Dr. Isabella Ng Fung-sheung

Dr. Isabella Ng Fung-sheung is an Assistant Professor and Associate Head (Teaching and Learning) with the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS) of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS) at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). She received her PhD in Gender Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London. She obtained her MPhil in Journalism from the Hong Kong Baptist University and her MA in Comparative Literature from University College London. Before joining the Department of Asian and Policy Studies, Dr. Ng taught at the University of Macau and the Community College of City University, Hong Kong.

Dr. Ng's research interests focus on gender studies including gender in development (GAD), women in development (WID), the anthropology of migration, ethnicity and identity, and media. Dr. Ng’s recent research has addressed ethnographic identities in rural village communities in Hong Kong, where she has explored gender relations, migration, and identity and its manifestations on village life.

Dr. Ng's other recent research project is exploring contemporary motherhood in South China and the greater China region. Before pursing her doctoral studies, she worked as a full-time journalist for Time Magazine, based in Hong Kong. In this role, she travelled extensively to cover the Greater China region and the overseas Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia. She also wrote for the Post Magazine of South China Morning Post, the Far East Economic Review and the Hong Kong Tatler. She has worked on major news stories including the Hong Kong and Macau handover, the Taiwan election in 2000; the Bali Bombing, the Indonesian ethnic Chinese pogrom between 1997 and 1999; and an exclusive feature story on the infamous Macau dragonhead Broken Tooth Kui.

Dr. Ng is also a founder of the Hong Kong Society for Asylum-Seekers and Refugees, which fights for the rights of the asylum-seekers and refugees in Hong Kong and support their needs.


  • PhD (SOAS University of London‚ UK)
  • MA (University College London‚ UK)
  • MPhil (Hong Kong Baptist University)
  • BA (Hong Kong Baptist University)


  • Feminist Geography
  • Gender Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Anthropology of Migration
  • Indigenous Population
  • Ethnicity and Identity
  • Rituals (focus on Hong Kong and Greater China)
  • Walled Villages in Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Studies
  • Communication and Media Studies


  • SSC2202 Gender and Development in Asia
  • SSC2190 Cross-cultural Communication
  • CUM3002 Comparative Curriculum and Pedagogy Studies
  • SSC2184 Communication Studies in the Public and Education Sectors
  • SSC3203 Media‚ Politics and Power in International Communication
  • GCS3012 Capstone Project (Phase II)
  • SOC1002 Introduction to Social Theory‚ Concepts and Issues


Scholarly Books, Monographs and Chapters:

Ng, I.F.S., Chou, K.L. and Wong, W.W.F. (2016). Perceived Discrimination and Integration Among New Arrivals from Mainland China: Implications for Higher Education Development for Hong Kong. In K.H. Mok (Ed.), Managing International Connectivity, Diversity of Learning and Changing Labour Markets: East Asian Perspectives (pp. 187-200). Singapore: Springer.

Ng, I.F.S. (2016). Love Knows No Bounds: Redefining Ambivalent Physical Boundaries and Kinship in the World of ICTs. In S. Schultermandl and M. Friedman, Click and Kin: Transnational Identity and Quick Media (pp. 197-213). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

伍鳳嫦(2014):拜祭儀式與世代變遷:新界圍村研究,輯於張少強、梁啟智和陳嘉銘編,《香港 . 城市 . 想像》,(94-108),香港,匯智出版社。

Journal Articles:

Ng, I.F.S. (2017). When [inter]personal becomes transformational: [Re-]examining life course-related emotions in PhD research. Area, DOI: 10.1111/area.12325.

Lee, S.Y., Ng, I.F.S. and Chou, K.L. (2016). Exclusionary attitudes towards allocation of welfare benefits to new immigrants in Hong Kong. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 25 (1), 41-61.

Lee, S.Y., Ng, I.F.S. and Chou, K.L. (2015). Exclusionary attitudes towards allocation of welfare benefits to new immigrants in Hong Kong. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, Online First, 1-22.

Wong, W.K.F., Ng, I.F.S. and Chou, K. L. (2015). Factors contributing to social support among female migrants in Hong Kong: A longitudinal study. International Social Work, Nov 2015.

Ng, I.F.S., Lee. S.Y., Wong, K.F.W. and Chou, K.L. (2015). Effects of perceived discrimination on the quality of life among new Mainland Chinese immigrants to Hong Kong: A longitudinal study. Social Indicators Research, 120(3), 817-834.

Chou, K.L., Ng, I.F.S. and Yu, K.M. (2014). Lifetime abstention of sexual intercourse and health in middle-aged and older adults: Results from Wave 2 of the National Epidemiologic Survey on alcohol and related conditions. Archives of Sexual Behavior Tonite, 43, 891-900.

Ng, I.F.S., Cheung, C.H.K. and Chou, K.L. (2013). Correlates of eating disorder in middle-aged and older adults: Evidence from 2007 British National Psychiatric Morbidity Survey. Journal of Aging and Health, 25(7), 1106-1120.

Ng, I.F.S. (2011). To whom does my voice belong? (Re) Negotiating multiple identities as a female ethnographer in two Hong Kong rural villages. Gender, Technology and Development, 15(3), 437-456.

Fung, T., Brossard, D. and Ng, I.F.S. (2011). There is water everywhere: How news framing amplifies the effect of ecological worldviews on preference for flooding protection policy. Mass Communication and Society, 14(5), 553-577. (SSCI)