Our Board

Mind HK’s Board is responsible for our governance and strategic direction. The Board is accountable for everything we do, including setting our strategic direction.

We have 11 Board Members and 18 Advisors. We aim to have a Board which reflects our diverse communities; many of whom have direct experience of mental health problems.

Board Members

Dr Lucy Lord, MBE

Executive Chair

Dr. Lucy Lord, MBE, is a founding Partner of Central Health Medical Practice and an Obstetrician who has been a key player in Hong Kong’s healthcare sector for the past 30 years.
She is the Founder and present Executive Chair of Mind HK. In January 2023, Lucy was awarded an MBE in the UK’s New Year Honours List “for services to Health in Hong Kong”.

In 2014, Dr. Lucy Lord, in collaboration with other partners and doctors at Central Health, formalised the practice’s pro bono work by establishing a Section 88 registered charity. Known as the Patient Care Foundation (PCF), the charity continues to serve as Central Health’s charitable arm. From the beginning, PCF identified four vulnerable groups of people and pledged to improve their access to appropriate medical care, support, and resources. These groups include children requiring hospital stays who were being separated from their parents; high-risk pregnant mothers-to-be; marginalized groups, such as refugees and migrant domestic workers without access to healthcare; and individuals experiencing mental health issues.

Alongside Dr. Rulin Fuong, Dr. Lucy played a pivotal role in the launch of Mind Hong Kong (Mind HK). Initially developed under the PCF umbrella, with the generous support of Mind UK, Mind HK is dedicated to enhancing the mental well-being of Hong Kong. It achieves this through its frontline services, training programmes, campaigns, and comprehensive bilingual mental health information based on the Mind HK website. Its resources support individuals and their families coping with mental health challenges and assist other charities involved in similar missions.

In 2017, PCF, backed by the HKJCCT, co-organised an international mental health conference, where Mind HK was formally launched. Mind HK became an independent Section 88 registered charity in 2019. Today, Mind HK continues to expand its reach, working on multiple projects to further its impact within the community and work towards its vision to ensure no one in Hong Kong has to face a mental health problem alone.

Charlotte Chan

Charlotte was born and raised in Hong Kong and currently studies Dentistry at the University of Hong Kong. She first joined Mind HK as a volunteer in 2018 whilst taking a leave of absence from her studies, where she witnessed the importance of community engagement initiatives in knowledge exchange and de-stigmatization. Upon her return to university, she began working part-time as a staff member on Mind HK’s youth mental health programs. In her role as Coolminds Website Project Coordinator, she contributed towards Coolminds’ social media, blog and content development. She also led the Coolminds Youth Advisory Committee and helped plan the Hong Kong Mental Health Conference and Youth Summit, which engaged adolescents in a series of mental health activities and talks. From her own lived experiences of navigating mental health care under Hong Kong’s academic and social pressures, Charlotte is a dedicated advocate for increased understanding of youth mental health, striving to make prevention and support more accessible to all. Through education and empowerment, she hopes to promote healthy conversations and shift the way mental health is viewed, understood, and discussed by youth and those around them.

Marc Convery

Marc is currently a portfolio manager for his family office. He is one of the pioneers of proprietary high frequency day trading during the internet boom in the late 90’s. He has written many trading algorithms for his own funds and for consulting other financial institutions. e.g. Investment Banks, Central Banks and Hedge Funds. He is an entrepreneur at heart and has been in many different industries including fashion and restaurant business. Now he has ventured into physical rehabilitation and performance training sector.

Marc has spent ample time advocating for mental illness awareness, and is eager to continue destigmatizing mental health and addiction in Hong Kong.

Yvette Kong

Yvette Man-yi Kong joined Mind Hong Kong right after competing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and became a founding board member at its inception in 2017. She shared her mental health experiences from her athletic career to advocate for mental wellbeing on platforms such as CNN and TEDx. Additionally, Kong contributes her expertise to the Lululemon Global Advisory Board on Mental Wellbeing and as an advisor to Bhutan’s Institute of Happiness.

An educator and entrepreneur at heart, Kong teaches social impact design and innovation at MIT. Her professional journey includes consulting at McKinsey & Company and independent consultancy roles.

Kong’s pursuit of knowledge integrates human potential and management science, exploring ways to advance coaching strategies and guiding individuals to untap their greatest potential across domains. She holds a B.A. in Cognitive Science from UC Berkeley, an M.Sc. in Performance Psychology from the University of Edinburgh, an MBA from Tsinghua University, and an M.Sc. in Management Studies from MIT. She is currently a Performance Psychology Ph.D. candidate at the University of Edinburgh.

Nikki Ng Mien Hua

Ms. Nikki Ng Mien Hua, aged 43, has been serving as a Non-Executive Director of Sino Land Company Limited, Tsim Sha Tsui Properties Limited, and Sino Hotels (Holdings) Limited since August 2023. She joined the Group in 2002 and had previously been the Group General Manager, participating in managing the leasing operations and hotels of the Group. She is a member of the Environmental, Social and Governance Steering Committee of the Company and a director of certain subsidiaries and associates of the Company. Ms. Ng holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and a Master of Arts degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies, the University College of London. She is a member of the 12th, 13th and 14th Shanghai Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. She is a member of the General Committee and the Chairman of the Retail & Tourism Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. She is a non-official member of The Commission on Poverty, a member of its Community Care Fund Task Force and Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund Task Force, and a member of the Personal Data (Privacy) Advisory Committee. She is also a member of The Hospital Governing Committee, the Finance Sub-Committee and the Hospital Governing Committee Task Group on Enhancing Patient-Centric Services of Queen Elizabeth Hospital. She also serves as a trustee member of Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong and The Society for Panda Conservation.

Olivia Parker

Olivia Parker joined the board of Mind Hong Kong in May 2018. She cares deeply about the mental health conversation and movement here but her ‘real job’ is as a journalist – she currently works as an editor on the International Edition of The New York Times.

A Brit from various parts of Britain, she moved to Hong Kong from London in January 2017 in search of adventure and travel and to learn about Asia from one of its most exciting cities. In London, she worked as a commissioning editor at the Daily Telegraph’s ‘Weekend’, the paper’s flagship Saturday supplement.

Ann Pearce

Ann is founder of the Weez Project which is dedicated to improving the mental health well-being of young people and to youth suicide prevention.

Ann was Chief Operating Officer at ESF Educational Services from 2006-2017 where she led Hong Kong’s largest after school sports and language learning programme and ESF’s network of five kindergartens.

Prior to joining the education sector, Ann spent 19 years with HSBC in the UK and Hong Kong. She held senior managerial positions in personal financial services and insurance.

Dee Poon

Dee is the President of Brands and Retailing for Tessellation Group, of which she also serves as a Director.  

Dee is a board member of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority and M Plus Museum Limited. She sits on the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Hong Kong – Europe Business Council and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Esquel-Y.L. Yang Education Foundation and Asia House, as well as the Board of Mind HK. She is also a member of The Conference Board’s Asia Corporate Leadership Council, the International Advisory Committee of Harvard University’s Asia Center, the Family Advisory Council of the Ownership Project at Oxford Saïd, and the Global Steering Committee of Social Entrepreneurship to Spur Health.  In 2014, Dee was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and also designated a Fellow of the Aspen Institute’s China Fellowship Program.  

Actively engaged in the arts, Dee sits on the International Council of the Tate, and the International Council of The Museum of Modern Art (New York). She serves as the Council Member of the China Arts Foundation and Board of Directors for Asia Art Archive. Her 42-second short film “An Exercise in Futility,” shot as part of 42×42, was screened at the Beijing International Film Festival as well as the Cannes Film Festival.  
Before joining Tessellation, Dee was the President of Brands and Distribution at Esquel Group. She was also an Editor-at-Large for iLook Magazine and a featured columnist for Modern Weekly, where she wrote about sustainability. Her 2008 pop-up retail venture DYSEMEVAS was one of the first to highlight the emerging Chinese design scene outside of

Dee graduated from Harvard University in 2004 with a BA in philosophy.

Dr Hannah Reidy

Dr Hannah Reidy was the founding CEO of Mind HK. She launched the charity at the inaugural Hong Kong Mental Health Conference in 2017, and led the organisation through the start-up phase and into its current form before handing over to Dr Candice Powell in 2022. Prior to her position at Mind HK, Hannah worked extensively with Mind in the UK, including as a Trustee of Wandsworth and Westminster Mind. Hannah is a UK trained Clinical Psychologist holding degrees from Oxford University and University College London, and currently works clinically across the lifespan, with a specialism in adolescents and young adults experiencing early psychosis. She is passionate about improving access to high quality mental healthcare for everyone in Hong Kong, and removing the stigma surrounding mental health. Her longstanding commitment to the charity’s cause and her admiration of the Mind HK team means that Hannah is delighted to stay involved as a Board member and to help steer the charity to new and exciting successes.

Andrew Wong, JP

Mr Andrew Wong joined the Hong Kong Government as an Administrative Officer in August 1982 and rose to the rank of Administrative Officer Staff Grade A1 in September 2006. He graduated with a Bachelor degree in business management from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1982 and undertook a post-graduate course in public administration at Oxford University in 1983.

Mr Wong has served in various bureaux and departments since joining the Hong Kong Government. He was Director of Administration from August 2000 to March 2004, and Special Representative for Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs to the European Communities from March 2004 to July 2005. He was appointed Permanent Secretary in the Chief Executive’s Office from August 2005 to January 2006, Permanent Secretary for the Civil Service from February 2006 to December 2010, Permanent Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Tourism from January 2011 to December 2014, and Permanent Secretary for Financial Services from December 2014 to August 2019.

Jim Woods

Honorary Treasurer

Based in Hong Kong for the past 30 years, Jim is passionate about promoting positive health and fitness across broader society in general. He has first hand experience of the challenges that people are facing to maintain a healthy lifestyle, mentally and physically. He has been actively involved in the Mind Hong Kong board for the past 5 years. He has raised sponsorship money for both Mind HK and Mind UK by running several marathons on their behalf, and is a vocal ambassador for promoting the importance of positive mental health. His fun activity is Latin dancing!

At work, Jim is the Chief Risk Officer (“CRO”) and Chief Digital Officer (“CDO”) for PwC China. He is a member of the Firm’s Executive leadership team. As CRO, Jim oversees the Firm’s Enterprise Risk Management (“ERM”), regulatory compliance and reporting programmes. He has broad based responsibility for assessing, developing and implementing mitigation responses to address significant business, regulatory and technological threats. As CDO, Jim’s remit includes driving the Firm’s strategic priority to deliver distinctive digital products and solutions to its clients, alongside more traditional human led professional services.

Jim graduated from Kings College London in 1990 with a first class honours degree in Chemistry. He is a member of the ICAEW and the HKICPA.


Professor Cecilia Chan

Prof. Cecilia Chan is Si Yuan Professor in Health and Social Work at HKU. She is also director of the HKJC-HKU ExCEL3 Project, and Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation.

She is an experienced social worker renowned for her creative innovations of integrating eastern philosophies and practices into her integrative therapy as well as her work on psychosocial oncology, end-of-life care, health and mental health, death and bereavement studies. Prof. Chan is the editor and author of over 30 books and author of over two hundred articles and book chapters in eastern integrative empowerment intervention and outcome research, chronic illness, community rehabilitation, fertility and sterility, death and loss, bereavement and palliative care. She is also the Member of the International Workgroup on Death, Dying and Bereavement. She is an excellent speaker and has been invited to deliver named lectures and keynote addresses in major international conferences on social work and health care.

Cheng Hong Yung

Cheng Hong Yung is a Secondary School Principal, who has been working in the education field for more than 20 years. He has a training background in physics and liberal studies. He was a committee member of the Science Education committee, Curriculum Development Institute, Education Bureau. He is also a member of the Community Youth Club Kwai Tsing District Committee and Hong Kong Physics Olympiad Committee.

Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer has been Chief Executive of Mind, the leading mental health charity working in England and Wales since May 2006.

Paul is Chair of the NHS England Independent Oversight & Advisory Group which brings together health and care leaders and experts to oversee the current mental health long term plan for the NHS in England. He co-authored ‘Thriving at Work’ for the government, setting out how to transform mental health in work places.

Paul is a Commissioner at Historic England. He has an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of East London, is an Honorary Fellow of St Peter’s College, Oxford, and The Royal College of Psychiatrists, and was awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours 2016.

Kok Tin Gan

Kok-Tin is a Partner in PwC’s Cyber Security & Privacy practice with over 17 years of experience. Kok Tin is also the founder of PwC’s Darklab, Hackaday and Hackbot. Kok Tin is currently the Vice Chairman of ITSMf HK Chapter and the member of security committee of Fintech Association of HK.

Kok-Tin’s key areas of expertise and experience include Cyber security strategy, framework, IT security framework (ISO27001, NIST, Multi Level Protection), application security (OWASP, OWASP Mobile) and data security (e.g., PCI DSS), secure development life cycle, DevSecOps, Cloud security, IT risk, security / technology architecture and white hat hacking.

Kok-Tin has co-authored a number of cyber security and technology risk related guidelines for the Regulators in the Asia Pacific Region.

Kok-Tin has led ~300 small to large size of security assessment / transformation engagements and has worked across different continents including, Asia, America, Europe and Africa.

Kok Tin is a TED talk speaker and he also founded a dot.com company during his early days of his career.

George Grant

George Grant began his journey into mental health following the death of his younger brother Laurence in northern Laos in 2017. Taking-up Laurence’s ambition to establish a mental health charity in Hong Kong, where he lived and worked, George began working with Mind HK to develop a new virtual mental health assistant called Help Me, powered through artificial intelligence and machine learning. This ambitious project aims to connect users to an intelligent virtual agent capable of answering any question relating to mental health instantly and intuitively, using only information of a medically professional standard. George lives in Yorkshire in England where he manages his family’s estate at Stockeld Park, a highly diversified estate that is also set to become an early-adopter of AI technology. He is married to Georgina and they have two young boys, Freddie and Charlie.

Sheena Liang

As Executive Director at Magusta Group, Sheena is responsible for the real estate firm’s London portfolio of assets. Earlier in her career, Sheena was a journalist covering the people and parties in high society and all manner of luxury lifestyle. She wrote for titles such as Prestige, Centurion, The Peninsula magazine. At 30, she became the youngest ever Editor of Hong Kong Tatler. Sheena currently serves as a Director of the Keel Foundation.

Sheena is excited to join the board of Mind Hong Kong having seen first hand the importance of mental health awareness and education.

Professor Siu-man Ng

Professor Siu-man Ng is a Professor and the Deputy Head of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at The University of Hong Kong. He is a registered social worker, a registered Chinese medicine practitioner, and an associate fellow member in Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association. With a dual professional background in mental health social work and Chinese medicine, his research theme is mental health, mental disorders and culture. His current research areas include (i) operationalisation of the Chinese medicine stagnation syndrome as a psychological construct useful to all mental health practitioners; (ii) family expressed emotion of persons with schizophrenia and its impacts on the course of illness; (iii) critical re-examination of the conceptualisation of mindfulness; and (iv) workplace well-being: a paradigm shift of focus from stress and burnout to meaning and engagement.

Mark Peaker

Since retiring from a diversified international career in finance in 2001, Mark co-founded 3812 Gallery with Calvin Hui, one of the leading contemporary galleries in Hong Kong. Mark is the Chairman of Shakespeare 4 All, an NGO focused on using theatre for the benefit of children’s education and development. In addition, Mark was a past Vice-Chairman of fundraising for the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children, one of Hong Kong’s oldest charities. He is also a Founding Member of SKETCH HONG KONG, an NGO created to assist in the development of artistic talent and promotion of preservation of cultural heritage of Hong Kong. His passion for fine wine and dining led him to be a regular fine dining reviewer for Tatler and a part-time thespian, having appeared in various works in Hong Kong. Mark is an avid skier, an unexceptional golfer and a passionate home chef.

Professor Nick Rawlins

Professor Nick Rawlins is the Master of Morningside College and a Pro-Vice-Chancellor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He moved to Morningside College from a post as Vice-President of the Toulouse School of Economics in France, where he was also a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Toulouse. His move to Toulouse followed a fifty year academic career at the University of Oxford.

Professor Rawlins was born in Malta during his father’s period of National Service with the Royal Navy, after which the family returned to the UK. Both his primary and secondary schooling (at Winchester College) took place in the UK. He took a B.A. in Psychology and Physiology at University College, Oxford, which was followed by a D.Phil in Oxford’s Department of Experimental Psychology, during which period he also held a visiting studentship at the University of Oslo. Thereafter he held a succession of posts in Oxford, as a Junior Research Fellow, enriched by a year as a Fogarty Fellow at Johns Hopkins, and then as a Royal Society Research Fellow, Tutorial Fellow, Statutory Professor, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Development and External Affairs during which he was responsible for the largest and most successful fund-raising campaign that had ever been conducted by a university outside North America.

Professor Rawlins’s research lies at the intersection of behaviour with brain function and dysfunction. He has studied the neural bases of learning, attention, and memory in organisms ranging from the medicinal leech to healthy human volunteers. These core interests have led to further studies of fear and anxiety, pain, schizophrenia and its treatment, and neurodegeneration and neural repair. Despite these interests he retains a cheerful disposition.

Dr Michelle Tam

Dr Michelle Tam is a Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists and Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine. She is an Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor at the Department of
Psychiatry, the University of Hong Kong. She also holds a BA from the University of Cambridge (Natural Sciences) and MBChB from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Professor Samson Tse

Samson is the Professor in Mental Health and currently serves as the Dean of Student Affairs at The University of Hong Kong. Prior to his relocation to Hong Kong, he has worked in New Zealand for over 20 years. The corpus of Professor Tse’s research and scholarship is on building knowledge for the human services that support people with severe mental illness (in particular Bipolar Disorders) and those affected by addiction problem (in particular, Problem Gambling) and in turn, to improve the wellbeing of service users, families and caregivers.

Manisha Wijesinghe

Manisha currently serves as the Executive Director of HELP for Domestic Workers, a Hong Kong based non-profit seeking to empower migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong through advice, assistance and education in order to help them gain access to justice and receive fair and equal treatment.

Manisha completed her Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) at the Open University of Colombo and received her Master of Laws Degree in Human Rights (LL.M.) from the University of Hong Kong (HKU). Manisha is an Attorney at Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka.

Before coming to Hong Kong, Manisha worked for the UNICEF Child Protection & Juvenile Justice Programme, Save the Children Sri Lanka and the UNDP Strengthening Democratic Governance and Accountability Project.

After completing her Master’s Degree, Manisha worked at Christian Action (Migrant Domestic Worker Programme) and at Daly & Associates specializing in the area of migrant worker rights and international labour law. She joined HELP for Domestic Workers as the Director of Case Management and was later appointed as its Executive Director.

John Williamson

John is an Independent Non-executive Director of the London Metal Exchange, Chairman of the UK Tote Group and serves on the Boards of Pacific Basin Shipping Limited and Provident Acquisition LLC. He is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Fellow of the Securities Institute, Senior Fellow of the Hong Kong Securities Institute, and a Member of the Hong Kong Management Association.

John has worked within the finance and securities industry for over 40 years and has garnered deep expertise across commerce, investment banking, wealth management, IT, risk, governance and regulation in capital markets.

John has previously served on the Boards of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, the Hong Kong Securities Institute and several private companies. He held senior executive roles with Search Investment Group, Morgan Stanley, NatWest Securities and Wood Mackenzie & Co..

With three daughters who are working mothers, he is a strong advocate of the diversity and inclusion agenda.

Dr Elisabeth Wong

Dr Elisabeth Wong is a Specialist in Psychiatry and the Honorary Clinical Assistant Professor of the Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong. She graduated from King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London. She pursued her specialist training in Hong Kong.

Professor Samuel Wong

Professor Samuel Wong is a clinician with training in both Family Medicine and Public Health. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Toronto and completed his Family Medicine residency training in Canada. He completed the Master of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University, USA and the Doctor of Medicine (MD) research degree at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
He is the Director of the School of Public Health and Primary Care. At the same time, he is the Director of the Master of Public Health Programme and Thomas Jing Centre for Mindfulness Research and Training. He has been appointed as the Associate Dean (Education) of the Faculty of Medicine since July 2019. He has also been a Global Faculty Member of the Stanford Medicine Centre for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE) since 2022. He was awarded the Faculty of Medicine Outstanding Fellowship in 2021.
Professor Wong’s research interests include evaluating and developing mindfulness‐based and mental health interventions in primary care; evaluating primary care services and developing primary care service models as well as multimorbidity.
He has published more than 300 original peer‐reviewed papers in international journals including the British Journal of General Practice and the Annals of Family Medicine (top journal in Primary Care Medicine; impact factor: 6.302 & 5.707 respectively), Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (impact factor: 25.617), British Journal of Psychiatry (10.671) and JAMA Internal Medicine (impact factor: 44.460). He has been awarded with more than 60 million (HK$)(1 US$ = 7.8 HK$) in external competitive research grants and has been awarded with more than 100 million (HK$) in donations for various community interventions for improving mental health and primary care. These include the development of primary care models for older adults with multiple chronic condition, integrating exercise programmes into primary care services among patients with diabetes and hypertension, developing mindfulness‐ based interventions for common health conditions as well as developing e‐health interventions for older adults and providing support for older adult living alone and families with SEN children during the COVID‐19 pandemic. In 2018, he was supported by a donation of 12 million HK dollars for setting up the Thomas Jing Centre of Mindfulness Research and Training, which serves as a regional hub for mindfulness training and research. Since its inception, the Centre has served 15000 people with various mental health issues and needs and has provided training in mindfulness for local and regional professionals.
He has supervised/co‐supervised 10 PhD students to completion and has contributed 5 book chapters and co‐edited the Oxford Textbook of Public Mental Health by the Oxford University Press published in 2018 which won the Best Book Award by the British Medical Association Medical Book Awards 2019 (First Prize in Category: Psychiatry).
He is an Editorial/Advisory board Member/Section Editor of 3 international scientific journals including the British Journal of General Practice (since 2011), PLOS‐One (since 2018) and BMC Family Practice/Primary Care (since 2014). He has been an External Examiner in Family Medicine for the National University of Singapore, University of Malaya, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and the College of Family Physicians of Singapore. He has also reviewed grants for both international and local research funding bodies including the UK Medical Research Council, UK National Institute of Health Research Fellowships Program, National Health Service and the General Research Council of Hong Kong and was appointed as External Examiner for PhD candidates of the University of Hong Kong (Family Medicine, Pediatrics & Psychology) and Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Rehabilitation Sciences & Nursing).
For public services, he has been serving the Hong Kong SAR Government in various capacities including as a Member of the Steering Committee of the Primary Care Development (since 2017), Member of the Expert Panel in Primary Healthcare and Non‐communicable Disease (since 2018), Advisory Council on Food and Environmental Hygiene (2015‐2021) and Advisory Committee on Primary Care Directory, Advisory Group on Hong Kong Reference Framework for Preventive Care for Children and for Older Adults in Primary Care Settings of the Department of Health (since 2016). He also served as the Chairman of the Diploma of Secondary Education, Health Management and Social Care (HMSC) Subject Committee from 2012‐2018 and was responsible for reviewing and improving the quality and standard of the HMSC subject examinations with other committee members from both secondary schools and tertiary institutions. Other public service appointments included being appointed by the Government as a Council Member of the Hong Kong Council on Smoking and Health (COSH) from 2014‐2020. In addition to teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students in Public Health and Family Medicine, he also provides clinical services in Family Medicine for the Hospital Authority as an Honorary Consultant in Family Medicine.

Dr Josephine Wong

Dr Wong is a Specialist in Psychiatry in private practice. She trained as a doctor in London and as a psychiatrist in Cambridge, UK. She worked for 10 years as an academic clinician at the Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong before starting her private practice.

Dr Paul Wong

Paul is a clinical psychologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong. He has been involving in suicide prevention research and mental health promotion and practice since 2003. His recent research projects include youth social withdrawal behavior, using animals as part of educational and psychological interventions, youth positive development of local and non-Chinese young people, and family care giving for people with psychological issues. His main research theme aims to promote social inclusion in our society. He is also Fellows of the Hong Kong Psychological Society and the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association. He is the Programme Directors of the Master of Social Science (Counselling) and Bachelor of Social Sciences (Counselling).

Professor Olya Zayts

Dr. Olga Zayts is a Professor at the School of English, the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests and expertise span across several healthcare contexts in Hong Kong, including prenatal screening and diagnosis, genetic counselling, direct to consumer genetic testing, and most recently mental health. She arrived in Hong Kong 15 years ago after finishing her doctorate training in Europe. At HKU she has founded the Health Communication Research Cluster (HCRC) and she has led several large scale nationally funded interdisciplinary projects, working in close collaboration with several public hospitals and the Clinical Genetic Services of Hong Kong. She has published widely on various issues of communication in multicultural and multilingual healthcare contexts in “Social Science and Medicine”, “Sociology of Health and Illness”, “Patient Education and Counselling”, “Journal of Genetic Counselling” and other high-impact international journals. Her most recent monograph “Language and Culture at Work” (with Palgrave McMillan) addresses cultural issues in healthcare and other professional contexts.