Biography of Team Members

Biography of Dr Robert Ting-Yiu Chung

Dr Robert Chung is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute (PORI). He was the Director of Public Opinion Programme (POP) at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) before it spun off from the University. Dr Chung joined the Social Sciences Research Centre, HKU in 1987 when it was founded. In 1991 he established the POP within the Social Sciences Research Centre, a unit under the Faculty of Social Sciences of HKU, and began to study the development of public opinion in Hong Kong. POP was transferred to the Journalism and Media Studies Centre in HKU in May 2000 and was transferred back to the Faculty of Social Sciences, HKU in January 2002. Under his leadership, POP under HKU or PORI has become well known for its impartiality and professionalism in collecting, studying and interpreting public opinion in Hong Kong, and is a highly respected programme in the region. Up to this date, HKPOP has conducted more than 2,000 independent surveys, covering media development, electoral studies, policy issues, and youth studies. POP’s output is widely covered by the media and frequently cited in academic publications. Dr Chung has written numerous articles on public opinion and social surveys published in various journals and periodicals. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Public Opinion Research.

Dr Chung was also the Warden of RC Lee Hall in The University of Hong Kong, a Panelist of Television Programme Advisory Panel of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), a Panelist of the Television Programme Appreciation Index Research Panel and a Committee Member of the Specialized Committee on Social Development of the Hong Kong Council of Social Service. From 1993 to 1994, Dr Chung served as a part-time community panelist of the Central Policy Unit of the Hong Kong Government. He then became a part-time member of the Central Policy Unit between 1994 and 1999. Between 1997 and 2003, he served as a member of the Community Research Sub-committee of the Citizens Advisory Committee on Community Relations of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), and a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee on Community Relations. Dr Chung has been the Hong Kong representative at the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) for a number of years. Between 2006 and 2007, he was the elected Secretary-Treasurer of WAPOR and he has been elected to the Chair of the Liaison Committee of WAPOR from 2010 to 2015. In November 2017, Dr CHUNG was elected the Founding President of the WAPOR Asia, a regional chapter of WAPOR. In 2020, he has been elected as the Vice President & President-Elect of WAROR from 2021 to 2022, then will become its President from 2023-2024. He is now a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Public Opinion Research.

Biography of Dr Kim-Wah Chung

Dr Kim-Wah Chung is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute. Dr Kim-wah Chung has been the Assistant Professor of the Department of Applied Social Sciences until January 2020. He was also the Director of the Centre for Social Policy Studies of the Department of APSS from 2009 to 2020. With his expertise in Social Policy and Public Administration, he has extensive teaching experiences on related subjects. He has actively involved in the professional community, as board and committee members of various NGOs and public bodies. He is also an advisory member to various innovative social service projects. Upon his retirement, he joined the Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute (PORI), first as Deputy Director and now the Deputy Chief Executive Officer. He is also the Adjunct Associate Professor of the Felizberta Lo Padilla Tong School of Social Sciences, Caritas Institute of Higher Education.

Biography of Ms Karie Ka-Lai Pang

Ms Karie PANG joined HKUPOP in 1997 as a research executive and became its Assistant Director since 2008 till 2019. She is currently the Director (Research & Fieldwork) of HKPORI. Ms PANG graduated with a B.B.A. (First Class) degree majoring in Marketing and obtained an M.A. degree in Journalism subsequently, both from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Ms PANG managed practically all research projects of HKUPOP since she became its Programme Manager in 2000 and she has over 20 years of experience in the research field up to date. Her major research interests include media performance, social policy, consumer behavior and public opinion research methods.

Biography of Ms Winnie Wing-Yi Lee

Ms Winnie LEE graduated with a B.Sc. degree in Psychology from the University of Warwick in the UK and obtained an M.Sc. degree in Health Psychology from the City University London in the UK. Ms LEE HKUPOP in 2008 as a research executive, she is currently a Senior Manager (Research & Administration) of HKPORI. Altogether Ms LEE has been working in the research field for over 15 years. Her major research interests include social behaviors, health and life quality, and applied psychology.  

Biography of Mr Edward Chit-Fai Tai

Mr Edward TAI joined HKUPOP in 2008, and is currently a Manager (Data Science) of HKPORI. Mr Tai graduated with a B.Sc. degree in Statistics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is mainly responsible for the analysis of the public opinion data, and focus on both time series analyses, regression analyses and indexes building.

Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee

Mr Frank LEE graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a B.Sc. degree and subsequently obtained an M.Sc. degree in Sociology from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Mr LEE joined HKUPOP in 2006 and has gained very solid experience in the field of opinion research since then. Before that, he had worked at the Hong Kong Baptist University as a Research Assistant for a period of 3 years. Altogether, Mr LEE has been a researcher for over 17 years by now and he is now a Manager (Research & Fieldwork) of HKPORI. His major research interests include political and social opinion research, as well as election system and behaviors.

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