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Mr. Terry KAAN
Co-Director, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law
Terry’s research interests span from tort law to medical ethics and law. He has published articles and book chapters with regard to the issues of traditional, contemporary and alternative medicine, and genetic privacy. His current research is on how genetic testing impacts doctor-patient relationship.
Dr. Philip SL BEH
Co-Director, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
Philip’s research interests focus on clinical forensic medicine and forensic pathology. His current research is on the development and maintenance of the Hong Kong Homicide Monitoring Database. Data collected from the research is proving to facilitate further researches on a variety of homicides.
Ms. Daisy CHEUNG
Deputy Director, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law
Daisy’s research interests are primarily in the field of mental health law and ethics. Her interests also cover issues in assisted reproduction and developments in precision medicine.
Professor Gabriel Matthew LEUNG
Dean, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
Chair Professor, Division of Community Medicine and Public Health Practice
Gabriel’s research interests rest mainly on health services and policy, infectious decease epidemiology, and paediatric and lifecourse epidemiology. He has recently co-authored a journal article on the effect of closure of live poultry markets on poultry-to-person transmission of avian influenza A H7N9 virus.
Professor Michael HOR
Dean, Faculty of Law
Michael’s research interests centre on criminal law and criminal justice. He has published widely on the issues of criminal law and procedure and criminal due process. In relation to medical ethics and law, he has written on the interactions of law and psychiatry in the context of the defence of diminished responsibility in murder cases.
Dr. Anthony NG
WYNG Foundation
Anthony is a trustee of the WYNG Foundation. He has received surgery training in the United States before joining the University Surgical Unit of Hong Kong University Medical School in 1979. He started in private practice group in 1986, and retired from active practice in 2012. He has been enthusiastic with community services and affairs for years.
Dr. Ron ZIMMERN
Chairman, Foundation of Genomics and Population Health
Honorary Professor, School of Public Health
Ron is a distinguished figure in medicine, public health and policy. He created the Public Health Genetic Unit in 1997, which later became the Foundation of Genomics and Population Health. He has written widely on medical ethics and law issues, such as on the ethical issues on revealing the results of whole-genome sequencing and predictive genetic testing.
Dr. Harry Yi-Jui Wu
Assistant Professor, Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit
Previously trained as a clinician in Taiwan, Harry is also a medical historian. With a broad range of interests derived from his training backgrounds, Harry has applied historical and ethnographic research methods on several ongoing projects, including history of global health, mental health in developing countries, illness narratives and thanatopolitics.

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