Dr. Siu Ming CHAN worked as a frontline social worker in community settings for eight years before embarking on his academic journey. He served the underprivileged, including homeless people, low-income families living in cubicles and subdivided flats, poor children, and the elderly, through direct service, group work, and community organizing. He also conducted policy research and surveys related to vulnerable groups facing poverty, housing problems, and other community issues.
He started part-time teaching social work courses in the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong College of Technology since 2014. The teaching courses included social policy, community work, philosophy of social work, social research, and social welfare. After obtained his Ph.D. in Social Welfare from the CUHK in 2020, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Institute of Health Equity in CUHK. He joined the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences at the City University of Hong Kong in 2021.
His principal areas of research interest include poverty, housing, social welfare, social work, and mental health. His vision is to enhance the well-being of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. He aims to explore new initiatives and extend intervention strategies by analyzing social problems and human behavior by means of evidence-based and theory-informed academic research.
- Poverty and Inequality
- Social work
- Social welfare and social policy
- Social determinants of health
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