Dr Patrick IP (葉柏強)



Clinical Associate Professor
Department of
Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, School for Clinical Medicine,
The University of Hong Kong



Community Child Health



Award for The Best Oral Presentation – First Prize (2002)

Joint Scientific Meeting for Paediatricians & Paediatric Nurses, 40th Anniversary Celebration of The Hong Kong Paediatric Society

Li Po Chun Charitable Trust Fund Postgraduate Scholarship (2003)

Ho Hung Chiu Medical Education Foundation Scholar of the Year (2004)

Hospital Authority - "Healthy Staff Award" (2004)

Outstanding Staff Award – Duchess of Kent Children’s Hospital at Sandy Bay (2005)

Outstanding Staff Award – Hospital Authority Hong Kong West Cluster (Queen Mary Hospital) (2006)






(852) 22554090
(852) 28551523
Department of Paediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Room 115, 1/F, New Clinical Building
102 Pokfulam Road, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong


Research ID

ORCid : https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6797-6898
Researchgate : https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Patrick_Ip3




Community Paediatrics and public health including the dimensions of early child development, poverty and disadvantaged children, safeguarding children (include child abuse and injury), disability and rehabilitation, adolescent health, child mental health, early intervention.


Selected publications

  1. Ip P, Chim D, Chan KL, Li, TMH, Ho, FWK, Voorhees BWV, Tiwari A, Tsang A, Chan CWL, Ho M, Tso W, Wong WHS.; Effectiveness of a Culturally Attuned Internet-based Depression Prevention Program for Chinese Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Depression and Anxiety. 2016 Dec; 33(12): 1123-31. Available from: doi:10.1002/da.22554. Impact factor: 4.971
  2. Ip P, Chung BH, Ho FK, Chan GC, Deng W, Wong WH, Lee SL, Chan PY, Ying D, Wong WL, Tung KT, Lau YL. Prenatal Tobacco Exposure Shortens Telomere Length in Children. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016 May 18; 19(1): 111-8. Available from: doi:10.1093/ntr/ntw139.  Impact factor: 4.609
  3. Ip P, Wong RS, Li SL, Chan KL, Ho FK, Chow CB. Mental Health Consequences of Childhood Physical Abuse in Chinese Populations: A Meta-Analysis. Trauma Violence & Abuse. 2016 Dec; 17(5): 571-84. Available from: doi:10.1177/1524838015585317.  Impact factor: 3.542
  4. Ip P, Rao N, Bacon-Shone J, Li SL, Ho FK, Chow CB, Jiang F. Socioeconomic gradients in school readiness of Chinese preschool children: The mediating role of family processes and kindergarten quality, Early Child Res Q. 2016;35: 111-23. Impact factor: 2.436
  5. Chan K L, Emery CR, Fulu E, Tolman RM, Ip P. Association Among Father Involvement, Partner Violence, and Paternal Health: UN Multi-Country Cross-Sectional Study on Men and Violence. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2017;52(5): 671-9. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2016.12.017. Impact factor: 4.020
  6. Fu KW, Ho FK, Rao N, Jiang F, Li SL, Lee TMC, Chan SHS, Yung AWY, Young ME, Ip P. Parental restriction reduces the harmful effects of in-bedroom electronic devices. Arch Dis Child. Forthcoming 2017. Available from: doi:10.1136/archdischild-2017-312639. Impact factor: 3.265
  7. Tso W, Rao N, Jiang F, Li AM, Lee SL, Ho FK, Li SL, Ip P. Sleep Duration and School Readiness of Chinese Preschool Children. J Pediatr. 2016;169: 266-71. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.10.064. Impact factor: 3.874
  8. Man KKC, Coghill D, Chan EW, Lau WCY, Hollis C, Liddle E, Banaschewski T, McCarthy S, Neubert A, Sayal K, Ip P, Schuemie MJ, Sturkenboom M, Sonuga-Barke, …, Wong ICK. Risk of suicidal event with stimulant treatment: a self-controlled case series study. JAMA Psychiatry. Forthcoming 2017. Impact factor: 15.307
  9. Man KK, Chan EW, Ip P, Coghill D, Simonoff E, Chan PK, Lau WC, Schuemie MJ, Sturkenboom MC, Wong IC. Prenatal antidepressant use and risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in offspring: population based cohort study. BMJ. 2017 May 31;357:j2350. Impact factor: 20.785
  10. Britto PR, Lye S, Proulx K, Yousafzai AK, Matthews SG, Perez-Escamilla R, Rao N, Ip P, Fernald LC, MacMillan H, Hanson M, Wachs T, Yao H, Vaivada T, Yoshikawa H, Cerezo A, Leckman JF, Bhutta ZA. Nurturing Care: Science and Effective Interventions to Promote Early Childhood Development. The Lancet. 2017 Jan 13; 389(10064): 91-102. Available from: doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31390-3.Impact factor: 47.831


Full publication list


Books and book chapters


Clinical Service


Community Paediatric Clinics

Comprehensive Child Development Service (high risk clinic/ in maternal and child health centres)

Developmental - Behavioural Paediatrics Clinic

General Paediatric Services

Community Services 


Date Activities and Services Position Held
2011-2013 Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong (BGCA) Management Committee Board Member
2006-2013 Hong Kong Paediatric Society Treasurer & Council member
2008-2013 Hong Kong Paediatric Foundation Executive Committee Member
2009-2013 Hong Kong Early Childhood Development Research Foundation (HKECDRF) Secretary
2011-2012 Working group on Youth Sexual Survey (all schools in Hong Kong) Advisor & Committee Member (Family Planning Association)
2006-2009 Hong Kong Society of Aids & Rehabilitation of Drug Addicts – Integrated program for pregnant drug users & their children Program Advisor
2008 Working group on "Leaving Child Alone and Holistic Community Child Care" Co-organiser & Academic Advisor
2002-2005 Hong Kong Family of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (FSMA) (patient self-help group for support and research) Research Collaborator
2000-2004 Hong Kong Rehabilitative Society Community Health Network Invited speaker of Educational lectures for patients and staff
2000-2002 Bone Marrow Donation Campaign & Exhibition, Children Cancer Foundation On-site Paediatrician (medical consultation and blood taking)
1998-2002 Children Heart Foundation Annual Public Exhibition (Sha Tin, Ma On Shan) On-site Paediatrician (public education and consultation)
1991-1994 Community Services in Pokfulam Temporary Housing Area Voluntary worker & Tutor of students of low-income families


Symposium on Early Childhood Development 

Dr Patrick Ip - Opening Speech

Prof.James Heckman - Creating Capabilities

Dr. Henry Au Yeung - Early Life Programming & Its Impact on Health

Dr. Henry AuYeung_v2 - Early Life Programming & Its Impact on Health

Prof. Ho Lok Sang - Happiness of Children in Hong Kong

Prof. Ho Lok Sang_v2 - Happiness of Children in Hong Kong

Dr. Patrick Ip - Environment, Child Health & Development

Dr. Patrick Ip V3 - Environment, Child Health & Development

Panel Discussants - Symposium on Early Childhood Development

Science of Parenting and Early Childhood Development 

Dr. Patrick Ip

The Developmental Origins of Health: Cognition, Personality and Education (BGCA 80th Anniversary Dinner Symposium) 

Introduction: Dr. Patrick Ip

Prof. James Heckman's Lecture

Q&A: Prof. James Heckman and Dr. Patrick Ip

Investing in our youth for a better tomorrow 

Concluding remark and the way forward: Dr. Patrick Ip

Child Summit and Child Chapter

FLY Project 

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