Professor David BRIGGS AM

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of New England, Australia and Mahidol University Thailand
Editor, Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management
Immediate Past President, Society for Health Administration Programs in Education (SHAPE)

The need for authentic leadership in long-term care post pandemic: Australian perspectives

Prof. Briggs is Adjunct Professor at the Mahidol University of Thailand, and Editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management. He is the Immediate Past President of Society for Health Administration Programs in Education (SHAPE). Prof. Briggs is Fellow, Life Member and Past National President of the Australasian College of Health Services Management (ACHSM) and Founding Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Health Service Executives. He was awarded the College gold medal for his contributions to health services and the NSW ACHSM Presidents Award 2014 for his extensive contributions to the College and to health services in NSW.

He has had extensive senior management and governance experience in the public health sector. His consultancy, research and publications include work in the health sector, most recently in PHC, in the Asia Pacific as well as Australia. Currently he is Deputy Chair, Director of a PHN network, HNECCPHN, a Director of DSB Consulting A/Asia P/L and chairs the Research, Innovation, Design and Planning Sub Committee. He is former Chair, New England Medicare Local, former Director, HealthWise P/L, and a former Director of North West Division of General Practice.

Prof. Briggs was previously Head of the Health Management Program at the University of New England and has taught across the range of course units in that program both domestically, and overseas at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research and publications interest focus on health policy, health reform, health systems management and the potential for distributed networks of practice in the delivery of primary health care. He has presented and published extensively in relation to his work in the Asia Pacific and this detail is available at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David_Briggs/timeline.

Ms Alex Westcott CAMPBELL

Senior Editor, Humanities and Social Science (Southeast and East Asia), Springer Singapore

Book publishing with Springer, humanities and social sciences

Ms Alex Westcott Campbell is a senior publishing editor acquiring, commissioning and managing books for Springer in the humanities and social sciences in Southeast and East Asia, based in Singapore. She publishes scholarly books across HSS disciplines in a variety of formats — including research monographs, edited collections, handbooks, short-form Springerbriefs, and major reference works.

Professor Tung-liang CHIANG

Professor and former Dean, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University

COVID-19 and long-term care in Taiwan: Impacts and challenges

Prof. Tung-liang Chiang is a Professor and former Dean of the College of Public Health, National Taiwan University. In 1984, he received his ScD in health policy and management from the Johns Hopkins University. Prof. Chiang is one of the three pioneer architects of Taiwan’s National Health Insurance, which was inaugurated on 1 March 1995. In 2014-2016, he served as the Executive Director of the Higher Education Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan.

Prof. Chiang’s research interest has focused on health care reforms and social determinants of health. Since 2003, he has been the principal investigator for the Taiwan Birth Cohort Study, following up a nationally representative sample of more than 20,000 babies born in 2005. Prof. Chiang has published extensively, including three recent edited books: Health Care System Reform and Policy Research in Taiwan (World Scientific Singapore, 2020), The Third Wave of National Health Insurance Reform in Taiwan (Taipei: Commonwealth Publishing, 2021), and Higher Education in Taiwan: Global, Political and Social Challenges and Future Trends (Springer Nature Singapore, 2021).

Professor Ya-Mei CHEN

Associate Professor, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University

COVID-19 and long-term care in Taiwan: Impacts and challenges

Prof. Ya-Mei Chen is an Associate Professor at National Taiwan University in the College of Public Health’s Institute of Health Policy and Management. Her research focuses on the development of long-term care policy and services for older adults in the U.S. and Asia. She devotes herself to preventing disabilities, supporting healthy ageing and ageing at home, and providing support to family members who care for loved ones with long-term care needs. Her current research projects include efforts to understand how time-varying factors such as exercise and leisure time activity interact with development of functional disability, assess how health behaviors and other factors may shape the relationship between socioeconomic status and functional disability, evaluate policies and services that support disabled older adults and family caregivers, and assess factors that contribute to a system of long-term care services that better supports disabled older adults and their family caregivers. At a time when ageing has become a global challenge, Prof. Chen dreams of finding win-win strategies for supporting older adults toward healthy ageing at home with their loved ones. Prof. Chen earned two master’s degrees and a doctoral degree at the University of Washington in the United States and worked as a faculty member there before beginning her work at National Taiwan University. She is currently an editor of the Journal of Long-Term Care in Taiwan and Journal of Population and Gender Studies, and a consultant of the Senior Citizens’ Institution Section in the Keelung City and the Department of Long-Term Care in the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

Professor Dongwoon HAN

Professor, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, South Korea

Community elderly care using AI/IOT during the COVID-19 pandemic: An experience of South Korea

Prof. Han, MD, MPH, PhD (in health service management) is a Professor at Hanyang University, College of Medicine, and Chairperson of Department of Global Health and Development. He is also a chairperson of both Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, and Department of Medical Administration at Graduate School of Public Policy. He is also currently Director of Institute of Health Services Management, Hanyang University.

He received a bachelor’s degree in medicine from Hanyang University College of Medicine, master’s degree (MPH) from Seoul National University, Graduate School of Public Health, and a doctoral degree from The University of Birmingham (UK).

Prof. Han was a member of WHO working group for various health related topics including traditional medicine. For many years, he has worked as short-term consultant at many developing countries, Vietnam, Nepal, Cambodia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Peru, Honduras and so on. For the Korean government, he has advised national and local governments on health promotion, health planning and Official Development Assistant (in Health). Since 2004, he has been trying to establish a public health programme using traditional Korean medicine in public health care system. Prof. Han is serving as Director of the National Traditional Korean Medicine Research and Development Centre. From 2010 to 2012, he also directed a research team for the evaluation of Korean Case Payment System (KCPC) funded by Health Insurance Review Agency (HIRA).

His research interests focus in interface research between Western and Asian medicine, health care management and economics, ethics, health promotion using traditional medicine and include health financing and insurance; health systems; the economic evaluation of health promotion programmes and emergency and humanitarian services; health and social justice; global health. He has led research and written many papers in health policy and health promotion programme using traditional Korean medicine, health care management, and global health.

Professor Tomonori HASEGAWA

Professor and Chair, Division of Health Policy and Health Service Research Department of Social Medicine, Toho University School of Medicine, Japan


Lessons from COVID-19 pandemic; how to protect the elderly and to build a robust and sustainable healthcare system

Prof. Hasegawa is a Professor and Chair of the Division of Health Policy and Health Service Research Department of Social Medicine at the Toho University School of Medicine of Japan. He had his medical education at the Tokyo University School of Medicine, where he also received his Doctor of Philosophy. He was previously a Resident at the Tokyo University Hospital in Internal Medicine.

He is a member of the Japanese Society of Public Health, Japanese Society of Hygiene, Japanese Society of Transplantation, Japanese Society of Hospital Administration, and Japanese Society of Healthcare Management. He also holds membership of the following specialist councils or committees: Ministry of Labour, Health and Welfare, Committee on Disclosure of Healthcare Information, Committee on the Administration of Healthcare Organisations, Cabinet Office Council for Regulatory Reform, Office for the Promotion of Regulatory Reform and Private Finance Initiative, Japan Council for Quality in Health Care Center for Medical Accident Prevention (vice-chair).

Prof. Hasegawa’s research background includes health policy, health economics, and quality assessment of health care.

Professor David SC HUI, BBS

Chairman, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
Stanley Ho Professor of Respiratory Medicine, CUHK
Director, Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, CUHK
Director, SH Ho Sleep Apnoea Management Center, CUHK
Honorary Consultant Physician, Prince of Wales Hospital

Pandemic situation in 2022: Variants of concern, vaccine effectiveness and lifestyle

Prof. David Hui graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1985. He then trained in Respiratory Medicine and Sleep Medicine in Sydney, Australia.

Prof. Hui was heavily involved in the clinical management of patients with SARS at the Prince of Wales Hospital during the major outbreak in 2003. He served as a WHO advisor to review the clinical management of influenza A (H5N1) during the early human outbreak in Vietnam in Feb 2004 and has since been a regular advisor to the WHO on the clinical management of severe acute respiratory infections. He joined urgent WHO missions for investigation of outbreaks of MERS in Riyadh and South Korea in 2013 and 2015 respectively. He has contributed to the WHO treatment guidelines including the clinical management of influenza A (H5N1) virus in 2007, clinical management of influenza A (H1N1) pandemic in 2009, and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and the WHO training workshop in the clinical management of influenza A (H7N9) and COVID-19. He has served as an advisor to the HKSAR government on COVID-19 since January 2020.

Prof. Hui has published over 360 peer-reviewed journal articles and 24 book chapters since joining the CUHK in 1998.

Dr The Honourable LAM Ching-choi, SBS, JP

Chairman, Elderly Commission
Member of Executive Council, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Chief Executive Officer, Haven of Hope Christian Service

Long-term care in Hong Kong: Lessons learned from the pandemic

Dr Lam Ching-choi is a specialist in paediatric and community medicine and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Haven of Hope Christian Service. Under his leadership, Haven of Hope Christian Service is one of the pioneers in the provision of holistic care for the elderly in Hong Kong.

Dr Lam is a non-official member of the Executive Council of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He also serves as the Chairman of the Elderly Commission and the Council for Sustainable Development to advise the Government on the related policies. He is also the Supervisory Board Member of the HK Housing Society.

Dr Lam was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star in 2019. Apart from receiving Honorary Fellowship from Lingnan University in 2018, he was also given the Ageing Asia Global Ageing Influencer Award (Special Recognitions) for his devotion to public services and his influence on policy-making for the global ageing trend.

Professor Kenneth Kwing-Chin LEE

Professor of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Monash University Malaysia

The economics of immunization: Ensuring value amidst resource constraints

Prof. Lee is Professor of Pharmacy at Monash University Malaysia. He obtained his undergraduate degree in pharmacy f rom the University of Washington in Seattle, USA, and his subsequent higher qualif ications from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the University of Oxford, UK.

He is widely recognised as one of the pioneers in pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research in Asia, and was the Founding President of the Hong Kong Chapter of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research that was established in 1999. Prof. Lee was a Professor and Associate Director of External Affairs of the CUHK School of Pharmacy, of which he was a Founding Member before he moved to Malaysia.

His previous academic appointments included Adjunct Professor of the CUHK School of Pharmacy, Honorary Professor of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong, and Visiting Professor of the University of London School of Pharmacy, UK (2008-2011).

He was appointed by the HKSAR Government as a Justice of the Peace in 2003 for his outstanding community services. He has published extensively in international peer-reviewed journals. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Medical Economics since 2006 and recently appointed as Topic Editor in Health Economics and Outcomes Research by Frontiers in Pharmacology.

Dr PHUA Kai Hong

Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

PhD in Social Administration - Health Economics (LSE), SM in Health Services Administration & Population Sciences AB cum laude (Harvard)

Sustainable savings for health and long-term care financing in Singapore

Dr Phua is Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies and held a previous professorship at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He is currently Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, Nazarbayev University. He has taught health management and social policy, health economics and global health in the various programmes in public policy. He was Associate Professor and Head, Health Services Research at the NUS Department of Community, Occupational & Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine. He graduated with honors cum laude at Harvard University and received graduate degrees from the Harvard School of Public Health (Master in Health Services Administration & Population Sciences) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (PhD in Social Administration, specializing in Health Economics). He was the recipient of a Harvard College Scholarship, the Sigma Scholarship from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, and the National University of Singapore Overseas Graduate Scholarship. He delivered the 2012 ST Lee Lecture at Menzies Centre for Health Policy, University of Sydney and the Australian National University.

Dr Phua has produced over 200 publications and papers in the field of health policy & management and related areas, including the history of health services, population ageing, health economics & financing.. He is author of Singapore Chronicles: Healthcare (2018) and principal co-editor of Ageing Asia: Contemporary Trends and Policy Issues (2019). He is lead editor of the Social Science & Medicine special issue on Health Systems in Asia (2017), led the Rockefeller Foundation-funded project on Trends Monitoring in Asia, from 1999-2014 as Principal Investigator, and is co-lead author of the overview for the Lancet Series on Health in Southeast Asia (2011). He is a Founding Member of the Asian Health Systems Reform Network (DRAGONET); was a past Chair, Executive Board of Asia-Pacific Health Economics Network; and past Associate Editor of Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health and Singapore Economic Review.

He has undertaken numerous international consulting assignments for governments, multi-national corporations and non-governmental organisations. He was a member of the WHO Expert Committee on the Economics of Healthy Ageing (2018-2019), Experts’ Forum on NCDs in Emerging Countries (2019), and the International Think-Tank on Health Insurance, Executive Council, Government of Dubai (2007-2008). In the region, he has served as Chairman, Technical Advisory Group on Health Sector Development of the World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office (2000-2005) and moderated the Ministerial Roundtable on Health and Poverty at the WHO Regional Meeting in 2000 and the WHO Bi-Regional Meeting on Health Care Financing in 2005. He has consulted to organisations like the Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health, the International Red Cross, Asian Development Bank, United Nations Economic & Social Commission for the Asia-Pacific, World Bank and World Health Organization.


Director and Associate Professor, ASEAN Institute for Health Development, Mahidol University, Thailand
Executive Director, ASEAN University Network for Health Promotion Network

MD, MPA (1st class Hons), DHSM (UNE), Diplomate Thai Board of Family Practice, Diplomate Thai Board of Preventive Medicine (Public Health Track)

Responses to an ageing society, long-term care policies, and COVID-19: The ASEAN and Thailand experience

Dr Tejativaddhana, a general practitioner by profession, has been in senior executive roles in Thailand's public and private sectors for many years. He was the Founding Director of the Lower-northern Region Heart Centre at Naresuan University (NU), Phitsanulok, Thailand; advisor to the Minister of Public Health in Thailand; member of the Senate Standing Committee on Public Health; member of the Subcommittee on Health Services Reform of the National Reform Council; former Vice President of Navamindradhiraj University, Bangkok; former Director of the College of Health Systems Management at NU; and former Dean of the Faculty of Public Health at NU.

At Mahidol University (MU), he has been tasked to reform the AIHD to provide added focus on global health, health policy and development, and active ageing. He initiated a collaboration between MU and the International Labour Organization (ILO). He established the special track on social health protection (SHP) for the existing Master of Primary Health Care Management (International Programme) and the CONNECT (Regional Technical Facility on SHP) supported by ILO. Aside from being the Director of AIHD, MU, he is also designated as the Executive Director of the ASEAN University Network for Health Promotion Network (AUN-HPN) since 2021. In AUN-HPN, his role is to serve and facilitate its members to play an active role in promoting health for university staff and students and be a change agent in improving health promotions for better health for all.

Dr TSANG Ho Fai, Thomas

President, Hong Kong College of Community Medicine
Member, Government's Vaccination Program Task Force
Former Controller, Centre for Health Protection


What evolving trends in healthcare may we expect to see in a post-pandemic world?

Dr Tsang graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong in 1990. He joined the Department of Health, HKSARG in 1992 where he worked until 2012. He became Controller of the Centre for Health Protection between 2007 and 2012.

Dr Tsang’s main field of expertise lies in epidemiology and the public health prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Dr Tsang is now President of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine, Chairman of the Occupational Deafness Compensation Board, and member of the Hospital Authority. He serves in a number of expert and advisory committees in the Government including the Steering Committee on Non-Communicable Diseases, Advisory Panel on COVID-19 vaccines and Cancer Coordinating Committee (and Chairman of its subsidiary Cancer Expert Working Group on Cancer Prevention and Screening).

Professor Peter P. YUEN

Dean, College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE)
Professor, Department of Management and Marketing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

BA, MBA [S.U.N.Y. (Buffalo)]; PhD (Birm.); FCHSM (Aust.)

Health and long-term care systems reform in Hong Kong: Insights from the COVID-19 pandemic

Prof. Peter P. Yuen is Dean of the College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). He is also Professor of PolyU’s Department of Management and Marketing. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Master in Business Administration degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA, and his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Health Economics from the University of Birmingham, UK.

Prior to his appointment as Dean of CPCE, Prof. Yuen held a number of management positions at PolyU, including Associate Vice-President (Management), Director of the Public Policy Research Institute, and Head of the Department of Management. He was also the Founding Director of the Doctor of Business Administration programme in the Faculty of Business.

Prof. Yuen’s research mainly focuses on public policy formulation and evaluation, and health services management. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Public Administration and Policy and an Editorial Committee member of Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management. He was also a consultant for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and the Bauhinia Foundation on a number of public policy related projects including the West Kowloon Cultural District, Sustainable Built Environment, Subsidised Homeownership, Managed Care in Hong Kong, and Health Systems Reform.

Prof. Yuen is currently the immediate Past Chairman of the Federation for Self-financing Tertiary Education (Hong Kong). He has served as a member of the HKSAR Government Manpower Development Committee, Health and Medical Development Advisory Committee, and the Committee on Self-financing Post-secondary Education. He is a Founding Fellow of the Hong Kong College of Health Services Executives, and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian College of Health Services Management. He once served as Vice-President of the Chinese National Institute of Health Care Management Education, and President of the Hong Kong Public Administration Association.