Honorary Assistant Professor
Department of Social Work and Social Administration
The University of Hong Kong
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Applied Social Sciences
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Before retirement from the civil service since March 2003, Mrs Eliza LEUNG used to be the Deputy Director of Social Welfare (Services), Social Welfare Department, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1971 with an Honours Degree in Sociology, Mrs. Leung joined the Social Welfare Department as Assistant Social Work Officer in 1971. She obtained her Master Degree in Social Work from the University of Hong Kong in 1979. Her front-line experiences included those working as youth and community officer, medical social worker, training officer and evaluation officer. Her management experiences and responsibilities covered those in Subventions administration and reform, District Social Welfare Office, Regional Social Welfare Office, Rehabilitation services and Elderly services.
Since May 2001, Mrs. Leung held the post of Deputy Director of Social Welfare (Services) and she oversaw planning, development and operation of various welfare services including family and child welfare, youth and corrections, rehabilitation, elderly and clinical psychological services provided by the Department in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Mrs. Leung has also attended a one-year postgraduate course on Public Administration in UC Berkeley, USA during 1990-1991; the China Course at Tsing Hua University for Senior Government Officials in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China in 1994 and the Advanced Management Programme at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA in 1998.
Currently, Mrs. Leung serves as an advisor, trainer, board member and service consultant to a number of welfare Non-Governmental Organizations, public committees, users' associations and professional Associations. She is also the advisor of the Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, Lingnan University; Honorary Advisor of Institute of Active Ageing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Honorary Advisor, Sau Po Centre on Ageing, University of Hong Kong.
Being a chronic patient with rheumatic heart disease herself, Mrs. Leung also contributes to services for patients' welfare.