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Paul Siu Fai Yip
Chair Professor of Population Health, Department of Social Work and Social Administration
Director of the Centre of Suicide Research and Prevention 
University of Hong Kong

Professor Yip has led a number of innovative suicide prevention projects. His most recent monograph is on Understanding Poverty in Hong Kong. He is the Chair of the Research Committee of the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong. He served as the Secretary-General of the Asian Population Association between 2015 and 2018, the Chairman of the Committee of Preventing Students’ Suicide and a member of the Steering Committee on Population Policy and an associate member of the Central Policy Unit of the Hong Kong SAR Government. He is a recipient of a medal of honour from the Hong Kong SAR Government, 2017; the Stengel Research award in 2012, outstanding supervisor and researcher of the University of Hong Kong in 2011 and 2009 respectively; a distinguished alumnus of La Trobe University. Professor Yip has published more than 400 research papers relating to population health.


Shohei Yoda
Researcher, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Tokyo, Japan

Shohei Yoda’s recent research interests cover fertility projection, trends in marriage and divorce in Japan, and time use of single mothers. He is an investigator for the Japanese National Fertility Surveys and a member of the research project that produces Japan’s population projections.



Satu Ojala
Academic Researcher, Tampere University, Finland

Satu Ojala holds a title of docent (highest academic degree in

Finland) from the University of Jyväskylä. She is a principal investigator of a two-year longitudinal research project on work careers in Finland. Her research interests lie in the areas of social policy and work-life research.



Kiyomi Shirakawa
Associate Professor, Hitotsubashi University, Japan


Ki-Soo Eun
Associate Professor, Seoul National University, South Korea

Ki-soo Eun’s research interests cover comparative family study, time use, gender studies, transnational migration, migrant care workers, care economy, inclusive growth and inclusive nation-building. Professor Eun currently serves as President of the Korean Association for Time Studies in Korea and Vice-President of the Korean Association of Population. He is currently building a new research centre, Centre for Transnational Migration and Social Inclusion located at Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University.



Anne Lhuissier
Research Fellow, National Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, France

Anne Lhuissier’s current research interests focus on the history of family budget surveys and food surveys (France and Britain) and in the social stratification of eating, meal patterns and mealtimes (France and Chili). She is working with Professor Kan on a project comparing the enjoyment of family time and family meals in France and the UK.




Laurent Lesnard
Professor of Sociology, Sciences Po, Paris, France

Laurent Lesnard is Professor of Sociology (Directeur de recherche CNRS) at Sciences Po, Paris, France. As a sociologist of time in contemporary societies, Laurent Lesnard is interested in issues of individual and conjugal work schedules and the transformation of social ties.




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