Michelle H Y SHUM, Dr

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Dr. Shum, PhD (HKU), Juris Doctor, Registered Social Workers (RSW).

Dr. Michelle Hei Yan Shum is Assistant Professor and Program Director of Master of Social Science in Social Work (Full-Time) program of Department of Social Work at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). She is an experienced registered social worker who has a wide exposure in diverse social worker practices. Before awarding the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, she awarded the degree of Juris Doctor. Before joining HKBU, she was Honorary Lecturer at The University of Hong Kong (HKU), primarily responsible for conducting the course of law and social administration and law and philanthropy for undergraduate and post-graduate students respectively. She has been conducted course on legal knowledge for social workers for more than 9 years at HKBU and HKU.

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Dr. Shum's research interests include law and social policy, social work ethics, socio-legal study on third-sector development, social service management, and elderly care and rehabilitation. 

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 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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