I am a labour market & welfare state researcher and Reader (professor/tenured) in Sociology and Social Policy, at the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, UK. 

My research interest lies in examining different labour market patterns and outcomes across European welfare states, focusing mostly on flexibility at work, work-life balance, and job/employment insecurity. Check out my recent publications here. I've been awarded the ESRC Future Leader's Award to carry out research on the relationship between schedule control and work-family conflict, and the importance of contexts in this. (read more

I am the co-editor of the new Policy Press Book series Research in Comparative and Global Social Policy, on the Editorial Board for the journal Social Policy & Administration, the Journal of Korean Welfare State and Social Policy (JKWS), and the co-lead of the WFRN special interest group Economic and Public Policy. I serve on the executive-board of the Korean Association of Social Policy, and on the foreign advisory board for the Critical Welfare Association in Korea... and I am a mom of a five year old. 

If you are interested in any of my research please contact me.
Also email me if you are interested in doing your MA/Ph.D./post-doc research with me - There are several PhD funding opportunities at SSPSSR and also some funding opportunities for post doctoral fellowships.


  • New reports out I've recently published two reports which also links to my project on flexible workingChung, H. (2018) Future of Work and Flexible Working in Estonia: the case of employee ...
    Posted Feb 22, 2018, 6:26 AM by Heejung Chung
  • New Publication New publication from the Work Autonomy, Flexibility and Work-life Balance projectChung, H. (2018) 'Dualization and the access to occupational family-friendly working time arrangements across Europe'. Social Policy ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2018, 11:43 PM by Heejung Chung
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  Faculty of Social Sciences
  University of Kent  Canterbury Kent, CT2 7NF
  United Kingdom