Thomas Abraham

Thomas Abraham is Director of the Master of Journalism programme at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at HKU, and an Associate Professor of Practice. He teaches courses in Health and Science journalism and his research work focuses on risk communication during infectious disease epidemics, the role of the media in communicating risk and global health security. He is a consultant for the World Health Organization on risk communication, and worked at WHO headquarters in Geneva during the influenza pandemic. Thomas Abraham has been a journalist for 25 years and is a former Editor of the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.

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Epidemics (Coursera)

“If history is our guide, we can assume that the battle between the intellect and will of the human species and the extraordinary adaptability of microbes will be never-ending.” Despite all the remarkable technological breakthroughs that we have made over the past few decades, the threat from infectious [...]

Epidemics I (edX)

Explore the science, prevention and control of epidemics in this free online course. In addition to lectures by leading scientists in this field from HKU, this course will feature a supplementary module on COVID-19 and panel discussions with world-leading experts in epidemics.