LU sociology student wins 2021/22 Best Thesis Award

27 Jan 2023

LU sociology student wins 2021/22 Best Thesis Award

Prof Eric Fong, President of the Hong Kong Sociological Association (left) presents the Best Thesis Award to Kayson Lau Ho-wing (right).

Kayson Lau Ho-wing, PhD student and MPhil graduate of the Department of Sociology and Social Policy (SOCSP) of Lingnan University, has received the 2021/22 Hong Kong Sociological Association (HKSA) Best Thesis Award for his MPhil thesis “Ageing in Place or Stuck in Place? The Ageing in Place Experiences of Older Adults in a Gentrifying Neighbourhood in Hong Kong”.


Supervised by Assistant Professors Prof Jenny Chiu Tuen-yi and Prof Ruby Lai Yuen-shan of SOCSP, the thesis focuses on urban renewal and its impact on the ageing in place experiences of Hong Kong’s older adults.


The annual Award recognises theses achieving standards of excellence in their individual categories. Only one award is given at MPhil and PhD levels respectively.