HKUST PPOL Newsletter Spring 2023

Research Grants This is a joint research project with Professor Carla-Leanne Washbourne and Ms. Veronica Qin Ting Li at the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Public Policy (STEaPP) of UCL. Survey experiments in several large cities will be conducted, including Hong Kong and London, to understand how perspectives on sharing personal data for personalized COVID-19 advice differ across social, political, and cultural contexts. This study will explore the broader implications of these attitudes toward personal data use for personalized advice on a wide range of public policy issues, given recent trends toward the broad use of big data analytics and personalized services. In the long term, it is expected to contribute to advising the design and regulation of personalized advice tools on a wide range of policy issues, from health to environment and sustainability. Amount Awarded: 5,000 GBP in November 2022 Funding Agency: Global Engagement Funds (GEF), University College London Public Perspectives on Personal Data Use for Personalized COVID-19 Advice PROJECT 5 Against the backdrop of rapidly aging populations, there is increasing recognition of the need to integrate various health services for the elderly, not only to provide more coordinated care but also to contain the rapid cost inflation driven primarily by the curative sector. In many Asian societies, there is a presence of mixed financing and provisioning of health services. Multiple public, for-profit, and non-profit agencies are involved in providing preventive, promotive, curative, rehabilitative, and home-based care for older persons. This public-private mix is however inadequately understood by policymakers, practitioners, and researchers in terms of its mechanisms and challenges. This project seeks to inform major stakeholders in the region by mapping the public-private mix for continuity of care that includes health services (including long-term) and social care in urban and rural contexts in select Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Public-Private Mix for Continuity of Care for Older Persons with a Focus on Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia PROJECT Amount Awarded: US$24,900 in December 2022 Funding Agency: World Health Organization HKUST PPOL | Newsletter Spring 2023 Principal Investigator: Prof. Masaru YARIME