Our Academic Team

Ms Elsa Lam
Senior Lecturer, Director of Experiential Learning

Elsa Lam began her career as a journalist in Hong Kong and later devoted herself for more than a decade to poverty alleviation in China and Vietnam with World Vision, where she was Head of Operations Department and Sponsorship Director at different times. Before joining HKU, she brought her expertise in monitoring and evaluation in the social development programme to the private forestry sector where she specialised in social compliance, sustainability, and stakeholder engagement issues.

Elsa Lam received a degree in Journalism and Communication from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, an LLM in Law in Development from the University of Warwick as a British Chevening Scholar and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University as a Mason Fellow. Her research interests focus on ethical community engagement and leadership.

Email: lamelsa@hku.hk       Tel: (852) 3917 1241


Dr Ken Yau
Lecturer, Assistant Director of Experiential Learning

Dr Yau received his bachelor and master degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science. After his return from the UK, he was awarded Doctor of Philosophy with his scholarship in labour studies. He started his career as a policy researcher in the Legislative Council for urban development, planning and public works, and had devoted himself for a decade to the areas of corporate social responsibility and ethical consumption as Director of a trans-border advocacy non-governmental organisation. Prior to joining the University of Hong Kong, he had steered various community-based experiential learning projects and coordinated field trips abroad, and had taught a wide range of courses in social sciences for undergraduate and master degree programmes at other universities since 2006.

Email: tkyau@hku.hk        Tel: (852) 3917 1240


Miss Winky Wu
Assistant Lecturer

Winky Wu holds a Master degree in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from the Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) at the University of Manchester as well as a Bachelor degree in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley). Before joining HKU, Winky served as a management consultant in the government. Her research interests focus on social innovation and entrepreneurship in Hong Kong.

Email: winkywmt@hku.hk     Tel: (852) 3917 1244