How can we ensure inclusive and equitable developmental conditions for each and every child to thrive? This is the overarching question that my research seeks to address. Deeply rooted in my personal and practice experiences, my research has focused on two areas of inquiry: (1) observing and explaining social inequalities as manifested in children’s social and emotional well-being outcomes, and (2) building an evidence base for successful implementation of preventive interventions that are both effective and equity-enhancing. My current research projects are centered around school-based universal social and emotional learning (SEL), examining the ways in which SEL can achieve its transformative ideal for ensuring positive learning environments for all students in routine school settings. I joined the University of Hong Kong as an Assistant Professor of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration. Currently, I am also a Research Affiliate at the University of California—Berkeley, collaborating on the CalHOPE Student Support initiative, a federally funded program to promote student well-being across the state of California.
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