Full Professorship for Man-Yee Kan

Professor Kan’s research focuses on time use, gender inequalities, marriages, families, and welfare policies in East Asian, European, and Anglophone countries. 

Her current project GenTime, funded by a European Research Council Consolidator Grant (2018-2026), aims to investigate trends in gender inequality in time use in East Asian and Western societies. The project explores the development trajectories and provision of unpaid work in different welfare regimes and the systematic differences between men and women in the amount of time they spend on daily activities and their daily life schedules.

Further research by Man-Yee investigates the migration of Hong Kong people to the UK. She has conducted surveys to collect timely data of potential migrants from Hong Kong and has estimated the size, migration planning, and socio-demographic profiles of Hong Kong migrants. She has also researched the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on migration decisions.

Professor Kan was previously a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow (2008-2011) and a Research Councils UK Academic Fellow (2008-2013).

I feel delighted and honoured to have been awarded the title of Professor of Sociology. I’ve been researching extensively on gender inequalities throughout my career; I’m glad that Oxford University has provided me with an excellent environment which has enabled me to thrive.

- Professor Man-Yee Kan

Huge congratulations to Professor Kan on your well-deserved new title.

Man Yee Kan