Dr Lawrence Wong
Washington Singer 217
Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK
Office hours: Thursday 11:30 – 13:30, or arrange by email
Thursday 11:30 – 13:30, or arrange by email
I am primarily interested in the effects and mechanisms of sleep and circadian rhythm on daytime functions, including mental health wellbeing, social-cognitive-affective functions and behavioural outcomes. I conduct experimental and longitudinal observational studies to assess the directional relationship between sleep and circadian rhythm with daytime functions. My recent projects looked into the factors (e.g. healthy sleep pattern, exercise and physical activity, body image concern, sexual diversity) predicting healthy cognitive and emotional development in young adults.
Before joining Exeter as a lecturer, I worked as a clinical psychologist in hospital setting in Australia and Hong Kong. I am currently registered as a clinical psychologist in UK (HCPC), Australia (AHPRA), Hong Kong (DCP, HKPS) and New Zealand (NZPB). I am particularly interested in interpersonal difficulties and relationship problems among individuals with mental disorders. I have recently been looking into the beneficial effects of sleep-focused treatment (e.g. CBT for insomnia, IRT for nightmare, Light therapy for circadian rhythm problem) on mood and daytime functions among individuals with mental disorders.
- Circadian Rhythm
- Mental Health Wellbeing
- Physical Activities
- Higher Order Cognitive Functions
- Youth Development and Diversity
I am happy to consider MbyRes/MPhil/PhD students interested in the abovementioned areas. Please email me if you wish to discuss further.
For Exeter students interested in research internship or volunteering, please feel free to email me to discuss further.
PhD (Clinical Psychology), Hong Kong
Certified Somnologist, European Sleep Research Society
Research group links
- Sleep and Circadian Rhythm problems in mental health condition and cognitive dysfunction
- Youth development and diversity
- Health and wellbeing
- Regular exercise, physical activity and psychological functioning
- Ecologically valid research measures
- Co-Investigator: Sleep on it: Effects of daytime naps and nighttime sleep on emotional processing in college students. Research Grants Council HKSAR, General Research Fund. PI: EYY Lau (GRF#18619616):
- Co-Investigator: Sleep and risk-related decision-making in adolescents and young adults. Research Grants Council HKSAR, General Research Fund. PI: EYY Lau (GRF#17612015)
- Co-Investigator: What makes poor sleepers anxious and depressed: Testing the mediating role of cognitive deficits between poor sleep and anxiety and depressive disorders. Health and Medical Research Fund, Food and Health Bureau, HKSAR. PI: EYY Lau (HMRF#11122051)
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