Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Sabrina Luk Ching Yuen

Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences

Email: slukcy@ntu.edu.sg
Asst Prof Sabrina Luk Ching Yuen

Biography
Dr. Sabrina Ching Yuen LUK joined School of Social Sciences in July 2017. Prior to this, she was Adjunct Associate Professor at the Open University of Hong Kong (January-June 2017), Visiting Lecturer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University SPEED (January-June 2017), and Associate Professor at Kunming University of Science and Technology, China (2013-2016). She holds both Bachelor of Social Science (First Class Honours) and M.Phil from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham, the United Kingdom.

Dr. Luk's research interests lie broadly in aging and healthcare reforms, e-government and governance in Asia, smart cities and cyber security, public administration, public policy analysis, and China studies. She was a recipient of the 2012 Michael O'Rourke PhD Publication Award at the University of Birmingham for her research contributions and publication record. She was also the Highly Commended Award Winner of the 2013 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards in the Healthcare Management Category.

Dr. Luk's selected publications:

A. Authored Book and Monograph
1.Sabrina Luk 2014 Health Insurance Reforms in Asia. Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge.
2.Sabrina Luk and Peter Preston 2016 The Logic of Chinese Politics: Cores, Peripheries and Peaceful Rising, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
3.Sabrina Luk 2017 Financing Health Care in China: Towards Universal Health Insurance. Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge.

B. Book Chapters
1.Sabrina Luk 2013 “E-government in China: Opportunities and Challenges for the Transformation of Governance in the Information Age”, in Bin Wu, Shujie Yao, and Jian Chen, eds. China’s Development and Harmonization: Towards a Balance with Nature, Society and the International Community. London; New York: RoutledgeCurzon, pp.191-206.
2.Sabrina Luk 2018 “Moving towards Universal Health Coverage in China: Challenges for the Present and Future” in Ben Fong, Artie Ng and Peter Yuen (eds.) Sustainable Health and Long-Term Care Solutions for an Aging Population. IGI Global,pp.19-45.
3. Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk 2018 “The Impact of Digital Health on Traditional Health Care System and Doctor-patient Relationship: The Case Study of Singapore” in Aroon P. Manoharan and James McQuiston (eds.) Innovative Perspectives on Public Administration in the Digital Age. IGI Global, pp.143-167.
4. Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk 2019 “Strengthening Cybersecurity in Singapore: Challenges, Responses and the Way Forward” in Ryma Abassi and Aida Ben Chehida Douss (eds.) Security Frameworks in Contemporary Electronic Government. IGI Global, pp.96-128.
5. Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk 2019 “A Human Rights Based Approach to Teenage Pregnancy Prevention in China” in Devi Akella (ed.) Socio-Cultural Influences on Teenage Pregnancy and Contemporary Prevention Measures. IGI Global, pp.95-116.
6. Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk 2019 “A Human Rights Based Approach to Bridge Gender Digital Divide: The Case Study of India” in Idongesit Williams, Olga Kretova and Roslyn Layton (ed.) Gender Gaps and the Social Inclusion Movement in ICT. IGI Global, pp.24-44.


C. Refereed Articles
1.Sabrina Luk 2009 “The Impact of Leadership and Stakeholders on the Success or Failure of E-government Service: E-Stamping Service in Hong Kong.” Government Information Quarterly, vol.26 (4), pp.594-604.
2. Sabrina Luk 2012 “Questions of Ethics in Public Sector Management: The Case Study of Hong Kong.” Public Personnel Management, vol.41 (2), pp.361-378.
3. Ying Zhou and Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk 2016 “Establishing Confucius Institutes: A Tool for Promoting China’s Soft Power?” Journal of Contemporary China, vol. 25 (100), pp.628-642.
4. Sabrina Luk 2016 “The Evolution of the Pharmaceutical Distribution System in China: Implications for Deepening Health-Care Reform”, China: An International Journal, vol.14 (4): 159-170.
Research Interests
Healthy aging and healthcare financing reforms
Comparative healthcare systems
E-government and governance in Asia
The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Smart cities
Public administration
Public policy analysis
China studies

Dr. Luk is the leading contributor to the UNESCAP report on Evolution of Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for Sustainable Development: The Experiences of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea and Singapore. The report was officially launched on March 18, 2019. In March 2019, Dr. Luk presented her knowledge and expertise on STI policies for frontier technologies in the Training Workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for Sustainable Development in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which was jointly organized by UNESCAP and the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI) of the Republic of Korea, in collaboration with the Asia Research and Training Network on Science Technology and Innovation Policy (ARTNET on STI).

Public lecture:
‘Smart Cities in Asia’ (January 18, 2019), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Trainer for NTU Summer Programme 2019 -The Fourth Industrial Revolution - Are You Ready?
Training session: Cybersecurity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (2019 July 18)

Invited presentations
[1] Sabrina LUK (2019 April 11) ‘AI-powered Governance in China: Implications for the Asia Pacific Countries’, the 13th Asia-Pacific Programme for Senior National Security Officers (APPSNO), 8-12 April 2019, Singapore.
[2] Sabrina Luk (2019 March 19) 'Policy responses to frontier technologies from East and North-East Asia’, Training Workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for Sustainable Development in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Incheon, the Republic of Korea.
[3] Sabrina Luk (2019 March 18) ‘Policies for frontier technologies in China, Japan, South Korea and Singapore’, Expert Group Meeting on Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for Sustainable Development in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the UNESCAP East and North-East Asia Office, Incheon, the Republic of Korea.
[4]Sabrina Luk (2019 March 4) "The Creation of a Dementia-friendly Community in Singapore”,Seminar organized by the Centre for Ageing and Healthcare Management Research (CAHMR) at the School of Professional Education and Executive Development (SPEED), Hong Kong.
[5] Sabrina Luk (2019 February 8) “The Application of Artificial Intelligence in China: Current Status and Future Directions”, The workshop on “Unpacking Industry 4.0: The Limit of Digitalizing Everything”, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
[6] Sabrina Luk (2018 October 20) “The Past, Present and Future of HealthHub in Singapore”, Joint Conference on Medical Informatics in Taiwan and the Hospital Chief Information Officer Summit (JCMIT 2018).
[7] Sabrina Luk (2018 October 17) “E-government and Cybersecurity in Singapore”, Seminar organized by United Nations Students Associations Publication Wing,Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
[8] Sabrina Luk (2018 April 12) “Data, Security and Trust- The Case from China”, Gemalto Evolution 2018, Singapore.
[9] Sabrina Luk (2018 April 11) "The Social Credit System in China", ‘Public Service 2030 and beyond’, the UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence, Singapore.
[10] Sabrina Luk (2018 March 28) “The Financial Sustainability of the Health Insurance System in China: Challenges for the Present and Future”,East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore.
Current Projects
  • Sustainability of healthcare financing and the importance of healthy ageing: The case study of Singapore
Selected Publications
  • Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk. (2019, June). AI-powered Governance in China: Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward. Paper presented at IIAS-Lien 2019 Conference "Effective, Accountable, and Inclusive Governance', Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  • Sabrina Luk. (2019, May). Exploring the Ethical and Social Implications of AI‐Powered Governance in China. Paper presented at Programme for NTU AI+X Symposium, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  • Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk. (2019, April). The Creation of A Dementia-friendly Community in Singapore. Paper presented at 9th International Conference on Ageing Research and Geriatric Medicine, London, the United Kingdom.
  • Sabrina Luk.(2019). Policies for frontier technologies. Evolution of Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for Sustainable Development: The Experiences of China, Japan, the Republic og Korea and Singapore(40-70). Incheon, Republic of Korea: The United Nations.
  • Xu-Dong Zhang, Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk, Yue-Hong Han, Gui-Rong Chen, Gui-Lei Zhang, Bao-Sheng Zhu, and Stanley Luchters. (2019). Ethical Considerations for Conducting Sexual and Reproductive Health Research with Female Adolescents Engaged in High-risk Behaviours in China. Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, 20, 46-53.

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