|Australia China Alumni Award for Research & Science
This award recognises alumni who have contributed to the development of research and science which has made a significant impact on the Australia-China community.
All nominees are expected to have advanced current knowledge in a particular field, through significant research or scientific work in an academic, corporate or technological setting.
A nominee’s achievements can span all fields of study and work (for example, sciences, technology, medicine, or academic research).
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|Dr Yi Ji||Dr Kate Smith
|Prof. Siu Fai Yip
|Winner of 2019 Australia China Alumni Award for Research and Science
Prof. Paul Siu Fai YIP
|Chair Professor and Director, Unversity of Hong Kong|
|La Trobe University Alumnus|
|Hong Kong Based|
Professor Paul Siu Fai YIP is the Chair Professor (Population Health) at the Department of Social Work and Social Administration and the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He is also the Foundation Director of the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, HKU. His research interests include suicide prevention, population health, poverty alleviation, biostatistics and demographic studies. He has more than 600 scientific publications with more than 43,000 citations.
He served as the Vice-President of the IASP (2008-2014) and the Secretary-General of the Asian Population Association (2015-2018). He has worked with World Health Organization in promoting suicide prevention. He holds various positions in the Hong Kong community, including the Chair of the research committee of the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong and a strategic partner for suicide prevention with many governments and NGOs in this region. Yip’s many prizes and awards for his achievements and contributions include the Stengel Research Award from the International Association of Suicide Prevention (IASP) in 2011; the Outstanding Researcher Award, outstanding supervisor award and knowledge exchange award from HKU in 2009, 2011, 2018; and the Distinguished Alumni Award from La Trobe University in 2008, for outstanding contributions. Prof. Yip has received the Medal of Honour from the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2017, for his dedicated public and community service, particularly his contributions to the prevention of student suicide.