The EASP is run by a board of determined social policy academics across the globe. The members are designated by agreement of the board based on the recommendation of current or previous members and consideration of the balance in gender, country base, and seniority, The chair, and secretary are nominated among current or previous members with a two-year term.
Young Jun Choi (Chair)
Young Jun Choi is a Professor at the Department of Public Administration, and Director of the Institute for Welfare State Research, Yonsei University in South Korea. His research interests include ageing and public policy, social investment policy, innovation and social policy, and East Asian welfare states.
Chikako Endo (Secretary)
Chikako Endo is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University. Her research crosses over the fields of political theory and social policy on issues relating to the social economy and cooperative organizations in the field of community welfare services and institutional changes to the welfare state.
National Taiwan University
Shih-Jiunn Shi is a Professor at the Graduate Institute of National Development, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. His fields of research include comparative social policy with a particular regional focus on mainland China and Taiwan and EU social policy. Special topics covered include old age security, rural social security, federalism in welfare states, and the role of ideas
Stefan Kühner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy and an Affiliate Fellow of the Institute of Policy Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. His research interests centre on comparative and global social policy, emphasising poverty alleviation strategies, child and youth well-being, and the policies and politics of social development.
University of Bristol
Misa Izuhara FAcSS is a Professor of Social Policy at the School for Policy Studies, the University of Bristol, UK. She has been undertaking research extensively, both nationally and internationally, in the areas of housing and social change, ageing and intergenerational relations, and comparative policy analysis between the East and the West as well as within East Asia.
Bo-Yung Kim is a Professor at Yeungnam University in South Korea where he teaches social welfare policy, social welfare administration, and social welfare laws and practices. His research interests cover social service delivery, social care policy, and policy development and process.
Sun Yat-sen University
Jack W. K. Chan is an Associate Professor at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, and serves as the deputy secretary of the Social Policy Committee of the National Association of Sociology in China. He is interested in long-term care policy and education policy. He is
Kobe Gakuin University
Yuko is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the Kobe Gakuin University. Her research interests include social security systems for lone parents and elderly women, work-life conflicts and poverty, and social vulnerability and disaster assistance.
Yasuhiro Kamimura is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Nagoya University where he teaches welfare sociology and comparative social policy. His research interests include the political economy of East Asian welfare regimes; welfare state development in Taiwan; history and future of work and welfare; old and new informal employment; environmental and social justice; and global social policy.
National Chengchi University
Pei-Yuen Tsai is an Assistant Professor at the Graduate Institute of Social Work, National Chengchi University, Taiwan. He is also President of the Taiwan Labor Front and Vice president of The Council of Social Welfare, Taiwan. His research interests include work-family balance, child and family policies, poverty and labour market policies, and the collaboration between social work practice and the judicial system.
He Jingwei Alex
The Education University of Hong Kong
Alex Jingwei He is Associate Head and Associate Professor of the Department of Asian and Policy Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong. He specializes in social policy reforms and health policy and governance in East Asia. He is associate editor of Policy and Society (SSCI Q1) and Journal of Asian Public Policy (SSCI Q1).
the University of New South Wales (UNSW)
Bingqin Li is a Professor of Social Policy. Her works focus on social inclusion and policy governance. The research fields cover urbanisation and migration, ageing, child policy, and public health in China and in comparison. She works extensively with partners such as international agencies, public sector organisations, and community organisations.
Sun Yat-sen University
Ijin Hong is an Associate Professor at the School of Government of Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), P.R. China. Her research involves social policies in Europe and East Asia from a comparative perspective, and she is interested in welfare state theory, health and social services, labour market policies, and migration issues.
Soohyun Christine Lee
King’s College London
Soohyun Christine Lee is a Korea Foundation Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Korean & East Asian Political Economy at the Department of European and International Studies, King’s College London. Soohyun’s research interests lie in the comparative political economy of welfare states with a regional focus on East Asia and Europe. Looking at how countries in the two different regions address the common challenges to their welfare states’ labour markets, her research investigates under what conditions successful welfare state reform can be achieved.
Yu Guo (Grace)
Yu Guo (Grace) is Head and Professor of the Department of Social Security at the School of Labor and Human Resources, Renmin University of China. She obtained her PhD degree from the University of Hongkong. Her research interests include ageing, pension, and social assistance.
Chung-Yang Yeh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Soochow University, Taiwan. His main research interest focuses on welfare attitude, comparative pension policy, and East Asian welfare states. A recent research project funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology (Taiwan) compares pension preferences in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.
Zhejiang University (PRC)
Tao Liu is a full professor and doctoral supervisor of the School of Public Affairs of Zhejiang University, he has been chosen as a ‘Leading Talent’ in Liberal Arts of Zhejiang University since 2020. The main research directions are social policy, welfare states, public policy, social governance, etc. The current main research interests are ageing and long-term care insurance, child welfare, medical insurance, social governance, social policy in the digital age, ecological transformation of the welfare state, and so on.