La Trobe Asia is proud to introduce Professor Vivian Lin as the inaugural La Trobe Asia adjunct professor.
Professor Lin has a long history of public health service and research in a number of countries across the Asian region. She is currently the Executive Associate Dean of LKS Faculty of Medicine and Chair of Public Health at Hong Kong University, one of the highest-ranked universities in Asia.
Her previous roles include the Head of the School of Public Health (2000-2005) and Chair of Public Health (2000-2013) at La Trobe University, and she was the Director of Health Systems Division for the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Western Pacific Region from 2013-2018, where she led on the global priorities of universal health coverage and sustainable development goals.
"I am a long admirer of the work of La Trobe Asia and am delighted to be connected," says Professor Lin. "COVID-19 responses across East and Southeast Asia has demonstrated how public health is intertwined with politics, economics, society, and environment."
"‘Building back better’ will require collaborative leadership and governance, and La Trobe Asia will have an important part to play in supporting learning and knowledge management across the region."
Professor Lin's three-year role as the La Trobe Asia adjunct professor will be to represent and champion La Trobe’s research profile and credentials across the region, advise and support the La Trobe community engaged in Asia-related research and collaboration, and have a strong involvement in developing strategies for growing La Trobe’s regional reputation.
"Professor Lin will be a tremendous asset to La Trobe Asia and the wider La Trobe University community," says Dr Bec Strating, the Executive Director La Trobe Asia. "She brings a wealth of experience to the role which will provide La Trobe University with opportunities to contribute to post-COVID 19 recovery in the public health space across the region, and I look forward to engaging with her during the course of her fellowship."