Vivian Lin

Executive Associate Dean,

LKS Faculty of Medicine,

The University of Hong Kong

Professor Vivian Lin is Executive Associate Dean at Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong.  She has 40 years of experience in public health, with a variety of leading roles in policy and programme development, health services planning, research and teaching, and senior administration in complex organizations. She was Chair of Public Health at La Trobe University in Melbourne before serving the WHO as Director of Health Systems in the Western Pacific Regional Office.. She is the author of several leading textbooks in Australia on health policy and planning, as well as on China. She has served on multiple editorial boards for leading journals, including Lancet Global Health and as health policy editor for Social Science and Medicine. She is currently a member of the Lancet Commission on Gender and Global Health and the Technical Advisory Group on Universal Health Coverage for the WHO Western Pacific Region, amongst various contributions to global health.She was a member of the International Panel on Social Progress and chaired its health cross-cutting group. Professor Lin has 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, as well as served on multiple academic, government and community boards in relation to health promotion (as Vice President of International Union for Health Promotion and Education), public health education and research (as chair of Australian National Network of Academic Public Health Institutions), complementary health workforce regulation (notably as inaugural president of the Chinese Medicine Registration Board of Victoria), and China relations (including Australia-China Council). Professor Lin earned her BA from Yale University and MPH and DrPH from UC Berkeley.