PRESS RELEASES | OCT 25, 2021
Cora Chan Awarded the Inaugural Rosie Young 90 Medal For Outstanding Young Woman Scholar
In celebration of the 90th birthday of Professor Rosie Young, a world-renowned endocrinologist and Emeritus Professor and Honorary Clinical Professor of HKU Faculty of Medicine, colleagues and friends contributed over HK$1M to establish the “Rosie Young 90 Medal for Outstanding Young Woman Scholar” to honour her immense achievements and contributions. The Medal seeks to recognise talented young academics at the University and to encourage them to follow in Professor Young’s illustrious footsteps. Each year, there will be one awardee from the Medical Faculty and one from non-medical disciplines. The Faculty is proud that its alumna and Associate Professor, Cora Chan, is selected as an inaugural awardee of the Medal.
Cora’s research interests are in constitutional theory, human rights, and public law. Her works have been the subject of a number of awards, including the 2012 Society of Legal Scholars Best Paper Prize and the 2012-2013 University of Hong Kong Research Output Prize. In 2013, Hong Kong’s Research Grants Council awarded her the Early Career Award on top of a competitive grant in recognition of the excellent quality of her grant proposal. In 2017, she (with Fiona de Londras, Birmingham) were awarded a British Academy / Leverhulme Small Research Grants.
Cora is on the General Council of the International Society of Public Law, the advisory boards of the International Journal of Constitutional Law and the Springer series in Contemporary Chinese Civil and Commercial Law, and the editorial boards of Hart Studies in Constitutional Theory Series, Asian Journal of Comparative Law, Hong Kong Law Journal, Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law, and Revista de Investigações Constitucionais (Journal of Constitutional Research). She was appointed by Hong Kong’s University Grants Committee as a member of the Law Panel for the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2020. She was also awarded the Outstanding Young Researcher Award in 2017-2018 and the Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award in 2013-2014.
“Ms Chan is regarded as one of the best scholars of her generation in the field of Public Law, a field traditionally dominated by scholars in the US and Europe.”
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