Prof. CHONG Ming Lin Alice (莊明蓮)

PhD., RSW, MH.


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Willing to take PhD students: yes


Professor CHONG Ming-Lin Alice is the Professor and Associate Head at the Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, teaching courses in social work and counselling. She has been the Associate Dean (Student Life and Learning) of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences from 2005 to 2010. She has had very rich working experiences in social work and welfare management. Her research areas include social gerontology, end of life issues, teaching and learning, as well as human service management. She has published more than 80 academic articles and presented more than 60 papers in international and regional conferences.

Professor Chong has actively participated in community and public services. She is currently the Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson of three non-government organizations, and an honorary consultant to a few others. She has been invited by the Hong Kong SAR Government to the Elderly Commission, and has also served in the Community Investment & Inclusion Fund Committee and in the Advisory Committee on ‘Opportunity for the Elderly Project’.

She has been rewarded with many awards and honours for her long and distinguished community and public services, such as the 60th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni Award by the Department of Social Work and Social Administration of the University of Hong Kong in 2010; CUHK Social Work Distinguished Alumni Award by the Department of Social Work of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2013; as well as the Medal of Honor by the Hong Kong SAR Government in 2013 for her contribution to the promotion of social capital and the wellbeing of the elderly.

Professor Chong is an excellent teacher and has been awarded the 2012-2013 Teaching Excellence Award by the City University of Hong Kong and the very prestigious 2013 UGC Teaching Award by University Grant Committee.

莊明蓮教授, 现为香港城市大學應用社會科學系副教授,主要教授社會工作及輔導學的課程,並於2005至2010年期間曾任人文社會科學院副院長(學生生活與學習)。莊博士有豐富的社會工作及福利管理經驗。她是一位著名的社會老年學家,亦深入研究死亡学,社會服務管理,與及以學生為本的教學方法。她曾發表80多篇學術論文及在60多個國際及地區會議中發表,亦曾籌辦多個國際及亞太區學術會議。

她十分熱衷社會服務,分別擔任數間志願機構的董事局成員、副主席或主席。她獲香港特別行政區政府邀請加入《安老事務委員會》,亦曾出任《社區投資共享基金委員会》,及《老有所為委員会》等。莊教授於2013年獲香港特別行政區政府頒授榮譽勳章,以表揚她對推動社會資本及安老服務的貢獻。她於2013年獲頒「香港中文大學社會工作系50週年傑出校友獎」, 並於2010年獲頒「香港大學社會工作及社會行政學系60週年傑出校友獎」。


Research Interests/Areas

  • Social Gerontology
  • Policy and Services for Older People in Chinese Societies
  • Teaching & learning
  • End of Life Issues
  • Human Services Management

Services outside CityU

Public Service

  • Apr 2014 - Now, Appointed Member, Public Libraries Advisory Committee .Hong Kong.
  • Jul 2009 - Jun 2015, Appointed Member, Elderly Commission.Hong Kong.
  • May 2007 - Apr 2013, Appointed Member, Community Investment & Inclusion Fund Committee.Hong Kong.
  • May 2003 - Apr 2009, Appointed Member, The ‘Opportunity for the Elderly Project’ Advisory Committee.Hong Kong.

Professional Activity

  • Apr 2015 - Mar 2017, President, Hong Kong Association of Schools of Social Work.Hong Kong.
  • Sep 2004 - Now, Honorary Research Fellow, Centre on Behavioural Health, University of Hong Kong..Hong Kong.
  • Oct 2003 - Now, Honorary Research Fellow, Sau Po Centre on Ageing, University of Hong Kong..Hong Kong.
  • Dec 2001 - Now, Co-opted Member, Hong Kong Association of Gerontology.Hong Kong.

Community Service

  • Nov 2003 - Now, Vice-Chairman, Unison-Hong Kong.Hong Kong.
  • Feb 2002 - Now, Chair-person, Hans Anderson Club.Hong Kong.
  • Sep 1992 - Now, Elderly Service Committee , Methodist Centre.Hong Kong.

Services in CityU

Administrative Assignment

  • Sep 2015 - Aug 2017, Board of Undergraduate Studies, Member.
  • Jul 2015 - Jun 2017, College Board, Member.
  • Jul 2012 - Now, CityU Elderly Academy, Advisor.
  • Jun 2008 - Jun 2015, Project X on Learning Excellence, Coordinator.

Research / Thesis Supervision

  • Sep 2014 - Now, CHUI Heung Lan Orchid, PhD .
  • Sep 2013 - Now, Lo, Yolanda, PhD .
  • Sep 2010 - Now, Ouyang, Zheng , PhD .
  • Sep 2010 - Aug 2014, Liu, Susu. , PhD .
  • Sep 2009 - Jun 2014, Wen, Zhuoyi, PhD .