MAR 2020 ISSUE 45

New Faces

Ms Celine Ngai
Assistant Lecturer

I am delighted to start teaching as Assistant Lecturer at my alma mater, HKU School of Nursing. I graduated in 2012 with my Bachelor’s degree and pursued a Master in Public Health at HKU in 2018. Prior to this appointment, I worked in medical, surgical and adult Intensive Care units and completed my post-registered certificate course training in Intensive Care Nursing. I am looking forward to sharing my clinical experience and knowledge with students and supporting them in their journey towards becoming competent professional nurses.

Dr Agnes Lai
Assistant Professor

I am very pleased to join the School of Nursing as an Assistant Professor at my alma mater, where I completed a Doctoral degree in nursing and a Doctor of Philosophy in public health. My research interests are in respiratory medicine and preventive medicine. I have conducted various research projects in clinical and community settings. Currently, I am exploring the application of lifestyle-integrated exercise to promote holistic health and well-being. I am looking forward to working with colleagues to promote clinical excellence and contributing to the School’s development and global reputation.

Ms Jodie Szeto
Assistant Lecturer

It is a privilege for me to join HKU as Assistant Lecturer. Throughout my years working in a public hospital, I have gained experience in the fields of medical and geriatric nursing. At the same time, I have been pursuing continuous development by furthering my studies, which has inspired a passion for promoting patient education and mental health, which can enhance health outcomes and provide holistic care. The School of Nursing has been exemplary in producing quality nursing graduates over the years and I am delighted to be a part of this team. I look forward to working closely with my colleagues.

Ms Cecilia Sit

I am excited to join HKU’s School of Nursing. My experiences as a specialty nurse in Enterostomal Nursing in Queen Elizabeth Hospital and superintendent of a Residential Care Home (Elderly persons), have equipped me with the capacity to make complex nursing decisions, and facilitated my devotion to teamwork, empathy and respect. In addition to my clinical background, I have also worked as part of the university teaching team for several years at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as on service learning projects in the university. Outside of work, I enjoy music, social media, taking photos and travelling. I am thrilled to get to know everyone!

Mr Benney Wong
Assistant Lecturer

I am honoured to be appointed Assistant Lecturer in my alma mater, starting August 2019. I obtained my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 2010 and 2014, respectively. Since registration, I have worked in a private ward and surgical high dependency unit in Queen Mary Hospital and received specialty training in surgical nursing. Since I enjoy sharing my clinical experiences and transferring my knowledge to the new generation, I began to teach nursing 2 years ago and worked as a nurse tutor in another institution before joining the School. I look forward to preparing the new generation nurses to deliver high-quality nursing services to society.

Dr Alina Ng
Research Assistant Professor

I am delighted and humbled to have the opportunity to join HKU’s School of Nursing. I obtained my PhD degree from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2018. I am a Registered Nurse with clinical experience in cardiac care, oncology care, hospice and palliative care. My research interests focus on transitional care, palliative and end of life care for people suffering from advanced diseases and for those with complex care needs. I am looking forward to embarking on and exploring new possibilities for my research career in HKU.

Ms Yuk-Sim Chan
Principal Professional Practitioner*

It is my honour to join the HKU Health System and School of Nursing. As Registered Nurse for more than 35 years, my clinical exposure has been very diverse, starting in ICU and renal nursing then taking up a managerial role to oversee surgical and medical services in the private and public sectors. As the Principal Professional Practitioner in School of Nursing and Assistant Director (Operations) in HKU Health System, I hope to share my passion, clinical experience and knowledge with the young generation. My mission will also involve nurturing our students to become professional nurses and competent angels in the coming years.

* Joint appointment with HKU Health System