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About Dr. Li

Dr. Li received his B. Sc. in Applied Biology (Major in Environmental Science) and Ph.D. from Hong Kong Baptist University. After graduation, he was a lecturer and course coordinator of Environmental Conservation Studies at College of International Education, Hong Kong Baptist University during 2007-2012. Currently he is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Science and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Education University of Hong Kong. Dr. Li’s current research mainly focuses on soil pollution and microbes-enhanced phytoremediation.

Academic and Professional Qualification

1. B.Sc. (Hons) in Applied Biology (Environmental Science), Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University

2. Ph.D. in Environmental Science, Croucher Institute for Environmental Sciences and Department of Biology, Hong Kong Baptist University

3. PGDE (Biology), Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

4. Certified Member, Environmental Management Association of Hong Kong (CEMAHK)

5. Full Member, The Institution of Environmental Sciences, UK (MIEnvSc)

6. Full Member, Royal Society of Biology, UK (MRSB)

Teaching Area

1. Teaching Interests

  • Plant and Animal Diversity
  • Microbiology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Ecotourism
  • Ecology and Field Studies
  • Human Health and Pollution
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Environmental Health Assessment and Management

2. Current Teaching Subjects

  • Science for Global and Environmental Studies
  • Science for Sustainability
  • Conservation and Ecotourism
  • Healthy Living
  • Living Healthily in the 21st Century
  • Public Health
  • Ecosystem and Impacts of Biotechnology
  • Research Method for final year project

Research interests

  1. Phyto/Bio-remediation
  2. Environmental Toxicology
  3. Environmental Microbiology
  4. Soil/Water pollution

External Appointments

- Deputy Staff Officer, Health and Safety Team, Hong Kong Red Cross (2011-present)

- Standard First-Aid Lecturer and Examiner, Hong Kong Red Cross (2011-present)

- Adjudicator (Senior Biology and Chemistry session), Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition, organized by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (2012-present)

- Adjudicator and Profession facilitator, HK Green School Award, EPD (2013-present)

- Automated External Defibrillator Lecturer and Examiner, Hong Kong Red Cross (2014-present)

- Member of Textbook Committee, General Studies Textbook Review Panel (Primary), Education Bureau, HKSAR (2014)

- Committee Member, Ad Hoc committee on General Studies for Primary School, Curriculum Development Council, Education Bureau, HKSAR (2015)

- External Examiner, Department of Food and Health Science, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (2017)

- External Examiner , Nang Yan College of Higher Education (2016-17, 2017-19)

- Invited Session Chair, The 3rd International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Health 2017, School of Environment, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China

- Committee Member and representative of EdUHK, Hong Kong Joint School Biology Olympiad (2017-present)

- Assessment Working Group of the Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence (2018/19), EdB, HKSAR

- Secretary and Executive Board Members, East-Asian Association for Science Education (EASE), (2019-22)

- STEM Consultant, School-based Curriculum Planning Workshop on QEF thematic network (QTN) STEM (S.K.H Holy Cross’s Primary School) (2018-present)

- Member, Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence Steering Committee (2019-2021), EdB, HKSAR

- Member, Committee on Certification for Principalship (Jan 2020- Dec 2021), EdB, HKSAR

- Independent Manager, The CCC Kei To Secondary School (2019-2021)

- External Examiner, BEd(Hons) Early Childhood Education, Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education (2019-2022)

- Member of the selection panel for the booth exhibition of the STEM Education Fair 2020, EdB, HKSAR (2019-2020)

- Committee Member, Ad Hoc committee on Primary Education Curriculum Guide, Curriculum Development Council, Education Bureau, HKSAR (2020-21)

- Sponsoring Body Manager, The CCC Kei Faat Primary School (Yau Tong) (2020-2022)

- Sponsoring Body Manager, CCC Wanchai Church Kei To Primary School (Kowloon City) (2020-2022)

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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