Sylvia graduated with a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Sydney, Australia, in 2000. She has been practicing in Hong Kong for 20 years, specializing mainly in diabetes, cardiac rehabilitation, weight management, other obesity related conditions, and eating disorders. Sylvia has been the Chairperson of the Hong Kong Dietitians Association from 2007 to 2019, actively promoting Hong Kong’s dietitian profession. Currently, she is the External Affairs Officer of HKDA. She is also now the Secretary of the Hong Kong Academy of Accredited Dietitians (HKAAD), the country representative of Hong Kong of the International Confederation of Dietetics (ICD), and the council member of the Hong Kong Association of Sports Medicine and Sport Science (HKASMSS).
She often provides nutrition seminars to local and international conferences, corporate companies, schools, and academic institutions. She is also a reputable spokesperson for the dietetic profession providing accurate and up-to-date nutrition education and information to the general public through newspapers, television, and radio programs. Besides, she published more than 10 nutrition cookbooks, including sports nutrition, therapeutic diet for people with diabetes and heart diseases, weight management, nutrition support for cancer patients, vegetarianism, infant and child nutrition, and more.