Our team believe that it is critical to put extensive effort into the improvement of youth mental health in the post-COVID-19 era. Therefore, we co-founded the Mind Ambassador Programme (MAP).
Alan is now a medical student in the University of Hong Kong. He graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy in 2019 with 1st Class Honours. He is passionate in various public health advocacy projects including antimicrobial resistance, anti e-cigarette campaign, sugar reduction and mental health. He is now working for HKU SPH (School of Public Health) for the territory-wide cohort study FAMILY Cohort research project. Alan’s led a joint-university team to organise a summer programme in 2017 on ‘Mental Health X Make Your Own App’ side by side with Iris. He has also studied the mental first aid certificate programme and 1 year psychotherapy diploma programme and served as a peer supporter in HKUMed student wellness team.
Iris is a PhD student in Medical Sciences at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Her research focuses on the role of gut microbiota in the long-term sequelae of COVID-19. Iris has developed a profound interest in mental health during her undergraduate studies at CUHK, where she completed a minor programme in Psychology. Iris aspires to nurture outstanding young leaders to tackle healthcare challenges in the post COVID-19 era. Since 2014, she has been actively playing leadership roles to apply her mental health knowledge in youth education. In 2017, Iris led a joint-university team to organise a summer programme on ‘Mental Health X Make Your Own App’ as the President which has inspired secondary school students to solve public mental health issues by designing their own mobile applications.
James is pursuing his MSc in Big Data Technology at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He graduated with a Bachelor of Computer Science from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) in 2020 with 1st Class Honours. James possesses a strong passion for enhancing public health, particularly in the realms of digital health, teenagers' well-being, and mental health. He was engaged in multiple research projects centered around disease diagnosis using machine learning and computer vision, hosted by the HKUMed (HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine). James has also gained valuable experience working with healthcare service providers, focusing on automating clinical operations.
Judy graduated from the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Global Physician-Leadership Stream) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is currently a doctor at the Hospital Authority. Loving children, she believes all children deserve a healthy and happy childhood and has always stretched her capabilities to better equip herself. She has been an active volunteer in the ‘CUHK Jockey Club Myopia Prevention Programme’ since 2015 which has provided free eye screening and early intervention for over 30, 000 children. Judy has also dedicated herself to multiple research projects both locally and overseas with a particular interest in the area of Sleep Medicine, focusing on how our sleep is related to our neurocognitive functioning and retinal health.