Professor Freedom Leung graduated from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada with a PhD in Clinical Psychology. He spent three years working as the clinical research associate at the world renowned Douglas Hospital Centre in Montreal before returning to Hong Kong in 1992. He has taught clinical psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for over 25 years. His research expertise includes eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, self-harm behavior and mindfulness therapy. Professor Leung has received numerous Best Teaching Awards, including the Best Teaching Award of the Faculty of Social Science (2004), the Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award (2005), and the General Education Best Teaching Award of Shaw College (2019).
Professor Leung was the past president of the Hong Kong Psychological Society (1996 – 1997), and the senior advisor for the Society of Clinical Psychology in China and Taiwan (2004 – 2014). He is also a committee member of the Asian Cognitive Behavior Therapy Association (2018 – 2021). Besides serving as the Head of Shaw College, Professor Leung also serves as the senior consulting clinical psychologist for the Office of Student Affairs and the Human Resources Office of CUHK.
Professor AU Wing-tung Winton is an Associate Professor and Director of Industrial-Organizational Psychology Programme in the Department of Psychology. Professor Au received his Doctorate degree in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He teaches Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Social Psychology. In research, he studies cooperation and competition in groups. Besides teaching and research, he also provides consultancy services to apply psychological theories and methods in public organizations and private firms. On community services, he serves as an Honorary Advisor and Honorary Research Fellow for The Hong Kong Police College, and advisors to various psychology programmes in other institutions. He has also been serving in Hong Kong Psychological Society in different capacities including as the Chair of the Division of Industrial-Organizational Psychology. He is also board members of the theatre groups POP Theatre and Theatre du pif.
Professor CHAN Wood-Yee Woody obtained his Bachelor and Master degrees in Biochemistry in the Department of Biochemistry and Ph.D. in Basic Medical Sciences in the Department of Anatomy of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He went on to have his postdoctoral training in University College London, UK after he was awarded a fellowship from the Croucher Foundation. After the training, he returned to the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and joined the Department of Anatomy as a lecturer. He then received sabbatical training in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA for three consecutive years. He became Professor in the Department of Anatomy in 2000, Chair of the same Department in 2007, and currently Associate Director of School of Biomedical Sciences and also Head of Division of Biomedical Sciences.
Professor Chan has devoted much time in both teaching and research. He has been members of several teaching Panels in the Faculty of Medicine for more than a decade, and was awarded Teacher of the Year for Medical Year One by the Faculty of Medicine for four years in the academic years from 2004/05 to 2007/08. His research interest focuses on developmental biology, particularly the development of the nervous system. He has published more than 140 articles including 10 review papers, 2 edited books and 12 book chapters. He received uninterrupted grant supports for his research for more than two decades. He has experiences in coordinating large-scale research projects supported by RGC Collaborative Research Grant, RGC Central Allocation Grant, CUHK Strategic Research Grant and ITC Innovation and Technology Fund. He is one of the Founding members of Hong Kong Society for Developmental Biology, Elected Representative from Hong Kong to the Council of Chinese Society for Anatomical Sciences and also Expert Member of the Histology and Embryology Specialty Committee of the same National Society, Vice President of Guangdong Society for Neuroscience, Member of American Anatomical Association, Member of British Society for Developmental Biology and Member of Society for Developmental Biology, USA. He is Founding editor and Editor-in-Chief of the international Journal Neuroembryology and Aging, and also Editorial Board member and manuscript reviewer of several international journals.
Professor Chan has served Shaw College for many years. He is Warden of Kuo Mou Hall, Chair of the Canteen Management Committee and member of Student Hostel Management Committee, Disciplinary Committee, Campus Development and Management Committee, Environmental Sustainability Committee and the Executive Committee of Staff Association. He becomes Fellow, Trustee and Associate Head of Shaw College in 2006, 2011 and 2012, respectively.
Professor Morris Siu-yung Jong obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic Engineering) from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Master of Science (Computer and Information Technology) from The University of Hong Kong, and Doctor of Philosophy (Education) from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He joined the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, CUHK in 2009.
Professor Jong’s research interests include learning sciences and technologies, as well as technology-enhanced pedagogic design and implementation. He won the CUHK Best Innovation Award of Knowledge Transfer in 2013, the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education’s Early Career Researcher Award in 2015, and the CUHK Young Research Award in 2017. Currently, Professor Jong is the Co-Chair of the IEEE Education Society Technical Committee on Learning Sciences, the Vice-President of the China Association of Educational Technology Professional Committee on Digital Game-based Learning, the Director of the Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies (CUHK), and the Co-Director of Master of Science Programme in Mathematics Education (CUHK).
Professor Jong has been active in serving the community. For example, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Hong Kong Education City Limited (an owned company of the HKSAR Government), the Education Bureau’s Steering Committee on Strategic Development of Information Technology in Education, the Quality Education Fund’s Dissemination and Promotion Sub-committee, as well as the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority’s Subject Committee on Information and Communication Technology.
Professor Jong has also been active in serving Shaw College. He was a Resident Tutor of the Student Hostel II, as well as a member of the Staff-Student College Life Promotion Committee, the Student Hostel Management Committee, the Information Technology Resources Planning and Facilities Management Committee, and the Residence Selection Sub-Committee. Apart from that, he is currently a member of the Board of Trustees and the Assembly of fellows, as well as the Chair of the Staff-Student College Life Promotion Committee, and the Student Development Programmes Committee. Professor Jong has taken up the role of the Dean of Students of Shaw College since August 2017.
Professor WU Chi-yuen Justin obtained his medical degree at The Chinese University of Hong Kong with Distinction in Medicine in 1993. He completed specialist training in gastroenterology under the mentorship of Professor Joseph Sung, Vice-Chancellor of the Chinese University. In 2000, he pursued advanced gastrointestinal motility training in Royal Adelaide Hospital as supported by the Croucher Foundation Fellowship. In the same year, he became the youngest candidate who was conferred Doctor of Medicine in the Chinese University.
Professor Wu was among the first group of volunteer doctors who participated in the “Dirty Team” of Prince of Wales Hospital during the SARS outbreak. He treated over 200 SARS patients in Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital, Tai Po Hospital, and Princess Margaret Hospital during the peak of SARS outbreak in early April 2003.
Professor Wu joined CUHK as an associate professor in 2006 and was then promoted to professor in 2009. He was appointed Associate Dean (Clinical) in 2013 and then Associate Dean (Development) of Faculty of Medicine in 2014. He is the founding director of Asia’s first “Global Physician-Leadership Stream” (GPS), which pioneers the development of medical leadership for medical undergraduates in CUHK, and the founding director of Hong Kong Institute of Integrative Medicine with the mission of fostering cooperation between Western and Chinese medicine in the healthcare system. As a devoted teacher, Professor Wu was awarded “The Vice Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award” (2009), “Master Teacher” (2012), “Education Award” (2014), and five “Teacher of the Year” Awards (2006-2011) by the Faculty of Medicine in recognition of his contribution to medical education. He is also the Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and American Gastroenterological Association.
Professor Wu is an internationally renowned gastroenterologist with expertise in functional gastrointestinal disorder and gastroesophageal reflux disease. He was awarded “Emerging Leader in Gastroenterology” Award by Asia Pacific Association of Gastroenterology. Professor Wu is serving in many international professional organizations, which include the Scientific Chair of Asian Neurogastroenterology and Motility Association (ANMA), full-time Member of International Working Group for the Classification of Oesophagitis and steering committee member of Asian Barrett’s Consortium of National Cancer Institute. He is currently the Associate Editor of American Journal of Gastroenterology, and Managing Editor of Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
It was homecoming for Ms Lam when she assumed the post of College Secretary of Shaw College in June 2012. Between 1992 and 1994, Ms Lam worked in Shaw as its Assistant Student Affairs Officer, after moving from Chung Chi College where she served from 1989 to 1992 in the same post.
After serving in the Chinese University, Ms Lam had been the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation. She had started a fundraising event called CyberRun, developed new services, corporate capacity and branding of the organization, as well as supported the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Rehabilitation to provide rehabilitation training and service in Mainland China. Before coming back to Shaw, Ms Lam served in the Secretariat of the Legislative Council.
Ms Lam was trained as a social worker in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and received a Diploma in Social Planning in Developing Countries, and a M.Sc. in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Ms Lam retains her registration as a professional social worker.
Ms Lam believes that education is of primary importance to individuals as well as to the society. Education can enable individual growth and development, and build up the power for development of an equal society for all. Education is social capital. Whole-person development of students should consist of both formal curriculum and informal programmes.
As the College Secretary, Ms Lam looks forward to working with the members, staff and students in pursuing the vision and mission of Shaw College. Ms Lam believes that students in Shaw are very well positioned to expanding their perspective as global citizens, understanding China, participating in community services, as well as bridging academic learning and practical experiences.
Ms Lam is a Christian, married with two daughters.