Dr. Daphne Mah is currently Director of the Asian Energy Studies Centre, and an Associate Professor at Department of Geography of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). Dr. Mah obtained her MSc in Environmental Management from the University of Nottingham in the UK, and completed her PhD study in 2010 at HKU, investigating the role of local states, policy capacity and the development of wind energy policies in Xinjiang, Shanghai and Guangdong.
Dr. Mah’s research and teaching focuses on three broad domains: sustainable energy, energy governance, and comparative policy-making, mainly in the Asian, Chinese and Hong Kong contexts. She was awarded the Chevening Scholarship for her studies in the UK.
She is a recent recipient of Faculty of Social Sciences’ (HKBU) Faculty Award for Early Career Academic (Research) 2014-2015. Before pursuing her academic career, Daphne was a journalist in Ming Pao Daily News, and the head of the campaigns team of Friends of the Earth (Hong Kong).
Dr. Darren Cheung is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow of the Centre. Dr. Cheung obtained his MA in Social Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and completed his PhD study in 2015 at The University of Hong Kong. His thesis investigates the dynamics between the government, developers and community in the land supply and land-use planning of public open space in Hong Kong.
Dr. Cheung’s research interests include: sustainable energy transition; energy and planning governance; and energy and urban geography. Prior to joining HKBU in 2017, he served various teaching and research positions in the Department of Urban Planning and Design in The University of Hong Kong.
Kiki Cheung Wing Kei is a PhD student of the Department of Geography. She is also a research student for the centre. Kiki attained her MSc in Energy, Society & Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh, and her BSSc in Geography at Hong Kong Baptist University. Her research interest lies in technology empowerment, power dynamics, energy transitions and community engagements.
Thomas Lam is a Mphil student of the Centre. He is a graduate of MSc student majoring in Energy and Environment at City University of Hong Kong. He is interested in the research topic of smart water metering, renewable energy transitions and sustainable development goals.
Elim Kwok is a Research Assistant of the Centre. She is a BSc graduate, majoring in Ecology and Biodiversity at the University of Hong Kong. She is interested in environmental conservation and community engagement.
Yee Wah Anna Wang is a Research Assistant of the Centre. She is a MSc graduate, majoring in Environmental Management at the University of Hong Kong.
Pat Chan is a Project Assistant of the Centre. She is a graduate of MComm majoring in International Finance at University of New South Wales.