Dr Sin Yi Cheung
Sin Yi was a Swire scholar at St Antony's College, Oxford, where she obtained her D.Phil. in sociology in 1998. During her doctoral study, she also worked as a research officer at the Social Disadvantage Research Centre, Department of Social Policy at Oxford University. Before becoming a full-time academic, she spent two years (1997-1999) working in the Chief Executive Department at Oxford City Council where she led a team promoting the use of evidence-based research in policy decisions in local government. Before joining Cardiff, she taught at Oxford Brookes University for seven years, then at University of Birmingham (2007-2010) where she also directed their MA in Social Research/doctoral training programme in the College of Social Sciences.
International Profile and External Activities
Member of the ESRC Peer Review College
Member of Editorial Board of American Sociological Association journal Sociology of Education
Member of international funding panels:
2011 Belgium Science Policy Office (BELSPO) federal level research programmes
2010 European Science Foundation - European Collaborative Research Programme (ECRP)
2010-11 External Faculty Fellow at the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University, California.
2008 Visiting Fellow, European University Institute (EUI), Florence , Italy (May-June)
2005-06 Honorary Fellow at the Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison , USA
2005-06 Visiting Scholar at the California Center for Population Research (CCPR) and the Department of Sociology, University of California Los Angeles. USA.
Active member of the Research Committee on Social Stratification and Social Mobility (RC28) of the International Sociology Association (ISA)
Regular External Reviewer for funding applications, Hong Kong Research Grants Council (equivalent to the ESRC)