To provide affordable housing to people in need, the government implemented a policy of transitional social housing in 2018 to enhance the livelihood of low-income families. Prof CHAN Siu-ming of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, published his research findings about Hong Kong’s first TSH project Nam Cheong 220 and evaluated the social impact and effectiveness of the project.
The circular economy (CE) is seen as more environmentally-friendly and in some ways better fits the imperatives of the United Nations Sustainable Goals. Professor Kris HARTLEY, Assistant Professor in CityU’s Department of Public and International Affairs, conducted a study to fill a CE research gap by introducing a policy framework for CE that includes over 100 policy instruments. The article is part of Kris’s broader research agenda to understand new public policy models for 21st century challenges.
Public housing is a major component of the housing in Hong Kong, with nearly half of the population now residing in some form of public housing. Prof Derrick HO Hung-chak, Assistant Professor of CityU’s Department of Public and International Affairs, has recently published a research article in Public Health journal with Prof Tracy LU Shiyu, Assistant Professor of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences and other researchers to evaluate how form/characteristics in public housing neighbourhoods may be associated with dementia among seniors in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is grappling with the issue of an ageing population, as there is no universal pension system, and retirement protection is primarily dependent on the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme. To shed light on this daunting issue, Professor Dannii YEUNG of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences has conducted a study aimed at identifying the psychosocial factors that impact working adults’ readiness to financially prepare for retirement.
The partnership between Hong Kong Correctional Services Department (CSD) and Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences (SS), City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has been working to bring solace and healing to those in custody. On 30 May 2023, they co-organised a sharing forum titled “Gripping Insights: Recent psychological research on Hong Kong corrections”; over 250 scholars, students, and professionals in correctional services joined the event.
As the use of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in integrated treatment is gaining increasing recognition and popularity amongst the general public, there is a need to investigate the role of effective clinical communication in TCM context, particularly for communicating with patients who seek both TCM and Western Medical care. Dr Jack PUN, Assistant Professor from the Department of English at CityU, and his team designed a communication intervention based on the Calgary-Cambridge guides for teaching effective doctor-patient communication skills and modified it for TCM context, in collaboration with TCM professors/researchers from School of TCM at HKBU and CUHK.