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Research Assistant Professor

Dr. LU, Shiyu Tracy

Dr. Lu is a researcher with an interdisciplinary background in Gerontology and Social Policy studies. She obtained her Bachelor and Master degree in Public Administration from Sun Yat-sen University (China). She received her PhD in Social Welfare from Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her professional and research experience focused on the intersection between Social Policy, Gerontology, Mental Health Economics and the well-being of older people. She is teaching Social Work Research in the University of Hong Kong. Her current research focuses on economic evaluation, elderly mental health and age-friendly cities. 

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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.

Tel      : (852) 3917 0060
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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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