Prof. LUM Yat Sang Terry

My research focuses on social policy and evidence based multicomponent intervention for social problems. I am particularly interested in the interface among aging, culture, and humanity. I enjoy very much identifying and exploring the Asian perspectives in these topics. I work closely with community stakeholders to develop, implement, and test various clinical and policy interventions to enhance the well-being of older people. Apart from serving as the Head of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, I am the Deputy Convenor of the HKU Strategic Research Theme on Aging and Associate Director of the Sau Po Center on Aging. Since 2011, I have received more than HK$79 million external research funding (US$10.1 million) as the principle investigator or co-principle investigator. My research findings on aging-in-place have led to the development of aging-in-place program for low income elders in public rental housing estates of the Hong Kong Housing Society. My research findings in long term care policy have led to the development of new assessment and service matching systems and reshaped the long term care infrastructure of Hong Kong. In 2001, I was awarded the prestigious Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar award. In 2011, I was elected as a Fellow by the Gerontological Society of America. In 2016, I was awarded the Career Leadership Award by the Association of Gerontology Education in Social Work (AGESW) in the United States.

Tang J. Y. M., Wong G. H. Y., Ng C. K. M., Kwok D. T. S., Lee M. N. Y., Dai, D. L. K., & Lum T.Y.S. (2016). Neuropsychological Profile and Dementia Symptom Recognition in Help-Seekers in a Community Early-Detection Program in Hong Kong. Journal of American Geriatric Society, 64(3) 584-589.
Lum, T. Y. S., Yan, E. C. W., Ho, A. H. Y., Wong, G. H. Y., Shum, M. H. Y., & Lau, M. M. Y. (2015). Measuring filial piety in the twenty-first century: Development and validation of the Contemporary Filial Piety (CFPS-10) Scale. Journal of Applied Gerontology.
Lum, T. Y., Lou, V. W. Q., Chen, Y. Y., Wong, G. H. Y., Luo, H., & Tong, T. L. (2014). Neighborhood support and aging in place preference among low-income elder Chinese city-dwellers. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences.
Lum T.Y., Parashuram S., Shippee T., Wysocki A., Shippee N.D., Homyak P., Kane, R. (2013). Diagnosed Prevalence and Health Care Expenditures of Mental Health Disorders among Dual Eligible Older People. The Gerontologists, 53(2), 334-344.
Lum, T.Y., & Vanderaa, J. P. (2010). Health disparities among immigrant and non-immigrant elders: The association of acculturation and education. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 12(5), 743-753
Member, Minimum Wage Commission, HKSAR Government
Member, Specialized Committee on Elderly Services, the Hong Kong Council of Social Service.
Member, Advisory Committee on Social Work Training and Manpower Planning, Social Welfare Department, HKSAR Government.
Member, Senior Policy Call Central Advisory Board, Hong Kong Police Force.
Member, Salvation Army Social Services Advisory Committee, Salvation Army, Hong Kong.
Characteristics and predictors of productive ageing involvement among older Chinese in Hong Kong. Funded by the Research Grants Council.
Hong Kong Jockey Club Holistic Support Programme on Mental Health for Older People. Funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust for HK $25.86 million dollars for three years (award period 2016-2019. Co-PI: Dr. Gloria Wong)
Hong Kong Jockey Club Age Friendly City Project: Central & Western District and Wanchai District. Funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust for HK $4.5 million dollars for three and half years (award period 2015-2019, co-PI: Dr. Vivian Lou)
Three-year project on enhancement of the infrastructure of long-term care in Hong Kong. Funded by the Social Welfare Department of Hong Kong SAR Government. Funded amount: HK$24,676,000 (award period: 2013 – 2017)
Faith and Science Collaborative Research Forum. Funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc. for US$804,086 (HK$6,271,871) for three years (award period December 1, 2015 – November 30, 2018, PI: Professor Pauline Chui of Chemistry Department of HKU)

Courses Code Courses Title
SOWK6002 Social policy and administration