PPE Association (2020 - Present)
Research consultant: Project of “Spending quality time with family” by HK.WeCARE (Wofoo Social Enterprises), Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation and Institute of Active Ageing (2018 - Present)
Steering Committee Member: Youth Arch Student Improvement Award by Youth Arch Foundation(青苗基金之青苗學界進步獎「導向委員會」)(2017 - Present)


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