Before gaining a PhD degree in Durham University, UK in 1993, he had self-taught in marine geology while working in a butcher shop of China and studied coastal geomorphology and Quaternary science in Guangzhou Institute of Geography. Between 1993 and 2008, he worked as a postdoctoral research assistant, lecturer and senior lecturer in Geography of Durham University. Since 2008, he has served as an Associate Professor and Professor in the University of Hong Kong, coordinating the development of the Environmental Science major.
ENVS3004 Environment, society and economics
ENVS3007 Natural harzards and mitigation
ENVS4999 Environmental science project