South Korea Conference 2022

  • Date: 28-29 October 2022 (Friday and Saturday)

  • Venue: Centennial Hall (2F), Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea (중앙대학교 310관 201호)

  • Simultaneous interpretation available (동시통역으로 진행)

  • Conference fees: Free

  • Preregistration: Click Here

UK-South Korea Research Networking Conference:

Social Policy for Families in the UK and South Korea after the Pandemic of Covid-19

Day One: Friday, 28th October

09.00-10.00 Welcome

10.00-10.20 Opening Addresses

  • Dr. Sung-Hee Lee (Principal Investigator, University of Derby, UK)

  • Prof. Kyo-Seong Kim (Dean of Planning and Budget Office & Director of BK21 Four, Chung-Ang University, South Korea)

  • Prof. Sun-Hee Baek (President of Korean Academy of Family and Social Work, South Korea)

10.20-12.40 Work and Social Care

Chair: Prof. Sun-Hee Baek (Seoul Theological University, and former President of Korea Institute of Child Care and Education, South Korea)

South Korea

  • Dr. Kyoung-Hee Ma (Korean Women’s Development Institute)

‘The current issues of social care policy and the tasks in South Korea’

  • Prof. Sophia Seung-yoon Lee (Chung-Ang University)

‘Inactive by choice? Covid-19 and Korean female labor market’

  • Dr. Sanghee Park (National Health Insurance Service)

‘Long-term care insurance for the elderly and family care’


  • Prof. Alex Nunn & Dr Sung-Hee Lee (University of Derby)

‘Social policy support for working families: To what extent policies and institutions support families to balance work and family responsibilities in the UK and South Korea?’

  • Dr. Daniela Tepe-Belfrage (University of Liverpool)

‘Comparing COVID social policy responses in Germany and the UK: the path dependencies enshrining gender roles and poverty’

Discussant: Prof. Soo Jung Jang (Dankook University)

14.00-16.00 Wellbeing, Art and Technology

Chair: Jin-Ok Yang (Executive Director of Good Neighbors’ Mirae Foundation, South Korea)


  • Dr. Natalia Gerodetti (Leeds Beckett University)

‘Family and community food practices: food production and consumption in relation to social inclusion and well-being’

  • Dr. Yoon Irons (University of Derby)

‘Benefits of group singing for UK older adults' health and wellbeing before and during the pandemic’

South Korea

  • Prof. Soowan Kim (Kangnam University)

Local government-led care services for older adults using technology in community: current trends, issues, and implications’

  • Dr. Eunyoung Han (Haeundae Paik Hospital)

‘Experience of global singing project for Korean Parkinson’s disease patients and caregivers in multicultural music therapy’

Discussant: Prof. Sooah Nam (Gachon University, South Korea)

Prof. Alex Nunn (University of Derby, UK).

Day Two: Saturday 29 October 2022

10.00-12.00: Children's Wellbeing

Chair: Prof. Sun Hur (Soonchunhyang University, and former President of Korea Human Resource Development Institute for Health & Welfare, South Korea)

Global Perspectives

  • Prof. John Hudson (University of York, UK)

‘Children’s wellbeing and the policy change in the UK’

  • Dr. Dominic Richardson (UNICEF, Italy)

Child well-being in a post-COVID world: What has the pandemic taught us about policies for children in high-income countries?’

South Korea

  • Dr. Hyemee Yoon (National Center for the Rights of the Child)

‘Strengthening governmental accountability in Korean child welfare’

  • Dr. Jeong-Hee Ryu (Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs)

‘Multidimensional Child Poverty in South Korea’

Discussant: Prof. Young Choi (Chung-Ang University, South Korea)

12.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-16.00: Desistance from Crime

Chair: Prof. Byung-guk Song (Soonchunhyang University, and former President of National Youth Policy Institute, South Korea)

South Korea

▪ Prof. Trent Bax (Ewha Womans University)

‘Desistance from and persistence in male offending: The case of South Korea’

▪ Dr. Jeongwon Choi (National Youth Policy Institute)

Recidivism of Juvenile Offenders: What is at stake and what to do?’

Global Perspectives

▪ Prof. Steve Farrall (University of Nottingham, UK)

‘What do we know about the CJS can help people desist? International evidence’

▪ Dr. Dana Segev (Independent Researcher, Israel)

‘The role of societies in shaping the trajectories of desistance’

Discussant: Dr. Yoori Seong (Korean Institute of Criminology and Justice, South Korea)

16.00-16.15: Closing remarks, Dr Sung-Hee Lee, Principal Investigator

Day One & Two: Postgradute Poster Presentation

UK & Europe

▪ Robyn Fawcett (University of Derby, UK)

‘The impact of universal credit on families’ wellbeing’

▪ Jinri Kim (Science Po, France)

‘Intimate stranger: A study of Filipino domestic workers in France’

South Korea

▪ Suchul Kim (Ministry of Justice, South Korea)

‘Probation supervision using new technologies for reducing reoffending of the offenders – electronic monitoring in South Korea’

▪ Jin-Lu Bao (Chung-Ang University)

‘Effects of acculturation stress of marriage immigrant women on depression of their multicultural adolescent children: The mediating effect of parental efficacy’

▪ Na-ri Park (Chung-Ang University)

'Changes in Labor Policy and Decomposition of Wage Inequality during the Moon Jae-in Administration'

▪ Ji-Eun Lee (Chung-Ang University)

'Possibilities and Limitations of Basic Income from an Ecological Perspective in Korea'

▪ Eun-Jung Hwang (Chung-Ang University)

'Level and Causes of Economic Heterogeneity in Female-headed Households in Korea'

▪ Hye-Jin Kim (Chung-Ang University)

'A Comparative Study on the Out-of-School Care Policy Based on the User's Rights Protection Level - A Fuzzy-Set Ideal Type Analysis-

▪ Young-Chae Park (Chung-Ang University)

' The Effects of Youth's Labor Market Status on Depression: Focusing on the Moderating Effect of Parental Socioeconomic Status'