THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITYSPEED
Dr FONG, Yuk-fai Ben
方玉輝

Senior Lecturer 高級講師

MBBS(Syd.); MPH(Syd.); DOM(C.U.H.K.); DFM(C.U.H.K.); FRACMA; FHKCCM;
FHKAM(Community Medicine); Specialist in Community Medicine
Email : yffong@speed-polyu.edu.hk

Teaching and Scholarly Interests

  • Community Health and Primary Care
  • Family Medicine and General Practice
  • Preventive Care and Social Medicine
  • Health Care Systems and Reform
  • Health Service Management
  • Planning and Development of Health Care Facilities

Research-Scholarly Activities


Biography

Dr Ben Fong is a Family Doctor and a Specialist in Community Medicine, currently a Senior Lecturer, the Award Leader in Health Studies and the Scheme Leader of Applied Science. He is the Convenor of the academic discipline of Health and Life Sciences of the College of Professional and Continuing Education of the University.

Ben had his medical training at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital of The University of Sydney, Australia, where he was also awarded the Master of Public Health degree. He has post-graduate qualifications in Medical Administration, Community Medicine, Family Medicine and Occupational Medicine.

In over thirty years of his professional career, Ben has served in public, private and university healthcare facilities both in Hong Kong and in Sydney, including fifteen years in private practice. He has commissioned and managed two hospitals in Hong Kong, including a new private hospital. He has also served as the Director of University Health Service of a local university and as the Deputy Medical Superintendent of Prince Henry Hospital, a teaching hospital of the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Academically, Ben has taught Medical and Chinese Medicine students, and supervised postgraduate candidates in Public Health and Family Medicine for years. He has also contributed to publications, books, public talks, and is a reviewer of a local medical journal.

 

Selected Publications

Fong, B., Ng, A. & Yuen, P. (2017). Sustainable Health and Long-Term Care Solutions for an Aging Population. Hershey: IGI Global. (In press)

Fong, B. (2017). Experience of a New Undergraduate Top-Up Degree in Healthcare, presented at the CPCE Health Conference 2017.

Ng, K.C., Chiu, W. K., & Fong, B. Y. F. (2016). A Review of Academic Stress among Hong Kong Undergraduate Students. Journal of Modern Education Review, 6(8): 531–540.

Fong, B., Lo, M. F., & Ng, A. (2016). A Theoretical Model to Integrate PKM with Kolb’s Learning Model for Mitigating Risks from Exhaustive Internet Exposures. The Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management, 14 (3):166-176.

Fong, B., Wan, L. W. L. & Chan, E. K. Y. (2016). How Effective is the “EatSmart@restaurant.hk” Campaign in Hong Kong? (Working Paper Series No. 8, Issue 5). Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, College of Professional and Continuing Education, School of Professional Education and Executive Development.

Fong, B., & Shum, P. Y. (2016). Promotion of Weight Control in Hong Kong. (Working Paper Series No. 7, Issue 5). Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, College of Professional and Continuing Education, School of Professional Education and Executive Development.

Fong, B., & Wong, L. (2016). The Long-Term Sustainability of the Hong Kong Healthcare System. (Working Paper Series No. 14, Issue 4). Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, College of Professional and Continuing Education, School of Professional Education and Executive Development.

Fong, B., & Wong, T. M. W. (2016). Challenges for Mental Health System in Hong Kong. (Working Paper Series No. 13, Issue 4). Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, College of Professional and Continuing Education, School of Professional Education and Executive Development.

Chiu, W. K., Ng, K. C., & Fong, B. (2016). A Review of Academic Stress among Hong Kong Undergraduate Students. (Working Paper Series No. 6, Issue 4). Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, College of Professional and Continuing Education, School of Professional Education and Executive Development.

Fong, B., Kan, M. H., Ho, S. H., Leung, H., Wong, J., & Mok, C. W. (2016). Universal Health Care in Hong Kong: lessons from Taiwan and Singapore. (Working Paper Series No. 1, Issue 4). Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, College of Professional and Continuing Education, School of Professional Education and Executive Development.

Fong, B. (2016). Public Private Partnership in Health Care in Hong Kong, presented at the CPCE Health Conference 2016.

Fong, B., Lo, M. F., & Ng, A. (2015). Healthy use of internet for personal knowledge management: an interventional approach in tertiary education. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organisational Learning, Bangkok, Thailand, 5-6 November 2015; pp.90-100.

Fong, B., Cheung, W. Y., Ho, S. W., Leung, K. M., Tse, W. C., Tsim, W. T., Yick, C. S. & Yu, S. N. (2015). Promoting electronic health record (eHR) sharing system in Hong Kong: what can we learn from Taiwan. (Working Paper Series No. 9, Issue 3). Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, College of Professional and Continuing Education, School of Professional Education and Executive Development.

Fong, B., Wong, S. Y. S., Ho, W. T., Wong, W., Wong, M. Y., Chan, P. Y. & Lee, S. H. (2015). Knowledge and Participation of Health Promoting Practices in College Students in Hong Kong: A Pilot Survey. (Working Paper Series No. 1, Issue 3). Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, College of Professional and Continuing Education, School of Professional Education and Executive Development; and poster presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine, 19 September 2015.

Fong, B., Kwok, E., Ng, D., & Leung, K. (2015). Mammography and breast cancer screening among Hong Kong women. (Working Paper Series No. 5, Issue 2). Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, College of Professional and Continuing Education, School of Professional Education and Executive Development.

Lo, M. F., Ng, A., Fong, B., & Ho, W. T. (2015). Healthy use of internet and personal knowledge management in knowledge-based economy and tertiary education. (Working Paper Series No. 3, Issue 2). Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, College of Professional and Continuing Education, School of Professional Education and Executive Development.

Kim, J. H., Griffiths, S. M., Lau, C. H., Fong, B. Y. F., Lam J. (2013). Pathological Internet Use and Associated Factors among University Students in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Medical Journal, 19 (6): Suppl 7.

Fong B. and Wai J. (Ed.). (2010) Marathon in Hong Kong: Challenges and Health. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press.

Kim, J. H., Chan, K. W., Chow, J. K., Fung, K. P., Fong, B. Y., Cheuk, K.K., Griffiths, S. M. (2009). University binge drinking patterns and changes in patterns of alcohol consumption among Chinese undergraduates in a Hong Kong university. J Am Coll Health, 58(3):255-65.

Wong, W. C. W., Fong, B., Chan, P. K. S. (2009). Acceptance of human papillomavirus vaccination among first year female university students in Hong Kong. Sexual Health, 6:264-271.

Lau, C. H., Griffiths, S. M., Chow, J. K. W., Fong, B. Y. F., Kan, P. M. Y., Kim, J. H. (2008). Heavy Internet Use and Correlations with Interpersonal Behaviours among University Entrants in Hong Kong. The Journal of APACPH, 20 supp:134-40.

Chan, K. L., Fung, H. T., Fung, A. Y. H., Fong, B. Y.F ., & Lo, W. L. (2005) Treatment Seeking Behavior with Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hong Kong. Paper presented in the 2005 Hong Kong-Macau Postgraduate Symposium on Chinese Medicine, p.84-85.

Fong, B., & Yuen, N. (1994) Primary health care and family medicine - coping with work, demand and expectation. in J. Fry, & N. Yuen. (Ed.). Principles and Practice of Primary Care and Family Medicine: Asia-Pacific Perspectives. Oxford: Radcliffe.

Fong, B., & Chung, J. (1994) Practice organisation and management. in J. Fry, & N. Yuen. (Ed.). Principles and Practice of Primary Care and Family Medicine: Asia-Pacific Perspectives. Oxford: Radcliffe.

Fong, B. Y. F., Lam, S. H., & Cheng, P. C. (l990). Torsion of the gallbladder: review and report of three cases. JHKMA, 42(l):43‑44.

Fong, B. Y. F. (1989). Medical services in Hong Kong: the present and the future. Public Health, 103:213‑218.