Gerard Chung

Social Work, Technology, Parenting, and Interventions

I’m an assistant professor of Social Work at the National University of Singapore, researching on technology in social work. Visit our SWAT research group.

I graduated with a PhD in social work from UNC at Chapel Hill. I did my postdoctoral at A*STAR, and Social Service Research Centre. Before academia, I practiced as a social worker at Fei Yue Family Service Centre.

I’m Singaporean 🇸🇬. In my free time, I enjoy making Scratch games with my kids.

June'24 Social Work and Tech research lab created SWAT. TEG grant awarded!
May'24 Taught Practice Capstone II for social work Masters students

Spoke at NRF AI4Science Workshop for Education about LLM-powered Role-playing for social work training
Mar'24 Awarded USD$5,000 AWS cloud credits by NUS IT for computational proposal work.

Spoke at NUS Open House 2024 with Dr. Matthew Lim on "What Mental Wellness and Health Means in the 21st Century".

Guest speaker for SW4880 "Technology in Social Work" on "How should we use technology in SW practice" where I spoke on predictive risk modeling.
Feb'24 Comments on non-offending caregivers' reluctance to disclose child abuse in TodayOnline
Jan'24 Taught SWM5117B "Practice Research Capstone" to MSW students
Oct'23 Comments on why the extended 2 to 4-weeks paternity leave can help fathers to feel empowered in TodayOnline Big Read
Sept'23 Our report on Symposium on In-Work Poverty and the Challenges of Getting By Among the Young” is out!
Aug'23 Taught SW4103 "Research and Evaluation"
July'23 Comments in a TodayOnline article “Child abuse cases in larger families: Why parents may pick on one child and who’s more at risk”
June'23 Completed a computational text analysis of adoption home assessment reports for Fei Yue Community Services.
My A*STAR intern Samuel (LinkedIn) from NUS Statistics Department finished his internship!
I joined NUS as an assistant professor!