Curriculum Vitae

Current Academic Position

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.


2009, Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), University of York, UK.

2007, PhD, University of York, UK. Title of Thesis: Welfare State Change and its Determinants: A Critical Evaluation of Macro-Quantitative Approaches to Model Institutional Constraints on Welfare Reform in Advanced Industrialised Democracies (1980-2001); Supervisor: Prof. John Hudson

2004, Master in Social Policy (With Distinction), University of York, UK. Title of Dissertation: About the Dream of Perpetual Expansion: Welfare Consolidation in Comparative Perspective. The Dynamics of Social Spending in Twenty-One OECD Countries (1980-1998); Supervisor: Prof. John Hudson

Selected Funding and Activities

2017, Fund for Organizing Conference, “Doing” Comparative Social Policy in Changing Global Context, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, December 8th-9th 2017 (Together with Prof. Alexandra Kaasch, University of Bielefeld, Germany).

2016, Social Policy Association Small Grant, Comparative and International Social Policy Theories and Methods – Three Day PhD and Early Career Academic Workshop on Social Policy in Developing Contexts, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India, May 24th-26th 2017 (Together with Dr. Keerty Nakray, O.P. Jindal Global University, India, Dr. Joe Devine, University of Bath and Prof. Nick Ellison, University of York, United Kingdom).

2015-2016, External Consultant, ‘Inequality in Child Well-Being in Rich Countries – Innocenti Report Card 13, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Office of Research Innocenti Research Centre, Florence, Italy (Together with Prof. John Hudson, Principal Investigator: Dr. Yekaterina Chzhen, UNICEF).

2012-2014, External Consultant, ‘Comparative Macro-Level Analyses of the Impact of Cash and In-kind benefits on Family Outcomes’, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Paris, France (Together with Prof. John Hudson, PI: Dr. Dominic Richardson, OECD).

2014, Conference Support Fund, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York to Attend the Inaugural Seminar of the Indian Social Policy Association, Comparative and International Social Policy: Lessons for Research and Practice in India, O.P. Jindal Global University, India, March 24th-25th 2014 (Together with Dr. Keerty Nakray, O.P. Jindal Global University)

2010-2011, Anniversary Lectureship, University of York, United Kingdom.

Jan-Apr 2006, Statistical Analyst, ‘ILO Social Security Inquiry’, International Labour Organisation (ILO), Social Security Department, Geneva, Switzerland.

2003-2007, University of York Research Studentship, University of York, United Kingdom.