LAU Ka Wai Maggie, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong

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1998 …2024

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Maggie K.W. Lau obtained her PhD from the University of York, UK. Prior to joining Lingnan University, she was Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the City University of Hong Kong. She has extensive research and teaching experience in development and policy studies, poverty and social exclusion, children and youth well-being . Her publications have appeared in Social Policy & Administration, Social Indicators Research, Child Indicators Research, Children and Youth Services Review, Health Policy, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Drug and Alcohol Review, and Nicotine and Tobacco Research. She is the co-editor of Handbook of Children’s Risk, Vulnerability and Quality of Life: Global Perspectives (with Habib Tiliouine and Denise Benatuil, Springer, 2022), Poverty in a Rich Society: The Case of Hong Kong (with David Gordon, The Chinese University Press, 2017), and Managing Social Change and Social Policy in Greater China: Welfare Regimes in Transition (with Ka Ho Mok, Routledge, 2014). She led the Poverty and Social Exclusion in Hong Kong ( project (with David Gordon), funded by the Research Grants Council and the UK Economic and Social Research Council. She is the co-investigator of the Strategic Public Policy Research (SPPR) funded project on Trends and Implications of Poverty and Social Disadvantages in Hong Kong: A Multi-disciplinary and Longitudinal Study. She has also received grant awards from the Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, as well as the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF. 

Research interests

Poverty, Social Exclusion, Child Poverty, Child Well Being, Adolescent health behaviours

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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