The Department of Social Sciences and Policy Studies (SSPS) emphasizes academic rigor, professional relevance, and social impact in our research and development work. SSPS fosters multi-disciplinary research to expand the scope of disciplines, enrich research capacity, and deliver a more comprehensive approach to social issues and public policies. We strive to promote knowledge transfer for educational development, professional improvement, policy formulation, and community cohesion in Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Areas, and Asia.
The Department's faculty have been recognized for their scholarship with the award of various competitive, peer-reviewed grants, including grants from the Research Grants Council; Public Policy Research Grant and Strategic Public Policy Research Grant (Hong Kong); Australian Research Council (Discovery & Linkage Grant Scheme); National Natural Science Foundation of China; Ministry of Education Academic Research Grants Scheme (Singapore); and the Rockefeller Foundation (New York), among others.
|2023||Professor CHOU Kee Lee||Identification of an Effective Two-stage Adaptive Intervention for Reducing Loneliness among Hong Kong Chinese Older Adults||RGC: General Research Fund (Social and Behavioural Sciences discipline)||HK$ 1,430,738|
|2023||Professor CHOU Kee Lee||Developing and testing a brief mindfulness just-in-time adaptive intervention for reducing stress of dementia caregivers||Health and Medical Research Fund - Health and Health Services||HK$ 1,486,400.00|
|2022||Dr NG Fung Sheung Isabella||Decision making of aspiring (re)migrants to and within the EU: the case of labour market-leading migrations from Asia (AspirE)||EU Horizon:
|2022||Professor CHOU Kee Lee||Poverty Dynamics in Hong Kong: Synthetic Panel Approach||PICO: Public Policy Research Funding Scheme||HK$400,775|
|2022||Professor CHOU Kee-lee||Reducing loneliness among Hong Kong Older adults: A three-arm randomized controlled trial||RGC: General Research Fund (Social and Behavioural Science Discipline)||HK$1,281,294|
|2022||Dr PEI Qing||Climate Change, Epidemics, and Famines in Historical China During Past 1000 Years||Internal Research Grant|
|2022||Professor CHOU Kee Lee||Opening the black box of a multicomponent intervention for informal dementia caregivers: A randomized controlled trial using the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST).||HMRF - Health and Health Services (former HHSRF) $1,470,200.00||HK$1,470,200|
|2021||Professor CHOU Kee Lee||Poverty of Children Living in Immigrant Families||Central Policy Unit: Public Policy Research Scheme||HK$135,744|
|2021||Professor CHOU Kee Lee||Protecting older people from loneliness during the coronavirus (Covid-19) and other novel infectious disease pandemic||RGC: Collaborative Research Fund 2020/2021 One-off CRF Coronavirus and Novel Infectious Diseases Research Exercise||HK$ 5,487,015|
|2021||Dr CHONG King Man Eric (Principal Investigator), Dr. CHAN Kit Wa Anita, Dr. CHEUNG Ting On Lewis, Dr. LEE Tsz-lok Trevor, Dr. LEE Siu-Yau, Professor CHIU Wing Kai Stephen||An Exploratory Study on the Factors Affecting the Place of Attachment and Belongingness of Hong Kong Permanent Residents||Research Cluster Fund (Ref. No: RG 81/2020-2021R)|