Professor Freedom Leung graduated from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada with a PhD in Clinical Psychology. He spent three years working as the clinical research associate at the world renowned Douglas Hospital Centre in Montreal before returning to Hong Kong in 1992. He has taught clinical psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong for over 25 years. His research expertise includes eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, self-harm behavior and mindfulness therapy. Professor Leung has received numerous Best Teaching Awards, including the Best Teaching Award of the Faculty of Social Science (2004), the Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award (2005), and the General Education Best Teaching Award of Shaw College (2019).
Professor Leung was Past President of the Hong Kong Psychological Society (1996 – 1997), and Senior Advisor for the Society of Clinical Psychology in China and Taiwan (2004 – 2014). He is a committee member of the Asian Cognitive Behavior Therapy Association (2018 – present). Besides serving as the Head of Shaw College, Professor Leung also serves as the senior consulting clinical psychologist for the Office of Student Affairs and the Human Resources Office of CUHK.