Professor Jean WOO


Emeritus Professor, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, CUHK Medicine

Henry G Leong Research Professor of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Director, CUHK Jockey Club Institute of Ageing

Co-Director, CUHK Institute of Health Equity

Director, SH Ho Centre for Gerontology and Geriatrics

Director, Centre for Nutritional Studies


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 Jockey Club Institute of Ageing and Co-Director of Institute of Health Equity, The Chinese 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 900 articles in peer-reviewed indexed journals.