Prof. LO Tit Wing (盧鐵榮)

Doctor of Philosophy (Criminology), University of Cambridge (1991) 
Master of Philosophy (Criminology & Social Work), University of Hull (1984) 
Grad. Diploma in Social Administration, University of Hull (1980) 
Cert. Social Work, ISWT (1976)

Registered Social Worker, Hong Kong

Visiting address
YEUNG-Y7414
Phone: +852 34428986

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Biography

Professor T Wing Lo joined City Polytechnic of Hong Kong as a senior lecturer in 1990, and has been professor at the Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong since 2005. He obtained his MPhil (social work) from the University of Hull in 1984 and PhD (criminology) from the University of Cambridge in 1991. Being the winner of Applied Research Excellence Award (Certificate of Merit) 2002 and Teaching Excellence Award 2007, he has excelled in teaching, learning, and research. In recent years, he has developed and practised Action Therapy in individual and group counselling.

Before joining the academia, Professor Lo had worked as an outreach social worker in Caritas-Hong Kong for 17 years, where he worked with youth gang members of Chinese triad societies on street corners. Being a renowned triad expert and scholar, he had been invited to give keynote speeches or talks in conferences and seminars organized by universities in the US, UK, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For instance, in 2010, he was invited to visit New York to address the United Nations delegates who attended the Palermo Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime; in 2012, he presented keynote speech at the Universidad del Rosario in Columbia; in 2015, he addressed officials of the US Department of Defence in Washington DC, in topics related to Asian organised crime and anti-corruption. He had also served as a Visiting Fellow in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security based at Australian National University and Griffith University, and Honorary Senior Fellow in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Hull, England.

He has published numerous journal papers, research monographs, conference proceedings, books and book chapters in criminology, social work and counselling. Over the last two decades, he has led twenty research projects; many of them were large-scale policy research or blueprint studies commissioned by the governments of Hong Kong, Macau, and Singapore. In particular, he has assisted in setting up outreach social work service for at-risk youth in Singapore and Macau, and advised government departments in Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore in issues and services related to youth justice and youth crime prevention.

He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the British Journal of Criminology, editorial board member of Youth Justice, Asian Journal of Criminology, British Journal of Community Justice, China Journal of Social Work, British Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science, European Review of Organized Crime, and founding general editor of the Routledge Studies in Asian Behavioral Sciences, as well as founding associate editor of the International Journal of Criminology and Sociology. He was a member of the Humanities and Social Sciences Panel, Research Grant Council and a Hong Kong nominated member to Technical Committee 223 - Societal Security of ISO.

Professor Lo has been active in community affairs. He was appointed by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong to serve in the ICAC Citizens Advisory Committee on Community Relations, Post-Release Supervision Board, and Task Force on Continuing Development and Employment-related Training for Youth. He was also an external academic assessor of the Hong Kong Police College, member of the Advisory Committee on Social Work Training and Manpower Planning, and the Action Committee Against Narcotics. He has/had also served as an advisor, board or committee member of a number of NGOs, such as Hong Kong Playground Association, Caritas, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, and YMCA.

盧鐵榮教授現為香港城市大學應用社會科學系系主任及教授。他於1972年加入香港明愛為青少年服務社工,分別担任WW、SWA、 SSWA、 ASWO、 SWO等前線及行政職位十多年。1974年他往社會工作訓練學院進修,並担任學生會會長的工作,在一群優秀老師如周永新、朱楊珀瑜等的啓蒙下,以優異成績完成社會工作證書課程。他在1979年前往英國Hull大學進修社會行政文憑及社會工作研究碩士學位,1986年往劍橋大學進修犯罪學博士學位。畢業後他在1990年加入香港城市大學為高級講師,從事社會工作教育,並於2005年出任教授一職。他在城大成立了青年研究室,為香港、澳門及新加坡政府進行了多項重要的政策或藍圖研究,對三地青少年服務發展具極深遠的影響,因此在2002年獲香港城市大學頒發傑出研究獎。近年他創立行動輔導學,並因此獲香港城市大學2007年傑出教學獎。

盧鐵榮教授是世界著名的黑社會犯罪專家, 經常被邀請到世界各地演說,例如2010年10月到紐約向出席聯合國Palermo Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime 的國家代表演講; 2012年10月到南美哥倫比亞Universidad del Rosario演說; 2015年5月到華盛頓為美國國防部訓練官員,講解亞洲的有組織犯罪及反貪汙情況。

Qualifications/Experiences

Previous Experience

  • 2005 - Now, Professor, City University of Hong Kong.
  • 1993 - 2005, University Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (Scale A), City University of Hong Kong.
  • 1990 - 1993, Senior Lecturer, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong.
  • 1972 - 1989, Social Worker (WW, SWA, SSWA, ASWO, SWO) in Youth and Community Services, Caritas- Hong Kong.

Others

Research Interests/Areas

  • Chinese Organised Crime, Triad Societies & Anti-Corruption
  • Youth Justice & Offenders' Rehabilitation
  • Group Counselling & Action Therapy
  • Outreach Social Work & Working with Youth-at-risk

Teaching

  • 2013 - Now, Bachelor of Criminology, Organized Crime.
  • 2005 - 2014, Master of Counselling, Advanced Counselling Skills Laboratory.
  • 2005 - Now, Master of Counselling, Group Counselling and Therapy.
  • 1993 - Now, PhD & MPhil, Group Counselling Research.
  • 1993 - Now, PhD & MPhil, Triad and Crime Research.
  • 1993 - Now, PhD & MPhil, Youth and Delinquency Research.
  • 1990 - Now, Bachelor of Social Work, Group Counselling.
  • 1990 - Now, Bachelor of Social Work, Skills Laboratory.

Services in CityU

Administrative Assignment

  • 1 May 2013 - Now, Head, Department of Applied Social Studies.
  • 2013 - Now, Member, Senate, City University of Hong Kong.
  • 2011 - 2012, Programme Leader, BSSc Criminology, Department of Applied Social Studies.
  • 2009 - 2013, Member, Graduate Studies Committee, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.
  • 2009 - 2013, Research Degree Coordinator, Department of Applied Social Studies.
  • 2007 - 2013, Member, Research Committee, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.
  • 2000 - 2011, Programme Leader, BA Social Work, Department of Applied Social Studies.

Research / Thesis Supervision

  • 2015 - Now, PhD candidate, Gabriel Li "Spiritual Rehabilitation of Triad Society Members".
  • 2015 - Now, PhD candidate, Xiaoye Zhang "Prison Theatre".
  • 2014 - Now, PhD candidate, Cora Hui "Anti-Corruption in Hong Kong".
  • 2013 - Now, PhD candidate, Sharon Ingrid Kwok "Social Capital of Triad Societies in Hong Kong".
  • 2012 - Now, PhD candidate, Chris Kong "Open up the Vault of Black Box: An Evaluative Study of Organized Sport Activities for Social Vulnerable Youth: Implementation, Processes and Effectiveness".
  • 2011 - Now, PhD candidate, Dan Garrett, "Protest Culture in Hong Kong" .
  • 2011 - 2015, PhD, Wing Yee Ho "Mirror Effects: The Experience of Using Psychodrama in the Teaching and Learning of Counselling.
  • 2010 - 2013, PhD, Diego Busiol "Is Psychoanalysis Missing from Counselling in Hong Kong?" .
  • 2010 - Now, PhD candidate (part-time), Eric So "Analyzing the Dark Side of Social Capital within the Drug Dealing Network of Young Drug Users in Hong Kong".
  • 2010 - 2014, PhD, LiLi "The Problem of Corruption in Post-1997 Hong Kong: A Social Censure Perspective" .
  • 2010 - 2014, PhD, Zhanguo Liu "Crimes in a Village-in-City: The Case Study of Tang Village in Shenzhen".
  • 2009 - 2013, PhD, Hong Yee Chan "Hidden Youth in Hong Kong: A Social Censure Perspective".
  • 2004 - 2008, PhD, Guoping Jiang "Status of Law and Corruption Control on Post-Reform China".
  • 2000 - 2007, PhD, Jessica Li "The Decision Making of Juvenile Thieves in Hong Kong".
  • 1995 - 1998, MPhil, Kam-fai Yu "The Structure and Subculture of Triad Societies in Hong Kong".
  • 1995 - 1999, MPhil, Louis Wing-Cheung Mak "Subcultural Influences and Correction in a Detention Centre".
  • 1995 - 1999, MPhil, Sheryln Chia "Working with Youth: A Holistic Approach".
  • 1993 - 1997, MPhil, Keung Lam "The Differences between the Formation and Goal-oriented Interaction Stages Among Social Youth Groups in Hong Kong: An Exploratory Study".

Conferences Attended

  • 29 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016, Involvement of Chinese Triads in Hong Kong’s Occupy Central: Extra-legal Service Providers or Hegemonic Security Actors? Keynote speech at 6th International Conference on History & Society Development, Tokyo.
  • 15 Nov 2016 - 16 Nov 2016, Youth Trends in Hong Kong. Invited plenary speech at the International Conference on Children and Youth Work Practice 2016, Singapore.
  • 2 Nov 2015 - 4 Nov 2015, Youth Subculture and Empowerment. Invited plenary speech at the National Conference on At Risk Youths, Singapore.
  • 24 Jun 2015 - 26 Jun 2015, Triads’ Involvement in Occupy Central: Democracy, United Front, or Extra-legal Services? Invited plenary speaker at 7th Asian Conference of Criminology, Hong Kong.
  • 19 May 2015 - 21 May 2015, Transnational Organised Crime in Asia. Invited plenary speaker at The Dark Underside of Globalization: Transnational Crime and Security in the 21st Century, USA.
  • 2 May 2013 - 4 May 2013, Triads, Casinos and Juvenile Delinquency in Macau. Plenary Speaker & Chair, International Conference on Asian Organized Crime, Hong Kong.
  • 20 Nov 2012 - 21 Nov 2012, Workplace Violence in Hong Kong: Prevention and Management. Invited speech at the Conference on Prevention of Workplace Violence, Hong Kong.
  • 18 Oct 2012 - 20 Oct 2012, Fighting Corruption in Hong Kong: Strategies and Challenges. Invited keynote speech at the International Conference on Transparency and the Fight Against Corruption, Universidad Del Rosario, Columbia.
  • 11 Sep 2011 - 16 Sep 2011, Reintegration of Young Offenders into the Community: Research Experience in Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau. Invited plenary speaker at the 13th International Corrections & Prisons Association Conf., Singapore.
  • 10 Aug 2011 - 12 Aug 2011, The Development of Restorative Practices in Hong Kong. Invited plenary speaker at the First Singapore Restorative Conference: A Transformational Approach to Restore Lives, Singapore.
  • 21 Apr 2011 - 23 Apr 2011, Traditional Crime in the Modern World: How Triad Societies Respond to Socioeconomic Change. Invited paper presented at the Conference on Traditional Crime in the Modern World, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  • 6 Oct 2010, Transnational Organized Crime: Current and Expected Development in China. Invited plenary speech to UN delegates at Transnational Organized Crime and the Palermo Convention, New York.
  • 3 Jul 2010 - 17 Jul 2010, Concepts of Youth Development. Invited plenary speech at the Cross Strait Youth Summit, Taiwan & Hong Kong.

Services outside CityU

Public Service

  • 2013 - 2015, Member, Advisory Committee on Social Work Training and Manpower Planning, Hong Kong Government.
  • 2010 - 2015, Member, Humanities and Social Sciences Panel, University Grants Committee, .
  • 2006 - 2008, Member, Task Force on Continuing Development and Employment-related Training, Hong Kong Government.
  • 2005 - 2006, Member, Research and Expert Committee, Task Force on Continuing Development and Employment-related Training for Youth, Education and Manpower Bureau.
  • 1999 - 2005, Member, Post-Release Supervision Board, Hong Kong Government.
  • 1997 - 2002, Member, Committee on Treatment and Rehabilitation, Action Committee Against Narcotics.
  • 1994 - 2000, Member, Citizens Advisory Committee on Community Relations, ICAC.

 Professional Activity

  • 2015 - Now, Editorial Board Member, British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioral Science.
  • 2014 - Now, Editorial Board Member, China Journal of Social Work.
  • 2014 - Now, Founding General Editor, Routledge Studies in Asian Behavioral Sciences.
  • 2013 - Now, Editorial Board Member , European Review of Organized Crime.
  • 2013 - Now, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Social Work and Counselling Series, City University of Hong Kong Press.
  • 2013 - Now, Member, International Advisory Board, British Journal of Criminology.
  • 2012 - Now, Founding Associate Editor, International Journal of Criminology and Sociology.
  • 2011 - Now, Associate Partner, Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology, University of Utrecht, University of Kent, University of Budapest & University of Hamburg .
  • 2011 - Now, Member, Editorial Board, Youth Justice: An International Journal.
  • 2009 - Now, Member, Editorial Board, British Journal of Community Justice.
  • 2009 - Now, Member, Editorial Board, Asian Journal of Criminology .
  • 2006 - 2015, Hong Kong nominated member, TC 223 Societal Security, ISO.
  • 2005 - Now, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Caring for Youth Series, City University of Hong Kong Press.
  • 2005 - 2007, Member, International Board of Advisors, Marshall Cavendish Academic.
  • 2004 - 2010, Member, Editorial Board, Crime Media Culture: An International Journal .
  • 2002 - Now, Member, Social Work Committee, Caritas-Hong Kong .
  • 1993 - Now, Member, Executive Committee, Hong Kong Playground Association.
  • 1993 - 2010, Member, Research Committee, Youth Service Committee, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups.

 Community Service

  • 2002 - Now, Member, Social Work Committee, Caritas-Hong Kong .
  • 1993 - Now, Member, Executive Committee, Hong Kong Playground Association.
  • 1993 - 2010, Member, Research Committee, Youth Service Committee, Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups.