Sociology, Research, Publications and more…


My decision to pursue a major in Sociology at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) stemmed from my strong interest in understanding how societies develop, function as a system, and evolve over time. I envision a world with reduced inequalities, where children in Hong Kong have equal opportunities to learn and receive education, regardless of their family’s resources.


Alongside my Sociology major, I also minored in Education. This provided me with a comprehensive understanding of educational issues from both local and global perspectives. This interdisciplinary approach allowed me to seamlessly integrate my sociological insights into the analysis of educational systems and practices. As a result, I have developed the ability to adeptly apply subject knowledge through cutting-edge pedagogies across a diverse range of teaching environments.

What is Sociology?

Sociology explores social life and interaction, challenging conventional beliefs and using intellectual tools to systematically study societal dynamics in our evolving and interconnected world.

Research Interests

Education, Sociology, Medicine

My interests have recently gravitated towards the field of medical education. In particular, I am keen on examining the role of Interprofessional Education (IPE) in the realm of medical education, and its potential to enhance collaborative practice among healthcare professionals

By fostering a strong foundation of teamwork and communication, I believe IPE can significantly improve patient outcomes and contribute to the overall efficiency of healthcare systems. I am committed to conducting research and developing innovative pedagogical approaches to promote IPE, ultimately working towards the betterment of healthcare delivery for all.


Higher Education

  • Medical Education
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Future Readiness

Primary & Secondary Education

  • General Studies / CSD
  • Shadow Education

Teacher Professional Development

  • Digital Literacy of Teachers

STEM & Technology in Education

  • Using AI in Education


  • Sociology of Sports
  • Sociology of Education
  • Social Spaces
  • Sociology of Media and Culture
  • Migration


  • Interprofessional education
  • Advance Care Planning

Research Experiences

Some of my research experiences include:

Student Research Assistant

Faculty of Education, HKU

Research Topic:

Financial literacy of junior secondary students

Research Support Assistant

School of Education and Languages, HKMU

Research Topic:

Use of digital skills for pre-service early childhood teachers

Research Support Assistant

School of Nursing and Health Studies, HKMU

Research Topic:

Advance care planning in the Chinese community

Student Research Assistant

School of Public Health,
LKS Faculty of Medicine, HKU

Research Topic:

Smoking patterns and health conditions of students in Hong Kong


Cho, L. H. T. (2022). Comparing the Concept of Class between Karl Marx and Ralf Dahrendorf. The Sociologist.

This article compares the concept of class between Marx and Dahrendorf. Even though Marx and Dahrendorf are associated with conflict perspective, they hold different viewpoints on class formation and class conflict. It should be noted that conflict theory emphasizes on the idea that our society is built by individuals from different social classes, and that people from different distinct groups are striving for scanty and valued resources.

In this article, Marx and Dahrendorf’s viewpoints towards class will be introduced briefly in order to facilitate the discussion. After that, the comparison of class between the two sociologists will be disclosed from two perspectives.

Cho, L. H. T. (2022). Vulnerabilities of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Africa Under COVID-19. The Sociologist.

Persecution, social inequalities, and environmental degradation, to name but a few, are the reasons why internal conflict is caused in Africa. Consequently, refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced people (IDPs) are forced to flee from their country for a better quality of life. With the ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), it has become more challenging for refugees and asylum seekers to leave their place of habitual residence and migrate to another country.

This article points out the vulnerabilities of refugees in Africa, from the perspectives of their mobility and financial resources. In particular, border control measures, such as border restrictions due to COVID-19, have increased the difficulty of crossing borders, forcing refugees to take riskier routes. COVID-19 has also made it difficult for refugees to find labor jobs, making it nearly impossible for them to survive without any financial resources. This article concludes by reflecting on the situation and offering recommendations for countries in Africa.

If you are interested in accessing them, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I will gladly provide you with the articles, and I look forward to any feedback or inquiries you may have regarding my work.

Academic Seminar

  • Mar 2022: Guest Speaker, Internationalization and Curriculum Leadership via Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme: A Case Study in the University of Oxford. Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, The University of Hong Kong, HKSAR.

Selected Courses at HKU

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is the oldest higher education instiution in Hong Kong, ranked 1st in Hong Kong and 26th in QS World University Rankings 2024.

  • Capstone Project (A)
  • Business Law (A-)
  • Global Migration (A-)
  • Modern Social Theory (A-)
  • Quantitative Research Method (A-)
  • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education (A-)
  • Thinking about Global Ethics (A-)