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Teaching and Support

Staff involved in teaching and learning in the IMCSP program has internationally recognized expertise in many areas, including education, social gerontology, family and social change, health and well-being, gender and social inequality, occupational sociology and welfare regime analysis and has published widely in the fields of social policy, development, policy analysis and governance.


The following is a list of staff are directly involved in the teaching of the program:


Department of Sociology and Social Policy and Asia Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, Lingnan University:

Professor David PHILLIPS
Lam Woo & Co Ltd Chair Professor of Social Policy; BScEcon, PhD (Wales)
Social Gerontology; Social Epidemiology; Asia-Pacific Population and Development; Housing, Services and Health Care

Professor Ka Ho MOK
Chair Professor of Comparative Policy; BA (CityU); MPhil (CUHK); PhD (LSE, London)
Comparative Development and Policy Studies; Comparative Social Policy and Governance; Comparative Education Policy

Professor Stefan KUHNER
Assistant Professor; MA (York), PhD (York)
Comparative and International Social Policy; Politics and Policies of Welfare State Development and Reform; Partisan and New/Historical Institutional Theory

Professor Kenneth Wing-kin LAW
Associate Professor; BSocSc, MPhil, PhD (CUHK)
Sociology of Aging; Sociology of Gender; Sociology of Population; Social Indicators;

Professor Annie Hau Nung CHAN
Associate Professor; BSocSc, MPhil (HKU); MPhil, DPhil (Oxon)
Sexuality Studies; Gender Studies; Domestic Work and Women's Paid Work; Hong Kong Culture; Qualitative Research Methods

Professor Jin JIANG
Research Assistant Professor; BA, MPhil (Fudan); PhD (CUHK)
Sociology of Education; Education Policy; Social Stratification; Quantitative Research

Professor Vincent Zhuoyi WEN
Research Assistant Professor; BA, MPhil (SYSU); PhD (CityU)
Social Welfare and Social Policy, Higher Education, Public Policy and Administration

There is a large pool of international experts that will contribute to the IMCSP as guest lecturers or hosts of regional policy study and visit and other faculty members from the Department of Sociology and Social Policy and the Division of Graduate Studies at Lingnan University will provide supervision support for student projects.


Affiliate Fellows of the Asia Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies and Comparative Policy:

Professor Andy GREEN, UCL Institute of Education, UK
Dr Ye LIU, Department of International Development, King's College London, UK
Dr Maggie LAU, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong
Dr Jiwei QIAN, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore
Professor Chak Kwan CHAN, College of Social Sciences, Nottingham Trent University
Dr John LOWE, Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, University of Nottingham, Ningbo China


Leading Scholars from East Asia, UK, and USA include, but are not limited to:

Professor King Lun NGOK, School of Government, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Professor Seung Yoon LEE, Graduate School of Social Welfare, Ewha Woman's University, South Korea
Professor Yeun Wen KU, Department of Social Work, National Taiwan University
Professor Misa IZUHARA, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, UK
Professor John HAWKINS, Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership and East-West Center, USA


Students joining the international pathway at the Department of Social Work and Social Policy, University of York, UK, will be taught by the following faculty members:

Dr Antonios ROUMPAKIS
Lecturer; BSocSc (Crete); PhD (Bath)
Familistic Welfare Regimes; Power Approaches to Welfare; Comparative Historical Research Methods; Political Economy of European Integration; Pension Reforms; Governance of Pension Funds

Dr Chris HOLDEN
Reader, BA, MA, PhD
International and Global Social Policy; Global Health Policy; Globalisation and Trade; Corporate Influence on Health and Social Policy; Political Economy of Welfare States

Dr Neil LUNT
Reader, BA (Durham), MA (York), PhD (Massey)
Health and Social Services; Welfare Policy; Migration and Welfare; Medical Tourism