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Prof. Bai Xue
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Prof. Xue BAI



Dr BAI Xue is Professor at the Department of Applied Social Sciences. She serves as the Director of Research Centre for Gerontology and Family Studies (formerly Institute of Active Ageing) and Programme Leader of the BA programme in Applied Ageing Studies and Service Management. She also serves as a non-executive Director on the Board of Directors of HKMC Annuity Limited.

Dr Bai’s research focus on three interrelated areas in social gerontology: 1) intergenerational relationships and care arrangements in ageing families, 2) active ageing and subjective well-being in later life, and 3) social policy and social care in ageing societies. Dr Bai’s work has been widely published in renowned international journals, including The Gerontologist, Ageing & Mental Health, Ageing & Society, BMC Geriatrics, and Journal of Aging and Social Policy.

Dr Bai has been awarded over HK$30 million external funding for ageing-related research and programmes in the capacity of PI or Co-PI in the past five years. She has also been actively involved in a number of important policy projects, the findings of which effectively inform the development of retirement policy, long-term care and carer services in Hong Kong. Currently, she is an appointed member of Social Welfare Advisory Committee and Elderly Commission advising the HKSAR Government on ageing-related issues and social welfare policy matters.

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Arts, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Bachelor of Laws, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Research Interests

  • Active ageing
  • Ageing and social policy
  • Care planning
  • Family gerontology

Grants (selected)

2023–2025, Principal Investigator, Who Cares for Sandwiched Ageing Carers? Effects of Intergenerational Care Provision on Future Care Planning. Funded by Hong Kong Research Grants Council General Research Fund, HK$1,439,022.

2021–2024, Principal Investigator, Model and Capacity Building for Intergenerational Digital Literacy Training for Older Adults in Hong Kong, Funded by the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Fund, HKSAR Government, HK$2,994,339.

2021–2023, Principal Investigator, Create a Knowledge Hub for Promoting Active Ageing and Intergenerational Solidarity, Funded by ZeShan (H.K.) Foundation, HK$1,210,249

2019–2023, Principal Investigator, Gearing up for Third Age and Multigenerational Capacity Building, Funded by Lee Kum Kee Family Foundation, HK$5,000,000

2019–2022, Principal Investigator, Individual Efforts or Intergenerational Responses? A Longitudinal Mixed Methods Study of Future Care Planning among Hong Kong Ageing Families, Funded by Hong Kong Research Grants Council General Research Fund, HK$858,084.


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