Professor and Director
School of Chinese Medicine,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BSc in Medical Science (TCM, Guangzhou University of TCM, 1987)
PhD in Pharmacognosy (King’s College London, 1999)
1987-1990 Medical Doctor, the Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Provincial Research Institute of TCM, China.
1991 - 1998 Herbalist and acupuncturist, Institute of Chinese Medicine, London, UK
1998 - 2002 Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Social Science, Middlesex University, London, UK
2002 - 2003 Assistant Professor, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau
2003 - 2010 Assistant Professor, School of Chinese Medicine, CUHK
2010 - 2020 Associate Professor, School of Chinese Medicine, CUHK
Start from 2017 Associate Director, School of Chinese Medicine, CUHK
Start from 2017 Director, Hong Kong Institute of Integrative Medicine
Start from 2020 Professor, School of Chinese Medicine, CUHK
Chinese medicine (Clinical practice)
Clinical trials on Chinese medicine
Pharmacology of Chinese medicine
Research Interest :
R & D on Chinese medicines for the treatment of pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, psoriasis and atopic dermatitis
Clinical trials on the effectiveness and safety of Chinese medical interventions, including (1) acupuncture for overactive bladder in elderly; (2) an innovative Chinese herbal formula for atopic dermatitis; (3) Chinese herb Gou-teng for mild cognitive impairment; (4) modified Wu-Zi-Yan-Zong-Wan for male infertility; and (5) a Chinese herbal prescription for leg cramp in elderly.
Pharmacological evaluations using in vitro and in vivo models on herb-drug interactions between Chinese medicines and pharmaceuticals in the areas of hyperthyroidism and prostate cancer.
Phytochemical studies of Chinese medicines.
Literature reviews using systematic review and meta-analysis approaches on the effectiveness and safety of Chinese medical interventions including herbal medicine and acupuncture & moxibustion.