Daisy Cheung 張天目

Department of Law

Assistant Professor
BA (Amherst College)
LLB (Hons) (HKU)
BCL (Oxon)


Daisy Cheung is an Assistant Professor of Law and Deputy Director and Research Fellow at the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Daisy’s research focuses on mental health and capacity law. Her work includes analyses on a number of issues related to Hong Kong’s Mental Health Ordinance, as well as suggestions for the way forward. She has published on public mental health ethics in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, and has written on mental capacity law and ethics across several contexts, including adult guardianship regimes (for which she holds a RGC grant) and advance medical directives. She has recently been accepted as a doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford, where she will be researching on the implications of novel neurointerventions on mental capacity law and ethics. She currently teaches Mental Disability and the Law and co-teaches Bioethics Foundations on the LLM in Medical Ethics and Law at the University of Hong Kong. She is a member of the Mental Health Law Committee of the Law Society of Hong Kong and is a co-founder of a support group for persons on conditional discharge in Hong Kong.​

Research Area

  • Medical Ethics
  • Medical Law
  • Law, Medicine & Health