Dr. Lucy Porter JORDAN

My research focuses on how societal transformation impacts on intimate family life and wellbeing. My primary field of research is migration studies. Within the field of migration studies, my most significant research explores and analyzes the long-term impact of parental migration on the health and well-being of families and children who remain in countries of origin, more specifically within the Southeast Asian Region. My scholarship further develops the key themes of social transformation and family life more broadly beyond the key area of migration and transnational families, focusing on topics of social vulnerability including intergenerational family relationships, social integration of migrants, commercial sexual exploitation of children, and risk behavior in developing global urban contexts. I have published extensively in social work and interdisciplinary social science journals. My research has been funded by competitive research funders in the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Singapore. Additionally I am active in a wide range of knowledge exchange, consulting with diverse organizations including International Organization for Migration (IOM), UNICEF, Terres d’Hommes and the Geneva Global/Freedom Fund. I have been invited to speak at diverse international organizations including OECD (Paris), Administration for Children and Families (USA), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Jordan, L.P., Dito, B., Nobles, J. and Graham, E. (In Press). Engaged parents in transnational families: A multinational assessment spanning three global regions. Population, Space and Place. (Corresponding author). https://doi.org/10.1002/psp.2159
Graham, L., *Jordan , L.P. Hutchison, A., and DeWit, N. (2018). Risky behaviour: a new framework for understanding why young people take risks. Youth Studies 21 (3): 324-39. (Corresponding author). http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2017.1380301
*Jordan, L.P., DeVerteuil, G., Kandt, J., Manley, D., Wu, Q. (2017). On the edge: changing geographies of the global city precariat in London and Hong Kong. Urban Geography. 38 (10): 1459-1478. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02723638.2016.1258205
Larmar, S., O’Leary, P., Benfer, K., Chui, CHK, and *Jordan, LP. (2017). Hazardous child labor in Nepal: the case of brick kilns. Child Abuse and Neglect, 72: 312-325.(Corresponding Author) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.08.011
Graham, E., Jordan, L.P. ,and Yeoh, B.S.A. (2015). Transnational family practices and the mental health of those who stay behind to care for children in South-East Asia. Social Science and Medicine 132: 225-235.
1. Contemporary Social Work Studies (CSWS), Series co-Editor (2011 –present)
2. Child Abuse and Neglect, Editorial Board (2018- present)
3. International Social Work, Editorial Leadership Team Member (2018-present)
Principal Investigator: The long term impact of diverse parental migration experiences on youth transition to adulthood: A case study from Southeast Asia Research Grants Council, General Research Fund. (HKSAR) (PI) H$1,262,336 2018-2020
Principal Investigator: The impact of growing up in a transnational household on youth transition to adulthood: A comparative mixed method study from Southeast Asia. Research Grants Council, General Research Fund. (HKSAR) (PI)H$747,504 2 016-2018
Co-Investigator: Child Health and Migrant Parents in South-East Asia (CHAMPSEA): Wave II. Ministry of Education, Singapore. (CI) S$592,994 2016-2019
Co-Investigator: Social and Cultural Capital in the Creation of Human and Health Capital: A Comparative Study of Cross-border, Immigrant and Local Students in Hong Kong. (CI) HK$649,500. 2016-2018
Consultancy: Migration, Health in Cambodia Children and Families (MHICCAF). International Organization of Migration. Principal Investigator U$ 50,000 2017-2018
Consultancy: Doing Good Index; Hong Kong. Center for Asian Philanthropy. Principal Investigator H$100,000 2016-2017
Consultancy: Research on Commercial Sexual Exploration of Children in Kathmandu Valley. Geneva Global. Principal Investigator. U$36,200 2016-2017
Consultancy: Pilot Study: Evaluating methodology for estimating prevalence of CSEC in Kathmandu, Nepal. Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh). Principal Investigator. U$10,820 2014