Dr Fung Koo

RN, BHS(Nursing), MPH, MHEd, PhD
Lecturer

M02A - 88 Mallett Street - Building A
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0559
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Biographical details

Fung Kuen (Tebbin) Koo has been a registered nurse since 1993. Her nursing experience covers geriatric nursing care and health promotion From 1993 to 1999, she worked in Hong Kong’s Vietnamese refugee camps, Hong Kong Caritas Medical Centre’s geriatric unit and special aged care unit. She also taught in the Department of Nursing Studies at the University of Hong Kong. Before joining the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery as a lecturer in 2006, Tebbin worked as a registered nurse in various hospitals in Sydney and expanded her expertise in public health and health education. She completed her PhD in 2005 at the University of Sydney. Tebbin also has a passion for health promotion in the Chinese Australian community. She has conducted several health promotion programs for Australian Chinese Radio (2AC) (from 2006 to 2009) and other Chinese organisations in Sydney.

Research interests

Areas of Interest

  • Cultural/health beliefs and health behaviours
  • Health promotion and health education
  • Participation in physical activity among older people
  • Learning experiences of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) students

Teaching and supervision

Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

  • The perception of healthcare professionals on Kangaroo care in Singapore

Master of Nursing (Honours)

  • The experience of Asian women in caring for a relative with a terminal illness at home in New South Wales
  • Effectiveness of self-management education in patients with type 2 diabetes, completed in 2011

Areas of teaching

  • NURS2006 -- Ageing, Health and Care
  • NURS3010 -- Managing Chronic Condition
  • NURS3016 --Professional Practice

Awards and honours

Community work

  • 2015 Invited by Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE)(Kwai Chung) to present a health talk ‘Active Ageing and the needs of diverse older population in Australia’
  • 2014 Invited by Sydney South Alliance Church to present a health talk, “The needs of Chinese carers in caring for a chronically ill family member/friend in Australia
  • 2012 Appointed Anti-smoking ambassador for Chinese Australians
  • 2012 Invited by Sydney South Alliance Church to present a health talk, "Dementia and Parkinson's Disease"
  • 2011 Invited by Ashfield Council to present a health talk, "Vitamin D, Sun Exposure and Physical activity"
  • 2011 Invited by Sydney South Alliance Church to present a health talk, "Vitamin D, sun exposure and physical activity"
  • 2010 Invited by Christ Evangelical Centre of Australia to present a health talk, "Cholesterol and Diabetes"
  • 2010 Invited by Multicultural Health Communication Centre, Auburn to present a health talk, "Vitamin D and Osteoporosis"
  • 2010 Conducted a health promotion program, "Vitamin D and Osteoporosis" -- collaborated with Australian Chinese Community Association (ACCA)
  • 2010 Invited by Christ Evangelical Centre of Australia to present a health talk, "My Blood, Your Blood, Our Blood"
  • 2009 Invited by Chinese Women Association to present a health talk, "Concept of physical activity among Chinese older people"
  • 2009 Conducted a Chinese health education program "Know More About Mental Health" in 2AC Australian Chinese Radio
  • 2008 Conducted a Chinese health education program (Session 4) "Health Promotion for Better Health in the Elderly" and an introduction of nurse's role in 2AC Australian Chinese Radio
  • 2006 Conducted a Chinese health education program (Session 3) "Health tips for older people" and introduction of nurse's role in 2AC Australian Chinese Radio
  • 2006 Conducted a Chinese health education program (Session 2) "Older people and Positive attitude towards life" in 2AC Australian Chinese Radio
  • 2006 Conducted a Chinese health education program (Session 1) "Older people and Exercise" in 2AC Australian Chinese Radio

Keywords

Ageing; Preventive health services; Health programs; Health practice; Physical activity

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Koo, F., Le, H. (2014). Understanding Culture, Motivation and Ethnic Consumer Behavior. In Bryan Christiansen, Salih Yildiz, Emel Yildiz (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Effective Marketing in Contemporary Globalism, (pp. 47-65). Hershey: Business Science Reference.
  • Le, H., Koo, F., Sargent, J. (2013). A Synthesis of Globalisation, Business Culture and E-Business Adoption in Vietnam. In Bryan Christiansen, Ekaterina Turkina, Nigel Williams (Eds.), Cultural and Technological Influences on Global Business, (pp. 120-141). Hershey, United States: Business Science Reference.

Journals

  • Koo, F., Chow, E., Gao, L., Fu, X., Jing, J., Chen, L., Zhang, L. (2014). Socio-cultural influences on the transmission of HIV among gay men in rural China. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 16(3), 302-315. [More Information]
  • Heidenreich, M., Koo, F., White, K. (2014). The experience of Chinese immigrant women in caring for a terminally ill family member in Australia. Collegian, 21(4), 275-285. [More Information]
  • Chow, E., Koo, F., Zhang, L. (2013). Are Wives of Gay Men Becoming the Next Target of HIV Infection in China? Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 40(12), 964-965. [More Information]
  • Jang, H., Koo, F., Ke, L., Clemson, L., Cant, R., Fraser, D., Seibel, M., Tseng, M., Mpofu, E., Mason, R., Brock, K. (2013). Culture and sun exposure in immigrant East Asian women living in Australia. Women and Health: the multidisciplinary journal of women's health issues, 53(5), 504-518. [More Information]
  • Chow, E., Gao, L., Koo, F., Chen, L., Fu, X., Jing, J., Wilson, D., Zhang, L. (2013). Qualitative exploration of HIV-related sexual behaviours and multiple partnerships among Chinese men who have sex with men living in a rural area of Yunnan Province, China. Sexual Health, 10(6), 533-540. [More Information]
  • Brock, K., Ke, L., Tseng, M., Clemson, L., Koo, F., Jang, H., Seibel, M., Mpofu, E., Fraser, D., Mason, R. (2013). Vitamin D status is associated with sun exposure, vitamin D and calcium intake, acculturation and attitudes in immigrant East Asian women living in Sydney. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 136, 214-217. [More Information]
  • Koo, F. (2012). I want to have a healthy life. Patient Education and Counseling, 86(3), 284-285. [More Information]
  • Koo, F., Kwok, T., White, K., D'Abrew, N., Roydhouse (nee Kronish), J. (2012). Strategies for piloting a breast health promotion program in the Chinese-Australian population. Preventing Chronic Disease, 9, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Koo, F. (2012). The Six Categories of Participation in Physical Activity Among Older Chinese Australians. The International Journal of Aging and Society, 1(3), 67-84.
  • Brock, K., Ke, L., Koo, F., Jang, H., Clemson, L., Mpofu, E., Tseng, M., Fraser, D., Seibel, M., Mason, R. (2012). Vitamin D and Metabolic Syndrome in Immigrant East Asian Women Living in Sydney, Australia : A Pilot. Journal of Metabolic Syndrome, 1(1), 1-4.
  • Koo, F. (2011). A case study on the perception of aging and participation in physical activities of older Chinese immigrants in Australia. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 19(4), 388-417. [More Information]
  • Koo, F. (2011). An invisible power. Patient Education and Counseling, 82(2), 184-185. [More Information]
  • Kwok, T., Koo, F., D'Abrew, N., White, K., Roydhouse (nee Kronish), J. (2011). East Meets West: A Brief Report of a Culturally Sensitive Breast Health Education Program for Chinese-Australian Women. Journal of Cancer Education, 26(3), 540-546. [More Information]
  • Brock, K., Ke, L., Yip, A., Tseng, M., Clemson, L., Koo, F., Jang, H., Cant, R., Siebel, M., Mpofu, E., Mason, R., et al (2011). Vitamin D status is associated with sun exposure, vitamin D and calcium intake, and acculturation in immigrant East Asian women living in Sydney. The FASEB Journal, 25(991.16), IF 7.1.
  • Koo, F., Rowling, L. (2007). The understanding of physical activity among older Hong Kong Chinese Australians. Journal of Tianjin University of Sport, 22(3), 200-206.

Conferences

  • Koo, F., Rowling, L. (2012). Perception of physical activity among older Chinese Australians. 39th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Sydney, Australia: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Brock, K., Ke, L., Koo, F., Jang, H., Clemson, L., Mpofu, E., Fraser, D., Mason, R. (2011). The Association between Vitamin D and Metabolic Syndrome in an Older Population of Immigrant Asian Women Living in Sydney, Australia. High Blood Pressure Research, American Heart Association: American Heart Association.
  • Koo, F., Rowling, L. (2006). Perceptions of physical activity among older chinese australians. 39th Annual Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Sydney 2006, Melbourne, Australia: Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG).

2014

  • Koo, F., Chow, E., Gao, L., Fu, X., Jing, J., Chen, L., Zhang, L. (2014). Socio-cultural influences on the transmission of HIV among gay men in rural China. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 16(3), 302-315. [More Information]
  • Heidenreich, M., Koo, F., White, K. (2014). The experience of Chinese immigrant women in caring for a terminally ill family member in Australia. Collegian, 21(4), 275-285. [More Information]
  • Koo, F., Le, H. (2014). Understanding Culture, Motivation and Ethnic Consumer Behavior. In Bryan Christiansen, Salih Yildiz, Emel Yildiz (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Effective Marketing in Contemporary Globalism, (pp. 47-65). Hershey: Business Science Reference.

2013

  • Le, H., Koo, F., Sargent, J. (2013). A Synthesis of Globalisation, Business Culture and E-Business Adoption in Vietnam. In Bryan Christiansen, Ekaterina Turkina, Nigel Williams (Eds.), Cultural and Technological Influences on Global Business, (pp. 120-141). Hershey, United States: Business Science Reference.
  • Chow, E., Koo, F., Zhang, L. (2013). Are Wives of Gay Men Becoming the Next Target of HIV Infection in China? Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 40(12), 964-965. [More Information]
  • Jang, H., Koo, F., Ke, L., Clemson, L., Cant, R., Fraser, D., Seibel, M., Tseng, M., Mpofu, E., Mason, R., Brock, K. (2013). Culture and sun exposure in immigrant East Asian women living in Australia. Women and Health: the multidisciplinary journal of women's health issues, 53(5), 504-518. [More Information]
  • Chow, E., Gao, L., Koo, F., Chen, L., Fu, X., Jing, J., Wilson, D., Zhang, L. (2013). Qualitative exploration of HIV-related sexual behaviours and multiple partnerships among Chinese men who have sex with men living in a rural area of Yunnan Province, China. Sexual Health, 10(6), 533-540. [More Information]
  • Brock, K., Ke, L., Tseng, M., Clemson, L., Koo, F., Jang, H., Seibel, M., Mpofu, E., Fraser, D., Mason, R. (2013). Vitamin D status is associated with sun exposure, vitamin D and calcium intake, acculturation and attitudes in immigrant East Asian women living in Sydney. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 136, 214-217. [More Information]

2012

  • Koo, F. (2012). I want to have a healthy life. Patient Education and Counseling, 86(3), 284-285. [More Information]
  • Koo, F., Rowling, L. (2012). Perception of physical activity among older Chinese Australians. 39th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Sydney, Australia: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Koo, F., Kwok, T., White, K., D'Abrew, N., Roydhouse (nee Kronish), J. (2012). Strategies for piloting a breast health promotion program in the Chinese-Australian population. Preventing Chronic Disease, 9, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Koo, F. (2012). The Six Categories of Participation in Physical Activity Among Older Chinese Australians. The International Journal of Aging and Society, 1(3), 67-84.
  • Brock, K., Ke, L., Koo, F., Jang, H., Clemson, L., Mpofu, E., Tseng, M., Fraser, D., Seibel, M., Mason, R. (2012). Vitamin D and Metabolic Syndrome in Immigrant East Asian Women Living in Sydney, Australia : A Pilot. Journal of Metabolic Syndrome, 1(1), 1-4.

2011

  • Koo, F. (2011). A case study on the perception of aging and participation in physical activities of older Chinese immigrants in Australia. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 19(4), 388-417. [More Information]
  • Koo, F. (2011). An invisible power. Patient Education and Counseling, 82(2), 184-185. [More Information]
  • Kwok, T., Koo, F., D'Abrew, N., White, K., Roydhouse (nee Kronish), J. (2011). East Meets West: A Brief Report of a Culturally Sensitive Breast Health Education Program for Chinese-Australian Women. Journal of Cancer Education, 26(3), 540-546. [More Information]
  • Brock, K., Ke, L., Koo, F., Jang, H., Clemson, L., Mpofu, E., Fraser, D., Mason, R. (2011). The Association between Vitamin D and Metabolic Syndrome in an Older Population of Immigrant Asian Women Living in Sydney, Australia. High Blood Pressure Research, American Heart Association: American Heart Association.
  • Brock, K., Ke, L., Yip, A., Tseng, M., Clemson, L., Koo, F., Jang, H., Cant, R., Siebel, M., Mpofu, E., Mason, R., et al (2011). Vitamin D status is associated with sun exposure, vitamin D and calcium intake, and acculturation in immigrant East Asian women living in Sydney. The FASEB Journal, 25(991.16), IF 7.1.

2007

  • Koo, F., Rowling, L. (2007). The understanding of physical activity among older Hong Kong Chinese Australians. Journal of Tianjin University of Sport, 22(3), 200-206.

2006

  • Koo, F., Rowling, L. (2006). Perceptions of physical activity among older chinese australians. 39th Annual Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Sydney 2006, Melbourne, Australia: Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG).

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