Heejung Chung

I (she/her) am a labour market & welfare state researcher and Professor of Work and Employment, at King's Business School, King's College London, UK and the author of the books The Flexibility Paradox: why flexible working leads to (self-) exploitation, (Policy Press), Flexible working arrangements and gender equality in Europe (European Commission)

My research interest lies in examining different labour market patterns and attitudes, focusing mostly on gender inequalities, flexibility at work, work-life balance, division of unpaid work/care, and exploring the role welfare state policies, cultural norms, and other contexts play therein. More recently I am curious about how social/organisational norms make us perform "work" & waste our time doing this. Check out my recent publications here, my recent projects here, and some of my media appearances here

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 journals Gender & Society,  Social Policy & Administration, Journal of Korean Welfare State and Social Policy (JKWS), on the executive board of the European Social Policy analysis network, and the co-lead of the WFRN special interest group Economic and Public Policy, a member of the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Awards committee... and I am a mom of a 11 ten year old, a tuxedo cat, and a Bulgarian rescue dog,  a partner to a software engineer/musician. I used to play bass in an feminist punk band, play football/futsal in a old-bags women's vet club, and coach U11 girls' football  team.


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 email: heejung.chung(at)kcl.ac.uk

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  Department of Human Resource

        Management & Employment Relations

  King's Business School, 

  King's College London 

  Bush House, 30 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BG     United Kingdom