Professor LO, Sonny S.H.

Deputy Director / Acting Community College Principal

Professor LO, Sonny S.H. 盧兆興教授

BA York(Can); MA Wat; PhD Toronto


Professor Sonny Lo Shiu Hing is a political scientist holding a Doctoral degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto in 1993, a Master's degree in Political Science from the University of Waterloo in 1986 and a Bachelor degree (Specialized Honours) in Political Science from York University, Canada, in 1985.

Before joining HKU SPACE in December 2016, Professor Lo was an Associate Vice President (Quality Assurance) and the Head of the Department of Social Sciences at the Education University of Hong Kong.  He had also worked in the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo in Canada from 2004 to 2010, the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong from 1996 to 2004, the Division of Social Sciences at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 1993 to 1996, the Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University from 1991 to 1992, the Division of General Education at Lingnan College (now Lingnan University) from 1990 to 1991, and the Department of Government and Public Administration at the University of East Asia (Macau) from 1989 to 1990.

Professor Sonny Lo is the author of eleven single-authored books, including The Politics of Policing in Greater China (Palgrave 2016), The Politics of Controlling Organized Crime in Greater China (Routledge 2015), Hong Kong's Indigenous Democracy (Palgrave 2015), The Politics of Crisis Management in China: The Sichuan Earthquake (Lexington 2014), Competing Chinese Political Visions (Praeger 2010), The Politics of Cross-Border Crime in Greater China (M. E. Sharpe 2009), The Dynamics of Beijing-Hong Kong Relations (Hong Kong University Press 2008), Political Change in Macao (Routledge 2008 and First Class Prize from the Macau Foundation 2009), Governing Hong Kong (Nova Science 2001), The Politics of Democratization in Hong Kong (Macmillan 1997), and Political Development in Macau (The Chinese University Press 1995). His research focuses on the political change in Hong Kong and Macao, policing, cross-border crime and the historical development of Greater China.