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 WONG Yee Hang Mathew
Assistant Professor
Income inequality
Comparative politics
Democracy
Asian politics
Youth development
Dr PEI Qing
Assistant Professor
Human and Environmental Geography
Environmental Humanities and Environmental Economics
Geo-Statistics and its Application
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 LAW Kim Fai Eric
Senior Lecturer II
Knowledge Management
Learning Community
Personal Financial Management
Educational Leadership
Dr CHEUNG Ting On Lewis
Assistant Professor
Sustainable tourism
Nature-based tourism
Protected areas management
Environmental attitude and behaviour
Environmental education and training
Climate change adaptation and mitigation on tourism
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
Dr CHAN Yiu Ming Gordon
Lecturer I
Corporate and Commercial Law
Financial Regulation
Legal Reforms in China
Citizenship
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 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 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 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 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 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 Gregory Paul FAIRBROTHER
Head of Department & 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
Community
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 LAW Kam Yee
Associate Head of Department & 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 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 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
Development
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 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 WONG Yee Hang Mathew
Assistant Professor
Income inequality
Comparative politics
Democracy
Asian politics
Youth development
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 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 CHEUNG Ting On Lewis
Assistant Professor
Sustainable tourism
Nature-based tourism
Protected areas management
Environmental attitude and behaviour
Environmental education and training
Climate change adaptation and mitigation on tourism
Education
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 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 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 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 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 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 Gregory Paul FAIRBROTHER
Head of Department & 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 CHOW Sin Yin Alice
Assistant Professor
Urban form and travel
Excess commuting
Sustainable mobility
Transit-oriented development
Environmental behaviour
Geographical education
Dr CHONG King Man Eric
Assistant Professor
Citizenship Education
National identity
Politics in Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR
Dr CHEUNG Ting On Lewis
Assistant Professor
Sustainable tourism
Nature-based tourism
Protected areas management
Environmental attitude and behaviour
Environmental education and training
Climate change adaptation and mitigation on tourism
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
Dr CHAN Kit Wa Anita
Associate Professor
Gender and masculinities Studies
Gender and sexuality issues in Education
Family studies
Migration studies
Qualitative research methods
Environment 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 PEI Qing
Assistant Professor
Human and Environmental Geography
Environmental Humanities and Environmental Economics
Geo-Statistics and its Application
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 HUI Lai Hang Dennis
Assistant Professor
Urban Geography
Sustainable Development
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
Assistant Professor
Sustainable tourism
Nature-based tourism
Protected areas management
Environmental attitude and behaviour
Environmental education and training
Climate change adaptation and mitigation on tourism
Ethics
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 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 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.
Family
Dr TO Wai Chun Clara
Assistant Professor
Gender studies
Migration studies
Family studies
Chinese societies
Intergenerational relations
Dr CHAN Kit Wa Anita
Associate Professor
Gender and masculinities Studies
Gender and sexuality issues in Education
Family studies
Migration studies
Qualitative research methods
Gender and Sexuality
Dr TO Wai Chun Clara
Assistant Professor
Gender studies
Migration studies
Family studies
Chinese societies
Intergenerational relations
Dr LI Ming Minnie
Lecturer II
Gender and Sexuality
Minorities
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 CHAN Kit Wa Anita
Associate Professor
Gender and masculinities Studies
Gender and sexuality issues in Education
Family studies
Migration studies
Qualitative research methods
Minorities
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 PEI Qing
Assistant Professor
Human and Environmental Geography
Environmental Humanities and Environmental Economics
Geo-Statistics and its Application
Dr LI Ming Minnie
Lecturer II
Gender and Sexuality
Minorities
Dr LAW Kam Yee
Associate Head of Department & 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 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 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 CHAN Kit Wa Anita
Associate Professor
Gender and masculinities Studies
Gender and sexuality issues in Education
Family studies
Migration studies
Qualitative research methods
Mobility
Dr TO Wai Chun Clara
Assistant Professor
Gender studies
Migration studies
Family studies
Chinese societies
Intergenerational relations
Dr PEI Qing
Assistant Professor
Human and Environmental Geography
Environmental Humanities and Environmental Economics
Geo-Statistics and its Application
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 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 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
Assistant Professor
Sustainable tourism
Nature-based tourism
Protected areas management
Environmental attitude and behaviour
Environmental education and training
Climate change adaptation and mitigation on tourism
Dr CHAN Kit Wa Anita
Associate Professor
Gender and masculinities Studies
Gender and sexuality issues in Education
Family studies
Migration studies
Qualitative research methods
Power, Law and Politics
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 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 WONG Yee Hang Mathew
Assistant Professor
Income inequality
Comparative politics
Democracy
Asian politics
Youth development
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 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 Head of Department & 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 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 Gregory Paul FAIRBROTHER
Head of Department & 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 CHAN Yiu Ming Gordon
Lecturer I
Corporate and Commercial Law
Financial Regulation
Legal Reforms in China
Qualitative Research Methods
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 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 Gregory Paul FAIRBROTHER
Head of Department & 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 CHAN Kit Wa Anita
Associate Professor
Gender and masculinities Studies
Gender and sexuality issues in Education
Family studies
Migration studies
Qualitative research methods
Quantitative Research Methods
Dr PEI Qing
Assistant Professor
Human and Environmental Geography
Environmental Humanities and Environmental Economics
Geo-Statistics and its Application
Dr CHENG Wai Lun Eddie
Assistant Professor
Transfer of training
Research methods and analyses
Teaching and learning
Construction economics
Project management
Religion
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 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 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
Security
Dr PEI Qing
Assistant Professor
Human and Environmental Geography
Environmental Humanities and Environmental Economics
Geo-Statistics and its Application
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
Urbanism
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
Dr HUI Lai Hang Dennis
Assistant Professor
Urban Geography
Sustainable Development
Dr CHOW Sin Yin Alice
Assistant Professor
Urban form and travel
Excess commuting
Sustainable mobility
Transit-oriented development
Environmental behaviour
Geographical education
Dr CHENG Wai Lun Eddie
Assistant Professor
Transfer of training
Research methods and analyses
Teaching and learning
Construction economics
Project management
Work and Careers
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 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 Kim Fai Eric
Senior Lecturer II
Knowledge Management
Learning Community
Personal Financial Management
Educational Leadership
Dr CHENG Wan Suen Vincent
Lecturer I
Student-centred Pedagogies
Competencies of Business Teachers
Entrepreneurship Education
Youth
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 WONG Yee Hang Mathew
Assistant Professor
Income inequality
Comparative politics
Democracy
Asian politics
Youth development
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 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 Gregory Paul FAIRBROTHER
Head of Department & 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 CHAN Kit Wa Anita
Associate Professor
Gender and masculinities Studies
Gender and sexuality issues in Education
Family studies
Migration studies
Qualitative research methods