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Dr Xue Bai

Academic Visitor

Dr Xue Bai is Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Social Sciences and Director of Institute of Active Ageing at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Dr Bai’s research focus on three interrelated areas in social gerontology: 1) intergenerational relationships and care arrangements in ageing families, 2) active ageing and subjective well-being in later life, and 3) social policy and social care in ageing societies. Dr Bai’s work has been widely published in renowned international journals, including The Gerontologist, Ageing & Mental Health, Ageing & Society, BMC Geriatrics, and Health & Social Care in the Community.

Dr Bai has been awarded over HK$25 million external funding for ageing-related research and programmes in the capacity of PI or Co-PI in the past five years. By connecting research with practice, Dr Bai and her Institute of Active Ageing team have developed various life-long learning courses, later life planning programmes, and intergenerational activities which have greatly improved older adults’ health, sense of worthiness, and life satisfaction. Her collaboration with NGOs has further allowed her to use research findings to assist the development of related services for enhancing older adults’ health and well-being.

Dr Bai has also been actively involved in a number of important policy projects, the findings of which effectively inform the development of retirement policy, long-term care and carer services in Hong Kong. Currently, she is an appointed member of Social Welfare Advisory Committee and Elderly Commission, advising the Government (of The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region) on ageing and social welfare policy matters.