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Professor Edward Lui

Professor Edward Lui

Edward’s research examines administrative law and public law-related themes in healthcare law. He has completed the LLB and PCLL programmes at the University of Hong Kong, and also the BCL programme at the University of Oxford. His existing research has been published in a number of academic journals – including the Law Quarterly Review, Medical Law Review, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and Public Law.
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Assistant Professor, HKU Faculty of Law
Research Fellow, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law
The University of Hong Kong
Dr. James Shing-ping CHIU

Dr. James Shing-ping CHIU

James has dual qualification in medical and legal fields. He is a medical graduate of HKU and a Specialist in General Surgery. He also possesses LLB (Hons) degree from the University of London. James has been active in both the medical and the legal circles for many years. His research areas include medicolegal, expert witnesses, healthcare law, healthcare ethics, apologies, apology legislation, negotiation and mediation. He is also interested in disciplinary proceedings and regulators.
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Hon Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept of Family Medicine and Primary Care, The University of Hong Kong ("HKU")
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, HKU
Co-Chairman, Professionalism and Ethics Committee, The Hong Kong Academy of Medicine
Invited member, International Network for Law and Apology Research (INLAR)
Professor Albert LEE

Professor Albert LEE

Albert received Medical Degree (MB BS-UCL-Middlesex Hospital) and Law Degree (LLB) from University of London in 1984 and 2015 respectively with higher academic and/or professional qualifications in Family Medicine, Public Health, Legal Medicine, Law, Arbitration, Mediation, and Education. He is admitted as lawyer by NSW Supreme Court, Australia in March 2021, and Barrister and Solicitor by New Zealand High Court in July 2022. Albert has published over 260 papers in peer-reviewed journals and editor of two books in primary healthcare, one book on “Healthy Setting Approach” and one book on “Healthcare Law and Ethics.
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Emeritus Professor, Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Honorary Professor, Department of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine, The University of Hong Kong ("HKU")
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, HKU
Adjunct Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Science, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Board Governor, and member of Education Committee, World Association for Medical Law (WAML)
Dr. Ria SINHA

Dr. Ria SINHA

Ria is a Lecturer in the Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit at the University of Hong Kong where she coordinates History of Medicine teaching and learning. Her research and teaching at HKU is interdisciplinary and considers the complex and dynamic sociocultural, ecological, historical, technological, and medico-scientific determinants of infectious disease emergence and management. She is currently curating the Covid-19 Archive Project to document the coronavirus pandemic, and is completing a book on the History of Malaria in Hong Kong.
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Lecturer, Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit
Research Fellow, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law
The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Olivia M. Y. NGAN

Dr. Olivia M. Y. NGAN

Olivia has a research interest in reproductive health, public health genomics, rare diseases, and empirical bioethics. Her primary work explores ethical issues in the translational application of emerging technologies in genomic medicine and healthcare services, including reproductive technologies, prenatal screening and diagnosis, and newborn screening. She is also interested in examining how the pandemic exacerbates health issues among vulnerable populations.
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Research Assistant Professor, Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit
Research Fellow, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law
The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Zohar LEDERMAN

Dr. Zohar LEDERMAN

Zohar is an emergency medicine physician with a PhD in bioethics from the National University of Singapore and formal undergraduate training in the humanities with a focus on philosophy. He is currently Clinical Practitioner in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Whenever not hiking or running, Zohar researches several topics in bioethics including loneliness and One Health Ethics. His work has been published in the top bioethics journals including the Journal of Medical Ethics, Bioethics, and Public Health Ethics.
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Clinical Practitioner, Department of Emergency Medicine
Research Fellow, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law
The University of Hong Kong
Professor Carl HILDEBRAND

Professor Carl HILDEBRAND

Carl’s research engages questions at the intersection of ethics, moral psychology, and the history of philosophy. His current work focuses on sympathy and moral character in Kantian ethics. He also writes on the philosophy of forgiveness and recently developed a new course on the ethics of human relationships, as viewed through different scales and cross-cultural perspectives.
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Assistant Professor, Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit
Research Fellow, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law
The University of Hong Kong
Professor Alex K. GEARIN

Professor Alex K. GEARIN

Alex is an Australian medical anthropologist who has researched psychedelic substance using networks and practices across the globe. He has published ethnographic research on the intercultural ethics of medical tourism, metaphor and therapeutic literacies in psychedelic medicine, and spirituality and individualism among psychedelic healing groups. His book Global Ayahuasca: Wondrous Visions and Modern Worlds (Stanford University Press, 2024) explores the psychoactive plant brew “ayahuasca” in Peru, Australia, and China. His work is featured in Current Anthropology, Social Science and Medicine, Frontiers in Pharmacology, The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, and other outlets, and he is co-editor of The World Ayahuasca Diaspora: Controversies and Reinventions (Routledge, 2017).
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Assistant Professor, Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit
Research Fellow, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law
The University of Hong Kong
Professor Haochen SUN

Professor Haochen SUN

Haochen specializes in intellectual property, technology law, and Chinese law. Currently, he is working on a book Intellectual Property, COVID-19, and the Next Pandemic: Diagnosing Problems, Developing Cures (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
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Professor, Faculty of Law
Research Fellow, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law
The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Michael DUNN

Dr. Michael DUNN

Michael’s research focuses primarily on the ethical dimensions of community-based and long-term health and social care management, practice and law both in the UK and internationally. The other main area of his current work examines questions about the nature of bioethics, the value of empirical ethics research, and methodological strategies for answering bioethical questions.
Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
Visiting Faculty, LLM (Medical Ethics and Law), HKU (Academic Years 2019-20, 2020-21 & 2021-22), The University of Hong Kong ("HKU")
Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Law, HKU
Professor James BADENOCH KC

Professor James BADENOCH KC

James is an eminent UK Queen's Counsel who has specialized for over 35 years in clinical negligence, medical law, and professional discipline. He has appeared in a succession of major cases in the UK Supreme Court, the House of Lords, the Privy Council, the Court of Appeal, the High Court, the GMC and the GDC as well as the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal and the Hong Kong High Court.
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law
Visiting Faculty, LLM (Medical Ethics and Law) (Academic Years 2019-20, 2020-21 & 2021-22)
The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Chih-hsing HO

Dr. Chih-hsing HO

Chih-hsing (PhD, London School of Economics) is an Associate Professor/ Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of European and American Studies and the Research Center for Information Technology Innovation (joint appointment), Academia Sinica, Taiwan. She leads research and interdisciplinary collaborations on the governance of genomics and newly emerging technologies, such as biobanks, big data and artificial intelligence (AI). She has been appointed to the Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare’s Biobank Ethics and Governance Council and the Review Board for Biobank Accreditation. She has also been appointed as a Member at the National Health Insurance Data Access Committee, and the Consultation and review Board at the National Biobank Consortium of Taiwan. Her works appear in many renowned international journals, such as Nature Genetics, BMC Medical Ethics, Frontiers in Genetics, Computer Law & Security Review, Medical Law International, the Journal of Law, Information and Science, Asian Bioethics Review. Since 2016, she has served as review editor for the Editorial Board of ELSI in Science and Genetics- Frontiers.
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Research Fellow (present) & Research Officer (From 28 Jan 2013 to 17 April 2014), Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, The University of Hong Kong
Associate Professor/ Associate Research Fellow, Institute of European and American Studies & the Research Center for Information Technology Innovation (joint appointment), Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Professor Eric C. IP

Professor Eric C. IP

Eric is a public health bioethicist and Co-Director of the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), where he is Professor of Law. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Socio-Legal Studies from the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, and a Master of Bioethics from the Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, among other academic degrees. He has been awarded the Outstanding Young Researcher Award, University Research Output Prize, and Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award by HKU, and the Research Excellence Award and Young Researcher Award by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he served as Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Director of the LLB Programme.
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Public Health Bioethicist
Professor, HKU Faculty of Law
Co-Director, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law
Teaching Faculty, Research Fellow, and Board Member, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law
Leader of the HKU LLM Medical Ethics and Law (MEL) Specialisation
The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Calvin Wai-Loon HO

Dr. Calvin Wai-Loon HO

Calvin's research focuses on policy and regulatory responses to the normative and social impact of novel health and biotechnologies. His research also includes medical law and ethics, health systems (particularly normative aspects of health insurance and access to healthcare) and global health.
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Associate Professor, Monash Law School, Monash University
Research Fellow, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, The University of Hong Kong
Professor Daisy CHEUNG

Professor Daisy CHEUNG

Daisy is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law at the University of Hong Kong, where she is also an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law. Her current research focuses on issues in mental health and capacity law and ethics. Other research areas include surrogacy and issues at the end-of-life, in particular advance medical directives.
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Assistant Professor, HKU Faculty of Law
Deputy Director, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law
Teaching Faculty, Research Fellow, and Board Member, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law
The University of Hong Kong
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