I am a labour market & welfare state researcher and a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy, at the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, a part of the University of Kent, UK. 

My research interest lies in examining different labour market patterns and outcomes across European welfare states, focusing mostly on flexibility at work, work-life balance, and job/employment insecurity. Check out my recent publications here. Recently I've been awarded the ESRC Future Leader's Award to carry out research on the relationship between schedule control and work-family conflict, and the importance of contexts in this. (read more

I am on the Editorial Board for the journal Social Policy & Administration and the co-lead of the WFRN special interest group Economic and Public Policy. I serve on the executive-board of the Korean Association of Social Policy, and on the foreign advisory board for the Critical Welfare Association in Korea. I am also leading on the Quantitative Social Science stream of the Eastern Academic Research Consortium for the University of Kent... and I am a mom of a three year old. 

If you are interested in any of my research please contact me.
Also email me if you are interested in doing your MA/Ph.D./post-doc research with me - There are several PhD funding opportunities at SSPSSR and also some funding opportunities for post doctoral fellowships.


  • Think Kent video on Flexible Working The way we work has changed considerably in recent years with an increasing number of people gaining access to flexible working and more control over their work schedules. But in ...
    Posted Dec 14, 2015, 7:41 AM by Heejung Chung
  • PhD Scholarships at Kent 2016 Several PhDs Scholarships are available at SSPSSR at the University of Kent. These include University 50th anniversary and SSPSSR school scholarships and the South-East DTC scholarships.These all cover ...
    Posted Nov 19, 2015, 6:00 AM by Heejung Chung
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  Faculty of Social Sciences
  University of Kent
  Canterbury Kent, CT2 7NF
  United Kingdom