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Ms Florence Kayan Lapto

PhD Student

8.25, 8/F., The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus

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Ms Florence Kayan Lapto
  • Florence is a full-time PhD student at HKU Sociology. She received her bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Management, and Politics from the City University of Hong Kong and master’s degree in Criminology from HKU.

    Before her PhD study, she worked as a research assistant in Public and Social Policy Research Centre of The Open University of Hong Kong. She participated various projects about housing and aging.

    Her research interests include sex work, crime, informal settlement, inmate culture, and drugs.

  • Master of Social Sciences in Criminology
    The University of Hong Kong

    Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Policy, Management, and Politics
    City University of Hong Kong

    • Sex work

    • Crime

    • Informal settlement

    • Inmate culture

    • drugs

  • Journal articles:

    Lapto, F. K., Chan, M. W., Lau, W. S., Souza, A., & Ham, J. (2024). At home in illegality: place-making practices in Hong Kong’s industrial buildings. Housing Studies, 1–26.

    Cheng, V. S., & Lapto, F. K. (2023). The Impact of Later Life Events on Cessation Motivation of Older Adults with Substance Use Disorder in Hong Kong. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 67(13-14), 1362-1382.

    Cheng, V. S., & Lapto, F. K. (2021). The social meaning of snitching in Chinese drug detention centers. Punishment & Society, 23(3), 355-375.

    Book chapter:

    Cheng, V.S. & Lapto, F. K. (2023). Employment Experience of Marginalized Older People Who Use Drugs in Hong Kong. In T. C. T. Shum & C. C. L. Kwong (Eds.), Housing and Ageing Policies in Chinese and Global Contexts (pp. 247-263). Springer.

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