Sze Lok Fan

Dr. Heidi Fan is a registered nurse in Hong Kong. She completed her MPhil and PhD degrees and worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Nursing, the University of Hong Kong. Heidi’s research interests include maternal and child health and breastfeeding. She has worked on various breastfeeding projects throughout her studies.

During her PhD studies, she conducted a prospective cohort study to understand the effect of expressed human milk feeding on breastfeeding duration. In addition, she conducted a qualitative study with a subset of participants to understand the experiences of mothers with a high proportion of expressed human milk feeding. Breastfeeding has numerous benefits for parents and infants. However, many parents encounter challenges with breastfeeding that can lead to early breastfeeding cessation. In addition, persons across British Columbia (BC), especially those in rural or remote regions, cannot access breastfeeding support.

As a Health Research BC Research Trainee, in the School of Nursing at University of British Columbia – Okanagan, her work will identify effective telehealth strategies and interventions to deliver breastfeeding support to persons living in BC.

For an up-to-date list of Heidi’s publications, see ResearchGate.