Skip to main content

profile

Loading content
Dr Lawrence Wong

Dr Lawrence Wong

Lecturer

 Washington Singer 

 

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

 

Overview

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) 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.

 

Research Keywords:

  • Sleep
  • 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.

Qualifications

PhD (Clinical Psychology), Hong Kong

Certified Somnologist, European Sleep Research Society

Research group links

Research

Research interests

  • Sleep and Circadian Rhythm problems in mental health condition and cognitive dysfunction
  • Youth health and wellbeing
  • Regular exercise, physical activity and psychological functioning
  • Ecologically valid research measures

Research projects

 

Research Grants

  • 2017 – 2020: 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): 
     
  • 2015 – 2017: 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) 
     
  • 2014 – 2016: 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)

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Mark Lawrence W, Esther Yuet Ying L, Yeuk Ching L, Benjamin R, Chia-Huei T, Tatia Mei Chun L, Yun Kwok W (2020). The protective effect of daytime sleep on planning and risk-related decision-making in emerging adults. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci, 15(11), 1228-1237. Abstract.  Author URL.
Lau EYY, Wong ML, Rusak B, Lam YC, Wing YK, Tseng C-H, Lee TMC (2019). The coupling of short sleep duration and high sleep need predicts riskier decision making. Psychology & Health, 34(10), 1196-1213.
Wong ML, Lau KNT, Espie CA, Luik AI, Kyle SD, Lau EYY (2017). Psychometric properties of the Sleep Condition Indicator and Insomnia Severity Index in the evaluation of insomnia disorder. Sleep Medicine, 33, 76-81.
Wong ML, Zhang J, Wing YK, Lau EYY (2016). Sleep-related daytime consequences mediated the neuroticism–depression link. Sleep and Biological Rhythms, 15(1), 21-30.
Lau EYY, Wong ML, Lau KNT, Hui FWY, Tseng C-H (2015). Rapid-Eye-Movement-Sleep (REM) Associated Enhancement of Working Memory Performance after a Daytime Nap. PLOS ONE, 10(5), e0125752-e0125752.
Lee TMC, Wong ML, Lau BW-M, Lee JC-D, Yau S-Y, So K-F (2014). Aerobic exercise interacts with neurotrophic factors to predict cognitive functioning in adolescents. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 39, 214-224.
Wong ML, Lau EYY, Wan JHY, Cheung SF, Hui CH, MOK DSY (2013). The interplay between sleep and mood in predicting academic functioning, physical health and psychological health: a longitudinal study. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 74(4), 271-277.
Lau EYY, Wong ML, Ng ECW, Hui C-CH, Cheung SF, Mok DSY (2013). “Social Jetlag” in Morning-Type College Students Living on Campus: Implications for Physical and Psychological Well-being. Chronobiology International, 30(7), 910-918.

Publications by year


2020

Mark Lawrence W, Esther Yuet Ying L, Yeuk Ching L, Benjamin R, Chia-Huei T, Tatia Mei Chun L, Yun Kwok W (2020). The protective effect of daytime sleep on planning and risk-related decision-making in emerging adults. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci, 15(11), 1228-1237. Abstract.  Author URL.

2019

Lau EYY, Wong ML, Rusak B, Lam YC, Wing YK, Tseng C-H, Lee TMC (2019). The coupling of short sleep duration and high sleep need predicts riskier decision making. Psychology & Health, 34(10), 1196-1213.

2017

Wong ML, Lau KNT, Espie CA, Luik AI, Kyle SD, Lau EYY (2017). Psychometric properties of the Sleep Condition Indicator and Insomnia Severity Index in the evaluation of insomnia disorder. Sleep Medicine, 33, 76-81.

2016

Wong ML, Zhang J, Wing YK, Lau EYY (2016). Sleep-related daytime consequences mediated the neuroticism–depression link. Sleep and Biological Rhythms, 15(1), 21-30.

2015

Lau EYY, Wong ML, Lau KNT, Hui FWY, Tseng C-H (2015). Rapid-Eye-Movement-Sleep (REM) Associated Enhancement of Working Memory Performance after a Daytime Nap. PLOS ONE, 10(5), e0125752-e0125752.

2014

Lee TMC, Wong ML, Lau BW-M, Lee JC-D, Yau S-Y, So K-F (2014). Aerobic exercise interacts with neurotrophic factors to predict cognitive functioning in adolescents. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 39, 214-224.

2013

Wong ML, Lau EYY, Wan JHY, Cheung SF, Hui CH, MOK DSY (2013). The interplay between sleep and mood in predicting academic functioning, physical health and psychological health: a longitudinal study. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 74(4), 271-277.
Lau EYY, Wong ML, Ng ECW, Hui C-CH, Cheung SF, Mok DSY (2013). “Social Jetlag” in Morning-Type College Students Living on Campus: Implications for Physical and Psychological Well-being. Chronobiology International, 30(7), 910-918.

Lawrence_Wong Details from cache as at 2021-04-13 02:15:39

Refresh publications

Teaching

 

 

Modules

2020/21


Supervision / Group

Back | Edit Profile