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Prof. Iris CHI 

Prof. Chi is the Founding Director of Sau Po Centre on Ageing, she had served as the Director of the Centre between 1999 to 2004. After leaving The University of Hong Kong, she has joined the University of Southern California (USC) School of Social Work. She was installed as the Chinese-American Golden Age Association/Frances Wu Chair for the Chinese Elderly in 2004 and currently directs the China Program. She also has a joint appointment in the USC Davis School of Gerontology. Prof. Chi is an expert in elderly health and gerontology. She was awarded the prestigious Bronze Bauhina Star for her public and community service with the city's aging population. She has also earned a Certificate of Merit for Housing Research from the Hong Kong Institute of Planners, the Outstanding Research in Gerontology Award from the Hong Kong Association of Gerontology and the Best Research of the Year Award from the Hong Kong College of General Practitioners. As a result of her extensive work and expertise, the HKSAR Government appointed her to the Elderly Commission, a post she held for seven years.

Mrs. LEUNG, Wong Kwok-shing Eliza

Before retirement from the civil service since March 2003, Mrs. Leung used to be the Deputy Director of Social Welfare Department (Services), Social Welfare Department, HKSAR Government. Her front-line experiences included those working as youth and community officer, medical social worker, training officer and evaluation officer. Her management experiences and responsibilities covered those in Subventions administration and reform, District Social Welfare Office, Regional Social Welfare Office, Rehabilitation services and Elderly services. Currently, Mrs. Leung serves as an advisor, trainer and service consultant to a number of welfare Non-Governmental Organizations, public committees, users’ associations and professional associations. She is also Honorary Assistant Professor in Department of Social Work and Social Administration at The University of Hong Kong.

Prof. MUI, Chan Yuk-sim Ada

Prof. Mui, a graduate of Brown School of Social Work at the Washington University in St. Louis (MSW, PhD), is a Professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work. She has extensive social work practice experience with older adults in Hong Kong and in the United States. Her gerontological research and publications have been on cross-cultural gerontology, productive aging, older adult volunteerism, self-care, family caregiving, medical care, long-term care, depression, quality of life, and intergenerational relationships.   She is a Faculty Associate at the Center for Social Development, Washington University in St. Louis. In Asia, she has been a Fellow at the Social Policy Research Center at the National Taiwan University. She is also an Honorary Social Work Professor at the Beijing Normal University, Beijing Youth Politics College, and The University of Hong Kong.

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