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Dr. LEUNG Lai Ching (梁麗清博士)

PhD Kent
MA Warw.
Hon.Dip(Swk) Bapt.

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office: Y7317 AC1
Phone: 34428966
Fax: 34420283
Email: laiching.leung@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Violence against women
  • Gender-aware social work
  • Gender and social policy
  • Intimate partner violence

Award and Achievement

  • 2008 “Women’s research leader award” Women’s Foundation of Hong Kong.

Research Grant

  • Making Policy for Child Care in Hong Kong, Public Policy Research Grant, Central Policy Unit, 2015 - 2016, Dr. Leung Lai-ching (PI).
  • Why do men care? The experiences of male caregivers in Hong Kong , GRF, RGC, 2015 - 2017, Dr. Leung Lai-ching (PI), Dr. Chan Kam-wah (Co-I), Dr. Raymond Tam (Co-I).
  • Evaluation on the Effectiveness of the Victims Support Program for Female Migrant Workers and Ethnic Minority Women , Association Concerning Sexual Violence Against Women, 2013 - 2015, Leung Lai Ching (PI).
  • A Study on Child Care Support Scheme for Grassroots Families, HK Federation of Women's Centre and TinShuiWai CD Network, 2012 - 2013, Dr. LEUNG, Lai Ching(PI).
  • The Help-seeking and Reporting Decisions of Victims of Same-sex Partner Violence in Hong Kong, College Research Grant, City University of Hong Kong, 2012 - 2013, Dr. LEUNG, Lai Ching(PI).
  • Children Witness to Violent: Will they Become Potential Domestic Violence Perpetrators in Later Life?, Strategic Development Grant, City University of Hong Kong, 2011 - 2012, Dr. LEUNG, Lai Ching(PI).
  • The Help-seeking Decisions of Sexual Violence Victims/Survivors, Gung Wah Group of Hospitals CEASE Crisis Centre, 2009 - 2011, Dr. LEUNG, Lai Ching(PI).
  • Understanding Men's Problem from a gender perspective, University Research Fund, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2008 - 2011, Dr. Chan Kam Wah (PI), Dr. LEUNG, Lai Ching (Co-I).
  • In Search of Discourses on Woman Abuse in Hong Kong, Strategic Research Grant, City University of Hong Kong, 2007 - 2009, Dr. LEUNG, Lai Ching(PI).
  • The Possibilities of Gender Mainistreaming Social Policy on Family Violence in Hong Kong, Public Policy Research Grant, RGC, 2006 - 2008, Dr. LEUNG, Lai Ching(PI).

Publication Show All Publications Show Prominent Publications


  • Leung, Lai Ching. (2016). Deconstructing the myths about intimate partner violence: A critical discourse analysis of news reporting in Hong Kong. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi:10.1177/0886260516660298
  • Leung, Lai Ching. (2016). Is cash allowance a way to ease child care burden? Views of carers in Hong Kong. China Journal of Social Work. 9/1. 25 - 37. doi:10.1080/17525098.2016.1141466
  • Leung, Lai Ching. (2016). The marginalization of ethnic minority sexual assault survivors in Hong Kong. AFFILIA: Journal of Women and Social Work. doi:10.1177/0886109916678026
  • Leung, Lai Ching. (2015). The effects on children of witnessing violence: Implications for social work practice. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development. doi:10.1080/02185385.2015.1058185
  • Leung, Lai Ching. (2015). Understanding the help-seeking decisions of sexual assault survivors: Implications for social work practice in Hong Kong. International Social Work. doi:10.1177/0020872872815594222
  • Leung, Lai Ching. (2015). Why Lesbian and Gay Survivors Don’t Seek Help from Social Services: Barriers Perceived by Service Users and Providers in Hong Kong. British Journal of Social Work. doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcv019
  • Leung, Lai Ching. & Chan, Kam Wah. (2015). Workfare vs. reconceptualising Work: Rethinking Social Security Reform for Lone Mothers in Hong Kong. InternationalSocial Work. 58/1. 111 - 121. doi:10.1177/0020872812461044
  • Leung, Lai Ching. (2014). Gender mainstreaming child care policy: Barriers in a Confucian welfare society. Journal of Comparative and International Social Policy. 30/1. 41 - 52. doi:10.1080/21699763.2014.886611
  • Leung, Lai Ching. (2014). It’s a matter of trust: Policing domestic violence in Hong Kong. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 29(1). 82 - 101. doi:10.1177/08886260513504645
  • Leung, Lai Ching. & Chan, Kam Wah. (2014). Understanding the masculinity crisis: Implications for men’s services in Hong Kong. British Journal of Social Work. 44/2. 214 - 233. doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcs122
  • Leung, Lai Ching. & Chan, Kam Wah. (2012). A Family-friendly policy for Hong Kong: Lessons from three international experiences. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. 32 (1/2). 82 - 96.
  • Tam, Kin Yuen. , Chan, Kam Wah. & Leung, Lai Ching. (2012). Development of men’s services: Rethinking orientation and strategy. Hong Kong Journal of Social Work. 46/1/. 3 - 12. doi:10.1142/S0219246212000034
  • Leung, Lai Ching. (2011). Gender sensitivity among social workers in handling domestic violence cases. AFFILIA. Journal of Women and Social Work. 26(3). 291 - 303.
  • Chan, Kam Wah. & Leung, Lai Ching. (2011). Perception and responses to employment risks of workers in Hong Kong. Sozialer Fortschritt: German Review of Social Policy, Berlin, Germany. 60 (3). 50 - 56.
  • Leung, Lai Ching. (2009). The SARS Crisis in Hong Kong: A Feminist Challenge to Social Policy. Hong Kong Journal of Social Work. 43(1). 3 - 17.
  • Leung, Lai Ching. (2007). 'Reflective Practices: Challenges to Social Work Education in Hong Kong. Social Work Education: The International Journal. 26(6). 632 - 644.
  • Leung, Lai Ching. (2007). The impact of feminism on social work students in Hong Kong. Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work. 22(2). 185 - 194.
  • Leung, Lai Ching. & Chan, Kam Wah. (2006). Rethinking the SARS crisis from a gender perspective. Collection of Women's Studies. 3. 10 - 24 (in Chinese).
  • Chan, Shun Hing. & Leung, Lai Ching. (2005). Between viewing and consuming - How aging women in Hong Kong negotiate television advertisements. Feminist Media Studies. 5(2). 123 - 140.
  • Leung, Lai Ching. (2005). Empowering women in social work practice: A Hong Kong case. International Social Work. 48(4). 429 - 440.
  • Leung, Lai Ching. & Chan, Shun Hing. (2005). Representation and reception of the images of elderly women in the television advertisements in Hong Kong. Envisage. 3. 52 - 66.


  • Leung, Lai Ching. (2016). Understanding intimate partner violence from a gender perspective. City University Press.
  • Leung, Lai Ching. & Chan, Kai Fong (eds.). (2008). Bridging Theories and Practices: Reflection on Social Work Education in Hong Kong. Hong Kong:  City University of Hong Kong Press. (in Chinese).
  • Leung, Lai Ching. & Chan, Kam Wah (eds.). (2006). Gender and Social Work: Theory and Practice. Hong Kong:  Chinese University Press. (in chinese).
  • Leung, Lai Ching. (1998). Lone Mothers, Social Security and the Family in Hong Kong. Aldershot:  Ashgate.

Book Chapter

  • Chan, Kam Wah. & Leung, Lai Ching. (2015). Rethinking men’s problems from a gender perspective. Sex/Sexuality Politics. (pp. 103 - 115). Commercial Press (in Chinese).
  • Leung, Lai Ching. (2014). Confucian welfare: A barrier to gender mainstreaming domestic violence policy in Hong Kong. Sirin Sung and Gillian Pascall(Eds.) Gender in East Asian welfare states: Confucianism or gender equality?. (pp. 114 - 136). Hampshire. Palgrave Publishers.
  • Leung, Lai Ching. (2013). Women’s movement and social work. Introduction to Social Work. (pp. 327 - 341). Hong Kong. Commercial Press.
  • Leung, Lai Ching. (2009). Feminism. C.K. Chan, K.L. Ngok and K.Q. Han (eds) Social Policy in China. (pp. 52 - 63). Shanghai. Shanghai Renmin Chubanshe. (in Chinese).
  • Leung, Lai Ching. (2009). When feminist movement meeting men’s movement. Promoting Gender Equality: Men’s Participation in Research and Action. (pp. 57 - 62). Beijing. Beijing Press.

External Services

Public Service

  • 2014 - 2017, co-opt member, Special Needs Groups Task Force, Commission on Poverty.
  • 2013 - 2015, Co-opt member, Equal Opportunities Commission.
  • 2009 - 2014, Member, Women's Commission.
  • 2006 - 2014, Advisory panel member, Radio Television of Hong Kong.

Professional Activity

  • 2015 - 2017, Editorial committee member, The Hong Kong Journal of Social Work.
  • 2014 - 2017, External Academic Advisor, ASocSc, APSS, CCCU, City University of Hong Kong .
  • 2013 - 2017, External Examiner, Hong Kong College of Technology.

Service in CityU

Administrative Assignment

  • 2015 - Now, MSW , Programme Leader.
  • 2014 - 2015, BSSSW Programme, Associate Programme Leader.
  • 2012 - 2015, MSSSW Programme, Programme Leader.
  • 2008 - 2012, BSSSW Programme, Programme Leader.

Research / Thesis Supervision

  • 2016 - Now, PhD thesis.
  • 2011 - 2016, PhD thesis.

More About Me

  • Member of the Committee Against Sexual Harassment (CASH), City University of Hong Kong

Last update date : 06 Mar 2016