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Governance for sustainable energy transitions, comparative energy policies in Asia, Smart grids, solar
Dr. Daphne Mah is Director of Asian Energy Studies Centre, and Associate Professor at Department of Geography at Hong Kong Baptist University. She holds a BA degree in journalism and communication from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a MSc degree in Environmental Management from the University of Nottingham in the UK, and a PhD degree in energy from the University of Hong Kong.
Her research focuses on social aspects of smart energy transitions, specialising in interdisciplinary research that cuts across the fields of energy technologies (smart grids, solar power, wind energy, nuclear power, and building energy efficiency), energy governance, and sustainability policy studies, with a geographical focus on East Asia covering empirical cases in China, South Korea, and Japan.
Dr. Mah is the recipient of various competitive research and teaching grants. Since 2010, she has been the principal investigator of 30 projects, including a HK$4 million Research Grant Council’s Research Impact Fund for a study on smart low-carbon communities, amounting to HK$~10 million (~1.3 million USD). She has published widely in top-tier journals including Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, Energy Research & Social Science, Energy Policy, Geoforum, Journal of Cleaner Production, and Environmental and Planning C. She is a co-founding editor of Journal of Asian Energy Studies, and the founding convener of the Asian Low-carbon Universities-cities Network (ALUN) and Hong Kong Solar Partnership.
Dr. Mah was awarded the Chevening Scholarship for her studies in the UK. She is a recipient of Faculty/School/Academy of Visual Arts Performance Award in Scholarly Work for the Faculty of Social Sciences (2022) and Faculty Award for Early Career Academic (Research) (2014). Before pursuing her academic career, she was a journalist in Ming Pao Daily News, and the head of the campaigns team of Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong).
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
“Local States, Policy Capacity, and the Sustainability Transition: A Study of Policies for Wind Energy Development in Xinjiang, Shanghai and Guangdong”, The University of Hong Kong
Award Date: 1 Nov 2010
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Exploring the role of big data analytics in promoting smart low-carbon cities: A human-centered, community-based, and deep engagement approach in Hong Kong
MAH, D. N., CHAN, M. H., CHEUNG, D. M., CHOI, B., CHUN, K. P., GUO, Y., LO, T. S. K., NG, K. S. K., ZHOU, Q., Deng, L., Huang, L., HUI, D. P. K., Lam, K. H., Lee, T., Leung, K. H. M., McLellan, B., Siu, A. & Yun, S.
30/06/21 → 29/06/24
Project: Research project
Engaging the Community to Develop a Model for Sustainable Energy Futures: A Case Study of Two Prospective Solar Communities in Hong Kong
1/09/18 → 31/08/19
Project: Research project
Deliberative participation, trust, and social learning for sustainable energy transitions (SETs): A comparative study of Japan, South Korea, and China
1/10/17 → 31/03/21
Project: Research project
Hong Kong Solar Map
LO, T. S. K., MAH, D. N. & ZHOU, Q.
1/07/16 → 30/06/17
Project: Digital scholarship project
Civic activism and petition politics in energy transitions: Discursive tactics, networking, and media mobilization in an anti-nuclear movement in ChinaDeng, L., Mah, D., Cheung, D. M. & Lo, K., Jan 2023, In: Energy Research and Social Science. 95, 13 p., 102889.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Impact of climate change and socioeconomic factors on domestic energy consumption: The case of Hong Kong and SingaporeLam, C. K. C., He, Q., Cheng, K. L., Fan, P. Y., Chun, K. P., Choi, B., Mah, D. N., Cheung, D. M., Lo, K. & Yetemen, O., Nov 2022, In: Energy Reports. 8, p. 12886-12904 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access1 Citation (Scopus)
IPS: Instance Profile for Shapelet Discovery for Time Series ClassificationLi, G., Choi, B. K. K., Xu, J., Bhowmick, S. S., Mah, D. N. & Wong, G. L. H., May 2022, Proceedings - 2022 IEEE 38th International Conference on Data Engineering, ICDE 2022. IEEE, p. 1781-1793 13 p. (Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE)).
Research output: Chapter in book/report/conference proceeding › Conference contribution › peer-review
Spatially-heterogeneous impacts of surface characteristics on urban thermal environment, a case of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay AreaFan, P. Y., Chun, K. P., Mijic, A., Mah, D. N. Y., He, Q., Choi, B., Lam, C. K. C. & Yetemen, O., Jan 2022, In: Urban Climate. 41, 14 p., 101034.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access7 Citations (Scopus)
Understanding Smart Energy Transitions as a New Source of Distrust: The Perspectives of Hong Kong Citizens on the Risks of Regional Intercity Energy Collaboration in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA)Cheung, D. M., Mah, D. N., Siu, A., McLellan, B., Wakao, S., Lam, V. W. Y. & Lee, G. H. F., Dec 2022, In: China Perspectives. 2022, 3 (Issue 130), p. 31-41 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Faculty/School/Academy of Visual Arts Performance Award in Scholarly Work for the Faculty of Social Sciences
MAH, Daphne Ngar-yin (Recipient), May 2022
Trust and the Smart City - Final Project Conference
Emilie TRAN (Speaker), Alistair Mark COLE (Speaker), Daphne Ngar-yin MAH (Speaker) & Kevin K W IP (Speaker)29 Apr 2022
Activity: Conference/talk/lecture/symposium/speech/workshop, etc › Event organized by HKBU
International Sustainable Development Conference
Daphne Ngar-yin MAH (Other)Jul 2021 → Jun 2022
Activity: Other activity › Other (not for CDCF T61)
Hong Kong Geographical Society (External organisation)
Daphne Ngar-yin MAH (Chairman)1 Apr 2021 → …
Activity: Membership › Membership of societies
Management Committee of Nan Lin Garden, Home Affairs Bureau, Hong Kong SAR Government
Daphne Ngar-yin MAH (Consultant)1 Nov 2021 → …
Journal of Asian Energy Studies (Journal)
Daphne Ngar-yin MAH (Regional/area/co-editor)1 Feb 2017 → …
Activity: Publication peer-review/editorial work › Editor/reviewer for publications (incl. CDCF T61 Journal Editor)