• Liona Poon

Professor Liona Poon is a Clinical Professor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, devoted in improving maternal and fetal health. She has had a prolific research output throughout her clinical and research posts, including >150 peer-reviewed publications in high impact international journals (H-index 38). In the last 10 years she has focused her research on establishing a programme for effective early prediction and prevention of preeclampsia, a major cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. With her success in developing a first-trimester prediction model for preeclampsia using maternal risk factors, ultrasound, blood pressure and biochemical markers, and on Aspirin prophylaxis against preeclampsia, her goal in the next 10 years is to improve obstetric care worldwide, through clinical research, education and advocacy.