Dr. LAM, Gigi 林 之博士

Assistant Professor



Office: Room LG530, Main Building, Hong Kong Shue Yan University,
10 Wai Tsui Crescent, Braemar Hill, North Point, Hong Kong.
Phone: 2806 5109
Email:  glam@hksyu.edu

Academic and Professional Qualification

PhD in Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
MSS (Psychology of Education), City University of Hong Kong
MA in Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
BBA, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Specialism and Research Interests

Population policy
Mental health policy


SOC 221       Social Research Methods
SOC 307       Entrepreneurship and Society
SOC 420       Evaluation Research
GEB 206       Understanding Korean Society through Dramas

Selected Publications

Refereed journal articles:

Chung, E.Y.-H., & Lam, G. (2018). Validation of two scales for measuring participation and perceived stigma in Chinese community-based rehabilitation programs. Health and quality of life outcomes, 16 (1), 105-117. doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12955-018-0938-3 (5-year Impact Factor: 3)

Lam, G. (2010). How does hukou system affect rural-urban migration in China? Asian Studies, 60, 149-170. 

Lam, G. (2014). A theoretical framework between socioeconomic status and academic achievement. Education, 134(3), 326-331. 

Lam, G. (2015). How does maternal employment affect the children socioemotional functioning? Education, 135(4), 547-564. 

Lam, G., & Tu, E. J. C. (2015). Hong Kong’s population policies on immigration: challenges and feasibility. Asian Education and Development Studies, 4(2), 180-189. doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/AEDS-08-2014-0039  (Scopus CiteScore 2020: 0.6)

Lam, G., & Tu, E. J. C. (2016). Population policy regarding non-resident Mainland females’ contribution to Hong Kong fertility. Asian Education and Development Studies, 5(3), 318-326. doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/AEDS-04-2015-0011  (Scopus CiteScore 2020: 0.6)

Lam, G., & Tu, E. J. C. (2019). Can One-Way Permit System alleviate labor shortage in Hong Kong? Modern China Studies, 26 (1), 104-120.

Lam, G., Yan, Y., & Tu, E. J. C. (2017). Significance of family-friendly measures on fertility in Hong Kong. Asian Education and Development Studies, 6(2), 125-137. doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/AEDS-08-2014-0039. (Scopus CiteScore 2020: 0.6)

Lam, G., & Yeung, M. Y. K. (2017). Cultural obstacles of Counseling Licensure in Hong Kong. College Student Journal, 51(2), 199-207.

Lee, A. C.K., & Lam, G. (2015). Hong Kong’s Mental Health Policy—Preliminary Findings. International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, 5(7), 640–45. 

Book chapter:

Lam, G. (2017). Type I and Type II babies: An emerging pattern of immigration from China to Hong Kong in the twenty-first century. In P. Taylor (Ed.), Immigration: Perspectives, Challenges and Issues of the 21st Century (pp.67-80). Hauppauge, N.Y.: Nova Science Publishers.

Lam, G. & Tu, J. C. (2009). Fertility transition and gender equity in Hong Kong. In F. Cheung & E. Holroyd (Eds.), Mainstreaming Gender in Hong Kong Society (pp.139-157). Hong Kong: Chinese University Press.


Lam, G.,& Tu, E. J. C. (30 Dec 2015). The critique of population policy in Hong Kong(香港人口政策未來的挑戰)’, The Mirror, vol. 462, pp. 25-27.

Research Projects
As Co-principal Investigator
2021-2023, Institutional Development Scheme Collaborative Research Grant, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong Project title: Preparing for the launching of Esports: An interdisciplinary and holistic perspective in prevention of teenage gaming addiction problem based on Bronfenbrenner's Bioecological model in the era of Esports (Project No. UGC/IDS(C)15/M01/20) Amount funded: HK$ 4,260,824

Community Service

Editor panel:
Journal: English Language Teaching

Ad hoc reviewers:
Child Development, Social Transformation of Chinese societies, Sage Open