Maternal and Child Nutrition, Infant feeding, Health Behaviour Research, Health Education and Promotion
Current research: The impact of the first 1000-day nutrition on child health
Nutrition in Early Life in relation to infants’ health outcomes, Research Starting Fund, PI
Completed projects: Maternal and Child Nutrition
Breastfeeding practices among immigrants in Ireland. Postgraduate R&D Skill, Strand I, Ireland. PI
DIT-Coombe birth cohort study. Postgraduate R&D Skill, Strand I, Ireland. PI
Breastfeeding initiative. Nestle Ltd. PI
Feeding Infant and Toddlers Study & Kids Nutrition and Health Survey (FITs & KIDs). Nestle Ltd. Co-I
Human breast milk analysis (ATLAS). Nestle Ltd. Co-I
Qualitative forums on maternal postpartum depression. Nestle Ltd. Co-I
Completed projects: Community-based interventions
The Enhancing Family Well-being Project: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial. The Hong Kong FAMILY Project. Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. PI
The Happy Family Kitchen Project (I & II). The Hong Kong FAMILY Project. Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Co.I
Family-Health Information National Trend Survey. The Hong Kong FAMILY Project. Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust. Co.I
1. Zhou Q#, Wang D#, Mhurchu CN, Gurrin C, Zhou J, Cheng Y & Wang H* (2019) The use of wearable cameras in assessing children's dietary intake and behaviours in China. Appetite 139:1-7
2. Zhou Q, Chan SSC, Stewart SM*, Leung CS, Wan A & Lam TH (2016) The effectiveness of positive psychology interventions in enhancing family relationships in Hong Kong: a community-based participatory research (CBPR) project with a cluster-randomized controlled design. Journal of Positive Psychology 11 (1): 70-84.
3. Zhou Q, Stewart SM, Wan A, Leung CS, Lai A, Lam TH* & Chan SSC (2017) Development and evaluation of a train-the-trainer workshop for Hong Kong community social service agency staff. Frontiers in Public Health 5:15.
4. Zhou Q*, Younger KM, Kearney JM (2018) Infant Feeding Practices in China and Ireland: Ireland Chinese Mother Survey. Frontiers in Public Health 6(351).
5. Zhou Q*, Younger KM & Kearney JM (2010) An exploration of the knowledge and attitudes towards breastfeeding among a sample of Chinese mothers in Ireland. BMC Public Health 10: 722
6. Zhou Q (2013) Global issues of Chinese mothers in Ireland who breastfeed. In Breastfeeding: Global practices, challenges, maternal and infant health outcomes, pp. 137-158. [TM Cassidy, editor]. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (ISBN: 978-1-62808-363-7)
7. Zhou Q, Younger KM & Kearney JM (2010) How to be successful in exclusive breastfeeding for four to six months-experiences of Chinese mothers in Ireland. Public Health Nutr 13 (9A), 102.
8. Zhou Q, Younger KM & Kearney JM (2009) Attitudes towards breastfeeding among a sample of Chinese mothers living in Ireland. Proc Nutr Soc 68, E123.
9. Zhou Q, Younger KM & Kearney JM (2009) Factors associated with breastfeeding among a sample of Chinese mothers who gave birth in Ireland. Ann Nutr Metab 55 (suppl 1), 364.
10. Zhou Q, Younger KM & Kearney JM (2008) Are mothers aware of the importance of infant feeding and paediatric nutrition? A follow-up to the DIT-Coombe Hospital Study. Proc Nutr Soc 67, E298A.