Before joining HKU SWSA in 2011, Lok gained frontline and supervisory experiences in NGOs for over 12 years working with disadvantaged groups including ethnic minorities, people living with HIV/AIDS, and ex-offenders with drug abuse and mental health problems. As a HKU fieldwork instructor or practice consultant at present, Lok is mainly responsible for supervising BSW and MSW placement students under multi-cultural social work (e.g. ethnic minority residents, refugees) and community development settings. Additionally, classroom teaching duties have been carried out in social work courses such as “reflective practitioner, practice laboratory and community development”.
Apart from getting involved in community services in NGOs (e.g. Board member of Unison Hong Kong), Lok has been showing his passion and professionalism in developing pioneer “pet loss and bereavement” counseling, education and academic research in Hong Kong as a founder and pet loss counselor of a non-profit organization Animal Power.