Senior Lecturer in Humanitarian Practice, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
LEAP Programme Leader
Hayoung Lee is a global mental health specialist and humanitarian practitioner. Since 2001, she has engaged in providing direct clinical support, technical support and operational research for vulnerable populations exposed to complex emergencies characterised as forced migration (North Korea, Hong Kong and Mongolia), natural disaster (Haiti, Indonesia and Japan), political violence and internal conflict (Sri-Lanka and Nigeria), and epidemic outbreak (Ebola and Zika) through diverse organisations including Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/Emergency Response and Recovery Branch in Atlanta, USA), and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR in Beijing, China). In South Korea, she served as a public health advisor for Korean International Development Agency (KOICA), and worked at the Ministry of Unification, and the National Human Rights Commission. She is a certified psychologist in South Korea and holds public health degree from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.