- University of Oxford Croucher Scholarship in 2014 at University of Oxford
Gary Kui Kai Lau graduated in 2008 from the University of Hong Kong with a M.B.B.S and Master of Research in Cardiovascular Medicine degree. He joined the Division of Neurology, University of Hong Kong as Clinical Assistant Professor in 2011 under the Young Academic Scheme. He completed his Neurology training at Queen Mary Hospital in 2015 and subsequently completed a DPhil in Clinical Neurosciences (Stroke medicine) in 2017 (University of Oxford Croucher Scholar) at The Centre for Prevention of Stroke and Dementia, University of Oxford, under the mentorship of Professor Peter Rothwell.
Dr Lau's main interest is stroke and he is passionate about understanding more about how stroke can be prevented and better treated as well as how the well-being of stroke patients and their caregivers could be improved. He currently leads a Stroke Prevention and Research Group with projects focusing on primary and secondary prevention of stroke. He is also a co-investigator of the We-Rise programme which aims to improve the well-being of stroke patients and their caregivers through a variety of interventions. Dr Lau's research work has been published in more than 50 international peer-reviewed journals such as Neurology, Stroke, European Heart Journal, Journal of the American Heart Association and American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. He has edited one book and has authored more than 25 book chapters.
Dr Lau is also passionate in teaching. He is currently the Editor of the HKU eLearning Platform in Clinical Neurosciences. In 2014, he was awarded a Faculty Teaching Medal in recognition of his outstanding performance in teaching and promotion of good practice in teaching.