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Professor Sian M. GRIFFITHS (葛菲雪教授)

MA, MB BChir, MSc, FFPH (UK), FRCP (Lond), FRCP (Edin), Hon FRSPH, Hon DSc, FHKCCM, FHKAM (Community Medicine),

Hon FHKCCM, HonFFPH  

Emeritus Professor

JC School of Public Health and Primary Care
 

Email: siangriffiths@cuhk.edu.hk

Division

Division of Global Health and Humanitarian Medicine

Division of Health System, Policy and Management

Biography

Trained as a doctor Professor Griffiths practiced as a service based public health physician at local, regional and national level in UK before moving to her academic career as Director of the School of Public Health and Primary Care and Founding Director of Centre for Global Health at the Chinese University of Hong Kong where in 2005 she was invited to develop public health at CUHK following her co chairing of the HKSAR governments inquiry into the 2003 SARS epidemic whilst President of the UK Faculty of Public Health. Now based in the UK with her own consultancy, SM Griffiths Ltd, she remains Senior Adviser on International Academic Development to the Vice Chancellor at CUHK.  In the UK she is providing advice to the UK government as Healthcare Sector Specialist for Hong Kong in Healthcare UK, is Associate Board member for Public Health England and chairs their Global Health Committee and is Visiting Professor at the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College, London.

In Hong Kong Prof Griffiths continues to serve on the management board of the CCOUC with its focus on disaster response and humanitarian response. She retains her advisory role with the HKSAR government on the healthcare reform agenda continuing to chair the Task Force on Conceptual Model and Preventive Protocols for Primary Car as well as continuing to sit on FHB's Research committee, acts as deputy chair of the GRB and be a member of the 2014 Research Assessment panel for medical sciences. 

During her time in Hong Kong she established a wide network of contacts in mainland China and South East Asia.  Her Middle East experience includes being a member of the National Health Authority of Qatar. In 2012 she was made Honorary Fellow of Cardiff University for her work on collaborative research between Cardiff and CUHK. She was made JP by the HKSAR government in 2010 for her contribution to health in Hong Kong. She is a Patron of PHAST and maintains her UK networks. In 2012 she was named Professional of the Year in the AMCHAM Women of Influence Awards. She has recently edited the Routledge Handbook of Global Public Health in Asia and is finalizing a report for the HKSAR government on professional regulation. As Senior Academic Adviser on International Development for her university she represents CUHK within the World University Network.

Research Interest

  • Health Policy

  • Equity and Health: migration as a focus

  • Community based health systems

  • Health in student populations

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