Joint-University Event - Connecting Knowledge and Action
Date: 24 JUNE 2021 (Thursday) Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm Language: Cantonese Format: Zoom live
Organised by: Clean Air Network
The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
School of Nursing and Health Studies, The Open University of Hong Kong
About the event:
With unprecedented global momentum on green recovery, Hong Kong citizens have a strong expectation on further improvement of well-being, including clean air. Clean Air Network published the Citizen Clean Air Plan 2021 which identified the policy and systemic gaps observed in the past, and set out the aspiration and blueprint to further clean air in the upcoming decade.
The objective of the event is to arouse discussion among the universities community on what they can do for clean air. In additional to introduce the Citizen Clean Air Plan, the panel speakers will showcase recent works or planning and share perspective on the elements required to make breakthrough in two important aspects – Research and People. It is expected to receive feedback from the questions and feedback from the audiences on the future routes and specific recommendations to clean air for Hong Kong.
Prof. Kin-fai HO
Associate Professor, The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ho, Kin-fai, Associate Professor at the JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine in The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). In 2003, he worked in the University of Birmingham as a postdoctoral fellow. He has more than 15 years of research experiences in the field of atmospheric chemistry, aerosol and health, and has published more than 250 SCI papers. Prof. Ho is an environmental scientist, focusing on exposure assessment of air pollutants in Hong Kong and China. He has strong background in analytical chemistry with many years of solid experiences in toxic air pollutants (TAPs) and health related research. He is also competent in applying cutting-edge analytical chemistry techniques in indoor and outdoor air quality monitoring. On the basis of laboratory experiments, the characteristics of anthropogenic and biological sources, secondary formed gaseous and aerosols in the atmosphere, as well as their related climate change and health effects were investigated. The oxidative and inflammatory effects of particulate matter in the human respiratory system will be further explored to determine its underlying mechanism.
Ms. Kirsten FU
Lecturer, School of Nursing and Health Studies, The Open University of Hong Kong
Kirsten Fu is currently a lecturer in The Open University of Hong Kong with more than 15 years of clinical experience. She has taken an active part in Clean Air Network’s “Walk for Air” initiative for promotion of walkability as a walk leader. She is currently collaborating with Clean Air Network to promote an event called Clean Air Health Champions which involves empowering and engaging the nurse students to advocate the message of Clean Air to the communities. She has done her Masters in Cardiology from CUHK and her teaching areas and research Interests are primary health care, health promotion, cardiovascular nursing and nursing education.
Mr. Patrick FUNG
Chief Executive Officer, Clean Air Network
Since 2016, Patrick FUNG has led Clean Air Network to spearhead public engagement programme to arouse conversation and actions on improving walkability, transport management and zero emission mobility in Hong Kong. Patrick has 10 years of experience at public / NGO sector. He currently serves in the steering committee of non-profit Walk DVRC and was appointed by the HKSAR Government as expert member of the Air Quality Objectives Review Working Group during 2016-18.