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Biography of Dr Robert Ting-Yiu Chung
 

Dr Robert Chung is the Director of Public Opinion Programme (POP) at the University of Hong Kong. Dr Chung joined the Social Sciences Research Centre of the University of Hong Kong 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 the University of Hong Kong, and began to study the development of public opinion in Hong Kong. POP was transferred to the Journalism and Media Studies Centre in the University of Hong Kong in May 2000 and was transferred back to the Faculty of Social Sciences in the University of Hong Kong in January 2002. Under his leadership, POP 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, POP has conducted more than 1,000 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, and is the Chief Editor of the HKU POP Site at http://hkupop.hku.hk. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Public Opinion Research.


Dr Chung is 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 since 2010 till now.

 
 
Biography of Karie Ka-Lai Pang
 

Ms Karie Ka-Lai Pang joined the Public Opinion Programme (POP) at the University of Hong Kong in 1997, and is currently its Assistant Director. She first graduated with a B.B.A. (First Class) degree and subsequently obtained a M.A. degree in Journalism, both from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Ms PANG manages practically all research projects of POP since she became its Programme Manager in 2000. Her major research interests include journalism, media development, consumer behavior, and public opinion applications.

 
 
Biography of Mr Frank Wai-Kin Lee
 

Frank Lee graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a B.Sc. degree and subsequently obtained an M.A. degree in Sociology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Mr LEE joined POP in 2006 and is currently a research manager. His major interests include political and social opinion research, as well as election systems and behaviors.

 
 
Biography of Ms Winnie Wing-Yi Lee
 

Winnie Lee joined HKUPOP in 2008, and is currently a research manager. Ms Lee graduated with a B.Sc. degree in Psychology from the University of Warwick, U.K. and subsequently obtained an M.Sc. degree in Health Psychology from the City University London, U.K. Her major research interests include social behaviors, health and life quality, and applied psychology.

 
 
Biography of Mr Edward Chit-Fai Tai
 

Edward Tai joined HKUPOP in 2008, and is currently a senior data analyst. 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 and indexes building.