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 work life balance, labour market flexibility and insecurities. 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 in this. (read more

I am on the Editorial Board for the journals Social Policy & Administration and Work, Employment and Society. I am also an executive-board member of the Korean Association of Social Policy, foreign advisory board for the Critical Welfare Association, and the co-lead of the WFRN special interest group Economic and Public Policy. 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.


  • 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
  • Marie Curie Individual Fellowships Anyone with a PhD (or about to submit soon) outside the UK who wants to come and carry out research with me, please do take a look at the Marie ...
    Posted Jul 6, 2015, 2:50 AM by Heejung Chung
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  Faculty of Social Sciences
  University of Kent
  Canterbury Kent, CT2 7NF
  United Kingdom