ExCEL3

  Project Team

Professor John P Burns

Project Leader

Chair Professor of Politics and Public Administration and Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences: He obtained undergraduate degrees from St Olaf College and Oxford University, and a PhD in political science from Columbia University. He teaches courses and conducts research on comparative politics and public administration, specialising in China including Hong Kong. His research interests focus on public sector human resource management, civil service reform, party-state relations, and public sector reform. He is the author or editor of eight books, and his articles have appeared in the China Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary China, Pacific Affairs, and Public Administration and Development. He is a member of the Editorial Committee of the China Quarterly and served on the HKSAR Government’s Civil Service Training and Development Advisory Committee from 1997 to 2003.

phone20X20 3917 1201 |  1 jpburns@hku.hk


Professor Wai-Fung Lam

Project Director

Associate Dean (Innovation) of Faculty of Social Sciences, Professor of Politics and Public Administration, Deputy Director of the Center for Civil Society and Governance, and Director of the ExCEL3 Project: Professor Lam’s research has evolved around institutional analysis, common-pool resources, self-governance and civil society, and public sector management and reform. He is the author and editor of three books, and his articles have appeared in major journals including Governance, Policy Sciences, and World Development.  He is currently serving on the Editorial Committees of Public Administration Review (PAR), International Review of Administrative Sciences (IRSA), and Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis (JCPA); and is Associate Editor of Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Administration.  He has been named Icon of Honor by the Farmer Managed Irrigation Systems Promotion Trust, Nepal, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the study of self-governance in water resource management.

phone20X20 3917 2391 |  1 dwflam@hku.hk

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Professor Cecilia L W Chan

Deputy Project Director

Si Yuan Professor in Health and Social Work, Professor of Social Work and Social Administration, and Deputy Director of the HKU-HKJC ExCEL3 Project. Professor Chan is recognised for her social entrepreneurship and innovations in developing new services, advocacy for policy changes, and pioneer of the Eastern Body-Mind-Spirit Approach by integrating Chinese philosophies and concepts into social work and organisation management. Professor Chan is editor and author of over thirty books as well as author of over two hundred articles and book chapters in evidence-based practice, service innovations and community rehabilitation, integrative empowerment intervention and outcome research.

phone20X20 3917 2093 | 1 cecichan@hku.hk


Mr Alan S L Tang

Project Coordinator

Mr Tang is the Project Coordinator of the ExCEL3 Project. Before joining the University of Hong Kong, he worked at HKU SPACE to provide administrative support for Architectural Studies Programme. He participated in the programme publication work and annual HKU SPACE Architecture Exhibition. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Logistics Engineering and Management from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

phone20X20 3917 1260 | 1 alantsl@hku.hk

 Alan Tang

Collaborative Project Leaders

 Dr Celia Chan  Dr Michael Chau
 Department of Social Work and Social
Administration
 School of Business
 Professor Cecilia Cheng
 Dr Amy Chow
 Department of Psychology  Department of Social Work and Social
Administration
 Professor Christine Fang
 Dr Lucy Jordan
 Faculty of Social Sciences
 Department of Social Work and Social
Administration
 Dr Frederick Lee
 Dr David Palmer
 Department of Geography
 Department of Sociology
 Professor Paul Yip   
 Department of Social Work and Social
Administration