Kenneth Leung, PhD is an Associate Professor in aquatic toxicology and ecological risk assessment (ERA) at the School of Biological Sciences, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) where he also serves as the Programme Director for the MSc in Environmental Management and teaches courses including biometrics, environmental quality management, environmental impact assessment and ERA. Kenneth obtained his PhD in marine ecotoxicology at University of Glasgow in 2000, and received postdoctoral research training in ERA at University of London during 2000-2001. His current research interests include biomonitoring of chemical pollutants in aquatic organisms, investigation of ecotoxicities and ERA of antifouling biocides to non-target aquatic organisms, derivation of ecologically relevant water and sediment quality guidelines of toxic chemicals, identification and characterisation of biomarkers in marine molluscs for pollution monitoring, and development of statistical methods and models for predicting the exposure and effect of toxic chemicals in aquatic environments. Kenneth has published more than 75 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on these subjects. At present, he is an editorial board member for the international journals, Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, Marine Pollution Bulletin and Integrative Zoology, whilst he is an elected member of the SETAC Asia/Pacific Board of Directors and a regional representative for Australasian Society for Ecotoxicology. Kenneth has over 8 years of experience in environmental consultancy in Hong Kong and other parts of the word. In 2007, he was invited by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations to assist in developing a manual for assessing various ecological risks of aquaculture practices.

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