President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Research 2013/14

President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Research 2013/14

2014 April

The President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Research was established to honour research excellence exhibited by individual academic staffs or teams and to recognise, encourage and reward outstanding research of significant benefit to the wider community.

Dr. Alex He Jingwei, Assistant Professor of the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) has been awarded the President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Research 2013/14 (Early Career Research Excellence Award). A presentation ceremony was held in 1 April 2014 where Professor Stephen Y.L. Cheung, President of The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) presented the outstanding performance award to Dr. He.

Dr. He leads a research project under the Early Career Scheme (ECS) from the Research Grants Council (RGC) of the HKSAR Government. The project investigates China’s ongoing national health care reforms from a provincial and comparative perspective by examining the cases of Fujian and Shanxi. The project contributes to the study of health policy and economics by gaining a deeper understanding of the difficulties of implementing health care reforms in a highly decentralized system with huge regional variation and the actual role played by the provinces in implementing reforms.

Dr. He’s research interests are in public policy analysis, health policy and governance and social policy reforms. He has published extensively, contributing to articles in leading international journals and publishing houses such as Public Administration Review, the China Quarterly, Health Policy and Planning and Public Administration and Development. Since joining the Institute in August 2011, he has published six papers in high-ranking journals and contributed to three book chapters in the field.

Dr. He chairs the Research and Development Committee of the APS and plays a key role in organizing the international conference series on social policy and governance innovation. He is a devoted member of the international academic community. He is also a Secretary of the Asian Society for Institutional Analysis (ASIASIA) and serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Asian Public Policy (JAPP). As a policy scholar, Dr. He actively participates in policy advocacy and knowledge diffusion. His articles have been published in prominent newspapers such as South China Morning Post, China Daily, Ming Pao, Hong Kong Economic Journal and Sing Tao Daily.

Date: 1 April 2014 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Lady Ivy Wu Lecture Theatre (D1-LP-04)
The Hong Kong Institute of Education
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, N.T.