Bernadette’s rich experience in institutional advancement is captured in her book “The City with a Heart - Stories of Giving from Hong Kong and Hong Kong University” <情義之都——從港大到香港的捐贈傳奇>, published in 2014.
She is Honorary Professor of Practice at The University of Hong Kong, and her academic interests include philanthropic studies, NGO management and civil society. She also teaches fundraising for Hong Kong Institute of Education (EMA in Arts Management and Entrepreneurship) as well as the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts (MFA in Theatre and Entertainment Arts). She is an advocate of CASE - Council for Advancement and Support of Education, headquartered in Washington DC - currently serving as CASE Asia-Pacific's faculty for the training institutes in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
She received her BA and MPhil in drama from HKU, and pursued theatre studies at New York University as well as in Japan and Germany. She started as a stage director and later worked in television and radio. She has a regular column in the Hong Kong Economic Journal.