Our Team

Prof. CHAN Ying Yang, Emily


Professor Chan is a clinical humanitarian doctor and global academic expert in public health and humanitarian medicine. She joined GX Foundation in 2019 as CEO.  Concurrently, she serves as Professor and Assistant Dean (Global Engagement) of Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Director of Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) and Director of Centre for Global Health (CGH) at Chinese University of Hong Kong;  Visiting Professor of Nuffield Department of Medicine at University of Oxford; Senior Fellow of Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and  Visiting Scholar of FXB Center at Harvard University; Honorary Professor of Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at University of Hong Kong; Global Co-chairperson of WHO Thematic Platform for Health Emergency & Disaster Risk Management Research Group; member of Asia Science Technology and Academia Advisory Group (ASTAAG); and Director of Centre of Excellence (ICoE-CCOUC), Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR). To date, Professor Chan has published 16 textbooks and more than 400 international peer-reviewed academic, technical, and conference articles related to disaster and humanitarian medical assistance; climate change and health; monitoring and evaluation of health-related field programmes; and Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management. 


Professor Chan has gained extensive frontline emergency relief experience since the mid 90’s that spans across 20 countries. She was awarded the 2005 World Ten Outstanding Young Person Award, the Global Caring Physician Award, the 2017 Hong Kong Humanity Award, the 2015 Leader of the Year Award, the 2016 Chinese National Geographic Explorer, the 2017 University Grant Council Teaching Award and in the following year the Mainland China National Teaching Award.

Dr. LIU Sida

Project Director

Sida Liu has a doctoral degree in public health and has extensive field experience in humanitarian-related programmes, public health field assessments, programme implementation and evaluation since 2011. He holds honorary lectureship at the JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was also the coordinator and training manager for various technical training programme for health authorities and technical departments in the mainland of China and countries in the Belt and Road regions.

LAI Men Wai, Mauraeer

Administrative Director

Mauraeer Lai has a professional background training in business management and accounting.  She has obtained a dual master degree in business administration and master of science in accounting.  She has accumulated management experiences in various non-governmental charities with specialization mainly in volunteer management and brand-building.

Caroline DUBOIS

Project Director (Africa) and Head of Internship & Research and Development

Caroline Dubois is trained as a public health professional and has health programme implementation and management experiences on international and inter-agency levels in Asia and Africa. She is fluent in Chinese, English and French and has worked as a project officer for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations in Geneva, Switzerland where she managed the delivery of technical assistance in immunisation in French-speaking Africa. She also holds honorary academic position at the JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Lam Wing Yin

Project Director (SEA) & Head of Community Project Department

Lam Wing Yin is a trained journalist and international development policy analyst. She has more than 15 years of experience working with international development NGOs. She has extensive experience in community programme development and grant management for poverty alleviation projects and humanitarian relief work in Asia, Africa and Latin America. She is fluent in Chinese and English. She obtained a Master degree in international relations in 1999 and Master of Philosophy degree in international development studies in 2004. In 2022, she is a Certified Environmental, Social and Governance Analyst (CESGA®️)