Honorary Lecturer

Ir Dr. LAI Elizabeth

BEng(Hons), PhD, MIEAust, CPEng. NPER, MHKIE

Ir Dr. Elizabeth Hio Wa Lai is the Founder of Reconnect Limited, a Charity NGO specialised in environmental education and research. As a Professional Chartered Environmental Engineer with over 14 years of experience and having worked on various sustainability projects in the developing world such as South Africa, Bangladesh and Cambodia, these experiences drove her to reflect on the fundamental problem with the way human interact with the environment. She realised the problem lies with the lack of knowledge of the problem human created and the misconception of an individual’s inability to make any change. As such, Elizabeth is passionate about instilling positive value and teaching practical methods to solve real-life environmental problems. Hence she found Reconnect with a mission to establish as a professional Environmental Institute to empower the next generation in tackling environmental problems through education and research.


Elizabeth also holds an Honorary Lecturer position at the University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Social Science teaching master course modules on the topic of low carbon economy and environmental accounting. During her time as an environmental consultant, Elizabeth worked on many different projects such as Hong Kong International Airport Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of the Third Runway Expansion, Food Waste Survey and Audit in the F&B sector for the Food Wise HK Campaign, Investigation on the sources and fates of Marine Refuse in Hong Kong etc.


Professional & Community Services


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Honorary Senior Advisor
Dr. LIAO Sarah
Deputy Director
Dr. CHAN Elaine
Deputy Director and Principal Lecturer
Dr. LAW Winnie
SLGP Director & Lecturer
Dr. BURNETT Margaret Julia
SLGP Deputy Director & Lecturer
Dr. CHU Vivian
Assistant Lecturer
Dr. WILLIAMS Jessica Marie
Post-doctoral Fellow
Dr. PAN Emily
Assistant Director
Ms. CHICK Katie
Assistant Director
Ms. CHOW Joyce
Assistant Project Manager
Mr. FOK Kelvin
Assistant Project Manager
Mr. LEUNG Darwin
Senior Project Officer
Ms. CHAN Karen
Senior Project Officer
Dr. HU Taihua
Senior Project Officer
Ms. KAN Mimi
Senior Project Officer
Ms. LAU Bonnie
Senior Project Officer
Ms. LAW Renee
Senior Project Officer
Mr. LEUNG Ryan
Senior Project Officer
Ms. LEUNG Vivian
Senior Project Officer
Ms. YEUNG Daisy
Senior Project Officer
Ms. YIU Sianna
Project Officer
Mr. CHENG Woody
Project Officer
Ms. MAN Iris
Senior Executive Assistant
Ms. LI Hazel
Farm Technician
Mr. LI Leo
Farm Assistant
Ms. ZHANG Yiying
Executive Officer
Ms. YUEN Jamie
Honorary Senior Fellow
Mr. CHEN George
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Dr. TSOI Joyce
Honorary Lecturer
Ir LAU Sophia