David R. Phillips#


David R. Phillips
Email:phillips 'at' ln.edu.hk
Membership Number:1660
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:CHINA
Section:SOCIAL SCIENCES
Username:dphillips
Elected:1995
Homepage: http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/staff/david-index.php






Present and Previous Positions
  • Coordinator, IDRC Asian Development Research Forum Ageing Research Network
  • 1999-2004 Head of Department of Politics and Sociology APIAS (Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies): Founder Director (1998-2001); Associate Director (2001-4)
  • 2004-2008 Academic Dean (Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • 1997-present Lingnan University, Hong Kong: Chair Professor of Social Policy, Dept of Politics and Sociology/Dept of Sociology and Social Policy; Academic Dean (Social Sciences), 2008 onwards
  • 1994-1997 University of Nottingham, UK, Full Professor, Human Geography (Head of Dept, 1996-7), Honorary Professor, 1999-2011
  • 1990-94 Director, Institute of Population Studies (Collaborating Centre in WHO Human Reproduction Programme), Senior Lecturer (1990-2), Reader in Health Studies (1992-4)
  • 1989-1994 University of Exeter, UK, Lecturer, Geography Department (1978-89)
  • 1974-1975 Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC): International Officer Trainee
  • 1978 PhD `Use of and attitudes to GP medical services’; University of Wales
  • 1974 BScEcon (Geography/Russian Studies) 1st Class Hons; University of Wales

Fields of Scholarship
  • social gerontology
  • social epidemiology, global health, environment and health
  • health policy
  • population and population change
  • health, environment and socio-economic development
  • urban change, renewal and redevelopment

Honours and Awards
  • Academia Europaea, elected member 1995
  • Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences of Belgium (Académie Royale des Sciences d'Outre-Mer), elected Corresponding Member, 2008
  • Member, British Society of Gerontology since 1993
  • Member, Hong Kong Association of Gerontology since 1993
  • Member, British Epidermo-Epidemiology Society 1996-2000
  • Chair, International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission on Health, Environment and Development, 1992-2000
  • Fellow, Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) since election in 1974
  • Member, Ethics Committee, HK College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2005 to present


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