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Isabella POON Wai-yin

Pro-Vice-Chancellor / Vice-President
Professor, Department of Statistics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
                                    POON Wai-yin

Professor Isabella Poon is currently Pro-Vice-Chancellor/ Vice President and Professor in the Department of Statistics of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).

Professor Poon received her BSc in Mathematics in 1983 and MPhil in Statistics in 1985 from CUHK, Ph.D in Biostatistics from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1987, and MBA with Distinction from the University of Hull in 1996.

Professor Poon served as Associate Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Science of CUHK from 2004 to 2014 and Director of the Centre for Promoting Science Education from 2006 to 2014, responsible for quality enhancement and promoting teaching and learning in science disciplines. She was also the Director of the Centre for Learning Enhancement and Research (CLEAR) from 2012-2015. CLEAR is the teaching development center of CUHK, and its mission is to advance the University?s excellence and scholarship in teaching and learning. Professor Poon was appointed as Associate Vice-President of the University in February 2014 and Pro-Vice-Chancellor/ Vice President in May 2015, displaying leadership in teaching and learning at university level.

Professor Poon's outstanding contribution in teaching and learning has earned her a number of accolades, and she was conferred the Award for Teaching Excellence by the University Grants Committee (UGC) of Hong Kong in the inaugural year of 2011.