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Tiger Profile: Vivian K. Lin

Updated: Apr 29

Executive Associate Dean, Professor of Practice (Public Health), LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

Executive Associate Dean, the LKS Faculty of Medicine of Hong Kong University as of March 2019. She is concurrently Professor of Public Health Practice. She was Chair of Public Health from 2000-2013 at La Trobe University in Melbourne before serving the WHO as Director of Health Systems in the Western Pacific Regional Office for 2013-2018, where she led on the global priorities of universal health coverage and sustainable development goals, cross-cutting priority issues of antimicrobial resistance, ageing, and gender-based violence, and on health system development issues including, among others, traditional medicines.

Vivian has also worked at senior executive level in health policy in several Australian jurisdictions, including as Executive Officer of the National Public Health Partnership. She has also consulted widely for the World Bank, UK Department for International Development, Australian Agency for International Development, World Health Organization, and various Australian governments at state and federal levels. In addition, Vivian has served on multiple academic, government and community boards, including, President for Scientific Affairs for the International Union for Health Promotion and Education in 2007-2013, chair of Australian National Network of Academic Public Health Institutions for 2006-2008, member of the public health committee of the Australian Medical Association for 2003-2006, policy convenor for the Public Health Association of Australia in 1995-2001, and board member of the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health for 2003-2009. As ministerial appointee, she was the inaugural president of the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria serving between 2000-2009, member of the Australia-China Council 2006-2009, and member of the Diary Food Safety Board of Victoria for 2000-2003.

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