J. Woo graduated from Cambridge University in 1974. After medical posts in the Charing Cross, Hammersmith, and Brompton Hospitals, she worked in part-time posts in general practice as well as research in The University of Hong Kong. She joined the Department of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1985 as a Lecturer responsible for the development of the teaching and service in Geriatric Medicine, becoming Head of the Department from 1993 until 1999, Chief of Service of the Medicine and Geriatric Unit at Shatin Hospital since 1993, and Chair Professor of Medicine in 1994. From 2000 to 2006, Woo was the Head of the Department of Community and Family Medicine, and from 2001 to 2005, the Director of the newly established School of Public Health. Currently, she heads the Division of Geriatric Medicine of the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics; Woo is the Chief of Service (General) of the Medicine and Geriatric Unit at Shatin Hospital, and Honorary Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include chronic diseases affecting elderly people, health services research, nutrition epidemiology, and quality of life issues at the end of life, with more than 400 articles published in peer-reviewed indexed journals.
Biography Updated on 15 September 2011