Professor Regina Lee

Professor Regina Lee

Professor

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Career Summary

Biography

Regina Lee has practiced nursing in Canada and Hong Kong in the areas of NICU, pediatrics, school health and public health. Regina obtained her nursing registration in Edmonton, Alberta and Toronto, Ontario in Canada, New South Wales in Australia and in Hong Kong. She received her Bachelor Science degree in nursing from the University of Alberta in Canada and her Master of Science Degree in community health nursing from the D’Youville College, New York in United States. She then obtained her doctoral degree in nursing at School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. She had been working as a paediatric nurse in Edmonton and a public health nurse in Toronto, Canada. She has developed a Master of Child & Adolescent Stream Speciality and she is currently a full Professor in Nursing at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Her research focus on the health and development of Child & Adolescent Care. She is the founder and President of Hong Kong School Nurses Association in Hong Kong. Regina is the Vice President and Chair of the Examination Sub-Committee for the Hong Kong College of Paediatric Nursing. She is the convener of the Asia Pacific Child and Adolescent Health Research Network at the University of Newcastle. Regina is currently collaborating with WHO and regional experts from various universities to conduct research on the association and predictors between healthy lifestyle behaviors and health-related quality of life among adolescents. Regina has been working with local and international experts to address the health needs of schoolchildren with developmental disabilities. She has also implemented weight management programme for obese schoolchildren and collaborates with school teachers to implement school-based health projects that provide primary health care services including health education and promotion and disease prevention for the schoolchildren using a multidisciplinary and inter-sectoral approach in Hong Kong. Her research interest is in the areas of promoting SWELE school playground programme with mindfulness-based intervention on children's play in early childhood to establish physical and psycho-social well-beings during times of transition; implement mHealth interventions on weight management programme for overweight children and adolescents with disabilities and their parents, developed a simplified 5-step hand washing programme, role development of school nurses and promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors and psychosocial well-beings among children and adolescents using the WHO's health-promoting school framework.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Hong Kong Polytechnic
  • Master of Science, D'Youville College New York

Keywords

  • Adolescent Health
  • Children with disabilities and their families
  • Role development of school nurses
  • School Health
  • children's play
  • risk health behaviors

Languages

  • Cantonese (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111704 Community Child Health 33.33
111403 Paediatrics 33.33
130312 Special Education and Disability 33.33

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australia

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/09/1998 - 1/12/2017 Associate Professor

Teaching undergraduate and graduate nursing students in child and adolescent health nursing: lectures, tutorials and laboratory practice. Supervising students in developing and implementing a school-based health program for P.1-P.6 students to promote a healthy lifestyleand psychosocial well-being

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
School of Nursing
Hong Kong

Awards

Honours

Year Award
2017 School Nurse Award
Hong Kong School Nurses Association

Nomination

Year Award
2017 Certificate of Outstanding Alumni Award
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2016 Certificate of Gold Merit
Hong Kong Academy of Nursing
2015 Certificate of Merit Hong Kong Academy of Nursing
Hong Kong Academy of Nursing

Prize

Year Award
2013 Award for the “1st Prize” of the Best Oral Presentation at the Joint Annual Scientific Meeting by The Hong Kong Paediatric Society & Hong Kong Paediatric Nurses Association
Hong Kong Paediatric Foundation
2012 Award for Good Poster Presentation - Global Networks of World Health Organization Collaborating Center Conference
World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre
2011 Awarded for the Outstanding Oral Presentation at the 14th East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars (EAFONS) in Seoul, Korea 2011
Korean University of College of Nursing
2011 Awarded for the 1st Prize of the Best Poster Presentation (Nurses' Session) at the Joint Annual Paediatric Nurses Association by the Hong Kong Paediatric Society & Hong Kong Padiatric Nurses Association
The Hong Kong Paediatric Society
2006 Awarded for the 1st Prize of the Best Poster Presentation (Nurses' Session) at the Join Annual Scientific Meeting by the Hong Kong Paediatric Society & Hong Kong Paediatric Nurses Association
The Hong Kong Paediatric Society
2005 Awarded for the Most Outstanding Poster of the Conference at the 4th Annual Australia & New Zealand Adolescent Health Conferences 2005 Health Status and Lifestyles of Ethnic Minority Children and Adolescents
Director Centre for Adolescent Health
2004 Awarded for the Best Poster Presentation at the 1st Asia-Pacific Regional Adolescent Health Congress
International Association of Adolescent Health

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
NURS6023 Infant, Child, Adolescent and Family Development
The University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

This course provides the theoretical foundations pertaining to the growth and development of infants, children and adolescents.  These foundations will be applied to health assessment and the health needs of these clients within the context of the family. The course will focus on the individuality of the infant, child and adolescent using a chronological approach

Course Coordinator 21/05/2018 - 10/08/2018
NURS6024 Contempary Isssues in Paediatric Nursing
University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicin

This course is designed to explore contemporary issues facing the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents and their families. It introduces paediatric nurses to the professional issues faced within contemporary paediatric nursing practice. Examples of such issues include: health care policy relating to children and their families, professional roles, advanced practice, competency standards, critical thinking and reflection, evidence based practice and nursing research, leadership, initiating change in the workplace, cultural competence and ethical practice. It is designed to build on(ED1) paediatric nursing knowledge and skills to develop capacity to work in a primary health care setting with young children and their families.

Course Coordinator 3/09/2018 - 23/11/2018
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (36 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Lee RLT, 'Comparative efficacy of a school-based simplified 5-step hand washing program versus the conventional hand washing (7-step) program for students with mild intellectual disability: Method, Intervention Protocol, Activities, Results, and Educational Tools', Report, (2018)
2018 Lee RLT, Loke AY, Hung TTM, Sobel H, 'A systematic review on identifying risk factors associated with early sexual debut and coerced sex among adolescents and young people in communities', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 27 478-501 (2018)
DOI 10.1111/jocn.13933
2018 Lee RLT, 'Family carers¿ experiences of participating in a weight management program for overweight children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities: an exploratory study', JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, (2018)
2017 Lee R, Leung C, Chen H, Louie L, Brown M, Chen J-L, et al., 'The Impact of a School-Based Weight Management Program Involving Parents via mHealth for Overweight and Obese Children and Adolescents with Intellectual Disability: A Randomized Controlled Trial', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14 1178-1178 (2017)
DOI 10.3390/ijerph14101178
2017 Lee RLT, 'A school-based weight management program extended to a home environment via mHealth for overweight and obese students with mild intellectual disability: Method, Intervention Protocol, Activities, Results, and Educational Tools', Report, 1-65 (2017)
2017 Kwok SWH, Lee PH, Lee RLT, 'Smart Device Use and Perceived Physical and Psychosocial Outcomes among Hong Kong Adolescents.', International journal of environmental research and public health, 14 (2017)
DOI 10.3390/ijerph14020205
2017 Mbakaya BC, Lee PH, Lee RLT, 'Hand Hygiene Intervention Strategies to Reduce Diarrhoea and Respiratory Infections among Schoolchildren in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH, 14 (2017)
DOI 10.3390/ijerph14040371
Citations Web of Science - 2
2017 Lee RLT, Lee PH, Sze DMY, Chien WT, 'Anthropometric profile of Hong Kong children and adolescents: the Wellness Population of Youth Study', JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HYPERTENSION, 11 196-203 (2017)
DOI 10.1016/j.jash.2017.01.007
Citations Web of Science - 3
2016 Lee RLT, Wang JJ, 'Effectiveness of an adolescent healthcare training programme for enhancing paediatric nurses¿ competencies', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 25 3300-3310 (2016)
DOI 10.1111/jocn.13395
2016 McCann E, Lee R, Brown M, 'The experiences and support needs of people with intellectual disabilities who identify as LGBT: A review of the literature', Research in Developmental Disabilities, 57 39-53 (2016)

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd. Background: People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) can face many challenges in society including accessing education, care and s... [more]

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd. Background: People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) can face many challenges in society including accessing education, care and support appropriate to individual needs. However, there is a growing and evolving evidence base about the specific needs of people with intellectual disabilities (ID) in this regard. Aims: The aim of this review was to explore the experiences of people with ID who identified as LGBT through an examination of studies that addressed their views and highlighted specific issues, concerns and service responses. Methods and procedures: A comprehensive search of relevant databases from February 1995 to February 2015 was conducted. Studies were identified that met specific criteria that included: empirical peer reviewed studies, the use of recognised research methods and focused on people with ID whom identified as LGBT. The search yielded 161 papers in total. The search was narrowed and 37 papers were screened using rigorous inclusion and exclusion criteria. Finally, 14 papers were considered suitable for the review. Outcomes and results: The data were analysed and key themes identified that included accessing health services, gender and sexual identity, attitudes of people with ID regarding their LGBT status, and education, supports and therapeutic interventions. Conclusions and implications: There is a need for service providers and carers to be more responsive to the concerns of people with ID who identify as LGBT to improve their health and well-being by reducing stigma and discrimination and by increasing awareness of their care and support needs. The implications are discussed in terms of policy, education, research and practice developments.

DOI 10.1016/j.ridd.2016.06.013
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11
2015 Lee RLT, 'An evaluation of a simplified 5-step hand hygiene intervention program for students with mild grade intellectual disability in a special school.', Health Medical Research Fund, (2015)
2015 Lee RLT, 'Five-step handwashing technique improves children¿s health', In the journal plus, (2015)
2015 Lee RLT, Leung C, Tong WK, Chen H, Lee PH, 'Comparative efficacy of a simplified handwashing program for improvement in hand hygiene and reduction of school absenteeism among children with intellectual disability', American Journal of Infection Control, 43 907-912 (2015)

Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Background: Infectious diseases a... [more]

Copyright © 2015 by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Background: Infectious diseases are common among schoolchildren as a result of their poor hand hygiene, especially in those who have developmental disabilities. Methods: A quasi-experimental study using a pre- to post-test design with a control group was used to test the feasibility and sustainability of simplified 5-step handwashing techniques to measure the hand hygiene outcome for students with mild intellectual disability. Sickness-related school absenteeism was compared. Results: The intervention group experienced a significant increase in the rating of their handwashing quality in both hands from pre- to post-test: left dorsum (+1.05, P <.001); right dorsum (+1.00, P <.001); left palm (+0.98, P <.001); and right palm (+1.09, P <.001). The pre- to post-test difference in the intervention group (+1.03, P <.001) was significantly greater than the difference in the control group (+0.34, P =.001). There were no differences between the post-test and the sustainability assessment in the intervention group. The intervention school experienced a significantly lower absenteeism rate (0.0167) than the control group in the same year (0.028, P =.04).Students in this study showed better performance in simplified handwashing techniques and experienced lower absenteeism than those using usual practice in special education school settings. Conclusion: The simplified 5-step hand hygiene technique has been proven effective in reducing the spread of infectious diseases.

DOI 10.1016/j.ajic.2015.03.023
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2014 Lee RLT, 'The effect of a school-based nurse-led health programme: An interdisciplinary perspective.', Nursing & Midwifery Links, 2 63-65 (2014)
2014 Lee RLT, 'The role of school nurses in delivering health services for children with special needs: A literature review', The Hong Kong Nursing Journal, 45 1-10 (2014)
2014 Lee RL, Hayter M, 'The effect of a structured adolescent health summer programme: A quasi-experimental intervention', International Nursing Review, 61 64-72 (2014)

Background: It is important to integrate adolescent health domains into pre-service nursing education in order to enhance undergraduate nursing students&apos; competencies in prom... [more]

Background: It is important to integrate adolescent health domains into pre-service nursing education in order to enhance undergraduate nursing students' competencies in promoting adolescent health. Aim: To determine the effectiveness of a structured adolescent health summer programme for Chinese undergraduate nursing students. Methods: A quasi-experimental design was used to evaluate differences in the Chinese undergraduate nursing students' perceived competency in promoting adolescent health. A stand-alone adolescent health course was implemented as an intervention with pre- and post-tests of a 2-week intensive summer programme in 2010. The questionnaire included demographics, adolescent health competency checklist and programme evaluation. Descriptive statistics with the Wilcoxon signed-ranks test and the Mann-Whitney U-test were used for data analysis. Results: Of the 113 nursing students, seniors perceived higher adolescent health competence mean scores than the juniors in the post-test phase. Majority of nursing students revealed the increasing awareness of the importance in promoting healthy lifestyle behaviours and psychosocial well-being after attending the summer programme. They agreed that nurses do have a role to play. Limitations: This 2-week summer programme may only have short-term impacts on students' perception. Conclusions: A stand-alone adolescent health summer programme can prepare nursing students to respond to the health issues of adolescents by enhancing their competence in health need assessment and service delivery. Implications for nursing and health policy: Nurses serve in a leadership role for health policies and programmes. In nursing education, it is important for students to understand how to put in place policies to resolve adolescent health issues. © 2013 International Council of Nurses.

DOI 10.1111/inr.12081
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2014 Lee RLT, Lee PH, 'To evaluate the effects of a simplified hand washing improvement program in schoolchildren with mild intellectual disability: A pilot study', Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35 3014-3025 (2014)

A quasi-experimental study using a pretest-posttest design with a control group was used to evaluate the effects of a simplified 5-step multimedia visualization hand hygiene impro... [more]

A quasi-experimental study using a pretest-posttest design with a control group was used to evaluate the effects of a simplified 5-step multimedia visualization hand hygiene improvement program by schoolchildren with mild intellectual disability (MID). A total of twenty schoolchildren aged 6-12 years old with MID (12 males) were recruited and they were assigned into intervention (n= 10) and control (n= 10) groups. To evaluate the quality of their hand washing, Glow gel, which contains plastic simulated germs that are visible under an ultra-violet lamp, was applied to participants' hands to assess the quality of hand washing by comparing the amount of visible Glow gel before and after hand washing using a 4-point scale. Four raters used this 4-point scale to assess the quality of hand washing through digital photo images of the participants' hands. A total of eight digital photos per participant were taken. A fifteen-minute hand washing training session was conducted every school day for 4 weeks for the intervention group. Those in the control group received no training. A multimedia visual package on steps of hand washing was presented together with a reward system, whereby a number of stars were earned each week depending on the quality of hand washing. Results showed encouraging findings, as the schoolchildren in the intervention group showed significant improvement in hand washing (p< 0.001) and the improvement was stronger than that of the control group (p= 0.02). To conclude, a systematic instruction emphasizing multimedia visualization in a hand washing improvement program can be successfully implemented in a special school, and the effect of integrating multimedia visuals in the hand hygiene program could improve hand hygiene among schoolchildren with MID. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

DOI 10.1016/j.ridd.2014.07.016
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2014 Hung TTM, Chiang VCL, Dawson A, Lee RLT, 'Understanding of Factors that Enable Health Promoters in Implementing Health-Promoting Schools: A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis of Qualitative Evidence', PLOS ONE, 9 (2014)
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0108284
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 6
2013 Lee RLT, 'The effects of mentoring on a healthy ambassador training programme for primary school students.', Hong Kong Journal of Paediatrics (New Series), 18 1-1 (2013)
2013 Lee RLT, Lau VWK, 'An interpretive phenomenological study of Chinese mothers' experiences of constant vigilance in caring for a hospitalized sick child', Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69 1808-1818 (2013)

Aim: To examine Chinese mothers&apos; experience of caring for their hospitalized sick child. Background: Engaging the mother in providing care for a hospitalized sick child is co... [more]

Aim: To examine Chinese mothers' experience of caring for their hospitalized sick child. Background: Engaging the mother in providing care for a hospitalized sick child is considered one of the key elements for high-quality care in advanced paediatric nursing. There is evidence that a mother's belief in her capacity to manage stressful situations could improve the nurse-parent relationship because they might play an important role in protecting mothers against heightened stress during crisis situation. Design: An interpretive phenomenological approach involving semi-structured interview and thematic analysis was used. Method: Fifteen interviews were conducted in Hong Kong, China from April 2009-January 2010, with 15 mothers caring for their hospitalized sick children with acute injury or illness. Crist and Tanner's circular process of hermeneutic interpretive phenomenology was chosen to guide the data analysis. Findings: The prevailing concept identified through analysis was the 'constant vigilance' that mothers developed. Interpretation of data resulted in the identification of four key themes: 'being sensitive to others', 'providing helping hands', 'monitoring health conditions', and 'maintaining dialogues'. The findings highlight Chinese mothers' desire for participation in caring for their hospitalized child, their unexpressed needs for communication, and concern about being uncared by the busy health professionals, which affect their care for the child's health outcomes. Conclusion: The findings facilitate the development of family-centred care focuses on partnership of care between the nurse and family to enhance the Chinese family's active and participatory role. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

DOI 10.1111/jan.12042
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
2012 Cheung WKH, Lee RLT, 'Children and adolescents living with atopic eczema: an interpretive phenomenological study with Chinese mothers', JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 68 2247-2255 (2012)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05915.x
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
2012 Lee RLT, 'Regional School Nurses Network', Nursing & Midwifery Links, 35-36 (2012)
2012 LT RL, 'A Quasi-Experimental Intervention to Improve Self-Efficacy for Eating and Exercise Weight Management: Short-Term Effects', Journal of Nutritional Disorders & Therapy, 03 (2012)
DOI 10.4172/2161-0509.1000121
2011 Lee RLT, 'Improving children¿s health and development: The role of school nurses', Nursing & Midwifery Links, 30-31 (2011)
2011 Lee RLT, Mok ESB, 'Seeking harmony in the provision of care to the stroke-impaired: views of Chinese family caregivers', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 20 1436-1444 (2011)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2010.03500.x
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
2011 Lee RLT, Loke AY, 'Lifestyle behaviours and psychosocial well-being of Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China: a cross-sectional comparative survey', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 20 2733-2743 (2011)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.03737.x
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7
2011 Lee RLT, 'The role of school nurses in delivering accessible health services for primary and secondary school students in Hong Kong', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 20 2968-2977 (2011)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.03782.x
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9
2011 Lee RLT, Mok ESB, 'Evaluation of the psychometric properties of a modified Chinese version of the Caregiver Task Inventory - refinement and psychometric testing of the Chinese Caregiver Task Inventory: a confirmatory factor analysis', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 20 3452-3462 (2011)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2011.03729.x
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
2010 Lee RLT, Loke AY, Wu CST, Ho APY, 'The lifestyle behaviours and psychosocial well-being of primary school students in Hong Kong', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 19 1462-1472 (2010)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.03057.x
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 11
2008 Chan MF, Mok E, Wong TKS, Lee RLT, Fok MSM, 'Investigating the health profiles of Hong Kong Chinese: Results of a cluster analysis', JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 17 911-920 (2008)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2007.01932.x
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2007 Lee RLT, Pang SMC, Wong TKS, Chan MF, 'Evaluation of an innovative nursing exchange programme: Health counselling skills and cultural awareness', NURSE EDUCATION TODAY, 27 868-877 (2007)
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2006.12.002
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 7
2006 Lee RLT, Wong TKS, Al-Gasseer N, Wu CST, Chan SSS, Ko SKK, Chan TMF, 'Evaluating the efficacy of an integrated curriculum on adolescent health and development for pre-service nursing education in Hong Kong', NURSE EDUCATION TODAY, 26 286-297 (2006)
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2005.10.008
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
2005 Lee RLT, Loke AJTY, 'Health-promoting behaviors and psychosocial well-being of university students in Hong Kong', PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING, 22 209-220 (2005)
DOI 10.1111/j.0737-1209.2005.220304.x
Citations Scopus - 124Web of Science - 109
2004 Lee RLT, 'The experience of Chinese caring for family members with stroke', Asian Journal of Nursing Studies, 7 18-27 (2004)
2002 Pang SMC, Wong TKS, Dorcas A, Lai CKY, Lee RLT, Lee WM, et al., 'Evaluating the use of developmental action inquiry in constructing a problem-based learning curriculum for pre-registration nursing education in Hong Kong: a student perspective', JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING, 40 230-241 (2002)
DOI 10.1046/j.1365-2648.2002.02365.x
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 6
2000 Lee RLT, 'Using problem-based learning to facilitate student learning in nursing education programs in Hong Kong', Hong Kong Society for Nursing Education, 27-30 (2000)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 10
Total funding $556,956

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20186 grants / $16,500

Supporting Wellness in Early Learning Environments (SWELE): A Feasibility Study to Support Children’s Physical, Emotional and Social Wellbeing$7,000

SWELE utilizes a multidisciplinary approach, utilizing skills and knowledge from nursing, occupational therapy and education. The aim of SWELE is to provide children with strategies and tools needed to establish physical and psychosocial well-being during times of transition. The aim of this feasibility study is to identify an optimal approach implementing such a program within the busy school day needs to be examined to support its viability and applicability. This multidisciplinary project aligns with UON’s strategic initiatives of ‘Driving Global and Regional Impact’, ‘Engaging Across the Globe’, and ‘A Shared Future with our Communities’ in working within our community supporting the future of our children’s’ health and wellbeing, and striving to work globally with plans to expand this SWELE program in Asia Pacific countries including Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Thailand.

Funding body: 2018 Strategic Pilot Grant-Research and Teaching, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle

Funding body 2018 Strategic Pilot Grant-Research and Teaching, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Professor LEE Regina Lai Tong, Professor CHAN Sally Wai Chi, Professor LANE Shelly J, Dr Graeme Browne Dr LEE I-Fang

Scheme 2018 Strategic Pilot Grant- Research and Teaching, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Supporting Wellness in Early Learning Environments (SWELE): A Feasibility Study to Children’s Physical, Emotional and Social Wellbeing$5,000

Funding body: The University of Newcastle

Funding body The University of Newcastle
Project Team

Regina Lee, Sally Chan, Shelly Lane, I-Fang Lee, Graeme Browne

Scheme Support funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

The effects of a simplified 5-step hand hygiene program for schoolchildren with intellectual disabilities: A clustered randomized controlled trial$1,500

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health | The University of Newcastle

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health | The University of Newcastle
Project Team

Regina Lee

Scheme Research Support Grant Round Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

A systematic review and qualitative evidence synthesis on identifying barriers and supporting factors associated with quality of play among children in communities$1,000

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health | The University of Newcastle

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Brain and Mental Health | The University of Newcastle
Project Team

Regina Lee, Sally Chan, Shelly Lane, I-Fang Lee and Graeme Browne

Scheme Research Support Grant Round Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Supporting Wellness in Early Learning Environments (SWELE): A Feasibility Study to Children’s Physical, Emotional and Social Wellbeing$1,000

Funding body: Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviors

Funding body Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviors
Project Team

Regina Lee, Sally Chan, Shelly Lane, I-Fang Lee, Graeme Browne

Scheme the university of newcastle
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Protocol of a Feasibility Study to Examine the Potential Effects of SWELE School Playground with Mindfulness-based Intervention in Promoting Children’s Physical, Mental and Social Health Status Across Transitions between School Settings$1,000

Funding body: The University of Newcastle

Funding body The University of Newcastle
Project Team

Regina Lee, Sally Chan, Shelly Lane, I-Fang Lee

Scheme Research infrastructure block grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20162 grants / $270,000

A translational intervention research to promote health and prevent overweight/obesity among adolescents in Shanghai and Hong Kong: A comparative study using internet-based health technology$170,000

Funding body: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Funding body The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Project Team

Zeno Leung, Lu

Scheme Discovery Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Evaluation of the efficacy of a simplified 5-step hand washing intervention program verse the conventional hand washing (7-step) program for students with mild grade intellectual disability: A clustered randomized controlled non-inferior trial$100,000

Funding body: General Research Fund, Research Grants Council

Funding body General Research Fund, Research Grants Council
Project Team

Cynthia Leung, Paul Lee, Chen Hong

Scheme General Research Fund, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20151 grants / $194,416

Smart device usage, lifestyles behaviors, physical fitness, and eye problems: A prospective study in Hong Kong adolescents$194,416

Funding body: Health Medical Research Fund

Funding body Health Medical Research Fund
Project Team

Paul Lee, Grace Chung, Billy Chan

Scheme grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20141 grants / $76,040

Effectiveness of a school-based weight management program for overweight and obese students with mild grade intellectual disability in a special school: A randomized controlled trial$76,040

Funding body: General Research Fund, Research Grants Council

Funding body General Research Fund, Research Grants Council
Project Team

Michael Brown, Cynthia Leung, Paul Lee, Louis Lobo

Scheme General Research Fund, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed9
Current6

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2019 Masters Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards Childhood Immunization among Parents in Saudi Arabia Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2019 PhD TBC Nursing, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD An Investigation on Job Satisfaction and Mental Health in Chinese Community Nurses: A Descriptive, Quantitative Cross-Sectional Study PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 Masters The lived experiences of patients with colonrectal cancer during chemotherapy in macau Nursing, Macao University of Science Technology Principal Supervisor
2016 PhD The effects of video-modeling program for improving upper body posture during screenbased device use for special school students with mild and moderate neurodevelopmental disability: A pilot randomized controlled trial Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Burdens, Challenges, Coping and Resilience in Caring for a Child with Disability Among Immigrant Parents: A Mixed Methods Study PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2018 PhD Evaluation of the efficacy of a school-based hand hygiene programme for children in Malawi, sub-Saharan Africa: a cluster randomised controlled trial Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Principal Supervisor
2017 Professional Doctorate A phenomenology study of the lived experiences of the role of school nurses in special schools Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD The implementing process of health promoters of the health-promoting schools in Hong Kong: A grounded theory approach Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Principal Supervisor
2016 Masters Sleep patterns and related factors among adolescents in Macau Health, Macau University Science Technology Principal Supervisor
2016 Masters Smart device addiction, social anxiety and impulsivity of Hong Kong adolescents and their smart device use Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Principal Supervisor
2011 Masters A phenomenology study of the lived experiences of mothers caring for children hospitalized with injury or acute illness in general pediatric ward in Hong Kong Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Principal Supervisor
2010 Masters An exploratory study of parents coping with caregiving to a child with specific learning disabilities/difficulties Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Co-Supervisor
2008 Masters A phenomenological study of the lived experiences of Chinese mothers with children and adolescents suffering from atopic eczema’ Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Principal Supervisor
2007 PhD The lived experience of Hong Kong Chinese mothers of extremely low birth weight preschoolers Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Principal Supervisor
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Research Projects

A new frontier in early childhood development: Can unstructured play combined with mindfulness-based intervention support schoolchildren’s physical, emotional and social wellbeing? 2018 -


Investigating the Impact of Social Isolation Interventions: A community outreach program 2019 -


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Professor Regina Lee

Position

Professor
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email regina.l.lee@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5768
Fax (02) 4921 6301
Links Personal webpage
Personal webpage

Office

Room RW-126
Building Richardson Wing
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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