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Sum Kung

Kingston College

Sum Kung

I am a former Registered Social Worker in Hong Kong for more than 20 years. I intervene in the area of children, youth and family living in underprivileged and marginalised situation, such as poverty, ethnical community, women, children with special education needs and youth-at-risk. I am interested in empowerment model with consciousness-raising, policy advocacy and community development, anti-oppressive approach, anti-racist approach, sociodrama, photovoice, radical casework approach and narrative therapy to work with the underprivileged class.

I engaged in social work education for more than 10 years. I am currently a Lecturer teaching social and community work.
My focuses are: social theory and social policy, youth and socio-political participation, marginality and empowerment, and art-based intervention.

I am a former chairperson of Hong Kong Policy Viewers that advocates the development of Hong Kong social policy.


Countries Hong Kong SAR; UK;
Topics Autonomy; Care economy; Care inequalities; Care outcomes; Care work and migration; Co-production in LTC; Community-based LTC; Economics of LTC; Ethics and care; Evaluation of LTC systems and services; Gender and care; Loneliness among older people; LTC and younger people; LTC Policy; LTC Reforms; LTC Systems; LTC Workforce; New models of care; Outcome measurement in LTC; Outcomes for unpaid/informal carers; Person-centered care; Rights and people’s voices in LTC systems; Social Innovation in LTC; Social Protection; Stigma and discrimination; Unmet needs; Unpaid / informal care; Younger carers;
Methods Assessment tool development; Case studies; Co-production methods; Comparative policy analysis; Creative research methods; Critical Discourse Analysis; Discourse analysis; Document analysis; Ethnography; Focus groups; Grounded Theory; Knowledge-exchange; Longitudinal data analysis; Mixed methods; Narrative evaluation methods; Observational studies; Panel data analysis; Policy analysis; Political decisions analysis; Practice-based approaches; Qualitative studies; Research ethics; Surveys; Thematic analysis; Theory and frameworks; Theory of Change;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Economics of Long-Term Care; Long-Term Care Policy; Migration Mobility and Care Workers;
Other 1;
Research interests

Young people and socio-political participation,

Youth and social policy,

Ethics of care and community care,

Migrant, care policy and citizenship.