Research Expertise

Academic staff in the Department of Social Sciences are actively engaged in research and scholarship in areas of key social concern in Hong Kong, China, and internationally.  With each of us taking our own specific topical and methodological approaches, we share research expertise and interest in several core areas.  See below for links to the profiles, projects, and publications of individual academic staff engaged in research on these areas of interest. 

Business and Economics
Prof YU Wai Mui Christina
Professor (Practice)
Career and Life Planning Education
Field Experience in Teacher Education
Human Competence Conception, Development and Assessment
Business, Entrepreneurship and Personal Financial Education
Pedagogical Strategies and Online Learning Activities

Prof CHIU Wing Kai Stephen
Chair Professor of Sociology
Hong Kong studies
Economic and development sociology
Youth studies (identities and school to work transition)
Social movements
Liberal Studies
Chinese medicine

Dr TAN Weiqiang
Associate Professor
Corporate Social Responsibility, Household finance, Financial Technology, Sustainable Finance
Dr LAW Kim Fai Eric
Senior Lecturer II
Knowledge Management
Learning Community
Personal Financial Management
Educational Leadership
Dr CHU Man Ying Amanda
Assistant Professor
Data Privacy
Business Ethics
Risk Management
Applied Statistics
Dr CHENG Wan Suen Vincent
Lecturer I
Student-centred Pedagogies
Competencies of Business Teachers
Entrepreneurship Education
Dr CHENG Wai Lun Eddie
Assistant Professor
Transfer of training
Research methods and analyses
Teaching and learning
Construction economics
Project management
Citizenship and Education
Prof CHIU Wing Kai Stephen
Chair Professor of Sociology
Hong Kong studies
Economic and development sociology
Youth studies (identities and school to work transition)
Social movements
Liberal Studies
Chinese medicine

Mr BONG Ngan Wing Adam
Lecturer I
Research Interest
Dr ZHAO Zhenzhou
Assistant Professor
Sociology of Education
Citizenship Studies
Cultural Diversity
Gender Studies
Dr WONG Mei Yee May
Assistant Professor
Power relations (the perspective of sociology of education)
Moral, values and religious education
Social science curriculum and instruction (including Liberal Studies, General Studies and Personal Growth Education)
Curriculum development and teacher professional development
Qualitative research
Dr PAN Suyan
Associate Professor
Sociology of Education
Theories of Development (including Modernization, Dependency, World-System, and Globalization discourses)
International Academic Mobility
International Educational Relations
Governance, Legislation and Educational Policymaking
Citizenship and Citizenship Education
China Studies
Dr NG Hoi Yu Victor
Lecturer II
Research Interest
Dr LAW Kim Fai Eric
Senior Lecturer II
Knowledge Management
Learning Community
Personal Financial Management
Educational Leadership
Dr HUNG Chung Fun Steven
Assistant Professor
Education Policy of Universal Schooling
Education Policy of Civic Education
Student Movement and Political Participation
Hong Kong History with Contemporary China
History of Hong Kong Education and Education Policy
Sociology of Knowledge and Curriculum
Historical and Comparative Methodology
Dr HO Wai Yip
Associate Professor
Christian-Muslim Relations
Muslim Diaspora
Sociology of Islamic Societies
Digital Islamic Movements
Islamic Humanities
Middle East and Yemeni Society
Gulf-China Relations
Dr Gregory Paul FAIRBROTHER
Associate Professor
Organizational legitimation
Moral-political and citizenship education in China and Hong Kong
Neo-institutional theory
Political Socialization and Youth Political Attitudes
Qualitative research methods
Dr CHONG King Man Eric
Assistant Professor
Citizenship Education
National identity
Politics in Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR
Dr CHENG Wan Suen Vincent
Lecturer I
Student-centred Pedagogies
Competencies of Business Teachers
Entrepreneurship Education
Politics and Governance
Prof HARRIS, Paul
Chair Professor of Global and Environmental Studies
Global environmental politics, policy and ethics.
Climate change, including international governance of climate change, climate ethics and justice, the politics and foreign policy of climate change, and American and Chinese climate change policies
Prof CHEUNG Tsan Yin Peter
Head of Department & Professor (Practice)
Public policy
Public policy process in Hong Kong
Politics and governance in China
Relations between Hong Kong and South China
Dr WONG Yee Hang Mathew
Assistant Professor
Income inequality
Comparative politics
Democracy
Asian politics
Youth development
Dr NG Hoi Yu Victor
Lecturer II
Research Interest
Dr MOK Ka Tung Francis
Assistant Professor
Moral responsibility of civilian participants in politics/political movements in totalitarian regimes.
The intellectual foundations of the idea of pragmatic politics.
The moral foundation of public support of homeownership.
Dr LI Yu Wai Vic
Assistant Professor
International political economy of finance and financial regulation
Politics of China's financial opening
Currency internationalization of emerging economies
Environmental politics and policies of China
Dr LEE Man Yee Karen
Assistant Professor
Law and Society
Rule of law and culture
Rule of Law education
Lawyers, politics, and professionalism
Human Rights Discourse
Dr LAW Kam Yee
Associate Professor
Political sociology of East Asian societies
Geopolitics of Laos
Political relations between Hong Kong and Taiwan
Integration of South Asian population in Hong Kong
Dr HUNG Chung Fun Steven
Assistant Professor
Education Policy of Universal Schooling
Education Policy of Civic Education
Student Movement and Political Participation
Hong Kong History with Contemporary China
History of Hong Kong Education and Education Policy
Sociology of Knowledge and Curriculum
Historical and Comparative Methodology
Dr HUI Lai Hang Dennis
Assistant Professor
Urban Geography
Sustainable Development
Dr HO Ka Ki Lawrence
Assistant Professor
History and sociology of policing,
Comparative policing practices
Public order management
Criminal justice systems
Public policies
The politics and sociology of sports
Dr CHONG King Man Eric
Assistant Professor
Citizenship Education
National identity
Politics in Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR
Dr CHAN Yiu Ming Gordon
Lecturer I
Corporate and Commercial Law
Financial Regulation
Legal Reforms in China
Urban and Environmental Affairs and Climate Change
Prof JIM Chi Yung, BH, JP
Research Chair Professor of Geography & Environmental Science
Urban ecology, urban biodiversity and nature conservation
Urban forest and soil management for arboriculture
Urban climate, thermal comfort and climate-change adaptation
Urban green infrastructure as nature-based solutions
Urban spatial-environmental planning
Prof HARRIS, Paul
Chair Professor of Global and Environmental Studies
Global environmental politics, policy and ethics.
Climate change, including international governance of climate change, climate ethics and justice, the politics and foreign policy of climate change, and American and Chinese climate change policies
Dr WONG Kwan Lam Gwendolyn
Lecturer II
Geography and Geographical Education
Urban Planning and Urban Studies
Environmental Governance and Management
Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
Sustainable Development Policies
Land and Value Chain Management
Data Science
Research Methods
Dr TAN Weiqiang
Associate Professor
Corporate Social Responsibility, Household finance, Financial Technology, Sustainable Finance
Dr PEI Qing
Assistant Professor
Human and Environmental Geography
Environmental Humanities and Environmental Economics
Geo-Statistics and its Application
Dr MOK Ka Tung Francis
Assistant Professor
Moral responsibility of civilian participants in politics/political movements in totalitarian regimes.
The intellectual foundations of the idea of pragmatic politics.
The moral foundation of public support of homeownership.
Dr MA Kin Hang Matt
Lecturer II
Popular religion in south China
Death management in Hong Kong
Intangible cultural heritage
Social history of Hong Kong
Dr CHOW Sin Yin Alice
Assistant Professor
Urban form and travel
Excess commuting
Sustainable mobility
Transit-oriented development
Environmental behaviour
Geographical education
Dr CHEUNG Ting On Lewis
Associate Head of Department & Associate Professor
Sustainable tourism
Nature-based tourism
Protected areas management
Environmental attitude and behaviour
Environmental education and training
Climate change adaptation and mitigation on tourism
Youth, Gender and Social Transformation
Prof CHIU Wing Kai Stephen
Chair Professor of Sociology
Hong Kong studies
Economic and development sociology
Youth studies (identities and school to work transition)
Social movements
Liberal Studies
Chinese medicine

Dr ZHAO Zhenzhou
Assistant Professor
Sociology of Education
Citizenship Studies
Cultural Diversity
Gender Studies
Dr TO Wai Chun Clara
Assistant Professor
Gender studies
Migration studies
Family studies
Chinese societies
Intergenerational relations
Dr PAN Suyan
Associate Professor
Sociology of Education
Theories of Development (including Modernization, Dependency, World-System, and Globalization discourses)
International Academic Mobility
International Educational Relations
Governance, Legislation and Educational Policymaking
Citizenship and Citizenship Education
China Studies
Dr MA Kin Hang Matt
Lecturer II
Popular religion in south China
Death management in Hong Kong
Intangible cultural heritage
Social history of Hong Kong
Dr LI Ming Minnie
Lecturer II
Gender and Sexuality
Minorities
Dr HO Wai Yip
Associate Professor
Christian-Muslim Relations
Muslim Diaspora
Sociology of Islamic Societies
Digital Islamic Movements
Islamic Humanities
Middle East and Yemeni Society
Gulf-China Relations
Dr CHAN Kit Wa Anita
Associate Head of Department & Associate Professor
Gender and masculinities Studies
Gender and sexuality issues in Education
Family studies
Migration studies
Qualitative research methods