Dr. Ada CHEUNG Pui-ling 張沛玲博士

Assistant Professor
Academic and Professional Qualifications
  • Ph.D., University of Kent, UK
  • MA, University of Kent, UK
  • MSc, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
  • Graduate Diploma, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 
  • BA, The University of Hong Kong
Areas of Interest
  • Elderly Care, Active Ageing
Courses Taught
  • SW 110 Social Welfare System and Services in Hong Kong
  • SW 132 Self-understanding and Self-development
  1. Cheung, P.L.A. (2023). Resilience and Adaptation to Changing Family Support Among Older People in Urban China, Social Indicators Research, 170, 465-483. 
  2. Cheung, P.L.A. (2019). Changing perception of the rights and responsibilities in family care for older people in Urban China. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 31(4), 298-320
  3. Cheung, P.L.A. (2019). "The Perception of Neighbourly Relationships of Older People in Urban China." The Journal of Aging and Social Change 9 (4): 17-31.
  4. Wong, Y.C., Chu, C.H., Lam, C.M. and Cheung, P.L. (2021). Report on Exploratory Study on Establishing Professional Social Work Recognition Examination in Macau.
Conference Attended and Papers Delivered 
  1. The perception of older people towards the state’s responsibility in old-age care in urban China,’ presented at Aging and Social Change: Ninth Interdisciplinary Conference in Austria in September 2019
  2. The Role of Family in China’s Old-age Care: A study of Two Chinese cities, presented at Aging and Society: Eighth Interdisciplinary Conference in Japan, 2018
  3. The care of older people in Urban China: changing concepts of rights and responsibilities, presented at Annual presentation on research projects, University of Kent, United Kingdom, 2014
  4. Community Integration for people with autism – from pre-school to adulthood, 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development, Hong Kong, 2010
  5. Support network for fathers with disabled children, presented at Social Worker’s conference, Hong Kong, 2008
Research Grants
  1. Co-I, Exploratory Study on Establishing Professional Social Work Recognition Examination in Macau, 2020 (Research team: Professor Wong Yu Cheung, Professor Lam Ching Man, Dr Chu Cheung Hay, Dr Cheung Pui Ling, Ada)
  2. PI, A study on the perception of the older people and the younger (sandwiched) generation on the family's responsibility in old-age care in Hong Kong, Institutional Development Grant Application, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, 2022
  3. Co-I, Evaluation study on a social initiative that supports persons with dementia and their caregivers, Shih Wing Ching Foundation (2021-2024)
  4. Co-I, The determinants of retirement readiness and employment issues in post-retirement age of the third income quartile group in Hong Kong (RGC-FDS), PI - Professor Wong Yu Cheung, Co-I – Dr Cheung Pui Ling, Ada (2023-2036)
Ad Hoc Journal Reviewer
  1. International Social Work
  2. The Journal of Aging and Social Change
  3. The Journal of Aging and Social Policy
  4. Ageing and Society