Academic visitor from Hong Kong City University - Dr Simon Yau

Dr Simon Yau will be visiting the Institute of Applied Social Studies, School of Social Policy, hosted by David Mullins, during May 2012 to inform his international comparative work on anti-social behaviour. During his visit he will be contributing to a roundtable with leading London based housing associations as part of a research project on anti-social behaviour for Peabody, led by IASS's Chris Allen. He will also be presenting a Departmental Research Seminar and visiting other agencies working on anti-social behaviour.

Dr Simon Yau

Dr Yau received professional training in building control in the Buildings Department, Hong Kong SAR Government. He obtained his PhD from the University of Hong Kong in 2006, and then worked as a Post-doctoral Fellow there. Since August 2007, Simon has been lecturing and researching at the Department of Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong. His research interests include housing economics and finance, resident behaviour in housing, and public policies related to building safety, housing management, development control, urban renewal and heritage conservation. His publications include a recent article on anti-social behaviour in Housing Studies.

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For more information please contact David Mullins,