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Dr. Calvin Wai-Loon HO
Co-Director, Teaching Faculty & Research Fellow, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law
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.
Dr. Eric C. IP
Deputy Director, Teaching Faculty & Research Fellow, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law
Eric’s research in public health law focuses on the ethical and constitutional foundations of the right to health, the legal limits of public health emergencies, and the law and ethics of public mental health. He is academically trained in bioethics, as well as in legal theory.
Ms. Daisy CHEUNG
Deputy Director, Teaching Faculty & Research Fellow, 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.
Dr. Haochen SUN
Research Fellow, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law
Professor, Faculty of Law
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 2023).
Dr. Chih-hsing HO
Research Fellow (present) & Research Officer (From 1 Jan 2013 to 31 Dec 2014), Centre for Medical Ethics and Law
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
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.
Dr. Minsung KIM
Post-doctoral Fellow, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law
Minsung is a Post-doctoral Fellow in Reproductive Medicine and related technologies of the Department of Law of the University of Hong Kong. He completed his PhD / SJD at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, for which he received the Best Dissertation Defense Award. Prior to this, he also completed his LLM at Indiana University and his LLB at Pusan National University School of Law in South Korea. Minsung has been admitted as a Counselor-at-Law in the State of New York. Apart from Reproductive Medicine, he has done in-depth research on product liability in South Korea and in the United States, as well as presented on this topic.
Professor James BADENOCH QC
VISITING FACULTY (Academic Years 2019-20, 2020-21 & 2021-22)
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, HKU
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.
Dr. Lucy FRITH
VISITING FACULTY (Academic Years 2019-20 & 2020-21)
Visiting Professor, Faculty of Law, HKU
Reader in Bioethics and Social Science, Department of Health Services Research, The University of Liverpool
Lucy is Reader in Bioethics and Social Science at the University of Liverpool, UK. Her research focuses on the social and ethical aspects of improving healthcare delivery, policy and regulation, with a particular interest in empirical ethics and the inter-section between ethics and social science. She has published widely on a range of issues in bioethics and carried out research on pregnancy and childbirth; research ethics (clinical trials and public involvement and cross-cultural issues in consent); the organisation and funding of health care provision (priority setting and use of resources); and has a long-standing interest in the social and ethical aspects of reproductive technologies.
Dr. Michael DUNN
VISITING FACULTY (Academic Years 2019-20, 2020-21 & 2021-22)
Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Law, HKU
Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
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.

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