Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Sabrina Luk Ching Yuen
Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences
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.

At NTU, she has designed and taught the following courses: HA2009 The Making of E-govenrment, HA3026 Crisis Ledership and Management, HA4026 Selected Topics in Health Care and Ageing, and HA4040 Health, Disease Outbreaks and Politics.

Dr. Luk 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.

She was 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).

Dr. Luk featured in the Women in GovTech Special Report 2019:
https://govinsider.asia/data/sabrina-luk-ching-yuen-assistant-professor-public-policy-and-global-affairs-nanyang-technological-university-singapore-women-in-govtech-special-report-2019/
Healthy aging and long-term care
Health financing reforms
E-government and smart cities
Crsis leadership and management
Public administration
Public policy analysis
China studies

Public lecture:
[1] 'E-government and Smart Nation Initiative in Singapore (January 7, 2020), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
[2] ‘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)

Keynote Presentation

Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk (10 January 2022) “A Comparative Analysis on Long-term Care Models in Qingdao, Nantong, and Shanghai” Paper presented to CPCE Health Conference 2022 on Long-term Care: Financing and Service Delivery in Asia-Pacific (online, organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s College of Professional and Continuing Education).

Invited presentations

[1] Sabrina Ching Yuen Luk (24 June 2021) “Building and sustaining dementia-friendly communities in Singapore” Paper presented to International Conference on Housing and Ageing Policies (online, organized by the Open University of Hong Kong).
[2] Sabrina Luk (2020 November 9) The use of ICT and digital technology to contain COVID-19: The Singapore Experience. Asian Productivity Organization (APO) Digital Multicountry Conference on Smart Public Service Delivery (Online).
[3] 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.
[4] 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.
[5] 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.
[6] 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.
[7] 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.
[8] 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).
[9] Sabrina Luk (2018 October 17) “E-government and Cybersecurity in Singapore”, Seminar organized by United Nations Students Associations Publication Wing, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
[0] Sabrina Luk (2018 April 12) “Data, Security and Trust- The Case from China”, Gemalto Evolution 2018, Singapore.
[11] 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.
[12] 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.
 
  • Sustainability of healthcare financing and the importance of healthy ageing: The case study of Singapore
Courses Taught
HA2009 The Making of E-government
HA3026 Crisis Leadership and Management
HA4026 Selected Topics in Health Care and Ageing
HA4040 Health, Disease Outbreak and Politics