Dr Antoinette LEE

Dr Antoinette LEE

Antoinette, a 1988 Maryknoll graduate, received 14 years of Maryknoll education. She joined Maryknoll at K3 and studied all the way through to F.7.

Antoinette is a psychologist at the Department of Psychology at the University of Hong Kong.

Antoinette received her Bachelor of Social Sciences (First Class Honours) degree from the University of Hong Kong, with a major in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration. After that, she received her Ph.D. degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, specializing in Health Psychology and later completed her Visiting Fellowship at the Harvard University, being trained in Social Medicine. She then started her academic career as an educator and researcher at the University of Hong Kong. In addition to undergraduate and postgraduate education, she also has extensive experience in curriculum design, course development and university administration. Over the years, she published widely in the areas of psychological medicine, mental health and cultural psychology.

Antoinette plays an active role in her profession. She is a Registered Psychologist and a Fellow of the Hong Kong Psychological Society. She was a Council member of the Hong Kong Psychological Society and also served on the Preparatory Committee for the Statutory Registration of Psychologists in Hong Kong. She sits on government and voluntary organizations to offer her professional expertise. Another commitment that she has is professional and public education to enhance mental health education among healthcare professionals and to promote mental health in the community.

What is your first memory of the school, (and if relevant, how did that influence you)?

My fondest first memory of Maryknoll was having library lessons with Sr Rosemary at her cosy library. These sessions captured some of the most precious elements of Maryknoll education. We learned important lessons in life in a fun way through reading under the loving guidance of Sr Rosemary. Sr Rosemary shone through with her passion of books warm smile, gentle voice and encouraging comments. It was such a safe environment for us to explore, question and express our ideas and feelings. Naturally and effortlessly, we felt loved, understood and inspired.