David R. Phillips#


David R. Phillips
Membership Number:1660
Membership type:FOREIGN
Section:HUMAN MOBILITY, GOVERNANCE, ENVIRONMENT AND SPACE
Elected:1995
Main Country of Residence:CHINA




Present and Previous Positions
  • Emeritus Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
  • 1999 - 2004 Head Politics and Sociology, Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies: Founder Director (1998 - 2001); Associate Director (2001 - 2004)
  • 2004 - 2008 Academic Dean (Humanities and Social Sciences)
  • 1997 - present Lingnan University, Hong Kong: Chair Professor of Social Policy, Dept of Sociology and Social Policy
  • 1994 - 1997 University of Nottingham, UK, Professor, Geography (Head of Dept, 1996 - 1997), Honorary Professor, 1999 - 2011
  • 1990 - 1994 Director, Institute of Population Studies (WHO Human Reproduction Programme), Senior Lecturer (1990 - 1992), Reader in Health Studies (1992 - 1994)
  • 1989 - 1994 University of Exeter, UK, Lecturer, Geography Department (1978 - 1989)
  • 1978 PhD University of Wales
  • 1974 BScEcon (Geography/Russian Studies) 1st Class Hons; University of Wales

Fields of Scholarship
  • Health, environment and socio-economic development
  • Health policy
  • Population and population change
  • Urban change, renewal and redevelopment
  • Social epidemiology, global health, environment and health
  • Social gerontology

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


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