Athena Nga-chee Liu, Associate Professor, was born in Hong Kong, she read law at Manchester Polytechnic (England). With the support of two scholarships, she completed her Ph.D at Glasgow University (Scotland). A barrister of the Hong Kong Bar and the Middle Temple (England), she commenced her teaching career at the Law Department in 1987, and specialises in Family Law and Medico-legal Issues.
She is the author of Artificial Reproduction and Reproductive Rights (Dartmouth Publishing, 1991), Family Legal Practice Manual (Sweet & Maxwell, 1998), Family Law for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong University Press, 1999).
She is on the Executive Board of the Medical Ethics and Law Centre in the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong.
She enjoys playing with kids and racket sports, hiking and traveling.
Specialized Areas: medico-legal issues, family law, the law of tort, public and administrative law, human rights, women and gender equality law.