Personal profile

Chinese Name


Research Interests

Social networks

Social inequalities

Mental health



Gina Lai received the PhD degree in Sociology from State University of New York at Albany. She is currently Professor in Department of Sociology, Hong Kong Baptist University. Her major research areas are social network, social stratification, health, and Chinese societies. She has recently completed a project on the school-to-work transition process and subsequent impacts on social and psychological well-being of high school students in urban Nanjing. Currently, she is involved in a collaborative research project on social networks in low-income communities in 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):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, SUNY Albany


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