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Women and Families, Gender-based Violence, Advanced Group and Community Work Practice, Narrative Therapy


Prof. Shirley Hung is currently Professor & Head and Director of the Social Work Practice and Mental Health Centre, Department of Social Work, Hong Kong Baptist University. By background, she is a social worker and community worker. She has been practicing community work for about twenty years before she joined the academia. She is teaching community development, gender and social work as well narrative practice at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Her major research interests focus on the integration of theory and practice related to gender, narrative practice and community development, women and family. Recent projects have identified how gender and intersectionality is influencing social capital of low-income women, divorce experience of women in Hong Kong and mainland China and practice research on narrative therapy projects.

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 5 - Gender Equality
  • 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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