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Prof. Maurice YAP

Professor Maurice Yap
PhD JP
K.B. Woo Family Professor in Optometry
Chair Professor of Optometry
 
Biographical Sketch

Professor Maurice Yap completed his BSc and PhD degrees at the University of Bradford, UK. After postdoctoral studies, he joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1987. From 1991-8, he served as senior lecturer in the Department of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Auckland. He returned to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1998 as Professor and Head of the Department of Optometry and Radiography. From 2005-7, he was Head of the newly formed School of Optometry. He was appointed Associate Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences in 2010. He then served as Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences from 2011-17.

Professor Yap has been a member of the Hospital Authority Board since 2011 and serves on several of its committees, chairing the Main Tender Board and the Medical Services Development Committee. He was appointed Chairman of the Hospital Governing Committee of Shatin Hospital in 2017.  He is a member of the Research Council of the Food and Health Bureau. He serves on accreditation panels for the Nursing Council (HKSAR) and  the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace by the Hong Kong SAR government in 2015.

Professor Yap is an Honorary Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology, The University of Hong  Kong and a Visiting Professor and a doctoral mentor at the West China School of Medicine, Sichuan University.

Professor Yap has had a long-standing research interest in myopia, in particular, the control of myopia progression. His other research interests include primary health care and healthcare systems.