I am a labour market & welfare state researcher and a 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 PolicyI 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.


  • New publications van Oorschot, W. & Chung, H. (2014/forthcoming) "Feelings of dual-insecurity among European workers: A multi-level analysis" European Journal of Industrial Relations. Online first.Chung, H. (2014).Work, Alternative ...
    Posted Mar 5, 2014, 1:10 AM by Heejung Chung
  • Future Leader's Press Release Click here to read the U of Kent's press release for the Future Research Leader's award.Apparently this has been picked up by the local newspapers. (if anyone ...
    Posted Feb 7, 2014, 3:28 AM by Heejung Chung
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        SSPSSR, Faculty of Social Sciences
        University of Kent
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        United Kingdom