Master of Science in Obstetric and Midwifery Care (2020‐22)

Teaching Faculty

In our diverse team, we have a range of experienced teaching fellows, clinical teaching fellows and lecturers who are fully supportive of our postgraduate research students. The team feed their vast experience and expertise into their teaching to help students prepare for the wide range of challenges they will encounter in their midwifery career.


LAI Chi Ying Jessie
Ms LAI Chit Ying Jessie
RN, _RM, MSc in Nursing (Midwifery),
MSc in Health Care Management, MSc in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Lactation consultant
Professional Consultant, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Ms Lai Chit Ying began her midwifery career since 1989 in Prince of Wales Hospital. She was appointed nurse specialist in intrapartum care in 1997. Her research interest was intrapartum care and her paper of restrictive episiotomy was published in Journal of Maternal Fetal and Neonatal Medicine in 2009. She changed her work post to ward manager in 2009 and continued with labour ward teaching for student midwives. She worked in South Sudan as a volunteer midwife of Medicines San Frontiers in 2012. She joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2012 and was responsible for teaching medical students in intrapartum monitoring and participating different research projects. She is actively involved in teaching mainland midwives and running obstetric emergency workshops both in HK and mainland China. She is currently the ALSO instructor, member of HK Midwives Council and Vice president of HK College of Midwives in HK Academy of Nursing.


Leung Tak Yeung
Prof. Tak Yeung LEUNG
Chairman and Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor Tak Yeung LEUNG is also the Director of the Maternal Fetal Medicine of the same unit. His special interest is in prenatal screening, diagnosis and therapy of fetal abnormalities, twin pregnancy, preterm delivery, fetal growth restriction, and external cephalic version. He and his unit have successfully launched in Hong Kong the first trimester Down screening, maternal carrier screening for Fragile X disease, newborn expanded metabolic screening, array comparative genomic hybirdisation for prenatal diagnosis, fetoscopic laser therapy for twin-twin transfusion, and radiofrequency for fetal reduction. He also participated in the research and clinical application of maternal circulating cell-free fetal DNA for non-invasive prenatal diagnosis.
Professor Leung has published more than 170 papers in international peer reviewed journals. He is also invited into the editorial board of international journals such as American Journal of Perinatology and Pediatric Research (Fetus & Pregnancy Section).
Besides, Prof Leung has strong international and Asian-Pacific connection with appointments in several international professional bodies including: Chairman of the Prenatal Maternal Screening Special Interest Group of International Society for Prenatal Diagnosis, Foundation Broad member of Global Obstetric Network (GONet), Foundation Secretary of The Chinese Fetal Medicine Foundation. He is also the Honorary Secretary of Hong Kong College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and the Vice-president of Obstetrical and Gynaecolgical Society of Hong Kong. Prof Leung is enthusiastic in teaching and training and is the organizer as well as trainer in many training courses such as first trimester ultrasound, ALSO and _PROMPT.


Chair Sek Ying
Professor CHAIR Sek Ying
PhD (Nursing), University of Colorado
Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Dubuque Director and Professor, The Nethersole School of Nursing
Critical Care Registered Nurse, American Association of Critical Care Nurses Registered Nurse, Hong Kong Nursing Board

Professor Chair Sek Ying is the Director and Professor of The Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. After obtaining her PhD qualification in the University of Colorado in 2004, she has been appointed in various positions, like the Visiting Professor of Guangzhou Medical University and Central South University. Other than being the President of Hong Kong College of Cardiac Nursing, Professor Chair is also the Co-editor of Journal of Connect, the official journal of the World Federation of Critical Care Nursing; Editorial Board Member of Journal of Research in Nursing and Asian Nursing Research. She is also a Honorary Advisor of various organizations, such as Hospital Authority Board of Studies, Hong Kong College of Nursing and Hong Kong College of Medical Nursing. She also devotes herself to research work and have numerous publications in various international referred journals.



Soo Down
Professor Soo DOWNE
(OBSC5008 Professional Midwifery Practice Series)
BA(hons), _RM, MSc, PhD
Professor of Midwifery Studies, University of Central Lancashire, UK

Soo spent 15 years working as a midwife in various clinical, research, and project development roles. In January 2001 she joined the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in England, where she is now the Professor of Midwifery Studies. Her main research focus is the nature of, and cultures around, normal birth. She is the editor of Normal Birth, Evidence and Debate (2004, 2008), and the founder of the International Normal Birth Research conference series. As well as running a number of locally funded projects, she is currently the principle investigator on the SHIP trial of the use of self¬hypnosis in labour (funded by the NHS Rf PB) and an EU COST Action on childbirth contexts, cultures and consequences, which currently involves 19 countries. She was awarded an OBE for _services to midwifery in 2011.


Maureen Collins
Professor Maureen COLLINS
(OBSC5003 Advanced Midwifery Practice-Clinical Practicum)
Clinical Governance Lead, One to One Midwives North West Limited

Maureen currently works as the Quality and Governance Lead for One to One (North West) Limited. This current role requires exceptionally well-developed analytical skills, the ability to communicate at all levels within the organization, with local partners and with parents. Being ultimately responsible for quality compliance keeping up to date with current changes in regulation, evidence based practice and research in midwifery is part of this leadership role. In addition, Maureen runs her own Hypnobirthing business and is qualified to teach both Mongan and KG Hypnobirthing.
Maureen trains midwives working for One to One as Hypnobirthing practitioners. She regularly teaches on the KG Hypnobirthing birth foundation course. Maureen has recently been appointed as a specialist advisor to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and will conduct this part time role in conjunction with her work at One to One Midwives.


Hannah Dahlen
Professor Hannah DAHLEN
Professor of Midwifery and Higher Degree Research Director in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the Western Sydney University

Hannah has had national and international success with grants (three NHMRC, one ARC, two COST).
Area of expertise includes: midwifery, normal birth, birth interventions, media, water birth, perineal trauma, incontinence, epigenetics, oral health, health policy, acupuncture, homebirth, birth centres, fear, risk, birth trauma, human rights in childbirth, models of care, vaginal examination, ,maternal death, maternal complications, perinatal outcomes, young parents, obesity, CALD women’s outcomes, birth positions, birth experiences.