Bios of Current Members

Iris Chi, DSW

email iris.chi(at)

Dr. Chi is a professor in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, and is also the director of the Sau Po Centre on Ageing and the associate director of the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention at the University of Hong Kong, China. She has published over fifty articles in regional and international refereed journals. Her other publications include fourteen edited books and monographs and twelve book chapters.

Dr. Chi has been an invited speaker at many international and regional conferences and has been appointed to policy and academic consultant positions, including membership of the Elderly Commission of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, special advisor on aging to the WHO and the UN, advisory board member of the National US Academy of Certified Care Managers, Fellow of interRAI, and advisor to the International Association of Gerontology Asia-Oceania Region. Dr. Chi is a member of many editorial boards of international journals, and has held positions as an honorary professor and research fellow of international research centers on aging, including the University of Victoria, BC, Canada, and the China National Research Center on Aging, Beijing.

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