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Health, Wellbeing, and Medicine

This research cluster focuses on the social, political, economic, and policy determinants of health and wellbeing, and the inequality therein throughout the life course and across geographic areas. It also examines the institution of medicine, the history and evolution of Western and Chinese medicine, the relationship between medicine and society, the doctor-patient relationship, and the social construction of diseases and illnesses.

Research Projects

Ongoing Research Project

Principal Investigator

Centre for Society and Mental Health

Hong Kong General Social Survey (which is hosted by the Faculty)

Social Stratification in Skills and Multidimensional Well-being: Explaining the Skills Trap

Well-being and Social Inequality in East Asia

Examining education and happiness inequalities around the world: Towards interdisciplinary research on human flourishing

Comparative study on the heterogeneous socio-economic returns to cognitive and noncognitive skills: Uncovering hidden inequalities in skills and well-being

Government Trust, Experiential Knowledge, and Mass Skepticism of Traditional Chinese Medicine: Self-health Management during COVID-19 in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Legitimacy, efficacy, and professional boundaries: Chinese medicine in Mainland China and Hong Kong

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