Later Life Migration: challenges for policy and practice

6 February 2018, 11.00 AM - 6 February 2018, 12.00 PM

Dr Hong-Jae Park

Room G4/5 10 Woodland Rd

In this seminar, Dr Park will focus on the policy implications of recent research findings concerning migration and later life. It will be of interest to a range of staff members and postgraduate students within the School, including researchers in ageing; in housing, health and social care in later life; in migration and in family life. Dr Park’s findings on filial piety in South Korea touch- upon key issues of direct relevance to policy studies in the UK, not least of which is the question of who bears responsibility for those older people who require care and support. 

This event is open to staff and research postgraduates of the School for Policy Studies.

About Hong-Jae Park

Dr Hong-Jae Park is a Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Prior to this he was a Senior Lecturer at the School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is a native of South Korea who moved to New Zealand in 2003 and then to Australia in 2017. He has taught a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including ethics and justice, lifespan development, disability research and applied professional practice.

Dr Park's research speciality lies in the nexus of gerontological concerns; migrant and ethnic issues; ethics and cross-cultural practice. He has capitalised his transnational experience, drawing extensively on the holistic ying-yang approach to harmonise and synthesise research and knowledge development in these areas across cultures and regions. Recently, he has undertaken a series of mixed methods studies on filial piety (family care, support and respect for parents and ancestors) and elder abuse in the population of later life migrants in New Zealand and Australia. He has published over 30 articles and book chapters as well as presenting widely at national and international conferences.


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