Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong
Bernadette is the Executive Director of The University of Hong Kong Foundation, and Director of the Development & Alumni Affairs Office at HKU. Her rich experience in institutional advancement is captured in her book “The City with a Heart – Stories of Giving from Hong Kong and Hong Kong University”.
She is Honorary Professor of Practice at The University of Hong Kong, and her academic interests include philanthropic studies, NGO management and civil society. She is also Adjunct Professor at China Global Philanthropy Institute, PRC. She teaches fundraising for The Education University of Hong Kong (EMA in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship) as well as the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts (Master of Fine Arts in Theatre and Entertainment Arts). She is currently serving as CASE Asia-Pacific’s faculty for the training institutes in Hong Kong and Mainland China. (Council for Advancement & Support of Education is headquartered in Washing DC, USA)
She received her BA and MPhil in drama from HKU, and pursued theatre studies at New York University as well as in Japan and Germany. She started as a stage director and later worked in television and radio. She has a regular column in the Hong Kong Economic Journal, Hong Kong’s leading business newspaper.