1. Cardiovascular and Respiratory Research
2. Ageing and Related Diseases
3. Drug Delivery and Translational Research
4. Big Data for Medication Safety and Pharmacoeconomics
5. Precision Medicine
For more information or to express interest to join the research areas, please email the supervisor or the specified contact point in the description. Interested candidates are advised to enclose with your email:
Research postgraduate studies enquiries specific to the department/school’s research should be directed to the Chairman of the Departmental Research Postgraduate Committee:
Professor Y Wang
Information on the research programme, funding support and admission documentations could be referenced online at the Research Postgraduate Admissions website.
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Place of Origin: Canada
Progress: PhD Year 3
Supervisor: Dr EW Chan
“If you can, try to ‘test’ working with your supervisor and their lab to get to know their work culture before deciding to commit to a PhD.”
Joseph Blais, a third year PhD student, came to Hong Kong 4 years ago from Canada, and quickly found himself involved in the research work of Dr Esther Chan, first as a research assistant at the Centre for Safe Medication Practice and Research, and then as her PhD student, investigating the use and effectiveness of cholesterol medications.
“Since my supervisor works closely with the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, our lab has access to high-quality electronic health data. By analysing different sources of real-world data we have a clearer understanding of how patients use cholesterol drugs in Hong Kong and internationally.”
Reflecting on his research journey, Joe advises prospective applicants to get in touch with the lab and its current students to learn more about their projects, “I was lucky to work with my team for about 6 months before committing to a PhD…I realised I enjoyed research and decided to take advantage of the opportunity to do a PhD at HKU.”