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Chinese Name: 和經緯

Variants: He, J., He, A. J., He, J. A.

Dr He Jingwei, Alex is Associate Professor and Associate Head (Research and Development) of the Department of Asian and Policy Studies, at the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK, previously known as HKIEd). He received his PhD degree in Public Policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. Dr He specializes in public policy analysis, health policy and governance and social policy reforms, with particular reference to the Greater China region. He has published extensively in these areas, contributing articles to leading international journals and publishing houses, including Public Administration ReviewThe China QuarterlyHealth Policy and PlanningSocial Science and MedicineJournal of Contemporary ChinaSocial Policy and AdministrationPolicy and SocietyPublic Administration and Development, and Ageing and Society. He also has a rich portfolio of academic articles and book chapters published in Chinese.

Since 2012, Dr He has secured various external as well as internal research grants totaling to 1.5 million Hong Kong dollars, including two major projects funded by the General Research Fund (GRF) and the Early Career Scheme (ECS). He is currently leading a GRF project (rated 5.0 full score by the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong SAR Government) that examines the sub-national variation of public attitudes towards social policy in urban China.  

In a newly released report jointly published by the World Bank, the World Health Organization and the Chinese Government, titled "Healthy China: Deepening Health Reform in China, Building High-Quality and Value-Based Service Delivery", six of Dr He's research works are heavily cited, making him one of the very few international scholars recognized in such a high-profile study.

Dr He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Asian Public Policy, Executive Member of the East Asian Social Policy Network (EASP), and the alumnus of the Ronald Coase Institute. He was a member of the President's task force for strategic development of HKIEd and served as the Programme Leader for Master of Social Science Education (Greater China Studies) from 2011 to 2013. He was the recipient of the President's Award for Outstanding Performance in Research, HKIEd, Dean's Research Prize of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (2015-2016 and 2016-2017) EdUHK, the Ronald Coase Institute Fellowship, NUS Research Scholarship, and received the First Prize of the All-China University Student Research Project Competition (the Challenge Cup, with teammates).

Dr He serves as anonymous reviewer of many premier international journals, including Policy Sciences, The China QuarterlyPolicy Studies JournalSocial Science and MedicineJournal of Social Policy, and Public Health

As a policy scholar, Dr He is actively engaged in policy advocacy. His articles appeared in leading newspapers, including China DailySouth China Morning PostHong Kong Economic JournalMing Pao and Singtao Daily. He was interviewed by the Phoenix TV, Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), ATV, China Radio International, and CBS News in the US on various policy issues. 

Research interests

  • Public policy analysis
  • Health policy and healthcare reforms
  • Social policy reforms
  • Public administration

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Scopus ID: 56419413600

Scopus ID: 56385080500

ORCID: 0000-0001-9024-4831


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