Faculty of Social Sciences
Dr Eric W H Chui
BSW HKU; MPhil, PhD Cambridge
Associate Dean (Undergraduate Education)

Tel: (852) 3917 2074
Fax: (852) 2517 0806
Email: ericchui@hku.hk


Brief Biography

Eric Chui is Associate Dean (Undergraduate Education) of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration at The University of Hong Kong. Previously, he taught at the University of Exeter (UK), University of Queensland (Australia), City University of Hong Kong, and Chinese University of Hong Kong. Eric was educated at the University of Hong Kong (BSW) and the University of Cambridge (MPhil, PhD). His current research interests focus on the effectiveness of probation supervision for young offenders, and young defendants’ views of the legal personnel in Hong Kong. Eric was the managing editor and book review editor of the journal Asian Journal of Criminology, and serves on the editorial board of a number of academic journals including the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Social and Public Policy Review, The Open Social Science Journal, and Journal of Practice Teaching in Health and Social Work.


1996-2000 University of Cambridge, UK
PhD in Criminology

1994-95 University of Cambridge, UK
MPhil in Criminology

1990-93 The University of Hong Kong
First-class honours

Academic Career

2011-present Faculty of Social Sciences
Associate Dean (Undergraduate Education)

2008-present The University of Hong Kong
Department of Social Work and Social Administration
Associate Professor

2007-08 Chinese University of Hong Kong
Faculty of Law

Associate Professor

2005-07 University of Queensland, Australia
School of Social Science

Adjunct Associate Professor in Criminology (2010-present)
Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Criminology (2007-2010)
Senior Lecturer in Criminology (2005-2007)

2002-05 City University of Hong Kong, China
School of Law

Assistant Professor

2000-02 University of Queensland, Australia
School of Social Work and Social Policy

Lecturer in Social Work

1999-2000 University of Exeter, UK
Department of Social Work and Probation Studies

Lecturer in Social Work


Eric's areas of interest include social work, youth studies, criminology and criminal justice, socio-legal studies, and migration studies. He has carried out a number of research studies since late 1990s, including work on the impact of probation supervision on juvenile and adult offenders; the operation of the police liaison officers in the Queensland Police Service; the role and contribution of social workers in youth justice; the experience of first-generation and second-generation Chinese migrants in the Australian context; the consequences of imprisonment on families and children; and young defendant’s views of legal personnel and representation. Recently he has also conducted work on the Jockey Club-funded project on asset management of older people in Hong Kong.

He has published articles in Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, British Journal of Social Work, International Social Work, Journal of Social Work Practice, Children and Youth Services Review, Child and Family Social Work, Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, Asian Journal of Criminology, European Journal of Criminology, and Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology.

He is the co-editor of five books, Moving Probation Forward: Evidence, Arguments and Practice (2003, Pearson Education), Experiences of Transnational Chinese Migrants in the Asia-Pacific (2006, Nova Science), Social Work and Human Services Best Practice (2006, Federation Press), Research Methods for Law (2007, Edinburgh University Press), and Understanding Criminal Justice in Hong Kong (2008, Willan Publishing/Routledge). He has just co-authored a book entitled The Hong Kong Legal System (2011, McGraw-Hill), with further books in the pipeline.

Full publication list


Updated: Sep 1, 2011


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