Professor Rebecca L.H. Chiu is Head of Department of Urban Planning & Design, Director of the Centre of Urban Studies and Urban Planning, Director of the Belt and Road Urban Observatory, Director of the Affordable Housing Research Network of the Faculty of Architecture, and Program Director of the Master of Housing Management and the Bachelor of Housing Management. She specializes in housing and urban studies, especially housing policies in Asia, housing and urban sustainability issues, and housing education. She has published extensively in these areas and is member of the editorial boards of international and local housing and urban journals. She was also appointed Visiting Professor of the Faculty of the Built Environment of the University of Ulster and Universiti Malaya. She is the Founder Chairman of the Asia Pacific Network for Housing Research. She has been appointed to government committees and boards related to housing, planning and environmental issues in Hong Kong. Currently she is member of the Country and Marine Park Advisory Board and the Chairman of its Country Park Committee, the Antiquities Advisory Board, the Appeal Board Panel (Urban Renewal) and the Appeal Board Panel (Town Planning) of Hong Kong. She is also Advisor to the Duanzhou District Government of Zhaoqing City, China . She has been consultant to international and local organizations on housing matters.