Dr. CHEUNG Chun-Sing, Johnson

Dr. Johnson Chun-Sing, Cheung received his BSW and MSocSc from HKU, MA in Philosophy from CUHK, and DSW from PolyU. He is a RSW, a certified philosophical counselor, and has extensive experiences in working at both frontline and administrative positions in youth and community settings. He engages actively with the field and was an elected member of the Specialized Committee on Children and Youth Service of HKCSS. He works closely with urban planners and architects in the community and is now the director of iDiscover Asia, a Hong Kong based charitable organization that works with city governments and developers to make heritage preservation financially feasible and design trajectories to open people’s eyes to the value of heritage. Prior to joining HKU, he taught social work courses at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels at CUHK and PolyU. He has published in major social work SSCI journals including the British Journal of Social Work, Social Work, Australian Social Work, European Journal of Social Work, Journal of Social Work Practice, International Social Work, and Qualitative Social Work. In 2019, Johnson was awarded “Top Peer Reviewer in Social Sciences” by Publons of Clarivate Analytics and had peer review contributions rank in the top 1% globally, by number of verified pre-publication reviews performed for journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection. His papers also received the “Burt Gummer Award” by the editorial board of Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance and “Jo Campling Memorial Prize” by the editorial board of Ethics & Social Welfare. He now serves on the editorial board of the European Journal of Social Work and Research on Social Work Practice.

  • Room no. CJT-549
  • E: cjcs@hku.hk
  • T: (852) 39172082
  • Position: Senior Lecturer

Cheung, J. C. S. & Rogers, J. (In Press). Civic crowdfunding of social work research: Opportunities, challenges and strategies. British Journal of Social Work. (Accepted)
Hung, E. N., Leung, G. S. M., & Cheung, J. C. S. (2019). Responding to children’s ‘emotion talk’: A conversation analysis of a therapeutic encounter between a social worker and two siblings using child-centred play therapy. Journal of Social Work Practice, 33(4), 433-445, DOI: 10.1080/02650533.2019.1686349
Leung, G. S. M., Zhang, A. Y., Yu, E. H. K., & Cheung, J. C. S. (2019). From spectator to spect-actor: The proactive involvement of Chinese parents in their conflicts with adolescents through a forum theatre format. Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 1-9, DOI: 10.1017/jgc.2019.21
Li, Y. T., Chang, H. J., Lin, Y. H., Cheung, J. C. S., Pak, C. M., & Tsui, M. S. (2019). Utilization patterns of home care services of long-term care programs and primary caregivers’ workload in Taiwan. China Journal of Social Work, 12(1), 20-38. DOI: 10.1080/17525098.2019.1622205
Kwan, V. & Cheung, J. C. S. (2019). Unsettling Activisms: Critical Interventions on Aging, Gender, and Social Change. (book review), Journal of Women and Aging, DOI: 10.1080/08952841.2019.1688070
Tang, T. Y. & Cheung, J. C. S. (2019). Women in Swedish Society: The Work, Health and Life Experiences of Women in Twentieth-century Sweden (book review), Journal of Women and Aging, 31(1), 89-91. DOI: 10.1080/08952841.2018.1554419
Director, iDiscover Asia, 2018 – present
Consultant, Society for Innovation and Technology in Social Work, 2019 – present
Elected Member, Specialized Committee on Children and Youth Service, The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS), 2018 – 2020
Disciplinary Committee Panel Member, Disciplinary Committee Panel, Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB), 2017 – present
Academic Assessment Panel Member, Academic Assessment Panel, Social Workers Registration Board (SWRB), 2014 – 2017
Panel Member of Film Censorship, Film Censorship Authority, 2014 - 2015
(Co-PI) St. James’ Settlement, Evaluation research on the impact of “Emotionally-focused Group Therapy on Parents with Parenting Stress”, 2018 – 2019
(Co-I) The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and the Lotteries Fund, Youth Service Innovation Programme, 2017 – 2019
(Co-I) The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and the Lotteries Fund, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Institute Project: Certificate Training cum Mentored Practicum Augmented by an e-Learning Knowledge Hub, 2018 – 2019
(Co-I) The Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong, Program Evaluation of the Jockey Club “Mapperthon Community Action” Project, 2017 – 2019