Dr He Jingwei, Alex is Assistant Professor and Associate Head (Research and Development) of the Department of Asian and Policy Studies, at the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd). He received his PhD degree in Public Policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Dr He specializes in public policy analysis, health policy and governance and social policy reforms, with particular reference to the Greater China region. He has published extensively in these areas, contributing articles to leading international journals and publishing houses, includingPublic Administration Review, the China Quarterly, Health Policy and Planning, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Contemporary China, and Public Administration and Development. He also has a rich portfolio of academic articles and book chapters published in Chinese.
Awarded by the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong SAR Government, Dr He is currently leading a research project (Early Career Scheme) focusing on the political-economy of China’s healthcare reforms at the local, especially provincial level, and examines the role played by intermediary sub-national governments in translating central reform mandates into local initiatives.
Dr He is the Secretary of the Asian Society for Institutional Analysis (ASIASIA), Associate Editor of the Journal of Asian Public Policy (JAPP), Member of the East Asian Social Policy Network (EASP), and the alumnus of the Ronald Coase Institute. He is a member of the President's task force for strategic development, HKIEd. He chairs the Departmental Research Committee and served as the Programme Leader for Master of Social Science Education (Greater China Studies) from 2011 to 2013. He was the recipient of the President's Award for Outstanding Performance in Research, HKIEd, the Ronald Coase Institute Fellowship, NUS Research Scholarship, and received the First Prize of the All-China University Student Research Project Competition (the Challenge Cup, with teammates).
As a policy scholar, Dr He is actively engaged in policy advocacy. His articles appeared in leading newspers, includingChina Daily, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong Economic Journal, Ming Pao and Singtao Daily. He is also an ad hoc commentator for the Phoenix TV in Hong Kong.