About WCRF Hong Kong

World Cancer Research Fund Hong Kong raises awareness that cancer is largely preventable.

Our WCRF Hong Kong Ambassador promotes World Cancer Research Fund in Hong Kong and across Asia, supported by WCRF International.

Professor Lam is located at the University of Hong Kong, and has worked with WCRF International on our science-related activities, including our grant programme.

TH Lam represented the Charity and promoted and contributed to the Charity’s work in various ways. These included attending conferences, promoting WCRF work to their contacts and lecturing on cancer prevention to medical students at the University of Hong Kong.

Professor Tai Hing Lam

Professor Tai Hing LamProfessor Tai Hing Lam is Emeritus Professor, Hon Clinical Professor, Former Chair Professor in Community Medicine & Sir Robert Kotewall Professor in Public Health at the University of Hong Kong.

Professor Lam was awarded an MSc in medical sociology and an MSc in occupational medicine in 1980 and 1981, respectively, from the University of London. He received his MD from the University of Hong Kong in 1988. His expertise focuses primarily on epidemiology and control of non-communicable diseases, with particular emphasis on tobacco control.

He has published about 200 papers in international peer-reviewed journals on tobacco-control related areas, and has contributed to four World Health Organization reports and one IARC report on reversal of risk after quitting.

As a follow-up, he has been appointed by the WHO as a short-term consultant, temporary advisor or expert participant on more than ten occasions.

Prof Lam speaks at a panel session during the launch of the 2018 Diet and Cancer Report
Prof Lam speaks at a panel session during the launch of the 2018 Diet and Cancer Report

Professor Lam is a principal investigator in several major epidemiological studies, including the Guangzhou Occupational Cohort Study (160,000 subjects), the Hong Kong Elderly Health Services Cohort Study (60,000 subjects) and the FAMILY project (a Jockey Club Initiative for a Harmonious Society with a donation of HKD250m). He has published over 600 papers in international peer-reviewed journals.

He is a fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Occupational Medicine, the UK Faculty of Public Health, the London Faculty of Occupational Medicine, the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

He served as a member of the World Cancer Research Fund’s research grant programme panel from November 2008 (2008-09 grant cycle) to September 2016 (2015-16 grant cycle).

Previous ambassadors

Dr Judy Ho worked as a consultant in the Division of Colorectal Surgery at Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong since 2005. Her main research area is colorectal cancer.

Kris Lok holds a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests focus primarily on maternal and child health, as well as infant feeding.

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