Prof. YIP Shea-ping
Head and Professor, Department of Health Technology and Informatics, PolyU
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science (1980)
Master of Philosophy (1992)
Outstanding Alumni Award in Scholarly Achievement of PolyU Faculty of Health and Social Sciences (2022)
Having been a medical laboratory technician/ technologist in United Christian Hospital for a decade, Prof. Yip Shea-ping brought with him a wealth of experience to join his alma mater, the then Hong Kong Polytechnic, as a lecturer in 1990, pioneering both the research and education of health technology and informatics since then. Currently heading the Department in his third term, Prof. Yip has championed the programme development of Medical Laboratory Science at bachelor and master levels. He has also advanced research output with an array of external funding opportunities; an acclaimed project of his is the innovation of a portable nucleic acid testing device for COVID-19, which enables fast and accurate results on-site to contribute to anti-pandemic measures. Dedicated to serving society with his expertise, he has been Chairperson of the Grant Review Board of the Health and Medical Research Fund and a member of the Research Council, Food and Health Bureau.