Executive Associate Dean, LKS Faculty of Medicine,
The University of Hong Kong
Professor Vivian Lin is Executive Associate Dean at Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong. She has more than 30 years of experience in public health, with a variety of leading roles in policy and programme development, health services planning, research and teaching, and senior administration in complex organizations. She was Chair of Public Health at La Trobe University in Melbourne before serving the WHO as Director of Health Systems in the Western Pacific Regional Office, where she led on universal health coverage, sustainable development goals, antimicrobial resistance, ageing, and gender-based violence. She is the author of several leading textbooks in Australia on health policy and planning, as well as on China. She has served on multiple editorial boards for leading journals, including as health policy editor for Social Science and Medicine. Most recently, she was a member of the International Panel on Social Progress and chaired its health cross-cutting group. Professor Lin has worked at senior executive level in health policy in several Australian jurisdictions, including as Executive Officer of the National Public Health Partnership. She has also consulted widely for the World Bank, UK Department for International Development, Australian Agency for International Development, as well as served on multiple academic, government and community boards in relation to health promotion (as Vice President of International Union for Health Promotion and Education), public health education and research (as chair of Australian National Network of Academic Public Health Institutions), complementary health workforce regulation (notably as inaugural president of the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria), women’s health, Chinese community and China relations (including Australia-China Council). Professor Lin earned her BA from Yale University and MPH and DrPH from UC Berkeley. She was a recipient of the Drotman Award by the American Public Health Association early in her career.