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Welcome to the Faculty

Department of Psychology


Professor NG Ting Kin, Ken
Assistant Professor

Prof. Ken Ng received his PhD from City University of Hong Kong. After graduation, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at City University of Hong Kong and then at The University of Hong Kong. Before joining the Department of Applied Psychology, he was a Research Assistant Professor at the Wofoo Joseph Lee Consulting and Counselling Psychology Research Centre, Lingnan University. His research interests include biculturalism, mental health, psychometrics, social relationships, and values.


Research Interests:
Biculturalism, Mental health, Psychometrics, Social relationships, Values 

Department of Economics


Dr. GUO Wenshu
Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Guo joined the Department of Economics and the Center for Competition Policy and Regulation at Lingnan University as a research assistant professor in 2021. He received his PhD in economics from UCLA in 2018. His main research area is industrial organization. Before joining Lingnan University, he was an Assistant Professor of economics at IESR, Jinan University.


Research Interests:
Industrial Organization, Applied Micro Theory, Antitrust


Dr. HE Lisha, Lisa
Research Assistant Professor

Dr. He merges methods and theories from international business and economic geography to investigate the economic, political and socio-cultural determinants of Chinese outward foreign direct investment. Her work uses spatial analysis and econometrics models. She received her PhD in Economic Geography from The University of Hong Kong and MSc in Financial Economics from University of Exeter.


Research Interests:
Foreign direct investment, emerging market multinational enterprises, migration, ethnic networks, and housing study.


Mr. HU Fang, Coby
Senior Research Fellow

Mr. Hu joined the Department of Economics at Lingnan University in 2021.  His research focuses on the intersection between corporate finance, supply chains, and macroeconomics.  He received his M.A. in Economics from the University of Toronto, and will receive his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of British Columbia.  Currently, he studies the investment behavior of U.S. multinational firms.  He also studies how trade shocks impact firm borrowing costs from a supply-chain perspective.  


Research Interests: 

Banking, Corporate Finance, and International Finance.

Department of Political Science


Dr. KWOK Chi
Assistant Professor

Dr. Kwok received his PhD in political science from the University of Toronto. He joined the department in August 2021. Prior to joining Lingnan, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. His current research interests include political economy, corporate power, gig economy, data ethics, workplace justice and theories of social and economic justice.


Professor YANG Shen, Terry
Assistant Professor

YANG Shen, Terry joined the Department of Political Science in August 2021. He received his Ph.D. in Government and Public Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Before joining Lingnan, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard-Yenching Institute (2018-2019) and an Assistant Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2019-2021). He is trained to be a comparative political scientist with special expertise in the politics of mainland China and Hong Kong. His research interests cover comparative politics, contentious politics, and governance. More specifically, he is interested in the state-society relations and Internet politics in mainland China, and the political change and social movements in Hong Kong. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals including Law & Social Inquiry, Social Movement Studies, and Voluntas.

Department of Sociology & Social Policy


Professor Satoshi ARAKI
Assistant Professor

Prof. Araki holds his DPhil (PhD) from the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, and an MA/BA from the Graduate School of Education, the University of Tokyo. Prior to joining Lingnan University in 2020, he had worked as an associate professor at the Graduate School of Information and Communication, a consultant of the World Bank/Global Partnership for Education, and a researcher of the Mitsubishi Research Institute. His research ranges from social stratification and inequality to the sociology of education and work, well-being, and research methods. In addition to academic articles appeared in American Sociological Review, Journal of Happiness Studies, and Journal of Information and Communication among others, he has published more than 50 policy-oriented research papers. His recent article "Does Education Make People Happy? Spotlighting the Overlooked Societal Condition" has attracted a wide range of audiences and its Altmetric reached 76. He has also widely served as an external reviewer for world leading journals including but not limited to American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, European Sociological Review, Social Forces, Socio-Economic Review, Higher Education, and Journal of Happiness Studies.


Dr. OLIVOS RAVÉ Francisco Javier
Research Assistant Professor

I joined the Department of Sociology and Social Policy as a Research Assistant Professor last August. My research interests are cultural sociology, subjective well-being, social inequality, and computational methods. I’m proud of saying that I have studied in three cultures. They define not only what I am as a researcher but also as a person.


Dr. SHANG Liang, Echo
Research Assistant Professor

Echo Shang obtained her Ph.D. and from the Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong. She joined Lingnan University in August 2021. Before that, she worked as a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Social Work of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2020-2021) and Research Associate at the Centre for Social Policy and Social Entrepreneurship of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2019-2020). Her research interest includes the development and processes of social entrepreneurship and social innovation. Her recent research has focused a lot on exploring the roles and mechanisms of hybrid organizations in delivering social services, particularly concerning the relationships between public management and civil society deliverers.


Professor YAU Yung, Simon
Professor of Urban Studies

It is my great pleasure to embark on a new journey in Lingnan University. Before joining the university in August 2021, I had worked in City University of Hong Kong for 14 years. My research spans across several different areas involving multi-owned housing governance, informal housing, urban planning and renewal, proenvironmental behaviour and disability discrimination. In spite of my professional background in surveying, I like to label myself as a housing researcher and an inclusion advocate. Currently, I am working on a funded research project that explores the social determinants of residents’ anti-social behaviour in Hong Kong’s residential communities. Also, I am about to initiate a series of studies on sub-divided flats and third-sector housing. Through my research and community engagement, I hope to bring social impacts that turn Hong Kong into a better city for all.