Professor the Honourable
Sophia Chan Siu-chee
|Secretary for Food and Health|
|Assumed office |
1 July 2017
|Chief Executive||Carrie Lam|
|Preceded by||Ko Wing-man|
|Born||1958 (age 61–62)|
|Alma mater||University of Manchester (MEd)|
Harvard University (MPH)
University of Hong Kong (PhD)
She was educated at the St. Paul's Secondary School. She was subsequently graduated from the University of Manchester with a Master of Education, the Harvard University with a Master of Public Health and the University of Hong Kong with a Doctor of Philosophy Degree. She was a Professor in Nursing and Director of Research in HKU's School of Nursing and an Assistant Dean of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of HKU.
She was involved in tobacco control and smoking cessation promotion and was a consultant to the World Health Organization on training health-care professionals in tobacco dependency treatment interventions through advocacy and education.
Subsequently, in 2018 she declined to speak in support of banning bear-bile products, the production of which is considered inhumane and cruel, in Hong Kong.
| Under Secretary for Food and Health
| Secretary for Food and Health