Professor Julian Arthur John Hall Critchley


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Morning has broken (破曉)

Morning has broken like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken like the first bird
Praise for the singing, Praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the world

Sweet the rain's new fall, sunlit from heaven
Like the first dewfall on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where his feet pass

Mine is the sunlight; mine is the morning
Born of the one light Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God's recreation of the new day

* 醫學院內科及藥物治療學系臨床藥理學講座教授郭志良教授於二零零一年七月十三日因交通意外逝世,安息禮拜於七月二十一日(星期六)於香港花園道聖約翰大教堂舉行。

Julian Arthur John Hall Critchley
Professor Julian Arthur John Hall Critchley  

Professor of clinical pharmacology Chinese University of Hong Kong 1989-2001 (b Kent 1950; q Edinburgh 1977; PhD, FRCP, FHKAM), died after being hit by a car while crossing the road on 13 July 2001.

Julian trained in medicine at Edinburgh University, where he also completed a PhD. From 1979 to 1989 he was a lecturer in the university department of clinical pharmacology at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He contributed to numerous publications on subjects including paracetamol overdose and ethnic differences in drug metabolism.

In 1989 he took up the post of chairman and head of clinical pharmacology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He established the first 24 hour drug and poison information bureau in Hong Kong. He contributed to well over 180 publications in peer reviewed journals.

He served on numerous university, government, and hospital authority committees and was a key person in improving pharmacy services within Hong Kong. Internationally he was the executive editor or co-editor of several leading medical and clinical pharmacology journals.

In recent years, he became increasingly aware of the growing epidemic of diabetes and the disease cluster of hypertension, dyslipidaemia, and obesity in Hong Kong. He played a key role in the establishment of the Hong Kong Foundation for Research and Development in Diabetes.

He established important academic links with many overseas institutions, including those in mainland China, where he was honorary professor of clinical pharmacology at the Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital (301 Hospital).

Julian had a life long association with the Royal Naval Reserves. He was recently recommended for promotion to the highest civilian rank of surgeon commander.

His funeral service was held in St John's Cathedral (Hong Kong) and was attended by more than 600 people, such was the respect and esteem in which he was held by the Hong Kong community.

Julian will be best remembered as an outstanding facilitator of medical research. To his friends and colleagues he had a dynamic and outgoing personality with a desire to live life to its full. He was a great mentor and friend and a constant source of support, encouragement, and inspiration.

He leaves a wife; two sons; a daughter, who is studying medicine; his mother; a brother and sister (twins), both doctors; and a younger sister, also a health care professional.


Professor Julian Critchley was born on 4th August 1950 in Kent, England and passed away
in a tragic traffic accident on 13th July2001. The lost of Prof. Critchley shocked the Faculty
of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as much as all his family and friends
both in Hong Kong and in UK.

Prof. Critchley graduated from the University of Edinburgh holding both a science and a
medical degree. He received his training in clinical pharmacology under the guidance of
Prof. Lorry Prescott at the renowned Regional Poisoning/Intoxication Treatment Center
in Edinburgh. In May 1989, Prof. Critchley joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong
as chairman of the then Department of Clinical Pharmacology. During his 12 years of stay
in Hong Kong, Prof. Critchley has built a strong division of clinical pharmacology in
CUHK. He founded the Drug and Poison Information Bureau at the Prince of Wales
Hospital providing 24-h information to health care profession in Hong Kong on poisoning
and therapeutics. He chaired the Poisons Committee of the Pharmacy and Poison Board of
the Hong Kong SAR Government, served on numerous committees in the Medical Faculty
of CUHK, Medical Panel of the University Grants Committee and Research Grants Council.
In the last few years, realizing the growing prevalence of diabetes, hypertension,
dyslipidemia and obesity, Prof. Critchley has turned his research interest to diabetes and
metabolism. With his enthusiasm and untiring efforts, he was able to bring together a large
network including mass media, civil servants, lawyers, industrialists and businessman to
promotediabetes care through research, education and quality care.

Prof. Critchley has always impressed his colleagues with heart-warming smiles and
kind words. He has the ability to see things from other person’s perspective and the
natural eloquence to express it so much better. He has passion and tenacity for his work.
. Critchley has never hesitated to spend time to talk to his students and juniors who
sought his advice. It is with his perseverance and passion that he built the clinical
pharmacology unit from 2 to 25 persons, supervised over 30 post-graduate students
and published over 180 papers in international peer-reviewed journals.
These are the legacy that Professor Critchley has left us.

Joseph JY Sung

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