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 working conditions of individuals - focusing mostly on work life balance and labour market insecurities - and on the role welfare state institutions and policies play therein using a cross-national 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 for the journals Social Policy & Administration and Work, Employment and Society and am an 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. Lastly, but not least I am coordinating the project Radical Women: 50 years of Feminism at Kent - which celebrates Feminist activism, scholarship and research in the past 50 years of Kent.

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 PhD scholarship rounds There are a new round of PhD Scholarships are available at SSPSSR at the University of Kent. These all cover tuition fees at the postgraduate standard home/EU rate (£3 ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2015, 6:00 AM by Heejung Chung
  • New Publications - 2015 Chung, H. (2015) "Subjective employment insecurity gap between occupations: variance across Europe" in Eichhorst, W. and Marx, P. (eds.) Non-Standard Employment in Post-Industrial Markets: An Occupational Perspective. Cheltenham ...
    Posted Mar 8, 2015, 1:36 PM by Heejung Chung
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  Faculty of Social Sciences
  University of Kent
  Canterbury Kent, CT2 7NF
  United Kingdom