Dr HU Zhiyong Fox
Associate Programme Leader of Master of Public Policy and Management
Specialised Area Coordinator of Doctor of Education
Dr Fox Hu Zhiyong is an Acting Head and Associate Professor of the Department of Social Sciences and Policy Studies (SSPS) of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (FLASS) at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK). Prior to his current appointment, he was Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Geography at The University of Hong Kong (2009-2012) and Assistant Professor in the Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2002-2006).
Dr Hu’s research interests focus on the spatial restructuring of China’s SOEs, the political-economy of China’s ownership reform and industrial transformation, urban and regional development, and urban land redevelopment in China. Dr Hu has published widely in the areas of economic geography and urban and regional development. His articles appear in leading international journals such as Regional Studies (UK); Environment and Planning A (UK); Geoforum (UK); Eurasian Geography and Economics (USA); Issues & Studies (Taiwan); Habitat International (UK), as well as in various Chinese journals.
Dr. Hu has received the Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award from the University of Hong Kong in 2007, the Student paper competition award from China Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers in 2004, and was the recipient of a Grant Research Award from the Urban China Research Network in 2004. He is also the recipient of various grants from the National Science Foundation of China at the Peking University-Lincoln Institute Center for Urban Development and Land Policy, and the Small Project Funding Scheme of the University of Hong Kong.