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Chinese name: 劉雅詩

LAU Ngar-sze (Elsa) received Bachelor of Social Sciences (Sociology) and Postgraduate Diploma of Education (Economics and Public Affairs) from CUHK. She had served a secondary school as Panel Head of Religious Studies in Hong Kong for six years before working as a Teaching Fellow at the Centre for Religious and Spirituality Education at HKIEd. She had worked with CDC and HKEAA. She completed her study of MPhil in Social Anthropology at Oxford (UK) and PhD in Religious Studies at Lancaster (UK) focusing on recent transnational meditation and mindfulness movement in contemporary mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan with qualitative approaches. She has explored meditation in various traditions, including Buddhist Chan(Zen), vipassanā, Christian meditation, and several mindfulness-based programmes since 1990s. Since 2007 she has started teaching positive education and particularly mindfulness for school students, in-service teachers and undergraduates. Her research interests include mindfulness, contemplative experiences and health education. 


Research interests

Mindfulness education   靜觀/正念教育

Meditation and contemplative traditions  靜修/禪修傳統

Religious and spiritual education  宗教和靈性教育

Positive and Life education  正向教育和生命教育

Mental health education  精神健康教育

Religion, health and healing  宗教, 健康和療癒

Qualitative research and Ethnography  質性研究和民族誌

Professional information

Scopus ID: 56322590200

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Research Outputs 2009 2019

A brief mindfulness-based family psychoeducation intervention for Chinese young adults with first episode psychosis: A study protocol

LO, H. H-M., HO, W-C., LAU, N. S. E., LO, C-W., MAK, W. W. S., NG, S-M., WONG, S. Y-S., WONG, J. O-Y., LUI, S. S. Y., LO, C. S-L., LIN, E. C-L., POON, M-F., CHOI, K. & LEUNG, C. W-C., Mar 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 10, 516.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychotic Disorders
Young Adult
Mental Health
1 Citation (Scopus)

Effects of a mindfulness-based intervention (MYmind) for children with ADHD and their parents: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial

CHAN, S. K. C., ZHANG, D., BÖGELS, S. M., CHAN, C. S., LAI, K. Y. C., LO, H. M. H., YIP, B. H. K., LAU, N. S. E., GAO, T. T. & WONG, S. Y. S., Nov 2018, In : BMJ Open. 8, 11, e022514.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Randomized Controlled Trials
Hong Kong

Application of mindfulness approaches for promoting mental health of students in school counselling

LAU, N. S. E., 2017, School counselling in a Chinese context: Supporting students in need in Hong Kong. HUE, M. (ed.). New York: Routledge, p. 60-76

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

mental health
Hong Kong