Professor Jean Woo

Director, CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor Jean Woo graduated from Cambridge University in 1974. After medical posts in the Charing Cross, Hammersmith, and Brompton Hospitals, she worked in part time posts in general practice as well as research in the University of Hong Kong. She joined the Department of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1985 as Lecturer responsible for the development of the teaching and service in Geriatric Medicine, becoming Head of the Department in 1993 until 1999, Chief of Service of the Medicine and Geriatric Unit at Shatin Hospital from 1993-2012, and Chair Professor of Medicine in 1994. From 2000-6 she was Head of the Department of Community and Family Medicine, and from 2001-5 Director of the newly established School of Public Health. Currently she is Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Henry G Leong Research Professor in Gerontology and Geriatrics, Director of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Institute of Aging, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Honorary Professor, Faculty of Social Science, The University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include chronic diseases affecting elderly people, health services research, nutrition epidemiology, quality of life issues at the end of life, with over 650 articles in peer-reviewed indexed journals.