Judges

Thank you to our judges and shortlisters for volunteering their time

to review the Mind HK Media Awards submissions.

感謝我們的評判義務協助評審 Mind HK 媒體獎作品。

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Dr Chan Kai Tai
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong


Throughout the years, apart from clinical practice in Psychiatry, Dr Chan has been involved in various teaching and administrative works as well as research activities. In addition, he has been advocating territory-wide mental health promotion campaigns and community projects for public education and anti-stigmatization.
 
On the other hand, he has been a professional songwriter since his medical student days, with subsequent involvement in a wide range of cross-media and cultural works across the decades.
 
Cultivating in both Psychiatry and culture, he began to realize their common ground in humanity, in the midst of the emerging upheavals for human beings and our world across the Millennium, embarking on further exploration in inter-disciplinary studies.
 
His recent academic interest is on the impact of the post-Millennial world to human mind, mental health and society, including Youth Mental Health, Digitalization and Human Mind, Culture and Psychiatry as well as Addiction and Internet Addiction.

 
Mr Michael Chan

Learning and Engagement Manager, Diversity and Inclusion in Asia Network, Community Business

Michael is currently the Learning and Engagement Manager at the Diversity and Inclusion in Asia Network of Community Business. He is a Diversity, Inclusion, and Wellbeing Professional with cross-disciplinary knowledge in psychology and public health. Michael supports clients across a range of industries to find solutions to diversity challenges within their business by providing a combination of consulting and training services, as well as conducting roundtables and mixers to facilitate discussions on diversity, inclusion, and employee wellbeing as a societal and business issue.

 

On a voluntary basis, Michael is part of the Global Shapers Community Hong Kong Hub, a global youth leadership initiative of the World Economic Forum. He is leading the hub’s mental health initiative, branded as “Shaping Minds”, that aims to raise awareness about workplace mental wellbeing, normalizes the discussion on workplace mental health, and ultimately improves community wellbeing of Hong Kong.

 

Michael is also an alumnus of the American Express Leadership Academy, a leadership program for young social purpose leaders and innovators. He is interested in anything related to diversity and inclusion, public health, and the translation of psychological science research to the real world.

 

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michael holds a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Psychology, and he completed his Master of Public Health at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is native in Cantonese and fluent in English and Mandarin.

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Dr Cheng Qijin
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, CUHK; Honorary Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, HKU
 
Dr. Qijin Cheng is an Assistant Professor at Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and Honorary Assistant Professor at Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). She was a journalist and later pursued her PhD degree focusing on suicide and the media in the Chinese context. Her research interests include media/social media effects on suicide and suicide prevention and use of new technologies in social services. She has received the Knowledge Exchange Excellence Award from HKU and the Young Researcher Award from CUHK for her impactful research and engagement with mass media and social media professionals in suicide prevention. She is a member of the Media Task Force of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and was invited to contribute to the latest version of WHO media guidelines for reporting suicide. She is an academic advisor for OpenUp (the first online crisis intervention service in Hong Kong) and Taipei Lifeline, and has been invited to provide training on suicide news reporting and online suicide information dissemination in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, and Malaysia.
Dr King Wa Fu
Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong
 
King-wa FU is an Associate Professor at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC), The University of Hong Kong. His research interests include China's information governance, media and political participation, computational social sciences, health and the media, and younger generation's media use.
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Jasmine Leung
Freelance Journalist based in Hong Kong

 
Jasmine is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in Agence France-Presse (AFP), NBC News, The Daily Telegraph, Hong Kong Free Press and the Radio Television Hong Kong. She is also the host and producer for her own debut podcast show From the Wallflowers, a 19-episode series recording different mental health stories found in Hong Kong. The show was awarded the winner of 2019 Asian American Journalists Association’s (AAJA) Digital Student Award sponsored by Google News Initiative, together with the Student Journalist Award and Digital Champion in 2019 Mind HK Media Awards.  
Recovering from her mental health disorder, Jasmine now shares her experience as a patient in order to raise awareness about youth mental health. She also advocates self-compassion, reducing stigma around mental illness and suicide prevention during her spare time. She loves pineapples and beagles.
Dr Pauline Luk
Lecturer, Bau Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education, The University of Hong Kong
 
Dr Luk Po Ling Pauline is currently a lecturer and project manager at the Bau Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education (BIMHSE) of The University of Hong Kong (HKU), coordinating the online learning project and service/humanitarian work for the medical students in the Enrichment Year.  Pauline graduated with the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore.  Her research area is on the communication challenges using alternative medicine in Singapore.  She has rich experience in health communication as a practitioner and a teacher.  She was an assistant professor at the Department of Journalism and Communications at Hong Kong Shue Yan University, teaching public relations, event management, integrated marketing, and media relations.  She has also worked as public relations consultants for several public relations agencies & non-government organization, copywriter of an advertising agency, and reporter in Hong Kong.  She also served as volunteer for several NGOs, such as AIDS Concerns, Society for AIDS Care, Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics in Singapore.  She is an advisor for Mental Health Youth Ambassador Programme, Public Awareness Committee of The Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists.
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Nanki Luthra
Programme Coordinator (Mental Health & Wellbeing) at KELY Support Group
 
Nanki graduated with a Master Degree in Public Health/Management from University of New South Wales and Bachelor Degree in Nursing from the University of Western Sydney. Prior to joining KELY, she worked at an NGO catering towards asylum seekers and illegal migrants in Hong Kong. With a background in public health and mental health nursing, she has worked with some of the most disadvantaged members of society in Hong Kong and Australia. Nanki understands that youth are the pillars of the future, and youth mental health and education are of utmost importance. Being an ethnic minority and having studied in school in Hong Kong, she is able to understand issues young people face. She hopes to use her skills to educate and support young people and to empower themselves to make informed decisions.
Mr Aaron Stadlin-Robbie
Founder & Host, Talking Mental

Host and founder Aaron Stadlin-Robbie lays himself bare.

A long-term sufferer of anxiety and panic attacks, TALKING MENTAL is Aaron’s platform to speak frankly to those in the know. A dedicated advocate for mental health anti-stigma campaigns, Aaron’s mission is to start meaningful and most importantly relatable conversations on the subject.

In addition to hosting multiple live TALKING MENTAL events for the likes of Mind HK and IRIS Wellness Festival, Aaron was a participant at the 1 Voice Summit 2019 in Copenhagen and has worked with high profile corporate partners to provide informative and informal advice to employees and clients alike.

Whilst helping himself to understand his own anxiety, he hopes it will encourage anyone who has been affected to start TALKING MENTAL
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Nick Thorpe
East Asia Director, Telum Media

Nick J. Thorpe is an Author, MC, and Writer, and has almost two decades of experience as a journalist, communicator, and content creator in Europe and Asia. He currently manages Telum Media’s business in East Asia, and is an advocate for mental health, diversity and equality in the media and communications industry across APAC.
Mr Eric Wishart
Special Projects Editor, AFP news agency

 
Eric Wishart is a former editor-in-chief of AFP and currently a member of the agency’s global news management responsible for special editorial projects.
He lectures in journalism at Hong Kong Baptist University and Hong Kong University, teaching conflict reporting and feature writing. He is also vice-president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong, and is co-chair of its press freedom committee.
Drawing from his experiences over five decades in the news business, he is currently writing a book about the global impact of fake news and disinformation.
He began his journalism career in the Scottish newspapers in 1973 and joined AFP in 1984, working in Paris, the Middle East and Asia. In 1999, he became the first non-French editor-in-chief in the history of AFP, the world’s oldest news agency that traces its origins back to 1835.
After six years as editor-in-chief in Paris he returned to Hong Kong as Asia-Pacific director, and since 2012 has been a member of the agency’s global news management.
He drew up the AFP Charter setting out the Agency’s guiding principles; its code of ethics, which has been published in English, French, Arabic, Spanish and Chinese; the Agency’s 20 Principles of Sourcing; and the latest version of the AFP Stylebook.
He is a member of PEN America, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Asian American Journalists Association.
Vanessa Yu
Social Worker (I), TWGHs Lok Ching Community Mental Health Education and Promotion Service Centre
 
Ms. Vanessa YU graduated with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Master degree in social work. She is a registered social worker who works for the TWGHs Lok Ching Community Mental Health Education and Promotion Service Centre.  Her main duty is to co-ordinate the public education programs on mental wellness including the online mental health promotion project, “Radio-i-Care” and the Mobility Van for Publicity Service on Mental Wellness (MVP) in Kowloon West District of Hong Kong. She is experienced on online mental health video production and managing mental health public education programs.
Lucy Zhou
Senior Investment Principal, Jardine Matheson

Lucy has more than 15 years of experience in FinTech, eCommerce, strategy, marketing, business development, M&A and corporate governance. Lucy is currently the Senior Investment Principal in Jardines’ China team. She was previously the Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at livi Bank, where she was a founding member that set up the joint venture, obtained the banking licence and launched livi to the public.
Prior to moving to Hong Kong, she was the Senior Manager heading up Commercial at Wesfarmers Industrials Division.  Wesfarmers is Australia’s largest listed conglomerate with retail operations and a diversified industrials division. Lucy was also the Head of Trading for Coles Online, the eCommerce business of Coles, one of Australia’s largest supermarket chains and owned by Wesfarmers. Before this, she was the Head of Investor Relations, Business Development and Corporate Strategy at Coles.
Lucy started her career in investment banking, first with Macquarie Bank and then UBS in Sydney.
 
She is passionate about leading and growing businesses by bridging cultures, bringing together diverse teams and leveraging technology. She is an avid believer that mental health is important at every stage of life and that the more we learn about it the better we can support those in our lives who struggle with mental health conditions.
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Thomas Fung
Center in Charge, Mental Wellness of Children and Youth, Baptist Oi Kwan Social Service.

Mr. Fung Chak Tong, Thomas who is a social worker in mental health service for over ten years. His academic achievement was bachelor degree of social work and master degree of behavioral health. And now, he is further pursue his study as Doctoral degree of social work and his study interest in common mood disorders and personality psychology. Regards his professional achievement, he is a Certified Addiction Counselor of National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) and Facilitator in Personality Dimensions.  With more than 10 years of practical experiences, he has conducted different mode of psycho education training and remedial session for children & youth, social service staff, school teachers and general public.

 

Shortlisters

Joanna Ng

Yarlin Ng

Melissa Kong

Michelle Kwan

Nicole Lee

Jasmine Li

Carol Liang

Olivia Parker

Ophelia Tam