Ka Lai Shirley Lo

Ka Lai Shirley Lo

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Shirley o is a Clinical Associate in the School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Laws from the University of London, and her Ph.D from the University of Sheffield.  She has practiced nursing in Hong Kong and Canada.  Her research interests focus primarily on the various aspects of gerontological care, in particularly, issues related to elder abuse. She has published a book chapter, and journal papers internationally and locally.  Along her line of work and service, she collaborates with practitioners and scholars, both locally and globally, from various health and health-related disciplines.  

Research interests

  • Gerontology [in particular related to older people's rights, dignity and well-being]
  • Issues of Elder Abuse
  • Clinical Ethics and Laws 


Subject Lecturer: SN380 - Ethical and Legal Aspects in Health Care

Subject Lecturer: SN5180 - Ethics and Law in Clinical Practice

Subject Lecturer: SN3218 - Childbearing Family Nursing


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D, University of Sheffield, UK, A Contextual Approach to Understanding and Addressing Elder Abuse in Hong Kong: A Constructivist Inquiry

Bachelor of Laws, University of London

Bachelor of Science in Health Care, University of Paisley

External positions

External member of CNE Committee, St. Paul's Hospital Hong Kong


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  • 2019 Charles Lewis Excellence in Research Award

    Kwan, Y. C. (Recipient), Tse, M. Y. M. (Recipient), Lai, C. K. Y. (Recipient), Lo, K. L. S. (Recipient), Fung, C. (Recipient) & Lau, J. (Recipient), 4 Oct 2019

    Prize: Prize (research)