SPH 20th Anniversary - Master of Public Health Alumni Sharing: “Practising public health: from Hong Kong to New Zealand” by Dr June Leung


Practising public health: from Hong Kong to New Zealand

As one of the celebratory events of the SPH 20th Anniversary, the Professional Development (PD) Hub of the School of Public Health will be hosting a Master of Public Health Alumni Sharing session on January 19, 2024, with details as follows:


Practising public health: from Hong Kong to New Zealand


Dr June Leung

Public Health Physician and Researcher


January 19, 2024 (Friday)


13:00 – 14:00 (HKT)


Lecture Theatre 2, 1/F, HKUMed Academic Building, 3 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam,

Hong Kong (view map)


In-person and Zoom



Dr June Leung relocated from Hong Kong to Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) in 2019, and is currently a public health physician at the National Public Health Service (Northern Region), Te Whatu Ora (Health New Zealand), where she is responsible for the alcohol portfolio. She is also a senior researcher at SHORE and Whariki Research Centre, Massey University, where her research focuses on global alcohol policy. After completing the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at the University of Hong Kong (HKU), she worked as a medical officer at the Department of Health in Hong Kong and then at the HKU School of Public Health, where she was Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Master of Public Health (MPH) programme.


About the Seminar

In this seminar, Dr June Leung (MBBS 2008, MPH 2012, MD 2017) will be reflecting on her career journey practising public health in Hong Kong and Aotearoa New Zealand. She will share her learnings about how colonisation and racism undermine health equity, and how the commercial determinants of health reinforce inequities, illustrated through the experiences of alcohol and tobacco control in Aotearoa, New Zealand.


Please register here.

Registration will be closed on January 18 (Thursday) at Noon. A confirmation email will be sent to successful registrants.


For enquiries, please email Dr Polly Wong at pollywong@hku.hk.