Mr. POON Wing Lok

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.

  • Room no. CJT-552
  • E: lokpoon@socwork.hku.hk
  • T: (852) 39174374
  • Position: Assistant Lecturer
  • Curriculum Vitae

Beyond Recovery: Understanding the Post-bereavement Growth from Companion Animal Loss, OMEGA Journal of Death and Dying 2015, Paul Wong, Kenny Lau, Gloria Yuen, Poon W L
<實踐多元文化就在香港>,載《開展世界公民教育教材套Global Citizen Training Kit》(2015),Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong
Poon & Yuen (2013). Developing pilot work of pet bereavement support in Hong Kong. Newsletter of the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement, U.S., Winter 2013, Vol. 16 Issue 4
<少數族裔青年融入香港的挑戰>,載《青年研究學報, 第32期 》(2013),香港青年協會
社區發展資料彙編2001至2010年 (2010). 社區發展服務: 承傳、探索、蛻變. 「Building a Racially Inclusive Society」頁 145-154. 香港社會服務聯會
Executive Committee, Hong Kong Unison (2011 until now)
Founder, Animal Power (2011 until now)
Co-investigator: Qualitative study on pet bereavement experiences in Hong Kong, 2014

Courses Code Courses Title
SOWK1009 The reflective practitioner