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Research Assistant Professor

Dr. CHIU, Tuen Yi Jenny

Dr. Chiu is a sociologist specializing in ageing, intergenerational relationships, migration and transnationalism, cross-border marriages and families, gender, and violence in intimate relationships. She is currently involved in the Jockey Club Age-Friendly City project. Prior to joining the Centre, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Asia Research Institute (ARI) at National University of Singapore (NUS), where she joined a project on “Transnational Relations, Ageing and Care Ethics” that uses Quali-GIS methods to investigate the experiences of Mainland Chinese grandparenting migrants in providing and receiving transnational care in Singapore and Australia as well as their ageing subjectivity, plans and aspiration. During her PhD at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, she had taken up a Visiting Fellowship at Harvard University for 17 months under the sponsorship of Harvard-Yenching Institute (2014-2015). Her selected publications appear inJournal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Population, Space and Place, Gender, Place and Culture, Violence Against Women and Current Sociology.

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Dr. TANG, Y.M. Jennifer

Dr. Tang is a researcher with a multidisciplinary background in psychology and psychiatry. She focused her research on the neurocognition and long-term outcome in patients with schizophrenia-spectrum disorders during her PhD study at the University of Hong Kong. In addition to her formal training in epidemiology at University of Cambridge and post-doctoral experience in the Nethersole School of Nursing, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, she currently has focused interests in applying epidemiological principles and prospective designs to study the course of dementia, in particular the preclinical, clinical and neurocognitive trajectory of dementia. She is currently a co-investigator of several health-related grants and actively publishes in various international peer-reviewed journals.

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Post-doctoral Fellow

Dr. CHEN, Ke Coco

Dr Chen is a researcher with an interdisciplinary background. She obtained her BSc in Applied Psychology from Southern Medical University (China). She received her MSocSc in Applied Sociology and PhD in Human Factors and Ergonomics, respectively from City University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include ergonomics in gerontechnology, technology acceptance by older adults, and healthy ageing. She also has passion in teaching. Dr Chen have been teaching in the University of Hong Kong and the Hunan University in a wide spectrum of courses such as public health, behavioral science, psychology in design, statistics in social science. She is a member of the Hong Kong Ergonomics Society. Her current research interests are focusing on gerontechnology and geron-education infusion.

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Dr. YANG, Lu Frances

Frances is a researcher in health anthropology, yoga, popular culture and cultural studies. She received her Master of Journalism and Communication from Renmin University of China, and completed her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in two programs, Gender Studies and Communication from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She was interested in sports journalism during her Master study, and thus became a journalist and column-writer in 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games. In the following years, she became a Senior Editor in lifestyle magazine Women’s Health. With six-year working experience in sports, health and culture media, she started her research in body, gender and health during PhD study. Over the past few years, she has participated in research projects involving cultural studies, popular culture, and yoga and ethnographic study. Her current research interests are mainly on ageing across different cultural contexts, yoga and spiritualities, medical anthropology and qualitative methodology applied in health communication.

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