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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 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.


News

  • Feminist Action Symposium: Invitation RADICAL WOMEN: 50 YEARS OF FEMINISM AT KENTInvitation to a Symposium on Feminist Action at KentSaturday 21st March 2015, Grimond Lecture Theatre and Foyer Aim and overview ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2015, 3:34 AM by Heejung Chung
  • PhD Fellowship with Norface Our Children’s Europe Project at Kent The scholarship is an exciting opportunity to work with an exceptional academic team at the forefront of European social policy research. Our Children’s Europe uses innovative methods (deliberative democratic ...
    Posted Dec 9, 2014, 3:31 AM by Heejung Chung
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CONTACT

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  e-mail: H.Chung(at)Kent.ac.uk
  twitter: @heejungchung
  tel: +44-1227-82-3624
 SSPSSR
  Faculty of Social Sciences
  University of Kent
  Canterbury Kent, CT2 7NF
  United Kingdom