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, 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 the co-editor of the new Policy Press Book series Research in Comparative and Global Social Policy, on the Editorial Board for the journal Social Policy & Administrationand 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.


  • New Publication: Gender Discrepancies in the Outcomes of Schedule Control on Overtime Hours and Income in Germany Gender Discrepancies in the Outcomes of Schedule Control on Overtime Hours and Income in GermanyEuropean Sociological Review (2016)doi: 10.1093/esr/jcw032First published online: August 17, 2016 ...
    Posted Sep 13, 2016, 2:22 AM by Heejung Chung
  • New Publication: Dualization and subjective insecurity Dualization and subjective employment insecurity: Explaining the subjective employment insecurity divide between permanent and temporary workers across 23 European countriesH. ChungPublished in: Economic and Industrial DemocracyPublication date ...
    Posted Aug 9, 2016, 4:43 AM by Heejung Chung
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  Faculty of Social Sciences
  University of Kent
  Canterbury Kent, CT2 7NF
  United Kingdom