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Dr Esther H K Yung
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Dr Esther H.K. YUNG

Associate Head (Teaching) and Associate Professor


Dr Esther Hiu Kwan YUNG held a MSc and PhD degrees from the Department of Real Estate and Construction at the University of Hong Kong. She also obtained a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

Dr Yung worked as an assistant architect in two renowned architectural firms in Hong Kong before studying for her PhD. After obtaining her PhD, she worked as a research officer in a NGO for the handicapped for two years. Dr Yung joined the Hong Kong Polytechnic University as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in BRE. She was appointed as an Assistant Professor in Planning and Development in 2014. She has published extensively in top refereed journals in the area of built heritage conservation, and ageing and built environment.

Education and Academic Qualifications

  • Diploma in Legal Studies, The University of Hong Kong (School of Professional and Continuing Education)
  • Bachelor of Architecture, The University of New South Wales
  • Master of Science in Construction Project Management, The University of Hong Kong
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Hong Kong

Research Interests

  • Built heritage conservation
  • Urban planning and development
  • Urban sustainability
  • Ageing and urban environment

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