Research Students

Research Degrees in SS

Student PhD MPhil
Current 37 4
Graduated 36 30

Programme Intended Objectives

PhD MPhil
Demonstrate advanced knowledge about major issues, be they political, economic, social, psychological and international, that are relevant to the student’s research; Demonstrate advanced knowledge about major issues, be they political, economic, social, psychological and international, that are relevant to the student’s research;
Demonstrate independent scholarly competencies in research design, methodological and analytical techniques and sophisticated theorizing; Demonstrate independent scholarly competencies in research design, methodological and analytical techniques and sophisticated theorizing;
Generate competitive grant proposals, seminar and conference papers, journal submissions and monographs; and Generate seminar and conference papers; and
Analyze real world policy issues with theoretical and empirical research. Analyze real world policy issues with theoretical and empirical research.

Exemplary Current Research

Discipline(Sociology, Psychology, Social Work or Counselling) Student PhD / MPhil Research Year of graduation expected
Counselling LING, Ching Yin PhD An Integrated Resilience Factors and Family Ecological Model of Child Abuse and Neglect 2015
Criminology KWOK, Sharon Ingrid PhD Triad Society in Hong Kong: How triads establish social capital for organized crime operation? 2017
Criminology YANG, Yunyun PhD Governmentality and maintaining social stability in contemporary China 2016
Psychology ZHANG, Jjinfeng PhD Community well-being and mental health in urban older adults 2016
Social Work LO, Yolanda Yuan Ling PhD The focus of my study is in Advance Care Planning in Dementia. I have presented to my panel last week & am currently working on finalizing my written proposal. The title of my thesis is still under revision now. I shall submit the details once its finalized (most likely within the next two weeks). 2016
Social Work MLYAKADO, Budeba Petro PhD Adolescents’ Help-Seeking Behaviour for Sexual Exploitation through Transactional Sex in Tanzania 2016
Sociology AU, Wing Yan Grace PhD Desistance from Crime 2020
Sociology HUNG, Wing Lok PhD Hong Kong in Heterogeneous Time: Reflections on Power Transition in Post-colonial Hong Kong (1997-2014) 2017
Sociology NG, Yuen Hang PhD Social Capital as a Buffer against Individualization Impacts on Well-being in Older People 2015
Sociology YUE, Ricky Wai Kay PhD Dancing with the wolves: a study of post-colonial statecraft in the Southern Shan State of Myanmar 1988-2012 2016

Exemplary publications

Discipline (Sociology, Psychology, Social Work or Counselling) Student PhD / MPhil Year Article/chapter Journal/book
Criminology ADJORLOLO, Samuel PhD 2013 Readiness Assessment for Implementation of Electronic Patient Record in Ghana: A case of University of Ghana Hospital Journal of Health Informatics in Developing Countries
Criminology ADJORLOLO, Samuel PhD 2014 The Controversy of Defining Serial Murder: Revisited Journal of Aggression and Violent Behavior
Criminology ADJORLOLO, Samuel PhD 2014 Neuropsychology: Practice and Research in Ghana Book Chapter: Contemporary Psychology: Readings from Ghana
Criminology ADJORLOLO, Samuel PhD 2015 Can Teleneuropsychology Help Meet the Unmet Neuropsychological Needs of West Africans? The Case of Ghana Journal of Applied Neuropsychology:
Adult
Criminology KWOK, Sharon Ingrid PhD 2011 Self-esteem, self-efficacy and deviant behaviour of young people in Hong Kong. Advances in Applied Sociology
Criminology KWOK, Sharon Ingrid PhD 2011 The impact of the "Act on the Punishment of Intermediating in the Sex Trade" and police crackdown on sex industry in South Korea. Crime and Criminal Justice International
Criminology KWOK, Sharon Ingrid PhD 2011 Triad influences on the delinquent behavior of young people in Macau. Youth Behaviour and Risk Factors: A Collection of Essays
Criminology KWOK, Sharon Ingrid PhD 2012 Workplace violence in Hong Kong, China: Nature, impact, and preparedness. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
Criminology KWOK, Sharon Ingrid PhD 2012 Anti-triad legislations in Hong Kong: Issues, problems and development. Trends in Organized Crime
Criminology KWOK, Sharon Ingrid PhD 2012 Traditional organized crime in the modern world: How triad societies respond to socioeconomic change. Traditional Organized Crime in the Modern World: Responses to Socioeconomic Change
Criminology KWOK, Sharon Ingrid PhD 2013 Chinese triad society. Oxford Bibliographies in Criminology
Criminology KWOK, Sharon Ingrid PhD 2013 Policing and mentally ill persons in Hong Kong. Policing and the Mentally Ill: International Perspectives
Criminology KWOK, Sharon Ingrid PhD 2014 Crime and its control in Hong Kong. Routledge Handbook of Chinese Criminology
Criminology KWOK, Sharon Ingrid PhD 2014 Triads and tongs. Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Psychology DUAN, Wenjie PhD 2013 Research on Social Work Practice Psychometric Evaluation of the Chinese Virtues Questionnaire
Psychology DUAN, Wenjie PhD 2014 Journal of Happiness Studies Character strength-based intervention to promote satisfaction with life in the Chinese university context
Psychology DUAN, Wenjie PhD 2014 Journal of Mental Health Can virtues enhance the benefits of expressive writing among healthy Chinese? A pilot study
Psychology DUAN, Wenjie PhD 2014 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health A preliminary investigation on the relationship between virtues and pathological internet use among Chinese adolescents
Psychology DUAN, Wenjie PhD 2014 The philosophy and psychology of character and happiness, New York: Routledge The psychology of virtue and happiness in western and Asian thought
Psychology DUAN, Wenjie PhD 2014 Perspectives on the intersection of multiculturalism & positive psychology, New York, N.Y.: Springer Science + Business Media B.V. Methodological issues in positive psychology research with diverse populations: Exploring strengths among Chinese adults
Psychology DUAN, Wenjie PhD 2015 Research on Social Work Practice Psychometric evaluation of the simplified Chinese version of flourishing scale
Psychology DUAN, Wenjie PhD 2015 International Journal of Psychology Expressive writing promotes self-reported physical, social and psychological health among Chinese undergraduates
Psychology DUAN, Wenjie PhD 2015 Journal of American College Health Role of virtues and perceived life stress in affecting psychological symptoms among Chinese college students
Social Work MLYAKADO, Budeba Petro PhD 2012 Gender and education opportunities in Tanzania: “Do we bridge the gap of quality?” Academic Research International
Sociology HUNG, Wing Lok PhD 2014 Book The Travails of Chinese Businesses in Present-day Uganda
Sociology HUNG, Wing Lok PhD 2016 Diasporic Culture and the Making of Postcolonial Hong Kong: Academic Freedom and the National Security
Sociology NG, Yuen Hang PhD 2014 Active Ageing and Senior Volunteering in Hong Kong Social Issues and Policies in Asia: Family, Aging and Work
Sociology YUE, Ricky Wai Kay PhD 2014 US-China Containment and Counter-Containment in Southeast Asia: The “Battle” for Myanmar (Burma) African and Asian Studies
Sociology YUE, Ricky Wai Kay PhD 2014 Sino-Myanmar Relations: Is Pauk-Phaw Pragmatic or Rhetoric? Journal of Comparative Asian Development
Sociology YUE, Ricky Wai Kay PhD 2015 China in Myanmar: Naypyidaw’s New Great Game Global China: Internal and External Reaches
Sociology YUE, Ricky Wai Kay PhD 2015 Beyond Dependency: The Promise of Confucianism in Post-Westphalian International Relations Bandung: Journal for the Global South