Research Fellow

Dr. Clement Yongxi Chen

Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong

Clement is Postdoctoral Fellow in the Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong. His current research focuses on the right to privacy and freedom of information from both normative and empirical perspectives. He also works on Chinese public law and comparative administrative law. He received his legal education from HKU (PhD), University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (D.U. 3ème cycle «Le Droit en Europe», funded by the French Government Scholarship), and Sun Yat-sen University (LLM and LLB). He was awarded the Intersentia Prize for the Best PhD Thesis in Law at HKU, and has participated in drafting local regulations governing FOI, data protection or informatization in China. He was WYNG Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Genomics and Policy, McGill University, and is Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Law, Sun Yat-sen University.

Former Researchers

Ms. Marie Danielle KOBLER

Research Officer (From 18 Feb 2014 to 17 Feb 2016)

Marie holds a JD from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University. Marie’s research interests include health care regulation and hospital administration, in particular the legal and ethical challenges of modernization including implementation of improved physician contracting and compensation models and development of best practices for patient safety, privacy and consent.

Dr. HO Chih-hsing

Research Officer (From 1 Jan 2013 to 31 Dec 2014)

Chih-Hsing holds a PhD in law from the London School of Economics (LSE) where she was an Olive Stone Scholar. She studied law and philosophy in Taiwan and later received a LLM from Columbia Law School and a JSM from Stanford University. Her research focuses on the emergence of genomics and its accommodation within existing legal frameworks, with particular attention to biobanks and their related ethical and legal concerns. Her areas of interests include law and medical ethics, anthropology of law, socio-legal studies and political economy.

Visiting Fellows

Dr. Imogen Goold

Associate Professor in Law, University of Oxford; DVC Oxford-HKU Visiting Fellow, CMEL Visiting Research Fellow

Imogen is Associate Professor in Law, University of Oxford and also a Fellow of St Anne’s College. She studied Law and Modern History at the University of Tasmania, Australia, receiving her PhD in Law in 2005. She also received a Masters degree in Bioethics from the University of Monash in 2005. From 1999, she was a research member of the Centre for Law and Genetics. In 2002, she took up as position as a Legal Officer at the Australian Law Reform Commission, working on the inquiries into Genetic Information Privacy and Gene Patenting.  Her current research interests include human enhancement technologies and the regulation of reproduction. Her other focus is the question of whether human biomaterials should be treated as private property, on which she is currently completing a monograph to be published by Bloomsbury.  She is visiting the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong as the Des Voeux Chambers Oxford-HKU Visiting Fellow in August and September during which period she is also concurrently Visiting Research Fellow of the Centre for Medical Ethics & Law.

Mr. Tracey Evans CHAN

Associate Professor of Law, National University of Singapore

Tracey is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, NUS, and specializes in biomedical law and ethics. He has published in the field both locally and internationally, and served in a number of Singapore expert committees on matters such as surrogacy, transplant ethics, human-animal combinations in biomedical research and mitochondrial germline modification.

Dr. Lucy FRITH

Senior Lecturer
Department of Health Services Research
Institute of Psychology, Health and Society
The University of Liverpool

Visiting fellow (From 9 Jan to 31 Jan 2015)

Lucy is Senior Lecturer in Bioethics and Social Science in the University of Liverpool’s Medical School. Her research focuses on the social and ethical aspects of health-care decision-making, policy and regulation, with a particular interest in empirical ethics and socio-legal approaches. She has carried out research on pregnancy and childbirth; reproductive technologies (gamete and embryo donation); research ethics (clinical trials and public involvement and cross-cultural issues in consent); and the use of evidence in practice and policy.

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