Deputy Director

Dr. CHAN Elaine

BA (San Diego), MA (UCLA), PhD (UCLA)
   (852) 3917 7455

Dr. Elaine Chan received her BA in Sociology and Psychology from the University of San Diego, and M.A. and Ph. D in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Before joining the Department, she taught research methods, Hong Kong society and politics at the Department of Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include political culture, national identity, civil society, citizenship, and social cohesion. Currently, she is engaging in research projects on citizenship, social cohesion, social inclusion, as well as giving and volunteering in Hong Kong.

University of San Diego
BA in Sociology and Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles
MA in Sociology
University of California, Los Angeles
PhD in Sociology
Professional & Community Services
2019-presentThe University of Hong Kong
Centre for Civil Society and Governance
Deputy Director
The University of Hong Kong
Department of Politics and Public Administration
 –City University of Hong Kong
Department of Public and Social Administration

Selected Publication

Joseph Chan and Elaine Chan. “Social Cohesion with Asian Characteristics? Conceptual and Methodological Reflections.” In The Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed), What holds Asia Societies together? Insights from the Social Cohesion Radar. Forthcoming.

Elaine Chan and Joseph Chan. “Hong Kong 2007-2017: a backlash in civil society,” The Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, vol. 39, no. 2 (2017): 135-152.

Elaine Chan and Danny Wai-fung Lam. “Giving Hong Kong: A Growing Sector Evading Regulation,” in Pamala Wiepking and Femida Handy (eds), Generous People, Generous Nations: A Comparative Study of Global Giving (Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

Elaine Chan. “Are Informal Connections a Functional Alternative to Associational Life in Enhancing Social Cohesion: Findings from Hong Kong,” Social Indicators Research vol. 119, no. 2 (November 2014): 803-821.

Elaine Chan and Joseph Chan. “Liberal Patriotism in Hong Kong,” Journal of Contemporary China vol. 23, no. 89 (September 2014): 952-970

Honorary Senior Advisor
Dr. LIAO Sarah
Deputy Director and Principal Lecturer
Dr. LAW Winnie
SLGP Director & Lecturer
Dr. BURNETT Margaret Julia
SLGP Deputy Director & Lecturer
Dr. CHU Vivian
Assistant Lecturer
Dr. WILLIAMS Jessica Marie
Post-doctoral Fellow
Dr. PAN Emily
Assistant Director
Ms. CHICK Katie
Assistant Director
Ms. CHOW Joyce
Assistant Project Manager
Mr. FOK Kelvin
Assistant Project Manager
Mr. LEUNG Darwin
Senior Project Officer
Ms. CHAN Karen
Senior Project Officer
Dr. HU Taihua
Senior Project Officer
Ms. KAN Mimi
Senior Project Officer
Ms. LAU Bonnie
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Ms. LAW Renee
Senior Project Officer
Mr. LEUNG Ryan
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Ms. LEUNG Vivian
Senior Project Officer
Ms. YEUNG Daisy
Senior Project Officer
Ms. YIU Sianna
Project Officer
Mr. CHENG Woody
Project Officer
Ms. MAN Iris
Senior Executive Assistant
Ms. LI Hazel
Farm Technician
Mr. LI Leo
Farm Assistant
Ms. ZHANG Yiying
Executive Officer
Ms. YUEN Jamie
Honorary Senior Fellow
Mr. CHEN George
Honorary Senior Lecturer
Dr. TSOI Joyce
Honorary Lecturer
Ir Dr. LAI Elizabeth
Honorary Lecturer
Ir LAU Sophia