Professor Yip has been the Head of the Department of Health Technology and Informatics at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University since 2016. He is also the Chair Professor of Diagnostic Science and Molecular Genetics. He is a medical laboratory technologist and a human geneticist by training. He obtained his PhD in human genetics from University College London in 1997.
After working for 10 years in the Pathology Department of United Christian Hospital in Hong Kong, Professor Yip joined the then Hong Kong Polytechnic in 1990 and has since been dedicated to the medical laboratory science education. His research interests focus on the genetics and genomics of complex diseases such as shortsightedness. He is also interested in molecular diagnostics and keen to transfer developed novel technologies to relevant healthcare and testing industries for widespread frontline use.
Currently, Professor Yip is a member of the Research Council, and a member of Supplementary Medical Professions Council under the Health Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He is also one of the founders and council members of the Hong Kong Society for Molecular Diagnostic Sciences.