Lai Pan-chiu received his B.A. (Religious Studies, 1985) and M.Div. (Theology, 1987) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Ph.D. from King’s College London (Systematic Theology, 1991).

He had served as pastor to the Rhenish Church (U.K.) and taught at Middlesex University (U.K.), before joining the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1996.

He now serves as Professor, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies (2004-) and Interim Dean, Faculty of Arts (August 2018-), the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

His academic interests include: Inter-religious Dialogue, Chinese Christian Theology, Modern Christian Thought, Christianity and Chinese Culture, History of Christianity, Philosophy of Religion, Environmental Ethics, and Religion & Natural Science. He has successfully supervised 29 Ph.D. (including 4 as co-supervisor) and 10 M.Phil. (including 2 as co-supervisor) theses related to these areas.