Dr. Janet Chan (Senior Lecturer and Programme Coordinator, MSc in Environmental Management, School of Biological Sciences)
B.Sc. in Environmental Life Science (Hons) (HKU),
M.Sc. in Environmental and Public Health Management (HKBU),
Ph.D. in Environmental Health and Toxicology (HKBU)

Fields of interest

• Waste management, environmental education, environmental risk assessment, environmental policy 

• Teaching & learning in higher education  

Dr. Janet Chan is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Hong Kong. She also serves as the Program Coordinator and Chief Examiner for the Master of Science in Environmental Management program. Her research and teaching areas include environmental and climate education, waste management, environmental pollution, environmental health, and research methods. Dr. Chan's dedication to teaching and learning in higher education has been recognized through various accolades, including her appointment as an Inaugural Member of the HKU Teaching Academy and the Senior Fellowship of Advanced HE in 2022. She received the University's Outstanding Teaching Award in 2020 and the Science Faculty's Teaching Excellence Award in 2019. Additionally, she holds professional memberships in various environmental professional societies and is frequently sought after by government bodies, environmental organizations, and social NGOs for her expertise and advice. 

Before joining HKU as an academic, Dr. Chan worked at the headquarters of an international social NGO in Geneva, Switzerland. There, she developed programs focused on the Millennium Development Goals (the predecessor to the UNSDGs) and was delegated as the organization's global focal point on climate change. Her work also centered around promoting youth empowerment.