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Head, Department of Applied Social Sciences
Professor Eric CHUI

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On 5 February 2024, colleagues welcomed those inbound exchange students who came to APSS, PolyU in the second semester.  Both Local and non-local students had cultural exchanges on how to celebrate the Chinese New Year and wrote "Fai Chun" together.  Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Year of the Dragon!

6 Feb 2024

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Dr. Anson AU, Assistant Professor of APSS, has just published a new monograph with Routledge titled Chinese Social Networks in an Age of Digitalization. In it, Dr. AU examines how digitalisation is transforming the rules of social and economic transactions in Chinese guanxi, where mobile device use appears ubiquitous. The monograph asserts that digitalisation is rendering guanxi liquid: that social and geographical boundaries of transactions are

2 Feb 2024

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On 29 January 2024, S.K.H. St. Christopher's Home Limited, in collaboration with PolyU’s Department of Applied Social Sciences (APSS) and Professional Practice and Assessment Centre (PPAC), organised a seminar focused on the "Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse Bill" (the bill). The seminar aimed to discuss the legislative progress of the bill and facilitate dialogue between different perspectives regarding concerns from various sectors.   The sem

1 Feb 2024

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Mr Ken CHAU, an alumnus of BA (Hons) in Social Policy and Administration and Project Associate of APSS, has established the innovative startup, called "Puzzle Weekly" (搵呢搵路) since 2022. Mr CHAU is the Co-founder of Puzzle Weekly Limited and has developed puzzle hunt games to allow young people to explore Hong Kong's communities. With guidance from PolyU mentors and support from the PolyU Micro Fund Scheme, Puzzle Weekly has already attracted s

29 Jan 2024

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Prof. Eric CHUI, Professor & Head of APSS and Dr William CHAN, Assistant Professor of APSS, were invited by Faculty of Construction and Environment as the speakers at the "Seminar Series on Green Deck Development" to share their insights and valuable experiences in assessing public opinions towards the Green Deck Project. Read more: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/precit/news-and-events/news/2024/118_1_enlighten-students-on-green-deck/ https://www.polyu

25 Jan 2024

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Prof. Edward CHAN Ko-ling, RGC Senior Research Fellow & Chair Professor of Child and Family Welfare, was featured by PolyImpact. The article highlights Prof. CHAN and his research team’s focus on identifying risk factors associated with child abuse and neglect in order to develop early interventions and preventive measures.   Prof. CHAN and his collaborators have also developed an actuarial risk assessment tool to assess both child abuse and fami

19 Jan 2024

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On 12 Jan 2024, APSS and Research and Innovation Office (RIO) were very pleased to host Prof. Rachel MURPHY for a talk on the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). In her talk, Prof. MURPHY shared invaluable insights on effective research practices, strategies for writing strong papers, and ways to communicate and demonstrate impact. Prof. Juan CHEN, Associate Head and Professor of APSS, delivered an opening address and served as the moderator for

17 Jan 2024

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On 8 January, 2024, APSS held the first International Scholar Talk 2023/24. Our department was privileged to have Prof. Jim CAMPBELL, Emeritus Professor of Social Work at the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, University College Dublin, as our distinguished guest speaker. Dr Janet LEUNG, Associate Professor, and Dr Paul Vinod KHIATANI, Research Assistant Professor, from APSS served as the moderator and respondent of the inau

9 Jan 2024

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The Hong Kong Marriage and Family Therapy Association (HKMFTA) held its annual conference at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) on 16 and 17 December, 2023. Themed "Bridging Generations: Multigenerational Approaches for Wellbeing," the conference explored the impact of multigenerational dynamics on therapy outcomes and family relationships.   Hosted by the HKMFTA in collaboration with PolyU, the conference featured distinguished keynote

9 Jan 2024

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Prof. Elsie YAN, Professor of APSS, has been elected as a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). An international body, APS awards fellowships to recognise members who have made sustained outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or application. Find the fellowship list: https://www.psychologicalscience.org/members/fellows. Dr Jacky NG, Assistant Professor of APSS,

14 Feb 2024

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