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 explaining work-life balance and labour market insecurities of individuals through working conditions and welfare state institutions in a comparative perspective. 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 working-time flexibility and work-family conflict, and the importance of contexts. (read more

I am on the Editorial Board of the journal Work, Employment and Society and am a executive-board member of the Korean Association of Social Policy, foreign advisory board for the Critical Welfare AssociationI am currently the the Quantitative Social Science lead for the University of Kent as a part of the Eastern Academic Research Consortium.

If you are interested in any of my research please contact me.
Also email me if you are interested in carrying out Ph.D./M.A. research with me - There are several PhD funding opportunities at SSPSSR.


  • JESP Special Issue: Social Insecurity and the Role of Institutions This October Issue of the Journal of European Social Policy, is a special issue edited by Steffen Mau (Bremen) and myself onSocial Insecurity and the Role of Institutions.It ...
    Posted by Heejung Chung
  • New grant: Part-time careers in Norway A grant I am participating in as a national expert has been awarded funding by the Research Council of Norway.The project title is "Part-time careers in Norway – the ...
    Posted Jul 17, 2014, 11:35 AM by Heejung Chung
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        SSPSSR, Faculty of Social Sciences
        University of Kent
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        United Kingdom