Jean Woo

  • Senior Medical Research Fellowship in 1999 at Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor Jean Woo graduated from Cambridge University in 1974.  After medical posts in the Charing Cross, Hammersmith, and Brompton Hospitals, she worked in part time posts in general practice as well as research in the University of Hong Kong.  She joined the Department of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1985 as Lecturer responsible for the development of the teaching and service in Geriatric Medicine, becoming Head of the Department in 1993 until 1999, Chief of Service of Medicine and Geriatric Unit at Shatin Hospital from 1993, and Chair Professor of Medicine in 1994.  From 2000-6 she was Head of the Department of Community and Family Medicine, and from 2001-5 Director of the newly established School of Public Health. She is known for her pioneering studies into the epidemiology of common chronic diseases affecting the elderly in Hong Kong, the impact of nutrition on health, among the adult Hong Kong population and the elderly in institutional settings, and the development and evaluation of various modes of service delivery for the elderly.


Currently she heads the Division of Geriatric Medicine of the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, is Chief of Service (General) of the Medicine and Geriatric Unit at Shatin Hospital, and Honorary Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong.  Her research interests include chronic diseases affecting elderly people, health services research, nutrition epidemiology, quality of life issues at the end of life, with over 550 articles in peer-reviewed indexed journals.