Professor Chow is the Si Yuan Professor in Health and Social Work and the Head of the Department of Social Work & Social Administration of the University of Hong Kong. She is also the Master of the University’s New College. She has a background as a registered social worker specialising in bereavement counselling and is the founder of the first community-based bereavement counselling centre in Hong Kong. She formerly served as the Chairperson of the prestigious International Workgroup on Death, Dying and Bereavement, Secretary of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and Board Member of the Asia Pacific Hospice Network (APHN). As a recognised translational scientist in thanatology, Professor Chow got different awards in research, teaching and practice. Currently, Professor Chow is the Director of the Jockey Club End-of-Life Community Care Project. She is also the Chairperson of the Steering Committee of the Hong Kong Academy of Social Work.