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Dr. KAM Ping Kwong (甘炳光博士)

B.Soc. Sci. (Social Work) (Hons.), HKU
M.Sc. in Advanced Social Work Studies, The University of Edinburgh
Ph.D. ,The University of Sheffield
Registered Social Worker

Associate Professor (1996 - Now)

Contact Information

Office: Y7415 AC1
Phone: 34428963
Fax: 34420283
Email: pingkwong.kam@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Community work and community development
  • Community participation and community care
  • Powerlessness and empowerment
  • Racial discrimination issues
  • Social gerontology
  • Political economy of ageing
  • Social work education
  • Social work values and faith


Award and Achievement

  • 2012 “Knowledge Transfer Award” College of Humanities and Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong.
  • 2008 “Teaching Excellence Award” City University of Hong Kong.
  • Nov 2004 “Outstanding Paper Presentation Award” The Twelfth Annual Congress of Gerontology, Hong Kong Association of Gerontology.
  • 1999 “FHS Contribution to Learning Award” Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong.
  • 1994 “Teaching Excellence Award” City University of Hong Kong.
  • Mar 2016 “Honorary Professor” City University of Beijing, PRC.
  • Jun 2010 “Honorary Professor” Changsha Social Work College, PRC.


Previous Experience

  • 1995, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong .
  • 1992 - 1995, University Lecturer, Department of Applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong .
  • 1989 - 1992, Lecturer, Department of Applied Social Studies, City Polytechnic of Hong Kong .
  • 1988 - 1989, Staff Development Officer, Hong Kong Council of Social Service .
  • 1985 - 1987, Service Coordinator, The Neighbourhood Advice Action Council .
  • 1981 - 1985, Team Leader, Shek Yam and Yau Ma Hom Neighbourhood-level Community development Project, Tsuen Wan Ecumenical Social Service Centre .


Research Grant

  • An Innovative Project to Enhance Students’ Understanding on Social Work through Discovering the Quality of Social Workers from Service Users’ Perspective, Teaching Development Grant, University Grants Committee, Amount: HKD $191,414, 2012 - 2014, Kam, P.K. (PI).
  • Social Interaction as basis for Resilience, GRF Grant, Research Grant Council, Amount: HKD $645,200, 2012 - 2014, Cheung, C.K. , Lee, T.Y., & Kam, P.K. (Co-I).
  • Cultivation of resilience in Elders, CHASS Research Grant, CityU, Amount: HKD $60,000, 2010 - 2011, Cheung, C.K., & Kam, P.K. (AI) .
  • Formation and Consequence of Social Capital in Hong Kong, FHS Research Grant, CityU, Amount: HKD $70,803, 2009 - 2010, Cheung, C.K., & Kam, P.K. (Co-PI).
  • Ageing and Building, Interdisciplinary Research Grant, CityU, Amount: HKD $500,000, 2002 - 2004, Leung, A., Tam, C.M., Ng, S.H., & Kam, P.K. (Co-I) .
  • Age discrimination in the Labour Market: Causes and consequences at individual, organisational, and societal levels, Strategic Research Grant, CityU, Amount: HKD $250,000, 2001 - 2003, Ngan, R.M.H., Cheung, C.K., & Kam, P.K. (Co-I) .
  • Comparative Study of Elderly Policies Regarding Quality Care in Hong Kong, Singapore and United Kingdom, Flagship Project Grant, Centre for Comparative Public Manage, CityU, Amount: HKD $300,000, 2001 - 2003, Ngan, R.M.H., Cheung, C.K., Chan, A.C.M., Leung, E.M.F., Chan, H.M., Kam, P.K. (Co-PI).
  • Developing An Interactive, Web-based Multimedia Teaching Package for the Course “Community Work Skills Training of the BSW (Hons.) Programme, Quality Enhancement Fund, CityU, Amount: HKD $241,432, 2001 - 2003, Kam, P.K. (PI), & Kwok, J. .
  • Political Participation of Senior Citizens in Hong Kong, Strategic Research Grant, CityU, Amount: HKD $263,700, 1995 - 1997, Kam, P.K. (PI), Cheung, C.K., Leung, K.K., & Chan, W.T. .
  • Social Work Values: A Study of Social Work Students in City Polytechnic of Hong Kong, Small Scale Research Grant, CityU, Amount: HKD $33,788, 1991 - 1994, Ko, G., Lee, T.Y., Man, K.Y., & Kam, P.K. (Co-PI) .
  • A Study of Premarital Couples’ Preparation for Marriage in Hong Kong, Small Scale Research Grant, CityU, Amount: HKD $34,800, 1990 - 1993, Kam, P.K. (PI), & Man, K.Y. .


Publication Show All Publications Show Prominent Publications


Journal

  • Kam, P.K. (2016). EPS model in social work practice. The Hong Kong Journal of Social Work. 50 (1 & 2). 93 - 115 (in Chinese).
  • Kam, P.K. & Wong, W.F. (2015). Racial discrimination and social work. The Hong Kong Journal of Social Work. 49 (1 & 2). 29 - 50 (in Chinese).
  • Cheung, C.K. , Lee, T.Y., & Kam, P.K. (2015). Social production of resilience and adjustment in social service users. Advances in Sociology Research. 16. 51 - 71.
  • Kam, P.K. (2014). Back to the ‘social’ of social work: Reviving the social work profession’s contribution to the promotion of social justice. International Social Work. 57(6). 723 - 740.
  • Kam, P.K. (2014). Disempowerment and Empowerment: Reflection on the nature of the social work profession. The Hong Kong Journal of Social Work. 48 (1/2). 85 - 95 (in Chinese).
  • Cheung, C.K. & Kam, P.K. (2012). Resiliency in older Hong Kong Chinese: Using the grounded theory approach to reveal social and spiritual conditions. Journal of Aging Studies. 26. 355 - 367.
  • Cheung, J.C.K. , Ngan, R.M.H. & Kam, P.K. (2011). Age discrimination in the labour market from the perspectives of employers and older workers. International Social Work. 54(1). 118 - 136.
  • Kam, P.K. (2011). Community work: Reflection on meaning and direction. The Hong Kong Journal of Social Work. 45 (1 & 2). 27 - 42 (in Chinese).
  • Kam, P.K. (2011). The practice and innovation in community development in newly developed communities. Community development Quarterly. 135. 399 - 409 (in Chinese).
  • Cheung, J.C.K. & Kam, P.K. (2010). Bonding and bridging social capital development by social workers. Journal of Social Service Research. 36. 402 - 413.
  • Kam, P.K. (2010). The social of social work: Reaffirm the social nature of social work. The Hong Kong Journal of Social Work. 44(1). 17 - 28. (in Chinese).
  • Ng, S.H. , Kam, P.K. & Pong, R.W.M. (2005). People living in ageing buildings: Their quality of life and sense of belonging. Journal of Environmental Psychology. 25 (December, 2005). 347 - 360.
  • Kam, P.K. (2003). Powerlessness among older people in Hong Kong: A political economy analysis. Journal of Aging & Social Policy. 15(4). 81 - 111.
  • Ho, C.K. , Ng, S.H. & Kam, P.K. (2003). Urban redevelopment: Implementation Problems in the acquisition of properties. Monthly Bulletin of Hong Kong Economic Journal. 317. 33 - 37 (in Chinese).
  • Kam, P.K. (2002). From disempowering to empowering: Changing the practice of social service professionals with older people. Hallym International Journal of Aging. 4(2). 161 - 183.
  • Kam, P.K. (2002). Senior volunteerism and empowerment. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work. 12(1). 112 - 133.
  • Kam, P.K. (2001). Political disempowerment among older people in Hong Kong. Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology. 15. 307 - 329.
  • Cheung, C.K. , Kam, P.K. , Chan, W.T. & Leung, K.K. (2001). Relationship among the civic awareness, mobilization, and electoral participation of elderly people in Hong Kong. The Social Science Journal. 38(2). 307 - 313.
  • Kam, P.K. & Man, K.Y. (2000). Dynamic marriage: Reconstruction of a marriage concept. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work. 10(1). 23 - 36.
  • Kam, P.K. , Cheung, C.K. , Chan, W.T. & Leung, K.K. (1999). Mobilized or civic-minded: Factors affecting the political participation of senior citizens. Research on Aging. 21(5). 627 - 656.
  • Kam, P.K. & Man, K.Y. (1999). Preparation for marriage in a Chinese community: Implications for premarital counselling services. International Social Work. 42(2). 389 - 406.
  • Kam, P.K. , Mok, H.L. & Fung, W.W. (1997). Informal social work education: A complementary training method to develop competent social workers. International Social Work. 40(1). 101 - 115.
  • Kam, P.K. , Man, K.Y. , Ko, G. & Lee, T.Y. (1997). Social work values systems of Chinese student. Journal of Teaching in Social Work. 15(1/2). 181 - 203.
  • Kam, P.K. (1997). Towards empowerment and advocacy: Practice and policy in social services for older people in Hong Kong. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work. 7(2). 46 - 62.
  • Kam, P.K. (1996). Empowering elderly people: A community work approach. Community Development Journal. 31(3). 230 - 240.
  • Kam, P.K. & Kwan, A.Y.H. (1996). Rights of older people: A tragedy in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Journal of Gerontology. 10 (1). 51 - 57 (in Chinese).
  • Kam, P.K. (1995). Analysis on community care policy in UK: Implications for Hong Kong. Journal of Policy Viewers. 3. 31 - 38 (in Chinese).
  • Kam, P.K. (1995). Political participation of older people in Hong Kong. Social Service Quarterly. 134. 12 - 18 (in Chinese).
  • Kam, P.K. (1995). Rights of senior citizens and politics. Hong Kong Journal of Gerontology. 9(2). 38 - 45.
  • Kam, P.K. (1995). The propelling principles and concepts of community care. Community Development Quarterly. 69. 132 - 141 (in Chinese).
  • Kam, P.K. (1992). Community development policy: The important agenda in the 90s. The Hong Kong Journal of Social Work. 25. 39 - 45 (in Chinese).

Book

  • Kam, P.K. (Ed.). (2017). More than just a job: Qualities that make a good social worker. Hong Kong, China:  City University of Hong Kong Press (in Chinese).
  • Kam, P.K. (Ed.). (2013). Back to faith: The practice of social work faith (simplified character edition). Hong Kong, China:  City University of Hong Kong Press (in Chinese).
  • Kam, P.K. (Ed.). (2010). Back to faith: Practice of faith in social work. Hong Kong, China:  City University of Hong Kong Press (in Chinese).
  • Kam, P.K. (Ed.). (2009). Facilitation skills for group games: From concepts to practice. Hong Kong, China:  City University of Hong Kong Press (in Chinese).
  • Kam, P.K. , Chan, W.T. & Man, K.Y. (Eds.). (2007). Hold on to your faith: 30 letters to social work students (simplified character edition). Hong Kong, China:  City University of Hong Kong Press (in Chinese).
  • Kam, P.K. , Chan, W.T. & Man, K.Y. (Eds.). (2006). Hold on to your faith: 30 letters to social work students. Hong Kong, China:  City University of Hong Kong Press (in Chinese).
  • Kam, P.K. , Woo, M.L. , Fung, K.K. & Leung, C.B. (Eds.). (1997). Skills in community work. Hong Kong, China:  Chinese University Press. (in Chinese).
  • Kam, P.K. , Chui, W.T. , Lui, T.T. , Ip, C.P. & Hong Kong Council on Public Housing (Eds.). (1996). Analysis of housing policy in Hong Kong. Hong Kong, China:  Joint Publishing (H.K.) (in Chinese).
  • Kam, P.K. , Leung, C.B. , Chan, L.W. , Lam, H.S. , Woo, M.L. , Fung, K.K. & Wong, M.T. (Eds.). (1996). Community work: Theories and practice (Taiwan edition). Taipei, Taiwan:  Wu Lam Publisher (in Chinese).
  • Kam, P.K. , Leung, C.B. , Chan, L.W. , Lam, H.S. , Woo, M.L. , Fung, K.K. & Wong, M.T. (Eds.). (1994). Community work: Theories and practice. Hong Kong, China:  Chinese University Press (in Chinese).

Book Chapter

  • Cheung, C.K,. & Kam, P.K. (2013). Social capital as a cure and response to sickness. C. D. Johnson (Ed.), Social capital: Theory, measurement and outcomes. (pp. 119 - 218). New York, NY. Nova.
  • Cheung, C.K. & Kam, P.K. (2013). Social capital development as a help to youth’s success. S. Kaufmann & V. Meyer (Eds.), Friendships: Cultural variations, developmental issues and impact on health. (pp. 103 - 118). New York, NY. Nova.
  • Kam, P.K. (2009). From social control to empowerment: Toward a youth empowerment approach in services for young people. E.S.C.Liu, M.J. Holosko, & T.W. Lo (Eds.), Youth empowerment and volunteerism: Principles, policies and practices. (pp. 109 - 134). Hong Kong, China. City University of Hong Kong Press.
  • Ngan, R. , Kam, P.K. & Cheung, C.K. (2007). Age discrimination in the labour market: Barriers to active aging in Hong Kong. J. Lee & K.W. Chan (Eds.), The crisis of welfare in east Asia. (pp. 147 - 164). Lanham. Lexington Books.
  • Kam, P.K. , Ng, S.H. & Ho, C.C.H. (2004). Urban renewal in Hong Kong: Historical development and current issues. A.Y.T. Leung & C.Y. Yiu (Eds.), Building dilapidation and rejuvenation in Hong Kong. (pp. 35 - 55). Hong Kong, China. City University of Hong Kong Press.
  • Ng, S.H. , Pong, R.W. , Kam, P.K. & Ho, C.C.K. (2004). The quality of life of residents in five urban renewal districts. A.Y.T. Leung & C.Y. Yiu (Eds.), Building dilapidation and rejuvenation in Hong Kong. (pp. 79 - 95). Hong Kong, China. City University of Hong Kong Press.
  • Kam, P.K. (1996). Community work in Guangzhou. A. Kwan & J. Cheng (Eds.), Capitalist welfare development in communist China: The experience of Southern China. (pp. 57 - 79). Chicago, IL. Imprint Publication.

Film, Video

  • Kam, P.K. (2014). (Producer). Mini-film: Social work is not just a job (DVD). Hong Kong, China: Department of Applied Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong. (in Chinese). http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/cityvod/video/play/SS/SW_V1_cantonese.aspx).
  • Kam, P.K. & Kwok, J. (2002). (Producer). Web-based multi-media training packages for community work skills training: (1) Mass meeting skills,(2) residents’ meeting skills and (3)negotiation skills (VCD and DVD). Hong Kong, China: Department of applied Social Studies, City University of Hong Kong. (in Chinese). http://personal.cityu.edu.hk/~sscdweb/.


External Services


Public Service

  • 2016 - Now, Individual member, Community Development Network, Special Committee on Family and Community Service.
  • 2015 - Now, Individual member, Special Committee on Elderly Service, Hong Kong Council Social Service.
  • 2013 - Now, Individual member, Steering Committee on Age-friendly Community, Hong Kong Council Social Service.
  • 2008 - Now, Member, Working Group on Community Preservation and Urban Redevelopment Problem Shumshuipo District Council.
  • 1990 - Now, Individual member, Hong Kong Council of Social Service.

Professional Activity

  • 2017 - Now, Adjudicator, 2017 Best Practice Awards in Social Welfare, Hong Kong Council of Social Services.
  • 2016 - Now, Honorary Consultant, Active Ageing Service, Hong Kong Christian Service .
  • 2015 - Now, Advisor, Macau Social Workers’ Association.Macau.
  • 2009 - Now, Honorary Advisor, Guangzhou Dipper Social Service Centre.PRC.
  • 2003 - Now, Reviewer, Journal of Social Work, International Journal of Social Welfare, International Social Work, Journal of Ageing and Social Policy, China Social Work, Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, Ageing and Society.

Community Service

  • 2015 - Now, Consultant, Public Proposal on Long Term Care in Hong Kong.
  • 2012 - Now, Consultant, Movement on Reclaiming Social Work.
  • 2012 - Now, Founder and Member, Platform of Concerning Sub-divided Flats and Issues in Hong Kong.


Service in CityU


Administrative Assignment

  • 2017 - Now, MSW Programme , Associate MSW Programme Leader.
  • 2017 - Now, MSW Programme , MSW Year 1 and Year 3 Coordinator.
  • 2017 - Now, MSW Programme , MSW Admission Tutor.
  • 2017 - Now, Graduate and Undergraduate programmes, Convenor, Graduate and Undergraduate Mentors and Alumni D.
  • 2017 - Now, Programme Committee, Member, MSW Programme Committee.
  • 2017 - Now, Programme Committee, Member, BSSSW Programme committee.
  • 2017 - Now, Self-financed Programmes, Coordinator, Admission Team of Self-financed Programmes.

Teaching Service

  • 2017 - Now, BSSSW, SS2116 Working with Organisations and Communities .
  • 2017 - Now, BSSSW, SS2276 Community Organising Skills Training Laboratory .
  • 2017 - Now, BSSSW, SS2277 Team Building and Group Work Skills Training Laboratory .
  • 2017 - Now, BSSSW, SS4002 Integrated Social Work Practice Seminar.
  • 2017 - Now, BASW, SS4208 Working with Communities and People with Special Needs .
  • 2017 - Now, MSW, SS5116 Empowerment-oriented Practice with Socially Disadvantaged Groups.
  • 2017 - Now, MSW, SS5117 Social Work as a Profession.
  • 2017 - Now, MSW, SS5211 Social Work Theories and Practice III: Community Work and Macro-level Social Work Practice.


Last update date : 18 Jul 2017